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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238673/sialendoscopic-approach-in-management-of-juvenile-recurrent-parotitis
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P P Singh, M Goyal, A Goyal
To assess the role of sialendoscopy as a diagnostic and therapeutic modality in juvenile recurrent parotitis. Juvenile recurrent parotitis (JRP) is the second most frequent salivary gland disease in childhood and is characterized by recurrent non suppurative and non obstructive parotid inflammation. These attacks influence the quality of life and can even lead to gland destruction, and there are no definitive treatment to avoid them. Sialendoscopic dilatation is emerging as the new treatment modality in this aspect...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237201/implementation-of-a-checklist-before-colonoscopy-a-quality-improvement-initiative
#2
Omar Kherad, Sophie Restellini, Charles Ménard, Myriam Martel, Alan Barkun
Background and study aims Checklists can prevent errors and have a positive impact on patient morbidity and mortality in different surgical settings, and possibly also in gastrointestinal endoscopy. The aims of this study were to reinforce commitment in safety culture and better communication among team members in endoscopy, and to prove the feasibility of successful checklist adoption before colonoscopy. Patients and methods The study involved a pre - post quality improvement intervention involving all consecutive patients undergoing a colonoscopy at a single academic endoscopy unit...
December 13, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230115/interval-colorectal-cancers-at-ochsner-medical-center-where-do-we-stand
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Felicia Humphrey, Mariella Gastañaduy, James Smith, Charles B Whitlow
Background: An interval colorectal cancer is a cancer diagnosed prior to the recommended follow-up time from a previously negative colonoscopy. These cancers are thought to arise from a rapidly growing cancer, missed cancer, or incompletely resected adenomas. Our study aimed to identify interval cancers diagnosed during a 4-year period and to identify any potential risk factors associated with these cancers. Secondly, we compared our interval colorectal cancer rate with other published rates...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227055/does-the-reporting-of-gastro-intestinal-endoscopy-meet-the-minimal-terminology-standard-at-king-edward-viii-hospital
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S P Maharaj, M A Noorbhai, T E Madiba
BACKGROUND: The Minimal Standard Terminology (MST) was developed to standardise endoscopic reporting. This study is aimed at assessing current reporting at a tertiary hospital and whether it meets this Minimal Standard Terminology. METHOD: This was a retrospective observational study of upper endoscopy reports between January and December 2014. The data extracted were compared to the current reporting standard listed in the MST. To assess and grade the quality of reporting we developed a Gastrointestinal Reporting Score, which incorporates MST variables in addition to demographic details, indication for endoscopy, report legibility, sedation and the use of classification systems to describe pathology...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218318/patient-comfort-scores-do-not-affect-endoscopist-behavior-during-colonoscopy-while-trainee-involvement-has-negative-effects-on-patient-comfort
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Brian P H Chan, Amanda Hussey, Natalie Rubinger, Lawrence C Hookey
Introduction : Patient comfort is an important part of endoscopy and reflects procedure quality and endoscopist technique. Using the validated, Nurse Assisted Patient Comfort Score (NAPCOMS), this study aimed to determine whether the introduction of NAPCOMS would affect sedation use by endoscopists. Patients and methods : The study was conducted over 3 phases. Phase One and Two consisted of 8 weeks of endoscopist blinded and aware data collection, respectively...
December 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210900/development-of-image-enhanced-endoscopy-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-a-review-of-history-and-current-evidences
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Shiaw-Hooi Ho, Noriya Uedo, Akira Aso, Shuji Shimizu, Yutaka Saito, Kenshi Yao, Khean-Lee Goh
Endoscopy imaging of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract has evolved tremendously over the last few decades. Key milestones in the development of endoscopy imaging include the use of various dyes for chromoendoscopy, the application of optical magnification in endoscopy, the introduction of high-definition image capturing and display technology and the application of altered illuminating light to achieve vascular and surface enhancement. Aims of this review paper are to summarize the development and evolution of modern endoscopy imaging and in particular, imaged-enhanced endoscopy (IEE), to promote appropriate usage, and to guide future development of good endoscopy practice...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210813/effect-of-low-volume-split-dose-purgative-on-the-quality-of-bowel-prep-for-colonoscopy-on-the-hospitalized-patient
#7
Judy A Corliss
Although colon cancer is preventable, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States (). Colonoscopy is as yet the gold standard for colon cancer prevention (). The success of colonoscopy is dependent upon the quality of the bowel prep. The problem addressed in this study was the impact of hospitalization on bowel prep quality. The participants in this study were 54 consecutive inpatients older than 18 years and 52 consecutive outpatients older than 18 years who were scheduled for colonoscopy in the Endoscopy Lab at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital...
November 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203945/is-there-an-application-for-wireless-capsule-endoscopy-in-horses
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Julia B Montgomery, Jose L Bracamonte, Mohammad Wajih Alam, Alimul H Khan, Shahed K Mohammed, Khan A Wahid
This pilot study assessed wireless capsule endoscopy in horses. Image transmission was achieved with good image quality. Time to exit the stomach was variable and identified as one limitation, together with gaps in image transmission, capsule tumbling, and inability to accurately locate the capsule. Findings demonstrate usefulness and current limitations.
December 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199445/analysis-of-the-auditory-feedback-and-phonation-in-normal-voices
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Mareike Arbeiter, Simon Petermann, Ulrich Hoppe, Christopher Bohr, Michael Doellinger, Anke Ziethe
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the auditory feedback mechanisms and voice quality during phonation in response to a spontaneous pitch change in the auditory feedback. Does the pitch shift reflex (PSR) change voice pitch and voice quality? Quantitative and qualitative voice characteristics were analyzed during the PSR. METHOD: Twenty-eight healthy subjects underwent transnasal high-speed video endoscopy (HSV) at 8000 fps during sustained phonation [a]...
December 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199162/to-whom-and-when-the-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-is-indicated-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-what-is-the-role-of-routine-esophageal-biopsy-which-endoscopic-esophagitis-classification-should-be-used
#10
Taylan Kav
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic disease characterized with heartburn and regurgitation symptoms. The prevalence of these symptoms in Turkey is reported to be as high as 20%. GERD negatively effects the quality of life along with the development of some complications due to chronic course. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is commonly performed for diagnosis and surveillance of complications in the context of GERD. However, there is no consensus in terms of timing and indications for endoscopy, use of esophagitis classification system, to obtain a biopsy sample or recommendation for surveillance endoscopy...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194668/is-an-endoscopic-examination-associated-with-transfusion-transmissible-infections-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
REVIEW
Hans Van Remoortel, Vere Borra, Emmy De Buck, Veerle Compernolle, Philippe Vandekerckhove
BACKGROUND: The purpose of a donor medical questionnaire is to identify the blood donor's history relative to the current known blood-safety risks. A temporary deferral from blood donation after an endoscopic examination is enforced because of the reusable nature of the endoscope and close contact with the inner body. The objective of this systematic review was to find the best available evidence on the association between an endoscopic examination and the risk of transfusion-transmissible infections...
November 30, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184611/safety-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-with-conscious-sedation-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Christian M Andrade, Brijesh Patel, Meghana Vellanki, Ambuj Kumar, Gitanjali Vidyarthi
AIM: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the safety of conscious sedation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: A comprehensive electronic search of MEDLINE and EMBASE was performed from inception until March 1, 2015. In an effort to include unpublished data, abstracts from prior gastroenterological society meetings as well as other reference sources were interrogated. After study selection, two authors utilizing a standardized data extraction form collected the data independently...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179134/a-randomised-phase-ii-study-of-chemoradiotherapy-with-or-without-nimotuzumab-in-locally-advanced-oesophageal-cancer-nice-trial
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Gilberto de Castro Junior, José Getúlio Segalla, Sérgio Jobim de Azevedo, Carlos José Andrade, Daniel Grabarz, Bruno de Araújo Lima França, Auro Del Giglio, Nicolas Silva Lazaretti, Maria Nunes Álvares, José Luiz Pedrini, Celio Kussumoto, João Nunes de Matos Neto, Nora Manoukian Forones, Hezio Jadir Fernandes Júnior, Giuliano Borges, Gustavo Girotto, Ismael Dale Cotrim Guerreiro da Silva, Fauze Maluf-Filho, Nils Gunnar Skare
PURPOSE: Chemoradiotherapy is the standard treatment for patients with inoperable locally advanced oesophageal cancer. We sought to assess the safety and efficacy of chemoradiation combined with nimotuzumab, a humanised antibody directed against epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Untreated patients with inoperable locally advanced oesophageal cancer and no distant metastases were randomised to chemoradiotherapy (cisplatin and fluorouracil combined with external beam radiation) alone or in combination with nimotuzumab...
November 24, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174789/simplifying-resect-and-discard-strategies-for-real-time-assessment-of-diminutive-colorectal-polyps
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Daniel von Renteln, Tonya Kaltenbach, Amit Rastogi, Joseph C Anderson, Thomas Roesch, Roy Soetikno, Heiko Pohl
BACKGROUND & AIMS: During endoscopy, the resect and discard strategy, if performed with high confidence, can be used to determine histologic features of diminutive colorectal polyps (5 mm or less). These polyps can then be removed and discarded without pathology assessment. However, the complexities of real-time optical assessment and follow-up management have provided challenges to widespread use of this approach. We aimed to determine the outcomes of simple alternative strategies, in which all diminutive polyps can be resected and discarded...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168025/relationship-between-the-severity-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-and-sleep-apnea-using-drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-dise
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Joong Seob Lee, Sung Jae Heo, Jung Soo Kim, Dongbin Ahn, Jin Ho Sohn, Heejin Kim
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to identify the following associations: (1) severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR)-related clinical parameters, such as reflux finding score (RFS), reflux symptom index (RSI), and LPR-health-related quality of life (LPR-HRQOL) and (2) complete obstruction on drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) and LPR-related clinical parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects included the OSAS patients without surgery history and all patients perform the polysomnography (PSG) and DISE for their OSAS...
November 22, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159599/delayed-gastric-emptying-following-laparoscopic-repair-of-very-large-hiatus-hernias-impairs-quality-of-life
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David S Liu, Chek Tog, Hou K Lim, Peter Stiven, Sarah K Thompson, David I Watson, Ahmad Aly
BACKGROUND: Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) following hiatus hernia surgery may affect a substantial number of patients with adverse clinical consequences. Here, we aim to evaluate the impact of DGE following laparoscopic repair of very large hiatus hernias on patients' quality of life, gastrointestinal symptomatology, and daily function. METHODS: Analysis of data collected from a multicenter prospective randomised trial of patients who underwent laparoscopic mesh versus sutured repair of very large hiatus hernias (>50% of stomach in chest)...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153075/is-whole-colon-investigation-by-colonoscopy-computerised-tomography-colonography-or-barium-enema-necessary-for-all-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-symptoms-and-for-which-patients-would-flexible-sigmoidoscopy-suffice-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Wendy Atkin, Kate Wooldrage, Urvi Shah, Kate Skinner, Jeremy P Brown, Willie Hamilton, Ines Kralj-Hans, Michael R Thompson, Karen G Flashman, Steve Halligan, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Margaret Vance, Amanda J Cross
BACKGROUND: For patients referred to hospital with suspected colorectal cancer (CRC), it is current standard clinical practice to conduct an examination of the whole colon and rectum. However, studies have shown that an examination of the distal colorectum using flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) can be a safe and clinically effective investigation for some patients. These findings require validation in a multicentre study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the links between patient symptoms at presentation and CRC risk by subsite, and to provide evidence of whether or not FS is an effective alternative to whole-colon investigation (WCI) in patients whose symptoms do not suggest proximal or obstructive disease...
November 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149644/assessing-the-risk-of-laparoscopic-morcellation-of-occult-uterine-sarcomas-during-hysterectomy-and-myomectomy-literature-review-and-the-isge-recommendations
#18
REVIEW
Ornella Sizzi, Lucia Manganaro, Alfonso Rossetti, Matteo Saldari, Giuseppe Florio, Alessandro Loddo, Robert Zurawin, Bruno van Herendael, Dusan Djokovic
OBJECTIVE: This project of the International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE) had the objective to review the literature and provide recommendations on the occult sarcoma risk assessment in patients who are candidates for minimally invasive gynecological surgery involving intra-abdominal electromechanical tissue morcellation. STUDY DESIGN: The ISGE Task Force for Estimation of the Risk in Endoscopic Morcellation initially defined key topics and clinical questions which may guide a comprehensive preoperative patient assessment...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142513/sedation-for-routine-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-procedures-a-review-on-efficacy-safety-efficiency-cost-and-satisfaction
#19
REVIEW
Otto S Lin
Most gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures are now performed with sedation. Moderate sedation using benzodiazepines and opioids continue to be widely used, but propofol sedation is becoming more popular because its unique pharmacokinetic properties make endoscopy almost painless, with a very predictable and rapid recovery process. There is controversy as to whether propofol should be administered only by anesthesia professionals (monitored anesthesia care) or whether properly trained non-anesthesia personnel can use propofol safely via the modalities of nurse-administered propofol sedation, computer-assisted propofol sedation or nurse-administered continuous propofol sedation...
October 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129973/are-the-symptoms-of-an-nsaid-induced-ulcer-truly-milder-than-those-of-an-ordinary-ulcer
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Toshihiko Tomita, Sumire Mori, Katsuyuki Tozawa, Eitatsu Arai, Nobuo Tano, Hideo Oka, Yongmin Kim, Takashi Abe, Yoshio Ohda, Tadayuki Oshima, Hirokazu Fukui, Jiro Watari, Hiroto Miwa
Objective: The percentage of patients with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and low-dose aspirin- (LDA-) induced ulcers who complain of gastrointestinal symptoms has generally been considered to be low. The aim of this study was to examine and compare the symptoms and quality of life (QOL) at peptic ulcer onset. Methods: This study involved 200 patients who were confirmed by endoscopy to be in the acute stage of gastroduodenal ulcer (A1-H1). Patients completed a self-administered questionnaire (Global Overall Symptom score and SF-8) at ulcer onset, and data were compared between NSAIDs/LDA ulcers and non-NSAIDs/LDA ulcers...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
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