- Magnetic sphincter augmentation is an effective treatment for atypical symptoms caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease. [Journal Article]Surg Endosc 2019SE
- CONCLUSIONS: MSA is an effective treatment for typical and atypical GERD symptoms.
- Association Between Beverage Intake and Incidence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms: Beverages and GER symptoms. [Journal Article]Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019CG
- CONCLUSIONS: In an analysis of data from the prospective Nurses' Health Study II, intake of coffee, tea, or soda was associated with an increased risk of GER symptoms. In contrast, consumption of water, juice, or milk were not associated with GER symptoms. Drinking water instead of coffee, tea, or soda reduced the risk of GER symptoms.
- Efficacy of traditional Chinese Medicine for gastric precancerous lesion: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. [Review]Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019; 38:101075CT
- CONCLUSIONS: Our findings indicated that TCM could have positive effects on GPL. However, further standardized RCTs of rigorous design should be required to obtain more forceful evidence.
- The safety and efficacy of 2% vitamin C solution spray for relief of mucosal irritation caused by Lugol chromoendoscopy: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel trial. [Journal Article]Gastrointest Endosc 2019GE
- CONCLUSIONS: VCS can reduce the mucosal irritation symptoms induced by Lugol chromoendoscopy and can be routinely recommended.
- Efficacy and Safety of Vonoprazan in Patients With Nonerosive Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Study. [Journal Article]Clin Transl Gastroenterol 2019; 10(11):e00101CT
- CONCLUSIONS: Although vonoprazan 10 mg was not superior to placebo with respect to proportion of days without heartburn in Japanese patients with NERD, vonoprazan had a significantly higher cumulative rate of heartburn resolution and was well tolerated.
- Update on the Durability and Performance of Collis Gastroplasty For Chronic GERD and Hiatal Hernia Repair At 4-Year Post-Intervention. [Journal Article]J Gastrointest Surg 2019JG
- CONCLUSIONS: Long-term QOL outcomes after laparoscopic CG are comparable to patients treated with fundoplication alone in cases of long-standing GERD and hiatal hernias. Furthermore, CG patients enjoyed equivalent durability of the procedure without risk of subsequent dysphagia. Collis gastroplasty remains an important tool in the armamentarium of foregut surgeons.
- Heartburn-Related Internet Searches and Trends of Interest across Six Western Countries: A Four-Year Retrospective Analysis Using Google Ads Keyword Planner. [Journal Article]Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019; 16(23)IJ
- The internet is becoming the main source of health-related information. We aimed to investigate data regarding heartburn-related searches made by Google users from Australia, Canada, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. We retrospectively analyzed data from Google Ads Keywords Planner. We extracted search volumes of keywords associated with "heartburn" for June 2015 to May …
The internet is becoming the main source of health-related information. We aimed to investigate data regarding heartburn-related searches made by Google users from Australia, Canada, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. We retrospectively analyzed data from Google Ads Keywords Planner. We extracted search volumes of keywords associated with "heartburn" for June 2015 to May 2019. The data were generated in the respective primary language. The number of searches per 1,000 Google-user years was as follows: 177.4 (Australia), 178.1 (Canada), 123.8 (Germany), 199.7 (Poland), 152.5 (United Kingdom), and 194.5 (United States). The users were particularly interested in treatment (19.0 to 41.3%), diet (4.8 to 10.7%), symptoms (2.6 to 13.1%), and causes (3.7 to 10.0%). In all countries except Germany, the number of heartburn-related queries significantly increased over the analyzed period. For Canada, Germany, Poland, and the United Kingdom, query numbers were significantly lowest in summer; there was no significant seasonal trend for Australia and the United States. The number of heartburn-related queries has increased over the past four years, and a seasonal pattern may exist in certain regions. The trends in heartburn-related searches may reflect the scale of the complaint, and should be verified through future epidemiological studies.
- Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and GERD: Correlation Between Reflux Symptom Index and Reflux Finding Score. [Journal Article]Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019; 71(Suppl 1):684-688IJ
- To study the relationship between laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) using clinical scoring and endoscopy. Data was collected from a sample of 100 patients with GERD symptoms who presented to ENT out-patient department, for a duration of 2 years. Patients were evaluated using Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) questionnaire and Reflux Finding Score (RFS). All patien…
To study the relationship between laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) using clinical scoring and endoscopy. Data was collected from a sample of 100 patients with GERD symptoms who presented to ENT out-patient department, for a duration of 2 years. Patients were evaluated using Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) questionnaire and Reflux Finding Score (RFS). All patients underwent videolaryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Patient with positive findings underwent treatment with proton pump inhibitors and were followed up for 3 months. Out of 100 patients, 23 had LPR, 19 had GERD, 40 had LPR + GERD, 18 were normal. Among the LPR group, the predominant symptoms were hoarseness of voice, globus sensation and heartburn. Majority of GERD group had globus sensation, dysphagia and heartburn as their predominant symptoms. On laryngoscopy, in both LPR and LPR + GERD group, most common finding was interarytenoid erythema and vocal cord edema. On esophagogastroduodenoscopy, in both GERD and LPR + GERD group, esophagitis was the most common finding. RSI value was highest in patients with LPR + GERD. RFS value was high in LPR group followed by groups of LPR + GERD and GERD. RSI and RFS are easily administered, highly reproducible, low cost clinical scoring symptom questionnaire which can identify the patients with LPR. 82.6% of LPR patients had significant RFS scoring but with no significant findings in OGD. This study also illustrates the importance of PPI therapy in LPR patients with no evidence of GERD.
- Cough related to swallowing in asthma patients. [Journal Article]Asia Pac Allergy 2019; 9(4):e31AP
- CONCLUSIONS: SRC was frequent in asthma patients, and was closely related to postnasal drip and heartburn. Irritable larynx is one of the possible underlying mechanisms of SRC. This study was registered with the University Hospital Medical Information Network clinical trials registry (registration number: UMIN000017426).
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- A case report of esophageal heterotopic pancreas presenting as recurrent mediastinal abscess, treated by minimally invasive esophagectomy. [Journal Article]Int J Surg Case Rep 2019; 65:164-167IJ
- CONCLUSIONS: The management of subepithelial lesions would depend on their size, ability to exclude other etiologies and their associated symptoms. The patient, in this case, was obviously symptomatic and accurate differentiation from malignant etiologies could not be accurately made.Although pancreatic heterotopia is rare, it should be remembered in the differential diagnosis of various gastrointestinal lesions.