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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The terms "Esophageal Atresia" returned 64 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oto-facial syndrome and esophageal atresia, intellectual disability and zygomatic anomalies - expanding the phenotypes associated with EFTUD2 mutations.
 

Author(s): Claudia Voigt, André Mégarbané, Kornelia Neveling, Johanna Christina Czeschik, Beate Albrecht, Bert Callewaert, Florian von Deimling, Andreas Hehr, Marie Falkenberg Smeland, Rainer König, Alma Kuechler, Carlo Marcelis, Maria Puiu, Willie Reardon, Hilde Monica Frostad Riise Stensland, Bernd Schweiger, Marloes Steehouwer, Christopher Teller, Marcel Martin, Sven Rahmann, Ute Hehr, Han G Brunner, Hermann-Josef Lüdecke, Dagmar Wieczorek

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Mutations in EFTUD2 were proven to cause a very distinct mandibulofacial dysostosis type Guion-Almeida (MFDGA, OMIM #610536). Recently, gross deletions and mutations in EFTUD2 were determined to cause syndromic esophageal atresia (EA), as well. We set forth to find further conditions ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2013

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Clinical outcomes of esophageal atresia: comparison between the Waterston and the Spitz classifications.
 

Author(s): Rangsan Niramis, Pitiporn Tangkhabuanbut, Maitree Anuntkosol, Veera Buranakitjaroen, Achariya Tongsin, Varaporn Mahatharadol

Journal: Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.. 2013 Jun;42(6):297-300.

 

Preoperative prognostic predictors are important for surgeons and parents to estimate the survival of patients with esophageal atresia (EA). The aim of this study was to update the clinical outcomes of EA treatment by comparing between the Waterston and the Spitz classification.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2013

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Esophageal atresia in newborns: a wide spectrum from the isolated forms to a full VACTERL phenotype?
 

Author(s): Simona La Placa, Mario Giuffrè, Antonella Gangemi, Stefania Di Noto, Federico Matina, Federica Nociforo, Vincenzo Antona, Maria Rita Di Pace, Maria Piccione, Giovanni Corsello

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VATER association was first described in 1972 by Quan and Smith as an acronym which identifies a non-random co-occurrence of Vertebral anomalies, Anal atresia, Tracheoesophageal fistula and/or Esophageal atresia, Radial dysplasia. It is even possible to find out Cardiovascular, Renal ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2013

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The terms "Esophageal Atresia" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Current knowledge on esophageal atresia.
 

Author(s): Paulo Fernando Martins Pinheiro, Ana Cristina Simões e Silva, Regina Maria Pereira

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2012 Jul;18(28):3662-72.

 

Esophageal atresia (EA) with or without tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is the most common congenital anomaly of the esophagus. The improvement of survival observed over the previous two decades is multifactorial and largely attributable to advances in neonatal intensive care, neonatal ...

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2012

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Etiology of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula: "mind the gap".
 

Author(s): Elisabeth M de Jong, Janine F Felix, Annelies de Klein, Dick Tibboel

Journal: Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2010 Jun;12(3):215-22.

 

Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) are major congenital malformations affecting 1:3500 live births. Current research efforts are focused on understanding the etiology of these defects. We describe well-known animal models, human syndromes, and associations involving ...

Last Updated: 21 May 2010

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Genetic factors in esophageal atresia, tracheo-esophageal fistula and the VACTERL association: roles for FOXF1 and the 16q24.1 FOX transcription factor gene cluster, and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Charles Shaw-Smith

Journal: Eur J Med Genet. ;53(1):6-13.

 

Esophageal atresia with/without tracheo-esophageal fistula is a relatively common malformation, occurring in around 1 in 3500 births. In around half of cases, additional malformations are present, forming either a syndrome of known genetic aetiology, or a recognised association, of ...

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2010

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Open or Keyhole Surgery Through the Chest for Newborn Babies: Effect on Blood Gases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Esophageal Atresia With Tracheo-esophageal Fistula; Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

 

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2012

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Rectal and Oral Omeprazole Treatment of Reflux Disease in Infants.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Gastroesophageal Reflux; Esophageal Atresia; Hernia, Diaphragmatic

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2013

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