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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218657/comparison-of-laparoscopic-jejunostomy-tube-to-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tube-with-jejunal-extension-long-term-durability-and-nutritional-outcomes
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Ivy N Haskins, Andrew T Strong, Mary Baginsky, Gautam Sharma, Matthew Karafa, Jeffrey L Ponsky, John H Rodriguez, Matthew D Kroh
INTRODUCTION: Enteral access through the jejunum is indicated when patients cannot tolerate oral intake or gastric feeding. While multiple approaches for feeding jejunal access exist, few studies have compared the efficacy of these techniques. The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term durability, re-intervention rates, and nutritional outcomes following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes with jejunal extension tubes (PEG-JET) versus laparoscopic jejunostomy tubes (j-tubes)...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186164/a-retrospective-matched-cohort-study-evaluating-the-effects-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-feeding-tubes-on-nutritional-status-and-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-gastroesophageal-malignancies-undergoing-systemic-anti-cancer-therapy
#2
Scott Mitchell, John P Williams, Harsimrandeep Bhatti, Toufic Kachaamy, Jeffrey Weber, Glen J Weiss
BACKGROUND: Many patients with cancer or other systemic illnesses can experience malnutrition. One way to mitigate malnutrition is by insertion of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tube (PEG tube). The goal of this retrospective matched cohort study is to evaluate if PEG tube placement improved nutritional status and overall survival (OS) in advanced gastroesophageal (GE) cancer patients who are undergoing anti-neoplastic therapy. METHODS: GE cancer patients who were treated and evaluated by a nutritionist and had at least 2 nutritionist follow-up visits were identified...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185400/safety-of-trans-nasal-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-placement
#3
Lubna Kamani, Kailash Raj Makhejani, Baseer Sultan Ahmad
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of trans-nasal percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (TPEG) placement for nutrition in patients where oral approach is not possible. STUDY DESIGN: Case-series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: April 2010 to April 2016 in the Department of Gastroenterology at Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi. METHODOLOGY: Patients underwent trans-nasal PEG placement and were included in this study. Inclusion criteria were either gender of any age and patients referred for PEG tube placement in whom oral PEG tube insertion was not possible...
December 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180216/pediatric-gastrostomy-tubes-and-techniques-making-safer-and-cleaner-choices
#4
Cabrini Sutherland, Benjamin Carr, Kassia Zalewski Biddle, Marcus Jarboe, Samir K Gadepalli
BACKGROUND: Gastrostomy tube placement is a common procedure that can be accomplished with a variety of techniques, each with its attendant complications. In an effort to standardize practice at our institution, we retrospectively evaluated complications including early dislodgement requiring operative repair, leaks, and granulation tissue to determine the optimal technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study (June 2008-July 2014) evaluating children (<18) receiving gastrostomy tubes was completed...
December 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154244/nutrition-accesses-among-patients-receiving-enteral-treatment-in-the-home-environment
#5
Janusz Sznajder, Marta Ślefarska-Wasilewska, Piotr Wójcik
Enteral feeding in the home environment is connected with creating access to digestive tract, and thanks to that, this kind of treatment is possible. The gold standard in enteral nutrition is PEG, other types of access are: nasogastric tube, gastronomy and jejunostomy. In the article 851 patients who were treated nutritionally in the home environment, in the nutrition clinic, Nutrimed Górny Śląsk, were analyzed. It was described how, in practice, the schedule of nutrition access looks like in the nutrition clinic at a time of qualifying patients to the treatment (PEG 47,35%, gastronomy 18,91%, nasogastric tube 17,39%,jejunostomy 16,33%) and how it changes among patients treated in the nutrition clinic during specific period of time - to the treatment there were qualified patients with at least three-month period of therapy ( second evaluation: PEG 37,01%, gastrostomy 31,13%, nasogastric tube 16,98%, jejunostomy 15,86%)...
October 31, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129967/single-particle-analyzer-of-mass-a-charge-detection-mass-spectrometer-with-a-multi-detector-electrostatic-ion-trap
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Andrew G Elliott, Samuel I Merenbloom, Satrajit Chakrabarty, Evan R Williams
A new charge detection mass spectrometer that combines array detection and electrostatic ion trapping to repeatedly measure the masses of single ions is described. This instrument has four detector tubes inside an electrostatic ion trap with conical electrodes (cone trap) to provide multiple measurements of an ion on each pass through the trap resulting in a signal gain over a conventional trap with a single detection tube. Simulations of a cone trap and a dual ion mirror trap design indicate that more passes through the trap per unit time are possible with the latter...
March 2017: International Journal of Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124051/continuation-of-enteral-nutrition-and-relief-from-vomiting-by-administration-of-a-new-formula-a-case-report
#7
Tetsuro Akashi, Kazuhide Matsumoto, Risa Hashimoto
Gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) is a common and serious complication in patients receiving enteral nutrition, making continuation of enteral nutrition difficult. Semi-solid enteral nutrients were developed to prevent feeding-related GER. Semi-solid enteral nutrients have high viscosity and, therefore, are typically administered through a large-diameter percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. Recently, a new formula (Mermed(®), Mermed Plus(®)) was introduced that uses alginate, which behaves like a gelatin in acidic conditions...
October 2017: Clinical Nutrition Research
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/29103742/percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-feeding-of-locally-advanced-oro-pharygo-laryngeal-cancer-patients-blenderized-or-commercial-food
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Pyrros Papakostas, Georgia Tsaousi, George Stavrou, Dimitrios Rachovitsas, Gavriil Tsiropoulos, Constantina Rova, Ioannis Konstantinidis, Antonios Michalopoulos, Vasilios Grosomanidis, Katerina Kotzampassi
OBJECTIVES: Head and neck cancer patients commonly suffer from severe malnutrition at the time of tentative diagnosis. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy [PEG] feeding is now considered as an efficient tool to reduce nutritional deterioration alongside concurrent treatment. We undertook the challenge to retrospectively evaluate the impact of a commercial, disease-specific, feeding formula [Supportan, Fresenius Kabi, Hellas] versus blenderized family food on nutritional outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected nutritional and anthropometric data at the time of PEG placement, at the 8th week [after treatment termination] and at 8 months [6mo of recovery from treatment]...
November 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062359/recovery-from-severe-dysphagia-in-systemic-sclerosis-myositis-overlap-a-case-report
#10
Keith J Chinniah, Girish M Mody
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is common in inflammatory myopathies and usually responds to corticosteroids. Severe dysphagia requiring feeding by percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is associated with significant morbidity and high mortality. CLINICAL CASE: A 56-year old African Black woman initially presented with systemic sclerosis (SSC) - myositis overlap and interstitial lung disease. She responded to high dose corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide followed by azathioprine, with improvement in her lung function and regression of the skin changes...
June 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990283/metastatic-spread-from-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-hypopharynx-to-the-totally-implantable-venous-access-port-insertion-site-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Ankit Mangla, Nikki Agarwal, Michael Russell Mullane
BACKGROUND: The totally implantable venous access port plays a crucial role in delivering chemotherapy in the outpatient setting. Here, we report the first case of a patient with hypopharyngeal tumor who developed chest wall metastasis over the totally implantable venous access port inserted in the internal jugular vein. METHODS: Our patient, a 58-year-old man with a hypopharyngeal tumor presented with a lump over the totally implantable venous access port site...
December 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979154/risks-of-peg-tube-placement-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-associated-ascites
#12
Yasir Al-Abboodi, Ali Ridha, Matthew Fasullo, Tarek H Naguib
This study examined the safety of placing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube in people with liver cirrhosis. The target population was further subdivided into people with ascites (case group) and people without ascites (control). We compare the morbidity and the mortality difference of PEG placement in cirrhotic patients with ascites vs cirrhotic patients without ascites. We then examined multiple factors including sex, race, chronic illness including hypertension, congestive heart failure, and others and their influence on the inpatient mortality of all cirrhotic patients who had PEG placement...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975616/percutaneous-feeding-tubes-in-individuals-with-advanced-dementia-are-physicians-choosing-wisely
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Marzena Gieniusz, Liron Sinvani, Andrzej Kozikowski, Vidhi Patel, Christian Nouryan, Myia S Williams, Nina Kohn, Renee Pekmezaris, Gisele Wolf-Klein
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate physician knowledge and perceptions about the American Board of Internal Medicine/American Geriatrics Society (ABIM/AGS) Choosing Wisely recommendations regarding percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in individuals with advanced dementia. DESIGN: Multicenter, mixed-mode, anonymous questionnaire. SETTING: Three tertiary and four community hospitals in New York. PARTICIPANTS: Internal medicine physicians (N = 168)...
October 4, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939070/patient-oriented-toxicity-endpoints-after-head-and-neck-reirradiation-with-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy
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Danielle N Margalit, Jonathan D Schoenfeld, Bhupendra Rawal, Robert I Haddad, Paul J Catalano, Laura A Goguen, Nicole G Chau, Guilherme Rabinowits, Jochen H Lorch, Donald J Annino, Roy B Tishler
OBJECTIVES: To characterize specific serious toxicities of reRT with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) and identify treatment-related predictors of toxicity for patient counseling and decision-making. MATERIALS/METHODS: 75 consecutive patients with recurrent or 2nd primary SCCHN received reRT from 8/2004-02/2013. All patients had prior definitive or postoperative RT. Objective endpoints of "serious toxicity" were defined as: hospitalization during reRT, tracheotomy after reRT, hemorrhage, soft tissue complication requiring operative intervention, or other CTCAE grade ≥4 toxicity...
October 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925327/treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-with-crushed-ledipasvir-sofosbuvir-administered-via-a-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tube
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Lauren Jindracek, Jennifer Stark
INTRODUCTION: Ledipasvir/sofosbuvir (Harvoni®) is a fixed-dose tablet indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. There are currently no data available on the safety and efficacy of crushed ledipasvir/sofosbuvir tablets. CASE SUMMARY: This report describes the first documented case of successful treatment of chronic HCV infection in a patient crushing ledipasvir/sofosbuvir for administration via a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898918/insertion-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tubes-with-jejunal-extensions-using-the-wedge-technique-a-novel-method-to-prevent-retrograde-tube-migration-into-the-stomach
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Michael S L Sey, Hannah Gregor, Jamie Gregor, Brian Yan
Background and study aim In percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) with jejunal extension (PEGJ) procedures, retrograde migration of the jejunal extension tube into the stomach during endoscope withdrawal is a frustrating problem. We describe the novel "wedge" technique for inserting the jejunal extension tube, utilizing single-balloon enteroscopy to anchor it in place. Patients and methods Prospective 1-year study of consecutive patients undergoing PEGJ insertion at a single tertiary care center. The primary outcome was number of pyloric intubations required to place the jejunal extension tube...
September 12, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877087/percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-under-conscious-sedation-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-is-safe-an-observational-study
#17
Denise Strijbos, José Hofstede, Daniel Keszthelyi, Ad A M Masclee, Lennard P L Gilissen
OBJECTIVES: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neuromuscular disease that causes muscle weakness with respiratory and swallowing dysfunction, eventually leading to death. Permanent enteral feeding is indicated in almost all patients. A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube is considered the first choice, usually performed under conscious sedation (intravenous midazolam). Guidelines are very cautious with respect to sedation in ALS because of the risk for respiratory complications...
November 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872145/synthesis-of-infectious-bacteriophages-in-an-e-coli-based-cell-free-expression-system
#18
Mark Rustad, Allen Eastlund, Ryan Marshall, Paul Jardine, Vincent Noireaux
A new generation of cell-free transcription-translation (TXTL) systems, engineered to have a greater versatility and modularity, provide novel capabilities to perform basic and applied sciences in test tube reactions. Over the past decade, cell-free TXTL has become a powerful technique for a broad range of novel multidisciplinary research areas related to quantitative and synthetic biology. The new TXTL platforms are particularly useful to construct and interrogate biochemical systems through the execution of synthetic or natural gene circuits...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865046/prospective-experience-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tubes-placed-by-otorhinolaryngologist-head-and-neck-surgeons-%C3%A2-safe-and-efficacious
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Johanna Ruohoalho, Katri Aro, Antti A Mäkitie, Timo Atula, Aaro Haapaniemi, Harri Keski-Säntti, Leena Kylänpää, Annika Takala, Leif J Bäck
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is often the treatment of choice in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients needing long-term nutritional support. Prospective studies on PEG tube placement in an otorhinolaryngologist service are lacking. At our hospital, otolaryngologist-head and neck (ORL-HN) surgeons-have performed PEG insertions for HNC patients since 2008. We prospectively analyzed 127 consecutive HNC patients who received their PEG tubes at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and evaluated the outcome of PEG tube insertions performed by ORL-HN surgeons...
November 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861570/nir-emissive-peg-b-tcl-micelles-for-breast-tumor-imaging-and-minimally-invasive-pharmacokinetic-analysis
#20
Christina L Hofmann, Melanie C O'Sullivan, Alexandre Detappe, Yingjie Yu, Xi Yang, Wei Qi, Chelsea D Landon, Michael J Therien, Mark W Dewhirst, P Peter Ghoroghchian, Gregory M Palmer
Motivated by the goal of developing a fully biodegradable optical contrast agent with translational clinical potential, a nanoparticle delivery vehicle was generated from the self-assembly of poly(ethylene-glycol)-block-poly(trimethylene carbonate-co-caprolactone) (PEG-b-TCL) copolymers. Cryogenic transmission electron microscopy verified that PEG-b-TCL-based micelles were formed at low solution temperatures (∼38 °C). Detailed spectroscopic experiments validated facile loading of large quantities of the high emission dipole strength, tris(porphyrin)-based fluorophore PZn3 within their cores, and the micelles displayed negligible in vitro and in vivo toxicities in model systems...
September 21, 2017: Nanoscale
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