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Topic: Esophageal Disorders

  1. Fact Sheet: Distal Esophageal Spasm (DES) - Formerly Known as Diffuse Esophageal Spasm

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    By: R. Matthew Gideon, MD; Philip O. Katz, MD, FACP, FACG

    DES is a rare disorder. Usual symptoms are chest pain and trouble swallowing. The chest pain can feel like a heart attack. Tests are needed to diagnose DES. DES does not lead to other serious illnesses. Most patients can be treated successfully. A review.

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  2. Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Adult Neurogenic Dysphagia -- Disorders and Conditions that Disrupt Swallowing

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    By: Shaheen Hamdy, MB, ChB, PhD

    Dysphagia is a disorder characterized by difficulty swallowing. Swallowing involves more than transporting material from the mouth to the stomach for digestion. It also involves protection of the airway, rejection of harmful ingested substances, and the preparation of foods for digestion. When swallowing is disrupted, the consequences can be devastating. This article provides an overview of causes, medical assessment, complications, and management of neurogenic dysphagia.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Another Complication of Reflux: Laryngeal Pharyngeal Reflux (LPR)

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    By: J. Patrick Waring, MD

    Many patients with throat discomfort are surprised when they are told that they have laryngeal pharyngeal reflux (LPR). Gastric acid can cause significant inflammation when it falls on the vocal cords. If this happens repeatedly, a person can be left with a number of bothersome throat problems, such as hoarseness, frequent throat clearing, coughing, or the sensation that there is something stuck in their throat. Many patients with LPR do not have any of the typical GERD symptoms. This has lead to some controversies and misunderstandings about LPR.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Barrett’s Esophagus and Diet

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    By: J. Patrick Waring, MD

    Patients with Barrett’s esophagus are often confused about dietary recommendations. This Clinical Corner article outlines our current understanding of how certain foods may affect those who suffer from reflux, GERD, or Barrett's esophagus; and gives some general guidelines for eating patterns that may prevent worsening symptoms.

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  5. Fact Sheet: Do I Need Another Endoscopy?

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    By: J. Patrick Waring, MD

    This Clinical Corner article explains the current guidelines for how often an endoscopy should be performed in patients with GERD or Barrett's Esophagus.

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  6. Fact Sheet: 7-Day Diary

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    For reflux disease (GERD) or chronic heartburn, a one week daily diary to help you get the most out of your next doctor visit.

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  7. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 16.01 - Spring 2007 - ELECTRONIC PDF

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    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 16.01 - Spring 2007 - ELECTRONIC PDFIn this issue:

    • April is IBS Awareness Month
    • What Patients Know and Would Like to Know About IBS
    • Relationships and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Bowel Incontinence and Aging
    • Distal Esophageal Spasm (formerly Diffuse Esophageal Spasm)
    • Clinical Corner
    • Capitol Hill Minute
    • Announcements: Celebrity Support for Digestive Health; IFFGD Research Awards
    • Books of Interest
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants
    • Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Understanding Intestinal Gas
    • Profiles from the IFFGD Community

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

     

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