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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141860/multicenter-evaluation-of-octreotide-as-secondary-prophylaxis-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices-and-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Keyur B Shah, Sampath Gunda, Sitaramesh Emani, Manreet K Kanwar, Nir Uriel, Paolo C Colombo, Patricia A Uber, Melissa L Sears, Joyce Chuang, David J Farrar, Donald F Brophy, George B Smallfield
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is one of the most common complications after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. More than one third of patients with incident bleed go on to develop recurrent GI bleeding. Octreotide, a somatostatin analog, is proposed to reduce the risk of recurrent GI bleeding in this population. METHODS AND RESULTS: This multicenter, retrospective analysis evaluated 51 continuous-flow left ventricular assist device patients who received secondary prophylaxis with octreotide after their index GI bleed from 2009 to 2015...
November 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129158/practical-gastrointestinal-investigation-of-iron-deficiency-anaemia
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Anjan K Banerjee, Valerio Celentano, Jim Khan, Gaius Longcroft-Wheaton, Amanda Quine, Pradeep Bhandari
About 10% of oesophagogastroduodenoscopies (OGDs) and colonoscopies are done for investigation of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) . Much of the existing guidance on investigation of IDA predates CRC screening, which has driven significant improvements in colonoscopy quality and completion rates, as well as a reduction in Helicobacter pylori prevalence and increase in PPI usage, and therefore probably needs re-consideration. New investigations, e.g. CT colonography, enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy have also been introduced...
November 13, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124121/patients-comorbidities-reduce-the-clinical-value-of-emergency-colonoscopy-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Cristiano Cremone, Anouk Esch, Charlotte Gagniere, Alessandro Fugazza, Faria Mesli, Michael Levy, Aurelien Amiot, Alexis Laurent, Yann LeBaleur, Francois Hemery, Nicolas De'Angelis, Francesco Brunetti, Iradj Sobhani
Background and study aims:  Urgent endoscopy is often used to diagnose and sometimes treat acute upper gastrointestinal syndromes (hemorrhage, toxic ingestion, and occlusion). However, its suitability concerning the management of lower gastrointestinal conditions in emergency circumstances is controversial. Patients and methods:  We studied the role of emergency colonoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of all consecutive patients presenting with acute lower gastrointestinal symptoms referred to our hospital on an emergency basis...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100227/utility-of-the-shock-index-for-risk-stratification-in-patients-with-acute-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Supannee Rassameehiran, Jirapat Teerakanok, Sakolwan Suchartlikitwong, Kenneth Nugent
OBJECTIVES: Patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) frequently require hospitalization, and a small but significant percentage of these patients have adverse outcomes. Risk-scoring tools can help clinicians organize care and make predictions about outcomes. The shock index (heart rate divided by systolic blood pressure) has been used in multiple acute disorders and has the potential to identify patients with UGIB who are at risk for adverse outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the electronic medical records of patients admitted with UGIB between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015...
November 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095285/upper-and-lower-gastrointestinal-endoscopies-in-patients-over-85-years-of-age-risk-benefit-evaluation-of-a-longitudinal-cohort
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Raphaël Clere-Jehl, Mickael Schaeffer, Thomas Vogel, Michele Kiesmann, Jean-Louis Pasquali, Emmanuel Andres, Anne Bourgarit, Bernard Goichot
After age 85, upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy may be indicated in 5% to 10% of inpatients, but the risk-benefit ratio is unknown. We studied patients older than 85 years undergoing upper and lower GI endoscopy.We analyzed a retrospective cohort of inpatients older than 85 years between 2004 and 2012, all explored by upper and complete lower GI endoscopy. Initial indications, including iron deficiency anemia (IDA), other anemias, GI bleeding, weight loss, and GI symptoms, were noted, as were endoscopy or anesthesia complications, immediate endoscopic diagnosis, and the ability to modify the patients' therapeutics...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093594/-perforated-gastric-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Víctor M Lizarzaburu Rodríguez, César A Miñano García, Jeanne Caballero Egusquiza, Carlos Vásquez Castillo, Edwin Castro Hurtado
Lymphomas are solid tumors of the lymphatic system and these are divided into Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin tumors may originate from non-nodal tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract and they are considered primary when extranodal involvement is equal to or greater than 75% according to the nodal involvement. Extranodal gastrointestinal lymphomas represent 1% to 4% of tumors of the digestive tract, and 10 to 15% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The stomach is the most common extranodal lymphomas site...
July 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071416/feasibility-and-safety-of-a-novel-magnetic-assisted-capsule-endoscope-system-in-a-preliminary-examination-for-upper-gastrointestinal-tract
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Gi-Shih Lien, Ming-Shun Wu, Chun-Nan Chen, Chih-Wen Liu, Fat-Moon Suk
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM: Current capsule endoscopy procedures are ineffective for upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract examination because they do not allow for operator-controlled navigation of the capsule. External controllability of a capsule endoscope with an applied magnetic field is a possible solution to this problem. We developed a novel magnetic-assisted capsule endoscope (MACE) system to visualize the entire upper GI tract. The present study evaluated the safety and feasibility of the MACE system for the examination of the upper GI tract, including the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum...
October 25, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063898/pattern-of-presentation-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-among-patients-with-dyspepsia-in-kano-nigeria
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Abubakar Sadiq Maiyaki, Musa Muhammed Borodo, Adamu Alhaji Samaila, Abdulmumini Yakubu
BACKGROUND: Dyspepsia is a symptom complex rather than a specific disease entity. It can be caused by both organic and functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) though a common digestive disorder worldwide is scarcely reported in Nigeria. The aim of this study is to determine the pattern of presentation of GORD among patients with dyspepsia. METHODS: One hundred and seventy dyspeptic patients were recruited consecutively as they were referred to the Gastroenterology Unit of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for upper GI endoscopy...
October 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060567/gastrointestinal-bleeding-detection-in-wireless-capsule-endoscopy-images-using-handcrafted-and-cnn-features
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Xiao Jia, Max Q-H Meng
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding detection plays an essential role in wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) examination. In this paper, we present a new approach for WCE bleeding detection that combines handcrafted (HC) features and convolutional neural network (CNN) features. Compared with our previous work, a smaller-scale CNN architecture is constructed to lower the computational cost. In experiments, we show that the proposed strategy is highly capable when training data is limited, and yields comparable or better results than the latest methods...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055071/advanced-diagnostic-endoscopy-in-lower-gi-a-review-of-jges-core-sessions
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REVIEW
Shiro Oka, Shinji Tanaka, Yasushi Sano, Yusuke Saitoh, Ryo Shimoda, Hisao Tajiri
At the 89(th) -92(nd) Congress of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society, a series of featured discussion sessions concerning advanced diagnostic endoscopy in the lower gastrointestinal tract were presented each year. In total 45 lectures were presented in regard to this subject area. It was revealed that several convenient and less invasive colonoscopic modalities have been developed in recent years. This review article summarizes these core sessions and the efficacy of the techniques discussed. This article is protected by copyright...
October 20, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054895/lemierre-s-syndrome-variant-of-the-gut
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Thomas E Mellor, Natalie Mitchell, Jessica Logan
Infectious suppurative thrombophlebitis of the portal venous system, referred to as pylephlebitis, is a rare complication of intra-abdominal inflammatory processes. Advances in diagnostics and antibiotics have improved survival, but mortality remains remarkably high even in the most recent literature. The majority of patients have concomitant bacteraemia on presentation most commonly with typical gastrointestinal (GI) organisms. On rare occasion, patients have culture positive Fusobacterium, which has recently been associated with occult GI and genitourinary malignancies...
October 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051893/eosinophilic-enteritis-a-delayed-diagnosis
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Ankita Munjal, Abdulhameed Al-Sabban, Kathryn Bull-Henry
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders are a rare and complex group of disorders that are characterized by eosinophilic infiltration of the gastrointestinal tract. Patients often present with a wide range of signs and symptoms as any length or layer of the GI tract can be involved such as mucosal, muscular, or serosal. As a part of the workup, patients frequently undergo computed tomography scans and multiple endoscopies before the diagnosis is finally made as was true in our case of a 59-year-old male patient presenting with 2 months of nausea, abdominal pain, and weight loss...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045348/choice-of-endoscopic-procedure-in-children-with-clinically-suspected-gastrointestinal-graft-versus-host-disease
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Thomas Mårtensson, Attila Szakos, Karin Mellgren, Jacek Toporski, Johan Arvidson, Thomas H Casswall, Britt Gustafsson
OBJECTIVES: Gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease (GI-GVHD) is a potentially life-threatening complication after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Symptoms indicating GI-GVHD motivates endoscopy with biopsy sampling and histopathological confirmation. However, optimal extent of endoscopy in children is presently unknown. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate if biopsies from the rectosigmoid area versus the rest of the colon/ileocolon with or without biopsies from simultaneous upper endoscopy, were equally reliable for detection of GI-GVHD and relevant differential diagnoses...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042857/clinical-implications-of-associations-between-headache-and-gastrointestinal-disorders-a-study-using-the-hallym-smart-clinical-data-warehouse
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Sang-Hwa Lee, Jae-June Lee, Youngsuk Kwon, Jong-Ho Kim, Jong-Hee Sohn
BACKGROUND: The brain and gastrointestinal (GI) tract are strongly connected via neural, endocrine, and immune pathways. Previous studies suggest that headaches, especially migraines, may be associated with various GI disorders. However, upper GI endoscopy in migraineurs has shown a low prevalence of abnormal findings. Also, the majority of studies have not demonstrated an association between Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and migraine, although a pathogenic role for HP infection in migraines has been suggested...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040487/pedunculated-liposarcoma-of-the-esophagus
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G B Salis, J C Albertengo, M Bruno, G Palau, R González Villaveirán, D Lombardo, V Villafañe, C Zorraquín, M Ghigliani
Polypoid tumours of the esophagus present diagnostic and therapeutic problems. Liposarcomas are infrequent among them. We report a recent case. A 73-year-old male patient was seen in May 1995 in the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department, Clinica Modelo de Morón, with intermittent dysphagia and dyspnoea due to recurrent vomiting. A laryngeal lineal tomography showed a subglottic obstruction due to extrinsic compression. The patient was referred to the Gastroenterology Department, where an upper gastrointestinal (upper GI) series demonstrated mega-esophagus with abundant retained food...
November 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037773/use-of-n-acetylcysteine-plus-simethicone-to-improve-the-mucosal-visibility-during-upper-gi-endoscopy-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hugo Monrroy, Jose Ignacio Vargas, Esteban Glasinovic, Roberto Candia, Emilio Azúa, Camila Gálvez, Camila Rojas, Natalia Cabrera, Josefa Vidaurre, Natalia Álvarez, Jessica González, Alberto Espino, Robinson González, Adolfo Parra-Blanco
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Upper GI endoscopy (UGE) is essential for diagnosis of gastrointestinal diseases. Mucus and bubbles may decrease mucosal visibility. The use of mucolytics could improve visualization. Our aim was to determine whether premedication with Simethicone or Simethicone plus N-acetylcysteine is effective improving visibility during UGE. METHODS: This was a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial with 2 control groups: no intervention (NI) and water 100 mL (W); and 3 intervention groups: simethicone 200 mg (S); S+NAC 500 mg (S+NAC500); and S+NAC 1000 mg (S+NAC1000)...
October 13, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026737/eosinophilic-gastrointestinal-disorder-presenting-as-intractable-vomiting-and-ascites-in-a-young-girl
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Ji Yoon Kwon, Ji Sun Huh, Bo Kyung Je, Kwang Dae Hong, Jee Hyun Lee
Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) is a rare disease in children that affects the bowel wall, with eosinophilic infiltration in the absence of any other causes for eosinophilia. The etiology remains unknown, but allergies and immunological imbalance are suspected triggers. We encountered a case of serosal EGID presenting as intractable vomiting and ascites in a 9-year-old girl, after influenza virus infection. Peripheral eosinophilia was not present. The diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy of the bowel wall through laparotomy and endoscopy, and controlled by 2 courses of steroid therapy due to recurring symptoms...
September 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024324/clinical-implications-of-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-systemic-amyloidosis
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T Yen, F W Chen, R M Witteles, M Liedtke, L A Nguyen
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in systemic amyloidosis patients are poorly characterized. This purpose of this study is to define the epidemiology and clinical implications of such symptoms. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 583 amyloid patients seen at a tertiary referral center. Of 96 symptomatic patients, 82 received endoscopic biopsies, subsequently grouped into those with histologic evidence of GI amyloid (biopsy proven) vs without (biopsy absent)...
October 10, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991077/surveillance-of-duodenal-polyposis-in-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-should-the-spigelman-score-be-modified
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EDITORIAL
Isabelle Sourrouille, Jérémie H Lefèvre, Conor Shields, Chrystelle Colas, Jerôme Bellanger, Benoît Desaint, Francois Paye, Emmanuel Tiret, Yann Parc
BACKGROUND: Duodenal polyposis is a manifestation of adenomatous polyposis that predisposes to duodenal or ampullary adenocarcinoma. Duodenal polyposis is monitored by upper GI endoscopies and may require iterative resections and prophylactic radical surgical treatment when malignancy is threatening. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate severity scoring for surveillance and treatment in a large series of duodenal polyposis. DESIGN: From 1982 to 2014, every patient surveyed by upper GI endoscopies for duodenal polyposis was included...
November 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986313/impact-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-caused-by-the-nap1-rt027-strain-on-severity-and-recurrence-during-an-outbreak-and-transition-to-endemicity-in-a-mexican-tertiary-care-center
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Karla María Tamez-Torres, Pedro Torres-González, Francisco Leal-Vega, Ariana García-Alderete, Norma Irene López García, Raquel Mendoza-Aguilar, Arturo Galindo-Fraga, Miriam Bobadilla-Del Valle, Alfredo Ponce de León, José Sifuentes-Osornio
OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical characteristics, outcomes, and factors associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) due to ribotype 027 (RT027) and recurrence, including an outbreak period, with transition to endemicity. METHODS: A case-control study was performed. Clinical and demographic data were collected for patients with CDI during the period January 2008 to December 2015. Ribotyping of the isolates and PCR for toxin A, B, and binary were performed...
October 3, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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