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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228523/advanced-therapeutic-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-in-children-today-and-tomorrow
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Zaheer Nabi, Duvvur Nageshwar Reddy
Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy plays an indispensable role in the diagnosis and management of various pediatric GI disorders. While the pace of development of pediatric GI endoscopy has increased over the years, it remains sluggish compared to the advancements in GI endoscopic interventions available in adults. The predominant reasons that explain this observation include lack of formal training courses in advanced pediatric GI interventions, economic constraints in establishing a pediatric endoscopy unit, and unavailability of pediatric-specific devices and accessories...
December 12, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225668/advanced-image-enhancement-method-for-distant-vessels-and-structures-in-capsule-endoscopy
#2
Olivier Rukundo, Marius Pedersen, Øistein Hovde
This paper proposes an advanced method for contrast enhancement of capsule endoscopic images, with the main objective to obtain sufficient information about the vessels and structures in more distant (or darker) parts of capsule endoscopic images. The proposed method (PM) combines two algorithms for the enhancement of darker and brighter areas of capsule endoscopic images, respectively. The half-unit weighted-bilinear algorithm (HWB) proposed in our previous work is used to enhance darker areas according to the darker map content of its HSV's component V...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222943/an-ascariasis-revealed-by-videocapsule-endoscopy
#3
Bertrand Brieau, Pierre Loulergue, Romain Coriat
A 68-year-old woman, native from Madagascar, was referred to the Gastroenterology unit investigating an episode of melena in April 2015. She has a history of systemic sclerosis and Gougerot-Sjogren syndrome diagnosed in 2014 without systemic treatment. Her laboratory tests just showed anemia (10 g/dL), without eosinophilia nor other abnormality.She is living in metropolitan France since 1988, but returned annually to Madagascar. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 9, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210813/effect-of-low-volume-split-dose-purgative-on-the-quality-of-bowel-prep-for-colonoscopy-on-the-hospitalized-patient
#4
Judy A Corliss
Although colon cancer is preventable, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States (). Colonoscopy is as yet the gold standard for colon cancer prevention (). The success of colonoscopy is dependent upon the quality of the bowel prep. The problem addressed in this study was the impact of hospitalization on bowel prep quality. The participants in this study were 54 consecutive inpatients older than 18 years and 52 consecutive outpatients older than 18 years who were scheduled for colonoscopy in the Endoscopy Lab at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital...
November 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209920/a-pilot-program-integrating-hepatitis-b-virus-hbv-screening-into-an-outpatient-endoscopy-unit-improves-hbv-screening-among-an-ethnically-diverse-safety-net-hospital
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Brendan Campbell, Aristeo Lopez, Benny Liu, Taft Bhuket, Robert J Wong
BACKGROUND: Safety-net hospitals are enriched in ethnic minorities and provide opportunities for high-impact hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening. AIM: We aim to evaluate the impact of a pilot program integrating HBV screening into outpatient endoscopy among urban safety-net populations. METHODS: From July 2015 to May 2017, consecutive adults undergoing outpatient endoscopy were prospectively assessed for HBV screening eligibility using US Preventative Services Task Force guidelines...
December 5, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209116/gastric-xanthelasma-and-metabolic-disorders-a-large-retrospective-study-among-chinese-population
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Yi Chen, Xin-Jue He, Min-Jian Zhou, You-Ming Li
AIM: To gain knowledge of xanthelasma, a large population-based study was conducted. METHODS: Patients who underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy at the First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China during Jan 2009 to Nov 2016 were included. General characteristics as well as clinical data were collected, including blood routine, serum biochemical analysis, endoscopic findinds, histological evaluation and comorbiditie. Statistical analyses was performed using SPSS 20...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207003/risk-factors-for-symptomatic-esophageal-stricture-after-caustic-ingestion-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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P Le Naoures, A Hamy, N Lerolle, E Métivier, E Lermite, A Venara
Esophageal stricture is a major secondary complication of ingesting caustic agents. We examined our experiences with caustic injuries with a view to finding clinical and biological risk factors of esophageal strictures secondary to caustic ingestion. Records were retrieved for 58 adults admitted consecutively to our intensive care unit for caustic ingestion. Fifty cases were managed conservatively and therefore retained for analyses. Patients were grouped according to whether they developed strictures or not during the follow-up period...
June 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174644/does-the-reduction-of-inferior-turbinate-affect-lower-airway-functions
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Ozlem Unsal, Mehtap Ozkahraman, Mufide Arzu Ozkarafakili, Meltem Akpinar, Arzu Yasemin Korkut, Senem Kurt Dizdar, Berna Uslu Coskun
INTRODUCTION: Although the nose and lungs are separate organs, numerous studies have reported that the entire respiratory system can be considered as a single anatomical and functional unit. The upper and lower airways affect each other either directly or through reflex mechanisms. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of the radiofrequency ablation of persistent inferior turbinate hypertrophy on nasal and pulmonary function. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with bilateral persistent inferior turbinate hypertrophy without septal deviation were included in this study...
November 6, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168642/a-new-swallowable-intragastric-balloon-elipse%C3%A2-coffee-for-everybody-the-position-of-gettemo
#9
Eduardo Espinet Coll, Javier Nebreda Durán, Gontrand López-Nava Breviere
Recently, the Elipse® swallow balloon with spontaneous evacuation has been incorporated. GETTEMO wants to position defending innovations in endoscopic treatment of bariatric patients, including this new gastric balloon. Any bariatric endoscopic procedure must always be done within a suitable protocol and in a Multidisciplinary Unit. In order to ensure maximum safety and to be able to effectively solve potential complications, in most of the cases a prior endoscopy should be required to rule out complications, the balloon must be implanted (or supervised) by a bariatric endoscopist and it is necessary to have an Endoscopic Emergency Department...
November 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159163/association-of-lct-13910-c-t-polymorphism-and-colorectal-cancer
#10
Genco Gençdal, Esin Salman, Ömer Özütemiz, Ulus S Akarca
Purpose: The activity of epithelial lactase (LCT) is associated with a polymorphism 13910 bp upstream in the lactase encoding gene. Because the association between the LCT-13910 polymorphism and the risk for colorectal cancer is not clear, we investigated the role of the LCT-13910 polymorphism as a potential risk factor for colorectal cancer and colorectal polyps in the Turkish population. Methods: One hundred sixty-six subjects (74 with polyps, 44 with colorectal cancer, 48 controls), who had undergone a total colonoscopy between January 2012 and November 2012 in our endoscopy unit were genotyped for the LCT-13910 polymorphism by using the polymerase chain reaction and minisequencing...
October 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155082/association-of-gastric-intestinal-metaplasia-and-east-asian-ethnicity-with-the-risk-of-gastric-adenocarcinoma-in-a-u-s-population
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Alyssa Y Choi, Lisa L Strate, Matthew C Fix, Rodney A Schmidt, Alexander R Ende, Matthew M Yeh, John M Inadomi, Joo Ha Hwang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although the incidence of gastric cancer is higher than esophageal cancer in the United States, no screening or surveillance guidelines exist. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between gastric intestinal metaplasia and the risk of gastric cancer in a U.S. tertiary care system with a large immigrant population. METHODS: This is a retrospective case-control study with cases of biopsy-proven gastric cancer matched (by age and gender) to controls without gastric cancer who had undergone EGD...
November 16, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151306/evaluation-of-risk-factors-for-the-recurrence-of-colorectal-polyps-and-colorectal-cancer
#12
Öztürk Ateş, Bülent Sivri, Saadettin Kılıçkap
Background/aim: Colorectal adenomatous polyps are precursors of colorectal cancer (CRC), which can be prevented with surveillance colonoscopy. This study aimed to assess risk factors for the recurrence of colorectal polyps and CRC following polypectomy. Materials and methods: In this single-center trial, a total of 510 patients who applied to the endoscopy unit of Hacettepe University Hospital for various reasons and who were diagnosed with at least one colorectal adenomatous polyp between 2000 and 2010 were retrospectively analyzed...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124121/patients-comorbidities-reduce-the-clinical-value-of-emergency-colonoscopy-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Cristiano Cremone, Anouk Esch, Charlotte Gagniere, Alessandro Fugazza, Faria Mesli, Michael Levy, Aurelien Amiot, Alexis Laurent, Yann LeBaleur, Francois Hemery, Nicolas De'Angelis, Francesco Brunetti, Iradj Sobhani
Background and study aims:  Urgent endoscopy is often used to diagnose and sometimes treat acute upper gastrointestinal syndromes (hemorrhage, toxic ingestion, and occlusion). However, its suitability concerning the management of lower gastrointestinal conditions in emergency circumstances is controversial. Patients and methods:  We studied the role of emergency colonoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of all consecutive patients presenting with acute lower gastrointestinal symptoms referred to our hospital on an emergency basis...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100227/utility-of-the-shock-index-for-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Supannee Rassameehiran, Jirapat Teerakanok, Sakolwan Suchartlikitwong, Kenneth Nugent
OBJECTIVES: Patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) frequently require hospitalization, and a small but significant percentage of these patients have adverse outcomes. Risk-scoring tools can help clinicians organize care and make predictions about outcomes. The shock index (heart rate divided by systolic blood pressure) has been used in multiple acute disorders and has the potential to identify patients with UGIB who are at risk for adverse outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the electronic medical records of patients admitted with UGIB between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015...
November 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099778/upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-a-tertiary-united-kingdom-children-s-hospital-experience
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Omar Nasher, David Devadason, Richard J Stewart
The aim of this study was to review the aetiology, presentation and management of these patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) at a tertiary children's unit in the United Kingdom. This was a retrospective single-institution study on children (<16 years) who presented with acute UGIB over a period of 5 years using known International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes. A total of 32 children (17 males, 15 females) were identified with a total median age at presentation of 5.5 years. The majority (24/32) of patients presented as an emergency...
November 3, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095420/rates-of-duodenal-biopsy-during-upper-endoscopy-differ-widely-between-providers-implications-for-diagnosis-of-celiac-disease
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Max Pitman, David S Sanders, Peter H R Green, Benjamin Lebwohl
GOAL: The goal of this study is to determine factors associated with performance of duodenal biopsy during upper endoscopy. BACKGROUND: Celiac disease (CD) prevalence approaches 1% in the United States and Europe, yet CD remains underdiagnosed, in part because of low rates of duodenal biopsy during upper endoscopy. We aimed to identify patient and provider factors associated with performance of duodenal biopsy during upper endoscopy. STUDY: In our hospital-based endoscopy suite, we identified all patients not previously diagnosed with CD who underwent upper endoscopy during a 5-year period for one of the following indications: abdominal pain/dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), anemia/iron deficiency, diarrhea, and weight loss...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094055/effect-of-menstrual-cycle-on-acute-intermittent-porphyria
#17
V R Souza Júnior, V M V Lemos, I M L Feitosa, R Florencio, C W B Correia, L B Correia Fontes, M F Hazin Costa, M C B Correia
A 16-year-old female who was attended as an outpatient reported localized, acute abdominal pain with vomiting, symmetrical motor weakness, and burning sensation in both arms and legs. Her medical history showed irrational behavior, repeated admissions at the emergency units of many other reference hospitals, where she had been investigated for celiac disease and treated with analgesics for pain events. Her clinical condition remained unchanged despite the use of many oral analgesics. In those admissions, she showed dysautonomia, vomiting, and abdominal pain...
January 2017: Child Neurology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080394/trainee-involvement-increases-precut-rates-and-delays-access-to-the-common-bile-duct-without-an-increase-in-procedure-related-adverse-events-a-brave-new-world-of-ercp-training
#18
Theodor Voiosu, Andrei Voiosu, Andreea Benguş, Mihai Rimbaş, Bogdan Mateescu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Selective cannulation of the desired duct is a key element in ERCP procedures and an important step in the training of fellows. However, there is limited data about technical success and patient safety for ERCPs conducted in a training setting. We aimed to evaluate the impact of trainee involvement on the cannulation technique and procedure related outcomes at ERCP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an observational study of all ERCP conducted in an endoscopy unit with an on-going training program...
October 26, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079108/reap-what-you-sow-which-rural-surgery-training-programs-currently-exist-and-do-medical-students-know-of-their-existence
#19
Isolina R Rossi, Aaron L Wiegmann, Pat Schou, David C Borgstrom, Matthew B Rossi
BACKGROUND: There exists an acute need to recruit and train general surgeons for rural communities. To assist medical students interested in rural surgery, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) website lists general surgery residencies, which are tailored to train the rural surgeon by providing exposure to endoscopy, gynecology, urology, orthopedics, and otolaryngology. Another available reference is the American Medical Association Fellowship and Residency Electronic Database (FREIDA)...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067156/the-national-oesophagogastric-cancer-awareness-campaign-a-locality-outcome-analysis-from-county-durham
#20
Sara Koo, Bidour Awadelkarim, Anjan Dhar
INTRODUCTION: Oesophageal and gastric cancer is common. Despite advances in investigation and treatment, the outcomes from these cancers remain poor. As part of the Be Clear On Cancer Campaign, the Department of Health runs the National Oesophagogastric Cancer Campaign each year, with key messages of (1) 'Having heartburn most days, for 3 weeks or more could be a sign of cancer' and (2) 'if food is sticking when you swallow, tell your doctor'. METHODS: We evaluated the effect of the National Oesophagogastric Cancer Campaign in our locality...
October 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
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