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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516968/preliminary-experience-with-4k-ultra-high-definition-endoscope-analysis-of-pros-and-cons-in-skull-base-surgery
#1
M Rigante, G La Rocca, L Lauretti, G Q D'Alessandris, A Mangiola, C Anile, A Olivi, G Paludetti
During the last two decades endoscopic skull base surgery observed a continuous technical and technological development 3D endoscopy and ultra High Definition (HD) endoscopy have provided great advances in terms of visualisation and spatial resolution. Ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K systems, recently introduced in the clinical practice, will shape next steps forward especially in skull base surgery field. Patients were operated on through transnasal transsphenoidal endoscopic approaches performed using Olympus NBI 4K UHD endoscope with a 4 mm 0° Ultra Telescope, 300 W xenon lamp (CLV-S400) predisposed for narrow band imaging (NBI) technology connected through a camera head to a high-quality control unit (OTV-S400 - VISERA 4K UHD) (Olympus Corporation, Tokyo, Japan)...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516058/comparison-of-amoxicillin-and-metronidazole-effect-on-three-drug-regimen-for-the-treatment-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-children
#2
Karam-Ali Kasiri, Abolfazl Khoshdel, Afshin Karimi, Morteza Sedehi, Niloufar Kasiri
Helicobacter pylori is an important risk factor for chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, and gastric cancer. Three-drug regimen is the first-line treatment for this infection, but the response rate to treatment varies in different geographical regions. This study was conducted to comparatively determine the effect of amoxicillin and metronidazole on three-drug regimen to treat H. pylori infection in 1-15-year-old children. This clinical trial was conducted on 82 patients aged 1-15 years with convenience sampling referring to the Endoscopy Unit of Hajar Hospital, Shahrekord...
April 2017: Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510243/koloskopier-m%C3%A3-ste-kvalitetss%C3%A3-kras-verksamheterna-b%C3%A3-r-registrera-och-f%C3%A3-lja-upp-specifika-indikatorer-f%C3%A3-r-h%C3%A3-gkvalitetskoloskopi
#3
Henrik Thorlacius, Gabriele Wurm Johansson, Artur Nemeth, Ervin Toth
High quality colonoscopy must be secured Colonoscopy plays a key role in the work-up of digestive diseases and constitutes the cornerstone in colorectal cancer diagnosis and prevention. Data suggest that the quality of colonoscopy varies widely between different endoscopists. This article summarizes current evidence and expert consensus on quality indicators, along with the evidence supporting their use in benchmarking, quality reporting, and continuous quality improvement in order to secure high quality colonoscopy...
May 15, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509811/implementation-of-a-new-method-to-track-propofol-in-an-endoscopy-unit
#4
Catherine Horvath
AIM: Propofol is a widely used anesthesia induction agent and is easily accessible in most healthcare facilities. Unlike regulated or schedule drugs, propofol is inconsistently tracked, leading to inaccurate inventories, incorrect billing, and unrecognized diversion. The goal of this project was to implement a new method of tracking propofol in a single setting, with the aim of accounting for 100% of the drug. METHODS: For two, 2-week observation periods, data were extracted from an automated medication management system or pharmacy inventory system, anesthesia records, and pharmacy billing sheets for cases in a Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy Unit, and compared pre-implementation and post-implementation of a new tracking and accounting protocol...
April 29, 2017: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508033/over-the-scope-clip-otsc-reduces-surgery-rate-in-the-management-of-iatrogenic-gastrointestinal-perforations
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Sherine Khater, Gabriel Rahmi, Guillaume Perrod, Elia Samaha, Hedi Benosman, Leila Abbes, Georgia Malamut, Christophe Cellier
Background and study aims Over-the-scope clip (OTSC) has been recently used in management of gastrointestinal perforations, but data on it are still limited. The aim of this study was to compare management of iatrogenic perforations before and after the OTSC was available in our endoscopy unit. Patients and methods We conducted a monocentric retrospective study from June 2007 to June 2015. All iatrogenic gastrointestinal perforations detected during endoscopy were included. Two time periods were compared in terms of surgery and mortality rates: before use of OTSC (June 2007 to June 2011) and after OTSC became available (June 2011 to June 2015)...
May 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507745/performance-measures-for-lower-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-a-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-quality-improvement-initiative
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REVIEW
Michal F Kaminski, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Marek Bugajski, Michael Bretthauer, Colin J Rees, Evelien Dekker, Geir Hoff, Rodrigo Jover, Stepan Suchanek, Monika Ferlitsch, John Anderson, Thomas Roesch, Rolf Hultcranz, Istvan Racz, Ernst J Kuipers, Kjetil Garborg, James E East, Maciej Rupinski, Birgitte Seip, Cathy Bennett, Carlo Senore, Silvia Minozzi, Raf Bisschops, Dirk Domagk, Roland Valori, Cristiano Spada, Cesare Hassan, Mario Dinis-Ribeiro, Matthew D Rutter
The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and United European Gastroenterology present a short list of key performance measures for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. We recommend that endoscopy services across Europe adopt the following seven key performance measures for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy for measurement and evaluation in daily practice at a center and endoscopist level: 1 rate of adequate bowel preparation (minimum standard 90%); 2 cecal intubation rate (minimum standard 90%); 3 adenoma detection rate (minimum standard 25%); 4 appropriate polypectomy technique (minimum standard 80%); 5 complication rate (minimum standard not set); 6 patient experience (minimum standard not set); 7 appropriate post-polypectomy surveillance recommendations (minimum standard not set)...
April 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507617/serum-vegf-levels-in-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-correlation-with-helicobacter-pylori-caga-and-vaca-genes
#7
Gontar Siregar, Dina Sari, Taufik Sungkar
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori vacA and cagA genes are associated with higher virulence. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) is one important marker for neo-angiogenesis. AIM: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between VEGF serum levels with cagA and vacA genes in H. pylori infection. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was done on eighty patients that consecutive admitted to endoscopy unit. The diagnosis of H...
April 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501581/longer-observation-time-increases-proportion-of-neoplasms-detected-by-esophagogastroduodenoscopy
#8
Jae Myung Park, Sol Mi Huo, Han Hee Lee, Bo-In Lee, Ho Jin Song, Myung-Gyu Choi
BACKGROUND & AIM: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is commonly used to detect upper gastrointestinal (GI) neoplasms. However, there is little evidence that longer examination time increases rate of detection of upper GI neoplasia. We investigated the association between length of time spent performing a normal screening EGD and rate of neoplasm detection. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of data from 111,962 subjects who underwent EGD as part of a comprehensive health-screening program from January 2009 to December 2015 in Korea...
May 10, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497755/autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-in-treatment-refractory-crohn-s-disease-an-analysis-of-pooled-data-from-the-astic-trial
#9
James O Lindsay, Mathieu Allez, Miranda Clark, Myriam Labopin, Elenor Ricart, Gerhard Rogler, Montserrat Rovira, Jack Satsangi, Dominique Farge, Christopher J Hawkey
BACKGROUND: The randomised controlled ASTIC trial showed no benefit of mobilisation and autologous haematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) compared with mobilisation followed by conventional therapy using a stringent primary endpoint (steroid-free clinical remission for 3 months with no endoscopic or radiological evidence of intestinal inflammation) in patients with treatment-refractory Crohn's disease. We now assess HSCT in patients enrolled in the ASTIC trial using endpoints that are traditional for clinical trials in Crohn's disease, and identify factors that predict benefit or harm...
June 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494511/the-ethnic-distribution-of-sessile-serrated-polyps-in-the-united-states-is-inversely-associated-with-h-pylori-prevalence
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Amnon Sonnenberg, Kevin O Turner, Robert M Genta
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the epidemiology of sessile serrated polyps (SSP). Our study was aimed to investigate the influence of H. pylori gastritis and demographic patient characteristics (age, sex, ethnicity) on the prevalence of sessile serrated polyps, using a large national database of patients undergoing bi-directional endoscopy. METHODS: De-identified patient data were extracted from the Miraca Life Sciences electronic database of histopathologic reports...
May 11, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487619/one-step-minilaparotomy-assisted-transmesenteric-portal-vein-recanalization-combined-with-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-placement-a-novel-surgical-proposal-in-pediatrics
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Gloria Pelizzo, Pietro Quaretti, Lorenzo Paolo Moramarco, Riccardo Corti, Marcello Maestri, Giulio Iacob, Valeria Calcaterra
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement is a standard procedure for the treatment of portal hypertension complications. When this conventional approach is not feasible, alternative procedures for systemic diversion of portal blood have been proposed. A one-step interventional approach, combining minilaparotomy-assisted transmesenteric (MAT) antegrade portal recanalization and TIPS, is described in an adolescent with recurrent esophageal varice bleeding and portal cavernoma (PC). A 16-year-old girl was admitted to our Unit because of repeated bleeding episodes over a short period of time due to esophageal varices in the context of a PC...
April 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484734/comparative-quality-assessment-of-esophageal-examination-with-transnasal-and-sedated-endoscopy
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Nicholas R Crews, Emmanuel C Gorospe, Michele L Johnson, Louis-Michel Wong Kee Song, David A Katzka, Prasad G Iyer
Background Unsedated transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) may offer a less expensive, mobile alternative to sedated esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for evaluations of reflux related complications. Comparisons of imaging quality by these methods are lacking. Methods Two reviewers evaluated videos of TNE and EGD procedures, performed during a community randomized study comparing endoscopic techniques. Subjects were randomized to EGD, TNE in endoscopy suite, or TNE in mobile research unit. Endoscopic quality was assessed using a validated scoring tool...
May 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457713/management-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-the-united-states-results-from-a-national-survey-of-gastroenterology-physicians
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Traci T Murakami, Rebecca A Scranton, Heidi E Brown, Robin B Harris, Zhao Chen, Sunitha Musuku, Eyal Oren
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We sought to determine current knowledge and practices among gastroenterology physicians and assess adherence to current guidelines for H. pylori management. METHODS: Online surveys were distributed in 2014 to practicing gastroenterology physicians for information related to the diagnosis and treatment of H. pylori infection. RESULTS: A total of 582 completed surveys were reviewed. The H. pylori screening test used "almost always" was gastric biopsy obtained during endoscopy (histology) (59%) followed by stool antigen test (20%)...
April 27, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419588/endoscopic-treatment-of-intraductal-pancreatic-stent-fragmentation
#14
Mateusz Jagielski, Marian Smoczyński, Anna Jabłońska, Krystian Adrych
OBJECTIVES: Complications of endoscopic treatment are reported more and more often due to popularization of pancreatic endotherapy. Our study presents the results of treatment in patients with intraductal pancreatic stent fragmentation diagnosed during endotherapy of chronic pancreatitis. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 2496 endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures which were performed in 607 patients at Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit of the University Clinical Center in Gdansk...
April 17, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418028/an-algorithm-to-predict-advanced-proximal-colorectal-neoplasia-in-chinese-asymptomatic-population
#15
Jason Liwen Huang, Ping Chen, Xiaoqin Yuan, Yunlin Wu, Harry Haoxiang Wang, Martin Chisang Wong
This study aims to develop and validate a new algorithm that incorporates distal colonoscopic findings to predict advanced proximal neoplasia (APN) in a Chinese asymptomatic population. We collected age, gender, and colonoscopic findings from a prospectively performed colonoscopy study between 2013 and 2015 in a large hospital-based endoscopy unit in Shanghai, China. Eligible subjects were allocated to a derivation group (n = 3,889) and validation group (n = 1,944) by random sampling. A new index for APN and its cut-off level were evaluated from the derivation cohort by binary logistic regression...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414009/adenosine-triphosphate-quantification-correlates-poorly-with-microbial-contamination-of-duodenoscopes
#16
Lovisa B Olafsdottir, Sharon B Wright, Anne Smithey, Riley Heroux, Elizabeth B Hirsch, Alice Chen, Benjamin Lane, Mandeep S Sawhney, Graham M Snyder
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to quantify the correlation between adenosine triphosphate (ATP) measurements and bacterial cultures from duodenoscopes for evaluation of contamination following high-level disinfection. DESIGN Duodenoscopes used for any intended endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedure were included. Microbiologic and ATP data were collected concomitantly and in the same manner from ERCP duodenoscopes. SETTING A high-volume endoscopy unit at a tertiary referral acute-care facility...
April 17, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384225/ambulatory-24-hour-multichannel-intraluminal-impedance-ph-monitoring-and-high-resolution-endoscopy-distinguish-patients-with-non-erosive-reflux-disease-from-those-with-functional-heartburn
#17
Chuanlian Chu, Quanlin Du, Changqing Li, Linlu Zhang, Xiaoyan Zhou, Fang Zuo, Yanmin Zhang, Fang Li, Guofeng Xie, Yanqing Li
AIMS: To assess the contribution of 24-h esophageal multichannel intraluminal impedance and pH (MII-pH) monitoring and high resolution endoscopy (HRE) with i-scan imaging in differentiating non erosive reflux disease (NERD) from functional heartburn (FH). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients with heartburn from the Endoscopy Unit. NERD patients and FH patients were defined by 24-h MII-pH monitoring and white light endoscopy. Minimal mucosal changes were assessed by HRE with i-scan imaging...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382486/-guideline-conform-diagnostics-for-dysphagia-a%C3%A2-representative-survey-of-speech-therapists-at-certified-stroke-units-in-germany
#18
C M Flader, C Rosendahl, T Günther
BACKGROUND: Almost 260,000 people in Germany suffer from a stroke each year. As a consequence, for more than 60% this leads to dysphagia. In order to prevent secondary diseases, such as pneumonia, malnutrition and dehydration, a differentiated diagnosis by a multiprofessional team in a stroke unit is required. The guidelines in 2015 for diagnosing neurologic dysphagia by the German Society of Neurology recommend a detailed anamnesis, a standardized screening, a clinical swallowing examination and additional instrumental diagnostics...
April 5, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374181/diclofenac-does-not-reduce-the-risk-of-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-pancreatitis-in-low-risk-units
#19
Mia Rainio, Outi Lindström, Marianne Udd, Johanna Louhimo, Leena Kylänpää
BACKGROUND: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have an inhibitory role in pathogenesis of pancreatitis. Guidelines from the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy recommend routine rectal administration of 100 mg of diclofenac or indomethacin immediately before or after ERCP for all patients without contraindications. AIMS: Our aim was to evaluate the effect of diclofenac in preventing post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) in a high-volume, low-PEP-risk ERCP unit...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365484/bolus-administration-of-fentanyl-and-midazolam-for-colonoscopy-increases-endoscopy-unit-efficiency-and-safety-compared-with-titrated-sedation
#20
Raymond Finn, Amanda Boyd, Li Lin, Ziad F Gellad
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Guidelines recommend slow titration of sedatives for moderate sedation. Bolus sedation, in which a larger weight-based dose of medication is given upfront, has been shown in a single trial to be beneficial. We evaluated the effects of bolus sedation on procedural safety, efficiency and patient experience. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of colonoscopies performed between April 2010 and April 2011 at Duke Medical Center. Colonoscopies prior to October 2010 were performed with nurse-directed titration of sedative (n=966); colonoscopies performed after October 2010 were performed with physician-directed administration of bolus sedative (n=699)...
March 29, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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