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Diogo Turiani Hourneaux De Moura, Luiz Henrique M Mestieri, Spencer Cheng, Gustavo Luis Rodela, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux De Moura, Paulo Sakai, Joel F Oliveira, Everson L Artifon
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March 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Koki Takaki, Andrew J Wade, Chris D Collins
New models for estimating bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in the agricultural food chain were developed using recent improvements to plant uptake and cattle transfer models. One model named AgriSim was based on K OW regressions of bioaccumulation in plants and cattle, while the other was a steady-state mechanistic model, AgriCom. The two developed models and European Union System for the Evaluation of Substances (EUSES), as a benchmark, were applied to four reported food chain (soil/air-grass-cow-milk) scenarios to evaluate the performance of each model simulation against the observed data...
February 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Mohamed O Othman, Brian Davis, Irene Saroseik, Alireza Torabi, Richard W McCallum
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: EUS-guided FNA biopsies of the muscularis propria of the gastric wall in patients with gastroparesis could replace the routine use of surgical full-thickness biopsies for assessing the loss of the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) and cellular infiltrates in the myenteric plexus. We investigated the efficacy and safety of EUS-guided FNA biopsies of the muscularis propria of the gastric antrum in gastroparesis and compared the tissue with a surgically obtained full-thickness biopsy specimen in the same patient...
February 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Shayan Irani, Todd H Baron, Ian S Grimm, Mouen A Khashab
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Nonsurgical techniques for gallbladder drainage are percutaneous, and endoscopic. EUS-guided transmural gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) is a relatively new approach, although data are limited. Our aim was to describe the outcome after EUS-GBD with a lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective review of prospectively collected data on 15 nonsurgical patients who underwent EUS-GBD for various indications. Procedures were performed at 3 tertiary care centers with expertise in the management of complex biliary problems...
December 2015: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Bradley W Mathers, Harold A Harvey, Charles E Dye, Brandy Dougherty-Hamod, Matthew T Moyer
Endoscopic ultrasonography with fine needle infusion (EUS-FNI) of alcohol is the most reported method for EUS-guided tumor ablation. Several studies have reported successful EUS-guided ablation of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. However, these tumors have been relatively small (< 3 cm). In this report, a 50-year-old man with a metastatic carcinoid tumor with a large porta hepatis mass was referred to our clinic for EUS-guided ethanol ablation. After two separate EUS-FNI ablations, there was a 36 % reduction in tumor size (9...
December 2014: Endoscopy International Open
Sujievvan Chandran, Rhys Vaughan, Marios Efthymiou, Joseph Sia, Christopher Hamilton
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The 5-year survival rates for gastric cancer remain poor despite evolving therapies, and fiducial insertion via endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is novel within this setting. We aimed to assess the feasibility of fiducial insertion for response assessment and anatomic localization in patients with gastric cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective phase II feasibility study was undertaken at Austin Health (Victoria, Australia) from February 2011 to November 2012...
September 2014: Endoscopy International Open
Hisakazu Matsumoto, Kousuke Minaga, Yukitaka Yamashita, Hiroyoshi Iwagami, Keiichi Hatamaru, Yasuki Nakatani, Takuji Akamatsu, Takeshi Seta, Shunji Urai, Yoshito Uenoyama
A 91-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with a primary complaint of hematochezia. A rectal submucosal tumor and an acute hemorrhagic rectal ulcer were noted on colonoscopy. After hemostasis was achieved with APC, the patient was diagnosed with a GIST by EUS-FNA. We performed TAE of the middle and inferior rectal artery to secure hemostasis, because these arteries were also observed to be bleeding during hospitalization. A CT scan and colonoscopy revealed that the rectal GIST had reduced and that the acute rectal ulcer had been successfully treated...
June 2015: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Reem Z Sharaiha, Ersilia M DeFilippis, Prashant Kedia, Monica Gaidhane, Christine Boumitri, Huei-Wen Lim, Eugene Han, Harkarit Singh, Saad S Ghumman, Thomas Kowalski, David Loren, Michel Kahaleh, Ali Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic transmural drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts (PPs) by using double-pigtail (DP) plastic stents requires placement of multiple stents and can be restricted by inadequate drainage and leakage risk. Recently, the use of fully covered self-expanding metal stents (FCSEMSs) has been reported as an alternative to DP plastic stents. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes, success rate, and adverse events of EUS-guided drainage of PPs with DP plastic stents and FCSEMSs...
November 2015: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Simone Mocellin, Sandro Pasquali
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is proposed as an accurate diagnostic device for the locoregional staging of gastric cancer, which is crucial to developing a correct therapeutic strategy and ultimately to providing patients with the best chance of cure. However, despite a number of studies addressing this issue, there is no consensus on the role of EUS in routine clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: To provide both a comprehensive overview and a quantitative analysis of the published data regarding the ability of EUS to preoperatively define the locoregional disease spread (i...
February 6, 2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issam Al-Najami, Alan Patrick Ainsworth
INTRODUCTION: Incidental findings are often seen at computed tomographies (CT). This study describes patients who had an endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) because of an incidental finding in the pancreas/bile duct. METHODS: Patients referred for EUS between September 2012 and September 2013 because of an incidental finding in the pancreas/bile duct at a CT were prospectively enrolled. After EUS, the findings of this procedure were noted together with the plan for further diagnostic work-up or therapy...
March 2015: Danish Medical Journal
Augustin Attwell, Sharon Sams, Norio Fukami
AIM: To study the clinical, endoscopic, sonographic, and cytologic features of ectopic pancreas (EP). METHODS: This was a retrospective study performed at an academic referral center including two hospitals. Institutional review board approval was obtained. Patients referred to the University Hospital or Denver Health Medical Center Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Lab for gastroduodenal subepithelial lesions (SEL) with a final diagnosis of EP between January 2009 and December 2013 were identified...
February 28, 2015: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Vanja Giljaca, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Yemisi Takwoingi, David Higgie, Goran Poropat, Davor Štimac, Brian R Davidson
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) are tests used in the diagnosis of common bile duct stones in patients suspected of having common bile duct stones prior to undergoing invasive treatment. There has been no systematic review of the accuracy of EUS and MRCP in the diagnosis of common bile duct stones using appropriate reference standards. OBJECTIVES: To determine and compare the accuracy of EUS and MRCP for the diagnosis of common bile duct stones...
February 26, 2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Simone Mocellin, Sandro Pasquali
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is proposed as an accurate diagnostic device for the locoregional staging of gastric cancer, which is crucial to developing a correct therapeutic strategy and ultimately to providing patients with the best chance of cure. However, despite a number of studies addressing this issue, there is no consensus on the role of EUS in routine clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: To provide both a comprehensive overview and a quantitative analysis of the published data regarding the ability of EUS to preoperatively define the locoregional disease spread (i...
2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Vinay Dhir, Takao Itoi, Paul Fockens, Manuel Perez-Miranda, Mouen A Khashab, Dong Wan Seo, Ai Ming Yang, Khek Yu Lawrence, Amit Maydeo
BACKGROUND: EUS-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) has emerged as an alternative rescue method in patients with failed ERCP. Opportunities for teaching and training are limited because of a low case volume at most centers. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a stereolithography/3-dimensional (3D) printing bile duct prototype for teaching and training in EUS-BD. DESIGN: Prospective observational feasibility study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center...
February 2015: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Nobuhiko Fukuba, Takafumi Yuki, Shunji Ishihara, Hiroki Sonoyama, Yasumasa Tada, Ryusaku Kusunoki, Akihiko Oka, Naoki Oshima, Ichiro Moriyama, Kousaku Kawashima, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
A flat, elevated lesion measuring 5 mm in diameter was found in the gastric body of an 80-year-old man. A biopsy showed moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma, and endoscopic ultrasonography revealed a hypoechoic mass located in the submucosa. Endoscopic submucosal dissection was subsequently performed, and a pathological examination revealed a tumor composed of adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine carcinoma with submucosal infiltration. The pathological diagnosis was gastric mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma (MANEC)...
2014: Internal Medicine
Shan-yu Qin, Xiu-ping Lu, Hai-xing Jiang
Surgical resection is a standard treatment for insulinomas; however, it is associated with a high risk of complications and limited to specific suitable candidates. In recent years, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided ethanol ablation of insulinomas has emerged as a new therapeutic option, especially for elderly patients and candidates unfit for surgery. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of this technique for insulinomas. Four patients diagnosed with insulinomas based on EUS-fine-needle aspiration and immunohistochemistry results underwent EUS-guided 95% ethanol ablation...
September 2014: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sachin Wani, Ananya Das, Amit Rastogi, Jennifer Drahos, Winifred Ricker, Ruth Parsons, Ajay Bansal, Roy Yen, Lindsay Hosford, Meghan Jankowski, Prateek Sharma, Michael B Cook
BACKGROUND: The advantages of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and computed tomography (CT)-positron emission tomography (PET) with respect to survival for esophageal cancer patients are unclear. This study aimed to assess the effects of EUS, CT-PET, and their combination on overall survival with respect to cases not receiving these procedures. METHODS: Patients who were ≥66 years old when diagnosed with esophageal cancer were identified in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare linked database...
January 15, 2015: Cancer
Anders Meller Donatsky
The objective was to investigate whether transgastric Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) could be implemented safely in clinical practice. The experimental studies proved ultrasonography guided access through the stomach to be feasible and safe without iatrogenic complications. Although the technique was safe, further development is needed to increase reproducibility and reduce the procedural time used for gaining access. Closing the gastrotomy after the procedure can be performed easily by application of an endoscopic clip (Over-The-Scope-Clip)...
August 2014: Danish Medical Journal
Ala Abdel Jalil, Fateh A Elkhatib, Abdulah A Mahayni, Amer A Alkhatib
There is paucity in the literature on the use of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for evaluating the thyroid gland. We report the first case of primary papillary thyroid cancer diagnosed by using EUS and fine needle aspiration (FNA). A 66-year-old man underwent EUS for the evaluation of mediastinal lymphadenopathy. FNA of the lymph nodes showed benign findings. A hypoechoic mass was noted in the right lobe of the thyroid gland. Therefore, FNA was performed. The cytological results were consistent with primary papillary thyroid cancer...
July 2014: Clinical Endoscopy
Hyuk Soon Choi, Hoon Jai Chun, Min Ho Seo, Eun Sun Kim, Bora Keum, Yeon Seok Seo, Yoon Tae Jeen, Hong Sik Lee, Soon Ho Um, Chang Duck Kim, Ho Sang Ryu
Endoscopic submucosal dissection is an effective treatment modality for early gastric cancer (EGC), though the submucosal fibrosis found in ulcerative EGC is an obstacle for successful treatment. This report presents two cases of ulcerative EGC in two males, 73- and 80-year-old, with severe fibrosis. As endoscopic ultrasonography suggested that the EGCs had invaded the submucosal layer, the endoscopic submucosal tunnel dissection salvage technique was utilized for complete resection of the lesions. Although surgical gastrectomy was originally scheduled, the two patients had severe coronary heart disease, and surgeries were refused because of the risks associated with their heart conditions...
July 21, 2014: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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