Magnetic Ring Helps Reduce Reflux in Patients With GERDMagnetic Ring Helps Reduce Reflux in Patients With GERD

A magnetic ring that prevents the lower esophageal sphincter from improperly opening reduced GERD patients' exposure to acid, lessened reflux symptoms, and trimmed their use of proton-pump inhibitors. Medscape Medical News
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is now one of the most common diagnoses made in a gastroenterology practice. From a conventional pathophysiological perspective GERD is conceptualized as incompetence of the antireflux barrier at the esophagogastric junction; the more severe that incompetence, the worse the disease. However, it is increasingly clear that many presentations of GERD represent distinct phenotypes with unique predisposing cofactors and pathophysiology outside of this paradigm. Three major consensus initiatives have grappled with this dilemma (the Montreal Consensus, The Rome Foundation, and the Lyon Conse...
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundObesity is associated with a twofold risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and thrice the risk of Barrett ’s esophagus (BE). Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) leads to weight loss and improvement of GERD in population with obesity, but its effect on BE is less clear.MethodsBibliographic databases were searched systematically for relevant articles till January 31, 2019. Studies evaluating the effect of RYGB on BE with preoperative and postoperative endoscopy and biopsy were included. Study quality was assessed using the Methodological Index for Non-Randomized Studies (MINORS) tool. Meta-analys...
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Objective: To report 1-year results from a 5-year mandated study. Summary Background Data: In 2012, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) with the LINX Reflux Management System (Torax Medical, Shoreview, MN), a novel device for the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Continued assessment of safety and effectiveness has been monitored in a Post Approval Study. Methods: Multicenter, prospective study of patients with pathologic acid reflux confirmed by esophageal pH testing undergoing MSA. Predefined clinical outcomes were assessed at t...
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundCaregiver burden can be significant in chronic gastrointestinal diseases. No studies have been performed to evaluate caregiver burden in gastroparesis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).Aims(1) Assess the caregiver burden in gastroparesis and GERD patients and healthy volunteers (HVs); (2) correlate the caregiver burden of these patients to the severity of patients ’ symptoms, healthcare utilization, and work productivity of the patients and the caregivers.MethodsPatients with gastroparesis and GERD, seen between June 2018 and November 2018, completed Patient Assessment of Gastrointestinal Sy...
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 July 2019Source: Journal of Molecular StructureAuthor(s): Halit Muğlu, M. Serdar Çavuş, Temelkan Bakır, Hasan YakanAbstract1,5-Bis(5-chloro-2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene)thiocarbohydrazone (3), 1,5-Bis(5-metoxy-2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene)thiocarbohydrazone (4), 1,5-Bis(5-metoxy-2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene)carbohydrazone (5) were obtained from isatins and thio/carbohydrazides under reflux in absolute ethanol. The structures of these synthesized compounds were determined using FT-IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR spectroscopy, and elemental analysis. Quantum chemical calculations were also performed at B3LYP...
Source: Journal of Molecular Structure - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Conclusion: Patients referred to investigation with endoscopy and diagnosed with GERD in Denmark are primarily treated with pharmacological anti-reflux treatment within the first two years with PPI being the primary agent. Only a small fraction of patients is treated surgically. PMID: 31280616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewHere, we discuss how esophageal motor testing plays important roles in patients with suspected gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In addition to guiding appropriate placement of catheters for ambulatory reflux monitoring, esophageal high-resolution manometry (HRM) rules out confounding diagnoses, such as achalasia spectrum disorders, that can present with symptoms similar to that of GERD, but are managed very differently.Recent FindingsHRM performed with impedance in the post-prandial setting (PP-HRIM) can assess for rumination syndrome or supragastric belching, which should be directed toward...
Source: Current Gastroenterology Reports - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
AbstractAimSedation is considered as a prerequisite for the safe and effective conclusion of Bioenterics Intragastric Balloon (BIB) removal (our aim was to ascertain the most appropriate body size scalars for propofol dosing and assess the efficacy and safety of a sedative approach involving the infusion of propofol for BIB removal.MethodRetrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of 414 adults scheduled to undergo BIB removal. Our primary end-point was to delineate the relationship between propofol dosing and body size descriptors namely body mass index, total body weight, ideal body weight, lean body weight (L...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewEndoscopic injection of bulking agents for the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) has become a therapeutic alternative to antibiotic prophylaxis and ureteral reimplantation. Although considered as a safe and efficient procedure, several studies have reported cases of ureteral obstruction (UO) after endoscopic correction of VUR. This review article evaluates the present VUR literature to estimate the incidence of UO following endoscopic injection of different substances, while also discussing the impact of injection technique and implant volume.Recent FindingsTwenty-five publications were iden...
Source: Current Urology Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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