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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134165/an-innovate-robotic-endoscope-guidance-system-for-transnasal-sinus-and-skull-base-surgery-proof-of-concept
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D T Friedrich, F Sommer, M O Scheithauer, J Greve, T K Hoffmann, P J Schuler
Objective  Advanced transnasal sinus and skull base surgery remains a challenging discipline for head and neck surgeons. Restricted access and space for instrumentation can impede advanced interventions. Thus, we present the combination of an innovative robotic endoscope guidance system and a specific endoscope with adjustable viewing angle to facilitate transnasal surgery in a human cadaver model. Materials and Methods  The applicability of the robotic endoscope guidance system with custom foot pedal controller was tested for advanced transnasal surgery on a fresh frozen human cadaver head...
December 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134161/pneumatization-patterns-of-the-petrous-apex-and-lateral-sphenoid-recess
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Alexander Malone, Margherita Bruni, Robert Wong, Mark Tabor, K Paul Boyev
Introduction  The petrous apex poses a challenge for surgical intervention due to poor access. As intraoperative image guidance and surgical instrumentation improve, newer endoscopic approaches are increasingly favored. This study aims to provide normative data on the anatomy of the lateral sphenoid sinus recess and petrous apex. These normative data could assist in determining the efficacy of a transnasal transsphenoidal approach to lesions of the anteroinferior petrous apex. Methods  This is a retrospective study investigating normative data on all maxillofacial computed tomography (CT) scans performed at a level I trauma center over a 6-month period...
December 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130583/endoscopic-retrograde-cholangio-pancreatography-in-the-management-of-biliary-complications-after-paediatric-liver-transplantation
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Sivaramakrishnan Venkatesh Karthik, Seng-Hock Quak, Marion M Aw
BACKGROUND: The published paediatric experience with Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) in the diagnosis and management of biliary complications following liver transplantation (LT) is limited. AIMS: We describe our experience with ERCP in the management of children following LT who presented with biliary complications, over a 20 year period (1995-2014). METHODS: The retrospectively reviewed data is summarized descriptively...
November 11, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129090/screening-and-prevention-strategies-and-endoscopic-management-of-early-esophageal-cancer
#4
James A Kim, Pari M Shah
Esophageal cancer is the 8th most common cancer worldwide and the 6th most common cause of cancer-related death. Its two main subtypes, esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), have varying incidences globally, but recent decades have seen a demonstrated rise of EAC in Western countries whereas ESCC remains highly prevalent in Eastern Africa, Central Asia, and China. Screening interventions have focused on using endoscopy to identify Barrett's esophagus (BE) as a precursor to EAC, and squamous cell dysplasia prior to onset of ESCC...
October 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127729/tips-for-endoscopic-stone-extraction-using-new-short-type-double-balloon-endoscope-for-common-bile-duct-stones-in-patients-with-surgically-altered-gastrointestinal-anatomy
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Masaaki Shimatani, Makoto Takaoka, Kazuichi Okazaki
The endoscopic approach to pancreatobiliary diseases in postoperative patients had been difficult (1). Percutaneous or surgical interventions were applied as the first line policy. However, using double balloon endoscopes (DBE), especially the short-type DBE, radically made it practical and safe (2, 3). In this study, endoscopic technical tips using the newly developed short-type DBE (EI-580 BT; FUJIFILM Co, Tokyo, Japan) for stone-extraction via papilla for common bile duct stones in patients with Roux-en Y reconstruction post gastrectomy will be introduced...
November 11, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125515/endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-to-address-hydrocephalus-in-africa-a-call-for-education-and-community-based-rehabilitation
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Andres Jimenez-Gomez, Heidi Castillo, Caryssa Burckart, Jonathan Castillo
PURPOSE: Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) and Choroid Plexus Cautery (CPC) are low-cost, safe, and promising interventions for spina bifida-associated hydrocephalus (SBHCP). The purpose of this review was to explore and describe these efforts in Africa in order to upscale surgical training and rehabilitation services. METHODS: A PubMed search for articles on ETV and CPC as management of SBHCP in Africa was performed. Two authors appraised the results for key themes in content: indications, technique, outcomes, complications, education, and rehabilitation...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124391/implementing-a-digital-real-time-hydrocephalus-and-shunt-registry-to-evaluate-contemporary-pattern-of-care-and-surgical-outcome-in-pediatric-hydrocephalus
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Hans Christoph Bock, Maximilian Kanzler, Ulrich-Wilhelm Thomale, Hans Christoph Ludwig
OBJECTIVE: Treatment monitoring and outcome evaluation in pediatric hydrocephalus require gapless documentation regarding surgical and clinical follow-up data beginning from day 1 of treatment in order to apply high quality of care. Endoscopic procedures, shunt insertion and revision surgeries, and individual modifications of valve hardware or pressure settings during follow-up as well as established outcome measurements are highly relevant for complete illustration of the patient's hydrocephalus histories...
November 9, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124127/effectiveness-of-tc-325-hemospray-for-treatment-of-diffuse-or-refractory-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-single-center-experience
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Oscar Cahyadi, Markus Bauder, Benjamin Meier, Karel Caca, Arthur Schmidt
Background and study aims:  TC-325 (Hemospray, Cook Medical) is a powder agent for endoscopic hemostasis in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). Although most publications are based on case-reports and retrospective studies, data on efficacy are promising. Here we report our experience with TC-325 for diffuse or refractory UGIB. Patients and methods:  Data on patients receiving TC-325 for endoscopic hemostasis from November 2013 to February 2017 at our center were analyzed retrospectively...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122085/influence-of-chitosan-based-dressing-on-prevention-of-synechia-and-wound-healing-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Jie Liu, Quan Zeng, Xia Ke, Yucheng Yang, Guohua Hu, Xuan Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) has had many complications, e.g., synechia formation. This meta-analysis investigated the effect of a novel chitosan-based dressing on prevention of synechia and wound healing after ESS. METHODS: We systematically searched various medical literature data bases and included the randomized controlled trials (RCT) regarding the effect of novel chitosan-based dressing on ESS. The study outcomes included synechia, granulations, hemostasis, crusting scores, and infection...
November 4, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121183/primary-vs-secondary-endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy-for-acute-dacryocystitis-with-lacrimal-sac-abscess-formation-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Emmy Y Li, Emily S Wong, Alex C Wong, Hunter K Yuen
Importance: Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (EN-DCR) is emerging as the preferred procedure in the management of nasolacrimal duct obstructions. However, its safety and long-term efficacy in the setting of acute dacryocystitis with lacrimal sac abscess have not been well studied. Objective: To compare outcomes of EN-DCR as primary treatment with EN-DCR as a secondary treatment after percutaneous drainage of lacrimal sac abscess in acute dacryocystitis. Design, Setting, and Participants: This randomized clinical trial was conducted from October 1, 2012, to October 31, 2015, at a tertiary ophthalmic center...
November 9, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118162/does-mutated-k-ras-oncogene-attenuate-the-effect-of-sulindac-in-colon-cancer-chemoprevention
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Photini F S Rice, Kevin G Ehrichs, Mykella S Jones, Hwudarw Chen, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu, Edward R Abril, Raymond B Nagle, David G Besselsen, Jennifer K Barton, Natalia A Ignatenko
The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Sulindac has been successfully used alone or in combination with other agents to suppress colon tumorigenesis in patients with genetic predisposition, and also showed its efficacy in prevention of sporadic colon adenomas. At the same time, some experimental and clinical reports suggest that a mutant K-RAS oncogene may negate Sulindac anti-tumor efficacy. To directly assess Sulindac activity at suppressing premalignant lesions carrying K-RAS mutation, we utilized a novel mouse model with an inducible colon-specific expression of the mutant K-ras oncogene (K-ras G12D)...
November 8, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117722/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-pancreatic-fluid-collections-transmural-drainage-outcomes-in-100-consecutive-cases-of-pseudocysts-and-walled-off-necrosis-a-single-centre-experience-from-the-united-kingdom
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Chander Shekhar, Ben Maher, Colm Forde, Brinder Singh Mahon
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage is a minimally invasive first-line modality for the drainage of pancreatic fluid collection (PFC) resulting in a shorter hospital stay and less morbidity compared with surgical cystogastrostomy. Our aim is to evaluate potential differences in the outcomes of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided transmural drainage (EUS-TD) drainage of pancreatic pseudocyst (PP) and walled-off necrosis (WON). METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed 100 consecutive EUS-guided drainages of PFC utilising EUS reports; clinical notes and imaging with follow-up (FU) to 12 months...
November 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117461/atrial-natriuretic-peptide-reduces-inflammation-and-enhances-apoptosis-in-rat-acute-pancreatitis
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Ana Clara Najenson, Ana Paula Courreges, Juan Carlos Perazzo, María Fernanda Rubio, Marcelo S Vatta, Liliana G Bianciotti
AIM: We previously reported that atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) reduces serum amylase and intrapancreatic trypsinogen activation in the onset of acute pancreatitis whereas secretin increases them. In the present work, we sought to establish the effect of ANP and secretin on the inflammatory response and cell death in experimental acute pancreatitis. METHODS: The expression and activity of key inflammatory mediators and apoptosis were evaluated in the presence or absence of the atrial peptide, secretin or both in cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis in rats...
November 8, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114099/risk-factors-and-management-for-biliary-complications-following-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Tsukasa Nakamura, Taku Iida, Hidetaka Ushigome, Masafumi Osaka, Koji Masuda, Takehisa Matsuyama, Shumpei Harada, Shuji Nobori, Norio Yoshimura
BACKGROUND Biliary complications (BCs) following liver transplantation are very serious. Nevertheless, it is still uncertain which components influence the incidence of BCs the most. MATERIAL AND METHODS A consecutive sample of 74 adult recipients who underwent living-donor liver transplantation were enrolled in this study. BCs that were Clavien-Dindo classification grade II or higher were determined as BCs. RESULTS There were 11 out of the 74 recipients who experienced BCs. There were no differences in preoperative background factors between the BCs+ and BCs- group...
November 8, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113003/-comparison-of-safety-insertion-techniques-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-in-nurses-and-physicians-a-non-randomized-interventional-pilot-study-on-a-simulation-model
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Monika Engelke, Karl-Ernst Grund, Dieter Schilling, Ulrike Beilenhoff, Elisabeth Kern-Waechter, Olaf Engelke, Ferdinand Stebner, Christiane Kugler
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) insertion represents a standardized procedure for enteral nutrition in patients with long-term eating difficulties for various reasons. In a clinical setting, delegation of stomach puncture and placement of a PEG tube, within the context of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy amongst nurses, occurs. In Germany, there are no studies yet showing the differences between physicians and nurses regarding the safety of percutaneous stomach puncture.In a non-randomized quasi-experimental interventional study on a simulation model, the safety of stomach puncture within the context of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy between physicians and nurses with special training was compared...
November 7, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111264/management-of-clinically-relevant-postpancreatectomy-hemorrhage-pph-over-two-decades-a-comparative-study-of-1%C3%A2-450-consecutive-patients-undergoing-pancreatic-resection
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Steffen Wolk, Robert Grützmann, Nuh N Rahbari, Ralf T Hoffmann, Verena Plodeck, Jürgen Weitz, Thilo Welsch, Marius Distler
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: PPH is the main cause of mortality (up to 50%) after pancreatic resection. Due to differences in time of onset, localization and clinical impairment, there is no consistent management algorithm. METHODS: Between 1994 and 2014 the occurrence of PPH in 115 out of 1 450 patients from a prospectively collected database was analyzed. The cohort was divided into two time periods: 1994-2009 and 2010-2014. The differences between the two groups were analyzed...
October 25, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109075/atrioesophageal-fistula-clinical-presentation-procedural-characteristics-diagnostic-investigations-and-treatment-outcomes
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Hui-Chen Han, Francis J Ha, Prashanthan Sanders, Ryan Spencer, Andrew W Teh, David O'Donnell, Omar Farouque, Han S Lim
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous or surgical ablation are increasingly used worldwide in the management of atrial fibrillation. The development of atrioesophageal fistula (AEF) is among the most serious and lethal complications of atrial fibrillation ablation. We sought to characterize the clinical presentation, procedural characteristics, diagnostic investigations, and treatment outcomes of all reported cases of AEF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Electronic searches were conducted in PubMed and Embase for English scientific literature articles...
November 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108981/outcomes-of-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-treatment-of-esophageal-achalasia-with-a-median-follow-up-of-49-months
#18
Quan-Lin Li, Qiu-Ning Wu, Xiao-Cen Zhang, Mei-Dong Xu, Wei Zhang, Shi-Yao Chen, Yun-Shi Zhong, Yi-Qun Zhang, Wei-Feng Chen, Wen-Zheng Qin, Jian-Wei Hu, Ming-Yan Cai, Li-Qing Yao, Ping-Hong Zhou
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has received wide acceptance as a highly effective and safe treatment for esophageal achalasia. Short-term and small-scale studies are ample but long-term large-scale studies are few. The aim of the study was to systematically analyze our long-term results of POEM, with particular emphasis on POEM failures and associated risk factors. METHODS: This is a single-center study. Consecutive POEM patients between August 2010 and December 2012 were included...
November 3, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108979/prediction-of-clinical-outcomes-in-crohn-s-disease-by-using-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-results-from-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Gian Eugenio Tontini, Jonas Mudter, Michael Vieth, Claudia Günther, Valentina Milani, Raja Atreya, Timo Rath, Andreas Nägel, Giorgia Hatem, Giacomo Carlo Sturniolo, Maurizio Vecchi, Markus F Neurath, Peter R Galle, Andrea Buda, Helmut Neumann
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Assessment of prognostic factors in Crohn's disease (CD) patients is of pivotal importance for early intervention and "treat-to-target" strategies. Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) enables on demand in vivo characterization of mucosal inflammatory and architectural changes during endoscopy. We prospectively assessed the value of CLE for prediction of clinical outcome parameters in CD. METHODS: Consecutive patients with CD undergoing colonoscopy were included in a multicentre study...
November 3, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108721/endoscopic-or-surgical-step-up-approach-for-infected-necrotising-pancreatitis-a-multicentre-randomised-trial
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Sandra van Brunschot, Janneke van Grinsven, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Olaf J Bakker, Marc G Besselink, Marja A Boermeester, Thomas L Bollen, Koop Bosscha, Stefan A Bouwense, Marco J Bruno, Vincent C Cappendijk, Esther C Consten, Cornelis H Dejong, Casper H van Eijck, Willemien G Erkelens, Harry van Goor, Wilhelmina M U van Grevenstein, Jan-Willem Haveman, Sijbrand H Hofker, Jeroen M Jansen, Johan S Laméris, Krijn P van Lienden, Maarten A Meijssen, Chris J Mulder, Vincent B Nieuwenhuijs, Jan-Werner Poley, Rutger Quispel, Rogier J de Ridder, Tessa E Römkens, Joris J Scheepers, Nicolien J Schepers, Matthijs P Schwartz, Tom Seerden, B W Marcel Spanier, Jan Willem A Straathof, Marin Strijker, Robin Timmer, Niels G Venneman, Frank P Vleggaar, Rogier P Voermans, Ben J Witteman, Hein G Gooszen, Marcel G Dijkgraaf, Paul Fockens
BACKGROUND: Infected necrotising pancreatitis is a potentially lethal disease and an indication for invasive intervention. The surgical step-up approach is the standard treatment. A promising alternative is the endoscopic step-up approach. We compared both approaches to see whether the endoscopic step-up approach was superior to the surgical step-up approach in terms of clinical and economic outcomes. METHODS: In this multicentre, randomised, superiority trial, we recruited adult patients with infected necrotising pancreatitis and an indication for invasive intervention from 19 hospitals in the Netherlands...
November 3, 2017: Lancet
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