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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777431/modified-anterior-palatoplasty-and-double-suspension-sutures-with-or-without-tonsillectomy-in-selected-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-preliminary-report
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Sherif M Askar, Mohammad W El-Anwar, Ali Awad
BACKGROUND: Retropalatal region might be considered the most common site of obstruction in patients with snoring and OSA. We aimed at presentation of two combined techniques: modified anterior palatoplasty (MAP) and bilateral double suspension suture (DSS). METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on OSA patients with retro-palatal collapse only that was confirmed by nasoendoscopy during Muller's maneuver and drug induced sleep endoscopy. MAP and DSS were performed for all patients...
May 18, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777405/ability-of-blue-laser-imaging-with-magnifying-endoscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-gastric-intestinal-metaplasia
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Honglei Chen, Yanan Liu, Yi Lu, Xutao Lin, Qiuning Wu, Jiacheng Sun, Chujun Li
We aimed to determine the utility of blue laser imaging (BLI) with magnifying endoscopy (BLI-ME) for the prediction and diagnosis of gastric intestinal metaplasia (GIM). Participants, aged between 40 and 75 years, undergoing gastroscopy from January to April 2017 were included in this study. The ability of BLI-ME and white light endoscopy (WLE) to detect GIM was assessed by comparing the endoscopic findings with the histological findings. The correlation between the grades of light blue crest (LBC) appearance and histology grade of GIM was calculated...
May 18, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776943/mycophenolate-mofetil-induced-colitis-in-a-patient-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Gianluca Moroncini, Devis Benfaremo, Alessandra Mandolesi, Armando Gabrielli
We present the case of a 44-year-old woman affected by systemic sclerosis (SSc) who was admitted to our department for abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. Imaging studies showed the presence of a thickened colon wall involving the descending colon and the sigma, while a subsequent endoscopy revealed multiple serpiginous ulcers covered with fibrin and exudates. Under the hypothesis of drug-induced colitis, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), which she was taking for SSc-related interstitial lung disease (ILD), was readily suspended, with a rapid recovery without further treatment...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776942/postpartum-pneumomediastinum-and-subcutaneous-emphysema
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Diaeddin Sagar, Trevor K Rogers, Aldrin Adeni
We present the case of a 22-year-old primigravida with symptoms of neck swelling and difficulty breathing 3 hours after uneventful vaginal delivery. On examination, there was surgical emphysema. A CT scan confirmed air in the subcutaneous tissues and also revealed pneumomediastinum. There was no evidence of pneumothorax and gastro-oesophageal endoscopy showed no signs of oesophageal rupture. The patient remained clinically stable throughout her admission and was discharged home after 48 hours of observation...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775083/comparing-efficacy-of-enteral-nutrition-plus-ranitidine-and-enteral-nutrition-alone-as-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis
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Anahid Nourian, Mostafa Mohammadi, Mohammad-Taghi Beigmohammadi, Mohammad Taher, Zohreh Dadvar, Masoume Malekolkottab, Masoud Ramezani, Hossein Khalili
AIM: Adequacy of enteral nutrition (EN) alone as stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is controversial. The aim of this study was to compare efficacy of EN alone and ranitidine plus EN as SUP. METHOD: Critically ill adults with indications to receive SUP were randomized to ranitidine 50 mg IV every 8 h plus EN (SUP) or EN alone (non-SUP) group for 7 days. Besides, endoscopy was performed at the time of recruitment and on day 7. RESULTS: During the study period, only one patient in each group of SUP and non-SUP experienced gastrointestinal bleeding...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774162/a-large-proportion-of-fecal-immunochemical-test-positive-participants-in-colorectal-cancer-screening-is-symptomatic
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Clasine M de Klerk, Manon van der Vlugt, Patrick M Bossuyt, Evelien Dekker
Background: Symptomatic invitees are advised not to participate in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening but to directly consult their general practitioner (GP), because fecal immunochemical test (FIT) sensitivity for cancer is not optimal. This recommendation may not always be followed in daily practice. We evaluated how many FIT-positive participants had CRC-related symptoms and whether the presence of symptoms was associated with the presence and location of CRC/advanced neoplasia. Methods: We prospectively collected data on CRC-related symptoms in all FIT-positive participants in the Dutch CRC screening program, referred to our endoscopy centers between 2014 and 2016, and evaluated whether symptoms were associated with detected CRC/advanced neoplasia at colonoscopy...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774151/gastrointestinal-endoscopy-under-sedation-is-associated-with-pneumonia-in-older-inpatients-results-of-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Christopher M Kollmann, Wolff Schmiegel, Thorsten Brechmann
Background and aims: Apparent aspiration is a notable adverse event during gastrointestinal endoscopy under sedation (GIES), but data about inapparent aspiration are scarce. Generally, particularly older patients are at higher risk of suffering from adverse events. Objective: The objective of this article is to determine the risk of pneumonia, lower respiratory tract infection (LRI) and systemic inflammatory activation after GIES, especially in patients of at least 65 years...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774150/the-effect-of-off-hours-hospital-admission-on-mortality-and-clinical-outcomes-for-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-20-cohorts
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Xian Feng Xia, Philip Wai Yan Chiu, Kelvin Kam Fai Tsoi, Francis Ka Leung Chan, Joseph Jao Yiu Sung, James Yun Wong Lau
Objective: The objective of this article is to evaluate the relationship between off-hours hospital admission (weekends, public holidays or nighttime) and mortality for upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH). Methods: Medline, Embase, Scopus, and the Chinese Biomedical Literature were searched through December 2016 to identify eligible records for inclusion in this meta-analysis. A random-effects model was applied. Results: Twenty cohort studies were included for analysis...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774149/the-rome-iv-versus-rome-iii-criteria-for-heartburn-diagnosis-a-comparative-study
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Mengyu Zhang, Minhu Chen, Sui Peng, Yinglian Xiao
Background: The phenotypes of heartburn patients are heterogeneous. Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the proportion of heartburn phenotypes in a Chinese population and to compare the Rome IV and III criteria for heartburn diagnosis. Methods: A retrospective study was performed among heartburn patients referred for upper endoscopy and esophageal function tests in a tertiary hospital. Their symptoms fulfilled Rome IV and III criteria...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773701/accuracy-of-lung-cancer-icd-9-cm-codes-in-umbria-napoli-3-sud-and-friuli-venezia-giulia-administrative-healthcare-databases-a-diagnostic-accuracy-study
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Alessandro Montedori, Ettore Bidoli, Diego Serraino, Mario Fusco, Gianni Giovannini, Paola Casucci, David Franchini, Annalisa Granata, Valerio Ciullo, Maria Francesca Vitale, Michele Gobbato, Rita Chiari, Francesco Cozzolino, Massimiliano Orso, Walter Orlandi, Iosief Abraha
OBJECTIVES: To assess the accuracy of International Classification of Diseases 9th Revision-Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes in identifying subjects with lung cancer. DESIGN: A cross-sectional diagnostic accuracy study comparing ICD-9-CM 162.x code (index test) in primary position with medical chart (reference standard). Case ascertainment was based on the presence of a primary nodular lesion in the lung and cytological or histological documentation of cancer from a primary or metastatic site...
May 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771269/upper-gastrointestinal-alterations-in-kidney-transplant-candidates
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João Pedro Homse Netto, João Pedro Sant'Anna Pinheiro, Mariana Lopes Ferrari, Mirella Tizziani Soares, Rogério Augusto Gomes Silveira, Mariana Espiga Maioli, Vinicius Daher Alvares Delfino
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of gastrointestinal disorders among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is high, despite the lack of a good correlation between endoscopic findings and symptoms. Many services thus perform upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy on kidney transplant candidates. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to describe the alterations seen on the upper endoscopies of 96 kidney-transplant candidates seen from 2014 to 2015. METHODS: Ninety-six CKD patients underwent upper endoscopic examination as part of the preparation to receive kidney grafts...
May 14, 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771082/-role-of-narrow-band-imaging-in-the-detection-of-malignant-lesions-of-the-oropharynx-and-the-laryngopharynx
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J H Wu, X Y Luo
Objective: To explore the role of narrow band imaging (NBI) endoscopy in the diagnosis of oropharyngeal and laryngopharyngeal lesions. Method: NBI and white light (WLI) endoscopy were performed on 90 patients with oropharyngeal and laryngopharyngeal lesions from August 2016 to May 2017. NBI findings were classified into 5 types according to the Ni classification and were compared with histopathological results. Accuracy of NBI on premalignant and malignant lesions were compared with WLI. The connection between NBI findings and phathological results were explored...
May 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771079/-analysis-of-related-factors-of-coins-foreign-bodies-crossing-the-esophagus-in-204-cases-of-children
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W B Chen, Z R Zhou, Q Li, X F Shen
Objective: To analyze the related factors of coins crossing the esophagus by themselves in children. Method: Two hundred and four cases with coin esophageal foreign bodies in our hospital from April 2016 to June 2017 were selected,the sex, age, size and texture of foreign body and the time of foreign body insertion were analyzed. Result: Of the 204 children, 46 had esophageal foreign bodies falling off the digestive tract below the esophagus,44 cases were discharged by themselves,2 children were removed under digestive endoscopy,1 coins formed diverticulum at the entrance of esophagus...
May 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771040/-the-value-of-plasma-ebv-dna-testing-in-high-risk-group-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-in-the-nasal-endoscopy
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X F He, X Yu, M F Ji, M Y Fu
Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the level of plasma EBV DNA and nasal endoscopy in high risk population of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and to explore the value of EBV DNA testing in nasal endoscopy. Method: The nasopharyngeal carcinoma was screened in High-incidence Area of Zhongshan City. EBV antibody was detected by ELISA, and 427 patients with high risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma were identified. In the high risk population the plasma EBV-DNA was measured using Fluorescent quantitative PCR, and all patients were used nasal endoscopy in the first two years...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770846/peripheral-vs-pedicle-division-in-laparoscopic-resection-of-sigmoid-diverticulitis-a-10-year-experience
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Alberto Posabella, Niccolò Rotigliano, Athanasios Tampakis, Markus von Flüe, Ida Füglistaler
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic rectosigmoid resection is the standard surgical treatment for recurrent sigmoid diverticulitis. However, speaking of mesenterium division, no unique standard procedure is actually provided. Surgeons can perform it at the level of either the sigmoid vessels or the inferior mesenteric vessels. The objective of this study was to compare intra- and postoperative complications of both techniques. METHODS: From a prospective collected database of patients that underwent elective laparoscopic sigmoid resection between January 2004 and December 2014, a retrospective analysis according to the selected operative technique was performed...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770171/risk-of-gastric-cancer-development-after-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori
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REVIEW
Ka-Shing Cheung, Wai K Leung
Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori ) infection is the most important risk factor for gastric cancer (GC) development through the Correa's gastric carcinogenesis cascade. However, H. pylori eradication alone does not eliminate GC, as pre-neoplastic lesions (atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia and dysplasia) may have already developed in some patients. It is therefore necessary to identify patients at high-risk for gastric cancer after H. pylori eradication to streamline the management plan. If the patients have not undergone endoscopy with histologic assessment, the identification of certain clinical risk factors and non-invasive testing (serum pepsinogen) can predict the risk of atrophic gastritis...
May 15, 2018: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769033/case-report-on-pathogenetic-link-between-gluten-and-iga-nephropathy
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Stefano Costa, Giovanni Currò, Salvatore Pellegrino, Maria Cristina Lucanto, Giovanni Tuccari, Antonio Ieni, Giuseppina Visalli, Giuseppe Magazzù, Domenico Santoro
BACKGROUND: A relationship between IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and celiac disease (CD) has been reported. We show the pathogenetic link for the first time. CASE PRESENTATION: A 39-year-old man with cystic fibrosis (CF) and CF-related diabetes started to present gross hematuria, back pain and headache. At admission, laboratory analysis showed increase in serum creatinine of 1.5 mg/dl, together with hematuria and mild proteinuria (1 g/24 h). He underwent a renal biopsy to investigate the cause of hematuria and renal failure...
May 16, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768645/outcomes-after-endoscopic-resection-of-large-laterally-spreading-lesions-of-the-papilla-and-conventional-ampullary-adenomas-are-equivalent
#18
Amir Klein, Zhengyan Qi, Farzan F Bahin, Halim Awadie, Dhruv Nayyar, Michael Ma, Rogier P Voermans, Stephen J Williams, Eric Lee, Michael J Bourke
BACKGROUND:  Endoscopic resection of ampullary adenomas is a safe and effective alternative to surgical resection. A subgroup of patients have large laterally spreading lesions of the papilla Vateri (LSL-P), which are frequently managed surgically. Data on endoscopic resection of LSL-P are limited and long-term outcomes are unknown. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of endoscopic resection of LSL-P with those of standard ampullary adenomas. METHODS:  A retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected and maintained database was conducted...
May 16, 2018: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768551/risk-factors-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-an-urban-community-in-northeast-brazil-and-the-relationship-between-the-infection-and-gastric-diseases
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Irigrácin Lima Diniz Basílio, Maria de Fátima Celino Catão, Janilson Dantas de Sousa Carvalho, Francisco Paulo Freire-Neto, Leonardo Capristano Ferreira, Selma Maria Bezerra Jerônimo
INTRODUCTION: Helicobacter pylori, a water contaminant, is the primary pathogenic agent associated with gastric diseases in humans. Exposure to H. pylori is more likely higher in developing countries. This study aimed to evaluate the risk factors associated with H. pylori infection in patients undergoing endoscopy to validate the cause of dyspeptic symptoms in an urban population in northeast Brazil and to compare the urease test and polymerase chain reaction assay results with the histopathological findings...
March 2018: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767728/andecaliximab-anti-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-induction-therapy-for-ulcerative-colitis-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-2-3-study-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-disease
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William J Sandborn, Bal R Bhandari, Charles Randall, Ziad H Younes, Tomasz Romanczyk, Yan Xin, Emily Wendt, Hao Chai, Matt McKevitt, Sally Zhao, John S Sundy, Satish Keshav, Silvio Danese
Background and Aims: Matrix metalloproteinase-9 [MMP9] is implicated in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis [UC] via disruption of intestinal barrier integrity and function. A phase 2/3 combined trial was designed to examine the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of the anti-MMP9 antibody, andecaliximab [formerly GS-5745], in patients with moderately to severely active UC. Methods: Patients were randomised [1:1:1] to receive placebo, 150 mg andecaliximab every 2 weeks [Q2W], or 150 mg andecaliximab weekly [QW], via subcutaneous administration...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
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