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 103 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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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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Esophageal atresia with distal fistula - unusual case series. Considerations related to epidemiological aspects, malformative associations, and prenatal diagnosis.
 

Author(s): Maria Livia Ognean, Laura Corina Zgârcea, Laura Bălănescu, Oana Boantă, Raluca Elena Dumitra, Florin Grosu, Dan Georgian Bratu, Adrian Gheorghe Boicean, Liliana Coldea, Radu Chicea

Journal: Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2017 ;58(3):1069-1076.

 

Esophageal atresia (EA) is the most frequent and severe congenital anomaly of the esophagus, occurring in 1:2500-1:4500 live births. Five types of EA have been described, EA with tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) being the most frequent.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Esophageal Atresia" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Fibronectin glomerulopathy complicated with persistent cloaca and congenital esophageal atresia: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Misaki Takii, Takaichi Suehiro, Aya Shima, Hideki Yotsueda, Satoshi Hisano, Ritsuko Katafuchi

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Fibronectin glomerulopathy is a rare, inherited, autosomal dominant, glomerular disease characterized by proteinuria, microscopic hematuria, hypertension, massive glomerular deposits of fibronectin, and slow progression to end-stage renal failure. Because the incident of fibronectin ...

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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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