Study on rare Epiphrenic Diverticulum associated with swallowing, published

first_img Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app News Read Article Related Posts The study was carried out for 10 years where 72 patients were successfully treated for achalasia by opting for a laparoscopic heller procedure known as cardiomyotomyA study on rare Epiphrenic Diverticulum (ED) associated with swallowing, was recently published in the journal Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. A team led by Dr Roy Patankar, Director, Zen Multispecialty, successfully treated 72 patients with achalasia and five patients with diverticulum (an outpouching or sac arising from the wall of the oesophagus that can contain one or more layers of the wall). The study carried out for 10 years.Esophageal epiphrenic diverticulum (ED) is usually secondary to a primary oesophageal motility disorder, such as achalasia which is an oesophageal motility disorder. Largest series of epiphrenic diverticula are small with up to three to four patients. Speaking about achalasia, it can affect any part of the digestive tract, including the intestines. In esophageal achalasia, the oesophagus does not open to let food pass through, because there is a weakness in the smooth muscle of the lower part of the oesophagus, and the lower oesophageal sphincter.Dr Patankar, Dr Vishakha Karekar and Dr Abhay Upasane, who are the consultants attached to Zen Multispecialty, we able to give patients with achalasia, a new lease of life.Dr Patankar said, “Achalasia is rare and the cause of it is not known. One can suffer from it any age and may find it difficult to swallow food which is known as dysphagia. One may experience symptoms like food may get stuck in the food pipe, vomiting, weight loss, and cough. And if it is not addressed on time, then it can block one’s food pipe, affect the lungs and one may suffer from pneumonia or food pipe cancer. Previously, achalasia was treated with the help of endoscopic balloon dilation, but would recur within six months or a year.”“In a study carried out by us, for the last 10 years, 72 patients with achalasia were successfully treated, by opting for a laparoscopic heller procedure known as cardiomyotomy. It is a safe, highly effective, and minimally invasive treatment for achalasia. The procedure is done under general anaesthesia, wherein the muscle of the food pipe is cut to make it wider and then the muscle is stitched again so that it doesn’t close again, and the sensation that is getting blocked in the food pipe goes away. The advantages of this procedure are that it is a one-time cure and a lasting procedure. After the procedure was performed, the patients were followed up for two years and there was a significant improvement in their symptoms. Hence, if you notice symptoms like food getting blocked in the food pipe, or pain while swallowing then you must get it investigated at any age,” concluded Dr Patankar. MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story By EH News Bureau on July 30, 2019 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of EnglandDr Roy PatankaroesophagusZen Multispecialty Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Study on rare Epiphrenic Diverticulum associated with swallowing, published WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Comments (0) Add Commentlast_img read more

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Shea Homes opens second luxury home community in Peoria

first_imgShea Homes Arizona is off and running in 2013 and has opened its first new community of the year in Peoria. Vista Montaña II is a gated luxury home community located at 77th Avenue and Happy Valley Road that features 43 one acre plus lots.The community is an expansion of the original Vista Montaña community which opened late April of 2012 and only has 13 lots left. Both communities offer the same ranch style homes, pricing, and luxury offerings such as optional basements, RV garages, and pool cabanas. The community will open in two phases; the first phase of 23 lots opened last Friday, Jan. 11 and the next phase of 20 lots is set to open at the end of the year.The community boasts six new floor plans in which in-depth market research and customer feedback were incorporated into every detail. Homes will be sold from the existing Vista Montaña sales office and model homes. Some of the most exciting features include:· Spacious bedrooms, 10’ ceilings, and various flexible spaces for a “custom” feel· Large kitchens with expansive islands· Oversized 3-car, side-entry garages· Optional RV garages, basements, cabanas, and ramadasHomes range between 3,091 to over 4,400 square feet and prices start from the $420,000’s. The homes are built using the new Energy Star 3.0 rating, carry the Environments for Living designation and have solar options available.“The original Vista Montaña community was a different endeavor for us and launching luxury homes in a down real estate market was risky,” said Shea Homes Arizona VP of Sales and Marketing Ken Peterson. “But we felt there was a niche for this product and we have been thrilled at the response.  We are over 50% sold out in only nine months with an average home price of more than $600,000. We anticipate this second community doing equally as well.”For more information about Vista Montaña II or other Shea Homes’ communities across the Valley, call 1-866-696-7432 or visit www.sheahomes.com/newhomes/phoenix.last_img read more

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BIKE MESSAGE CHALLENGE WILL TURN THE EVERYDAY INTO AN ADVENTURE

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA Dumfries-based campaign group has beaten off competition from across Scotland to win a grant to encourage people living in the area to get on their bikes for shopping trips and other everyday journeys. The ‘Bike Message Challenge’ will offer participants the chance to win prizes if they run their errands, or get to work or school, in and around the town by bike – not just helping to cut congestion and parking woes in Dumfries, but also acting as a boost to local businesses.Cycling Scotland have granted local campaigners Cycling Dumfries over £1,800 for their challenge which will run for six weeks in May and June. Competitors can get their cards stamped at participating businesses and organisations across town, but can also prove they have made a trip by bike with a ‘selfie’ of them and their bike. The funding comes from the Cycle Friendly Communities fund which attracts entrants from across Scotland and this is the first time a Dumfries-based organisation has been successful.Campaign co-ordinator Sally Hinchcliffe said, “As regular cyclists, we know that the bike is not just a practical way to get around town – it’s also the most fun. But a lot of people just don’t think of cycling because they’re used to just stepping into the car, saving the bike for weekends. We thought we’d inject a little bit of adventure into the everyday routine of shopping, running errands, even going to work or school. By the time the challenge is over, we’re sure some people won’t want to go back to the car – after all with a bike, you’re never stuck in traffic, and there’s always somewhere to park.”Organiser Rhian Davies said, “We hope that this will provide a boost to local businesses who may not realise that their customers don’t always come by car. Taking part in the challenge will demonstrate that they’re a bike-friendly business – and cyclists are loyal customers. People who walk or cycle to the shops actually spend more in the long run than those who drive, and they are also more likely to shop in locally-owned businesses rather than out-of-town superstores. This can only benefit the local economy all round.”Cycling Dumfries campaigns to improve conditions for anyone who wants to cycle in and around Dumfrieslast_img read more

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