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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516757/gastric-perforation-caused-by-an-intragastric-balloon-endoscopic-findings
#1
In Kyung Yoo, Hoon Jai Chun, Yoon Tae Jeen
Intragastric balloon (IGB) insertion has been most frequently used in the West as an effective endoscopic treatment for morbid obesity, in practice. Recently, there is a growing number of cases requiring IGB deployment for obesity treatment in Korea. One of the reported complications of IGB use is gastric perforation. A 47-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with mild symptoms, 7 weeks after having an IGB placed. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy was performed and gastric ulcer perforation was observed in the ulcer base, where food particles were impacted...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516756/carbon-dioxide-versus-air-insufflation-in-gastric-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#2
Ramkaji Baniya, Sunil Upadhaya, Jahangir Khan, Suresh K Subedi, Tabrez S Mohammed, Balvant K Ganatra, Ghassan Bachuwa
Background/Aims: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) with air insufflation is commonly used for the staging and treatment of early gastric carcinoma. However, carbon dioxide (CO2) use has been shown to cause less post-procedural pain and fewer adverse events. The objective of this study was to compare the post-procedural pain and adverse events associated with CO2 and air insufflation in ESD. Methods: A systematic search was conducted for randomized control trials (RCTs) comparing the two approaches in ESD...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516758/necrotizing-pancreatitis-current-management-and-therapies
#3
Christine Boumitri, Elizabeth Brown, Michel Kahaleh
Acute necrotizing pancreatitis accounts for 10% of acute pancreatitis (AP) cases and is associated with a higher mortality and morbidity. Necrosis within the first 4 weeks of disease onset is defined as an acute necrotic collection (ANC), while walled off pancreatic necrosis (WOPN) develops after 4 weeks of disease onset. An infected or symptomatic WOPN requires drainage. The management of pancreatic necrosis has shifted away from open necrosectomy, as it is associated with a high morbidity, to less invasive techniques...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434216/can-endoscopic-ulcerations-in-early-gastric-cancer-be-clearly-defined-before-endoscopic-resection-a-survey-among-endoscopists
#4
Sung Min Park, Byung-Wook Kim, Joon Sung Kim, Young Wook Kim, Gi Jun Kim, Seung Ji Ryu
Background/Aims: Early gastric cancer (EGC) with ulcerations can be treated via endoscopic resection (ER) when it is differentiated pathologically, limited to the mucosa, and <3 cm in diameter. The presence of ulceration is a key factor in deciding treatment strategies and is usually diagnosed during endoscopic examination. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether ulcerations in EGC can be clearly defined among endoscopists and which factors are related to the differences. Methods: A survey questionnaire, composed of demographic features and endoscopic images of seven patients with EGC, was presented to the endoscopists via e-mail...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434215/long-term-survival-in-stage-iv-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-with-chemoradiation-and-serial-endoscopic-cryoablation
#5
Zachary Spiritos, Parit Mekaroonkamol, Bassel F El- Rayes, Seth D Force, Steven A Keilin, Qiang Cai, Field F Willingham
Esophageal cancer has a poor overall prognosis and is frequently diagnosed at a late stage. Conventional treatment for metastatic esophageal cancer involves chemotherapy and radiation. Local disease control plays a significant role in improving survival. Endoscopic spray cryotherapy is a novel modality that involves freezing and thawing to produce local ablation of malignant tissue via ischemic mechanisms. Spray cryotherapy has been shown to be effective, particularly for early T-stage, superficial esophageal adenocarcinomas...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415168/an-update-on-endoscopic-management-of-post-liver-transplant-biliary-complications
#6
Hyun Woo Lee, Najmul Hassan Shah, Sung Koo Lee
Biliary complications are the most common post-liver transplant (LT) complications with an incidence of 15%-45%. Furthermore, such complications are reported more frequently in patients who undergo a living-donor LT (LDLT) compared to a deceased-donor LT (DDLT). Most post-LT biliary complications involve biliary strictures, bile leakage, and biliary stones, although many rarer events, such as hemobilia and foreign bodies, contribute to a long list of related conditions. Endoscopic treatment of post-LT biliary complications has evolved rapidly, with new and effective tools improving both outcomes and success rates; in fact, the latter now consistently reach up to 80%...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415167/there-is-no-advantage-to-transpapillary-pancreatic-duct-stenting-for-the-transmural-endoscopic-drainage-of-pancreatic-fluid-collections-a-meta-analysis
#7
Sunil Amin, Dennis J Yang, Aimee L Lucas, Susana Gonzalez, Christopher J DiMaio
Background/Aims: Options for the endoscopic management of symptomatic pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs) include transmural drainage (TM) alone, transpapillary drainage (TP) alone, or a combination of both drainage method (CD). There have been conflicting reports about the best method. This study performed a meta-analysis to determine whether CD presents an added clinical benefit over TM. Methods: The included studies compared TM with CD and reported clinical success for both methods...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395397/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-perirectal-abscess-drainage-without-drainage-catheter-a-case-series
#8
Eun Kwang Choi, Ji Hyun Kim, Seung Uk Jeong, Soo-Young Na, Sun-Jin Boo, Heung Up Kim, Byung-Cheol Song
A perirectal abscess is a relatively common disease entity that occurs as a postsurgical complication or as a result of various medical conditions. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided drainage was recently described as a promising alternative treatment. Previous reports have recommended placement of a drainage catheter through the anus for irrigation, which is inconvenient to the patient and carries a risk of accidental dislodgement. We report four cases of perirectal abscess that were successfully treated with only one or two 7 F double pigtail plastic stent placements and without a drainage catheter for irrigation...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395133/pneumothorax-after-colonoscopy-a-review-of-literature
#9
Ajay Gupta, Hammad Zaidi, Khalid Habib
The purpose of this study was to determine the anatomical aspects, mechanisms, risk factors and appropriate management of development of pneumothorax during a routine colonoscopy. A systematic search of the literature (MEDLINE, Embase and Google Scholar) revealed 21 individually documented patients of pneumothorax following a colonoscopy, published till December 2015. One additional patient treated at our center was added. A pooled analysis of these 22 patients was performed including patient characteristics, indication of colonoscopy, any added procedure, presenting symptoms,risk factors and treatment given...
April 10, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320200/clinical-and-biological-features-of-interval-colorectal-cancer
#10
Yu Mi Lee, Kyu Chan Huh
Interval colorectal cancer (I-CRC) is defined as a CRC diagnosed within 60 months after a negative colonoscopy, taking into account that 5 years is the "mean sojourn time." It is important to prevent the development of interval cancer. The development of interval colon cancer is associated with female sex, old age, family history of CRC, comorbidities, diverticulosis, and the skill of the endoscopist. During carcinogenesis, sessile serrated adenomas/polyps (SSA/Ps) share many genomic and colonic site characteristics with I-CRCs...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301921/health-care-utilization-and-complications-of-endoscopic-esophageal-dilation-in-a-national-population
#11
Abhinav Goyal, Kshitij Chatterjee, Sujani Yadlapati, Shailender Singh
Background/Aims: Esophageal stricture is usually managed with outpatient endoscopic dilation. However, patients with food impaction or failure to thrive undergo inpatient dilation. Esophageal perforation is the most feared complication, and its risk in inpatient setting is unknown. Methods: We used National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database for 2007-2013. International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes were used to identify patients with esophageal strictures...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268263/endoscopic-management-of-gastrointestinal-leaks-and-perforation-with-polyglycolic-acid-sheets
#12
Sojung Han, Hyunsoo Chung, Jun Chul Park, Sung Kwan Shin, Sang Kil Lee, Yong Chan Lee
Gastrointestinal (GI) leakage, fistulae, and perforations can be serious and life threatening. There has been a paradigm shift in the management approach of these conditions, from surgical to conservative, including endoscopic management. Here, we report two cases of endoscopic closure of a GI fistula and perforation using polyglycolic acid (PGA) sheets with fibrin glue. The first case is of an anastomotic leak detected after subtotal gastrectomy with gastroduodenostomy. After failed application of endoclips, a PGA sheet was applied, and the fistula was successfully closed...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264251/endoscopic-mucosal-resection-with-circumferential-mucosal-incision-for-colorectal-neoplasms-comparison-with-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-and-between-two-endoscopists-with-different-experiences
#13
Dong-Hoon Yang, Min-Seob Kwak, Sang Hyoung Park, Byong Duk Ye, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Seung-Jae Myung, Suk-Kyun Yang, Hyun Gun Kim, Shai Friedland
Background/Aims: Endoscopic mucosal resection with circumferential mucosal incision (CMI-EMR) may offer benefits comparable to those of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), while requiring less technical proficiency than ESD. Methods: We retrospectively compared the outcomes of CMI-EMR (n=34) and size-matched ESD (n=102), which were performed by a Korean endoscopist for colorectal epithelial lesions of 20-35 mm. Procedural parameters of CMI-EMRs performed by an American ESD novice ((n=30) were compared with those performed by the Korean endoscopist...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241409/twin-rectal-tonsils-mimicking-carcinoid-or-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma
#14
Masanori Takehara, Naoki Muguruma, Shinji Kitamura, Tetsuo Kimura, Koichi Okamoto, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Yoshimi Bando, Tetsuji Takayama
The rectal tonsil is a rare polypoid lesion exclusively found in the rectum and is considered a reactive proliferation of the lymphoid tissue. Although this lesion is benign, we recommend that it should be differentiated from carcinoid or polypoid type of mucosaassociated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas, based on gross findings. In this case report, we describe a case of rectal lesions with a unique appearance in a 41-year-old man. Colonoscopy revealed two 5-mm-sized nodules located opposite from each other on the left and right sides of the lower rectum...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241408/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography-versus-endoscopic-ultrasonography-against-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-diagnosing-choledocholithiasis-the-indonesian-experience
#15
Dadang Makmun, Achmad Fauzi, Hamzah Shatri
Background/Aims: Biliary stone disease is one of the most common conditions leading to hospitalization. In addition to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) are required in diagnosing choledocholithiasis. This study aimed to compare the sensitivity and specificity of EUS and MRCP against ERCP in diagnosing choledocholithiasis. Methods: This retrospective study was conducted after prospective collection of data involving 62 suspected choledocholithiasis patients who underwent ERCP from June 2013 to August 2014...
February 28, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391673/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-vascular-therapy-the-present-and-the-future
#16
REVIEW
Philip S J Hall, Christopher Teshima, Gary R May, Jeffrey D Mosko
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) offers access to many intra-abdominal vessels that until now have only been accessible to the surgeon and interventional radiologist. In addition to assisting with diagnostics, this unique access offers the potential for therapeutic intervention for a host of indications. To date, this has had the most clinical impact in the treatment of gastroesophageal varices, with EUS-guided coil and glue application growing in use worldwide. Although randomised controlled trial data is lacking, we discuss the growing body of literature behind EUS-guided therapy in the management of varices...
March 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391672/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-pancreatic-duct-intervention
#17
REVIEW
Yuto Shimamura, Jeffrey Mosko, Christopher Teshima, Gary R May
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic duct intervention (EUS-PDI) is an emerging endoscopic approach allowing access and intervention to the pancreatic duct (PD) for patients with failed endoscopic retrograde pancreatography (ERP) or patients with surgically altered anatomy. As opposed to biliary drainage for which percutaneous drainage is an alternative following failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), the treatment options after failed ERP are very limited. Therefore, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided access to the PD and options for subsequent drainage may play an important role as an alternative to surgical intervention...
March 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391671/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-management-of-pancreatic-fluid-collections-update-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
REVIEW
Ali Alali, Jeffrey Mosko, Gary May, Christopher Teshima
Severe acute pancreatitis is often complicated by the development of pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs), which may be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is crucial to accurately classify these collections as a pseudocyst or walled-off necrosis (WON) given significant differences in outcomes and management. Interventions for PFCs have increasingly shifted to less invasive strategies, with endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided methods being shown to be safer and equally effective as more invasive surgical techniques...
March 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391670/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-biliary-access-with-focus-on-technique-and-practical-tips
#19
REVIEW
Woo Hyun Paik, Do Hyun Park
In 1980, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) was introduced as a diagnostic tool for evaluation of the pancreas. Since the introduction of curvilinear-array echoendoscopy, EUS has been used for a variety of gastrointestinal interventions, including fine needle aspiration, tumor ablation, and pancreatobiliary access. One of the main therapeutic roles of EUS is biliary drainage as an alternative to endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage (ERBD) or percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD). This article summarizes three different methods of EUS-guided biliary access, with focus on technique and practical tips...
March 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391669/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-direct-intervention-for-solid-pancreatic-tumors
#20
REVIEW
Jimin Han, Kenneth J Chang
Development and use of linear-array echoendoscope and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) have made endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) more of an interventional procedure than a purely diagnostic procedure. This is a literature review of previously published clinical studies on EUS-guided direct intervention for solid pancreatic tumors, including EUS-guided fine needle injection (EUS-FNI) of antitumor agents, EUS-guided fiducial marker placement, EUS-guided brachytherapy and EUS-guided tumor ablation...
March 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
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