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#1
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/29224014/diagnostic-ureteroscopy-prior-to-radical-nephroureterectomy-for-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-increased-the-risk-of-intravesical-recurrence
#2
Ping Tan, Nan Xie, Lu Yang, Liangren Liu, Zhuang Tang, Qiang Wei
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of diagnostic ureteroscopy (URS) prior to radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) on intravesical recurrence (IVR) in patients with upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search of the Medline, Embase, PubMed, and Cochrane library was performed in August 2017. Cumulative analyses of available hazard ratios (HRs) and their 95% CI were conducted using Stata version 12.0. RESULTS: Eleven studies including 4,057 participants were included, with a total of 1,403 patients diagnosed with IVR during the follow-up period...
December 8, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216785/orbit-score-an-useful-predictor-of-small-bowel-rebleeding-in-patients-under-chronic-anticoagulation
#3
Tiago Cúrdia Gonçalves, Cátia Arieira, Sara Monteiro, Bruno Rosa, Maria João Moreira, José Cotter
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Available scoring systems to assess the risk for major bleeding in patients on chronic anticoagulation seem inadequate in predicting higher diagnostic yields of small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) or higher rebleeding rates in patients with suspected small bowel bleeding. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of the new ORBIT score in predicting positive findings of SBCE or higher rebleeding rates in chronically anticoagulated patients with suspected small bowel bleeding...
December 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201579/overtube-assisted-foreign-body-removal-a-review-of-endoscopic-management-and-case-illustration
#4
Andrew Ofosu, Daryl Ramai, Madhavi Reddy
The ingestion of foreign bodies is a common medical emergency seen in both adults and children. In children, the most commonly ingested foreign bodies include coins, toys, magnets, and batteries. In adults, food bolus impaction represents the most common cause of foreign body ingestion. The majority of foreign bodies pass spontaneously. Sharp or pointed objects increase the risk of perforation. Emergent endoscopic intervention is indicated in cases of esophageal obstruction, ingestion of disk batteries, and sharp pointed objects in the esophagus...
September 29, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176477/noninvasive-methods-of-predicting-large-esophageal-varices-in-children-with-intrahepatic-portal-hypertension
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Marina R Adami, Carlos Oscar Kieling, Fernando Pereira Schwengber, Vania N Hirakata, Sandra Maria Gonçalves Vieira
OBJECTIVE: Esophageal variceal bleeding is a severe complication of portal hypertension. The standard diagnostic screening test and therapeutic procedure for esophageal varices is endoscopy, which is invasive in pediatric patients. This study aimed to evaluate the role of noninvasive parameters as predictors of large varices in children with intrahepatic portal hypertension. METHODS: Participants included in this cross-sectional study underwent a screening endoscopy...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154980/treatment-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-from-ultrasonography-to-ultrasound-surgery
#6
David Petrover, Pascal Richette
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common nerve entrapment syndrome. The majority of cases are due to compression or irritation of the median nerve in the carpal canal. It is diagnosed clinically, often being confirmed by an electromyogram, while ultrasonography criteria have become increasingly useful for the diagnosis. Ultrasonography is better tolerated, less expensive, yet just as effective as other diagnostic methods. It provides a good indication of the severity of the condition and it allows anatomical variants to be discerned...
November 15, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152990/gastroduodenal-lesions-detected-during-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-incidence-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-impact
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José Francisco Juanmartiñena Fernández, Ignacio Fernández-Urien Sainz, Beatriz Zabalza Ollo, Cristina Saldaña Dueñas, Marta Montañés Guimera, Alfonso Elosua González, Juan José Vila Costas
BACKGROUND: Capsule endoscopy was primarily designed for the investigation of the small bowel. However, it may also identify lesions in other segments of the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the incidence of gastroduodenal abnormalities during small bowel capsule endoscopy and its impact on patient diagnosis and management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of data from 2,217 consecutive capsule endoscopy procedures performed at a single tertiary-care center between January 2008 and February 2016...
November 20, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142514/practice-patterns-and-clinical-significance-of-use-of-capsule-endoscopy-in-suspected-and-established-crohn-s-disease
#8
Yonghyun Kim, Seong Ran Jeon, Sang Myung Choi, Hyun Gun Kim, Tae Hee Lee, Jun-Hyung Cho, Yunho Jung, Wan Jung Kim, Bong Min Ko, Jin-Oh Kim, Joon Sung Lee, Moon Sung Lee
Background/Aims: Although the role of capsule endoscopy (CE) in Crohn's disease (CD) has expanded, CE is not used routinely for diagnosing and evaluating CD in Korea. We aimed to investigate current patterns of practice and evaluate the clinical significance of the use of CE in CD in Korean patients. Methods: Among 651 CE procedures performed for various indications, we retrospectively analyzed the medical records of patients who underwent CE in 57 cases of suspected CD (sCD) and 14 cases of established CD (eCD)...
October 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141267/-the-revised-version-of-standard-terminology-in-gastroenterological-endoscopy-result-of-a-consensus-project-of-the-german-society-for-gastroenterology-digestive-and-metabolic-diseases
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Alexander Meining, Werner Schmidbauer, Brigitte Schumacher, Ulrike Denzer, Martin Keuchel, Ulrich Rosien, Gero Moog, Martin Götz, Hans-Joachim Toermer, Ralf Jacobs, Jürgen Hochberger, Stefan von Delius, Markus M Lerch, Frank Lammert, Till Wehrmann
A uniform and comprehensive terminology is essential in the correct documentation of diagnostic or therapeutic endoscopic procedure. In the German-speaking world, the standard terminology available so far is based on a previous version published in 1999. Therefore, the German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases (DGVS) has undergone a comprehensive revision and re-structuring of the terminology. This appeared mandatory due to various changes, new diagnoses and new endoscopic procedures...
November 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131024/evaluation-of-anastomotic-leak-after-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-typical-time-point-of-occurrence-mode-of-diagnosis-value-of-routine-radiocontrast-agent-studies-and-therapeutic-options
#10
Benjamin Struecker, Andreas Andreou, Sascha Chopra, Ann-Christin Heilmann, Johanna Spenke, Christian Denecke, Igor Maximilian Sauer, Marcus Bahra, Johann Pratschke, Matthias Biebl
BACKGROUND: Data on the typical time point of occurrence of anastomotic leak (AL) after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer are currently scarce. Therefore, the usefulness of routine radiocontrast agent studies (RRCS) for testing proper healing of the anastomosis after esophagectomy remains unclear. Furthermore, preferred available tools to diagnose postoperative AL and therapeutic options are still under debate. METHODS: We present a retrospective analysis of 328 consecutive patients who underwent esophagectomy for esophageal cancer between 2005 and 2015...
November 7, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099778/upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-a-tertiary-united-kingdom-children-s-hospital-experience
#11
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/29095285/upper-and-lower-gastrointestinal-endoscopies-in-patients-over-85-years-of-age-risk-benefit-evaluation-of-a-longitudinal-cohort
#12
Raphaël Clere-Jehl, Mickael Schaeffer, Thomas Vogel, Michele Kiesmann, Jean-Louis Pasquali, Emmanuel Andres, Anne Bourgarit, Bernard Goichot
After age 85, upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy may be indicated in 5% to 10% of inpatients, but the risk-benefit ratio is unknown. We studied patients older than 85 years undergoing upper and lower GI endoscopy.We analyzed a retrospective cohort of inpatients older than 85 years between 2004 and 2012, all explored by upper and complete lower GI endoscopy. Initial indications, including iron deficiency anemia (IDA), other anemias, GI bleeding, weight loss, and GI symptoms, were noted, as were endoscopy or anesthesia complications, immediate endoscopic diagnosis, and the ability to modify the patients' therapeutics...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092029/management-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-daily-clinical-practice
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B D Vermeulen, A Bogte, M A Verhagen, H J M Pullens, P D Siersema
In recent years, new guidelines and recommendations have been published regarding the diagnostic criteria and therapeutic management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The aim of this study is to assess the diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients diagnosed with EoE in daily clinical practice and whether this was performed according to current guidelines and recommendations. A population-based, multicenter retrospective cohort study was conducted using data from the national pathology registry (PALGA), medical records, and telephone interviews of patients diagnosed with EoE in two academic and two nonacademic hospitals in the period 2004 to 2014...
October 30, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081031/drug-induced-sedation-endoscopy-in-surgically-na%C3%A3-ve-infants-and-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-impact-on-treatment-decision-and-outcome
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A Boudewyns, V Saldien, P Van de Heyning, S Verhulst
PURPOSE: Adenotonsillectomy (AT) is the first-line treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children irrespective of clinical upper airway (UA) findings. We aimed to investigate whether drug-induced sedation endoscopy (DISE) changes treatment decision and outcome in otherwise healthy children and infants with OSA. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on polysomnography, DISE, and treatment in surgically naïve, otherwise healthy infants (n = 34) and children (n = 75) with OSA...
October 28, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079895/early-esophageal-cancer-with-epidermization-diagnosed-and-treated-with-endoscopic-resection
#15
Satoshi Yamanouchi, Yukiko Sako, Shinsuke Suemitsu, Kousuke Tsukano, Satoshi Kotani, Ryusaku Kusunoki, Youichi Miyaoka, Tatsuya Miyake, Hirofumi Fujishiro, Naruaki Kohge, Tomohiko Yamamoto, Hideyuki Ohnuma
The patient was a 57-year-old man who had undergone endoscopic submucosal dissection for early esophageal cancer (distance from incisor tooth, 30 cm) when he was 50 years of age. Pathological findings showed squamous cell carcinoma invading the lamina muscularis mucosae and mild lymphatic invasion. Considering the possibility of lymph node metastasis and distant metastasis, we administered radiation chemotherapy (CDDP+ 5-FU, total radiation 41.4 Gy) in the same year. Two years later, follow-up endoscopy revealed a white, flat, elevated lesion in the thoracic esophagus (distance from incisor tooth, 36 cm) that was not stained by Lugol's iodine...
October 27, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075256/imaging-of-mucosal-inflammation-current-technological-developments-clinical-implications-and-future-perspectives
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Maximilian J Waldner, Timo Rath, Sebastian Schürmann, Christian Bojarski, Raja Atreya
In recent years, various technological developments markedly improved imaging of mucosal inflammation in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. Although technological developments such as high-definition-, chromo-, and autofluorescence-endoscopy led to a more precise and detailed assessment of mucosal inflammation during wide-field endoscopy, probe-based and stationary confocal laser microscopy enabled in vivo real-time microscopic imaging of mucosal surfaces within the gastrointestinal tract. Through the use of fluorochromes with specificity against a defined molecular target combined with endoscopic techniques that allow ultrastructural resolution, molecular imaging enables in vivo visualization of single molecules or receptors during endoscopy...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063954/a-gastroenterologist-s-perspective-on-the-role-of-barium-esophagography-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#17
David A Katzka
Although endoscopy is a sophisticated technique for evaluating patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the single diagnostic test that enables the most comprehensive assessment for GERD is a well-performed video esophagram. Not only does the barium study permit assessment of morphologic abnormalities in the pharynx and esophagus, but also oropharyngeal swallowing function, esophageal motility, and gastroesophageal reflux. These factors are especially important for detection of anatomic findings such as strictures and hernias, for assessment of esophageal motility before and after fundoplication, and for excluding conditions that mimic GERD...
October 24, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063447/stage-iv-gastric-cancer-successfully-treated-by-multidisciplinary-therapy-including-chemotherapy-immunotherapy-and-surgery-a-case-report
#18
Makoto Kawamoto, Hideya Onishi, Norihiro Koya, Hiroyuki Konomi, Kenji Mitsugi, Risa Tanaka, Junichi Motoshita, Takashi Morisaki, Masafumi Nakamura
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of stage IV gastric cancer (GC) still remains unfavorable. Multidisciplinary approaches should therefore be considered to improve the survival of patients with stage IV GC. We report here a case of primary GC with potentially unresectable metastasis, successfully treated by a multidisciplinary approach including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old man presented with multiple left neck masses. Abdominal computed tomography showed a thickened gastric wall and multiple lymphadenopathies including left supraclavicular lymph node...
October 23, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047403/successful-treatment-of-a-recurrent-granulation-polyp-in-the-airways-with-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-a-case-report
#19
M Polke, J Oelmann-Avendano, A Warth, C P Heussel, F J F Herth, R Eberhardt
BACKGROUND: Benign central airway tumors are very rare diseases. Their unspecific symptoms are responsible for late diagnosis. Endoscopic interventions with different techniques and tools are widely used for their treatment. However, in certain cases interventional endoscopy might be unsuccessful and therefore other methods such as high-dose-rate brachytherapy could be a therapeutic option. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old white German woman was referred to our clinic for an endoscopic treatment of a recurrent granulation polyp in her left main bronchus...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042857/clinical-implications-of-associations-between-headache-and-gastrointestinal-disorders-a-study-using-the-hallym-smart-clinical-data-warehouse
#20
Sang-Hwa Lee, Jae-June Lee, Youngsuk Kwon, Jong-Ho Kim, Jong-Hee Sohn
BACKGROUND: The brain and gastrointestinal (GI) tract are strongly connected via neural, endocrine, and immune pathways. Previous studies suggest that headaches, especially migraines, may be associated with various GI disorders. However, upper GI endoscopy in migraineurs has shown a low prevalence of abnormal findings. Also, the majority of studies have not demonstrated an association between Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and migraine, although a pathogenic role for HP infection in migraines has been suggested...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
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