Laparoscopic Surgery Effective for Chronic Reflux-Linked Cough Laparoscopic Surgery Effective for Chronic Reflux-Linked Cough

Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) is an effective treatment for chronic cough associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease, with three-quarters of patients having complete resolution of symptoms, researchers report.Reuters Health Information
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The effect of laparoscopic fundoplication on reflux-related chronic cough is unpredictable, the aim of the study is to investigate the predictive effect of positive reflux-cough correlation on the resolution o...
Source: BMC Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
We present the largest single-center study to date of surgical and quality-of-life outcomes among patients treated with laparoscopic antireflux surgery for reflux-associated chronic cough. Extraesophageal manifestations of chronic gastroesophageal reflux are increasingly recognized, among which chronic cough may substantially compromise patient quality of life. Although the benefits of antireflux surgery are well documented in patients with typical symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, less is known about the short-term impact of antireflux surgery on associated chronic cough.
Source: Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
DiscussionRefractory GERD can be surgically managed with various techniques. In obese individuals, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass should be considered due to significant symptom improvement and lower incidence of recurrent symptoms with weight loss. Otherwise, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is the preferred surgical technique for treatment of this disease with concomitant hiatal hernia repair when present for either procedure. The short-term risks associated with these procedures include esophageal or gastric injury, pneumothorax, wound infection, and dysphagia. Emerging techniques for treatment of this disease ...
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract AIM: To compare the outcomes between laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) therapy in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and type I hiatal hernia diagnosed by oropharyngeal pH-monitoring and symptom-scale assessment. METHODS: From February 2014 to January 2015, 70 patients who were diagnosed with LPR and type I hiatal hernia and referred for symptomatic assessment, oropharyngeal pH-monitoring, manometry, and gastrointestinal endoscopy were enrolled in this study. All of the patients met the inclusion criteria. All of the patients underwent LNF or PPIs ad...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
ConclusionThe novel technique which combines LSG with sLHR is feasible, safe and can be associated with GB removal. Preliminary results showed patient satisfaction, high remission rate of preexisting GERD, decrease in PPI use and unimpaired weight loss. Further evaluation is necessary in a controlled and staged manner to establish the technique ’s real effectiveness.
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Rationale: The patient had symptoms of GERD and the reflux even caused the symptom of cough. Gaining weight is a risk factor for the treatment of reflux as it could exacerbated symptoms of reflux and the drug treatment is not effective. Surgical intervention becomes necessary when there is failure following conservative medical therapy or the patient. Patient concerns: The patient was not satisfied with the drug treatment. Diagnoses: Superior mesenteric artery syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease. Interventions: Laparoscopic Toupet fundoplication with duodenojejunostomy. Outcomes: The patient discharged from hospi...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has become a popular bariatric surgery in recent years. However, it has been linked to worsening or newly developed gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the postoperative period. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effectiveness of anterior fundoplication sleeve gastrectomy in patients with reflux. SETTING: Academic hospital, United States. METHODS: We prospectively collected data on 31 sleeve gastrectomy patients who concurrently underwent anterior fundoplication between July 2014 and March 2016. Patients wer...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Surg Obes Relat Dis Source Type: research
Abstract AIM: To compare the outcomes between the Stretta procedure and laparoscopic toupet fundoplication (LTF) in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)-related extra-esophageal symptoms. METHODS: From January 2011 to February 2012, a total of 98 patients diagnosed with GERD-related extra-esophageal symptoms who met the inclusion criteria were enrolled in this study. All patients who either underwent the Stretta procedure or LTF treatment have now completed the 3-year follow-up. Primary outcome measures, including frequency and severity of extra-esophageal symptoms, proton pump inhibitor (PPI)...
Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
This study analyzes the results of laparoscopic fundoplication in patients with chronic cough as primary complaint.Method: Patients who were referred because of chronic cough caused by GORD and who underwent laparoscopic antireflux surgery, were analyzed in a prospective study. Preoperative (t0), and post-operative (3 months (t1) and 1 year (t2)) data were collected using online follow-up. Cough, quality of life and satisfaction with the surgery were scored by a 10-point Likert scale. Reflux was scored using validated GERD-hr-QoL questionnaires.Results: Between 2008 and 2015 42 patients with chronic cough received surgery....
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: 8.1 Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion This is the first reported pilot case series, illustrating that the LINX® device is a safe and effective option in patients with de novo refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease after a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy despite appropriate weight loss.
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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