digestive system diagnostic techniques

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Summary: Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases or dysfunction of the digestive system or its organs or demonstration of their physiological processes.

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  1. ncbi Methods for measurement of gastric motility
    Lawrence 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
  2. ncbi Time and time-frequency characterization of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals
    J Lee
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Physiol Meas 29:1105-20. 2008
  3. ncbi Laryngitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease: increasing prevalence or poor diagnostic tests?
    Michael F Vaezi
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:786-8. 2004
  4. ncbi Gastric bile monitoring: an in vivo and in vitro study of Bilitec reliability
    L Tibbling Grahn
    Dept of Surgery, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
    Scand J Gastroenterol 37:1334-7. 2002
  5. ncbi Is proton pump inhibitor testing an effective approach to diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients with noncardiac chest pain?: a meta-analysis
    Wei Hong Wang
    Department of Gastroenterology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China
    Arch Intern Med 165:1222-8. 2005
  6. ncbi The gastro-oesophageal common cavity revisited
    M C Aanen
    Gastrointestinal Research Unit, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 18:1056-61. 2006
  7. ncbi Chronic cough: practical considerations
    Susan M Harding
    Chest 123:659-60. 2003
  8. ncbi Chronic cough and gastroesophageal reflux disease: experience with specific therapy for diagnosis and treatment
    Robert H Poe
    Pulmonary Unit, Highland Hospital, Strong Health System, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Chest 123:679-84. 2003
  9. ncbi Transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (TLESRs) are the major mechanism of gastroesophageal reflux but are not the cause of reflux disease
    Katsuhiko Iwakiri
    Third Department of Internal Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan
    Dig Dis Sci 50:1072-7. 2005
  10. ncbi 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

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  1. ncbi Methods for measurement of gastric motility
    Lawrence 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...
  2. ncbi Time and time-frequency characterization of dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals
    J 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...
  3. ncbi 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...
  4. ncbi Gastric bile monitoring: an in vivo and in vitro study of Bilitec reliability
    L Tibbling Grahn
    Dept of Surgery, University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden
    Scand J Gastroenterol 37:1334-7. 2002
    ..The aim was to study the reliability of the Bilitec 2001 method inmonitoring the presence of bile in repeated tests and at different pH and water dilutions...
  5. ncbi Is proton pump inhibitor testing an effective approach to diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease in patients with noncardiac chest pain?: a meta-analysis
    Wei 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...
  6. ncbi The gastro-oesophageal common cavity revisited
    M 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...
  7. ncbi Chronic cough: practical considerations
    Susan M Harding
    Chest 123:659-60. 2003
  8. ncbi Chronic cough and gastroesophageal reflux disease: experience with specific therapy for diagnosis and treatment
    Robert 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...
  9. ncbi Transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxations (TLESRs) are the major mechanism of gastroesophageal reflux but are not the cause of reflux disease
    Katsuhiko 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...
  10. ncbi 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...
  11. ncbi Esophageal function testing: role of combined multichannel intraluminal impedance and manometry
    Radu 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
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  12. ncbi Multicenter, prospective, double-blind, randomized trial of laparoscopic nissen vs anterior 90 degrees partial fundoplication
    David 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...
  13. ncbi Obesity and gastro-esophageal acid reflux: physiopathological mechanisms and role of gastric bariatric surgery
    Vincenzo 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...
  14. ncbi [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...
  15. ncbi [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...
  16. ncbi Contribution of sensitivity, volume and tone to visceral perception in the upper gastrointestinal tract in man: emphasis on testing
    H 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...
  17. ncbi Acid, weakly acidic and non-acid gastro-oesophageal reflux: differences, prevalence and clinical relevance
    Daniel 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...
  18. ncbi Centre-specific multichannel electrogastrographic testing utilizing wavelet-based decomposition
    I 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...
  19. ncbi Gastro-oesophageal reflux in obese subjects: influence of overweight, weight loss and chronic gastric balloon distension
    E 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...
  20. ncbi The use of proton pump inhibitors as a diagnostic test for gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Mattijs E Numans
    Arch Intern Med 166:247-8; author reply 248-9. 2006
  21. ncbi Sustained esophageal contraction: a motor correlate of heartburn symptom
    N 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...
  22. ncbi Diagnostic modalities for gastroesophageal reflux
    A 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)...
  23. ncbi Impact of antireflux operation on columnar-lined esophagus
    Jean Yves Mabrut
    Department of Digestive Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Croix Rousse Hospital, Lyon, France
    J Am Coll Surg 196:60-7. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to assess a single center's experience and review the literature on the impact of antireflux operation on CLE without high-grade dysplasia...
  24. ncbi A new optics-based gastroesophageal reflux probe
    Milton 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...
  25. ncbi [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...
  26. ncbi Laparoscopic fundoplication and gastrostomy
    Daniel 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...
  27. ncbi The role of transsphincteric pressure and proximal gastric volume in acid reflux before and after fundoplication
    Robert C H Scheffer
    Gastrointestinal Research Unit, Department of Gastroenterology and Department of Surgery, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Gastroenterology 129:1900-9. 2005
    ....
  28. ncbi Five-year comprehensive outcomes evaluation in 181 patients after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
    Mehran 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
    ..We conducted an objective followup of 181 patients after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication during a 5-year period after surgery...
  29. ncbi Use of healthcare resources among medically and surgically treated patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: a population-based study
    M D Holzman
    Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University and Nashville Veteran Affairs Medical Center, TN, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 192:17-24. 2001
    ....
  30. ncbi Dietary restrictions during ambulatory monitoring of duodenogastroesophageal reflux
    Jan 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...
  31. ncbi Foregut abnormalities
    Bindi 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
  32. ncbi [Relationship between globus sensation and esophageal clearance abnormalities in an elderly group]
    Mutsumi Sugiura
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo
    Nihon 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...
  33. ncbi Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: oesophageal impedance versus pH monitoring
    Yvan 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...
  34. ncbi Diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux disease
    L 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...
  35. ncbi Noncardiac chest pain: evaluation and treatment
    Guy 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...
  36. ncbi Bolus transit patterns in healthy subjects: a study using simultaneous impedance monitoring, videoesophagram, and esophageal manometry
    Hala 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...
  37. ncbi Are 10 wet swallows an appropriate sample of esophageal motility? Yes and no
    Sajid 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...
  38. ncbi [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...
  39. ncbi Dissecting oesophageal sensori-motor functions: the fourth domain
    Adil 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
  40. ncbi Guiding manometry probes into the human small bowel without X-ray: validation of a new technique
    J 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...
  41. ncbi Accuracy of liver stiffness measurement for the diagnosis of cirrhosis in patients with chronic liver diseases
    Nathalie 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...
  42. ncbi Rectal hyposensitivity: prevalence and clinical impact in patients with intractable constipation and fecal incontinence
    Marc 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
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of rectal hyposensitivity and whether the finding of such an abnormality was associated with any clinical impact...
  43. ncbi [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...
  44. ncbi How do I interpret a positive diagnostic test?
    Jerry D Gardner
    Gastrointest Endosc 66:891-3. 2007
  45. ncbi Significant liver damage in patients with bleeding disorders and chronic hepatitis C: non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis using transient elastography
    D 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)...
  46. pmc Adult constipation: a review and clinical guide
    T 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...
  47. ncbi [Using non-invasive transient elastography for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis]
    Jian wen Luo
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
    Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi 14:395-7. 2006
  48. ncbi Transient elastography--an alternative to liver biopsy in patients with chronic hepatitis C?
    C Stanciu
    Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Iasi
    Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi 110:765-70. 2006
    ..This review summarizes current information on transient elastography used for non-invasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C...
  49. ncbi Prospective evaluation of laparoscopic and open 360 degree fundoplication in mild and severe gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
    Thomas 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...
  50. pmc Iatrogenic colorectal perforation induced by anorectal manometry: report of two cases after restorative proctectomy for distal rectal cancer
    Jun Seok Park
    Department of Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, 300 Gumi dong Bundang gu, Seongnam si, Gyeonggi do 463 707, Korea
    World J Gastroenterol 13:6112-4. 2007
    ..We suggest that measurement of the maximum tolerable volume should not be routinely performed after restorative proctectomy for distal rectal cancer...
  51. pmc The diagnostic value of endoscopy and Helicobacter pylori tests for peptic ulcer patients in late post-treatment setting
    Heidi Ingrid Maaroos
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia
    BMC Gastroenterol 4:27. 2004
    ..pylori infection using only non-invasive tests. We compared the diagnostic value of non-invasive and endoscopy based H. pylori tests in a late post-treatment setting...
  52. ncbi Preface
    Gabriele Bianchi Porro
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Chair of Gastroenterology, L Sacco University Hospital, Via G B Grassi, 74, 20157 Milan, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 20:1-2. 2006
  53. ncbi Rhamnose and rhamnitol in dual sugar permeability tests
    Ignacio Malagon
    Department of Anaesthesia, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 43:265-6. 2006
    ..The present report suggests that rhamnose is not an inert sugar and it is partially metabolized into rhamnitol by the human body...
  54. ncbi [Diagnosis and treatment of intestinal inflammation: a sign of the progress in medicine of the XXI century]
    V G Rumiantsev
    Ter Arkh 78:76-81. 2006
  55. ncbi A simple method for the analysis of urinary sucralose for use in tests of intestinal permeability
    A D G Anderson
    Combined Gastroenterology Research Group, Scarborough Hospital, Woodlands Drive, Scarborough YO12 6QL, UK
    Ann Clin Biochem 42:224-6. 2005
    ..We describe a simple assay for urinary sucralose by HPLC with refractive index detection (HPLC-RI)...
  56. ncbi The proton pump inhibitor test and the diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Fabio Pace
    Department of Clinical Sciences, L Sacco, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:423-7. 2010
    ..NERD patients respond less satisfactorily to PPIs, even when functional heartburn patients are excluded and only 'true' NERD patients are considered...
  57. ncbi Globus sensation and gastroesophageal reflux
    Julia 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...
  58. ncbi [How to find the cause of a chronic adult diarrhea]
    Franck Carbonnel
    Service d Hepatogastroenterologie, CHU Bicetre, AP HP, Universite Paris Sud 11, 94275 Le Kremlin Bicetre, France
    Rev Prat 58:1187-91. 2008
    ..It also takes into account the frequency of the many causes of chronic diarrhea. One of its main objectives is to ensure the proper diagnosis of severe causes of chronic diarrhea, notably colorectal neoplasia...
  59. ncbi Cholecystitis
    David R Elwood
    Surgical Associates of Marietta and Kennestone Hospital, 790 Church Street, Suite 570, Marietta, GA 30060, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 88:1241-52, viii. 2008
    ..Appropriate care of the patient who has a diseased gallbladder requires a broad understanding of the acute, chronic, and acalculous cholecystitis syndromes, and awareness of their particular clinical nuances and potential complications...
  60. ncbi Proximal biliary malignancy
    Mohamed Akoad
    Division of Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplantation, The Lahey Clinic Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, 4 West, Burlington, MA 01803, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 88:1409-28, x-xi. 2008
    ..The role of neoadjuvant therapy and liver transplantation in the management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma remains to be defined in light of the recent promising results...
  61. ncbi Interventional EUS for the diagnosis and treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer
    Mohammad Al-Haddad
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
    JOP 11:1-7. 2010
    ..In this review, we will discuss the role EUS-FNA plays in the diagnosis, staging and treatment of patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer...
  62. ncbi [Diagnostic methods for H. pylori infection and health insurance]
    Yoshihiro Fukuda
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hyogo College of Medicine
    Nihon Rinsho 63:215-20. 2005
  63. ncbi Enteric bacterial flora and bacterial overgrowth syndrome
    Clark R Gregg
    Medical Service, Veterans Affairs, North Texas Health Care System, Dallas 75216, USA
    Semin Gastrointest Dis 13:200-9. 2002
    ..Improvements on this approach to SBBOS will be built on more widespread access to sensitive, specific, and less cumbersome testing than is currently available...
  64. ncbi Optimized protocol for diagnosis of acute ileitis
    Elena Garrido
    IBD Clinic, Gastroenterology Department, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 7:1183-8. 2009
    ..We performed a prospective evaluation of the incidence and causes of AI to create a standard protocol for diagnosis...
  65. ncbi A procedure for denoising dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals
    Ervin Sejdic
    Bloorview Research Institute, Bloorview Kids Rehab and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Physiol Meas 31:N1-9. 2010
    ..These results are important for the further development of medical devices based on dual-axis swallowing accelerometry signals...
  66. ncbi Serological markers for coeliac disease: is it time to change?
    M T Bardella
    Dept Gastroenterology, University of Milan, IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore, Italy
    Dig Liver Dis 33:426-31. 2001
    ..The recent finding that tissue transglutaminase is the main auto-antigen of anti-endomysium has led to the discovery of anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies...
  67. ncbi Diagnosing the patient with abdominal pain and altered bowel habits: is it irritable bowel syndrome?
    Keith B Holten
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Am Fam Physician 67:2157-62. 2003
    ..If alarm symptoms are present, a full evaluation should be performed (and gastroenterology referral considered), regardless of the patient's age...
  68. ncbi Diagnosis of food allergy in children: toward a standardization of food challenge
    Bodo Niggemann
    Department of Pediatric Pneumology and Immunology, University Children s Hospital Charité of Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 45:399-404. 2007
    ..Efforts to standardize oral food challenges to achieve the best possible decision on a diet are important to avoid an unnecessary diet that may be harmful to the child...
  69. ncbi The challenge of diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome
    Kevin W Olden
    Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
    Rev Gastroenterol Disord 3:S3-11. 2003
    ..Standard diagnostic criteria, such as the Manning and Rome criteria, greatly facilitate the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of IBS...
  70. pmc Diagnostic yield of alarm features in irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia
    J Hammer
    Universitatsklinik fur Innere Medizin IV, Abteilung für Gastroenterologie und Hepatologie, Vienna, Austria
    Gut 53:666-72. 2004
    ..We aimed to establish the value of alarm features in differentiating between organic disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional dyspepsia (FD)...
  71. ncbi Intersubject and intrasubject variability of gastric volumes in response to isocaloric liquid meals in functional dyspepsia and health
    H Fruehauf
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 19:553-61. 2007
    ..84. The stomach accommodates to a given meal volume, resulting in similar and reproducible postprandial volumes within- and between-subjects. MRI provides reproducible measurements of gastric volume responses in health and disease...
  72. ncbi Seatbelt injury causing perforation of the cervical esophagus: a case report and review of the literature
    Satinderjit S Gill
    Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303, USA
    Am Surg 70:32-4. 2004
    ..We report a cervical esophageal perforation caused by compression by a shoulder-harness seatbelt during a high-speed motor vehicle crash. We are not aware of a similar case in the trauma literature...
  73. ncbi Type 1 diabetes and gastroparesis: diagnosis and treatment
    William L Hasler
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Health System, 3912 Taubman Center, Box 0362, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Curr Gastroenterol Rep 9:261-9. 2007
    ..Current therapy relies on dietary modifications, medications to stimulate gastric evacuation, and agents to reduce vomiting. Endoscopic and surgical options are increasingly used in patients who are refractory to drug treatment...
  74. ncbi Double-balloon ERCP in patients who have undergone Roux-en-Y surgery: a case series
    Daniel S Emmett
    Department of Gastroenterology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75246, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 66:1038-41. 2007
    ..The recent introduction of the double-balloon endoscope permits the examination of a much longer segment of the small bowel compared with a standard endoscope and may be used to perform ERCP in these patients...
  75. ncbi Deferral of the rectal examination in blunt trauma patients: a clinical decision rule
    Gregory Guldner
    Department of Emergency Medicine, The School of Medicine, and the Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma Surgery, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:635-41. 2004
    ..To develop a clinical decision rule that would allow for the safe deferral of the digital rectal examination (DRE) in blunt trauma patients...
  76. ncbi [Gastric functions using capsules containing contrast medium: characteristics in patients with esophagitis]
    Yoshinori Ota
    Division of Radiological Technology, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Hospital
    Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi 59:1183-6. 2003
    ..We were able to estimate intragastric capsule movement by this method. Here, we report gastric functions in patients with esophagitis. We were able to recognize gastric dysfunction (delayed gastric emptying) in these patients...
  77. ncbi Use of upper gastrointestinal studies after laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Atul K Madan
    Surg Endosc 22:275-6. 2008
  78. ncbi Computed tomography gastrography with volume-rendering technique: correlation with double-contrast barium study and conventional gastroscopy
    Se Hyung Kim
    Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Collage of Medicine, and Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul, Korea
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 27:140-9. 2003
    ..In cases of gastric neoplasm and varix, both the extraluminal pathologies of the lesion and the relation between the intraluminal and extraluminal components can be evaluated simultaneously...
  79. ncbi Does an upper gastrointestinal study change operative management for gastroesophageal reflux?
    Patricia A Valusek
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 45:1169-72. 2010
    ..Therefore, we reviewed our experience in patients undergoing fundoplication to quantify the impact of the UGI...
  80. ncbi Role of the primary care provider in the diagnosis and management of heartburn
    Pamela R Kushner
    Department of Family Medicine, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
    Curr Med Res Opin 26:759-65. 2010
    ..Often, patients are able to recognize symptoms and self-treat heartburn; however, patients with more persistent and/or troublesome symptoms should be evaluated by a physician or other healthcare provider...
  81. ncbi Combined multichannel intraluminal impedance and pH esophageal testing compared to pH alone for diagnosing both acid and weakly acidic gastroesophageal reflux
    Amine 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...
  82. ncbi Clinical and instrumental parameters in patients with constipation and incontinence: their potential implications in the functional aspects of these disorders
    L Brusciano
    First Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Int J Colorectal Dis 24:961-7. 2009
    ....
  83. ncbi Rectal bleeding in Egyptian children
    Hamed A El-Khayat
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    Ann Trop Paediatr 26:337-44. 2006
    ..In a prospective study to outline the aetiology of bleeding per rectum (BPR) in Egyptian infants and children, a subsidiary aim was to define some of the clinical characteristics of the different aetiologies...
  84. ncbi Liver stiffness measurement predicts severe portal hypertension in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis
    Francesco Vizzutti
    Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Center for Research, Higher Education and Transfer DENOThe, Firenze, Italy
    Hepatology 45:1290-7. 2007
    ....
  85. ncbi Celiac sprue: to diet or digest
    Joseph A Murray
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:629-30. 2005
  86. ncbi Day-to-day reproducibility of anorectal sensorimotor assessments in healthy subjects
    A E Bharucha
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 16:241-50. 2004
    ....
  87. ncbi Ear, nose, and throat manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Complaints can be telltale signs
    Larry K Burton
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Postgrad Med 117:39-45. 2005
    ....
  88. ncbi [The clinical study of water loading in gastric sensation thresholds testing]
    Qi Xiang Li
    Division of Gastroenterology, Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Technology and Science, Wuhan 430022, China
    Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi 43:436-8. 2004
    ..To establish a simple, noninvasive, physiologic diagnostic assay for evaluating gastric sensation thresholds...
  89. ncbi Evaluation of the barostat for recordings of gastrointestinal motility
    M E Kreis
    University Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Tubingen, Germany
    Digestion 66:213-21. 2002
    ..No detailed technical evaluation to characterize the properties of this device for motility recordings has been reported. We, therefore, aimed to test the barostat in vitro under standardized conditions...
  90. ncbi Trypsin-based laboratory methods and carboxypeptidase activation peptide in acute pancreatitis
    Marja Leena Kylänpää-Bäck
    Department of Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital Helsinki, Finland
    JOP 3:34-48. 2002
    ..Here we review the current knowledge and clinical implications of trypsin based laboratory methods and carboxypeptidase activation peptide (CAPAP) in the diagnosis and severity assessment of acute pancreatitis...
  91. ncbi Economic constraints in the diagnosis of peptic ulcer disease
    A Sonnenberg
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 10:765-9. 1998
    ..The discovery of Helicobacter pylori and its role in upper gastrointestinal disease has changed the outlook on diagnosis of peptic ulcer disease...
  92. ncbi Diagnosis of symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease
    Peter 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...
  93. pmc Axial force measurement for esophageal function testing
    Flemming 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...
  94. ncbi Irritable bowel syndrome: epidemiology and diagnosis
    Yishai Ron
    Department of Gastroenterology, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:201-2. 2003
  95. ncbi Multi-sensor radiotelemetry system for intestinal motility measurement
    H 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...
  96. pmc Gastroparesis: current diagnostic challenges and management considerations
    Shamaila 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...
  97. ncbi [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...
  98. ncbi Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli infection
    Jose 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...
  99. ncbi Autonomic nerve dysfunction in pathologically obese patients
    E 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...
  100. ncbi Manometric, sensorimotor, and neurophysiologic evaluation of anorectal function
    S 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...
  101. ncbi Bedside assessment of swallowing in stroke: water tests are not enough
    Charles 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...

Research Grants2

  1. ANORECTAL MANIFESTATIONS OF FEMALE PELVIC FLOOR DISORDER
    Adil Bharucha; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  2. Epidemiology and Mechanisms of Fecal Incontinence
    Adil Bharucha; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..