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Casey A Dauw, Michael Borofsky, Nadya York, James E Lingeman
INTRODUCTION: The holmium laser has revolutionized the practice of minimally invasive endoscopy for kidney stones. Recently, a novel, rigid hand-piece for use in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) that couples the holmium laser with suction has been developed. To date, there exists limited data regarding the usability and ergonomics of such treatment systems. We thus sought to compare surgeon-rated usability with three different suction laser hand-pieces in a porcine model. METHODS: We performed bilateral reverse PCNL on 4 female domestic farm pigs...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Yoo Jin Choi, Kyung Su Kim, Gil Joon Suh, Woon Yong Kwon
OBJECTIVE: This study compared the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography (CT) angiography in patients with various severities of gastrointestinal hemorrhage (GIH). METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled adult patients (n=262) with GIH who had undergone CT angiography from January 2012 to December 2013. Age, sex, comorbidities, presenting symptoms, initial vital signs, laboratory results, transfusion volume, emergency department disposition, and hospital mortality were abstracted from patient records...
June 2016: Clin Exp Emerg Med
Young Hwan Choi, Jong Ho Lee, Jae Jun Shin, Young Soon Cho
OBJECTIVE: Most of the literature about Curling's ulcer was published from 1960 through 1980. Therefore, an updated study of Curling's ulcer is needed. We analyzed the risk factors affecting ulcer incidence in burn patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of burn patients who were admitted to two burn centers. We collected information about the general characteristics of patients, burn area size, abbreviated burn severity index, whether surgery was performed, endoscopy results, and the total body surface area (TBSA)...
December 2015: Clin Exp Emerg Med
Takahiko Ito, Shuko Morita, Naoto Shimeno, Keiichiro Uehara, Yukihiro Imai, Tetsuro Inokuma
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the anal canal is seldom diagnosed at an early stage. Chemoradiation therapy is a standard in Europe and the United States, though in squamous cell carcinoma there is no evidence-based therapy. In Japan, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is the standard minimally invasive treatment for early stage cancer of the digestive tract, including the colorectum. Therefore, if the lesion is diagnosed at an early stage, ESD may be selected for anal canal lesions. We experienced two cases of early stage anal canal cancer in which the diagnosis and the extent of the lesions were confirmed using magnifying endoscopy with narrow-band imaging (NBI), as well as performing ESD...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Alberto M Saibene, Elena Zambrelli, Carlotta Pipolo, Alberto Maccari, Giovanni Felisati, Elena Felisati, Francesca Furia, Aglaia Vignoli, Maria Paola Canevini, Enrico Alfonsi
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a useful tool for drug-resistant epilepsy, but it induces known laryngeal side effects, with a significant role on patients' quality of life. VNS patients may show persistent left vocal fold (LVF) palsy at rest and/or recurrent LVF adduction during stimulation. This study aims at electromyographically evaluating laryngeal muscles abnormalities in VNS patients. We compared endoscopic laryngeal evaluation data in six VNS patients with laryngeal muscle electromyography (LMEMG) carried out on the thyroarytenoid, cricothyroid, posterior cricoarytenoid, and cricopharyngeal muscles...
October 13, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Danyta I Tedjo, Agnieszka Smolinska, Paul H Savelkoul, Ad A Masclee, Frederik J van Schooten, Marieke J Pierik, John Penders, Daisy M A E Jonkers
Monitoring mucosal inflammation is crucial to prevent complications and disease progression in Crohn's disease (CD). Endoscopy is the current standard, but is invasive. Clinical activity scores and non-invasive biochemical markers do not correlate well with mucosal inflammation. Microbial perturbations have been associated with disease activity in CD. Therefore, we aimed to investigate its potential use to differentiate CD patients in remission from those with an exacerbation. From 71 CD patients repeated fecal samples were collected, resulting in 97 active disease and 97 remission samples based on a combination of biochemical and clinical parameters...
October 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
Robert J Hilsden, Ronald Bridges, Catherine Dube, S Elizabeth McGregor, Christopher Naugler, Sarah M Rose, Alaa Rostom, Steven J Heitman
OBJECTIVES: Although there is an accepted benchmark for adenoma detection rate (ADR) in average risk screening colonoscopy, a benchmark for ADR or the associated quality indicator, adenomas per colonoscopy (APC), for colonoscopies performed for a positive fecal immunochemical test (FIT+) has not been established. The purpose of this study was to propose methods for establishing a benchmark ADR and APC for FIT+ patients. METHODS: In this historical cohort study, we included 15,329 patients aged 50-74 years who underwent a colonoscopy at Alberta Health Services' Colon Cancer Screening Centre, Calgary, Canada, from 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2015 for either investigation of a positive FIT or average risk screening...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Jarno Jokelainen, Marianne Udd, Leena Kylänpää, Harri Mustonen, Jorma Halttunen, Outi Lindström, Reino Pöyhiä
OBJECTIVE: Patient controlled sedation (PCS) has been shown to be a valid choice for sedation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in randomized studies. However, large scale studies are lacking. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single center, prospective observational study to determine how sedation for ERCP is administered in clinical setting. All 956 patients undergoing 1196 ERCPs in the endoscopy unit of Helsinki University Central Hospital 2012-2013, methods of sedation and adverse events associated with different sedations were recorded...
October 5, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Ayman E Eskander, Nevine R El Baroudy, Amira S El Refay
BACKGROUND: Moderate sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy has traditionally been provided by the endoscopist. Controversy has ensued over safe and efficient sedation practice as endoscopy has increased in numbers and complexity. AIM: To evaluate the safety of ketamine sedation given by non-anesthesiologist during gastrointestinal endoscopy in children. METHODS: A prospective study of 100 paediatric patients with gastrointestinal symptoms who were a candidate for upper or lower gastrointestinal endoscopy in paediatric endoscopy unit at Abo El-Reesh Paediatric Hospital, Cairo University...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Gontar Siregar, Sahat Halim, Ricky Sitepu
AIM: Helicobacter pylori causes gastric mucosal inflammation and immune reaction. However, the increase of IL-10, MMP-7, and MMP-7 levels in the serum is still controversial. The objective of this study was to investigate the serum levels of IL-10, MMP-7 & MMP-9 in gastritis patients with H. pylori infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was done on seventy gastritis patients that consecutive admitted to endoscopy units. The diagnosis of gastritis was made based on histopathology and diagnosis of H...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Murdani Abdullah, Ajay Kumar, Han-Mo Chiu, Khean-Lee Goh, Byung Ik Jang, Christopher J L Khor, James Lau, Ibrahim Mostafa, Mohan Ramchandani, Siriporn Ratanalert, Hisao Tajiri, Minghwa Yuen, Shu Tian Zhang, Danielle Duforest-Rey, Jean-François Rey
In many endoscopy units in Asia and the Middle East, reprocessing procedures have lagged behind those of Western countries for cultural reasons or lack of financial resources. This inconsistency in standards is now being addressed, and the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) have prepared this position statement to highlight the key points for quality assurance in any endoscopy unit in any country. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 1, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Benjamin Niland, Andrew Brock
BACKGROUND: Gastrogastric fistulae (GGF) are a well-known complication of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Endoscopic approaches for closure of GGF have gained popularity, but with limited data and efficacy. OBJECTIVES: The primary arm of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the endoscopic closure of GGF using the over-the-scope clip (OTSC) device. SETTING: University hospital, United States METHODS: This is a retrospective review of consecutive patients at a single academic center from September 2013 to December 2014 who underwent upper endoscopy with attempted OTSC placement for closure of GGF related to RYGB...
August 5, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Nikola Panic, Alberto Larghi, Rosarita Amore, Roberta Pastorino, Milutin Bulajic, Guido Costamagna, Stefania Boccia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) of the pancreas have been reported to be associated with an increased risk of developing extra-pancreatic malignancies. A common genetic background has been hypothesised to be responsible for such an association. Human chromosomal region 8q24 has been associated with many types of cancer. The majority of these associations lie at approximately 128 Mb on chromosome 8. We conducted a study in order to examine the association between IPMN and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from the 8q24 region, namely rs10505477, rs6983267, rs7014346, rs6993464, previously reported to influence general cancer susceptibility...
September 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
Steffi Sunny, George Cheng, Daniel Daniel, Peter Lo, Sebastian Ochoa, Caitlin Howell, Nicolas Vogel, Adnan Majid, Joanna Aizenberg
Camera-guided instruments, such as endoscopes, have become an essential component of contemporary medicine. The 15-20 million endoscopies performed every year in the United States alone demonstrate the tremendous impact of this technology. However, doctors heavily rely on the visual feedback provided by the endoscope camera, which is routinely compromised when body fluids and fogging occlude the lens, requiring lengthy cleaning procedures that include irrigation, tissue rubbing, suction, and even temporary removal of the endoscope for external cleaning...
September 29, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Alexandre Nuzzo, Magaly Zappa, Dominique Cazals-Hatem, Yoram Bouhnik
BACKGROUND: Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is mostly an associated sign of an intra-abdominal or systemic inflammatory primary disease. Nevertheless, etiological and differential diagnosis of idiopathic MP can be challenging when an associate primary cause is not in the foreground. METHODS: We report here the case of an isolated small bowel Crohn's disease, long time considered as idiopathic MP. RESULTS: This patient presented to our department with a 10-year history of acute abdominal symptoms evolving with flare-up and remission...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Anne-Lyse Jaquot, Emmanuel Vega, Xavier Molders, Walter Daveluy, François Kopciuch, Anne Benoit, Etienne Allart
OBJECTIVE: Management of tracheotomy is a key point of the coma arousal phase. Tracheal lesions can interfere with the decannulation of the patient. The objectives of our study were to determine the incidence of post-tracheotomy tracheal lesions in patients with brain injury, identify their associated factors and to specify their impact on rehabilitation. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively included brain-injured patients hospitalized in the neurosurgical intensive care unit then in the coma arousal unit of the Lille university hospital between January 2012 and December 2014...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Ann Saad
• I am undertaking a study into the use of nursing models in endoscopy units and would be grateful for information from nurses in other units using a nursing model to enhance their patient care.
March 10, 1993: Nursing Standard
Rabindra R Watson, Jason Klapman, Srinadh Komanduri, Janak N Shah, Sachin Wani, Raman Muthusamy
BACKGROUND: Sphincter of Oddi manometry (SOM) is recommended in the evaluation of suspected Type II sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD2), though its utility is uncertain. Little is known about the practice of expert endoscopists in the United States regarding SOD2. METHODS: An anonymous electronic survey was distributed to 128 expert biliary endoscopists identified from U.S. advanced endoscopy training programs. RESULTS: The response rate was 46...
September 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Markus Franke, Andrea Geiß, Peter Greiner, Ulrich Wellner, Hans-Jürgen Richter-Schrag, Dirk Bausch, Andreas Fischer
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Gastrointestinal bleeding in children and adolescents accounts for up to 20 % of referrals to gastroenterologists. Detailed management guidelines exist for gastrointestinal bleeding in adults, but they do not encompass children and adolescents. The aim of this study was to assess gastrointestinal bleeding in pediatric patients and to determine an investigative management algorithm accounting for the specifics of children and adolescents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Pediatric patients with gastrointestinal bleeding admitted to our endoscopy unit from 2001 to 2009 (n = 154) were identified...
September 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Tamer Hanafy Said
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and sustainability of operative laparoscopy in surgical management of cornual and interstitial ectopic pregnancy using a simple and practical method. DESIGN: Case series of five consecutive cases. SETTING: Endoscopy unit in Alexandria University Hospital and Alexandria New Medical Center. PATIENTS: Between July 2013 and May 2015, five women with interstitial and cornual ectopic pregnancies were admitted for laparoscopic surgical treatment...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
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