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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110056/efficacy-and-safety-of-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-of-gastric-varices-with-lauromacrogol-foam-sclerotherapy-initial-experience
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Xuefeng Luo, Huaiyuan Ma, Jiaze Yu, Ying Zhao, Xiaoze Wang, Li Yang
PURPOSE: Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) is a widely-accepted treatment for gastric varices (GVs). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of BRTO with lauromacrogol foam sclerotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 2014 and June 2015, 32 patients were treated with lauromacrogol foam. Lauromacrogol foam was made using a combination of agents, with a 2:1:1 ratio of room air: lauromacrogol: contrast media...
November 6, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105676/-endovascular-treatment-of-a-celiac-trunk-aneurysm-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Nicola Pellizzari, Luca Ferretto, Davide Lanzellotti, Filippo Marzot, Sandro Irsara, Carlo Cernetti
Celiac trunk aneurysms are uncommon vascular lesions; treatment is usually an open surgical operation; in the medical literature, only few cases of celiac aneurysm treated with endovascular technique are reported; coil positioning or stent-graft placement are described using a femoral vascular access as first choice.Here we describe the case of a 57-year-old man with an asymptomatic large celiac trunk aneurysm involving the origin of the splenic, left gastric and hepatic arteries. The patient was treated in an elective clinical setting with a totally endovascular procedure performed through the left radial artery...
November 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090379/response-rates-with-the-spatz3-adjustable-balloon
#3
Eduardo Usuy, Jeffrey Brooks
BACKGROUND: Intragastric balloons (IGBs) have demonstrated efficacy; however, the percent of "responders" (> 25% estimated weight loss (EWL) or > 10% total body weight loss (TBWL)-as suggested by FDA) have been less reported. The Spatz3 adjustable intragastric balloon (AIGB) extends implantation to 1 year, decreases balloon volume for intolerance, and increases volume for diminishing effect. AIM: The aim of this study is to determine the efficacy/responder rate of the Spatz3 AIGB...
October 31, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071537/major-gastric-haemorrhage-after-intragastric-balloon-insertion-case-report
#4
Romy J Granek, Michael W Hii, Salena M Ward
Intragastric balloons are a minimally invasive option for weight loss. They are generally well tolerated and rarely associated with serious adverse events. We report a case of major upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage after insertion of an Orbera® intragastric balloon.
October 25, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058068/clinical-outcomes-of-gastric-cancer-patients-who-underwent-proximal-or-total-gastrectomy-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
#5
Yuki Ushimaru, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Yuji Shishido, Yoshitomo Yanagimoto, Jeong-Ho Moon, Keijiro Sugimura, Takeshi Omori, Hiroshi Miyata, Masahiko Yano
BACKGROUND: Total gastrectomy (TG) and proximal gastrectomy (PG) are used to treat upper-third early gastric cancer. To date, no consensus has been reached regarding which procedure should be selected. The aim of this study was to validate the usefulness of preserving the stomach in early upper-third gastric cancer. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2013, 201 patients underwent PG or TG at our institution for treatment of upper-third early gastric cancer. According to the defined inclusion and exclusion criteria, 192 cases were enrolled in this study...
October 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983652/what-the-radiologist-needs-to-know-about-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-surgical-procedures
#6
REVIEW
Chandana Lall, Anastasia A Cruz, Vlad Bura, Adam A Rudd, Thangavijayan Bosemani, Kenneth J Chang
Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is a novel surgical approach, currently performed for an array of conditions. Endoscopic procedures offer significant benefits, including lower cost, no surgical incisions, and shorter hospital stays. These advantages align with the current trends in health care, namely a push for "cost-effective care." There are a multitude of health issues which are now being addressed by the endoscopic surgical approach, including peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), which is a relatively new technique used in the treatment of achalasia...
October 5, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970734/how-to-treat-intestinal-obstruction-due-to-malignant-recurrence-after-whipple-s-resection-for-pancreatic-head-cancer-description-of-2-new-endoscopic-techniques
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Christina Mouradides, Alaa Taha, Ivan Borbath, Pierre H Deprez, Tom G Moreels
The prognosis of pancreatic cancer remains poor, even after initial surgical therapy. Local recurrence after Whipple's pancreatico-duodenectomy may lead to intestinal obstruction at the level of the afferent limb or the alimentary limb. Endoscopic insertion of a self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) into the intestinal malignant stricture is the preferred method of choice for palliation. We describe two new endoscopic techniques to treat a malignant intestinal obstruction with the insertion of a SEMS into the afferent limb and the alimentary limb...
September 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929778/direct-percutaneous-endoscopic-jejunostomy-should-we-move-on-to-single-and-double-balloon-enteroscopy-techniques
#8
Klaus Mönkemüller, Carolina Olano, Steffen Rickes
Direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (DPEJ) is a useful technique to access the jejunum in order to: a) provide enteral nutrition to individuals when the gastric route is absent or contraindicated; and b) to decompress the jejunum in patients with malignant small bowel obstruction. Traditionally, DPEJ is performed using a colonoscope or enteroscope, which is advanced as deep as possible into the jejunum. The insertion technique of the feeding tube is identical to the one used for a gastrostomy tube (Ponsky-Gauderer method)...
October 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919979/reversal-of-fibrosis-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-steatohepatosis-after-gastric-bypass-surgery
#9
Brian M Parker, Jiang Wu, Jing You, David S Barnes, Lisa Yerian, John P Kirwan, Philip R Schauer, Daniel I Sessler
BACKGROUND: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) improves the pathophysiology that contributes to obesity-related nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Whether obesity-related fibrosis improves is unclear. We hypothesized that RYGB reverses NASH and fibrosis, and indocyanine green (ICG) clearance provides a sensitive measure for detecting asymptomatic fatty liver disease. METHODS: One hundred six obese adults scheduled for RYGB had preoperative liver function assessed using standard tests and ICG clearance and core liver biopsies obtained during RYGB...
2017: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918806/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-gastrojejunostomy
#10
REVIEW
Sunil Amin, Amrita Sethi
Gastric outlet obstruction is a common complication of advanced upper gastrointestinal and pancreatic malignancies. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided gastrojejunostomy is a new option that may provide a more durable solution than enteral stenting with shorter recovery time and less cost than surgical gastrojejunostomy. Techniques to perform this procedure include direct EUS-guided puncture and balloon-assisted and free-hand methods. Use of cautery-tipped lumen-apposing metal stent results in higher rates of technical success and shorter procedure times...
October 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893712/single-session-percutaneous-endovascular-mesocaval-shunt-creation-and-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-for-the-treatment-of-gastric-varices
#11
Ravi Nara Srinivasa, Bill S Majdalany, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, J Matthew Meadows, Jordan Bruce Fenlon, Charles Brewerton, Wael E Saad
In the setting of portal hypertension, the body responds by creating portosystemic venous shunts which may lead to the development of varices. Endoscopic treatment of these varices is often warranted to prevent catastrophic bleeding. During the course of variceal treatment, one or more portosystemic shunts may be sacrificed which may acutely exacerbate portal hypertension and reduce systemic venous return. This report describes percutaneous creation of a mesocaval shunt and balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) in a patient with cavernous transformation of the portal vein...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881892/influence-of-esophagectomy-on-the-gastroesophageal-reflux-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
#12
D Kim, Y W Min, J G Park, H Lee, B-H Min, J H Lee, P-L Rhee, J J Kim, J I Zo
This study aims to assess the influence of esophagectomy with gastric transposition on the gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastric acidity in patients with esophageal cancer. Data on 53 esophageal cancer patients who underwent 24-hour impedance-pH monitoring after esophagectomy were retrospectively analyzed. We used a solid-state esophageal pH probe in which the esophageal pH sensor is placed 1.5 cm distal to the upper esophageal sphincter and the gastric pH sensor is located 15 cm distal to the esophageal pH channel...
December 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881875/efficacy-safety-and-long-term-outcome-of-serial-endoscopic-balloon-dilation-for-upper-gastrointestinal-crohn-s-disease-associated-strictures-a-cohort-study
#13
Amandeep Singh, Neha Agrawal, Satya Kurada, Rocio Lopez, Hermann Kessler, Jessica Philpott, Bo Shen, Bret Lashner, Florian Rieder
Background: Gastric and duodenal Crohn's disease [CD]-associated strictures are rare. Evidence on endoscopic balloon dilation [EBD] of upper gastrointestinal [GI] CD strictures is limited, in particular in respect to serial dilations. Methods: Prospective short- and long-term outcome data as well as complication rates on a cohort of upper GI CD-associated stricture dilations [stomach and duodenum] were collected from 1999 to 2015. Factors linked with clinical and technical success, long-term efficacy and complication rates were investigated...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875380/balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-of-varices-focusing-on-the-portal-hemodynamics-and-the-recent-techniques
#14
REVIEW
Shozo Hirota, Kaoru Kobayashi, Yasukazu Kako, Haruyuki Takaki, Koichiro Yamakado
PURPOSE: To evaluate the recent topics of Ballloon-occluded retrograde trasnvenous obliteration(B-RTO). METHOD: We overviewed the recent scientific papers regarding B-RTO. RESULT: B-RTO is a treatment method for occluding varices retrogradely using a sclerosing agent under balloon occlusion of a major draining vein. It has been recognized as an effective treatment method for gastric varices. Hepatic function reserve is improved and liver volume is increased after B-RTO...
September 5, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871150/intragastric-balloon-as-an-adjunct-to-lifestyle-programme-in-severely-obese-adolescents-impact-on-biomedical-outcomes-and-skeletal-health
#15
P Sachdev, L Reece, M Thomson, A Natarajan, R J Copeland, J K Wales, N P Wright
Intragastric Balloons are a temporary, reversible, and safer option compared to bariatric surgery to promote significant weight loss leading to improved metabolic outcomes. However due to subsequent weight regain, alternative procedures are now preferred in adults. In adolescents, more amenable to lifestyle change, balloons may be an alternative to less reversible procedures. Our aim was to assess the tolerability and efficacy of the intragastric balloon in severely obese adolescents and the impact of associated weight loss on biomedical outcomes (glucose metabolism, blood pressure, lipid profiles) and bone density...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854775/gastrocolocutaneous-fistula-an-unusual-case-of-gastrostomy-tube-malfunction-with-diarrhea
#16
Junghwan Lee, Jinyoung Kim, Ha Il Kim, Chung Ryul Oh, Sungim Choi, Soomin Noh, Hee Kyong Na, Hwoon-Yong Jung
A gastrocolocutaneous fistula is a rare complication of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). We report a case of a gastrocolocutaneous fistula presenting with intractable diarrhea and gastrostomy tube malfunction. A 62-year-old woman with a history of multiple system atrophy was referred to us because of PEG tube malfunction. Twenty days prior to presentation, the patient started developing sudden diarrhea within minutes after starting PEG feeding. Fluoroscopy revealed that the balloon of the PEG tube was located in the lumen of the transverse colon with the contrast material filling the colon...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836246/-clinical-experience-of-combined-laparoscopic-endoscopic-heller-myotomy-and-modified-dor-fundoplication-for-cardiochalasia
#17
Xiaofang Qiao, Jinlong Li, Hua Xu, Xin Wan, Jiaming Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of combined laparoscopic-endoscopic lower esophageal sphincterotomy and modified Dor fundoplication for cardiochalasia patients. METHODS: Clinical data of 11 cardiochalasia patients who underwent combined laparoscopic-endoscopic lower esophageal sphincterotomy and modified Dor fundoplication by the same medical team from January 2015 to December 2016 at The Second Hospital of Jilin University were retrospectively analyzed. The procedure was as follows: an incision was made in the anterior wall of esophagus and dissection of esophageal muscular layer was performed, then the bulged esophageal mucosa was covered by the fundus after 180 degrees fold to the right (fundoplication), finally the gastric fundus was joined to the right diaphragmatic foot by 3 to 5 knotted suture...
August 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820145/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-gastroenterostomy-are-we-ready-for-prime-time
#18
REVIEW
Mihai Rimbas, Alberto Larghi, Guido Costamagna
Interventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is currently becoming the less invasive therapeutic approach for the drainage of pancreatic fluid collections, of acute cholecystitis in patients unfit for surgery and for biliary drainage after failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. In addition, EUS-guided gastroenterostomy (EUS-GE) has recently emerged as a feasible procedure to treat patients with gastric outlet obstruction, as an alternative to surgery or to standard endoscopy when endoscopic stent placement is not possible...
July 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806492/evaluation-of-gastric-and-bladder-tonometry-as-indicators-of-tissue-perfusion-in-induced-hypotension-in-dogs
#19
Juan Morgaz, Lidia Espigares-Rodríguez, Pilar Muñoz-Rascón, Rocío Navarrete, Jose Andrés Fernández-Sarmiento, María Del Mar Granados Machuca
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of gastric (PgCO2 ) and bladder (PbCO2 ) tonometry for assessing tissue hypoperfusion in dogs during sevoflurane-induced hypotension, and to compare these measurements with delivery of oxygen, arterial oxygen content, and plasma lactate concentration. DESIGN: Prospective experimental trial. SETTING: University veterinary teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Fourteen adult Beagle dogs. INTERVENTIONS: Anesthetic induction was performed by mask with sevoflurane and oxygen...
September 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801510/therapeutic-options-for-bleeding-oesophageal-varices-cyanoacrylate-and-balloon-occluded-retrograde-obliteration-brto
#20
Helena L Frischtak, Jessica P Davis, Neeral L Shah
A 56-year-old male with cirrhosis presented with acute bleeding from cardiofundal gastroesophageal varices (GOV) and was treated with endoscopic cyanoacrylate glue. Glue therapy achieved stabilisation of the patient in the emergent setting. Three months later, the patient suffered rebleeding. At that time, he underwent retreatment with balloon-occluded retrograde obliteration (BRTO), with no recurrence at a follow-up of 14 months.Available treatments for bleeding GOV include methods to (a) directly obstruct the varices (endoscopic variceal ligation , sclerotherapy and cyanoacrylate glue, BRTO) or to (b) decrease portal pressure (surgical portacaval shunts; transportal intrahepatic portosystemic shunt)...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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