Oesophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis: a rare endoscopic finding.

This report highlights the occurrence of this rare and benign cause of dysphagia in Nigeria. Funding: None declared. PMID: 31481816 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Ghana Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: Ghana Med J Source Type: research

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AbstractBackgroundObesity has become a global epidemic. Surgical treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders in China is increasing rapidly, but it is still a new discipline even to health professionals. As an important member of the multidisciplinary team, the knowledge and attitudes of nurses provide crucial health care to the patients and support to surgeons.ObjectivesTo study the Chinese nurses ’ knowledge of obesity and metabolic disorders, and attitudes towards bariatric surgery and to improve their capability of work in this new discipline.MethodsThis is a multicenter study, with the questionnaire distributed...
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
In this study, 414 Emirati patients with RA were evaluated over a 3-year period from April 2015 to April 2018. All patients fulfilled the 2010 RA ACR/EULAR criteria and were assessed for demographic and clinical characteristics. The estimated RA prevalence rate in our population cohort was 2.72%. Females showed predominance (80%) with a higher body mass index (31.4 ± 6.61, P = 0.0001) compared to males (28.8 ± 6.03, P = 0.0001). The most frequent comorbidity observed was dyslipidemia (43.5%) followed by hypertension (37.9%), diabetes mellitus (34.5%), and gastroesophageal reflux di...
Source: International Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Int J Rheumatol Source Type: research
54 years old female from Calgary Alberta Canada who had a Vertical Banded Gastroplasty (VBG) in 2002 in Canada; in 2011 she requested me a revision from VBG to a gastric band due to weight regain with modest results and ultimately regaining all her weight back and developing gastro-esophageal reflux, GERD) she came back for a second revision in 2018 requesting a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). Her initial BMI was 42 with two major co-morbidities diabetes mellitus (DMII) and high blood pressure (HBP)that went under remission with the primary surgery ; but due to de novo GERD and weight regain due to a band revision s...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: A considerable proportion of NCD patients with easily detectable attributes are at risk of developing OSA, but still remain undiagnosed at a primary health care setting. The results obtained using MBQ in this study were comparable to studies performed using polysomnography. Dyslipidemia, body mass index and waist circumference were independent risk factors for predicting a risk of developing OSA. Prospective studies are needed to confirm whether a reduction in these risk factors could reduce the risk for OSA. PMID: 31330779 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundCurrent literature is conflicted regarding the efficacy of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery (LARS) among obese patients complaining of pathologic reflux or otherwise symptomatic hiatal hernias. Controlling for other factors, this study examined the influence of preoperative body mass index (BMI) on clinical and subjective quality of life (QOL) outcomes following LARS.MethodsPatients who underwent LARS between February 2012 and April 2018 were subdivided into four BMI stratified categories according to CDC definitions: normal (18.5 to  
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Bartolo Ferraro1,2, Maria Donniacuo3, Loredana Sodano3, Franca Ferraraccio4, Rosa Maisto3, Eliana Gulotta5, Gorizio Pieretti6, Michele D’Amico3*, Maria Consiglia Trotta3 and Barbara Rinaldi3 1Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention (IPEK), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany 2DZHK, Partner Site Munich Heart Alliance, Munich, Germany 3Department of Experimental Medicine, Pharmacology Division, University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy 4Department of Clinical, Public and Preventive Medicine, University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy 5Departm...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractIt is well known that patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) experience GERD-related chest pain, but little is known about the relationship between GERD and coronary artery disease (CAD). We evaluated medical history of GERD in patients with suspected CAD and its association with types of CAD. We enrolled 236 patients who underwent coronary angiography (CAG). We assessed past medical history of each patient, making note of esophageal or stomach diseases such as GERD including reflux esophagitis and non-erosive reflux disease. The patients were divided into the following three subgroups based on the CA...
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Asthma is often associated with different comorbidities such as cardiovascular diseases, depression, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidaemia, osteoporosis, rhinosinusitis and mainly gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and allergic rhinitis. Although bronchodilators play an important role in the treatment of asthma, there is no overall description of their impact on comorbid asthma, regardless of whether favourable or negative. This narrative review examines the potential effects of bronchodilators on comorbidities of asthma.
Source: Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Review article Source Type: research
Abstract AIM: To evaluate clinical comorbidities and steroid use as risk factors for central serous retinopathy (CSR). METHODS: Using national insurance databases, we conducted a case-control study of beneficiaries with an incident diagnosis of CSR between 2007 and 2015 (n=35 492) and randomly selected controls matched on age-based and sex-based propensity scores (n=1 77 460). RESULTS: The mean age (SD) of cases was 49.1 (12.2) years, and the majority (69.2%) were male. Cases were more likely to have received steroids in the past year (OR 1.14, 95% CI 1.09 to 1.19, p
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
A 48-year-old man with a history of chronic rhinosinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and diet-controlled non –insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus presented to our pulmonary consultation clinic with chronic dry cough, dyspnea, fatigue, and anorexia of 4 months' duration. The patient was taking montelukast, 10 mg once daily, and fluticasone nasal spray twice daily. Physical examination revealed normal vita l signs with an oxygen saturation of 95% while the patient breathed room air in addition to scattered fine lung crackles on auscultation bilaterally.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Residents' Clinic Source Type: research
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