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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315280/beyond-white-light-optical-enhancement-in-conjunction-with-magnification-colonoscopy-for-the-assessment-of-mucosal-healing-in-ulcerative-colitis
#1
Marietta Iacucci, Ralf Kiesslich, Xianyong Gui, Remo Panaccione, Joan Heatherington, Oluseyi Akinola, Subrata Ghosh
Background and study aim The I-SCAN optical enhancement (OE) system with magnification is a recently introduced combination of optical and digital electronic virtual chromoendoscopy, which enhances mucosal and vascular details. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the use of I-SCAN OE in the assessment of inflammatory changes in ulcerative colitis (UC). Patients and methods A total of 41 consecutive patients with UC and 9 control patients were examined by I-SCAN OE (Pentax Medical, Tokyo, Japan)...
March 17, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301879/laparoscopic-transgastric-circumferential-stapler-assisted-vs-endoscopic-esophageal-mucosectomy-in-a-porcine-model
#2
Daniel C Steinemann, Andreas Zerz, Philip C Müller, Peter Sauer, Anja Schaible, Felix Lasitschka, Anne-Catherine Schwarz, Beat P Müller-Stich, Georg R Linke
Background and study aims Extensive endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for Barrett's esophagus (BE) may lead to stenosis. Laparoscopic, transgastric, stapler-assisted mucosectomy (SAM) with the retrieval of a circumferential specimen is proposed. Methods SAM was evaluated in two phases. The feasibility of SAM and the quality of specimens were assessed in eight animals. The mucosal healing was evaluated in a 6-week survival experiment comparing SAM (n = 6) with EMR (n = 6). The ratio of the esophageal lumen width (REL) at the resection level measured on fluoroscopy at 6 weeks divided by the width immediately after resection was compared...
March 16, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282690/risk-factors-for-inadequate-bowel-preparation-a-validated-predictive-score
#3
Antonio Z Gimeno-García, Jose Luis Baute, Goretti Hernandez, Dalia Morales, Carmen Delia Gonzalez-Pérez, David Nicolás-Pérez, Onofre Alarcon-Fernández, Alejandro Jiménez, Manuel Hernandez-Guerra, Rafael Romero, Inmaculada Alonso, Yanira Gonzalez, Zaida Adrian, Marta Carrillo, Laura Ramos, Enrique Quintero
Background and study aim Inadequate bowel cleansing negatively affects the efficiency of colonoscopy in routine clinical practice. The aim of this study was to design and validate a predictive model for inadequate bowel cleanliness. Patients and methods The model was built from 667 consecutive outpatients (development cohort) who were prospectively scheduled for colonoscopy between June and September 2014. The validation cohort included 409 outpatients who underwent colonoscopy between October and December 2014...
March 10, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282689/water-exchange-for-screening-colonoscopy-increases-adenoma-detection-rate-a-multicenter-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sergio Cadoni, Přemysl Falt, Emanuele Rondonotti, Franco Radaelli, Petr Fojtik, Paolo Gallittu, Mauro Liggi, Arnaldo Amato, Silvia Paggi, Vit Smajstrla, Ondřej Urban, Matteo Erriu, Malcolm Koo, Felix W Leung
Background and study aims Single-center studies, which were retrospective and/or involved unblinded colonoscopists, have suggested that water exchange, but not water immersion, compared with air insufflation significantly increases the adenoma detection rate (ADR), particularly in the proximal and right colon. Head-to-head comparison of the three techniques with ADR as primary outcome and blinded colonoscopists has not been reported to date. In a randomized controlled trial with blinded colonoscopists, we aimed to evaluate the impact of the three insertion techniques on ADR...
March 10, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268235/performance-measures-for-lower-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-a-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-quality-improvement-initiative
#5
Michal F Kaminski, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Marek Bugajski, Michael Bretthauer, Colin J Rees, Evelien Dekker, Geir Hoff, Rodrigo Jover, Stepan Suchanek, Monika Ferlitsch, John Anderson, Thomas Roesch, Rolf Hultcranz, Istvan Racz, Ernst J Kuipers, Kjetil Garborg, James E East, Maciej Rupinski, Birgitte Seip, Cathy Bennett, Carlo Senore, Silvia Minozzi, Raf Bisschops, Dirk Domagk, Roland Valori, Cristiano Spada, Cesare Hassan, Mario Dinis-Ribeiro, Matthew D Rutter
The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and United European Gastroenterology present a short list of key performance measures for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. We recommend that endoscopy services across Europe adopt the following seven key performance measures for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy for measurement and evaluation in daily practice at a center and endoscopist level: 1 Rate of adequate bowel preparation (minimum standard 90 %); 2 Cecal intubation rate (minimum standard 90 %); 3 Adenoma detection rate (minimum standard 25 %); 4 Appropriate polypectomy technique (minimum standard 80 %); 5 Complication rate (minimum standard not set); 6 Patient experience (minimum standard not set); 7 Appropriate post-polypectomy surveillance recommendations (minimum standard not set)...
March 7, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264215/prevention-of-esophageal-stricture-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-using-rna-based-silencing-of-carbohydrate-sulfotransferase-15-in-a-porcine-model
#6
Hiroki Sato, Seiji Sagara, Nao Nakajima, Teppei Akimoto, Kenji Suzuki, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Shuji Terai, Naohisa Yahagi
Background and study aims Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for esophageal carcinoma frequently causes fibrotic strictures that require treatment. A possible preventive effect of small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting carbohydrate sulfotransferase 15 (CHST15) on esophageal stricture formation after ESD was investigated in 3 pigs. Materials and methods Two half-circumferential ESD ulcers were created in the oral and anal ends of the esophagus. CHST15 siRNA was injected submucosally in one of the two ESD ulcers...
March 6, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201841/evaluation-of-narrow-band-imaging-signs-in-eosinophilic-and-lymphocytic-esophagitis
#7
Tamaki Ichiya, Kyosuke Tanaka, Carlos A Rubio, Ulf Hammar, Peter T Schmidt
Background and study aims No specific endoscopic signs for diagnosing eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) have been described and very few studies have reported endoscopic signs for lymphocytic esophagitis (LyE). This study aimed to assess the utility of narrow-band imaging magnifying endoscopy (NBI-ME) in predicting EoE/LyE diagnosis before histopathological assessment. Patients and methods Adult patients with dysphagia and/or food impaction who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy followed by NBI-ME and biopsies were included...
February 15, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201840/clinical-response-to-dorsal-duct-drainage-via-the-minor-papilla-in-refractory-obstructing-chronic-calcific-pancreatitis
#8
Chang-Il Kwon, Mark A Gromski, Stuart Sherman, Ihab I El Hajj, Jeffrey J Easler, James Watkins, Lee McHenry, Glen A Lehman, Evan L Fogel
Background and study aims Complete stone removal from the main pancreatic duct might not be achieved in all patients with obstructive chronic calcific pancreatitis. We report our results for endoscopic dorsal pancreatic duct (DPD) bypass of obstructing stones in the ventral pancreatic duct (VPD). Patients and methods 16 patients with obstructive chronic calcific pancreatitis were treated with a DPD bypass. Clinical success was defined as significant pain relief and no hospital admissions for pain management during the ongoing treatment period...
February 15, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196390/long-term-outcome-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-pelvic-abscess-drainage-a-two-center-series
#9
Laurent Poincloux, Fabrice Caillol, Christophe Allimant, Erwan Bories, Christian Pesenti, Aurélien Mulliez, Frederic Faure, Olivier Rouquette, Michel Dapoigny, Armando Abergel, Marc Giovannini
Background and study aim Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided pelvic abscess drainage has been reported but long-term data remain limited. This two-center study evaluated long-term outcome of EUS-guided pelvic abscess drainage. Patients and methods Between May 2003 and December 2015, 37 consecutive patients were treated for perirectal or perisigmoid abscesses via EUS-guided drainage using plastic or lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS). Clinical success was defined as complete resolution of the abscess on follow-up computed tomography (CT) scan at 4 weeks with symptom relief...
February 14, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196389/conversion-of-external-percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-drainage-to-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-hepaticogastrostomy-after-failed-standard-internal-stenting-for-malignant-biliary-obstruction
#10
Woo Hyun Paik, Nah Kyum Lee, Yousuke Nakai, Hiroyuki Isayama, Dongwook Oh, Tae Jun Song, Sang Soo Lee, Dong-Wan Seo, Sung Koo Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim, Do Hyun Park
Background and study aim Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) is a rescue procedure after a failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. As PTBD causes patient discomfort, conversion of the PTBD to internal biliary stenting (PTBDS) may be required; however, PTBDS is sometimes difficult because of the tight stricture. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of conversion of external PTBD to endoscopic ultrasound-guided hepaticogastrostomy (EUS-HGS) after failed PTBDS. Patients and methods A total of 16 patients with malignant distal biliary obstruction who underwent conversion of external PTBD to EUS-HGS after failed PTBDS were enrolled from two institutions in Korea and Japan...
February 14, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114688/lumen-apposing-covered-self-expandable-metal-stents-for-short-benign-gastrointestinal-strictures-a-multicenter-study
#11
Dennis Yang, Jose M Nieto, Ali Siddiqui, Brian P Riff, Christopher J DiMaio, Satish Nagula, Amr M Ismail, Saowanee Ngamreungphong, Mouen A Khashab, Mihir S Wagh, Demetrios Tzimas, Jonathan M Buscaglia, Daniel S Strand, Andrew Y Wang, Shailendra S Chauhan, Christopher E Forsmark, Peter V Draganov
Background and study aim Use of the fully covered self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) for benign luminal gastrointestinal (GI) stricture (BLGS) has been limited by the migration rate. The role of the lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS) for BLGS is not well defined. We assessed the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of LAMS for the treatment of BLGS.  Patients and methods This was an observational, open-label, retrospective, single-arm, multicenter consecutive case series of patients undergoing LAMS placement for BLGS...
January 23, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114687/endoscopic-septotomy-an-effective-approach-for-internal-drainage-of-sleeve-gastrectomy-associated-collections
#12
Srihari Mahadev, Vivek Kumbhari, Josemberg M Campos, Manoel Galvao Neto, Mouen A Khashab, Yamile Haito Chavez, Marc Bessler, Tamas A Gonda
Background and study aims Staple-line leaks occur in 1 % - 7 % of patients who undergo sleeve gastrectomy, and can be challenging to treat. The success of endoscopic approaches decreases as leaks develop into chronic sinus tracts. Endoscopic septotomy has been used to facilitate healing of refractory leaks by incision and enlargement of the tract to allow direct communication with the gastric lumen and internal drainage. Patients and methods We reviewed the technique and outcomes among patients who underwent endoscopic septotomy at two centers for the management of sleeve gastrectomy-associated gastric fistulas and perigastric collections refractory to occlusive endoscopic therapies...
January 23, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107765/lower-adenoma-miss-rate-with-fuse-vs-conventional-colonoscopy-with-proximal-retroflexion-a-randomized-back-to-back-trial
#13
Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Periklis Apostolopoulos, Georgios Tziatzios, Erasmia Vlachou, Athanasios D Sioulas, Dimitrios Polymeros, Andreas Karameris, Ioannis Panayiotides, Georgios Alexandrakis, George D Dimitriadis, Konstantinos Triantafyllou
Background and study aims Full-spectrum colonoscopy (FSC) promises to increase adenoma detection by providing a wider field of view. The aim of this study was to compare adenoma miss rates of FSC with those of conventional colonoscopy complemented by right-colon re-examination using scope retroflexion (CC/R). Patients and methods At two tertiary endoscopy facilities, patients who were scheduled for colonoscopy for the assessment of symptoms or for colorectal cancer screening/surveillance were randomized (1:1) to undergo same-day, back-to-back colonoscopies (FSC or CC/R first), performed by one of five endoscopists who had documented adenoma detection rates > 35 %...
January 20, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107763/virtual-chromoendoscopy-i-scan-detects-more-polyps-in-patients-with-lynch-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-crossover-trial
#14
Raf Bisschops, Sabine Tejpar, Hilde Willekens, Gert De Hertogh, Eric Van Cutsem
Background and study aims (Virtual) chromoendoscopy detects more polyps than standard white-light endoscopy in patients with Lynch syndrome. Previous back-to-back trials did not randomize for the examination order, creating a possible bias in favor of chromoendoscopy. We aimed to assess the difference in polyp detection between high definition white-light endoscopy (HD-WLE) and virtual chromoendoscopy with I-SCAN in patients with Lynch syndrome. Patients and methods In this prospective, controlled trial, patients were randomized to either HD-WLE followed by I-SCAN (Group 1; n = 31) or I-SCAN followed by HD-WLE (Group 2; n = 30)...
January 20, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107762/thulium-laser-in-interventional-endoscopy-animal-and-human-studies
#15
Gian E Tontini, Helmut Neumann, Luca Pastorelli, Luisa Spina, Flaminia Cavallaro, Paola Soriani, Alessandro Rimondi, Barbara Bruni, Claudio Clemente, Filippo Fagnani, Pavlos Lagoussis, Luca Carmignani, Maurizio Vecchi
Background and study aims The thulium laser system (TLS) is an emerging surgical tool. The 2-μm wavelength provides a confined coagulation depth (0.2 - 0.4 mm) to reduce the potential for inadvertent injuries. For the first time ever, we assessed TLS feasibility for endoscopic hemostasis ex vivo in pigs. In addition, we performed the first in vivo hemostatic treatments in humans. Patients and methods Tissue damage induced by TLS using different settings and optical fibers was compared to that from argon plasma coagulation (APC) in established ex vivo animal models...
January 20, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107761/pre-emptive-endoscopic-vacuum-therapy-for-treatment-of-anastomotic-ischemia-after-esophageal-resections
#16
Philipp-Alexander Neumann, Rudolf Mennigen, Daniel Palmes, Norbert Senninger, Thorsten Vowinkel, Mike G Laukoetter
Background and study aims Endoscopic vacuum therapy (EVT) is a promising new approach for the treatment of anastomotic leakage in the gastrointestinal tract. Here, we present the first case series demonstrating successful use of EVT for the treatment of post-esophagectomy anastomotic ischemia prior to development of leakage. Patients and methods Between 2012 and 2015, intraluminal EVT was performed in eight patients with anastomotic ischemia following esophagectomy. The primary outcome measure was successful mucosal recovery...
January 20, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103620/a-novel-and-effective-delivery-method-for-polyglycolic-acid-sheets-to-post-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-ulcers
#17
Toshitatsu Takao, Yoshitaka Takegawa, Hiroyuki Ono, Madoka Takao, Shiro Oka, Noriko Shinya, Hiromu Kutsumi, Takeshi Azuma
Background and aims Shielding methods for post-endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) ulcers have delivery-related problems. We developed an enveloped device for this purpose and evaluated its usefulness. Materials and methods Polyglycolic acid (PGA) sheets were delivered to six 3.0-cm ulcers in two resected porcine stomachs and six 5.0-cm ulcers in another three stomachs. In the regular method group, small PGA sheets were delivered via forceps. In the novel method group, a large PGA sheet was delivered via the new device...
January 19, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249325/esge-news-and-upcoming-events-march-2017
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March 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249323/did-balloon-catheter-have-superior-efficacy-to-the-basket-catheter
#19
Feng Shao, Chen Wang, Qiang Huang, Lujun Qiu
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March 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249322/blue-laser-imaging-and-new-generation-narrow-band-imaging-may-both-be-suitable-for-the-detection-of-colorectal-neoplasms
#20
Qing-Wei Zhang, La-Mei Teng, Xin-Tian Zhang, Xiao-Bo Li
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