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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812193/cost-analysis-of-robot-assisted-choledochotomy-and-common-bile-duct-exploration-as-an-option-for-complex-choledocholithiasis
#1
Ahmed Almamar, Nawar A Alkhamesi, Ward T Davies, Christopher M Schlachta
AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of elective, robot-assisted choledochotomy and common bile duct exploration (RCD/CBDE) compared to open surgery for ERCP refractory choledocholithiasis. METHOD: A prospective database of all RCD/CBDE has been maintained since our first procedure in April 2007 though April 2016. With ethics approval, this database was compared with all contemporaneous elective open procedures (OCD/CBDE) performed since March 2005...
August 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808565/acute-pancreatitis-a-7-year-retrospective-cohort-study-of-the-epidemiology-aetiology-and-outcome-from-a-tertiary-hospital-in-jamaica
#2
Gail P Reid, Eric W Williams, Damian K Francis, Michael G Lee
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a significant cause of acute abdominal pain, morbidity and hospitalisation. There was previously a dearth of studies exploring the incidence, risk factors and outcome of AP in the Caribbean region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with a diagnosis of AP admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) between 2006 and 2012 were reviewed. The epidemiological profile, risk factors, clinical presentation and outcomes of patients with AP were retrospectively studied...
August 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804514/is-eus-guided-drainage-a-suitable-alternative-technique-in-case-of-proximal-biliary-obstruction
#3
Frédérick Moryoussef, Adrien Sportes, Sarah Leblanc, Jean Baptiste Bachet, Stanislas Chaussade, Frédéric Prat
BACKGROUND: Results of endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage (EUBD) are unknown in case of proximal stricture. The aim is to assess clinical outcomes of EUBD in patients with malignant hilar obstruction. METHODS: Patients undergoing EUBD with hilar strictures were prospectively included. Primary outcome was clinical success at 7 and 30 days (defined by 50% bilirubin decrease). Secondary outcomes were technical success, procedure-related complications, length of hospital stay, reintervention rate, survival and chemotherapy administration...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803891/cholecystectomy-decreased-the-recurrent-cholangitis-after-clearance-of-bile-duct-stones-by-ercp-in-patients-with-gallstone-related-cholangitis
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Tseng-Shing Chen, Xi-Hsuan Lin, Yen-Ling Peng, Jiing-Chyuan Luo, Yung-Tai Chen, Ming-Chih Hou, Fa-Yauh Lee
BACKGROUND: This study assessed whether cholecystectomy can decrease recurrent cholangitis and all-cause mortality in patients who received endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with sphincterotomy and successful clearance of bile duct (BD) stones after gallstone-related cholangitis. METHODS: We analyzed data from the National Health Insurance research database of Taiwan. Patients who had gallstone-related cholangitis and underwent successful endoscopic clearance of BD stones were eligible for enrollment...
August 10, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802556/randomized-sham-controlled-trials-in-endoscopy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-adverse-events
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REVIEW
Allison R Schulman, Violeta Popov, Christopher C Thompson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sham procedures in endoscopy are used with the intention of controlling for placebo response, potentially allowing more precise evaluation of treatment effect. Nevertheless, this type of study may impose significant risk without potential benefit for those in the sham group. The aim of the current study is to systematically review and analyze the endoscopic literature to assess the safety of sham controls. METHODS: MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched for endoscopic sham procedures for all dates through July 2017...
August 9, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798880/rare-reported-left-hepatic-subcapsular-biloma-and-management
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Sarah Brown, Pablo Giuseppucci, Christopher Esper
Subcapsular bilomas are a rare complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and an even more rare occurrence to occur spontaneously. We present a case of left sided subcapsular biloma following a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The location of the biloma was unrelated to our area of dissection. The operation was without difficult dissection or pressurization of the biliary tree. In addition, we present percutaneous drainage alone, without ERCP as adequate management in subcapsular bilomas.
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797911/a-prospective-evaluation-of-radiation-free-direct-solitary-cholangioscopy-for-the-management-of-choledocholithiasis
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Monique T Barakat, Mohit Girotra, Abhishek Choudhary, Robert J Huang, Saurabh Sethi, Subhas Banerjee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopy has replaced many radiological studies for the GI tract. However, ERCP remains a hybrid endoscopic-fluoroscopic procedure, which limits its portable delivery, creates delays due to fluoroscopy room unavailability and exposes patients/providers to radiation. We evaluated fluoroscopy/radiation-free management of patients with non-complex choledocholithiasis using direct solitary cholangioscopy (DSC). METHODS: Patients underwent fluoroscopy-free biliary cannulation, sphincterotomy then cholangioscopy to establish location, number/size of stones and document distance from ampulla to bifurcation to guide balloon advancement...
August 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795293/endoscopic-palliation-of-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Vishal B Gohil, Jason B Klapman
Pancreas cancer is a fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the USA and its incidence is rising as the population is aging. The majority of patients present at an advanced stage due to the silent nature of the disease and treatment have focused more on palliation than curative intent. Gastroenterologists have become integral in the multidisciplinary care of these patients with a focus on providing endoscopic palliation of pancreas cancer. The three most common areas that gastroenterologists palliate endoscopically are biliary obstruction, cancer-related pain, and gastric outlet obstruction...
August 9, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793395/endoscopic-ultrasonography-can-prevent-unnecessary-diagnostic-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-even-in-patients-with-high-likelihood-of-choledocholithiasis-and-inconclusive-ultrasonography-results-of-a-prospective-study
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Ruchir Patel, Meghraj Ingle, Dhaval Choksi, Prateik Poddar, Vikas Pandey, Prabha Sawant
Background/Aims: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the initial therapy recommended for patients with high likelihood of choledocholithiasis. To determine whether endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) can prevent diagnostic ERCPs in patients with high probability of choledocholithiasis and inconclusive ultrasonography (US). Methods: All patients with high likelihood of choledocholithiasis and negative US underwent EUS. ERCP was performed for the patients who showed a definite stone/sludge on EUS...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793278/mixed-adenoneuroendocrine-carcinoma-derived-from-the-cystic-duct-a-case-report
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Yu-Ki Takemoto, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Keiji Hanada, Akihito Okazaki, Tomoyuki Minami, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Masahiro Nakahara, Shuji Yonehara, Hideki Ohdan, Toshio Noriyuki
INTRODUCTION: Mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinomas (MANECs) derived from cystic duct are extremely rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 80-year-old woman was admitted to the department of surgery, Onomichi general hospital with abnormal liver function and jaundice. Enhanced abdominal computed tomography (CT) detected a well-enhanced papillary tumor in the cystic duct, which protruded into the common bile duct. The intrahepatic bile duct was dilated due to tumor obstruction...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791325/survey-study-on-the-practice-patterns-in-the-endoscopic-management-of-malignant-distal-biliary-obstruction
#11
Dennis Yang, Yaseen B Perbtani, Qi An, Mitali Agarwal, Michael Riverso, Joydeep Chakraborty, Tony S Brar, Donevan Westerveld, Han Zhang, Shailendra S Chauhan, Christopher E Forsmark, Peter V Draganov
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM:  Endoscopic biliary drainage for malignant distal biliary obstruction (MDBO) is a common practice. Controversy persists with regard to its role in resectable MDBO, the optimal technical method and type of stent. The aim of this study was to evaluate practice patterns in the treatment of MDBO among endoscopists with varying levels of experience and practice backgrounds. METHODS:  Electronic survey distributed to members of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)...
August 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791318/ercp-competence-assessment-miles-to-go-before-standardization
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Eduardo Rodrigues-Pinto, Guilherme Macedo, Todd H Baron
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791317/new-approach-to-decrease-post-ercp-adverse-events-in-patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
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Udayakumar Navaneethan, Dennisdhilak Lourdusamy, Norma G Gutierrez, Xiang Zhu, John J Vargo, Mansour A Parsi
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS : Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is often performed in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Our aim was to validate a treatment approach with the objective of decreasing ERCP related adverse events (AEs). PATIENTS AND METHODS : All patients who had undergone ERCP for PSC during the period from 2002 - 2012 were identified (group I). This group had traditional ERCP (no bile aspiration prior to contrast injection with balloon dilation and stent placement for treatment of dominant strictures)...
August 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791316/impact-of-completion-of-primary-biliary-procedure-on-outcome-of-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatographic-related-perforation
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S Srivastava, B C Sharma, A S Puri, S Sachdeva, L Jain, A Jindal
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:  Perforation is one of the worst complications of therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). We aimed to study the epidemiology of ERCP related perforation and the impact of completion of intended procedure on the outcome of this complication. METHODS:  ERCP records from January 2007 to April 2012 were independently evaluated by two investigators for the occurrence of procedure related perforations. A total of 11 500 patients underwent therapeutic ERCP during the study period...
August 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768367/mirizzi-syndrome-masquerading-as-primary-cholangiocarcinoma
#15
Adam B Gluskin, Srinadh Komanduri
A 72-year-old man presented with neutropenic fever secondary to cholangitis and was discovered to have Mirizzi Syndrome on ERCP and cholangioscopy which initially appeared to be cholangiocarcinoma.
August 2, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757315/liver-transplant-related-anastomotic-biliary-strictures-a-novel-rapid-safe-radiation-sparing-and-cost-effective-management-approach
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Monique T Barakat, Robert J Huang, Nirav C Thosani, Abhishek Choudhary, Mohit Girotra, Subhas Banerjee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Biliary strictures after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) are typically managed by sequential ERCP procedures, with incremental dilation of the stricture and stent exchange (IDSE) and placement of new stents. This approach resolves >80% of strictures after 12 months, but requires costly, lengthy ERCPs with significant patient radiation exposure. Increasing awareness of the harmful effects of radiation, escalating health care costs, and decreasing reimbursement for procedures mandate maximal efficiency in performing ERCP...
July 27, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755890/paired-editorial-systematic-review-of-transgastric-ercp-in-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-patients
#17
EDITORIAL
Jason F Richardson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752146/acute-biliary-pancreatitis-in-cholecystectomised-patients
#18
Fatih Ciftci, Turgut Anuk
OBJECTIVE: The present study is an evaluation of cases of acute biliary pancreatitis that developed subsequent to cholecystectomy. METHODS: Total of 44 patients were assessed in this retrospective study. Demographic characteristics, severity of illness, time elapsed between cholecystectomy and development of pancreatitis, whether endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) was performed, surgical procedure used, duration of hospitalization, and mortality data were recorded. RESULTS: Mean age of all patients was 60...
2017: Northern Clinics of Istanbul
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734720/rectal-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-administration-is-effective-for-the-prevention-of-post-ercp-pancreatitis-an-updated-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#19
Chong Yang, Yanting Zhao, Wentao Li, Shikai Zhu, Hongji Yang, Yu Zhang, Xi Liu, Nan Peng, Ping Fan, Xin Jin
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis is one of the most common complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Whether the prophylactic administration of rectal non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) peri-ERCP is effective in preventing post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of rectal NSAIDs on PEP. METHODS: A systematic search of literature databases (Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science) was performed to identify eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 17, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734523/laparoscopic-choledochoduodenostomy
#20
Adolfo Cuendis-Velázquez, Mario E Trejo-Ávila, Enrique Rosales-Castañeda, Eduardo Cárdenas-Lailson, Martin E Rojano-Rodríguez, Sujey Romero-Loera, Carlos A Sanjuan-Martínez, Mucio Moreno-Portillo
INTRODUCTION: Today's options for biliary bypass procedures, for difficult choledocholithiasis, range from open surgery to laparo-endoscopic hybrid procedures. The aim of this study was to analyze the outcomes of patients with difficult choledocholithiasis treated with laparoscopic choledochoduodenostomy. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational study from March 2011 to June 2016. We included patients with difficult common bile duct stones (recurrent or unresolved by ERCP) in which a biliary bypass procedure was required...
July 19, 2017: Cirugía Española
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