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  • Physiologic Basis of Symptoms in Pleural Disease. [Journal Article]
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2019; 40(3):305-313DeBiasi EM, Feller-Kopman D
  • Pleural effusions are commonly encountered and have a significant impact on the respiratory system. The reported effect of thoracentesis on physiologic parameters including oxygenation, lung volumes, and respiratory mechanics is variable likely owing to studies with a small, heterogeneous population of patients.Most patients who are short of breath from pleural effusion experience relief followin…
  • Magnetic sphincter augmentation: Optimal patient selection and referral care pathways. [Review]
    World J Gastrointest Endosc 2019; 11(8):472-476Buckley FP, Havemann B, Chawla A
  • Outcomes associated with magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have been reported, however the optimal population for MSA and the related patient care pathways have not been summarized. This Minireview presents evidence that describes the optimal patient population for MSA, delineates diagnostics to identify these patients, and outlines oppo…
  • Achalasia in a Patient with Myotonic Dystrophy. [Journal Article]
    Intern Med 2019Sato H, Mizuno KI, … Terai S
  • Myotonic dystrophy is a progressive disorder mainly affecting the voluntary muscles. We herein report a rare case of myotonic dystrophy complicated with high-resolution manometry-defined achalasia, the pathology of which is absent relaxation of the smooth muscles of lower esophageal sphincter (LES). In the present case, achalasia was considered a complication of myotonic dystrophy instead of spor…
  • Recent advances in dysphagia management. [Review]
    F1000Res 2019; 8Triggs J, Pandolfino J
  • The literal definition of dysphagia is "disturbed eating". However, it is more accurately described in clinical practice as a sensation of food or liquid being stuck in the esophagus or chest. If this sensation is associated with pain, it is labeled odynophagia, and if it is associated with persistent obstruction and bolus retention, it is categorized as a food impaction. Through research and tec…
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