Novel mechanism for impaired nitrergic relaxation in achalasia
- THE ENIGMA OF ACHALASIA. Geisinger, Kim // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug1995, Vol. 90 Issue 8, p1354
Comments on an article concerning the study of resected specimens of achalasia. Abstract of the article; Histologic changes found within the myenteric plexus; Discussion on the strengths of the investigation of achalasia.
- Fixed Corkscrew Pattern of the Esophagus. Hodes, Steven E.; Korsten, Mark A. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar1980, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p249
The radiographic, manometric and endoscopic evaluation of an alcoholic patient with dysphagia, a mid esophageal diverticulum and "corkscrewing" of the distal esophagus is reported. The patient displayed a constant deformity of the distal esophagus which was associated with progressive but...
- FUNCTIONAL CAUSES OF DYSPHAGIA. McMahon, John M. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jan1956, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p51
Studies the functional causes of dysphagia by researchers from Bessemer, Alabama. Identification of three factors that cause dysphagia; Indications showing that cardiospasm is a psychosomatic disorder; Use of psychotherapy as an integral part of the management along with dilatation.
- BLOOD VESSELS IN GANGLIA IN HUMAN ESOPHAGUS MIGHT EXPLAIN THE HIGHER FREQUENCY OF MEGAESOPHAGUS COMPARED WITH MEGACOLON. ADAD, Sheila Jorge; ETCHEBEHERE, Renata Margarida; JAMMAL, Alessandro Adad // Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo;Nov/Dec2014, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p529
This study aimed to determine the existence of blood vessels within ganglia of the myenteric plexus of the human esophagus and colon. At necropsy, 15 stillborns, newborns and children up to two years of age, with no gastrointestinal disorders, were examined. Rings of the esophagus and colon were...
- Calbindin-immunopositive cells are cholinergic interneurons in the myenteric plexus of rabbit ileum. Dénes, Viktória; Gábriel, Robert // Cell & Tissue Research;Nov2004, Vol. 318 Issue 2, p465
The 28-kDa calcium-binding protein (calbindin) is a widely studied neuronal marker in the enteric nervous system of numerous species. Calbindin has previously been detected in myenteric neurons of rabbit ileum in which 3% of all myenteric neurons are calbindin-immunopositive. We have studied the...
- cardiospasm. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p370
A definition of the term "cardiospasm," which refers to achalasia of the esophagus is presented.
- Idiopathic Achalasia: Are There Different Types? Castell, Donald O. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec1992, Vol. 87 Issue 12, p1693
Introduces a study on achalasia of the esophagus discussed in the Volume 87, Number 12 issue of "The American Journal of Gastroenterology."
- Pre and post-surgical dysphagia outcome associated with posterior fossa tumour in children. Angela Morgan; Deborah Sell; Martina Ryan; Elizabeth Raynsford; Richard Hayward // Journal of Neuro-Oncology;May2008, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p347
AbstractÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Background Swallowing impairment (dysphagia) has been reported as a possible sequela following surgical removal of posterior fossa tumours (PFT). Dysphagia may result in aspiration of food/fluid leading to respiratory tract infection, placing the patient at...
- Upper Endoscopy and Glucagon: A New Technique in the Management of Acute Esophageal Food Impaction. Alaradi, Osama; Bartholomew, Maria; Barkin, Jamie S. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Mar2001, Vol. 96 Issue 3, p912
Presents a case study which examined the use of glucagon and upper endoscopy for the management of esophageal food impaction. Case report of the patients; Reasons for the use of a combination of glucagon at the time of endoscopy; Limitation of using the combined therapeutic approach of upper...