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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30050596/advanced-parametric-imaging-for-evaluation-of-crohn-s-disease-using-dual-energy-computed-tomography-enterography
#1
Narumi Taguchi, Seitaro Oda, Tateaki Kobayashi, Hideaki Naoe, Yutaka Sasaki, Masanori Imuta, Takeshi Nakaura, Yasuyuki Yamashita
We describe a case of small bowel Crohn's disease in which dual-energy computed tomography enterography using dual-layer spectral detector scanner contributed to quantitative assessment, and provided a higher degree of confidence pertaining to the diagnosis. Dual-layer spectral detector computed tomography enables retrospective analysis including virtual monochromatic imaging, iodine mapping, and determining the effective atomic number Z with routine scan protocols. These advanced parametric dual-energy imaging holds promising potential as an imaging biomarker for diagnosis, risk-stratification, monitoring of disease progression and therapy, and outcome prediction...
June 2018: Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29979438/rare-intestinal-fistula-caused-by-primary-lymphoma-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-two-case-reports-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Nan Zhuang, Qingli Zhu, Wenbo Li, Miaoqian Wang, Qian Yang, Wei Liu, Ji Li, Hong Yang, Weixun Zhou
RATIONALE: Primary lymphoma that arises from the intestine is an uncommon malignant tumour, while intestinal fistula caused by primary lymphoma is even rarer. Non-specific clinical performance makes early diagnosis difficult, although imaging modalities might play an essential role in the detection of intestinal fistula. PATIENT CONCERNS: Patient 1: A 60-year-old male hospitalized with diarrhoea and abdominal pain for seven months underwent computed tomography enterography (CTE) that demonstrated ileum internal fistula and ileac-sigmoid colon fistula...
July 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29883267/ct-for-evaluation-of-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#3
Michael L Wells, Stephanie L Hansel, David H Bruining, Joel G Fletcher, Adam T Froemming, John M Barlow, Jeff L Fidler
Acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is common and necessitates rapid diagnosis and treatment. Bleeding can occur anywhere throughout the GI tract and may be caused by many types of disease. The variety of enteric diseases that cause bleeding and the tendency for bleeding to be intermittent may make it difficult to render a diagnosis. The workup of GI bleeding is frequently prolonged and expensive, with examinations commonly needing to be repeated. The use of computed tomography (CT) for evaluation of acute GI bleeding is gaining popularity because it can be used to rapidly diagnose active bleeding and nonbleeding bowel disease...
July 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29851304/heat-shock-protein-family-a-member-6-combined-with-clinical-characteristics-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-intestinal-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#4
Rui Feng, Kang Chao, Shu Ling Chen, Can Hui Sun, Yun Qiu, Bai Li Chen, Ren Mao, Yao He, Qing Hua Cao, Ling Xue, Zhi Rong Zeng, Sheng Hong Zhang, Min Hu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of heat shock protein family A member 6 (HSPA6) expression alone and in combination with clinical characteristics in distinguishing intestinal Behçet's disease (BD) from Crohn's disease (CD) with ileocolonic involvement. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with either intestinal BD or CD were enrolled. Their clinical characteristics, disease activity, laboratory test results including hypersensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), endoscopic, pathological and radiological features were retrospectively analyzed...
June 2018: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788055/clinical-benefit-of-capsule-endoscopy-in-crohn-s-disease-impact-on-patient-management-and-prevalence-of-proximal-small-bowel-involvement
#5
Stephanie L Hansel, Jeffrey D McCurdy, John M Barlow, Jeff Fidler, Joel G Fletcher, Brenda Becker, Nayantara Coelho Prabhu, William A Faubion, Karen A Hanson, Sunanda V Kane, John B Kisiel, Edward V Loftus, Konstantinos A Papadakis, Darrell S Pardi, Laura E Raffals, Shayla Schoenoff, William J Tremaine, David H Bruining
Background: Ileocolonoscopy and computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance (MR) enterography (CTE/MRE) are utilized to evaluate patients with small bowel (SB) Crohn's disease (CD). The purpose of our study was to estimate the impact of capsule endoscopy (CE) on patient management after clinical assessment, ileocolonoscopy, and CTE/MRE. Methods: We prospectively analyzed 50 adult CD patients without strictures at clinically indicated ileocolonoscopy and CTE/MRE exams...
June 8, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760785/monitoring-crohn-s-disease-activity-endoscopy-fecal-markers-and-computed-tomography-enterography
#6
Susana Lopes, Patrícia Andrade, Joana Afonso, Rui Cunha, Eduardo Rodrigues Pinto, Isabel Ramos, Guilherme Macedo, Fernando Magro
Background: The treatment goal of Crohn's disease (CD) has moved towards achieving mucosal healing, resolution of transmural inflammation, and normalization of biomarkers. The purpose of this study was to evaluate how well computed tomography enterography (CTE) and fecal calprotectin (FC) correlated with endoscopic activity in newly diagnosed patients with CD and after 1 year of therapy. Methods: Consecutive patients with newly diagnosed CD were evaluated by endoscopy, CTE, and FC at diagnosis and 12 months after beginning immunosuppression...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756678/current-management-of-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction
#7
REVIEW
Jakob Köstenbauer, Philip G Truskett
Small bowel obstruction is a common and significant surgical presentation. Approximately 30% of presentations will require surgery during admission. The great challenge of adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) management is the early detection of silent intestinal ischaemia in patients initially deemed suitable for conservative therapy. Recent literature emphasizes the effectiveness of computed tomography enterography and water-soluble contrast studies in the management of ASBO. Low-volume undiluted water-soluble contrast has been shown to have both triage and therapeutic value in the management of ASBO...
May 14, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705029/usefulness-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-ibd
#8
REVIEW
Silvia Pecere, Grainne Holleran, Maria Elena Ainora, Matteo Garcovich, Franco Scaldaferri, Antonio Gasbarrini, Maria Assunta Zocco
Intestinal ultrasonography has emerged as a cheap, non-invasive and readily accessible modality for the assessment of a number of gastroenterological diseases. Over the last decade, particularly due to the widespread use of biological agents in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), guidelines regarding management and follow-up advise more regular disease assessment and surveillance in order to guide treatment adjustments, and provide more personalised care. Given the young age of the majority of patients with IBD the availability of an alternative modality to harmful radiation or the risks of endoscopy for this indication offers an appealing advantage...
August 2018: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668921/predictors-of-durability-of-radiological-response-in-patients-with-small-bowel-crohn-s-disease
#9
Parakkal Deepak, Joel G Fletcher, Jeff L Fidler, John M Barlow, Shannon P Sheedy, Amy B Kolbe, William S Harmsen, Terry Therneau, Stephanie L Hansel, Brenda D Becker, Edward V Loftus, David H Bruining
Background: The long-term significance of radiological transmural response (TR) as a treatment goal at the first follow-up scan in small bowel Crohn's disease (CD) has been previously shown. We examined the durability of a long-term strategy of treating to a target of radiological TR and the influence of baseline predictors on the maintenance of TR. Methods: Small bowel CD patients between January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2014, were identified with serial computed tomography enterography (CTE)/magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) before and after initiation of therapy or on maintenance therapy...
July 12, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662538/the-accuracy-of-intestinal-ultrasound-compared-with-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-in-assessment-of-suspected-crohn-s-disease-in-patients-with-negative-ileocolonoscopy
#10
Dan Carter, Lior H Katz, Eytan Bardan, Eti Salomon, Shulamit Goldstein, Shomron Ben Horin, Uri Kopylov, Rami Eliakim
Background: Small bowel involvement in Crohn's disease (CD) is frequently proximal to the ileocecal valve and inaccessible by conventional ileocolonoscopy (IC). Small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) is among the prime modalities for assessment of small bowel disease in these patients. Intestinal ultrasound (IUS) is an accurate bedside fast and low-cost diagnostic modality utilized in CD for both diagnosis and monitoring. The aim of this study was to examine the accuracy of IUS in patients with suspected CD after a negative IC, and to evaluate the correlation of IUS with SBCE, inflammatory biomarkers and other cross-sectional imaging techniques...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561422/the-combination-of-a-reduction-in-contrast-agent-dose-with-low-tube-voltage-and-an-adaptive-statistical-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-in-ct-enterography-effects-on-image-quality-and-radiation-dose
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Cui Feng, Di Zhu, Xianlun Zou, Anqin Li, Xuemei Hu, Zhen Li, Daoyu Hu
To investigate the subjective and quantitative image quality and radiation exposure of CT enterography (CTE) examination performed at low tube voltage and low concentration of contrast agent with adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) algorithm, compared with conventional CTE.One hundred thirty-seven patients with suspected or proved gastrointestinal diseases underwent contrast enhanced CTE in a multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) scanner. All cases were assigned to 2 groups. Group A (n = 79) underwent CT with low tube voltage based on patient body mass index (BMI) (BMI < 23 kg/m, 80 kVp; BMI ≥ 23 kg/m, 100 kVp) and low concentration of contrast agent (270 mg I/mL), the images were reconstructed with standard filtered back projection (FBP) algorithm and 50% ASIR algorithm...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459564/-retention-of-patency-capsule-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease
#12
Masaya Iwamuro, Shiho Takashima, Toshihiro Inokuchi, Masahiro Takahara, Seiji Kawano, Sakiko Hiraoka, Yoshitaka Kondo, Takehiro Tanaka, Hiroyuki Okada
A 40-year-old Japanese man with abdominal pain was referred to our hospital. The patient had been diagnosed with Crohn's disease at the age of 21 years and had since then received treatment with mesalazine and had been advocated an elemental diet. About 30 months before his visit to the hospital, he had swallowed a patency capsule, the retention of which in the ileum was subsequently detected on abdominal ultrasonography. The patient was advised to undergo the evaluation of stenosis, but he refused further investigation at that time...
2018: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438117/small-bowel-tumours-update-in-diagnosis-and-management
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Emanuele Rondonotti, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Julius Georgiou, Marco Pennazio
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study was to summarize the role of recently developed diagnostic techniques in the diagnosis and management of patients with small bowel tumours (SBTs). RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies show that the overall SBT incidence is increasing. The introduction of small bowel dedicated diagnostic tools [i.e. capsule endoscopy, device-assisted enteroscopy (DAE), computed tomography (CT) and MRI-enterography] might partially explain this trend...
May 2018: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329905/consensus-recommendations-for-evaluation-interpretation-and-utilization-of-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-enterography-in-patients-with-small-bowel-crohn-s-disease
#14
REVIEW
David H Bruining, Ellen M Zimmermann, Edward V Loftus, William J Sandborn, Cary G Sauer, Scott A Strong
Computed tomography and magnetic resonance enterography have become routine small bowel imaging tests to evaluate patients with established or suspected Crohn's disease, but the interpretation and use of these imaging modalities can vary widely. A shared understanding of imaging findings, nomenclature, and utilization will improve the utility of these imaging techniques to guide treatment options, as well as assess for treatment response and complications. Representatives from the Society of Abdominal Radiology Crohn's Disease-Focused Panel, the Society of Pediatric Radiology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and other experts, systematically evaluated evidence for imaging findings associated with small bowel Crohn's disease enteric inflammation and established recommendations for the evaluation, interpretation, and use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance enterography in small bowel Crohn's disease...
March 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319414/consensus-recommendations-for-evaluation-interpretation-and-utilization-of-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-enterography-in-patients-with-small-bowel-crohn-s-disease
#15
David H Bruining, Ellen M Zimmermann, Edward V Loftus, William J Sandborn, Cary G Sauer, Scott A Strong
Computed tomography and magnetic resonance enterography have become routine small bowel imaging tests to evaluate patients with established or suspected Crohn's disease, but the interpretation and use of these imaging modalities can vary widely. A shared understanding of imaging findings, nomenclature, and utilization will improve the utility of these imaging techniques to guide treatment options, as well as assess for treatment response and complications. Representatives from the Society of Abdominal Radiology Crohn's Disease-Focused Panel, the Society of Pediatric Radiology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and other experts, systematically evaluated evidence for imaging findings associated with small bowel Crohn's disease enteric inflammation and established recommendations for the evaluation, interpretation, and use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance enterography in small bowel Crohn's disease...
March 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133083/jejunal-diverticulitis-review-and-treatment-algorithm
#16
REVIEW
Houssem Harbi, Nizar Kardoun, Sami Fendri, Nouha Dammak, Nozha Toumi, Ahmed Guirat, Rafik Mzali
Diverticulitis is much less common in the jejunum than in colonic diverticula probably because of diverticulum larger size, better intra-luminal flow and relatively sterile jejunal content. Complications of jejunal diverticulitis are acute intestinal obstruction, diverticular bleeding and mainly perforation with mesenteric abscess, localized or generalized peritonitis. The Multi-detector row computed tomography is now the best diagnostic imaging for small bowel diverticulitis as well as its complications. Magnetic resonance enterography is also quite useful but it is still impractical to resort to such an imaging in an abdominal emergency...
December 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122470/accuracy-of-computed-tomographic-enterography-for-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-diagnostic-meta-analysis
#17
Bosheng He, Jushun Yang, Jing Xiao, Jinhua Gu, Feixiang Chen, Lin Wang, Junbo Qian, Shenchu Gong
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) is the bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract without definite source that persists and recurs after a negative endoscopic evaluation. The study aimed to systematically evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography enterography on OGIB detection by meta-analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Studies were searched in relevant databases. With predefined inclusion criteria, eligible studies were included, followed by quality assessment using the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies scoring system...
February 2018: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081651/comparison-of-patients-tolerance-between-computed-tomography-enterography-and-double-balloon-enteroscopy
#18
Maochen Zhang, Tianyu Zhang, Liwen Hong, Qiangqiang Wu, Yun Lin, Mengfan Xie, Rong Fan, Zhengting Wang, Jie Zhou, Jie Zhong
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography enterography (CTE) and double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) are widely used in diagnosis of small bowel diseases. Both of these examinations bring discomfort to patients. The aim of this study was to compare patients' tolerance and preference between CTE and DBE. METHODS: From August 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016, patients with suspected or known small bowel diseases who underwent both CTE and DBE were prospectively enrolled in our study...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972790/evaluation-of-bowel-distension-and-bowel-wall-visualization-according-to-patient-positions-during-administration-of-oral-contrast-media-for-ct-enterography
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Seul Bi Lee, Seung Ho Kim, Jung Hee Son, Ji Yeon Baik
OBJECTIVE: To compare small bowel distension and bowel wall visualization among three different patients' positions (supine, sitting and right decubitus) during administration of oral contrast media in preparation for CT enterography (CTE). METHODS: A total of 150 consecutive patients (104 males and 46 females; mean age 34.6 years, range 15-78 years) who were scheduled to undergo CTE were recruited. Patients were randomly allocated into the three position groups during oral contrast media administration, and there were 50 patients in each group...
December 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835772/faecal-biomarkers-for-screening-small-bowel-inflammation-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-a-prospective-study
#20
Takahiro Shimoyama, Takayuki Yamamoto, Satoru Umegae, Koichi Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: The value of faecal biomarkers for screening small bowel inflammation in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) remains to be elucidated. This prospective study was to evaluate the utility of faecal biomarkers for detecting small intestinal inflammation. METHODS: A total of 122 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of CD in the small intestine were screened for eligibility. Computed tomography enterography (CTE) was undertaken to evaluate small bowel inflammation followed by colonoscopy to confirm no large bowel involvement...
August 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
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