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BACKGROUND Gastric phytobezoars represent the most common bezoars in patients with poor gastric motility. A variety of dissolution therapies and endoscopic fragmentation techniques have been evaluated as conservative treatment so as to avoid surgery. AIM To investigate the effectiveness of Coca-Cola for gastric phytobezoars dissolution. METHODS We(More)
The purpose of this article is to give an overview of the relation between feeding and gastrointestinal symptoms and complaints, and to review different motility disorders that have implications for food intake. We also report the consequences for nutrition state and the evidence-based principles of dietary modification in patients with motility disorders.
Therapeutic colonoscopy with electrocautery is widely used around the world. Adequate colonic cleansing is considered a crucial factor for the safety of this procedure. Colonic gas explosion, although rare, is one of the most frightening iatrogenic complications during colonoscopy with electrocautery. This complication is the result of an accumulation of(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Functional dyspepsia (FD) is considered a heterogeneous disorder with different pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to the symptom pattern. The Rome II committee proposed that subdividing patients with FD into groups with predominant pain versus discomfort might identify subgroups with homogeneous pathophysiological and clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES Ambulatory 24-h pH-impedance monitoring can be used to assess the relationship of persistent symptoms and reflux episodes, despite proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. Using this technique, we aimed to identify patients with hypersensitive esophagus and evaluate the effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on their symptoms. (More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic gastroparesis is a syndrome characterised by severely delayed gastric emptying of solids without an obvious underlying organic cause. Although delayed gastric emptying is traditionally considered the mechanism underlying the symptoms in these patients, poor correlations with symptom severity have been reported. AIMS To investigate(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanism underlying increased perception of food bolus passage in the absence of esophageal mechanical obstruction has not been completely elucidated. A correlation between the intensity of the symptom and the severity of esophageal dysfunction, either motility (manometry) or bolus transit (impedance) has not been clearly demonstrated. The(More)
BACKGROUND Submucosal injection of normal saline (NS) is commonly used during endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) but is quickly absorbed. Sodium hyaluronate (SH) produces longer lasting mucosal elevation but is expensive. AIMS To evaluate the performance of novel solutions for submucosal injection in comparison(More)
OBJECTIVE IBS shows genetic predisposition, but adequately powered gene-hunting efforts have been scarce so far. We sought to identify true IBS genetic risk factors by means of genome-wide association (GWA) and independent replication studies. DESIGN We conducted a GWA study (GWAS) of IBS in a general population sample of 11,326 Swedish twins. IBS cases(More)
OBJECTIVES Distal esophageal (Schatzki's) rings are a frequent cause of dysphagia. Bougienage is generally effective, but relapses are common. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of long-term antisecretory therapy on the relapse rate of lower esophageal rings after successful bougienage with Savary dilators. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study was(More)