Effect of transoral incisionless fundoplication on symptoms, PPI use, and pH-impedance refluxes of GERD patients.

BACKGROUND: Three previous studies from the same institution have reported that transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) with the EsophyX device is effective for creating a continent gastroesophageal valve and for good functional results as measured only by pH-metry in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect… Read more »

Total vs Partial Fundoplication in the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Meta-Analysis

OBJECTIVE: To perform a meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing partial fundoplication (PF) with total (Nissen) fundoplication (TF) for gastroesophageal reflux disease in terms of morbidity, efficacy, and long-term symptomatology. DATA SOURCES: A structured Medline search for published studies. STUDY SELECTION: The available literature from 1975 until June 2007 was searched using the Medical Subject Headings… Read more »

Antireflux transoral incisionless fundoplication using EsophyX: 12-month results of a prospective multicenter study

BACKGROUND: A novel transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) procedure using the EsophyX system with SerosaFuse fasteners was designed to reconstruct a full-thickness valve at the gastroesophageal junction through tailored delivery of multiple fasteners during a single-device insertion. The safety and efficacy of TIF for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) were evaluated in a prospective multicenter trial.… Read more »

A valve mechanism to prevent gastroesophageal reflux and esophagitis

Adler RH, Firme CN, Lanigan JM. A valve mechanism to prevent gastroesophageal reflux and esophagitis. Surgery. 1958;44:63-75. After searches in PubMed.gov, Amazon.com and AbeBooks.com we were unable to locate a digital copy of this peer-reviewed clinical publication. This material may be protected by copyright law. It is our intent to honor Drs Richard H Adler,… Read more »