Esophageal Atresia

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Esophageal Atresia

Esophageal atresia, also known as tracheoesophageal fistula, is a disorder that occurs before birth when the esophogous does not develop properly and in turn affects the digestive system. The esophogous is the tube that normally carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Symptoms of this disorder include bluish coloration of the skin, coughing, gagging, and choking when trying to eat as well as drooling. Some babies with this disorder also have other problems such as heart or other digestive tract disorders. Esophageal altresia is considered a surgical emergency and surgery to repair the esophogous should be done quickly after birth in order to treat the disorder. This disorder occurs in about 1 out of 4,000 births.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Esophageal Atresia" returned 104 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula.
 

Author(s): Laura Forero Zapata, Mariann Pappagallo

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2018 Aug;379(7):e11.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Four cancer cases after esophageal atresia repair: Time to start screening the upper gastrointestinal tract.
 

Author(s): Floor Wt Vergouwe, Madeleine Gottrand, Bas Pl Wijnhoven, Hanneke IJsselstijn, Guillaume Piessen, Marco J Bruno, René Mh Wijnen, Manon Cw Spaander

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2018 Mar;24(9):1056-1062.

 

Esophageal atresia (EA) is one of the most common congenital digestive malformations and requires surgical correction early in life. Dedicated centers have reported survival rates up to 95%. The most frequent comorbidities after EA repair are dysphagia (72%) and gastroesophageal reflux ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Etiological heterogeneity and clinical variability in newborns with esophageal atresia.
 

Author(s): Ettore Piro, Ingrid Anne Mandy Schierz, Mario Giuffrè, Giovanni Cuffaro, Simona La Placa, Vincenzo Antona, Federico Matina, Giuseppe Puccio, Marcello Cimador, Giovanni Corsello

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The aim of this study was to define different characteristics of infants with esophageal atresia and correlations with neonatal level of care, morbidity and mortality occurring during hospital stay.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Esophageal Atresia" returned 20 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Congenital Esophageal Atresia and Microtia in a Newborn Secondary to Mycophenolate Mofetil Exposure During Pregnancy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Musaed Mohammed Alsebayel, Faisal Abdulrahman Abaalkhail, Faisal Mohammed Alsebayel, Dema A Alissa, Ahmed Hamdan Al-Jedai, Hussien Elsiesy

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BACKGROUND Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs to prevent organ transplant rejection in combination with calcineurin inhibitors and steroids. It has a different toxicity profile than tacrolimus and cyclosporine.  Gastrointestinal tract disturbances ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Are prophylactic anti-reflux medications effective after esophageal atresia repair? Systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Hiromu Miyake, Yong Chen, Alison Hock, Shogo Seo, Yuhki Koike, Agostino Pierro

Journal: Pediatr. Surg. Int.. 2018 May;34(5):491-497.

 

Gastroesophageal reflux after surgical repair of esophageal atresia (EA) can be associated with complications, such as esophageal stricture. Recent guidelines recommend prophylactic anti-reflux medication (PARM) after EA repair. However, the effectiveness of PARM is still unclear. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Respiratory Morbidity in Children with Repaired Congenital Esophageal Atresia with or without Tracheoesophageal Fistula.
 

Author(s): Maria Francesca Patria, Stefano Ghislanzoni, Francesco Macchini, Mara Lelii, Alessandro Mori, Ernesto Leva, Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito

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Congenital esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula (CEA ± TEF) is a relatively common malformation that occurs in 1 of 2500-4500 live births. Despite the refinement of surgical techniques, a considerable proportion of children experience short- and long-term ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Individualized Management for Long Gap Esophageal Atresia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Atresia

 

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2017

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National Register of Oesophageal Atresia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Atresia

 

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2017

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Management of Esophagitis Following Repair of Esophageal Atresia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Atresia; Esophagitis

 

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2018

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