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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243052/pointing-towards-colonoscopy-sharp-foreign-body-removal-via-colonoscopy
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Melissa Hershman, Steven Shamah, Prashant Mudireddy, Michael Glick
Removal of sharp foreign bodies via upper endoscopy is common; however, management in the setting of distal migration is not well-documented. We report two cases of objects beyond the ligament of Treitz, including successful extraction of a 4.4 cm sewing pin from the cecum using hot biopsy forceps with a protector hood to shield colonic mucosa, and in a separate case, a 3.4 cm glass shard from the ascending colon using a Roth Net retriever. We demonstrate that monitoring with serial radiographs and examination may allow for supervised passage of sharp objects into the colon, where removal can be performed safely via colonoscopy...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243051/digital-cholangioscopy-spyglass%C3%A2-in-the-diagnosis-of-cholangiocarcinoma
#2
Ioannis D Dimas, Maria Fragaki, Emmanouil Vardas, Gregorios A Paspatis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243050/appendiceal-mucocele-due-to-mucinous-adenoma-diagnosed-by-computed-tomography-colonography
#3
Nicola Flor, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243049/helicobacter-pylori-positive-inlet-patch-without-concurrent-helicobacter-pylori-gastritis-case-report-of-a-patient-with-sleeve-gastrectomy
#4
Thinzar Lin, Sandar Linn, Mel A Ona, Sushil Duddempudi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243048/esophageal-ridges-an-unusual-complication-of-oral-iron-therapy
#5
Vishal Sharma, Kaushal K Prasad, Harshal S Mandavdhare, Surinder S Rana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243047/a-nationwide-survey-of-training-satisfaction-and-employment-prospects-among-greek-gastroenterology-fellows-during-the-economic-recession
#6
Paraskevas Gkolfakis, Georgios Tziatzios, Vasilios Papadopoulos, George D Dimitriadis, Sotirios D Georgopoulos, Konstantinos Triantafyllou
BACKGROUND: This study assessed Greek gastroenterology fellows' satisfaction regarding training, working conditions, quality of life and future employment perspectives. METHODS: Greek gastroenterology fellows completed an anonymous multiple-choice electronic questionnaire designed to rate their satisfaction using a five-step Likert scale in two major domains: 1) fellowship program (training, working conditions, research activity, acquisition of endoscopic competencies, quality of life); and 2) professional expectations...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243046/single-dose-intra-procedural-ceftriaxone-during-endoscopic-ultrasound-fine-needle-aspiration-of-pancreatic-cysts-is-safe-and-effective-results-from-a-single-tertiary-center
#7
Amir Klein, Rose Qi, Shyam Nagubandi, Eric Lee, Vu Kwan
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is universally used for the investigation and diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCL). Infectious complications following EUS-FNA of PCL are rare. Antibiotic prophylaxis to reduce the risk of infection is recommended; however, there is no consensus on the optimal regimen or route of administration. Potential advantages of a single-dose intravenous (IV) antibiotic over a prolonged oral regimen include simplicity, guaranteed delivery and fewer antibiotic related adverse events, but there are only limited data to support this...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243045/prognostic-significance-of-differentiating-necrosis-from-fluid-collection-on-endoscopic-ultrasound-in-patients-with-presumed-isolated-extrapancreatic-necrosis
#8
Surinder S Rana, Puneet Chhabra, Ravi Sharma, Vishal Sharma, Rajesh Gupta, Deepak K Bhasin
BACKGROUND: Extrapancreatic necrosis is diagnosed on computed tomography (CT) as extrapancreatic changes that are more than fat stranding; both fluid collections and necrosis would have a similar appearance. The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of differentiating peripancreatic necrosis from fluid collection on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in patients with presumed isolated extrapancreatic necrosis. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from 36 patients (25 males; age range 19-65 years) with acute pancreatitis (AP) and isolated extrapancreatic necrosis...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243044/hepatopulmonary-syndrome-is-associated-with-the-presence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis
#9
Stergios Soulaidopoulos, Ioannis Goulis, George Giannakoulas, Theofilos Panagiotidis, Petros Doumtsis, Areti Karasmani, Theodora Oikonomou, Theodora Tzoumari, Haralampos Karvounis, Εvangelos Cholongitas
BACKGROUND: Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a relatively common complication in patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence of HPS, its clinical impact, and the possible association between HPS and characteristics of patients with decompensated cirrhosis. METHODS: Patients with stable decompensated cirrhosis admitted to our department and assessed for HPS were included. For each patient, several clinical, laboratory and echocardiographic parameters as well as renal function were recorded...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243043/high-serum-ferritin-is-associated-with-worse-outcome-of-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis
#10
Theodora Oikonomou, Ioannis Goulis, Stergios Soulaidopoulos, Areti Karasmani, Petros Doumtsis, Konstantina Tsioni, Eudokia Mandala, Evangelos Akriviadis, Evangelos Cholongitas
BACKGROUND: Studies in patients with decompensated cirrhosis showed a correlation between serum ferritin levels and patients' prognosis. Besides, red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and mean platelet volume (MPV) have been associated with the severity of hepatic function. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of serum ferritin and RDW/MPV in the outcome [survival, death, or liver transplantation (LT)] of patients with stable decompensated cirrhosis. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients with stable decompensated cirrhosis admitted to our department between September 2010 and February 2016 were included...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243042/serum-levels-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#11
Maria-Vasiliki Papageorgiou, Emilia Hadziyannis, Dina Tiniakos, Anastasia Georgiou, Aikaterini Margariti, Athanasios Kostas, George V Papatheodoridis
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the significance of serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: Sixty-seven consecutive NAFLD patients and 47 healthy controls who visited our liver clinics between May 2008 and December 2010 were included. The NAFLD diagnosis required elevated alanine aminotransferase and/or gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase levels, evidence of hepatic steatosis on ultrasound and/or liver histology, and exclusion of other causes of liver injury...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243041/rs2476601-polymorphism-in-ptpn22-is-associated-with-crohn-s-disease-but-not-with-ulcerative-colitis-a-meta-analysis-of-16-838-cases-and-13-356-controls
#12
Abdellah Hedjoudje, Chérifa Cheurfa, Clément Briquez, Allen Zhang, Stéphane Koch, Lucine Vuitton
BACKGROUND: Although the rs2476601 polymorphism of PTPN22 has been reported to be a susceptibility gene for Crohn's disease (CD), results from different studies vary and remain inconclusive. Also, no association has been found between rs2476601 and the risk of ulcerative colitis (UC). The aim of this meta-analysis was to investigate the association between this PTPN22 polymorphism (rs2476601) and the risk of inflammatory bowel disease, UC and CD. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis by identifying relevant candidate gene-based studies from EMBASE and MEDLINE...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243040/bridges-to-excellence-quality-indicators-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-ibd-differences-between-ibd-and-non-ibd-gastroenterologists
#13
Mohammad Bilal, Shailendra Singh, Helen Lee, Kiranpreet Khosa, Raman Khehra, Kofi Clarke
BACKGROUND: The American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Bridges to Excellence (BTE) Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Care Recognition program encourages clinicians to develop a superior quality of care in the treatment of IBD. We evaluated adherence to BTE measures in the care of IBD patients among IBD and non-IBD gastrointestinal physicians at a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart analysis of IBD patients who had received care at our center between January 2013 and March 2015...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243039/fecal-occult-blood-testing-for-the-prediction-of-small-bowel-pathology-detected-by-capsule-endoscopy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Diana E Yung, Sanju Vijayan, Tomer Avni, Sarah Douglas, Uri Kopylov, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
BACKGROUND: Fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) has been suggested as a potential screening tool for small-bowel capsule endoscopy (CE). We conducted a meta-analysis of studies correlating FOBT and CE findings to examine the predictive value of positive FOBT for CE findings. METHODS: PubMed and Embase search. Sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic odds ratios (DORs) were calculated. RESULTS: Six studies were identified. Four used fecal immunochemical testing (FIT), one used FIT and guaiac FOBT, one used hemoglobin/haptoglobin complex testing (Hb/Hpt)...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243038/the-role-of-flow-cytometry-in-celiac-disease-screening-using-human-leukocyte-antigen-in-adult-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#15
Miren Vicuña Arregui, Jose Manuel Zozaya Urmeneta, Helena León Brito, Juan Pablo Martínez De Esteban, Carlos Prieto Martínez, Lluis Forga Llenas, Erkuden Aranburu Urtasun, Francisco Sala Pericas, Ramón Angós Musgo, Maria Rosario Mercado Gutierrez, Mercedes Palacios Sarrasqueta
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) have an increased risk of celiac disease (CD). Since CD can be seronegative, more sensible tests for detection are needed. In seronegative patients, CD diagnosis may be difficult because of a lack of specificity. Flow cytometry analysis of lymphocyte populations can be useful in this situation. We aimed to study the prevalence of CD in adult DM1 using human leukocyte antigen (HLA) compatibility-based screening. A secondary goal was to study the role of flow cytometry as a complementary tool in these patients...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243037/capsule-endoscopy-for-the-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-crohn-s-disease-a-comprehensive-review-of-current-status
#16
REVIEW
Michael Dam Jensen, Jacob Broder Brodersen, Jens Kjeldsen
Capsule endoscopy (CE) has revolutionized the diagnosis and monitoring of small bowel Crohn's disease (CD). The procedure is patient friendly and noninvasive, and compared to cross-sectional imaging, CE allows a direct and detailed evaluation of the entire small bowel mucosa with a high sensitivity for the earliest lesions of CD. Today, CE is the leading modality for visualizing the small bowel in suspected CD, and validated activity indices are available for the follow up of patients with established CD. CE of the entire gastrointestinal tract (panenteric CE) was recently introduced as a new diagnostic approach in patients examined for CD, and preliminary results are promising...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243036/normative-values-for-stool-frequency-and-form-using-rome-iii-diagnostic-criteria-for-functional-constipation-in-adults-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Larry E Miller, Alvin Ibarra, Arthur C Ouwehand, Angela K Zimmermann
When designing clinical trials focused on functional constipation therapies, understanding the normative values of populations selected using the Rome III criteria is important for estimating baseline symptom severity, and for power analysis and sample size calculations. The objective of this review was to determine normative ranges for stool frequency and form in adults with functional constipation (Rome III criteria). Eligible studies reported stool frequency or form; random effects meta-analysis was performed with subgroup analyses to explore sources of heterogeneity...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243035/infections-in-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis
#18
REVIEW
Eleni Karakike, Christophe Moreno, Thierry Gustot
Severe alcoholic hepatitis (sAH), defined by a modified discriminant function ≥32, is the most severe form of alcohol-induced liver disease and is associated with a 1-month mortality rate of around 30%. Corticosteroid treatment remains the only therapeutic option that improves short-term survival. Infectious complications, occurring in approximately 50% of patients, are the main causes of death, even in patients who benefit from corticosteroids. Liver failure, recent alcohol consumption and immunosuppressive drugs contribute to this infectious risk...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243034/evaluation-and-long-term-outcomes-of-the-different-modalities-used-in-colonic-endoscopic-mucosal-resection
#19
REVIEW
Asimina Gaglia, Sanchoy Sarkar
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) has been used in western countries to remove colonic polyps for at least the last two decades. Significant experience has been accumulated and the efficacy of the method has recently been evaluated in a large meta-analysis. A number of variations to modify the technique, including knife-assisted, cap-assisted, ligation devices, and underwater EMR, have been developed in an attempt to improve outcomes. However, to date there are only limited data comparing these techniques or demonstrating the superiority of any one of them...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243033/the-use-of-ultrasound-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
REVIEW
Torsten Kucharzik, Klaus Kannengiesser, Frauke Petersen
Imaging in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) plays a pivotal role in the primary diagnosis, as well as during the management of patients with known IBD. The evolution of ultrasound equipment and the growing expertise of examiners have both enhanced the role of intestinal ultrasound in the assessment of the gastrointestinal tract in IBD patients. Intestinal ultrasound has been shown to have high sensitivity and specificity, as well as high positive and negative predictive value, in the detection or exclusion of intestinal inflammatory activity in IBD...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
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