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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639045/passing-the-fundamentals-of-endoscopic-surgery-fes-exam-linking-specialty-choice-and-attitudes-about-endoscopic-surgery-to-success
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Aimee K Gardner, Michael B Ujiki, Brian J Dunkin
INTRODUCTION: Previous work has shown that up to 30% of graduating surgery residents fail the fundamentals of endoscopic surgery (FES) exam. This study investigated the extent to which FES pass rates differ in a specific sample of individuals who have chosen a career in GI surgery and to examine the relationships between FES performance and confidence in performing flexible endoscopy. METHODS: Fellows attending the 2016 SAGES Flexible Endoscopy Course were invited to complete the FES manual skills examination...
June 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637585/effects-of-periodontal-endoscopy-on-the-treatment-of-periodontitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yunchun Kuang, Bo Hu, Jin Chen, Ge Feng, Jinlin Song
BACKGROUND: For this systematic review, the authors evaluated and synthesized the available scientific evidence related to the effects of periodontal endoscopy on the treatment of periodontitis. METHODS: The authors searched PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Chinese Scientific Journals database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and Chinese Medicine Premier's Wanfang database for articles about periodontal endoscopy that were published through January 2017...
June 18, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633127/successful-endoscopic-treatment-of-gastric-phytobezoar-a-case-report
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Ippazio Ugenti, Elisabetta Travaglio, Elpiniki Lagouvardou, Onofrio Caputi Iambrenghi, Gennaro Martines
INTRODUCTION: Gastric bezoars are a rare condition associated with situations of gastric dysmotility and prior gastric surgery, though sometimes they can present without any risk factor. We describe the first successful treatment in medical literature of a large gastric bezoar in the outpatient setting through endoscopic fragmentation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old man was referred to our outpatient endoscopy clinic because of dyspepsia and epigastric pain. Upper GI endoscopy with a standard endoscope revealed a 10-cm-diameter gastric phytobezoar with necrotic pressure ulcer of the angulus...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631728/acg-and-cag-clinical-guideline-management-of-dyspepsia
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Paul M Moayyedi, Brian E Lacy, Christopher N Andrews, Robert A Enns, Colin W Howden, Nimish Vakil
We have updated both the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) guidelines on dyspepsia in a joint ACG/CAG dyspepsia guideline. We suggest that patients ≥60 years of age presenting with dyspepsia are investigated with upper gastrointestinal endoscopy to exclude organic pathology. This is a conditional recommendation and patients at higher risk of malignancy (such as spending their childhood in a high risk gastric cancer country or having a positive family history) could be offered an endoscopy at a younger age...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629608/laparotomy-and-intraoperative-enteroscopy-for-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding-before-and-after-the-era-of-video-capsule-endoscopy-and-deep-enteroscopy-a-tertiary-center-experience
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Wuttiporn Manatsathit, Usah Khrucharoen, Dennis M Jensen, O Joe Hines, Thomas Kovacs, Gordon Ohning, Rome Jutabha, Kevin Ghassemi, Gareth S Dulai, Gustavo Machicado
BACKGROUND: To evaluate roles of intraoperative endoscopy (IOE) in management of severe obscure GI bleeding (OGIB) before vs. after introduction of video capsule endoscopy (VCE) and deep enteroscopy (DE). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed prospectively collected data of patients undergoing IOE for severe OGIB in a tertiary referral center. RESULTS: 52 patients had laparotomy/IOE for OGIB, 11 pre and 41 post VCE/DE eras. In the pre VCE/DE era, 36...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625424/scheduling-non-operating-room-anesthesia-cases-in-endoscopy-using-the-sandbox-analogy
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Mitchell H Tsai, Leah A Cipri, Stephen E O'Donnell, J Matthew Fisher, Dimitrios A Andritsos
STUDY OBJECTIVE: For many hospitals, the non-operating room anesthesia (NORA) workload continues to expand. We developed a new NORA scheduling process with shared block time - a sandbox - amongst all of the gastroenterology groups and measured the efficacy of the intervention using basic operating room management metrics. DESIGN: Prospective analysis, statistical process control. SETTING: Academic, rural hospital; endoscopy suite; postoperative recovery area...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623057/clinical-outcomes-of-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-colorectal-tumors-a-large-multicenter-retrospective-study-of-hiroshima-gi-endoscopy-research-group
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Kazuki Boda, Shiro Oka, Shinji Tanaka, Shinji Nagata, Masaki Kunihiro, Toshio Kuwai, Yuko Hiraga, Akira Furudoi, Motomi Terasaki, Koichi Nakadoi, Makoto Higashiyama, Hideharu Okanobu, Morihisa Akagi, Kazuaki Chayama
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although advanced high-volume centers have reported good outcomes of colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), a limited number of highly skilled experts in specialized institutions performed these procedures. We undertook a retrospective multicenter survey, which included non-specialized hospitals, to investigate the clinical outcomes of colorectal ESD. PATIENTS & METHODS: We recruited 1233 consecutive patients with 1259 colorectal tumors resected by ESD at 12 institutions...
June 13, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621297/endoscopic-ultrasound-with-or-without-fine-needle-aspiration-has-a-meaningful-impact-on-clinical-care-in-the-pediatric-population
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Amit Raina, Maire A Conrad, Benjamin Sahn, Alireza Sedarat, Gregory G Ginsberg, Nuzhat A Ahmad, Vinay Chandrasekhara, Petar Mamula, Michael L Kochman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The safety and utility of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for the evaluation and management of gastrointestinal (GI) tract disorders among adults has been established. The literature on safety and efficacy in a pediatric referral population (under 21 years of age) is limited. We hypothesized that EUS is safe and useful in the pediatric population. We reviewed the pediatric EUS experience at a single tertiary-care system. We describe the indications, findings, safety, technical success rate, and impact on clinical outcomes...
May 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617072/evaluation-of-ninepoint-medical-s-nvision-vle-device-for-gastrointestinal-applications
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Jeffrey D Mosko, Douglas Pleskow
The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) has increased over the last few decades. With a known precursor lesion, Barrett's esophagus, this remains a target for screening and surveillance with the goal of detecting and providing curative treatment for early neoplasia. Areas covered: Current surveillance techniques rely on white light endoscopy and random tissue sampling which is time consuming, costly and prone to sampling error. Volumetric laser endomicroscopy (VLE), a second-generation optical coherence technology, has emerged as an advanced imaging modality with the potential to improve dysplasia detection, surveillance and subsequently prevent esophageal adenocarcinoma...
June 15, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614113/role-of-octreotide-in-pediatric-gastrointestinal-bleeding-secondary-to-angiodysplasia-in-children-with-right-heart-failure
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Kanika Puri, Robert Caldwell, Jean P Molleston
OBJECTIVES: Angiodysplasia is a relatively uncommon cause of GI bleeding in children and may be seen in right heart failure. Octreotide has been used successfully in adult patients with gastrointestinal bleeding due to angiodysplasias. METHODS: We describe two patients who had congenital heart disease with right heart failure and gastrointestinal bleeding from angiodysplasia. RESULTS: Angiodysplasia lesions were documented on traditional endoscopy and capsule endoscopy...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611336/safety-of-non-anesthesia-provider-administered-propofol-sedation-in-non-advanced-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-procedures-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Basavana Gouda, Gowri Gouda, Anuradha Borle, Akash Singh, Ashish Sinha, Preet M Singh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety of non-anesthesia provider (NAPP) administered propofol sedation in patients undergoing non-advanced gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane central register of controlled trials, Scopus, and Web of Science databases were searched for prospective observational trials involving non-advanced endoscopic procedures. From a total of 608 publications, 25 [colonoscopy (9), upper GI endoscopy (5), and combined procedures (11)] were identified to meet inclusion criteria and were analyzed...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609821/endoscopic-accessories-used-for-more-advanced-endoluminal-therapeutic-procedures
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REVIEW
Hyunsoo Chung
Endoscopic accessories describe an extensive variety of auxiliary instruments used for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Various endoscopic accessories have been developed over the previous few decades and are mostly used for treating neoplastic lesions, such as early gastrointestinal (GI) carcinomas and premalignant lesions. Because of extensive research on natural orifice endoluminal surgery (NOTES) in the early 2000s and recent technological developments, new devices have been developed for various advanced endoluminal therapeutic procedures...
May 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602066/analysis-of-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-by-dynamic-slow-motion-video-endoscopy-and-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-questionnaire-in-chronic-otitis-media
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Won Gue Han, Jun Yoo, Yoon Chan Rah, Jiwon Chang, Gi Jung Im, Jae-Jun Song, Sung Won Chae, Hak Hyun Jung, June Choi
Objectives: Eustachian tube dysfunction has been associated with most cases of middle-ear disease. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of dynamic slow motion video endoscopy (DSVE) as a test of eustachian tube dysfunction. Furthermore, we assessed the correlation of the test with the Valsalva maneuver, the seven-item Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Questionnaire (ETDQ-7), and intraoperative findings of the eustachian tube. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed medical records from April to September 2014 to identify patients who were diagnosed with chronic otitis media (COM) at Korea University Ansan Hospital...
June 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599492/histological-evaluations-of-primary-lesions-are-independently-associated-with-prognosis-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer-who-receive-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Tomomitsu Tahara, Tomoyuki Shibata, Masaaki Okubo, Dai Yoshida, Tomohiko Kawamura, Noriyuki Horiguchi, Takamitsu Ishizuka, Mitsuo Nagasaka, Yoshihito Nakagawa, Naoki Ohmiya
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy may improve outcomes for patients with locally advanced gastric cancer (GC). To explore useful predictive factors for the response of advanced GC to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, tumor responses were assessed using computed tomography (CT) with histological based criteria. A total of 78 patients with advanced GC undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy were included. CT-based response assessment was performed following 2 courses of treatment. Histological evaluation of resected specimens was also performed according to the Japanese classification of gastric carcinoma...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585996/posterior-percutaneous-endoscopic-cervical-foraminotomy-and-diskectomy-with-unilateral-biportal-endoscopy
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Jae Hyun Park, Su Gi Jun, Je Tae Jung, Sang Jin Lee
This report describes a new, minimally invasive procedure, posterior percutaneous endoscopic cervical diskectomy, performed with a unilateral biportal endoscopic approach. The procedure is used to treat cervical foraminal soft disk protrusion. This report also describes the short-term results with this procedure. In 2015, 14 patients underwent this new, minimally invasive procedure. The technique was applied with a standard arthroscopy device and conventional spine instruments. The Neck Disability Index and visual analog scale scores for the neck and upper arm were evaluated, and 13 consecutive patients were included in the analysis...
June 6, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584569/angiographic-diagnosis-of-meckel-s-diverticulum-in-an-adult-patient-with-negative-scintigraphy
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Mark Kovacs, Jonathan Botstein, Stuart Braverman
A Meckel's diverticulum was diagnosed by mesenteric angiography in a 34 year-old patient who presented with hematochezia and dropping hemoglobin. The case demonstrates the challenges often encountered in workup of occult gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, and shows that angiographic diagnosis of Meckel's diverticulum is possible, even in the absence of angiographic evidence of active extravasation. Our patient had a previous non-diagnostic workup including upper and lower endoscopy, videocapsulography, and Technetium-99m pertechnetate (Tc-99m) scintigraphy...
March 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577763/alternatives-to-traditional-per-oral-endoscopy-for-screening
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REVIEW
Judith Offman, Rebecca C Fitzgerald
Barrett's esophagus (BE) predisposes patients to esophageal adenocarcinoma. 3 to 6% of individuals with gastro-esophageal reflux disease are estimated to have BE but only 20 to 25% of BE patients are currently diagnosed. The current gold standard for diagnosis of BE is per-oral upper GI endoscopy. As this is not suitable for large-scale screening, a number of alternative methods are currently being investigated: transnasal and video capsule endoscopy, endomicroscopy, cell collection devices like the cytosponge and biomarkers...
July 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573173/ex-vivo-experimental-study-on-the-thulium-laser-system-new-horizons-for-interventional-endoscopy-with-videos
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Gian Eugenio Tontini, Helmut Neumann, Alessandro Rimondi, Sara Vavassori, Barbara Bruni, Gregorio Cattignoli, Ping-Hong Zhou, Luca Pastorelli, Maurizio Vecchi
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  The Thulium laser system (TLS) is an emerging interventional tool adopted in many surgical specialties. Its 2.0-μm wavelength allows precise coagulation (0.2 - 0.4 mm in depth) and cutting, limiting the possibilities of collateral injuries. We tested the impact of the TLS for gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) ex vivo in pigs. MATERIALS AND METHODS:   Ex vivo porcine stomach and esophagus models underwent 2 POEMs, and 3 ESDs (mean diameter 3...
June 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572468/longterm-prognosis-of-121-patients-with-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-in-japan
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Naomi Tsurikisawa, Chiyako Oshikata, Arisa Kinoshita, Takahiro Tsuburai, Hiroshi Saito
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the risk factors for relapse or prognosis of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) in Japanese patients presenting to our hospital. METHODS: From June 1999 through March 2015, we retrospectively recruited 121 patients with EGPA according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria. Frequent relapse was defined as disease occurrence at least once every 2 years after a period of initial remission. The study endpoint was the last examination performed...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571180/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-and-its-association-with-body-mass-index-clinical-and-endoscopic-study
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Bhumika Vaishnav, Arvind Bamanikar, Pragati Maske, Anudeep Reddy, Sukanya Dasgupta
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is rapidly becoming a pandemic and poses a serious health risk to the individuals. Abdominal obesity is quite common in India and is a prime risk factor for diseases like diabetes, coronary artery disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), osteoarthritis etc. A complex and multifactorial aetiopathogenesis of GERD exists in presence of obesity. The current study focuses on high Body Mass Index (BMI), a marker of obesity, as a risk factor for GERD and aims for a better understanding of their complex association...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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