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Whats eagle-barrett syndrome?

Whats eagle-barrett syndrome?

Congenital syndrome: 'prune belly' syndrome is a congenital disorder of the urinary system, characterized by a triad of symptoms: (no abdomen wall muscles, bladder dysfunction, undesc. Testes) the syndrome is named for the mass of wrinkled skin that is often present on the abdomen. Prune belly syndrome is a rare, genetic, birth defect affecting about 1 in 40, 000 births.[1] about 97% of those affected are male. ...Read more

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Barrett Esophagus (Definition)

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What is eagle-barrett syndrome?

What is eagle-barrett syndrome?

Prune-belly syndrome: Prune-belly or eagle-barrett syndrome is a rare form of fetal obstructive uropathy with reported incidence of 1:20, 000-1:50, 000 births. No definite genetic etiology has been determined, although seen 95% in male fetuses. 10% of affected cases have cardiac defects as well. Many affected individuals perish perinatally from lung hypoplasia and kidney failure - not always lethal, though. ...Read more

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What is eagle-barrett syndrome?

What is  eagle-barrett syndrome?

Prune-belly syndrome: Prune-belly or eagle-barrett syndrome is a rare form of fetal obstructive uropathy with reported incidence of 1:20, 000-1:50, 000 births. No definite genetic etiology has been determined, although seen 95% in male fetuses. 10% of affected cases have cardiac defects as well. Many affected individuals perish perinatally from lung hypoplasia and kidney failure - not always lethal, though. ...Read more

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Diagnosis of eagle barrett syndrome.?

Diagnosis of eagle barrett syndrome.?

Prune-belly syndrome: Prune-belly or eagle-barrett syndrome is a rare form of fetal obstructive uropathy with reported incidence of 1:20, 000-1:50, 000 births. No definite genetic etiology has been determined, although seen 95% in male fetuses. 10% of affected cases have cardiac defects as well. Many affected individuals perish perinatally from lung hypoplasia and kidney failure - not always lethal, though. ...Read more

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What is rett syndrome?

What is rett syndrome?

Complex genetic prob: Rett syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system that leads to developmental reversals, especially in the areas of expressive language and hand use.Rett syndrome occurs almost exclusively in girls and may be misdiagnosed as autism or cerebral palsy.Studies have linked many rett syndrome cases to a defect in the mecp2 gene. This gene is on the x chromosome. Females have two xs. Males do not live. ...Read more

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Is it possible that men with eagle barret syndrome/prune belly syndrome have kids?

Is it possible that men with eagle barret syndrome/prune belly syndrome have kids?

Rare, but potential: It is rare. According to this site from Urology sources. This source explains it briefly and well. http://www.pediatricurologybook.com/prune_belly.html ...Read more

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What is lynch syndrome?

Tumor risk: Some folks are born with a defective gene for one of the proteins that you need to maintain the rest of your genes. Around 1 person in 200 is affected; most important is frequent colonoscopy, which greatly the changes of colon cancer (which develops very fast in these folks) spreading out of control. ...Read more

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Is WPW related to Marfan syndrome?

Is WPW related to Marfan syndrome?

Yes: There is a higher incidence of WPW in marfan's syndrome than in the general population. ...Read more

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Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

No: The two syndromes have some similar features, but they are different syndromes that are unrelated. Klinefelter syndrome is caused by ahaving at least one extra x chromosome in a person who has a y chromosome (normal male=46 xy, klinefelter=47xxy). Typical marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in fbn1, coding for fibrillin-1. ...Read more

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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What is tourrette syndrome?

What is tourrette syndrome?

Tourette Syndrome: Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder which shows up in early childhood or adolescence before age 18. There are multiple motor and vocal tics lasting for more than one year. The first symptoms usually are involuntary, frequent, repetitive, and rapid movements (tics) of the face, arms, limbs or trunk. Vocal tics may be grunts, throat clearing, or barking -- less often, curse words. ...Read more

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How is zollinger-ellison syndrome diagnosed?

How is zollinger-ellison syndrome diagnosed?

ZE: This is diagnosed by performing a blood test to look for high levels of gastrin (the hormone secreted by gastrinomas). Your doctor may also ask to perform tests to measure how much acid your stomach is producing. ...Read more

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Is munchausen syndrome herreitery?

Possibly: There may be some hereditary predisposition. Munchausen syndrome was reported in two brothers, two twins and couple families. ...Read more

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What is zellweger syndrome?

What is zellweger syndrome?

A leukodystrophy: A genetic condition named after a researcher, zellweger's is a rare leukodystrophy (ld). Lds are a family of congenital disorders with abnormal development and function of the white matter of the brain but they can affect other organs as well. The term syndrome refers to a pattern of physical findings, including unusual craniofacial features, large liver, and eye abnormalities. There is no cure. ...Read more

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Is munchausen syndrome curable?

Is munchausen syndrome curable?

Yes, with difficulty: Munchaussen's syndrome is difficult to treat because, in most cases, the individual really does not want to get treatment. Once he/she does want treatment it can be treated with depth insight-oriented psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What is myelodysplastic syndrome?

What is myelodysplastic syndrome?

Blood disorder: This is a family of diseases that cause bone marrow dysfunction. There are several types that have different prognoses. Some types are precursors to leukemia. They show up a low blood counts usually in older patients. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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What is Asperger s syndrome symptoms that appear first?

What is Asperger s syndrome symptoms that appear first?

Aspergers: First know what aspergers is. Watch this first. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Is WPW syndrome a genetic disease?

Is WPW syndrome a genetic disease?

Yes: While WPW syndrome is genetic, not every patient behaves or is treated the same way. A good percentage of the WPW population will not need any treatment as they do not have fast heart rates (arrhythmias). At the other end of the spectrum however, live patients with WPW who may need ablation or possibly an icd. The proper course of action is determined by an electrophysiologist usually. ...Read more

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Can you still develop Barrett's post Nissen?

Can you still develop Barrett's post Nissen?

Persistent: Although odds are against it, especially if you have a successful Nissen fundoplication, one could have persistent Barrett's, but most likely not develop it as a new pathologic change. There are very rare exceptions. If the Nissen is partially effective (not tight enough), Barretts can develop. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Barrett’s Oesophagus a 2 years ago & most was removed by biopsies been feelin sick 4 2 mths checked it's non of meds I take wot cud itb?

Diagnosed with Barrett’s Oesophagus a 2 years ago & most was removed by biopsies been feelin sick 4 2 mths checked it's non of meds I take wot cud itb?

Nonspecific: Your symptom is nondiagnostic and more details about your symptoms are needed. Your physician will take a thorough history of your symptoms,perform a physical examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for GERD to turn into barrett's esophagus?

How long does it take for GERD to turn into barrett's esophagus?

Unknown/years likely: Barrett's esophagus is a response to chronic reflux. Esoph cells start to look like stomach or intestinal cells. Problem is there still in the esophagus. They don't resist acid etc, as well, can predispose to esoph ca (10000x nl, but only 1% barrett's cases). Problem is sometimes pts with barrett's don't have heartburn. Chronic and/or frequent, and/or severe sx, see your doc; consider scope. ...Read more

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Used to have non-severe freq heartburn @night for 10 yrs, but lost wt, better diet/exercise & no symptoms for 4 yrs now. Should I check for Barrett’s?

Used to have non-severe freq heartburn @night for 10 yrs, but lost wt, better diet/exercise & no symptoms for 4 yrs now. Should I check for Barrett’s?

Probably not: With long standing history of severe GERD's the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus should not be of concern It is, however, a reason for initial and then periodic endoscopies. If your initial biopsies don't show dysplasia, endoscopy with biopsy should be repeated about every 3 years. If your biopsy shows dysplasia, your doctor will make further recommendations ...Read more

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Is apple cider vinegar safe with Barrett's Oesophagus?

Is apple cider vinegar safe with Barrett's Oesophagus?

Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple Cider Vinegar is generally safe for many uses except direct contact in the eye and mucous membranes. How much were you going to use & at what dilution? And for what reason? If diluted or in food, it is likely safe but depends on concentration. ...Read more

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How often does chronic heartburn lead to Barrett's? Of that, how often does Barrett's lead to esophageal adenocarcinoma?

How often does chronic heartburn lead to Barrett's? Of that, how often does Barrett's lead to esophageal adenocarcinoma?

Sometimes it can...: Barretts esophagus is uncommon but does occur in small percentage of people of who have Acid reflux or GERD(<10%). Once you have Barretts disease there is a small risk of developing esophageal cancer(less than 5%). I would not worry about these issues unless your Acidity symptoms are not controllable in which case you should have upper endoscopy once every 3-5 years. But this recommend is debatabl ...Read more

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I had a Nideen fundoplication surgery about 5 years ago for Barrett's Osephagus. Have UC. Started having acid reflux this last week?

I had a Nideen fundoplication surgery about 5 years ago for Barrett's Osephagus. Have UC. Started having acid reflux this last week?

EGD?: Have you been getting surveillance endoscopies after the Nissen? To my understanding, the Nissen will reduce the reflux but not necessarily eliminate the future potential for Barrett’s. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with gerd , taking PPI that relieves symptoms but will this prevent damage to oesophagus and thus Barrett's. Thanks?

Diagnosed with gerd , taking PPI that relieves symptoms but will this prevent damage to oesophagus and thus Barrett's. Thanks?

Ppi: I believe the answer is yes to both questions. However a gastroenterologist is best qualified to tell you how long to take ppi medication as well as answer your 2 questions. ...Read more

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Had frequent heartburn ages 22-32, lost weight & no heartburn at 35. Now no symptoms. Should I ever check for Barrett's esophagus out of caution?

Had frequent heartburn ages 22-32, lost weight & no heartburn at 35. Now no symptoms. Should I ever check for Barrett's esophagus out of caution?

Barrett's: Whether to screen for Barrett's esophagus is controversial. Some groups suggest screening patients with several risk factors for developing esophageal adenocarcinoma (eg, gastroesophageal reflux disease, age >50 years, male sex, elevated body mass index with an abdominal pattern of fat distribution). Please discuss it more with your physician. ...Read more

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Nissen performed in July. Symptoms so much better, but I can hear a gurgle up after I swallow at night. It a lot less than what it was before surgery, but I am refluxing. Redo nissen now? Or monitor for Barrett's and wait?

Nissen performed in July. Symptoms so much better, but I can hear a gurgle up after I swallow at night. It a lot less than what it was before surgery, but I am refluxing. 

Redo nissen now? Or monitor for Barrett's and wait?

General Rule: It's a general rule (of course not dealing with cancer), one should wait at least one year for most post-surgical final results. This is when adhesions, anatomic positioning has maximized. Next, you should still have Barrett's monitoring if you were biopsied positive pre-procedure. ...Read more

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Can Barrett's esophagus cause hoarseness and tightness in the ribs?

Possibly related: Barrett's esophagus can result from long term reflux. If reflux is severe it can irritate the vocal cords and cause hoarseness. Reflux can also cause a lot of burning and chest discomfort that can feel like rib tightness. So it is really the reflux that may cause your symptoms, not actually the Barrett's. ...Read more

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Please help very anxious, will taking PPIs for hiatal hernia and gerd reduce the risk of developing Barrett's oesophagus?

Please help very anxious, will taking PPIs for hiatal hernia and gerd reduce the risk of developing Barrett's oesophagus?

Follow advice...: Many factors may contribute to the occurrence of Barrett's esophagus like GERD, smoking, regurgitation, etc., and PPIs may help ease GERD-related symptoms. So, it is logical to state PPIs may potentially decrease the risk of developing Barrettt's esophagus. But, how much may it help still remains unclear. Remember: Doc never cures anything, but help modify something to some degree with/without... ...Read more

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Husband having on/off numbness/tingling left side of face/arm for a few years.All tests negative.meds:ppi's(Barrett's), allergy meds-10+yrs.thoughts?

Husband having on/off numbness/tingling left side of face/arm for a few years.All tests negative.meds:ppi's(Barrett's), allergy meds-10+yrs.thoughts?

Well : This could be a TIA or mini stroke or neurologic condition. This needs to be evaluated in person by neurologist her primary care physician. If the symptoms are sudden changing new onset sick immediate medical attention ...Read more

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Is pineapple juice safe with Barrett's. Although it is acidic it is supposed to become alkaline in the stomach.It helps me with regular Bowel movement?

Is pineapple juice safe with Barrett's. Although it is acidic it is supposed to become alkaline in the stomach.It helps me with regular Bowel movement?

You're fine: If it doesn't make you uncomfortable. I suspect you're reading too much folklore about "acid" and "alkaline" foods. There's very little science here. Pineapple actually contains a few proteases that may enhance digestion; if you find it helpful, I'm glad. Often just a few extra glasses of water daily can keep things regular as well. Best wishes. ...Read more