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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019713/modified-endoscopic-vacuum-therapy-for-nonhealing-esophageal-anastomotic-leak-technique-description-and-review-of-literature
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Guy Pines, Ilan Bar, Amir Elami, Shimon Sapojnikov, Ofir Hikri, Dennis Ton, Bruce Mosenkis, Ehud Melzer
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic vacuum-assisted closure (EVAC) therapy is increasingly being used as a new promising method for repairing upper gastrointestinal defects of different etiologies with high success rates. EVAC therapy consists of placing a sponge either within the lumen or within an abscess cavity connected with a nasogastric (NG) tube to a negative pressure system, thus decreasing bacterial contamination and edema and promoting granulation tissue proliferation, thereby gradually decreasing the cavity size until complete closure...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977797/evaluation-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-safety-and-imaging-issues-associated-with-the-occlusion-balloon-used-during-fetoscopic-endoluminal-tracheal-occlusion
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Teresa Victoria, Ann M Johnson, N Scott Adzick, Holly L Hedrick, Frank G Shellock
INTRODUCTION: Congenital diaphragmatic hernias can be successfully treated by fetoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO), a minimally invasive procedure that may improve postnatal survival. The endoluminal balloon utilized for FETO contains a metallic component that may pose possible risks for the fetus and mother related to the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The objective of this study is to evaluate MRI-related imaging and safety issues (magnetic field interactions, heating, and artifacts) for the occlusion balloon used in FETO...
October 5, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951756/inflatable-multichannel-rectal-applicator-for-adaptive-image-guided-endoluminal-high-dose-rate-rectal-brachytherapy-design-dosimetric-characteristics-and-first-clinical-experiences
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Maximilian P Schmid, Daniel Berger, Martin Heilmann, Jessica Bör, Bernd Wisgrill, Ursula Azizi-Semrad, Nicole Nesvacil, Richard Pötter, Christian Kirisits, Rainer Schmid
PURPOSE: To investigate the dosimetric results and first clinical experiences with a new designed balloon applicator with adjustable catheters for endoluminal brachytherapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer not undergoing surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The applicator consists of an inflatable rectal balloon with six attached Foley catheters used as guidance for the inserted brachytherapy plastic needles. The construction of the applicator and the dosimetric profile in terms of representative dose points in 0, 2, 5, 10 mm ipsilaterally and in 0 mm contralaterally are described...
August 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944944/endovascular-treatment-of-intracranial-anterior-circulation-aneurysms-with-flow-diverters-a-single-centre-experience-with-mid-and-long-term-results
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Ezel Yaltirik Bilgin, Baran Önal, Hakan Emmez, Koray Akkan, Erhan Ilgit, Erkan Bilgin, Emetullah Cindil, Alp Ozgun Borcek
AIM: We report our experience with flow diverter devices in the treatment of intracranial aneurysms arising from anterior circulation with mid and long-term follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 78 aneurysms in 61 patients (range 25-81 years, 13 male, 48 female) were treated with flow diverter devices. 40 (51,3%) aneurysms were treated with pipeline embolization device (PED), 24 (30,8%) aneurysms were treated with SILK stent, 12(15,4%) aneurysms were treated with flow redirection endoluminal device (FRED) and two aneurysms were treated with P64 Flow Modulation Device (P64)...
July 11, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939583/a-comparison-between-the-new-low-profile-visualized-intraluminal-support-lvis-blue-stent-and-the-flow-redirection-endoluminal-device-fred-in-bench-top-and-cadaver-studies
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Yoshikazu Matsuda, Joonho Chung, Kiffon Keigher, Demetrius Lopes
OBJECT: The aim of this study is to demonstrate the differences between the new Low-profile Visualized Intraluminal Support (LVIS Blue) stenting device and the Flow Redirection Endoluminal Device (FRED) using a series of bench-top evaluations and optical coherence tomography (OCT) images in a cadaveric preparation of the basilar artery. METHODS: The first part of the evaluation was bench-top microscopic documentation of metal coverage for LVIS Blue and FRED stents...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932729/a-novel-and-simple-method-using-a-transanal-intestinal-long-tube-for-protecting-intestinal-anastomosis-and-decompressing-the-small-bowel
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So Hyun Nam
PURPOSE: I introduce the use of transanal intestinal long tube (TILT) using nasogastric tube. TILT passes from anus to the anastomosis, helping to decompress a dilated bowel loop. METHODS: TILT procedure was limited to those patients predicting a severe luminal size discrepancy after intestinal anastomosis, and who had postoperative prolonged ileus. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 10 infants (7 male an 3 female patients) who were treated using the TILT procedure between 2012 and 2016...
September 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931265/diagnostic-and-interventional-optical-angioscopy-in-ex-vivo-carotid-arteries
#7
Luis E Savastano, Neeraj Chaudhary, Carlos Murga-Zamalloa, Michael Wang, Thomas Wang, B Gregory Thompson
BACKGROUND: Angioscopy - or endovascular endoscopy - is a catheter-based technique employing a flexible fiberoptic angioscope to directly visualize arterial lumen. Poor resolution and excessive stiffness of pre-existent angioscopes limited their use clinically. Recent advances resulted in novel fused optical fiber bundle angioscopes with improved flexibility and imaging resolution. Use of these devices in endovascular neurosurgery is still largely unexplored. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate image quality and feasibility of optical angioscopes for diagnostic and interventional neuro-angioscopy in carotid arteries of human cadavers...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931184/-modern-interdisciplinary-management-of-a-uretero-iliac-artery-fistula-case-report
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D Benedix, F Meyer, F Fischbach, A Janitzky, Z Halloul
Introduction Abnormal links between the arterial system and other luminal systems are a challenge to those in charge of their adequate diagnostic and therapeutic management. Objective Scientific case report on an individual who underwent successful treatment combining vascular-surgical and interventional radiology techniques for a rare right uretero-iliac artery fistula based on personal clinical experience, a selective literature research and a detailed discussion of current recommendations for diagnostic workup and subsequent treatment...
September 20, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903940/secondary-open-aortic-procedure-following-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-meta-analytic-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Ivancarmine Gambardella, George A Antoniou, Francesco Torella, Cristiano Spadaccio, Aung Y Oo, Mario Gaudino, Francesco Nappi, Matthew A Shaw, Leonard N Girardi
BACKGROUND: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair is characterized by a substantial need for reintervention. Secondary open aortic procedure becomes necessary when further endoluminal options are exhausted. This synopsis and quantitative analysis of available evidence aims to overcome the limitations of institutional cohort reports on secondary open aortic procedure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Electronic databases were searched from 1994 to the present date with a prospectively registered protocol...
September 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884820/endoluminal-weight-loss-and-metabolic-therapies-current-and-future-techniques
#10
REVIEW
Christine Hill, Mouen A Khashab, Anthony N Kalloo, Vivek Kumbhari
Obesity is a public health epidemic associated with a number of comorbidities, most notably type 2 diabetes and hypertension, as well as elevated all-cause mortality. The treatment for obesity and its associated comorbidities has most recently expanded into the field of bariatric endoscopy. This field bridges a gap between lifestyle counseling with or without pharmaceutical treatment and the most effective treatment of obesity, bariatric surgery. Because of its minimally invasive nature, bariatric endoscopic therapy has the potential to appeal to the large sector of the obese population that resists surgery, as well as those early in the onset of obesity...
September 8, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881905/perforated-esophageal-intervention-focus-perf-study-a-multi-center-examination-of-contemporary-treatment
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J T Ali, R D Rice, E A David, J D Spicer, J J Dubose, L Bonavina, S Siboni, T A O'Callaghan, X Luo-Owen, S Harrison, C G Ball, J Bini, G A Vercruysse, D Skarupa, C C Miller Iii, A L Estrera, K G Khalil
The treatment of esophageal perforation (EP) remains a significant clinical challenge. While a number of investigators have previously documented efficient approaches, these were mostly single-center experiences reported prior to the introduction of newer technologies: specifically endoluminal stents. This study was designed to document contemporary practice in the diagnosis and management of EP at multiple institutions around the world and includes early clinical outcomes. A five-year (2009-2013) multicenter retrospective review of management and outcomes for patients with thoracic or abdominal esophageal perforation was conducted...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866670/clinical-outcome-for-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-at-the-age-of-1-year-in-the-era-of-fetal-intervention
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Eva Van Ginderdeuren, Karel Allegaert, Herbert Decaluwe, Jan Deprest, Anne Debeer, Marijke Proesmans
BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is an abnormal development of the diaphragm leading to high neonatal mortality and morbidity. Beyond the neonatal period, prospective data on overall long-term outcome in CDH survivors is scarce. In particular, for those treated with fetoscopic endoluminal tracheal occlusion (FETO), a promising new technique to increase survival chances for severe cases, the outcomes are even less documented. AIM: To prospectively document the clinical outcome of CDH at 1 year including FETO-treated infants in relation to ante- and postnatal variables...
September 2, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860790/evaluation-of-pain-during-endovenous-laser-ablation-of-the-great-saphenous-vein-with-ultrasound-guided-femoral-nerve-block
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Abdullah M Al Wahbi
BACKGROUND: Endoluminal laser ablation is now considered the method of choice for treating greater saphenous vein insufficiency. General anesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks with sedation have the risk of post-procedural delay in discharge and prolonged immobilization with the risk of deep vein thrombosis. The main pain experienced by patients during the procedure is during the laser ablation and the multiple needle punctures given along and around the great saphenous vein. The aim of our study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of blocking the femoral nerve only under ultrasound-guidance without sedation, to reduce or prevent pain during injectable tumescent anesthesia in endovenous laser ablation of the greater saphenous vein...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839900/small-bowel-endoluminal-imaging-capsule-and-enteroscopy
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Alberto Murino, Edward J Despott
Over the last 16 years, the disruptive technologies of small bowel capsule endoscopy and device-assisted enteroscopy have revolutionised endoluminal imaging and minimally invasive therapy of the small bowel. Further technological developments continue to expand their indications and use. This brief review highlights the state-of-the-art in this arena and aims to summarise the current and potential future role of these technologies in clinical practice.
April 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836241/-standardized-development-of-transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery
#15
Guole Lin
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) is currently the only one-port system in endoscopic surgery, which a direct endoluminal approach can lead to the target organ through a natural opening of human body. TEM has been applied in colorectal surgery for over 3 decades. Compared with radical surgery, TEM has the advantages, such as quicker recovery, shorter hospital stay and fewer complications. One perfect TEM surgical system, which mainly consists of three parts, namely peculiar rectoscope for surgery, special surgical instruments and imaging system, is the foundation of standardized development of TEM...
August 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822680/outcomes-of-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in%C3%A2-octogenarians-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Y Han, S Zhang, J Zhang, C Ji, H-H Eckstein
OBJECTIVES: This meta-analysis and systematic review aimed to highlight the results of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) to assess safety and effectiveness in patients older than 80 years of age compared with younger patients. METHODS: PRISMA guidelines were used; quality was appraised, and data were extracted and analysed following the Cochrane collaboration. The MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched on December 31, 2016...
October 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821742/rock-1-mediates-diabetes-induced-retinal-pigment-epithelial-and-endothelial-cell-blebbing-contribution-to-diabetic-retinopathy
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Pierre-Raphaël Rothschild, Sawsen Salah, Marianne Berdugo, Emmanuelle Gélizé, Kimberley Delaunay, Marie-Christine Naud, Christophe Klein, Alexandre Moulin, Michèle Savoldelli, Ciara Bergin, Jean-Claude Jeanny, Laurent Jonet, Yvan Arsenijevic, Francine Behar-Cohen, Patricia Crisanti
In diabetic retinopathy, the exact mechanisms leading to retinal capillary closure and to retinal barriers breakdown remain imperfectly understood. Rho-associated kinase (ROCK), an effector of the small GTPase Rho, involved in cytoskeleton dynamic regulation and cell polarity is activated by hyperglycemia. In one year-old Goto Kakizaki (GK) type 2 diabetic rats retina, ROCK-1 activation was assessed by its cellular distribution and by phosphorylation of its substrates, MYPT1 and MLC. In both GK rat and in human type 2 diabetic retinas, ROCK-1 is activated and associated with non-apoptotic membrane blebbing in retinal vessels and in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) that respectively form the inner and the outer barriers...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813710/is-endoscopic-vasectomy-just-a-dream-an-ex-vivo-study-on-feasibility-and-reliability-of-endoluminal-occlusion-of-porcine-vas-deferens
#18
Daniel Schlager, Moritz Maas, Simon Hein, Fabian Adams, Martin Schoenthaler, Bjoern Spittau, Ulrich Wetterauer, Arkadiusz Miernik
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Surgical vasectomy remains the gold standard for fertility control in men. Endoluminal occlusion of the seminal ducts, thus avoiding an external incision, may become an appealing alternative to this approach. As our group has shown, nontraumatic endoscopic inspection of the seminal ducts is feasible in the human cadaver. We investigated the feasibility and reliability of occlusion using several commercially available medical sealing agents in the porcine vas deferens (VD)...
August 17, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798217/multicenter-experience-with-fred-jr-flow-re-direction-endoluminal-device-for-intracranial-aneurysms-in-small-arteries
#19
M A Möhlenbruch, O Kizilkilic, M Killer-Oberpfalzer, F Baltacioglu, C Islak, M Bendszus, S Cekirge, I Saatci, N Kocer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Flow diverters are emerging as an endovascular treatment alternative for proximally located intracranial aneurysms. However, treatment of aneurysms at and beyond the circle of Willis is not well-established. We assessed the clinical safety and efficacy of the Flow Re-Direction Endoluminal Device Jr (FRED Jr) dedicated to small-vessel diameters between 2.0 and 3.0 mm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter observational clinical study of 42 patients with 47 aneurysms treated by a flow-direction technique with the FRED Jr...
August 10, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782002/comparison-of-submucosal-tunneling-biopsy-versus-eus-guided-fna-for-gastric-subepithelial-lesions-a-prospective-study-with-crossover-design
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Hideki Kobara, Hirohito Mori, Naoki Nishimoto, Shintaro Fujihara, Noriko Nishiyama, Maki Ayaki, Tatsuo Yachida, Tae Matsunaga, Taiga Chiyo, Nobuya Kobayashi, Koji Fujita, Kiyohito Kato, Hideki Kamada, Makoto Oryu, Kunihiko Tsutsui, Hisakazu Iwama, Reiji Haba, Tsutomu Masaki
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS : Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) for gastrointestinal subepithelial lesions (SELs) has limited diagnostic accuracy due to technical problems and small lesion size. We previously reported a novel submucosal tunneling biopsy (STB) technique for sampling SELs. This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic ability and safety of STB compared to that of FNA for SELs. PATIENTS AND METHODS : The study was a non-randomized, prospective comparative study with crossover design in patients with endoluminal gastric SELs...
August 2017: Endoscopy International Open
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