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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931265/diagnostic-and-interventional-optical-angioscopy-in-ex-vivo-carotid-arteries
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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/28912892/real-time-in-vivo-diagnosis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-using-rapid-fiber-optic-raman-spectroscopy
#2
Kan Lin, Wei Zheng, Chwee Ming Lim, Zhiwei Huang
We report the utility of a simultaneous fingerprint (FP) (i.e., 800-1800 cm(-1)) and high-wavenumber (HW) (i.e., 2800-3600 cm(-1)) fiber-optic Raman spectroscopy developed for real-time in vivo diagnosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) at endoscopy. A total of 3731 high-quality in vivo FP/HW Raman spectra (normal=1765; cancer=1966) were acquired in real-time from 204 tissue sites (normal=95; cancer=109) of 95 subjects (normal=57; cancer=38) undergoing endoscopic examination. FP/HW Raman spectra differ significantly between normal and cancerous nasopharyngeal tissues that could be attributed to changes of proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and the bound water content in NPC...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906425/impact-of-changeover-to-newer-endoscopic-systems-on-quality-and-efficiency-of-screening-and-surveillance-colonoscopy-equipment-or-endoscopist
#3
Manpreet Singh, Melody Sacatos, Loren Laine
GOALS: The goal of this study is to assess whether changeover to newer endoscopic systems impacts quality or efficiency, and quantify the relation between increased withdrawal time and detection rates of sessile serrated polyps (SSPDR) and adenomas (ADR) in real-world practice. STUDY: Beginning 2 months after new endoscopic systems were implemented at 2 endoscopy units, we included all outpatients undergoing screening/surveillance colonoscopy for 4 months. Outpatients during the same 4-month period 1 year earlier comprised the control group...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906293/frequency-and-variables-associated-with-fasting-orders-in-inpatients-with-ulcerative-colitis-the-audit-of-diet-orders-ulcerative-colitis-adore-uc-study
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Zane R Gallinger, Amir Rumman, Kevin Pivovarov, Kyle J Fortinsky, A Hillary Steinhart, Adam V Weizman
INTRODUCTION: Current clinical practice guidelines suggest that patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) hospitalized because of a disease flare should be offered a normal diet, unless such a diet is not tolerated. Studies of hospitalized patients have demonstrated iatrogenic malnutrition from unjustified or inappropriate nil per os (NPO) or clear liquid diet (CLD) orders. In this study, we aim to characterize the burden of this problem in hospitalized patients with UC. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all patients with UC admitted to the gastroenterology service or the general internal medicine service at a tertiary, academic hospital between January 2009 and December 2014, with a length of stay between 2 and 30 days...
October 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898917/technical-aspects-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-eus-guided-sampling-in-gastroenterology-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-technical-guideline-march-2017
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Marcin Polkowski, Christian Jenssen, Philip Kaye, Silvia Carrara, Pierre Deprez, Angels Gines, Gloria Fernández-Esparrach, Pierre Eisendrath, Guruprasad P Aithal, Paolo Arcidiacono, Marc Barthet, Pedro Bastos, Adele Fornelli, Bertrand Napoleon, Julio Iglesias-Garcia, Andrada Seicean, Alberto Larghi, Cesare Hassan, Jeanin E van Hooft, Jean-Marc Dumonceau
For routine EUS-guided sampling of solid masses and lymph nodes (LNs) ESGE recommends 25G or 22G needles (high quality evidence, strong recommendation); fine needle aspiration (FNA) and fine needle biopsy (FNB) needles are equally recommended (high quality evidence, strong recommendation).When the primary aim of sampling is to obtain a core tissue specimen, ESGE suggests using 19G FNA or FNB needles or 22G FNB needles (low quality evidence, weak recommendation).ESGE recommends using 10-mL syringe suction for EUS-guided sampling of solid masses and LNs with 25G or 22G FNA needles (high quality evidence, strong recommendation) and other types of needles (low quality evidence, weak recommendation)...
September 12, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892839/impact-of-feedback-on-adenoma-detection-rates-outcomes-of-quality-improvement-program
#6
Suryakanth R Gurudu, Erika S Boroff, Michael D Crowell, Mary Atia, Sarah B Umar, Jonathan A Leighton, Douglas O Faigel, Francisco C Ramirez
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Feedback has been shown to improve performance in colonoscopy including adenoma detection rate (ADR). The frequency at which feedback should be given is unknown. As part of a quality improvement program we sought to measure the outcome of providing quarterly and monthly feedback on colonoscopy quality measures. METHODS: All screening colonoscopies performed at endoscopy unit at Mayo Clinic Arizona by gastroenterologists between October 2010 and December 2012 were reviewed...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891136/helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-nonmalignant-diseases
#7
REVIEW
Olga Sjomina, Frederic Heluwaert, Driffa Moussata, Marcis Leja
A substantial decrease in Helicobacter pylori-associated peptic ulcer disease has been observed during the last decades. Drug-related ulcers as well as idiopathic ulcers are becoming predominant and are more refractory to treatment; however, H. pylori infection still plays an important role in ulcer bleeding and recurrence after therapy. The effect of H. pylori eradication upon functional dyspepsia symptoms has been reviewed in this article and generally confirms the results of previous meta-analyses. Additional evidence suggests a lack of impact upon the quality of life, in spite of improvement in symptoms...
September 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886205/placebo-response-and-remission-rates-in-randomised-trials-of-induction-and-maintenance-therapy-for-ulcerative-colitis
#8
REVIEW
Vipul Jairath, G Y Zou, Claire E Parker, John K MacDonald, Turki AlAmeel, Mohammad Al Beshir, Majid A Almadi, Talal Al-Taweel, Nathan Ss Atkinson, Sujata Biswas, Thomas Chapman, Parambir S Dulai, Mark A Glaire, Daniël R Hoekman, Andreas Koutsoumpas, Elizabeth Minas, Mahmoud H Mosli, Mark Samaan, Reena Khanna, Simon Travis, Geert D'Haens, William J Sandborn, Brian G Feagan
BACKGROUND: It is important to minimize placebo rates in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to efficiently detect treatment differences between interventions. Historically, high placebo rates have been observed in clinical trials of ulcerative colitis (UC). A better understanding of factors influencing placebo rates may lead to more informed clinical trial design. OBJECTIVES: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate placebo response and remission rates in RCTs evaluating UC treatments in adult patients...
September 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881110/endoscopic-spine-surgery
#9
REVIEW
Gun Choi, Chetan S Pophale, Bhupesh Patel, Priyank Uniyal
Surgical treatment of the degenerative disc disease has evolved from traditional open spine surgery to minimally invasive spine surgery including endoscopic spine surgery. Constant improvement in the imaging modality especially with introduction of the magnetic resonance imaging, it is possible to identify culprit degenerated disc segment and again with the discography it is possible to diagnose the pain generator and pathological degenerated disc very precisely and its treatment with minimally invasive approach...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879227/assessment-of-quality-indicators-among-nurse-practitioners-performing-upper-endoscopy
#10
Jeffrey M Baumgardner, Justin L Sewell, Lukejohn W Day
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Limited international data have shown that non-physicians can safely perform upper endoscopy, but no such study has been performed in the United States. Our aim was to assess the quality of outpatient upper endoscopies performed by nurse practitioners (NPs). PATIENTS AND METHODS:  Retrospective chart review of upper endoscopies performed by 3 NPs between 2010 and 2013 was performed. Comparisons among all NPs performing upper endoscopy and assessment of individual NP performance over time with respect to quality indicators were performed...
September 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872700/optimal-procedural-sequence-for-same-day-bidirectional-endoscopy-with-moderate-sedation-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Shuo-Wei Chen, Chi-Liang Cheng, Nai-Jen Liu, Jui-Hsiang Tang, Yen-Lin Kuo, Cheng-Hui Lin, Yi-Ning Tsui, Bai-Ping Lee, Hsiang-Ling Hung
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Same-day bidirectional endoscopy (BDE) is a commonly performed procedure, but the optimal sequence for the procedure with moderate conscious sedation is not well-established. We investigated the optimal sequence for same-day BDE under moderate conscious sedation and carbon dioxide insufflation in terms of sedation doses, patient discomfort, and colonoscopy performance. METHODS: We performed a prospective randomized controlled study of 120 patients who were scheduled for BDE examination...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842058/distribution-of-colorectal-polyps-implications-for-screening
#12
REVIEW
Carlo Senore, Cristina Bellisario, Nereo Segnan
BACKGROUND: During the last decades data from different studies reported modifications of the topographic distribution of colorectal cancers (CRCs), with an increased frequency of tumours in proximal colonic segments. Given the documented link between adenomas and CRC, a proximal migration of adenomas over time could be expected as well. AIM: To evaluate available evidence about the prevalence of adenomas and of sessile serrated polyps across colonic segments, the changing trends in their distribution across the colon and the diagnostic performance of screening tests currently adopted in population based screening programs for lesions located in different colonic segments...
August 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840522/endoscopic-evaluation-of-post-fundoplication-anatomy
#13
REVIEW
Walaa F Abdelmoaty, Lee L Swanstrom
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We aim to review the endoscopic evaluation of post-fundoplication anatomy and its role in assessment of fundoplication outcomes and in pre-operative planning for reoperation in failed procedures. RECENT FINDINGS: There is no universally accepted system for evaluating post-fundoplication anatomy endoscopically. However, multiple reports described the usefulness of post-operative endoscopy as a quality control measure and in the evaluation of complex cases such as repeat procedures and paraesophageal hernias (PEH)...
August 24, 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839891/endoscopy-provision-meeting-the-challenges
#14
Edward Seward, Sophie Lumley
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy activity has been increasing in the UK for many years. However, the increasing demand is currently disproportionate to delivered capacity. This, in combination with mandatory efficiency savings, presents an ongoing challenge in the effective continued delivery of diagnostic endoscopy services. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS: New initiatives in the field of endoscopy that may impact on resource include: faecal immunochemical test, straight to test referral systems, nurse endoscopists, home enemas and split dose bowel preparation...
April 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837249/hospital-level-balloon-tamponade-use-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-for-all-patients-presenting-with-acute-variceal-haemorrhage
#15
Elliot B Tapper, Ghideon Ezaz, Vilas Patwardhan, Jessica Mellinger, Alan Bonder, Michael Curry, Sameer D Saini
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Balloon tamponade (BT) can bridge patients to salvage therapy for uncontrollable acute variceal haemorrhage (AVH). However, data are limited regarding the reasons for, rate of and outcomes associated with Balloon tamponade use. METHODS: First, we performed an single-centre cohort study of all patients (N = 139) with oesophageal acute variceal haemorrhage from 01/2009 to 10/2015. Associations between Balloon tamponade use and adherence to four quality metrics (endoscopy within 12 hours, band-ligation, pre-endoscopy antibiotics and octreotide) were evaluated...
August 24, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828180/multi-level-spine-endoscopy-a-review-of-available-evidence-and-case-report
#16
Scott D Middleton, Ralf Wagner, J N Alastair Gibson
In the last ten years, there has been an exponential increase in endoscopic spinal surgery practice.With improvements in equipment quality and the availability of high definition camera systems, cervical endoscopic disc resection is now a viable alternative to anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) or disc arthroplasty for the treatment of disc prolapse and low grade stenosis.Based on the current literature, there is now strong evidence to support the use of transforaminal endoscopic approaches for the treatment of thoracic disc prolapse...
July 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821598/quality-standards-in-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-a-position-statement-of-the-british-society-of-gastroenterology-bsg-and-association-of-upper-gastrointestinal-surgeons-of-great-britain-and-ireland-augis
#17
Sabina Beg, Krish Ragunath, Andrew Wyman, Matthew Banks, Nigel Trudgill, Mark D Pritchard, Stuart Riley, John Anderson, Helen Griffiths, Pradeep Bhandari, Phillip Kaye, Andrew Veitch
This document represents the first position statement produced by the British Society of Gastroenterology and Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, setting out the minimum expected standards in diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The need for this statement has arisen from the recognition that while technical competence can be rapidly acquired, in practice the performance of a high- quality examination is variable, with an unacceptably high rate of failure to diagnose cancer at endoscopy...
August 18, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818507/optimizing-quality-of-endoscopy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-focus-on-surveillance-and-management-of-colorectal-dysplasia-using-interactive-image-and-video-based-teaching
#18
Tonya R Kaltenbach, Roy M Soetikno, Rebecca DeVivo, Loren A Laine, Alan Barkun, Kenneth R McQuaid
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Varying recommendations regarding the detection and management of dysplasia can lead to uncertainty and may have impeded the uptake of strategies that could improve surveillance in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). As such, an educational event was held to assist in disseminating the recently published Surveillance for Colorectal Endoscopic Neoplasia Detection and Management in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients: International Consensus Recommendations (SCENIC)...
August 14, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813197/split-bolus-injection-producing-simultaneous-late-arterial-and-portal-venous-phases-in-ct-enterography-preliminary-results
#19
Johannes Boos, Jieming Fang, Christina M Chingkoe, Michele Perillo, Martin Smith, Vassilios Raptopoulos, Olga R Brook
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to evaluate the image quality and added value of split-bolus contrast agent injection combining late arterial and portal venous phases compared with single-bolus contrast agent injection late arterial phase CT enterography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent CT enterography before and after implementation of a single-bolus CT enterography protocol were included. Attenuation and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) were assessed by ROI measurements of the bowel wall and arterial and venous structures...
August 16, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812156/accredited-residents-perform-colonoscopy-to-the-same-high-standards-as-consultants
#20
Dedrick Kok Hong Chan, Reuben Kong Min Wong, Khay Guan Yeoh, Ker-Kan Tan
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy remains a critical component of General Surgery and Gastroenterology training. Whilst residents need to gain experience, the quality of endoscopy which patients receive cannot be compromised. We conducted this study to compare quality indicators between consultants and residents with regards to colonoscopy. METHODS: A review of colonoscopies from a prospectively collected database was performed from September 2011 to February 2016. Quality indicators such as caecum intubation rate, adenoma detection rate, adherence to a 6-min withdrawal rule, mean number of polyps detected per colonoscope, and complications were collected and compared between the two groups...
August 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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