Ulcer Syndrome (ulcer + syndrome)

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Selected Abstracts


Equine gastric ulcer syndrome: The continuing conundrum

EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL, Issue 7 2009
J. A. NADEAU
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Appeal for proper usage of the term ,EGUS': Equine gastric ulcer syndrome

EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL, Issue 7 2009
A. M. MERRITT
No abstract is available for this article. [source]


Effects of Intravenously Administrated Omeprazole on Gastric Juice pH and Gastric Ulcer Scores in Adult Horses

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE, Issue 5 2006
Frank M. Andrews
The study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of omeprazole powder in sterile water, administered intravenously, on gastric juice pH in adult horses with naturally occurring gastric ulcers. Omeprazole (0.5 mg/kg, IV) was administered once daily for 5 days to adult horses with gastric ulcers. Gastric juice was aspirated through the biopsy channel of an endoscope and pH was measured before and 1 hour after administration of omeprazole on day 1, and then before and after administration of omeprazole on day 5. Gastric ulcer scores were recorded on day 1 before administration of omeprazole and on day 5, 23 hours after the 4th daily dose. Gastric juice pH and ulcer scores were compared between the times. When compared with the pre-injection value (2.01 0.42), mean SD gastric juice pH was significantly higher when measured 1 hour after administration of the initial dose (4.35 2.31), and before (5.27 1.74) and 1 hour after (7.00 0.25) administration of omeprazole on day 5. Nonglandular gastric ulcer number score significantly decreased from a mean SD of 3.2 0.80 to 2.0 1.1, but nonglandular gastric ulcer severity score remained the same. Few glandular ulcers were seen in the study, and scores did not change. Because of its potent and long duration of action on gastric juice pH, this intravenous formulation of omeprazole may show promise for treatment of equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) in horses with dysphagia, gastric reflux, or other conditions that restrict oral intake of omeprazole paste.a Aspiration of gastric juice and measurement of pH can be of use to determine whether the desired pH > 4.0 has been reached after omeprazole treatment. [source]


Transanal endoscopic microsurgery , lessons from a single UK centre series

COLORECTAL DISEASE, Issue 6 2002
G. M. Lloyd
Abstract Objectives Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM), a minimally invasive technique has been employed in the excision of benign and selected malignant rectal tumours since 1983. We present a single surgeon's series of 102 procedures. Patients and methods A retrospective case note review of 102 procedures performed over a 6-year period between 1996 and 2001. Results One hundred and two TEM procedures were performed on 100 patients. 68 for adenomas, 19 potentially curative excisions for carcinoma, 13 palliative procedures for advanced carcinoma and 2 for solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS). Four adenomas recurred and were successfully treated by various procedures. None went on to develop malignancy, or a further recurrence. Of the cancers, six T1 and 10 T2 were excised with curative intent. Three T3 cancers were excised before endorectal ultrasound was available in the unit and went on to have definitive procedures. One T1 and two T2 carcinomas were not completely histologically excised. These patients were offered definitive procedure and there have been no recurrences. 11 patients underwent palliative TEM procedures, 2 went on to have a recurrence of symptoms. Both underwent a successful second TEM procedure. Conclusions Although longer term follow up is still required, TEM appears to be an effective method of excising benign tumours and T1 carcinomas of the rectum. The role of TEM in the treatment of T2 carcinomas is, as yet, unclear and needs further evaluation although the results of our series and others are encouraging. [source]