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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817462/fecal-calprotectin-more-accurately-predicts-endoscopic-remission-of-crohn-s-disease-than-serological-biomarkers-evaluated-using-balloon-assisted-enteroscopy
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Kousaku Kawashima, Shunji Ishihara, Takafumi Yuki, Nobuhiko Fukuba, Hiroki Sonoyama, Hideaki Kazumori, Noritsugu Yamashita, Yasumasa Tada, Ryusaku Kusunoki, Akihiko Oka, Naoki Oshima, Yoshiyuki Mishima, Ichiro Moriyama, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
BACKGROUND: Fecal calprotectin (FC) has emerged as a reliable surrogate marker of endoscopic remission in Crohn's disease (CD), which has been mainly evaluated using ileocolonoscopy. We conducted this study to clarify the predictability of FC level for predicting endoscopic remission using balloon-assisted enteroscopy (BAE) findings in patients with CD and compare with that of conventional serological biomarkers. METHODS: Patients with CD scheduled to undergo BAE were prospectively enrolled, and fecal and blood samples collected before the procedures...
August 16, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799115/remnant-gastropathy-due-to-bile-reflux-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-a-unique-cause-of-abdominal-pain-and-successful-treatment-with-ursodiol
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Nitin Kumar, Christopher C Thompson
BACKGROUND: Chronic abdominal pain can occur after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), and can remain unexplained despite extensive investigation. Bile can pool in the gastric remnant and create a bile reflux gastropathy. The aim of this study was to assess gastric remnant findings in patients with RYGB and chronic abdominal pain of unclear etiology, and to determine the effectiveness of ursodiol therapy for patients with confirmed remnant gastropathy. METHODS: All consecutive patients with RYGB and a diagnosis of chronic abdominal pain, and a negative diagnostic workup (including physical examination, routine laboratory work, cross-sectional imaging, and standard upper endoscopy), who underwent device-assisted enteroscopy for evaluation of the gastric remnant, were included...
August 10, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783927/a-case-of-primary-small-bowel-melanoma-diagnosed-by-single-balloon-enteroscopy
#3
Jun Young Shin, In Suh Park, Byoung Wook Bang, Hyung Kil Kim, Yong Woon Shin, Kye Sook Kwon
Although metastasis from cutaneous malignant melanoma to the small intestine is not uncommon, primary small bowel melanoma (SBM) is extremely rare. This case report describes a rare case of primary SBM, diagnosed by single-balloon enteroscopy. A 74-year-old man presented with recurrent melena. Upper endoscopy and colonoscopy were unremarkable. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed an ileal mass with ileo-ileal intussusception. Subsequent single-balloon enteroscopy identified an ileal tumor, which was histologically diagnosed as melanoma...
July 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783921/training-in-endoscopy-enteroscopy
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REVIEW
Jinsu Kim
The balloon-assisted enteroscope has been regarded as the standard device for direct visualization of deep small bowels and allows for the diagnosis and treatment of small bowel disease. At the beginning, its application was focused on the diagnosis of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and small bowel tumor. However, the indications are being expanded to various therapeutic procedures, not only confined to bleeding control. With the expansion of the indications, the need to perform enteroscopy effectively and safely is increasing...
July 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759928/safe-technique-for-direct-percutaneous-endoscopic-jejunostomy-tube-placement-using-single-balloon-enteroscopy-with-fluoroscopy
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Alvaro Martínez-Alcalá, Marco A D'Assunção, Thomas P Kröner, Lucia C Fry, Ivan Jovanovic, Klaus Mönkemüller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 31, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758243/enteroscopy-overtube-assisted-over-the-wire-stent-placement-to-treat-an-enteral-stenosis
#6
Antonino Granata, Michele Amata, Mario Traina
A 77-year-old man underwent duodeno-cephalo-pancreatectomy with Roux-en-Y reconstruction for pancreatic head cancer. After two years developed recurrent cholangitis with obstructive jaundice. In suspicion of obstruction of biliary tree, a percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) was attempted. Contrast dye injected troughs the catheter shower an intestinal stenosis about 10 centimeters above the bilio-enteric anastomosis. Following PET-CT scan showed no cancer recurrence. This article is protected by copyright...
July 31, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725308/a-case-with-vitamin-d-deficiency-induced-cytomegalovirus-enteritis-presenting-as-bowel-pseudo-obstruction
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Shou-Wu Lee, Chung-Wang Ko, Szu-Chia Liao, Chung-Shihn Chang, Hong-Zen Yeh, Chi-Sen Chang
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in small intestines has rarely been reported. We report a 67-year-old woman with abdominal pain for 2 weeks. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed wall-thickening of the segmental small bowel. Enteroscopy disclosed discrete ulcers at the jejunum, and biopsy histopathology showed positive CMV immunoreactivity. Laboratory tests showed positive blood CMV with a viral load of 9,400 DNA copies/mL and high IgG titer and low vitamin D level. After antiviral therapy and oral vitamin D supply, her symptoms improved...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724303/direct-percutaneous-endoscopic-jejunostomy-using-single-balloon-enteroscopy-without-fluoroscopy-a-case-series
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Carlos Bernardes, Rolando Pinho, Adélia Rodrigues, Luísa Proença, João Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (DPEJ) is a useful method to provide enteral nutrition to individuals when gastric feeding is not possible or contraindicated. The aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy and safety of DPEJ tube placement with the Gauderer-Ponsky technique by the pull method, using single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) without fluoroscopy. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of patients undergoing SBE for DPEJ placement in a referral hospital between January 2010 and March 2016...
July 14, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716079/the-human-jejunum-has-an-endogenous-microbiota-that-differs-from-those-in-the-oral-cavity-and-colon
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Olof H Sundin, Antonio Mendoza-Ladd, Mingtao Zeng, Diana Diaz-Arévalo, Elisa Morales, B Matthew Fagan, Javier Ordoñez, Philip Velez, Nishaal Antony, Richard W McCallum
BACKGROUND: The upper half of the human small intestine, known as the jejunum, is the primary site for absorption of nutrient-derived carbohydrates, amino acids, small peptides, and vitamins. In contrast to the colon, which contains 10(11)-10(12) colony forming units of bacteria per ml (CFU/ml), the normal jejunum generally ranges from 10(3) to 10(5) CFU per ml. Because invasive procedures are required to access the jejunum, much less is known about its bacterial microbiota. Bacteria inhabiting the jejunal lumen have been investigated by classical culture techniques, but not by culture-independent metagenomics...
July 17, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710777/update-in-enteroscopy-new-devices-and-new-indications
#10
REVIEW
Tom G Moreels
The present review provides an update of the currently available (proto-) types of device-assisted enteroscopy (DAE). In recent years, newly designed double- and single-balloon enteroscopes have emerged. They aim to improve insertion depth into the small bowel, and they also allow more efficient endoscopic interventions. Nowadays, almost all conventional endoscopic procedures are feasible using DAE, opening the door to new indications. Recently, more data have become available on pediatric DAE, DAE-assisted colonoscopy, and DAE in patients with altered anatomy, including DAE-assisted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and direct cholangioscopy...
July 14, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710577/detection-of-small-bowel-tumours-with-ct-enteroclysis-using-carbon-dioxide-and-virtual-enteroscopy-a-preliminary-study
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Anthony Dohan, Mourad Boudiaf, Xavier Dray, Elia Samaha, Christophe Cellier, Marine Camus, Clarisse Eveno, Raphael Dautry, Philippe Soyer
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the feasibility, tolerance and performance of virtual enteroscopy (VE) using carbon dioxide for small-bowel distension in patients with suspected small-bowel tumours (SBTs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: After IRB approval, 17 patients with suspected SBTs were prospectively included. Radiation dose was compared to 34 matched patients (2 for 1) for age, gender and body weight, who had undergone CT-enteroclysis with neutral contrast (CTE)...
July 14, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706962/posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder-of-the-small-bowel-as-an-unexpected-cause-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-decades-after-heart-transplantation
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Amanda Siegel, Justin Boike, Itishree Trivedi, Rena Yadlapati
Although rare, gastrointestinal posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) can lead to abdominal pain or gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with a history of solid-organ transplantation. We describe a case of isolated gastrointestinal PTLD in a patient who presented with acute on chronic iron deficiency anemia 26 years after heart transplant. A comprehensive endoscopic evaluation with video capsule endoscopy and small bowel enteroscopy revealed a large cratered ulceration in the small bowel with abnormal mucosal changes, which led to the diagnosis of PTLD...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690770/utility-of-the-balloon-overtube-assisted-modified-over-the-wire-stenting-technique-to-treat-post-sleeve-gastrectomy-complications
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Ana Ponte, Rolando Pinho, Luísa Proença, Joana Silva, Jaime Rodrigues, Mafalda Sousa, João Carlos Silva, João Carvalho
AIM: To describe a modified technique of deployment of stents using the overtube developed for balloon-assisted enteroscopy in post-sleeve gastrectomy (SG) complications. METHODS: Between January 2010 and December 2015, all patients submitted to an endoscopic stenting procedure to treat a post-SG stenosis or leakage were retrospectively collected. Procedures from patients in which the stent was deployed using the balloon-overtube-assisted modified over-the-wire (OTW) stenting technique were described...
June 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689268/successful-removal-of-an-internal-pancreatic-stent-that-migrated-into-the-bile-duct-using-double-balloon-enteroscopy-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Seiko Hirono, Manabu Kawai, Yasunobu Yamashita, Ken-Ichi Okada, Motoki Miyazawa, Masaki Ueno, Yoshimasa Maeda, Masahiro Itonaga, Masayuki Kitano, Hiroki Yamaue
PURPOSE: Internal stents used during pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) are generally spontaneously passed through the rectum by defecation. However, we encountered six patients with internal stents that migrated into the bile duct after PD. We herein report the outcomes of these six patients and the usefulness of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) for removal of such stents from the bile duct. METHODS: An internal stent was placed across pancreaticojejunostomy in 416 (68...
July 8, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675068/fecal-calprotectin-is-a-strong-predictive-marker-of-relapse-in-chinese-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-a-two-year-prospective-study
#15
Lei Ye, Bi Qin Chen, Shao Dong Wang, Hui Shi, Zhao Yang, Fang Yu Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive value of fecal calprotectin (FC) for clinical relapse in Chinese patients with quiescent Crohn's disease (CD) and to further investigate the correlation between FC and intestinal inflammation. METHODS: Sixty-two patients with a diagnosis of quiescent CD were consecutively enrolled in this prospective study. Fecal samples were collected and enteroscopy were performed to detect mucosal lesions at the beginning of the study. Patients were followed until the first relapse or by the end of the two-year follow-up...
July 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670610/in-vivo-characterization-of-abnormalities-in-small-bowel-diseases-using-probe-based-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy
#16
Naoki Ohmiya, Noriyuki Horiguchi, Tomomitsu Tahara, Mitsuo Nagasaka, Yoshihito Nakagawa, Tomoyuki Shibata, Tetsuya Tsukamoto, Makoto Kuroda
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) enables real-time optical biopsy. Little is known about pCLE imaging deep inside the small bowel, therefore the aim of this study was to determine its usefulness. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  Between April 2014 and January 2016, we performed 38 pCLE examinations during double-balloon enteroscopy with intravenous fluorescein in 37 patients with: tumors (n = 10), vascular disorders (n = 6), inflammatory diseases and drug injuries (n = 13), other disorders (n = 4), and normal findings (n = 4)...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670593/laparotomy-assisted-endoscopic-injection-of-jejunal-varices-for-overt-small-bowel-bleeding
#17
Divyanshoo R Kohli, Marlon F Levy, George B Smallfield
A 54-year old male liver transplant recipient with Roux-en-Y choledochojejunostomy was admitted for symptomatic anemia. Despite endoscopies and a bleeding scan, active bleeding was not visualized. Angiography and abdominal computed tomography demonstrated possible jejunal varices at the choledochojejunal anastomosis. Double-balloon enteroscopy demonstrated varices with overlying clots in the Roux limb at the anastomosis. Due to the extensive loop formation and unstable position of the endoscope, therapeutic intervention could not be performed...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666862/primary-jejunal-malignant-melanoma-detected-by-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-enteroscopy
#18
Stefano Bargiggia, Emanuele Dainese, Fabrizio Parente
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664384/a-case-of-protein-losing-enteropathy-caused-by-sclerosing-mesenteritis-diagnosed-with-capsule-endoscopy-and-double-balloon-endoscopy
#19
Yasushi Saito, Katsushi Hiramatsu, Takuto Nosaka, Yoshihiko Ozaki, Kazuto Takahashi, Tatsushi Naito, Kazuya Ofuji, Hidetaka Matsuda, Masahiro Ohtani, Tomoyuki Nemoto, Yoshiaki Imamura, Yasunari Nakamoto
A 75-year-old man presented with abdominal distension, hypoproteinemia, ascites and a 35-mm mass in the small bowel mesentery. Laparotomy was performed, and he was diagnosed with sclerosing mesenteritis. His clinical condition improved, with computed tomography (CT) showing tumor shrinkage and decreasing ascites after administration of prednisolone; however, on drug withdrawal, abdominal fullness recurred and CT revealed an enlarging tumor and increasing ascites. Capsule endoscopy (CE) and double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) were performed to further investigate hypoalbuminemia, which revealed white villi, white nodules, white debris, and mucosal edema in the jejunum...
August 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652665/application-of-novel-magnified-single-balloon-enteroscopy-for-a-patient-with-cronkhite-canada-syndrome
#20
Masaki Murata, Shigeki Bamba, Kenichiro Takahashi, Hirotsugu Imaeda, Atsushi Nishida, Osamu Inatomi, Tomoyuki Tsujikawa, Ryoji Kushima, Mitsushige Sugimoto, Akira Andoh
We present a case of Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) in which the entire intestine was observed using a prototype of magnifying single-balloon enteroscope (SIF Y-0007, Olympus). CCS is a rare, non-familial gastrointestinal polyposis with ectodermal abnormalities. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing magnified intestinal lesions of CCS. A 73-year-old female visited our hospital with complaints of diarrhea and dysgeusia. The blood test showed mild anemia and hypoalbuminemia. The esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy revealed diffuse and reddened sessile to semi-pedunculated polyps, resulting in the diagnosis of CCS...
June 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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