digestive system diagnostic techniques
Summary: Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases or dysfunction of the digestive system or its organs or demonstration of their physiological processes.
Publications115 found, 100 shown here
- Methods for measurement of gastric motilityLawrence A Szarka
Clinical Enteric Neuroscience Translational and Epidemiological Research, Mayo Clinic, Charlton 8 110, 200 First St S W, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 296:G461-75. 2009..The rationale for testing, the relative strengths and weaknesses of each test, and technical details are summarized. We also briefly indicate the applications and validations of the tests for use in experimental animal studies...
- Time and time-frequency characterization of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signalsJ Lee
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Physiol Meas 29:1105-20. 2008..Therefore, it was concluded that the two axes contain different information about swallowing and that the superior-inferior axis should be further investigated in future swallowing accelerometry studies...
- Gastric bile monitoring: an in vivo and in vitro study of Bilitec reliabilityL Tibbling Grahn
Dept. of Surgery, University Hospital, , Sweden
Scand J Gastroenterol 37:1334-7. 2002..The Bilitec technique is not reliable for monitoring the amount and concentration of bile in the stomach. Bile reflux cannot be monitored with the pH recording technique...
- The role of transsphincteric pressure and proximal gastric volume in acid reflux before and after fundoplicationRobert C H Scheffer
Gastrointestinal Research Unit, Department of Gastroenterology and Department of Surgery, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Gastroenterology 129:1900-9. 2005..The transsphincteric pressure gradient is greater in TLESRs associated with acid gastroesophageal reflux...
- Chronic cough: practical considerationsSusan M Harding
Chest 123:659-60. 2003
- Chronic cough and gastroesophageal reflux disease: experience with specific therapy for diagnosis and treatmentRobert H Poe
Pulmonary Unit, Highland Hospital, Strong Health System, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
Chest 123:679-84. 2003..To evaluate experience using a therapeutic trial of proton-pump inhibitor therapy with or without a prokinetic agent in diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)-related cough...
- Contribution of sensitivity, volume and tone to visceral perception in the upper gastrointestinal tract in man: emphasis on testingH Gregersen
Center for Visceral Biomechanics and Pain, Aalborg Hospital and University, Aalborg, Denmark
Neurogastroenterol Motil 19:47-61. 2007..It also summarizes the contributions of these techniques towards identifying the components responsible for the generation of upper GI symptoms...
- Transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (TLESRs) are the major mechanism of gastroesophageal reflux but are not the cause of reflux diseaseKatsuhiko Iwakiri
Third Department of Internal Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan
Dig Dis Sci 50:1072-7. 2005..These findings, therefore, indicate that reflux disease is not a disorder of TLESRs and relates more to the proximal extent of the refluxate...
- Is proton pump inhibitor testing an effective approach to diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients with noncardiac chest pain?: a meta-analysisWei Hong Wang
Department of Gastroenterology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China
Arch Intern Med 165:1222-8. 2005..Results of studies evaluating the accuracy of a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment as a diagnostic test for GERD-related NCCP have varied. We evaluated the overall accuracy of this modality...
- Prospective evaluation of laparoscopic and open 360 degree fundoplication in mild and severe gastro-oesophageal reflux diseaseThomas Franzén
Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
Eur J Surg 168:539-45. 2002..To investigate the relationship between five-year control of reflux and early postoperative oesophageal function after total fundoplication done either laparoscopically or through a laparotomy in severe and mild reflux disease...
- Globus sensation and gastroesophageal refluxJulia M Chevalier
Service d'ORL et Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 260:273-6. 2003..Ten out of 13 patients improved with treatment. This study suggests that globus may be associated with reflux, and acidity does not have to reach the pharynx to produce globus sensation...
- Esophageal function testing: role of combined multichannel intraluminal impedance and manometryRadu Tutuian
Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, 210 CSB, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 15:265-75. 2005....
- Multicenter, prospective, double-blind, randomized trial of laparoscopic nissen vs anterior 90 degrees partial fundoplicationDavid I Watson
Department of Surgery, k Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Arch Surg 139:1160-7. 2004..Laparoscopic anterior 90 degrees partial fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux is associated with a lower incidence of postoperative dysphagia and other adverse effects compared with laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication...
- Obesity and gastro-esophageal acid reflux: physiopathological mechanisms and role of gastric bariatric surgeryVincenzo Di Francesco
Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Obes Surg 14:1095-102. 2004..The aims of this study were to evaluate esophageal motility and gastro-esophageal acid circadian patterns in obese patients and to test the effects of vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) on these parameters...
- The proton pump inhibitor (PPI) test in GERD: does it still have a role?Anita Gasiorowska
The Neuroenteric Clinical Research Group, Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ
J Clin Gastroenterol 42:867-74. 2008..Although the results were conflicting, the PPI test remains a popular tool for determining the presence of GERD. Attempts to challenge the PPI test without offering attractive alternatives are unlikely to alter clinical practice...
- Acid, weakly acidic and non-acid gastro-oesophageal reflux: differences, prevalence and clinical relevanceDaniel Sifrim
Centre for Gastroenterological Research, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 16:823-30. 2004..This review will focus on definition, detection, pathophysiology and symptom association of weakly acidic and non-acid reflux, in both adult and paediatric populations...
- Laryngitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease: increasing prevalence or poor diagnostic tests?Michael F Vaezi
Am J Gastroenterol 99:786-8. 2004..GERD may be one cause of laryngeal signs and symptoms in a subgroup of patients but not in all those currently so suspected. Future, studies are needed in this area to better delineate this association...
- [Bernstein test]Yoshitaka Konda
Higashiyama Takeda Hospital
Nihon Rinsho 65:884-9. 2007..Both as the theoretical basis of acid induced esophageal pain and as clinical method of measuring acid sensitivity in esophagus, Bernstein test should be recalled frequently and improved further...
- [Esophageal pH monitoring]Takafumi Yamamoto
Department of Digestive and Life style Related Disease, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
Nihon Rinsho 65:877-83. 2007..The widespread usage of pH monitoring system is expected to give us the new knowledge of GERD, NERD and GERD associated diseases...
- Impact of antireflux operation on columnar-lined esophagusJean-Yves Mabrut
Department of Digestive Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Croix-Rousse Hospital, Lyon, France
J Am Coll Surg 196:60-7. 2003..After antireflux operation, total regression of CLE is possible, but in an unpredictable manner...
- Diagnostic modalities for gastroesophageal refluxA K Patwari
Department of Pediatrics LHMC and Associated Kalawati Saran Children s Hospital, New Delhi, India
Indian J Pediatr 69:133-6. 2002..To evaluate commonly utilized diagnostic modalities to detecting Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER)...
- Sustained esophageal contraction: a motor correlate of heartburn symptomN Pehlivanov
Department of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 281:G743-51. 2001..3%) Bernstein-negative tests (P = 0.04). We conclude that a SEC precedes both spontaneous and induced heartburn symptoms and may be the cause of heartburn sensation...
- A new optics-based gastroesophageal reflux probeMilton P Macedo
Electronics and Instrumentation Group, Department of Physics, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Technol Health Care 10:147-60. 2002..Our results show the capability of this new technique to make the identification of GOR episodes...
- Combined multichannel intraluminal impedance and pH esophageal testing compared to pH alone for diagnosing both acid and weakly acidic gastroesophageal refluxAmine Hila
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:172-7. 2007..The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of pH monitoring alone in detecting acid reflux and WAR compared with MII-pH...
- [Gastroenterological function tests in the GP's office]H Jablonowski
Klinikum Salzgitter GmbH
MMW Fortschr Med 148:48-51. 2006..Further function tests for the detection of pancreatic insufficiency, such as the determination of fecal pancreatic elastase, are also available...
- Laparoscopic fundoplication and gastrostomyDaniel J Ostlie
Department of Surgery, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Semin Pediatr Surg 11:196-204. 2002..Also, the laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication technique currently utilized at Children's Mercy Hospital is described...
- The gastro-oesophageal common cavity revisitedM C Aanen
Gastrointestinal Research Unit, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Neurogastroenterol Motil 18:1056-61. 2006..The common cavity is a specific but not a sensitive marker of gastro-oesophageal reflux. Furthermore, common cavities are not specific for a particular type of reflux...
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux in obese subjects: influence of overweight, weight loss and chronic gastric balloon distensionE M H Mathus-Vliegen
Dept of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Scand J Gastroenterol 37:1246-52. 2002..The purpose of the study was to investigate the prevalence of gastro-oesophageal reflux in untreated obese subjects and to study the consequences of weight loss with or without intragastric balloon treatment...
- The use of proton pump inhibitors as a diagnostic test for gastroesophageal reflux diseaseMattijs E Numans
Arch Intern Med 166:247-8; author reply 248-9. 2006
- Five-year comprehensive outcomes evaluation in 181 patients after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplicationMehran Anvari
Centre for Minimal Access Surgery and Department of Medicine, St Joseph's Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
J Am Coll Surg 196:51-7; discussion 57-8; author reply 58-9. 2003..Patient satisfaction with surgery dropped over the 5-year followup but remained high, at 86%, after 5 years. CONCLUSIONS: Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication remains an effective antireflux procedure at 5 years...
- Centre-specific multichannel electrogastrographic testing utilizing wavelet-based decompositionI V Tchervensky
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
Physiol Meas 27:569-84. 2006..0%. The utilization of a wavelet-based decomposition technique to process multichannel EGG signals can be a very effective method for enhancing the clinical utility of EGG, provided it is specifically developed for a given testing centre...
- Use of healthcare resources among medically and surgically treated patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: a population-based studyM D Holzman
Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University and Nashville Veteran Affairs Medical Center, TN, USA
J Am Coll Surg 192:17-24. 2001....
- Dietary restrictions during ambulatory monitoring of duodenogastroesophageal refluxJan Tack
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Dig Dis Sci 48:1213-20. 2003..Thus, ambulatory Bilitec monitoring requires the use of liquid meals, as the use of solid meals is associated with too many meal artifacts and a poorer correlation with acid reflux and severity of endoscopic lesions...
- Foregut abnormalitiesBindi Naik-Mathuria
Division of Pediatric Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, 6621 Fannin CC 650.00, Houston, TX 77030-2399, USA
Surg Clin North Am 86:261-84, viii. 2006
- [Relationship between globus sensation and esophageal clearance abnormalities in an elderly group]Mutsumi Sugiura
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo
Nippon Jibiinkoka Gakkai Kaiho 109:524-9. 2006..Videopharyngoesophageal examination in the prone position may be an easy and valuable method for evaluating the function of esophageal clearance...
- Ear, nose, and throat manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Complaints can be telltale signsLarry K Burton
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Postgrad Med 117:39-45. 2005....
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: oesophageal impedance versus pH monitoringYvan Vandenplas
Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Acta Paediatr 96:956-62. 2007..The high cost of the material and the investment in time necessary for interpretation of the recording, remains a handicap. It is mandatory, despite ethical difficulties, to obtain normal ranges for intraluminal impedance monitoring...
- Diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux diseaseL A Szarka
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 55905, USA
Mayo Clin Proc 76:97-101. 2001..Optimal use of currently available tests for GERD may allow for more efficient diagnosis and better characterization of the pathological manifestations associated with GERD...
- Noncardiac chest pain: evaluation and treatmentGuy D Eslick
Department of Medicine, University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital, Level 5, South Block, PO Box 63, Penrith, New South Wales 2751, Australia
Gastroenterol Clin North Am 32:531-52. 2003..Finally, trials of management strategies to deal with this problem are required urgently, because the earlier discharge of patients with NCCP may exacerbate the problem. Fig. 2 provides a flow chart for diagnosis and treatment of NCCP...
- Bolus transit patterns in healthy subjects: a study using simultaneous impedance monitoring, videoesophagram, and esophageal manometryHala Imam
Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 288:G1000-6. 2005..6 s until cleared into the stomach. We conclude that impedance monitoring is a valid transit test and describe bolus transit patterns in normal subjects for comparison with patients with esophageal motility disorders...
- Are 10 wet swallows an appropriate sample of esophageal motility? Yes and noSajid Jalil
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
J Clin Gastroenterol 38:30-4. 2004..Given this relative small number of swallows concerns have been raised whether the abnormal findings based on 10 wet swallows would persist with another set of 10 wet swallows...
- [Diagnostic procedures in esophageal diseases]L Degen
, Kantonsspital, Basel
Ther Umsch 58:125-7. 2001..Radiographic tests are indicated for special indications only. Finally, the role of functional tests (manometry, 24-hour pH-metry) and their indications are discussed...
- Dissecting oesophageal sensori-motor functions: the fourth domainAdil E Bharucha
Clinical Enteric Neuroscience Translational and Epidemiological Research (C.E.N.T.E.R.) Program, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
Neurogastroenterol Motil 18:169-71. 2006
- Guiding manometry probes into the human small bowel without X-ray: validation of a new techniqueJ V Schönfeld
Klinik fur Innere Medizin, Marienkrankenhaus, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
Digestion 77:118-21. 2008..This is usually controlled by fluoroscopy, but a method that allows to place the tubes without X-rays is obviously desirable...
- Accuracy of liver stiffness measurement for the diagnosis of cirrhosis in patients with chronic liver diseasesNathalie Ganne-Carrie
Hépato Gastroentérologie, Hopital Jean Verdier, Bondy, France UPRES EA3409, Universite Paris 13, Bobigny, France
Hepatology 44:1511-7. 2006..6 kPa. False-negatives are mainly attributable to inactive or macronodular cirrhosis...
- Rectal hyposensitivity: prevalence and clinical impact in patients with intractable constipation and fecal incontinenceMarc A Gladman
Academic Department of Surgery and Gastrointestinal Physiology Unit, Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, United Kingdom
Dis Colon Rectum 46:238-46. 2003..Although the clinical relevance of this physiologic abnormality is unknown, its presence may have implications regarding the management of hindgut dysfunction and particularly the selection of patients for surgery...
- [Development and applications of a gastrointestinal monitoring microsystem based on the smart capsule]Wen qiang Zhang
School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai
Zhongguo Yi Liao Qi Xie Za Zhi 30:366-8. 2006..The average of HAPCs occurred in patients is significantly lower than in volunteers (12.4 +/- 3.3 vs. 18.5 +/- 3.7 p = 0.013). The system provides a useful tool for STC diagnosis and treatments of patients...
- How do I interpret a positive diagnostic test?Jerry D Gardner
Gastrointest Endosc 66:891-3. 2007
- Significant liver damage in patients with bleeding disorders and chronic hepatitis C: non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis using transient elastographyD Posthouwer
Van Creveldkliniek, University Medical Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
J Thromb Haemost 5:25-30. 2007..Liver biopsies are generally not performed in these patients because of increased bleeding risk and high costs. We therefore assessed liver fibrosis and cirrhosis non-invasively using liver stiffness measurement (LSM)...
- Adult constipation: a review and clinical guideT Q Jacobs
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106 4966, USA
J Natl Med Assoc 93:22-30. 2001..Testing methods and their value in the evaluation of chronic idiopathic constipation are discussed. Finally, although the focus of this article is the evaluation of constipation, a section on the treatment of constipation is included...
- Re-evaluation of the penicillamine challenge test in the diagnosis of Wilson's disease in childrenThomas Muller
Department of Pediatrics II, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
J Hepatol 47:270-6. 2007..2% and sensitivity of 88.2% in diagnosing Wilson's disease (WD). We have re-evaluated this test. Ninety-eight subjects were studied at presentation...
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: report of an audit and review of the literatureGuido Biasco
Institute of Hematology and Medical Oncology L A Seragnoli, Policlinico Sant Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Eur J Cancer Prev 18:106-16. 2009....
- How initial tumor stage affects rectal cancer patient follow-upKenichi Ode
Education Centre, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster LA1 4RR, UK
Oncol Rep 21:1511-7. 2009..This suggests that a controlled trial comparing high-intensity versus low-intensity follow-up testing could be carried out without stratification by TNM stage...
- [Helicobacter pylori 25 years after (1983 -2008): epidemiology, microbiology, pathogenics, diagnostics and treatment]Alberto Ramírez Ramos
Profesor Emérito e Investigador de la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Rev Gastroenterol Peru 29:158-70. 2009..THERAPY: Different treatment schemes are described: 1st, 2nd, 3rd lines, rescue therapies. Secondary reactions, alternative schemes, recurrence, reinfection and experience in Perú are also described...
- Wireless capsule endoscopy in Italy: adding context-specific data to the review of the evidence from literatureAlessandra Lo Scalzo
Innovation and Development Department HTA Unit, Agenzia Nazionale per i Servizi Sanitari Regionali Agenas, Via Puglie 23, Rome, 00187, Italy
Int J Technol Assess Health Care 25:297-304. 2009....
- Current staging and diagnosis of gastroesophageal varicesNayantara Coelho-Prabhu
Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Clin Liver Dis 14:195-208. 2010..Cirrhosis is the most common cause of portal hypertension in the western world and results from increased resistance to blood flow at the hepatic sinusoidal level...
- [Childhood periodic syndromes]J C Cuvellier
Service de Neuropediatrie, Hopital Roger Salengro, Clinique de Pediatrie, Rue Emile Laine, Lille Cedex, France
Rev Neurol (Paris) 166:574-83. 2010..g., cyproheptadine in children 5 years or younger and amitriptyline for those older than 5 years), and acute therapy (e.g., triptans, as abortive therapy, and 10% glucose and ondansetron for those requiring intravenous hydration)...
- Asian perspectives in the management of inflammatory bowel disease: findings from a recent surveyJoseph J Y Sung
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25:183-93. 2010..The present study aims to investigate the number of existing and new cases of IBD and to understand the current practice of diagnosis and treatment of IBD in different Asian countries...
- Gastroesophageal refluxSonia Michail
Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton Children's Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Pediatr Rev 28:101-10. 2007
- A meal test improves the specificity of chromogranin A as a marker of neuroendocrine neoplasiaConstantin S Jianu
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St Olav s Hospital, Olav Kyrres gt 17, 7006, Trondheim, Norway
Tumour Biol 31:373-80. 2010..Concomitant gastrin determination may help to discriminate between nongastric NETs and CAG. Intravenous octreotide rapidly reduces serum CgA...
- The use of transient elastometry for assessing liver fibrosis in patients with HIV and hepatitis C virus coinfectionSalvador Vergara
Clinical Unit of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario de Valme, Seville, Spain
Clin Infect Dis 45:969-74. 2007..The purpose of this study was to validate reported cutoff values of TE that discriminate significant liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in HIV-HCV-coinfected subjects...
- Hematochezia in the young patient: a review of health-seeking behavior, physician attitudes, and controversies in managementRashid Khan
Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, BCM Mailstop 285, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Dig Dis Sci 55:233-9. 2010..In this review, the value of clinical symptoms and the underlying risk of CRC in guiding this clinical decision will be discussed...
- Herniography: a reliable investigation avoiding needless groin exploration--a retrospective studyM I Hachem
Department of Surgery, Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne, UK
Hernia 13:57-60. 2009..Herniography has been shown to be useful in the detection of occult groin hernias in patients with a history of groin pain. We performed a retrospective review to assess our experience of this investigation...
- Effects of anatomical position on esophageal transit time: a biomagnetic diagnostic techniqueTeodoro Córdova-Fraga
Instituto de Fisica, Universidad de Guanajuato, Lomas del Campestre, Leon 37150, Gto, Mexico
World J Gastroenterol 14:5707-11. 2008..To study the esophageal transit time (ETT) and compare its mean value among three anatomical inclinations of the body; and to analyze the correlation of ETT to body mass index (BMI)...
- Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli infectionJose Flores
Division of Infectious Diseases, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas, USA
Curr Opin Gastroenterol 25:8-11. 2009..To review studies that improve the current knowledge on the epidemiology, virulence factors, detection, and chronic complications of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) infection...
- Gastroparesis: current diagnostic challenges and management considerationsShamaila Waseem
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA
World J Gastroenterol 15:25-37. 2009..In this comprehensive review, we discuss gastroparesis with emphasis on the latest developments; from the perspective of the practicing clinician...
- Multi-sensor radiotelemetry system for intestinal motility measurementH Biao
No 820 Lab, Department of Instrument, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, PR China
J Med Eng Technol 33:66-71. 2009..Clinical experiments prove that the radiotelemetry system is non-invasive and reliable. Moreover it is found that the radiotelemetry system is an effective method to study intestine motility characteristics...
- Axial force measurement for esophageal function testingFlemming H Gravesen
Mech Sense, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
World J Gastroenterol 15:139-43. 2009..Using axial force in combination with manometry provides a more complete picture of esophageal motility, and the current paper outlines the advantages of using this method...
- Bedside assessment of swallowing in stroke: water tests are not enoughCharles Henrique Dias Marques
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Top Stroke Rehabil 15:378-83. 2008..The clinical functional evaluation is the usual method for dysphagia screening in patients with acute stroke. This study compared two methods of evaluation--with liquid and semisolid viscosities...
- Reproducibility and symptomatic predictors of a slow nutrient drinking test in health and in functional dyspepsiaS Kindt
Center for Gastroenterological Research, University of Leuven, K U Leuven, Belgium
Neurogastroenterol Motil 20:320-9. 2008..The slow nutrient drinking test confirms its possible role as an attractive non-invasive and reproducible tool for the diagnosis of impaired accommodation and for the assessment of treatment responsiveness...
- The evolution of oesophageal function testing and its clinical applications in the management of patients with oesophageal disordersP M Fisichella
Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Stritch School of Medicine, 2160 South First Avenue Room 3226, Maywood, IL 60153, United States
Dig Liver Dis 41:626-9. 2009....
- Analysis of new diagnostic methods in suspicious lesions of the oral mucosaAnna Trullenque-Eriksson
Dentistry graduate, Official Master in Dentistry Science, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 14:E210-6. 2009....
- Microballoon occlusion test to predict colonic ischemia after transcatheter embolization of a ruptured aneurysm of the middle colic arteryTsuyoshi Tajima
Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi 3 1 1, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 31:828-32. 2008..No colonic ischemia or aneurysm rupture occurred after embolization...
- Drinking tests in functional dyspepsia: what do they really measure?K Mimidis
First Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Neurogastroenterol Motil 19:947-50. 2007
- A systematic review of diagnostic tests for small intestinal bacterial overgrowthReza Khoshini
Division of Gastroenterology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
Dig Dis Sci 53:1443-54. 2008..In this systematic review, the validity of culture and other diagnostic testing for SIBO is evaluated...
- Manometric, sensorimotor, and neurophysiologic evaluation of anorectal functionS Mark Scott
GI Physiology Unit and Neurogastroenterology Group Centre for Academic Surgery, Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts, London, UK
Gastroenterol Clin North Am 37:511-38, vii. 2008..The techniques, limitations, measurements, and clinical use of manometric, sensorimotor, and neurophysiologic tests of anorectal function are presented...
- Clinical usefulness of gastric-juice analysis in 2007: the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstoneAntonio Tucci
Gastrointestinal Unit of Castel S Pietro Terme Hospital, University of Bologna, AUSL of Imola, Italy
Gastrointest Endosc 66:881-90. 2007..Gastric juice is usually discarded during upper-GI endoscopy...
- [Imaging methods in liver diseases]Jakab Zsuzsa
Semmelweis Egyetem, , , Budapest
Orv Hetil 145:1691-8. 2004..She describes the possibilities, performance and disadvantages of the imaging procedures. She makes a recommendation for a generally applicable optimal investigative sequence...
- Lack of association between esophageal acid sensitivity detected by prolonged pH monitoring and Bernstein testingBarbara Jung
University of California, San Diego, California, USA
Am J Gastroenterol 99:410-5. 2004....
- Estimating medical costs of gastroenterological diseasesLi Fang Chou
Department of Public Finance, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, China
World J Gastroenterol 10:273-8. 2004..To estimate the direct medical costs of gastroenterological diseases within the universal health insurance program among the population of local residents in Taiwan...
- Heller's esophagomyotomy with or without a 360 degrees floppy Nissen fundoplication for achalasia. Long-term results from a prospective randomized studyD Falkenback
Department of Surgery, Business Area Elective Surgery, Helsingborg Hospital Inc, Helsingborg, Sweden
Dis Esophagus 16:284-90. 2003..The addition of a 360 degrees fundoplication eliminates reflux without adding dysphagia in the majority of patients and can be recommended for most patients with uncomplicated achalasia...
- Diagnostic tests for gastroesophageal reflux diseaseJoel E Richter
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
Am J Med Sci 326:300-8. 2003..By using the available tests judiciously, one can increase the opportunity of making a correct diagnosis of GERD and simultaneously limit the potential inconveniences or cost to the patient...
- Assessment of intestinal permeability and orocecal transit time in patients with systemic sclerosis: analysis of relationships with epidemiologic and clinical parametersLuigi Caserta
Gastroenterology Unit, Magrassi-Lanzara Department of Clinical and Experimental Internal Medicine, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Rheumatol Int 23:226-30. 2003....
- [Gastroesophageal reflux disease]A Arin
Servicio de Digestivo, Hospital de Navarra, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
An Sist Sanit Navar 26:251-68. 2003..We describe typical and atypical or extra esophageal clinical manifestations, while bringing up to date the diagnostic methodology. Finally, we review the present state of treatment in its pharmacological, endoscopic and surgical facets..
- Minimally invasive management of epiphrenic esophageal diverticulaBrent D Matthews
Department of General Surgery, Carolina's Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
Am Surg 69:465-70; discussion 470. 2003..Long-term outcomes should be monitored during the evolution of these novel minimally invasive techniques to ensure outcomes comparable to those of a transthoracic open approach...
- Irritable bowel syndrome: epidemiology and diagnosisYishai Ron
Department of Gastroenterology, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel
Isr Med Assoc J 5:201-2. 2003
- [Electrogastroenterography in diagnosis of pyloroduodenal ulcers]R Sh Shaĭmardanov
Klin Med (Mosk) 81:45-7. 2003..The proposed method can be applied both for diagnosis of the motor-evacuatory disorders and control of therapy in patients with uncomplicated PDU, adequacy of preooperative preparation in complication of ulcer with pyloristenosis...
- Diagnosis of symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux diseasePeter J Kahrilas
Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Suite 1400, 676 N St Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611-2927, USA
Am J Gastroenterol 98:S15-23. 2003..It has been shown effective in about 75% of patients, and offers a simple approach to managing the difficult-to-diagnose patient even while further diagnostic procedures are carried out...
- Autonomic nerve dysfunction in pathologically obese patientsE Surrenti
Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Florence, Italy
Dig Liver Dis 34:768-74. 2002..Obese patients frequently present clinical symptoms related to gastrointestinal motility alterations and autonomic nervous system dysfunction...
- Studies on the relationship between esophageal acid exposure, mucosal lesions and heartburn using an acid exposure sensorG Vantrappen
Center for Gastroenterological Research and Dept of Pathology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg and Interuniversity Micro Electronics Centre, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Scand J Gastroenterol 37:1253-8. 2002..The aim was to determine whether SR correlates with the severity of acid-induced esophageal mucosal lesions and acid-induced heartburn...
- Overview and diagnosis of malabsorption syndromeJames J Farrell
Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA School of Medicine, UCLA Center for the Health Science, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Semin Gastrointest Dis 13:182-90. 2002..This review discusses the etiology and pathophysiology of malabsorption. A diagnostic approach to malabsorption is proposed. Other articles review specific disorders such as celiac disease, bacterial overgrowth, and chronic pancreatitis...
- The end of diagnosis: when to stop testingAmnon Sonnenberg
Gastroenterology Section, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
Am J Gastroenterol 97:2494-8. 2002....
- Whither the Bernstein test?Benson T Massey
Am J Gastroenterol 99:416-8. 2004
- Bringing science to the art of diagnosisP Moayyedi
Gastroenterology Division, McMaster University-HSC 4W8, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
Gut 53:627-8. 2004
- Clinical application of polymerase chain reaction to diagnose Clostridium difficile in hospitalized patients with diarrheaMichael S Morelli
Division of Digestive Diseases, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2:669-74. 2004..We sought to show the usefulness and potential cost effectiveness of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of toxin B gene for diagnosis of C. difficile-induced diarrhea...
- Evaluation of the abdomen in the critically ill patient: opening the black boxMarie Crandall
Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Curr Opin Crit Care 12:333-9. 2006..A multitude of laboratory, radiologic, and interventional modalities are available to evaluate the abdomen in the critically ill...
- A review of digestible microsystems for gastrointestinal tract diagnostic applicationsA Arshak
Physics Department, University of Limerick, Ireland
Crit Rev Biomed Eng 34:163-86. 2006..These systems have the potential to improve diagnostic yield and, in the future, treatment of disease using these capsules should become a reality...
- An evidence-based, Latin-American consensus on gastro-oesophageal reflux diseaseHenry Cohen
Department of Gastroenterology, Uruguayan Medical School, Montevideo, Uruguay
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 18:349-68. 2006..The methodology, results and recommendations of the consensus are described in detail...
- [Useful clinical tests for early diagnosis of liver, biliary, and pancreatic diseases]Masahiko Sunaga
Nippon Naika Gakkai Zasshi 94:2514-22. 2005
- [Useful clinical laboratory tests for early diagnosis of gastrointestinal diseases]Yumiko Ishino
Nippon Naika Gakkai Zasshi 94:2508-13. 2005
- Role of rapid urease test and histopathology in the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in a developing countryJaved Yakoob
Department of Gastroenterology and Pathology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
BMC Gastroenterol 5:38. 2005..The aim of this study was to determine the effect of commonly self-prescribed proton pump inhibitors (PPI) on the results of rapid urease test and histology for the diagnosis of H. pylori infection...
- Epidemiology and Mechanisms of Fecal IncontinenceAdil Bharucha; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Pathophysiology of Anorectal DisordersAdil Bharucha; Fiscal Year: 2009..This proposal will enhance our understanding of the mechanisms and assess novel approaches to manage FI. ..
- ANORECTAL MANIFESTATIONS OF FEMALE PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERAdil Bharucha; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- Pathophysiology of Anorectal DisordersAdil E Bharucha; Fiscal Year: 2010..This proposal will enhance our understanding of the mechanisms and assess novel approaches to manage FI. ..
- Novel Treatment Strategies for Constipation and Role of Brain-Gut axisSatish Rao; Fiscal Year: 2009..These studies aim to define the mechanisms of, and evaluate new therapies for dyssynergia, rectal hyposensitivity and rectal hypersensitivity, and could significantly impact constipation treatments. ..
- Novel Treatment Strategies for Constipation and Role of Brain-Gut axisSatish Rao; Fiscal Year: 2007..These studies aim to define the mechanisms of, and evaluate new therapies for dyssynergia, rectal hyposensitivity and rectal hypersensitivity, and could significantly impact constipation treatments. ..
- NEUROMUSCULAR CONDITION THERAPY-DYSSYNERGIC DEFECATIONSatish Rao; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Novel Treatment Strategies for Constipation and Role of Brain-Gut axisSATISH SC RAO; Fiscal Year: 2010..These studies aim to define the mechanisms of, and evaluate new therapies for dyssynergia, rectal hyposensitivity and rectal hypersensitivity, and could significantly impact constipation treatments. ..