The histologic features of the esophageal changes are those common to many severe ulcerating esophageal disorders
Chapters are divided among preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative considerations; and characteristics, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of esophageal disorders
, hernias, and disorders of the stomach and duodenum, small and large intestines, bowel, rectum and anus, pancreas, liver, biliary tree and gallbladder, spleen, lung, and vascular system.
Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Director of the Esophageal Disorders
Program at the Medical University of South Carolina and a principal investigator of this study.
Patients who benefit from enteral tube feeding include post-stroke and head and neck trauma victims, and those with cancer, gastrointestinal and esophageal disorders
Castell is professor of medicine and director, Esophageal Disorders
Program at the Medical University of South Carolina, and is past president of the American Gastroenterological Association.
The investigators found the PillCam ESO video capsule to be a convenient, safe and sensitive method for detecting esophageal lesions and suggested that it could be an effective tool for screening patients with esophageal disorders
such as chronic GERD symptoms to detect visual signs of Barrett's esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition.
The 204-bed facility provides general acute services as well as specialty programs including the center for heartburn and esophageal disorders
, bariatric surgery, sub-acute services, and pulmonary rehabilitation.
Interim analysis of first 80 patients from the seven site multi-center pivotal trial showed ECE to be convenient, safe and sensitive method for visualization of esophageal disorders
and that it could provide effective method to screen patients with GERD symptoms for Barrett's esophagus.
The results of the study demonstrate that nocturnal acid breakthrough, which generally occurs during treatment with delayed-release PPIs, was markedly decreased after once-daily dosing at bedtime with ZEGERID," said Donald Castell, MD, professor of medicine and director, Esophageal Disorders
Program at Medical University of South Carolina.