SYNERGISTIC USE OF ARGON PLASMA COAGULATION (APC) AND SELF-EXPANDING METALLIC STENTS (SEMS) FOR THE PALLIATION OF MALIGNANT DYSPHAGIA
- Fully Covered Alimaxx Esophageal Metal Stents in the Endoscopic Treatment of Benign Esophageal Diseases. Senousy, Bahaa; Gupte, Anand; Draganov, Peter; Forsmark, Chris; Wagh, Mihir // Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Dec2010, Vol. 55 Issue 12, p3399
Background: Expandable esophageal stents are widely used for the palliation of dysphagia in patients with esophageal cancer and are also beginning to be used in patients with benign esophageal diseases such as refractory strictures and fistulas. There is concern regarding the increased risk of...
- Palliative Dilation for Dysphagia in Esophageal Carcinoma. Heit, Howard A.; Johnson, Lawrence F.; Siegel, Stephen R.; Boyce Jr., H. Worth // Annals of Internal Medicine;Nov78 Part 1, Vol. 89 Issue 5, p629
Evaluates the palliative dilation for dysphagia in esophageal carcinoma. Information on the patients; Materials and methods; Results of the study.
- X-ray quiz: a case of dysphagia. Patel, Prad // GP: General Practitioner;9/23/2002, p52
Presents the case of a patient with dysphagia. Assessment on the contraindication of an endoscopy; Emergence of a recurrent pulmonary aspiration as a complication of a pharyngeal pouch; Clinical manifestations of the disorder.
- A functional diagnosis of dysphagia using videoendoscopy. Spiegel, Joseph R.; Selber, Jesse C.; Creed, Judith // ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Aug1998, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p628
Focuses on the use of videoendoscopy in the diagnosis of dysphagia. Two principal aspects in evaluation of patients with symptoms of dysphagia; Assessment of swallowing ability; Performance of the videoendoscopic swallowing study (VESS); Results of the study.
- EDITOR'S QUIZ: GI SNAPSHOT: A case of a "fragile" oesophagus. Anagnostopoulos, G. K.; Shonde, T.; Koye, P.; Ragunath, K. // Gut;Oct2006, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p1495
A quiz concerning the medical case of a 25-year-old man who underwent gastroscopy due to longstanding dysphagia is presented.
- Endoscopy at 35,000 feet: Hand me that duct tape! Sonnenshein, Mark // Medical Economics;04/10/2000, Vol. 77 Issue 7, p235
Reports that the author had to perform endoscopy during a flight after an elderly passenger had swallowed a foreign object. Application of conscious sedation by way of a six-pack of bourbon shots; Construction of a makeshift endoscope; Benefits of ingenuity.
- The development and implementation of a standardized policy for the management of dysphagia in motor neurone disease. Kirker, FJ; Oliver, DJ // Palliative Medicine;Jul2003, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p322
Following an audit to determine the standards of the assessment and management of dysphagia within the Wisdom Hospice, a standardized, multidisciplinary dysphagia policy was established, incorporating a dysphagia trained nurse (DTN) scheme. The standards of care of dysphagic patients were...
- Esophageal Substitution. Neptune, Wilford B. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Sep1969, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p218
Restoration of swallowing is accomplished effectively with colon substitution for the obstructed esophagus. In benign disease, the results are excellent. In malignant disease, it is a safe and reliable method for palliation. When indicated, resection of the malignant lesion, with or without...
- Treatment of Esophageal Fistulas with a New Polyurethane- Covered, Self--Expanding Mesh Stent: A Prospective Study. Bethge, N.; Sommer, A.; Vakil, N. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec1995, Vol. 90 Issue 12, p2143
Objectives: Esophagorespiratory fistulas are serious complications of malignant disease in the esophagus and are associated with rapid deterioration and death. Palliation has thus far consisted of insertion of a plastic stent to occlude the fistula opening. Insertion of these stents is...