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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929060/laser-assisted-double-layer-endoscopic-repair-of-laryngeal-clefts-our-experience-in-11-cases
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Danah Aljomah, Jaber Alshammari
Laryngeal cleft is a rare congenital malformation of the respiratory tract leading to a high level of morbidity and mortality, recently being diagnosed with increased frequency. Management throughout the years included medical and surgical. The open surgical technique is more commonly used although it has higher risk and need longer post-operative care. Recently surgical endoscopic repair was introduced using different techniques. To evaluate the clinical features of infants and children presenting with laryngeal clefts, and review endoscopic management modality especially the technique and results of repair using double-layer (2 layers) technique...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924595/development-and-validation-of-an-algorithm-to-complete-colonoscopy-using-standard-endoscopes-in-patients-with-prior-incomplete-colonoscopy
#2
Melinda C Rogers, Andrew Gawron, David Grande, Rajesh N Keswani
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Incomplete colonoscopy may occur as a result of colon angulation (adhesions or diverticulosis), endoscope looping, or both. Specialty endoscopes/devices have been shown to successfully complete prior incomplete colonoscopies, but may not be widely available. Radiographic or other image-based evaluations have been shown to be effective but may miss small or flat lesions, and colonoscopy is often still indicated if a large lesion is identified. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an algorithm to determine the optimum endoscope to ensure completion of the examination in patients with prior incomplete colonoscopy...
September 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922233/endoscopic-versus-open-repair-for-craniosynostosis-in-infants-using-propensity-score-matching-to-compare-outcomes-a-multicenter-study-from-the-pediatric-craniofacial-collaborative-group
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Douglas R Thompson, David Zurakowski, Charles M Haberkern, Paul A Stricker, Petra M Meier
BACKGROUND: The North American Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG) established the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry to evaluate outcomes in infants and children undergoing craniosynostosis repair. The goal of this multicenter study was to utilize this registry to assess differences in blood utilization, intensive care unit (ICU) utilization, duration of hospitalization, and perioperative complications between endoscopic-assisted (ESC) and open repair in infants with craniosynostosis...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906274/flexible-bronchoscope-use-by-pulmonologists-in-collaboration-with-gastroenterologists-for-placement-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-via-transnasal-route-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-a-10-year-experience-in-a-single-cancer-institution
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Paulo J L Mota, Jorge Dionísio, José Duro da Costa, Sandra Faias
This study was conducted with the aim of evaluating a 10-year experience in the Pulmonology Department of a cancer center for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy through transnasal route (TN-PEG) in patients with head and neck cancer whose oral access is precluded. This study was a retrospective analysis of 40 consecutive head and neck cancer patients referred for PEG placement, between 2005 and 2014, using a transnasal route because of the impossibility of intubation through the oral cavity. Demographics, outcome of TN-PEG procedure, indications for bronchoscopic approach (prophylactic/palliative), clinical need for bronchoscopy (trismus, oropharyngeal obstruction), location of cancer, complications, and overall survival were reviewed...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898918/insertion-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tubes-with-jejunal-extensions-using-the-wedge-technique-a-novel-method-to-prevent-retrograde-tube-migration-into-the-stomach
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Michael S L Sey, Hannah Gregor, Jamie Gregor, Brian Yan
Background and study aim In percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) with jejunal extension (PEGJ) procedures, retrograde migration of the jejunal extension tube into the stomach during endoscope withdrawal is a frustrating problem. We describe the novel "wedge" technique for inserting the jejunal extension tube, utilizing single-balloon enteroscopy to anchor it in place. Patients and methods Prospective 1-year study of consecutive patients undergoing PEGJ insertion at a single tertiary care center. The primary outcome was number of pyloric intubations required to place the jejunal extension tube...
September 12, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872700/optimal-procedural-sequence-for-same-day-bidirectional-endoscopy-with-moderate-sedation-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Shuo-Wei Chen, Chi-Liang Cheng, Nai-Jen Liu, Jui-Hsiang Tang, Yen-Lin Kuo, Cheng-Hui Lin, Yi-Ning Tsui, Bai-Ping Lee, Hsiang-Ling Hung
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Same-day bidirectional endoscopy (BDE) is a commonly performed procedure, but the optimal sequence for the procedure with moderate conscious sedation is not well-established. We investigated the optimal sequence for same-day BDE under moderate conscious sedation and carbon dioxide insufflation in terms of sedation doses, patient discomfort, and colonoscopy performance. METHODS: We performed a prospective randomized controlled study of 120 patients who were scheduled for BDE examination...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868789/the-phenylephrine-concentration-response-relationship-for-blood-pressure-after-nasal-delivery-in-children
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Brian J Anderson, Lisa K Christensen, Valerie E Armstead, David P Bilyeu, Kenneth E Johnson, Robert H Friesen
BACKGROUND: Intranasal phenylephrine is commonly used to vasoconstrict the nasal mucosa, reducing bleeding associated with nasotracheal intubation or endoscopic sinus surgery. There are few data quantifying either absorption pharmacokinetics or phenylephrine concentration effect on blood pressure in children. METHODS: Published observations of plasma concentration and blood pressure changes after phenylephrine nasal administration (0.1 mL kg(-1) , 0.25% or 0.5%) in children (n = 52, 2-12 years, 10-40 kg) were pooled with those in adults (23-81 years) given phenylephrine 2...
September 4, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860912/causes-of-unsatisfactory-results-of-the-use-of-mitomycin-c-in-endoscopic-endonasal-dacryocystorhinostomy
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E L Atkova, A A Fedorov, A O Root, S D Iartsev, N N Krakhovetsky, V D Yartsev
PURPOSE: To study the antifibrotic effectiveness of mitomycin-C in the tissues of the ostium site after it application for endonasal endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 45 patients (48 cases) with primary obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct. All patients underwent endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (EEDCR). At the final stage of the operation, a swab with MMC was placed in the region of the formed ostium at a concentration of 0...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817604/therapeutic-flexible-airway-endoscopy-of-small-children-in-a-tertiary-referral-center-11-years-experience
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Wen-Jue Soong, Pei-Chen Tsao, Yu-Sheng Lee, Chia-Feng Yang
OBJECTIVES: Use of therapeutic flexible airway endoscopy (TFAE) is very limited in pediatrics. We report our clinical experiences and long term outcomes of TFAE in small children from a single tertiary referral center. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study. Small children with their body weight no more than 5.0 kg who had received TFAE between 2005 and 2015 were enrolled. Demographic information and outcomes were reviewed and analyzed from medical charts and TFAE videos...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799428/full-spectrum-endoscopy-fuse-versus-standard-forward-viewing-endoscope-sfv-in-a-high-risk-population
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Søren Roepstorff, Sabah Anwar Hadi, Morten Rasmussen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diagnostic performance of Full Spectrum Endoscopy (FUSE) compared to a conventional standard forward-viewing endoscope (SFV). The primary outcome was adenoma detection rate (ADR) and mean adenoma detection. Secondary outcome was feasibility of FUSE opposed to SFV. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients participating in the Danish colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programme were prospectively included in the study (n = 205)...
August 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798294/comparative-study-of-recessive-spherical-headed-silicone-intubation-and-endonasal-dacryocystorhinostomy-under-nasal-endoscopy-for-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction
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Hui-Yi Deng, Tao Wang, Xue-Kun Huang, Qin-Tai Yang, Shi-Qi Ling, Wei-Hao Wang, Mei-Jiao Li, Fang-Qin Ning, Ge-Hua Zhang
Between July 2014 and November 2015, we compared the curative effects and cost-effectiveness of two kinds of nasal endoscopic surgery for nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) in a single-centre, two-armed clinical trial with a 1-year follow-up. We included two groups: a recessive spherical headed silicone intubation (RSHSI) group and an endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (En-DCR) group; both received nasal endoscopy. Patients were recruited from the Otorhinolaryngology and Ophthalmology departments. The main outcome measures were epiphora improvement (classified as cure, effective, or invalid), cost-effectiveness, visual analogue scale (VAS) intraoperative pain score, bleeding volume, operating time, hospitalisation time, total cost, and VAS postoperative epiphora score...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766977/surgical-management-of-supraglottic-stenosis-using-intubationless-optiflow
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Kenric Tam, Caroline Jeffery, C Kwang Sung
OBJECTIVE: Airway management during endoscopic surgical treatment of supraglottic and pharyngeal stenosis is often challenging and can be accomplished by various means, including tracheostomy, jet ventilation, or direct laryngoscopy. We describe CO2 laser excision of supraglottic-pharyngeal stenosis using intubationless Optiflow high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC). METHODS: A 55-year-old male presented with dyspnea and dysphagia secondary to severe supraglottic-pharyngeal stenosis in the setting of previous chemoradiation for a T0N2aM0 squamous cell carcinoma...
September 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723308/percutaneous-trans-tracheal-endoscopic-approach-a-novel-technique-for-the-excision-of-benign-lesions-of-thoracic-trachea
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Suresh C Sharma, K Devaraja, Arvind Kairo, Rakesh Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Currently, neoplasms of the trachea and lower airway demand open transcervical approach with or without thoracotomy. We describe here a novel, minimally invasive approach for an intraluminal lesion of the thoracic trachea, called percutaneous trans-tracheal endoscopic approach (PTEA). Apart from obvious advantages over potentially morbid open procedures, this technique has certain peculiar benefits over rigid or flexible bronchoscopic approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 43-year-old male patient had glomus tumor of thoracic trachea...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717510/post-obstructive-pulmonary-edema-from-aspirated-nuts
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Ahsan Bashir, Sabina Qureshi Ahmad, Joshua Silverman, Emily Concepcion, Haesoon Lee
OBJECTIVES: Post-obstructive pulmonary edema is thought to occur from hemodynamic changes secondary to forced inspiration against the closed airway due to acute or chronic airway obstruction. We report a case of a 13 month-old boy who developed pulmonary edema from aspirated foreign body, nuts. METHODS: He underwent emergency bronchoscopy to confirm the clinical diagnosis of aspirated nuts in the trachea and nuts were removed endoscopically. His trachea was then intubated and he was mechanically ventilated with oxygen...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691048/feasibility-of-transnasal-endoscopy-in-screening-for-esophageal-and-gastric-varices-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease
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Anderson Antônio de Faria, Carlos Alberto Freitas Dias, Luciana Dias Moetzsohn, Silas de Castro Carvalho, Tereza Abreu Ferrari, Vitor Nunes Arantes
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Screening for esophageal and gastric varices is indicated for patients with portal hypertension or cirrhosis. Typically, conventional endoscopy is used; however, the need for sedation increases the costs and risks, especially in cirrhotic patients. Use of transnasal endoscopy with an ultrathin endoscope enables study of the upper gastrointestinal tract without the need for sedation. The objective of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of transnasal endoscopy in screening for esophageal and gastric varices in patients with chronic liver disease...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688573/comparison-between-selective-and-routine-intensive-care-unit-admission-post-supraglottoplasty
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Timothy Cooper, Bree Harris, Ahmed Mourad, Daniel Garros, Hamdy El-Hakim
OBJECTIVE: To compare major post-operative respiratory complications, post-operative disposition and duration of hospital admission before and after adopting a selective intensive care unit (ICU) admission care plan following supraglottoplasty (SGP). METHODS: Retrospective case series set in a tertiary pediatric referral center. Eligible patients undergoing SGP between October 2003 and July 2015 were identified through a prospectively kept surgical database. Historical cohorts with routine admission to ICU and selective admission to ICU were identified based on a shift in surgeon practice...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675478/full-spectrum-versus-standard-colonoscopy-for-improving-polyp-detection-rate-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Antonio Facciorusso, Valentina Del Prete, Vincenzo Buccino, Nicola Della Valle, Maurizio Cosimo Nacchiero, Nicola Muscatiello
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Full-spectrum endoscopy represents a new endoscopic platform allowing a panoramic 330 degree view of the colon but evidence of its superiority over standard colonoscopy is still lacking. Our study is the first meta-analysis comparing the efficacy of Full-spectrum endoscopy versus standard colonoscopy. METHODS: Through a systematic literature review until May 2017, we identified 8 randomized-controlled trials. Primary outcomes were polyp detection rate and adenoma detection rate, while cecal intubation time and total colonoscopy time were secondary outcomes...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670609/symptomatic-isolated-terminal-ileal-ulcers-etiology-and-clinical-significance
#18
Varun Mehta, Ankita Gupta, Ramit Mahajan, Vikram Narang, Vandana Midha, Neena Sood, Harpreet Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur, Ajit Sood
BACKGROUND:  With an increasing number of ileal intubations, isolated terminal ileal ulcers (ITIU) are frequently found during colonoscopies. The present study aimed at studying the etiology and clinical significance of these ulcers in patients having gastrointestinal symptoms. METHODS:  This was a prospective observational study performed on consecutive patients who underwent ileocolonoscopy for various gastrointestinal symptoms between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648577/impact-of-cap-assisted-colonoscopy-on-the-learning-curve-and-quality-in-colonoscopy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Zhouwen Tang, Daniel S Zhang, Aaron P Thrift, Kalpesh K Patel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Colonoscopy competency assessment in trainees traditionally has been informal. Comprehensive metrics such as the Assessment of Competency in Endoscopy (ACE) tool suggest that competency thresholds are higher than assumed. Cap-assisted colonoscopy (CAC) may improve competency, but data regarding novice trainees are lacking. We compared CAC versus standard colonoscopy (SC) performed by novice trainees in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: All colonoscopies performed by 3 gastroenterology fellows without prior experience were eligible for the study...
June 23, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638218/new-endoscopes-and-add-on-devices-to-improve-colonoscopy-performance
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REVIEW
Paraskevas Gkolfakis, Georgios Tziatzios, George D Dimitriadis, Konstantinos Triantafyllou
Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colorectal cancer prevention; however, it is still an imperfect modality. Precancerous lesions can be lost during screening examinations, thus increasing the risk of interval cancer. A variety of factors either patient-, or endoscopist dependent or even the procedure itself may contribute to loss of lesions. Sophisticated modalities including advanced technology endoscopes and add-on devices have been developed in an effort to eliminate colonoscopy's drawbacks and maximize its ability to detect potentially culprit polyps...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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