Contribution of magnetic resonance imaging to the management of esophageal diseases: A systematic review

ConclusionMR Esophagography might become a non-invasive, non-irradiating technique of choice following diagnostic esophagogastroduodenoscopy for the assessment of esophageal diseases.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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ConclusionMR Esophagography might become a non-invasive, non-irradiating technique of choice following diagnostic esophagogastroduodenoscopy for the assessment of esophageal diseases.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
The publication by Torrisi et al. [1] in the European Respiratory Journal evaluated the ability of comorbidities to improve the prediction of survival of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients. These variables are in addition to those in the best validated Gender-Age-Physiology (GAP) multivariable prediction model for mortality in IPF. The authors have added to the four parameters (age, sex, forced vital capacity per cent predicted and diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide per cent predicted) of the GAP model [2] comorbidities such as gastro-oesophageal reflux, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, valvul...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: Correspondence Source Type: research
When I was a kid, grasshoppers were everywhere. I walked through a field every day to get to school and grasshoppers were everywhere, jumping back and forth across my path, frequently banging off my legs. At night in summer, the backyard was filled with fireflies that we’d chase and capture in jars to watch up close. And there were butterflies of many colors and varieties everywhere, flitting from flower to flower. Today, I don’t see any grasshoppers. In fact, I haven’t seen one in over 40 years. I saw one—just one—firefly this past summer in my backyard. And I can count the number of butterie...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Agribusiness bowel flora Inflammation microbiota prebiotic probiotic wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 5 September 2018Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Sebastiano Emanuele Torrisi, Ada Vancheri, Mauro Pavone, Gianluca Sambataro, Stefano Palmucci, Carlo VancheriAbstractIdiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a severe parenchymal lung disease characterized by an intense deposition of collagen in the interstitial spaces. The introduction of anti-fibrotic drugs increased patients' life expectancy highlighting the role of comorbidities in patients' management and prognosis. IPF is frequently associated with other diseases mainly because of its onset during middle age an...
Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Bariatric surgery became consensual after the NIH consensus of 1991 and the appearance of laparoscopic approach. This type of operation has a functional role (improvement of quality of life, locomotion and digestive symptoms as gastro-esophageal reflux disease), a prevention role (increase in life expectancy, reduction of risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease) and a curative role (remission of diabetes mellitus, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and arterial hypertension). The laparoscopic approach for bariatric surgery led to a major reduction of postoperative morbi-mortality. Types and rates of compl...
Source: Presse Medicale - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Presse Med Source Type: research
This study discusses advantages and disadvantages of lung cancer treatments in patients with severe IPF, highlighting several controversial aspects on this topic, including potential nintedanib treatment.
Source: In Vivo - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
Fibrosing lung disorders include a large number of diseases with diverse behaviour. Patients can die because of the progression of their illness, remain stable or even improve after appropriate treatment has been instituted. Comorbidities, such as acute and chronic infection, gastro-oesophageal reflux, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and obstructive sleep apnoea, can pre-exist or develop at any time during the course of the disease and, if unidentified and untreated, may impair quality of life, impact upon the respiratory status of the patients, and ultimately lead to disease progression and d...
Source: European Respiratory Review - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory clinical practice Reviews Source Type: research
Conclusion Hyperexcitability of T5 and T6 sympathetic preganglionic fibers appears to be the main etiology of LPR. SNEPI can reduce LES relaxation and improve blood flow to the mucosa, thereby increasing the stability of the vagus reflex and laryngopharyngeal mucosal defense factors. To the best of our knowledge, this case represents the first report of a patient with LPR refractory to PPIs who was successfully treated with SNEPI alone. SNEPI can be considered as an alternative to anti-reflux procedures. References 1. Vakil N, van Zanten SV, Kahrilas P, et al. Global Consensus Group. The Montreal definition and classificat...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Case Report Current Issue Medical Issues Neurologic Systems and Symptoms Neurology antireflux procedure autonomic regulation laryngopharyngeal reflux refractory Sympathetic nerve entrapment point injection Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 September 2016 Source:The Lancet Respiratory Medicine Author(s): Christopher S King, Steven D Nathan Despite the development of pharmacological therapies that are effective in slowing the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), it remains a debilitating and lethal condition. In addition to the adverse effects caused by pulmonary fibrosis, most patients with IPF have associated comorbid conditions, which might negatively affect functional status, quality of life, and survival. Comorbid conditions can be pulmonary or extrapulmonary. Pulmonary comorbidities include pulmonary h...
Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2016 Source:Cancer Epidemiology, Volume 42 Author(s): Jennifer Drahos, Lin Li, Susan S. Jick, Michael B. Cook Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) causes local chronic inflammation that increases risks of Barrett’s esophagus (BE) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EA), yet symptomatic GERD is absent in approximately half of all such patients. Obesity exacerbates GERD and is also a component of metabolic syndrome (MetS). We evaluated the hypothesis that MetS is a GERD-independent mechanism by which obesity is associated with increased risks of BE and EA using data from the UK Clinical Practi...
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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