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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039850/systematic-review-disease-activity-indices-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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REVIEW
Marijn J Warners, Pieter Hindryckx, Barrett G Levesque, Claire E Parker, Lisa M Shackelton, Reena Khanna, William J Sandborn, Geert R D'Haens, Brian G Feagan, Albert J Bredenoord, Vipul Jairath
OBJECTIVES: There is no clear consensus regarding the most appropriate measure(s) of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) disease activity. We aimed to identify all scoring indices used for the measurement of disease activity in EoE, appraise their operating properties, and discuss their value as outcome measures. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL (The Cochrane library) were searched from inception to 11 May 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs), cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies that reported outcomes to measure EoE disease activity or response to treatment were eligible...
October 17, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034352/screening-endoscopy-for-gastric-cancer-time-for-quality-control
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EDITORIAL
Eun Hye Kim, Chan Hyuk Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034350/function-preserving-surgery-for-gastric-cancer-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Souya Nunobe, Naoki Hiki
The number of early gastric cancer (EGC) cases has been increasing because of improved diagnostic procedures including endoscopy and screening systems. Therefore, function-preserving gastrectomy (FPG) for EGC with the expectation of better quality of life (QOL) after surgery may be increasingly utilized, due to its association with low rate of lymph node metastasis and excellent survival and the possibility of employing less invasive procedures such as laparoscopic gastrectomy in combination. Pylorus-preserving gastrectomy (PPG) with curative intent lymph node dissection is a representative FPG that has been used in EGC, and its superiorities, indications, limitations, and survival benefits have already been reported in several retrospective studies...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027183/actinic-cystitis-causes-treatment-and-experience-of-a-single-centre-in-the-last-five-years
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Mario S Mangano, Alberto De Gobbi, Matteo Ciaccia, Claudio Lamon, Francesco Beniamin, Luigino Maccatrozzo
INTRODUCTION: Actinic cystitis (AC) is the manifestation of symptoms and signs following pelvic radiotherapy.Pelvic radiotherapy produces both acute and chronic damage and such damage may have a devastating impact on the quality and on the amount of life of the patient. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the number of radical cystectomies that have become necessary in the last five years in our department for AC after radiation treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From February 2012 to February 2017, 11 patients underwent "open" cystectomy for AC...
October 11, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019856/cost-utility-analysis-thiopurines-plus-endoscopy-guided-biological-step-up-therapy-is-the-optimal-management-of-postoperative-crohn-s-disease
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Roberto Candia, David Naimark, Beate Sander, Geoffrey C Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Postoperative recurrence of Crohn's disease is common. This study sought to assess whether the postoperative management should be based on biological therapy alone or combined with thiopurines and whether the therapy should be started immediately after surgery or guided by either endoscopic or clinical recurrence. METHODS: A Markov model was developed to estimate expected health outcomes in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and costs in Canadian dollars (CAD$) accrued by hypothetical patients with high recurrence risk after ileocolic resection...
November 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019424/endoscopy-for-patients-affected-by-inflammatory-bowel-disease-bowel-preparation-and-sedation
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Cristina Bezzio, Paolo Andreozzi, Valentina Casini, Gianpiero Manes, Simone Saibeni
Endoscopy has a key role in the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is helpful in the diagnosis, in case of relapse, refractoriness, before therapeutic changes, after surgery as well as in the assessment of mucosal healing and in the surveillance of colo-rectal cancer. Patients IBD are intended to undergo several times the examination during their lifespan. Bowel preparation and sedation highly contribute to high-quality colonoscopy. Areas covered: Few studies addressed preparation and sedation in the field of inflammatory bowel disease...
October 11, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993136/rebamipide-solution-a-novel-submucosal-injection-material-to-promote-healing-speed-and-healing-quality-of-ulcers-induced-by-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection
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Ai Fujimoto, Toshio Uraoka, Toshihiro Nishizawa, Masayuki Shimoda, Osamu Goto, Yasutoshi Ochiai, Tadateru Maehata, Teppei Akimoto, Yutaka Mitsunaga, Motoki Sasaki, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Naohisa Yahagi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Rebamipide was administered perorally to protect the gastric mucosa. We assessed the efficacy and safety of a novel rebamipide solution as a submucosal injection material for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) using an in vivo porcine model. METHODS: An endoscopist blinded to the test agents performed ESDs of hypothetical 30 mm lesions using a 2% rebamipide solution at 2 sites (rebamipide group) and a saline solution at the two other sites (control group) in the stomachs of 8 pigs...
October 6, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985669/establishment-of-next-generation-neurosurgery-research-and-training-laboratory-with-integrated-human-performance-monitoring
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Antonio Bernardo
Quality of neurosurgical care and patient outcomes are inextricably linked to surgical and technical proficiency and a thorough working knowledge of microsurgical anatomy. Neurosurgical laboratory-based cadaveric training is essential for the development and refinement of technical skills before their use on a living patient. Recent biotechnological advances including 3-dimensional (3D) microscopy and endoscopy, 3D printing, virtual reality, surgical simulation, surgical robotics, and advanced neuroimaging have proved to reduce the learning curve, improve conceptual understanding of complex anatomy, and enhance visuospatial skills in neurosurgical training...
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975147/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-treatment-modalities-for-acute-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Kathryn Oakland, Jennifer Isherwood, Conor Lahiff, Petra Goldsmith, Michael Desborough, Katherine S Colman, Richard Guy, Raman Uberoi, Michael F Murphy, James E East, Sally Hopewell, Vipul Jairath
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Investigations for lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) include flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, computed tomographic angiography (CTA), and angiography. All may be used to direct endoscopic, radiological or surgical treatment, although their optimal use is unknown. The aims of this study were to determine the diagnostic and therapeutic yields of endoscopy, CTA, and angiography for managing LGIB, and their influence on rebleeding, transfusion, and hospital stay...
October 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972942/the-effect-of-stable-bedding-materials-on-dust-levels-microbial-air-contamination-and-equine-respiratory-health
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Agnieszka Kwiatkowska-Stenzel, Dorota Witkowska, Janina Sowińska, Artur Stopyra
The choice of bedding material affects the quality of air in a stable and, consequently, the respiratory health of horses and humans. The risk of respiratory problems can be mitigated by improving the quality of air in the stable. The choice of bedding material is particularly important in cold climate conditions where horses are kept indoors throughout the year. This study examined the impact of three bedding materials: straw (S), peat with shavings (PS), and crushed wood pellets (CWP). The investigated factors were air contamination, including dust contamination and microbial (bacterial and fungal) contamination, and the condition of the equine respiratory tract...
September 25, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964567/comparison-of-snoring-sounds-between-natural-and-drug-induced-sleep-recorded-using-a-smartphone
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Soo Kweon Koo, Soon Bok Kwon, Ji Seung Moon, Sang Hoon Lee, Ho Byung Lee, Sang Jun Lee
OBJECTIVES: Snoring is an important clinical feature of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and recent studies suggest that the acoustic quality of snoring sounds is markedly different in drug-induced sleep compared with natural sleep. However, considering differences in sound recording methods and analysis parameters, further studies are required. This study explored whether acoustic analysis of drug-induced sleep is useful as a screening test that reflects the characteristics of natural sleep in snoring patients...
September 27, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961577/predictors-of-no-show-rate-in-the-gi-endoscopy-suite-at-a-safety-net-academic-medical-center
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Asim Shuja, Ciel Harris, Petra Aldridge, Miguel Malespin, Silvio W de Melo
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Noncompliance with physician and procedure appointments is associated with poor disease control and worse disease outcomes. This also impacts the quality of care, decreases efficiency, and affects revenue. Studies have shown that no-show rates are higher in clinics caring for underserved populations and may contribute to poorer health outcomes in this group. METHODS: We performed a 17-month retrospective observational cohort study of patients scheduled for outpatient procedures in the Gastroenterology endoscopy suite at the University of Florida Health, Jacksonville...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961125/are-current-advances-of-compression-algorithms-for-capsule-endoscopy-enough-a-technical-review
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Mohammad Wajih Alam, Md Mehedi Hasan, Shahed Khan Mohammed, Farah Deeba, Khan A Wahid
The recent technological advances in capsule endoscopy system has revolutionized the healthcare system by introducing new techniques and functionalities in the system to diagnose entire gastrointestinal tract which resulted in better diagnostic accuracy, reducing hospitalization, and improving its clinical outcome. Although many benefits of present capsule endoscopy are known, there are still significant drawbacks with respect to conventional endoscope system including size, battery life, bandwidth, image quality and higher frame rate, which has restricted its wide use...
September 26, 2017: IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958906/the-impact-of-advanced-endoscopic-imaging-on-barrett-s-esophagus-in-daily-clinical-practice
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Sabina Beg, Mussa Mensa, Mark Fullard, Elizabeth Finerty, Paul Richman, Anthony Leahy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Several advanced imaging techniques have been proposed to improve the visualization of dysplastic regions within Barrett's epithelium, with some evidence for the use of narrow-band imaging and acetic acid chromo-endoscopy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed consecutive cases of Barrett's esophagus, diagnosed using white-light endoscopy and confirmed histologically by the presence of intestinal metaplasia, between April 2007 and April 2010 in a large community hospital...
September 25, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947861/evaluating-efficacy-of-screening-for-upper-gastrointestinal-cancer-in-china-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Wanqing Chen, Hongmei Zeng, Ru Chen, Ruyi Xia, Zhixun Yang, Changfa Xia, Rongshou Zheng, Wenqiang Wei, Guihua Zhuang, Xueqin Yu, Jie He
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of screening procedure for upper gastrointestinal cancer in both high-risk and non-high-risk areas in China. SETTING: Seven cities/counties, representing three economical-geographical regions (Eastern, Central and Western) in China, were selected as screening centers: three in high-risk areas and four in non-high-risk areas. PARTICIPANTS: Villages/communities in these seven centers regarded as clusters were randomly assigned to either intervention group (screening by endoscopic examination) or control group (with normal community care) in a 1:1 ratio stratified by each center...
August 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
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
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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
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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)...
October 2017: Endoscopy
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