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Genetic Variations Related to Gastrointestinal System Linked to Parkinson's by Medline Plus Posted Thu 26 Jun 2014 11:29am Source: Parkinson's Disease Foundation Related MedlinePlus Page: Parkinson's Disease Read on »
Gastrointestinal manifestations of systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) by Jan Posted Mon 19 Apr 2010 12:00am INTRODUCTION Nearly 90 percent of patients with systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) have some degree of gastrointestinal (GI) involvement, with approximately one-half being symptomatic. Severe GI problems, including malabsorption and intestinal pseudoobstruction, are much less common, affecting less than 10 percent of patients during the fir ... Read on »
pathophysiology and management of gastrointestinal dysmotility in systemic sclerosis (scleroderma). by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm 2 Comments By SALLAM, H. and Colleague Abstract: SUMMARY: Gastrointestinal dysmotility in systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is prevalent in 90% of patients, increasing morbidity and in some cases mortality. The resultant gastrointestinal complications are usually extensive, involving many regions of the gut from the oesophagus to the anus. Collag ... Read on »
Gastrointestinal manifestations of systemic sclerosis. by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Research by Domsic R. and Colleague. Systemic sclerosis is a chronic disorder of connective tissue that affects the gastrointestinal tract in more than 80% of patients. Changes in neuromuscular function with progressive fibrosis of smooth muscle within the muscularis propria impair normal motor function, which may secondarily alter transit ... Read on »
Gastrointestinal involvement in systemic sclerosis by Jan Posted Thu 11 Feb 2010 12:00am By Marie I. Gastrointestinal involvement is frequent in systemic sclerosis (SSc), occurring in 75 to 90% of patients with diffuse or limited cutaneous SSc. Although all regions of the gut may be affected, the esophagus is the most common gastrointestinal localization of this disease. If not diagnosed at an early stage, resulting com ... Read on »
Severe gastrointestinal involvement in systemic sclerosis: Report of five cases and review of the literature . by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm By K . Jaovisidha and Colleague Abstract Objective To review current literature on the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) manifestations of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and to report on 5 patients with severe gastrointestinal SSc. Materials and methods The clinical course and histopathology of 5 patients are described. A review of the medical ... Read on »
Systemic Sclerosis...GASTROINTESTINAL MANIFESTATIONS by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm By MAUREEN D. MAYES, MD, MPH Next to skin involvement, the GI system is most commonly affected. Depending on the extent of involvement, signs and symptoms can include frequent heartburn, dysphagia, esophageal stricture formation, mucosal dysplasia (Barrett’s esophagus), erosive esophagitis, astritis, gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE or ... Read on »
Gastrointestinal complications: the most frequent internal complications of systemic sclerosis. by Jan Posted Mon 21 Dec 2009 12:00am By Forbes A. and Marie I. Manifestations of SSc in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are common, occurring in 50-90% of patients. They typically result from the fibrosis that characterizes this disease. Manifestations of SSc can affect many sites within the GI tract, and patients may experience substantial dysfunction in the processes of mo ... Read on »
Gastrointestinal symptoms and motility disorders in patients with systemic scleroderma by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Research by Agostino Di Ciaula and Colleague. Background Studies on gastrointestinal symptoms, dysfunctions, and neurological disorders in systemic scleroderma are lacking so far. Methods Thirty-eight scleroderma patients (34 limited, 4 diffuse), 60 healthy controls and 68 dyspeptic controls were scored for upper and lower gastroin ... Read on »
Screening and therapy for malnutrition and related gastro-intestinal disorders in systemic sclerosis: recommendations of a North by Jan Posted Thu 02 Sep 2010 12:00am OBJECTIVES: To develop a set of recommendations for clinicians caring for patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) to guide their approach to the patient with malnutrition and possible malabsorption. METHODS: The Canadian Scleroderma Research Group convened a meeting of experts in the areas of nutrition, speech pathology, oral h ... Read on »