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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815063/the-impact-of-flexible-endoscopy-in-esophageal-surgery
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REVIEW
Alejandro Nieponice, Fabio Nachman, Adolfo Badaloni, Franco Ciotola, Cecilia Zubieta, Mauricio Ramirez
Achalasia and Treatment of esophageal Adenocarcinoma are commonly associated to surgical resection. Newer technologies in interventional endoscopy gave way to a substantial paradigm shift in the management of these conditions. In the case of achalasia, endoscopic myotomy is rapidly displacing Heller's myotomy as the gold standard in many centers. Early stage neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus (BE) comprising high-grade dysplasia (HGD), intramucosal and, in some cases, submucosal carcinoma is now being treated without the need of esophagectomy...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807490/fabp1-and-hepar-expression-levels-in-barrett-s-oesophagus-and-associated-neoplasia-in-an-asian-population
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Supriya Srivastava, Florian Kern, Neel Sharma, Frank McKeon, Wa Xian, Khay Guan Yeoh, Khek Yu Ho, Ming Teh
INTRODUCTION: Barrett's oesophagus (BE) is a premalignant condition associated with oesophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Evidence highlights that EAC is associated with an estimated 5-year survival of approximately 10-15%. Therefore, there is a need to determine which biomarkers are of value in the diagnosis of BE and beyond. The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical significance of markers known to be expressed across BE and associated neoplasia. METHODS: Retrospective tissues were obtained from columnar lined oesophagus (CLE) without goblet cells (n=22), BE (n=29), dysplasia (n=14), and EAC (n=10)...
July 27, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757316/increased-detection-of-barrett-s-esophagus-associated-neoplasia-using-wide-area-trans-epithelial-sampling-a-multicenter-prospective-randomized-trial
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Prashanth R Vennalaganti, Vivek Kaul, Kenneth K Wang, Gary W Falk, Nicholas J Shaheen, Anthony Infantolino, David A Johnson, Glenn Eisen, Lauren B Gerson, Michael S Smith, Prasad G Iyer, Charles J Lightdale, Felice Schnoll-Sussman, Neil Gupta, Seth A Gross, Julian Abrams, Gregory B Haber, Ram Chuttani, Douglas K Pleskow, Shivangi Kothari, John R Goldblum, Yaxia Zhang, Prateek Sharma
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Wide-area transepithelial sampling (WATS) with computer-assisted 3-dimensional analysis is a sampling technique that combines abrasive brushing of the Barrett's esophagus (BE) mucosa followed by neural network analysis to highlight abnormal-appearing cells. METHODS: We performed a randomized trial of referral BE patients undergoing surveillance at 16 medical centers. Subjects received either biopsy followed by WATS, or vice versa. The primary outcome was rate of detection of HGD/EAC using WATS in conjunction with biopsy compared with biopsy alone using standard histopathologic criteria...
July 27, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752419/regional-variability-of-repeat-esophagogastroduodenoscopy-use-in-the-national-veteran-population
#4
Andrew J Gawron, Garrett Cole, Nan Hu, William K Thompson, John Fang, Matthew Samore
BACKGROUND: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) procedures are performed frequently to evaluate gastrointestinal disease and symptoms. AIM: To determine regional practice variability of repeat EGDs in a national population. METHODS: The study sample included US Veterans with an outpatient index EGD from 1/1/2008 to 12/2010. We determined risk of repeat endoscopy from 1/2008 to 10/1/2014. A logistic regression model was used to assess the association between the odds of repeated EGD and patient demographics, ICD diagnostic codes, and geographic region...
July 31, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735797/characteristics-correlates-and-assessment-of-psychosis-in-parkinson-disease-without-dementia
#5
Matthew J Barrett, Mark E Smolkin, Joseph L Flanigan, Binit B Shah, Madaline B Harrison, Scott A Sperling
INTRODUCTION: Considering that psychosis in Parkinson disease (PD) is associated with worse outcomes, including dementia, we aimed to study the characteristics, correlates, and assessment of PD psychosis in those without dementia. METHODS: 101 PD subjects without dementia (Montreal Cognitive Assessment ≥21/30) were recruited to participate in a study of neuropsychiatric symptoms in PD. This study included a baseline standard neurological exam and common PD symptom assessments...
July 15, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718219/barriers-to-glaucoma-case-finding-as-perceived-by-optometrists-in-ireland
#6
Catriona Barrett, Colm O'Brien, John S Butler, James Loughman
BACKGROUND: This research was designed to provide an in-depth exploration of the perceptions of optometrists relating to the challenges of glaucoma case finding in the Irish health-care system. METHODS: A survey was developed, piloted and distributed for anonymous completion by optometrists registered to practise in Ireland. The survey included 10 five-level Likert items exploring potential barriers to glaucoma detection and a free-text box for participants to comment more broadly...
July 17, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697153/mucin-expression-in-the-esophageal-malignant-and-premalignant-states-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
Yaron Niv, Samuel B Ho, Ronnie Fass, Theodore Rokkas
BACKGROUND: Mucins are heavily glycosylated glycoproteins, synthesized by mucosal surfaces and have an important role in healthy state and malignant diseases. Change in mucins synthesis or secretion may be primary event or secondary to inflammation or carcinogenesis. AIM: The aim of this study is to assess the current knowledge about mucin expression in esophageal lesions, and to establish a role for different mucin expressions as prognostic markers. METHOD: English Medical literature searches were conducted for "mucin" and "esophagus...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644138/comparative-analysis-of-primary-versus-relapse-refractory-dlbcl-identifies-shifts-in-mutation-spectrum
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Danielle M Greenawalt, Winnie S Liang, Sakina Saif, Justin Johnson, Petar Todorov, Austin Dulak, Daniel Enriquez, Rebecca Halperin, Ambar Ahmed, Vladislav Saveliev, John Carpten, David Craig, J Carl Barrett, Brian Dougherty, Michael Zinda, Stephen Fawell, Jonathan R Dry, Kate Byth
Current understanding of the mutation spectrum of relapsed/refractory (RR) tumors is limited. We performed whole exome sequencing (WES) on 47 diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) tumors that persisted after R-CHOP treatment, 8 matched to primary biopsies. We compared genomic alterations from the RR cohort against two treatment-naïve DLBCL cohorts (n=112). While the overall number and types of mutations did not differ significantly, we identified frequency changes in DLBCL driver genes. The overall frequency of MYD88 mutant samples increased (12% to 19%), but we noted a decrease in p...
June 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642331/diagnosis-and-risk-stratification-of-barrett-s-dysplasia-by-flow-cytometric-dna-analysis-of-paraffin-embedded-tissue
#9
Won-Tak Choi, Jia-Huei Tsai, Peter S Rabinovitch, Thomas Small, Danning Huang, Aras N Mattis, Sanjay Kakar
OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis of dysplasia in Barrett's oesophagus (BO) can be challenging, and reliable ancillary techniques are not available. This study examines if DNA content abnormality detected by flow cytometry can serve as a diagnostic marker of dysplasia and facilitate risk stratification of low-grade dysplasia (LGD) and indefinite for dysplasia (IND) patients using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) BO samples with varying degrees of dysplasia. DESIGN: DNA flow cytometry was performed on 80 FFPE BO samples with high-grade dysplasia (HGD), 38 LGD, 21 IND and 14 negative for dysplasia (ND)...
June 22, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622899/a-novel-method-for-estimating-three-dimensional-apical-vertebral-rotation-using-two-dimensional-coronal-cobb-angle-and-thoracic-kyphosis
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T Barrett Sullivan, Tracey Bastrom, Fredrick Reighard, Megan Jeffords, Peter O Newton
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis. OBJECTIVES: To use a large cohort of three-dimensional (3D) spinal reconstructions to create a simple mathematical formula capable of estimating 3D apical vertebral rotation (AVR) based on the correlation with routinely obtained two-dimensional (2D) measurements of scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Quantification of vertebral rotation in AIS using 2-dimensional (2D) imaging is inherently challenging as the axial plane cannot be directly visualized...
July 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617072/evaluation-of-ninepoint-medical-s-nvision-vle-device-for-gastrointestinal-applications
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Jeffrey D Mosko, Douglas Pleskow
The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) has increased over the last few decades. With a known precursor lesion, Barrett's esophagus, this remains a target for screening and surveillance with the goal of detecting and providing curative treatment for early neoplasia. Areas covered: Current surveillance techniques rely on white light endoscopy and random tissue sampling which is time consuming, costly and prone to sampling error. Volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE), a second-generation optical coherence technology, has emerged as an advanced imaging modality with the potential to improve dysplasia detection, surveillance and subsequently prevent esophageal adenocarcinoma...
June 22, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611878/physician-variability-in-management-of-emergency-department-patients-with-chest-pain
#12
Peter B Smulowitz, Orit Barrett, Matthew M Hall, Shamai A Grossman, Edward A Ullman, Victor Novack
INTRODUCTION: Chest pain is a common emergency department (ED) presentation accounting for 8-10 million visits per year in the United States. Physician-level factors such as risk tolerance are predictive of admission rates. The recent advent of accelerated diagnostic pathways and ED observation units may have an impact in reducing variation in admission rates on the individual physician level. METHODS: We conducted a single-institution retrospective observational study of ED patients with a diagnosis of chest pain as determined by diagnostic code from our hospital administrative database...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600361/coding-of-barrett-s-oesophagus-with-high-grade-dysplasia-in-national-administrative-databases-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Georgina Chadwick, Mira Varagunam, Christian Brand, Stuart A Riley, Nick Maynard, Tom Crosby, Julie Michalowski, David A Cromwell
OBJECTIVES: The International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision (ICD-10) system used in the English hospital administrative database (Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)) does not contain a specific code for oesophageal high-grade dysplasia (HGD). The aim of this paper was to examine how patients with HGD were coded in HES and whether it was done consistently. SETTING: National population-based cohort study of patients with newly diagnosed with HGD in England...
June 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577765/the-role-of-adjunct-imaging-in-endoscopic-detection-of-dysplasia-in-barrett-s-esophagus
#14
REVIEW
Pujan Kandel, Michael B Wallace
Advances in imaging technologies have demonstrated promise in early detection of dysplasia and cancer in Barrett's esophagus (BE). Optical chromoendoscopy, dye-based chromoendoscopy, and novel technologies have provided the opportunity to visualize the cellular and subcellular structures. Only narrow-band imaging and acetic acid chromoendoscopy have reached benchmarks for clinical use. Volumetric laser endomicroscopy and molecular imaging are not established for routine use. Best practice in management of BE should be focused on careful endoscopic examination, resection, or ablation of the entire abnormal lesion, as well as the use of available imaging technique that has good diagnostic accuracy...
July 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560244/toward-real-time-quantification-of-fluorescence-molecular-probes-using-target-background-ratio-for-guiding-biopsy-and-endoscopic-therapy-of-esophageal-neoplasia
#15
Yang Jiang, Yuanzheng Gong, Joel H Rubenstein, Thomas D Wang, Eric J Seibel
Multimodal endoscopy using fluorescence molecular probes is a promising method of surveying the entire esophagus to detect cancer progression. Using the fluorescence ratio of a target compared to a surrounding background, a quantitative value is diagnostic for progression from Barrett's esophagus to high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). However, current quantification of fluorescent images is done only after the endoscopic procedure. We developed a Chan-Vese-based algorithm to segment fluorescence targets, and subsequent morphological operations to generate background, thus calculating target/background (T/B) ratios, potentially to provide real-time guidance for biopsy and endoscopic therapy...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558710/a-metabolomic-analytical-approach-permits-identification-of-urinary-biomarkers-for-plasmodium-falciparum-infection-a-case-control-study
#16
Salah Abdelrazig, Catharine A Ortori, Gail Davey, Wakgari Deressa, Dhaba Mulleta, David A Barrett, Alemayehu Amberbir, Andrew W Fogarty
BACKGROUND: Currently available diagnostic techniques of Plasmodium falciparum infection are not optimal for non-invasive, population-based screening for malaria. It was hypothesized that a mass spectrometry-based metabolomics approach could identify urinary biomarkers of falciparum malaria. METHODS: The study used a case-control design, with cases consisting of 21 adults in central Ethiopia with a diagnosis of P. falciparum infection confirmed with microscopy, and 25 controls of adults with negative blood smears for malaria matched on age and sex...
May 30, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552983/recombinant-human-g6pd-for-quality-control-and-quality-assurance-of-novel-point-of-care-diagnostics-for-g6pd-deficiency
#17
Maria Kahn, Nicole LaRue, Changcheng Zhu, Sampa Pal, Jack S Mo, Lynn K Barrett, Steve N Hewitt, Mitchell Dumais, Sandra Hemmington, Adrian Walker, Jeff Joynson, Brandon T Leader, Wesley C Van Voorhis, Gonzalo J Domingo
BACKGROUND: A large gap for the support of point-of-care testing is the availability of reagents to support quality control (QC) of diagnostic assays along the supply chain from the manufacturer to the end user. While reagents and systems exist to support QC of laboratory screening tests for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, they are not configured appropriately to support point-of-care testing. The feasibility of using lyophilized recombinant human G6PD as a QC reagent in novel point-of-care tests for G6PD deficiency is demonstrated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467124/building-capacity-in-healthcare-by-re-examining-clinical-services-in-paramedicine
#18
Walter Tavares, Ian Drennan, Kelly Van Diepen, Michael Abanil, Natalie Kedzierski, Chris Spearen, Norm Barrette, Mathew Mercuri
OBJECTIVES: Emergency departments (ED) continue to be overburdened, leading to crowding and elevated risk of negative clinical outcomes. Extending clinical services to paramedics may support efforts to improve ED burdens by promoting health care access and capacity during times of patient crisis. The objective of this study was to identify the clinical course and most responsible diagnosis of patients transported by paramedic services to local EDs to then evaluate impact of various augmented 9-1-1/paramedic clinical service models on the need for additional ED services...
May 3, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456858/higher-impulsivity-and-hiv-risk-taking-behaviour-in-males-with-alcohol-dependence-compared-to-bipolar-mania-a-pilot-study
#19
Sakshi Rai, Biswa Ranjan Mishra, Sukanto Sarkar, Samir Kumar Praharaj, Sudipta Das, Rituparna Maiti, Nidhi Agrawal, S Haque Nizami
To study the association of impulsivity, high-risk behaviours and incidence of HIV infection in patients with alcohol dependence and bipolar mania. This was a cross-sectional hospital-based pilot study and the sample consisted of male patients divided into three groups: 25 patients with alcohol dependence and 25 with bipolar mania as per ICD-10 Diagnostic Criteria for Research and 25 normal controls. Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire (SADQ) and Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) were administered on alcohol dependent and bipolar patients, respectively...
April 29, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432477/usefulness-of-non-magnifying-narrow-band-imaging-in-evis-exera-iii-video-systems-and-high-definition-endoscopes-to-diagnose-dysplasia-in-barrett-s-esophagus-using-the-barrett-international-nbi-group-bing-classification
#20
Oscar Nogales, Arancha Caballero-Marcos, Ana Clemente-Sánchez, Javier García-Lledó, Leticia Pérez-Carazo, Beatriz Merino, Carlos Carbonell, María López-Ibáñez, Cecilia González-Asanza
BACKGROUND: Narrow band imaging (NBI) allows identification of abnormal areas of Barrett's esophagus (BE) and could facilitate targeted biopsies. AIMS: We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy for dysplasia prediction using non-magnifying NBI in Evis Exera III processors and high-definition endoscopes using the Barrett International NBI Group (BING) classification, as well as inter/intraobserver agreement for dysplasia prediction and mucosal/vascular patterns. METHODS: Eight observers (4 staff endoscopists and 4 trainee endoscopists) evaluated 100 images selected from an anonymized bank of 470 photographs using the BING classification...
April 21, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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