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ALLMedicine™ Achalasia Center

Research & Reviews  1,375 results

Is the Sars-CoV-2 virus a possible trigger agent for the development of achalasia?
Neurogastroenterology and Motility : the Official Journal... Furuzawa-Carballeda J, Icaza-Chávez ME et. al.

Dec 3rd, 2022 - Achalasia is an autoimmune disease whose probable causal agent is a neurotropic virus that chronically infects the myenteric plexus of the esophagus and induces the disease in a genetically susceptible host. The association between achalasia and c...

Peroral endoscopic myotomy for treatment of achalasia in a patient with congenital oste...
Endoscopy Liu ZQ, Wang L et. al.

Dec 3rd, 2022 - Peroral endoscopic myotomy for treatment of achalasia in a patient with congenital osteogenesis imperfecta and scoliosis.|2022|Liu ZQ,Wang L,Li QL,Zhou PH,|

Achalasia Quality Indicator Adherence.
Digestive Diseases and Sciences; Romanoff E, Zhuo J et. al.

Dec 3rd, 2022 - Quality indicators (QIs) are formal ways to track health care performance and outcomes, guide quality improvement, and identify gaps in care delivery. We developed twelve quality indicators for achalasia management which cover the domains of patie...

Routine Intraoperative Use of Esophageal Bougie in Minimally Invasive Hiatal Hernia Rep...
JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; Seok D, Kaushik M et. al.

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair can be performed with an antireflux procedure. Routine use of an esophageal bougie has been advocated to avoid an excessively tight fundoplication. The use of an esophageal bougie carries a risk of iatrogenic comp...

Esophagogastric Junction Outflow Obstruction and Hiatal Hernia: Is Hernia Repair Alone ...
JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; DeLong CG, Liu AT et. al.

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction (EGJOO) is attributed to primary/idiopathic causes or secondary/mechanical causes, including hiatal hernias (HH). While patients with HH and EGJOO (HH+EGJOO) may undergo HH repair without myotomy, it is...

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Guidelines  10 results

AGA Clinical Practice Update on the Personalized Approach to the Evaluation and Managem...
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official C... Yadlapati R, Gyawali CP et. al.

Feb 6th, 2022 - As many as one-half of all patients with suspected gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) do not derive benefit from acid suppression. This review outlines a personalized diagnostic and therapeutic approach to GERD symptoms. The Best Practice Advi...

Chicago Classification update (version 4.0): Technical review on diagnostic criteria fo...
Neurogastroenterology and Motility : the Official Journal... Khan A, Yadlapati R et. al.

Jul 1st, 2021 - The recommended diagnostic criteria for achalasia have been recently updated by Chicago Classification version 4.0 (CCv4.0), the widely accepted classification scheme for esophageal motility disorders using metrics from high-resolution manometry (...

SAGES guidelines for the use of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for the treatment of ...
Surgical Endoscopy; Kohn GP, Dirks RC et. al.

Feb 11th, 2021 - Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is increasingly used as primary treatment for esophageal achalasia, in place of the options such as Heller myotomy (HM) and pneumatic dilatation (PD) OBJECTIVE: These evidence-based guidelines from the Society of ...

ACG Clinical Guidelines: Diagnosis and Management of Achalasia.
The American Journal of Gastroenterology; Vaezi MF, Pandolfino JE et. al.

Aug 11th, 2020 - Achalasia is an esophageal motility disorder characterized by aberrant peristalsis and insufficient relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter. Patients most commonly present with dysphagia to solids and liquids, regurgitation, and occasional ch...

ASGE guideline on the management of achalasia.
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Khashab MA, Vela MF et. al.

Dec 17th, 2019 - Achalasia is a primary esophageal motor disorder of unknown etiology characterized by degeneration of the myenteric plexus, which results in impaired relaxation of the esophagogastric junction (EGJ), along with the loss of organized peristalsis in...

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Drugs  5 results see all →

Clinicaltrials.gov  116 results

Prospective Collection of Outcome Data Post POEM-TIF Procedure

Oct 12th, 2022 - Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy has been established as a safe and effective treatment of Achalasia type I and II; however, it is limited by post-procedure gastroesophageal reflux. Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) has been introduced as the...

Achalasia Patient Reported Outcomes

Sep 30th, 2022 - This is a non-randomized, non-inferiority trial that has been created to compare results of achalasia procedures including but not limited to: POEM + Partial Fundoplication (PF), POEM and Laparoscopic Modified Heller Myotomy + PF and POEM + Perora...

VZV in the Enteric Nervous System: Pathogenesis and Consequences

Sep 22nd, 2022 - Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is so well known as the cause of cutaneous varicella (chickenpox) and zoster (shingles) that it can be hard to imagine it as an enteric pathogen. VZV establishes latency during varicella and returns to the skin in zost...

POEM + F for Achalasia - a Pilot Study

Aug 16th, 2022 - Since the first published case series, per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has emerged as one of the standard treatment options for achalasia. The procedure offers a scarless endoscopic alternative to conventional surgical myotomy. In a recent rand...

Impact of Gastric Length of Myotomy During POEM on Gastroesophageal Reflux: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Aug 15th, 2022 - • The primary outcome of the study is the incidence of significant reflux esophagitis (≥grade B) in cases with standard and extended gastric myotomies at 6 months after POEM Secondary outcomes: Significant esophageal acid exposure (>6%) as defined...

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News  88 results

POEM Trial Results Hold Firm for Long-Term Efficacy in Achalasia

Oct 6th, 2022 - Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) may be the best bet as first-line treatment for treatment-naive patients with achalasia, according to long-term trial data. POEM offered greater long-term efficacy and a low risk of treatment-related complications...

Gastroenterology Data Trends 2022

Sep 27th, 2022 - GI & Hepatology News presents the 2022 edition of Gastroenterology Data Trends (click to view the digital edition). This special issue provides updates on hot topics in gastroenterology through original infographics and visual storytelling.

Esophageal motility issues may promote respiratory disease
Heidi Splete, MDedge News

Sep 19th, 2022 - Individuals with esophageal dysmotility had significantly higher scores on measures of airway reflux symptoms, based on data from 441 patients. Many patients with chronic respiratory diseases experience persistent symptoms despite optimal treatmen.

Same-Day Discharge Program Shows Promise in Elective Benign Foregut Surgery

Sep 14th, 2022 - Same-day home recovery (SHR) was feasible and safe for patients who underwent elective benign foregut surgery, a prospective cohort study showed. Among 1,248 such patients participating in a Northern California healthcare system's SHR program, 11....

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Patient Education  15 results see all →