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Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931640/the-role-of-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-endoscopic-complications
#1
REVIEW
Peter Dixon, Gopal C Kowdley, Steven Clark Cunningham
As the number, diversity, and complexity of endoscopic complications has increased, so too has the number, diversity, and complexity of operative interventions required to treat them. The most common complications of endoscopy in general are bleeding and perforation, but each endoscopic modality has specific nuances of these and other complications. Accordingly, this review considers the surgical complications of endoscopy by location within the gastrointestinal tract, as opposed to by complication types, since there are many complication types that are specific for only one or few locations, such as buried-bumper syndrome after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and since the management of a given complication, such as perforation, may be vastly different in one area than in another area, such as perforations of the esophagus versus the retroperitoneal duodenum versus the intraperitoneal duodenum...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931639/complications-in-pediatric-endoscopy
#2
REVIEW
Andrea Tringali, Valerio Balassone, Paola De Angelis, Rosario Landi
The experience of the "endoscopic community" in pediatric patients is limited, but during recent years increased skills of the endoscopists and technological improvements lead to a standardization of pediatric endoscopy and the development of specialized pediatric endoscopy unit. Adverse events related to diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy in children are usually rare. Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of complications in pediatric endoscopy is crucial when dealing with benign diseases in children. The complication rate of diagnostic EGD and colonoscopy in children are extremely low...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931638/complications-of-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-endoscopic-ultrasound
#3
REVIEW
Sundeep Lakhtakia
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) provides the unique opportunity to visualize, interrogate and intervene gastrointestinal (GI) luminal, mural or peri-luminal structures and pathology with negligible adverse effects. Diagnostic, upper GI and rectal EUS is feasible, extremely safe, and efficacious. Most EUS guided interventions are safe, effective and minimally invasive, compared to peers in the percutaneous radiological or surgical procedures. As with any endoscopic procedure, EUS and its guided interventions may be accompanied by adverse events...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931637/complications-of-ercp
#4
REVIEW
Rupjyoti Talukdar
Even though considered safe, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is among the endoscopic procedures associated with the highest rate of complications. Post ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) is the most common complication of ERCP. Several independent risk factors have been associated with PEP. Prophylactic PD stenting has been shown to be highly effective in preventing PEP. More recent studies have suggested that NSAIDs, especially rectal indomethacin, could by itself be effective in preventing PEP...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931636/complications-of-submucosal-endoscopy
#5
REVIEW
Jean-Michel Gonzalez, Alban Benezech, Marc Barthet
Submucosal endoscopy essentially regroups peroral endoscopic esophageal myotomy (POEM) and, more recently, pyloromyotomy and tunnel tumor resections. The complication rate of POEM is between 5% and 10%. Complications include gas-related complications, mucosal tears, and bleeding, and are usually managed conservatively or with non-surgical procedures. Only one case of death has been reported. The most commonly identified risk factors for complicated procedures in POEM are short experience with the technique and sigmoid-type esophagus...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931635/complications-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy
#6
REVIEW
Tomas Hucl, Julius Spicak
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has become the method of choice for mid-to long-term enteral feeding. The majority of complications that occur are minor, but the rare major complications may be life threatening. Some complications occur soon after tube placement, others develop later, when the gastrostomy tract has matured. Older patients with comorbidities and infections appear to be at a greater risk of developing complications. Apart from being aware of indications and contraindications, proper technique of PEG placement, including correct positioning of the external fixation device, and daily tube care are important preventive measures...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931634/complications-of-endoscopic-polypectomy-endoscopic-mucosal-resection-and-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-in-the-colon
#7
REVIEW
Michael X Ma, Michael J Bourke
Endoscopic resection (ER), including endoscopic polypectomy (EP), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) are used to remove superficial neoplasms from the colon. Snare resection is used for EP and EMR, whereas endoscopic knives are used to perform dissection in the submucosal space in ESD. 80-90% colonic polyps are <10 millimetres (mm) and are effectively managed by conventional EP. Increasingly cold snare polypectomy is preferred. Large laterally spreading lesions (LSLs) and sessile polyps ≥20 mm are primarily removed by EMR...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931633/complications-of-endoscopic-resection-techniques-for-upper-gi-tract-lesions
#8
REVIEW
D Libânio, P Pimentel-Nunes, M Dinis-Ribeiro
Adverse events can occur during and after the endoscopic resection of upper gastrointestinal lesions. Their incidence can be minimized through the adoption of preventive measures and their final outcomes can be optimized through prompt identification and adequate treatment. In this evidence-based review we describe the risk factors for adverse events, preventive measures to avoid them and their management when they occur. Algorithms of action are also provided. Oesophageal strictures can be prevented with corticosteroids (either locally injected or systemically administered) and treated with endoscopic dilatation...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931632/complications-of-therapeutic-gastroscopy-colonoscopy-other-than-resection
#9
REVIEW
Zaheer Nabi
Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is profoundly utilized for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The therapeutic potential of GI endoscopy has amplified many folds with the evolution of novel techniques as well as equipments. However, with the augmentation of therapeutic endoscopy, the extent, likelihood and severity of adverse events have increased as well. The attendant risks and adverse events with therapeutic endoscopy are many folds that of diagnostic endoscopy. Besides endoscopic resection, therapeutic endoscopy is widely utilized for hemostasis in GI bleeds, dilatation of stenosis, enteral stenting, foreign body removal, ablation of Barrett's esophagus etc...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931631/complications-of-diagnostic-colonoscopy-upper-endoscopy-and-enteroscopy
#10
REVIEW
Idan Levy, Ian M Gralnek
Endoscopy is an inherent and an invaluable tool in every gastroenterologist's armamentarium. The prerequisite for quality and safety remains foremost. Adverse events should be minimized and proactive steps should taken before, during and after the endoscopic procedure. Upper endoscopy and colonoscopy are part of basic endoscopy and their major complications will be reviewed here, together with those of enteroscopy. The most common of all endoscopy related complications are cardiopulmonary and thus they will be addressed in detail first...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931630/infectious-complications-in-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-and-their-prevention
#11
REVIEW
Julia Kovaleva
Gastrointestinal endoscopes are medical devices that have been associated with outbreaks of health care-associated infections. Because of the severity and limited treatment options of infections caused by multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, considerable attention has been paid to detection and prevention of these post-endoscopic outbreaks. Endoscope reprocessing involves cleaning, high-level disinfection/sterilization followed by rinsing and drying before storage. Failure of the decontamination process implies the risk of settlement of biofilm producing species in endoscope channels...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931629/managing-antithrombotic-agents-during-endoscopy
#12
REVIEW
David A Greenwald
Antithrombotic agents are used widely to reduce the risks of thromboembolic events in patients with a variety of cardiovascular and other conditions. This review focuses on the management of patients undergoing endoscopic procedures who are taking antithrombotic medications, and includes specific information and recommendations.
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931628/the-role-of-equipment-in-endoscopic-complications
#13
REVIEW
Stepan Suchanek, Tomas Grega, Miroslav Zavoral
The role of the surrounding equipment in endoscopic complications has not been published widely. However, an adequate understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of such devices might be helpful to avoid unnecessary problems during endoscopy. This is an overview of the basic principles, benefits and possible harms of electrical power units, medical gases and vital sign monitoring equipment. The aim of this review is to summarize current knowledge about the approach to the electrosurgical unit settings; periprocedural precautions, minimizing the risk of interference between endoscopic equipment and other electrical devices; the appropriate selection of instruments regarding the electrosurgical outcome and the role of carbon dioxide, argon plasma coagulation, pulse oximetry and capnography...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931627/complications-in-gastrointestinal-endoscopy
#14
EDITORIAL
Tomas Hucl, Mário Dinis-Ribeiro, Ian M Gralnek, Nageshwar Reddy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644912/management-of-radiation-and-chemotherapy-related-acute-toxicity-in-gastrointestinal-cancer
#15
REVIEW
Gerhard G Grabenbauer, Göbel Holger
Possible toxic effects following radiation and chemotherapy of gastrointestinal tumours may cause a depletion of the mucosal barrier within the radiation volumes with severe mucositis. Diarrhoea, nausea, emesis and severe malabsorption followed by infections with dehydration and electrolyte disorders have to be encountered. For prevention and treatment of oropharyngeal mucositis an oral care protocol, oral cryotherapy together with benzydamine mouthwash may be recommended. Lower gastrointestinal diarrhoea is best treated by Octreotide (>100 μg s...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644911/anal-cancer-what-is-the-optimum-chemoradiotherapy
#16
REVIEW
A Vinayan, R Glynne-Jones
Radical concurrent chemoradiotherapy with 5FU and Mitomycin C is the standard-of-care for squamous-cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA). Phase III trials combined radiation doses of 50-60 Gy with concurrent Fluoropyrimidines, Mitomycin C and Cisplatin in various doses and schedules. CRT is highly successful for early T1/T2 cancers, but results in appreciable late morbidities and still fails to control larger and node-positive tumours. Compliance to chemotherapy is important for local control. Modern radiotherapy techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), rotational IMRT, image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) have enabled smaller margins and highly conformal plans, resulting in decreased radiation doses to the organs at risk and ensuring a shorter overall treatment time...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644910/rectal-cancer-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy
#17
REVIEW
Claus Rödel, Ralf Hofheinz, Emmanouil Fokas
The monolithic approach to apply the same schedule of preoperative 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)- or capecitabine-based chemoradiotherapy (CRT) to all patients with clinically staged TNM stage II/III rectal cancer need to be questioned. Five randomized trials have been completed to determine if the addition of oxaliplatin to preoperative 5-FU/capecitabine-based CRT offers an advantage compared with single-agent CRT. In contrast to the German CAO/ARO/AIO-04 trial, results from the ACCORD 12, STAR-01, PETACC-6 and NSAPB R-04 trials failed to demonstrate a significant improvement of early or late efficacy endpoints with the addition of oxaliplatin...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644909/pancreatic-cancer-chemoradiotherapy
#18
REVIEW
Thomas B Brunner, Thomas Seufferlein
Pancreatic cancer is the most lethal gastrointestinal tumour. Chemotherapy is the mainstay of therapy in the majority of the patients whereas resection is the only chance of cure but only possible in 15-20% of all patients. The integration of radiotherapy into multimodal treatment concepts is heavily investigated. It is now commonly accepted that induction chemotherapy should precede radiotherapy. When fractionated conventionally it should be given as chemoradiotherapy. Recently, stereotactic body radiotherapy emerged as an alternative, but will have to be carefully investigated in clinical trials...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644908/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-primary-and-metastatic-liver-tumors-from-technological-evolution-to-improved-patient-care
#19
REVIEW
Alejandra Méndez Romero, Robert A de Man
Technical developments allowed stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to deliver effective doses of irradiation with high precision in a small number of fractions. This paper reviews the role of SBRT for liver metastases, hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma, paying special attention to patient eligibility and treatment outcomes regarding local control, toxicity and quality of life. As well as discussing specific issues of these different tumors, such as the presence of underlying liver cirrhosis and the impact on toxicity, it outlines the limitations of SBRT and future areas of development and research...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644907/radiation-therapy-in-cholangiocellular-carcinomas
#20
REVIEW
Thomas B Brunner, Thomas Seufferlein
Cholangiocarcinoma can arise in all parts of the biliary tract and this has implications for therapy. Surgery is the mainstay of therapy however local relapse is a major problem. Therefore, adjuvant treatment with chemoradiotherapy was tested in trials. The SWOG-S0809 trial regimen of chemoradiotherapy which was tested in extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and in gallbladder cancer can currently be regarded as highest level of evidence for this indication. In contrast to adjuvant therapy where only conventionally fractionated radiotherapy plays a role, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) today has become a powerful alternative to chemoradiotherapy for definitive treatment due to the ability to administer higher doses of radiotherapy to improve local control...
August 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
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