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World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250904/combination-of-concurrent-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-and-modified-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-an-achalasia-patient-with-synchronous-early-esophageal-neoplasms
#1
Sha Shi, Kuangi Fu, Xin-Qian Dong, Yu-Jing Hao, Sen-Lin Li
Achalasia is generally accepted as a condition associated with an increased risk for developing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. In our paper, we introduced an achalasia patient combined with synchronous early esophageal neoplasms. We performed a combination of concurrent endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). No complications other than postoperative pain that needed morphine treatment for two days had occurred. Dysphagia was significantly improved. Neither reflux nor cough occurred...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250903/endoscopic-closure-instead-of-surgery-to-close-an-ileal-pouch-fistula-with-the-over-the-scope-clip-system
#2
Yao Wei, Jian-Feng Gong, Wei-Ming Zhu
An ileal pouch fistula is an uncommon complication after an ileal pouch anal anastomosis. Most patients who suffer from an ileal pouch fistula will need surgical intervention. However, the surgery can be invasive and has a high risk compared to endoscopic treatment. The over-the-scope clip (OTSC) system was initially developed for hemostasis and leakage closure in the gastrointestinal tract during flexible endoscopy. There have been many successes in using this approach to apply perforations to the upper gastrointestinal tract...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250902/successful-endoscopic-fragmentation-of-large-hardened-fecaloma-using-jumbo-forceps
#3
Yasumasa Matsuo, Hiroshi Yasuda, Hiroyasu Nakano, Miki Hattori, Midori Ozawa, Yoshinori Sato, Yoshiko Ikeda, Shun-Ichiro Ozawa, Masaki Yamashita, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Fumio Itoh
We present a rare case of fecaloma, 7 cm in size, in the setting of systemic scleroderma. A colonoscopy revealed a giant brown fecaloma occupying the lumen of the colon and a colonic ulcer that was caused by the fecaloma. The surface of the fecaloma was hard, large and slippery, and fragmentation was not possible despite the use of various devices, including standard biopsy forceps, an injection needle, and a snare. However, jumbo forceps were able to shave the surface of the fecaloma and break it successfully by repeated biting for 6 h over 2 d...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250901/over-the-scope-clip-closure-of-long-lasting-gastrocutaneous-fistula-after-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tube-removal-in-immunocompromised-patients-a-single-center-case-series
#4
Henriette Heinrich, Christoph Gubler, Piero V Valli
Over-the-scope-clips (OTSC(®)) have been shown to be an effective and safe endoscopic treatment option for the closure of gastrointestinal perforations, leakages and fistulae. Indications for endoscopic OTSC(®) treatment have grown in number and also include gastro cutaneous fistula (GCF) after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube removal. Non-healing GCF is a rare complication after removal of PEG tubes and may especially develop in immunosuppressed patients with multiple comorbidities. There is growing evidence in the literature that OTSC(®) closure of GCF after PEG tube removal is emerging as an effective, simple and safe endoscopic treatment option...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250900/clinical-utility-of-0-025-inch-guidewire-visiglide2-tm-in-the-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-related-procedures
#5
Yuji Sakai, Toshio Tsuyuguchi, Nobuto Hirata, So Nakaji, Kenji Shimura, Takao Nishikawa, Tatsuya Fujimoto, Tetsuya Hamano, Takayoshi Nishino, Osamu Yokosuka
AIM: To examine the result of the use of 0.025-inch guidewire (GW) VisiGlide2(TM) as the first choice in the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-related procedures without selecting the patient in a multicenter prospective study. METHODS: ERCP using 0.025-inch GW VisiGlide2(TM) as the first choice was conducted in patients who have needed ERCP, and its accomplishment rate of procedure, procedural time, incidence of accidental symptoms were compared with those of ERCP using 0...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250899/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-small-submucosal-tumors-of-the-rectum-compared-with-endoscopic-submucosal-resection-with-a-ligation-device
#6
Hideaki Harada, Satoshi Suehiro, Daisuke Murakami, Ryotaro Nakahara, Takanori Shimizu, Yasushi Katsuyama, Yasunaga Miyama, Kenji Hayasaka, Shigetaka Tounou
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for small rectal submucosal tumors (SMTs). METHODS: Between August 2008 and March 2016, 39 patients were treated with endoscopic submucosal resection with a ligation device (ESMR-L) (n = 21) or ESD (n = 18) for small rectal SMTs in this study. Twenty-five lesions were confirmed by histological evaluation of endoscopic biopsy prior to the procedure, and 14 lesions were not evaluated by endoscopic biopsy...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250898/gastric-intestinal-metaplasia-is-associated-with-gastric-dysplasia-but-is-inversely-correlated-with-esophageal-dysplasia
#7
Justin M Gomez, James T Patrie, Wissam Bleibel, Jeanetta W Frye, Bryan G Sauer, Vanessa M Shami, Edward B Stelow, Christopher A Moskaluk, Andrew Y Wang
AIM: To determine which clinical factors might be associated with gastric intestinal metaplasia (IM) in a North American population. METHODS: Pathology and endoscopy databases at an academic medical center were reviewed to identify patients with and without gastric IM on biopsies for a retrospective cohort study. Patient demographics, insurance status, and other clinical factors were reviewed. RESULTS: Four hundred and sixty-eight patients with gastric IM (mean age: 61...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250897/overdiagnosis-of-gastric-cancer-by-endoscopic-screening
#8
REVIEW
Chisato Hamashima
Gastric cancer screening using endoscopy has recently spread in Eastern Asian countries showing increasing evidence of its effectiveness. However, despite the benefits of endoscopic screening for gastric cancer, its major harms include infection, complications, false-negative results, false-positive results, and overdiagnosis. The most serious harm of endoscopic screening is overdiagnosis and this can occur in any cancer screening programs. Overdiagnosis is defined as the detection of cancers that would never have been found if there is no cancer screening...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250896/endoscopy-guided-ablation-of-pancreatic-lesions-technical-possibilities-and-clinical-outlook
#9
REVIEW
Marianna Signoretti, Roberto Valente, Alessandro Repici, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Gabriele Capurso, Silvia Carrara
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-guided ablation procedures are emerging as a minimally invasive therapeutic alternative to radiological and surgical treatments for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PNETs), and pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs). The advantages of treatment under endoscopic control are the real-time imaging guidance and the possibility to reach a deep target like the pancreas. Currently, radiofrequency probes specifically designed for ERCP or EUS ablation are available as well as hybrid cryotherm probe combining radiofrequency with cryotechnology...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101306/essential-role-of-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-in-reclassification-of-colonic-inflammatory-bowel-disease-type-unclassified
#10
Sara Monteiro, Francisca Dias de Castro, Pedro Boal Carvalho, Bruno Rosa, Maria João Moreira, Rolando Pinho, Miguel Mascarenhas Saraiva, José Cotter
AIM: To evaluate the role of small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) on the reclassification of colonic inflammatory bowel disease type unclassified (IBDU). METHODS: We performed a multicenter, retrospective study including patients with IBDU undergoing SBCE, between 2002 and 2014. SBCE studies were reviewed and the inflammatory activity was evaluated by determining the Lewis score (LS). Inflammatory activity was considered significant and consistent with Crohn's disease (CD) when the LS ≥ 135...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101305/recurrence-of-choledocholithiasis-following-endoscopic-bile-duct-clearance-long-term-results-and-factors-associated-with-recurrent-bile-duct-stones
#11
Christos Konstantakis, Christos Triantos, Vasileios Theopistos, Georgios Theocharis, Ioannis Maroulis, Georgia Diamantopoulou, Konstantinos Thomopoulos
AIM: To evaluate the rate of recurrence of symptomatic choledocholithiasis and identify factors associated with the recurrence of bile duct stones in patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) for bile duct stone disease. METHODS: All patients who underwent ERCP and EST for bile duct stone disease and had their bile duct cleared from 1/1/2005 until 31/12/2008 was enrolled. All symptomatic recurrences during the study period (until 31/12/2015) were recorded...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101304/gastric-antral-webs-in-adults-a-case-series-characterizing-their-clinical-presentation-and-management-in-the-modern-endoscopic-era
#12
Shannon J Morales, Neha Nigam, Walid M Chalhoub, Dalia I Abdelaziz, James H Lewis, Stanley B Benjamin
AIM: To investigate the current management of gastric antral webs (GAWs) among adults and identify optimal endoscopic and/or surgical management for these patients. METHODS: We reviewed our endoscopy database seeking to identify patients in whom a GAW was visualized among 24640 esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGD) over a seven-year period (2006-2013) at a single tertiary care center. The diagnosis of GAW was suspected during EGD if aperture size of the antrum did not vary with peristalsis or if a "double bulb" sign was present on upper gastrointestinal series...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101303/efficacy-of-multiple-biliary-stenting-for-refractory-benign-biliary-strictures-due-to-chronic-calcifying-pancreatitis
#13
Hiroshi Ohyama, Rintaro Mikata, Takeshi Ishihara, Yuji Sakai, Harutoshi Sugiyama, Shin Yasui, Toshio Tsuyuguchi
AIM: To investigate endoscopic therapy efficacy for refractory benign biliary strictures (BBS) with multiple biliary stenting and clarify predictors. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients with stones in the pancreatic head and BBS due to chronic pancreatitis who underwent endoscopic therapy were evaluated. Endoscopic insertion of a single stent failed in all patients. We used plastic stents (7F, 8.5F, and 10F) and increased stents at intervals of 2 or 3 mo. Stents were removed approximately 1 year after initial stenting...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101302/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Stefano Caruso, Franco Franceschini, Alberto Patriti, Franco Roviello, Mario Annecchiarico, Graziano Ceccarelli, Andrea Coratti
Phase III evidence in the shape of a series of randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses has shown that laparoscopic gastrectomy is safe and gives better short-term results with respect to the traditional open technique for early-stage gastric cancer. In fact, in the East laparoscopic gastrectomy has become routine for early-stage gastric cancer. In contrast, the treatment of advanced gastric cancer through a minimally invasive way is still a debated issue, mostly due to worries about its oncological efficacy and the difficulty of carrying out an extended lymphadenectomy and intestinal reconstruction after total gastrectomy laparoscopically...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042393/current-state-of-practice-for-colonic-diverticular-bleeding-in-37-hospitals-in-japan-a-multicenter-questionnaire-study
#15
Ryota Niikura, Naoyoshi Nagata, Hisashi Doyama, Ryosuke Ota, Naoki Ishii, Katsuhiro Mabe, Tsutomu Nishida, Takuto Hikichi, Kazuki Sumiyama, Jun Nishikawa, Toshio Uraoka, Shu Kiyotoki, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Kazuhiko Koike
AIM: To clarify the current state of practice for colonic diverticular bleeding (CDB) in Japan. METHODS: We conducted multicenter questionnaire surveys of the practice for CDB including clinical settings (8 questions), diagnoses (8 questions), treatments (7 questions), and outcomes (4 questions) in 37 hospitals across Japan. The answers were compared between hospitals with high and low number of inpatient beds to investigate which factor influenced the answers. RESULTS: Endoscopists at all 37 hospitals answered the questions, and the mean number of endoscopists at these hospitals was 12...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042392/combination-of-two-hour-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-amylase-levels-and-cannulation-times-is-useful-for-predicting-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-pancreatitis
#16
Shiro Hayashi, Tsutomu Nishida, Hiromi Shimakoshi, Akiyoshi Shimoda, Takahiro Amano, Aya Sugimoto, Kei Takahashi, Kaori Mukai, Tokuhiro Matsubara, Masashi Yamamoto, Sachiko Nakajima, Koji Fukui, Masami Inada
AIM: To estimate the efficacy of 2 h post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) serum amylase levels and other factors for predicting post-ERCP pancreatitis. METHODS: This was a retrospective, single-center cohort study of consecutive patients who underwent ERCP from January 2010 to December 2013. Serum amylase levels were measured 2 h post-procedure, and patient- and procedure-related pancreatitis (PEP) risk factors were analyzed using a logistic model...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042391/identification-of-factors-associated-with-sedation-tolerance-in-5000-patients-undergoing-outpatient-colonoscopy-canadian-tertiary-center-experience
#17
Alexandra Shingina, George Ou, Oliver Takach, Sigrid Svarta, Ricky Kwok, Jessica Tong, Kieran Donaldson, Eric Lam, Robert Enns
AIM: To develop a prediction model aimed at identifying patients that may require higher than usual sedation doses during colonoscopy. METHODS: A retrospective chart review on 5000 patients who underwent an outpatient colonoscopy at St. Paul's Hospital from 2009 to 2010 was conducted in order to develop a model for identifying patients who will require increased doses of sedatives. Potential predictor variables including age, gender, endoscopy indication, high sedation requirements during previous endoscopies, difficulty of the procedure, bowel preparation quality, interventions, findings as well as current use of benzodiazepines, opioids and alcohol were analyzed...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042390/outcomes-of-submucosal-t1b-esophageal-adenocarcinomas-removed-by-endoscopic-mucosal-resection
#18
Darren D Ballard, Neel Choksi, Jingmei Lin, Eun-Young Choi, B Joseph Elmunzer, Henry Appelman, Douglas K Rex, Hala Fatima, William Kessler, John M DeWitt
AIM: To investigate the outcomes and recurrences of pT1b esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) following endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and associated treatments. METHODS: Patients undergoing EMR with pathologically confirmed T1b EAC at two academic referral centers were retrospectively identified. Patients were divided into 4 groups based on treatment following EMR: Endoscopic therapy alone (group A), endoscopic therapy with either chemotherapy, radiation or both (group B), surgical resection (group C) or no further treatment/lost to follow-up (< 12 mo) (group D)...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042389/clinical-problems-with-antithrombotic-therapy-for-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-gastric-neoplasms
#19
REVIEW
Toshiyuki Yoshio, Tsutomu Nishida, Yoshito Hayashi, Hideki Iijima, Masahiko Tsujii, Junko Fujisaki, Tetsuo Takehara
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is minimally invasive and thus has become a widely accepted treatment for gastric neoplasms, particularly for patients with comorbidities. Antithrombotic agents are used to prevent thrombotic events in patients with comorbidities such as cardio-cerebrovascular diseases and atrial fibrillation. With appropriate cessation, antithrombotic therapy does not increase delayed bleeding in low thrombosis-risk patients. However, high thrombosis-risk patients are often treated with combination therapy with antithrombotic agents and occasionally require the continuation of antithrombotic agents or heparin bridge therapy (HBT) in the perioperative period...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042388/evidence-based-review-of-the-impact-of-image-enhanced-endoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-gastric-disorders
#20
REVIEW
Ikram Hussain, Tiing Leong Ang
Gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related death. Advanced stages of gastric cancers generally have grim prognosis. But, good prognosis can be achieved if such cancers are detected, diagnosed and resected at early stages. However, early gastric cancers and its precursors often produce only subtle mucosal changes and therefore quite commonly remain elusive at the conventional examination with white light endoscopy. Image-enhanced endoscopy makes mucosal lesions more conspicuous and can therefore potentially yield earlier and more accurate diagnoses...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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