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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230241/detection-rate-and-clinical-relevance-of-ink-tattooing-during-balloon-assisted-enteroscopy
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C Römmele, A Ebigbo, M Schrempf, H Messmann, S K Gölder
Background and Aims: Balloon-assisted enteroscopy (BAE) is a well-established tool in the diagnosis and therapy of small bowel diseases. Ink tattooing of the small bowel is used to mark pathologic lesions or the depth of small bowel insertion. The purpose of this study was to determine the safety, the detection rate, and the clinical relevance of ink tattooing during BAE. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of all 81 patients who received an ink tattooing during BAE between 2010 and 2015...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226833/feasibility-of-short-double-balloon-enteroscopy-assisted-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-patients-with-surgically-altered-gastrointestinal-anatomy-experience-in-a-regional-centre
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S W Cheung, K S Cheng, W M Yip, K K Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221786/access-to-excluded-structures-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-experience-in-a-high-level-bariatric-center-without-a-technical-platform-for-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
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D Verscheure, D Gianfranco, P Tammaro, J L Dumont, J P Marmuse, K Arapis
BACKGROUND: Rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery is associated with a high prevalence of gallstone formation. In laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP), the bypassed segment is not readily available for endoscopic or radiographic examination. We propose a laparoscopic Janeway gastrostomy for secondary access to excluded structures in bariatric centers with no mandatory technical equipment in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), double-balloon ERCP or spiral enteroscopy...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198551/experience-of-double-balloon-enteroscopy
#4
Ming-Yao Su, Wei-Pin Lin, Cheng-Tang Chiu
BACKGROUND: To evaluated the experiences of double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) for obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. METHODS: From October 2003 to November 2009, a total of 124 patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding were investigated using DBE. A total of 142 procedures (84 per oral and 58 per rectal route) were performed by the same endoscopist. RESULTS: The average insertion time was 71.4 (20-199) minutes per-orally; the average insertion time was 139...
November 30, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194463/efficacy-of-endoscopic-balloon-dilation-for-small-bowel-strictures-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-a-nationwide-multi-center-open-label-prospective-cohort-study
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Fumihito Hirai, Akira Andoh, Fumiaki Ueno, Kenji Watanabe, Naoki Ohmiya, Hiroshi Nakase, Shingo Kato, Motohiro Esaki, Yutaka Endo, Hironori Yamamoto, Toshiyuki Matsui, Mitsuo Iida, Toshifumi Hibi, Mamoru Watanabe, Yasuo Suzuki, Takayuki Matsumoto
Background and Aims: Endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) is an alternative to surgery for Crohn's strictures. However, there have been no prospective studies of EBD for small bowel strictures in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). The aim of this study was to clarify the efficacy and safety of EBD using balloon-assisted enteroscopy (BAE) for small bowel strictures in CD. Methods: This was a nationwide, multi-center, open-label, prospective cohort study. The subjects were CD patients with at least one symptom (abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, nausea) attributable to small bowel stricture...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178568/hypoxia-induced-intestinal-barrier-changes-in-balloon-assisted-enteroscopy
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Tsung-Chun Lee, Yi-Chen Huang, Yen-Zhen Lu, Yu-Chang Yeh, Linda Chia-Hui Yu
Balloon-assisted enteroscopy (BAE) is an emerging standard procedure by utilizing distensible balloons to facilitate deep endoscopy. Intestines are known to harbor abundant microflora. Whether balloon distension causes perturbation of blood flow and gut barrier dysfunction, and elicits risk of bacterial translocation remains unknown. Our aims were to 1) conduct a prospective study to gather microbiological and molecular evidence of bacterial translocation by BAE in patients, 2) establish a murine model of colonic balloon distension to investigate tissue hypoxia and intestinal barrier, and 3) assess the effect of short- and long-term hypoxia on epithelial permeability using cell lines...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168644/hemorrhage-and-intestinal-obstruction-secondary-to-a-meckel-s-diverticulum-a-case-report
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Bing Yan Xue, Qi Yun Tang
We present one case of a 17-year-old male with ten-year history of anemia complaining of recurrent bloody stools, abdominal pain and fatigue for 3 months.The gastroscopy, colonoscopy, the-first-time double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) through the anus and capsule endoscopy were performed with negative results. 99mTc-pertechnetate scan showed a round-like high radioactive concentration at the ileocecum. Double-balloon enteroscopy through the anus was performed again by a more-experienced endoscopic physician, the diverticulum was found at a distance of 50 cm to the ileocecal valve...
November 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152987/high-short-term-rebleeding-rate-in-patients-undergoing-a-second-endoscopic-therapy-for-small-bowel-angioectasias-after-recurrent-bleeding
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Ana Ponte, Enrique Pérez-Cuadrado Robles, Rolando Pinho, Adélia Rodrigues, Pilar Esteban Delgado, Joana Silva, Jaime Rodrigues, João Carvalho, Enrique Pérez-Cuadrado Martínez
BACKGROUND: Angioectasias represents the most frequently found lesion in the small bowel by device-assisted enteroscopy for obscure gastrointestinal bleeding in Western countries. Recurrence of gastrointestinal bleeding after angioectasias therapy remains unclear and data regarding the efficacy of additional endoscopic therapeutic sessions to reduce the rebleeding rate is limited. AIM: To evaluate the rebleeding rate in small bowel angioectasias after a second endoscopic treatment with balloon-assisted enteroscopy after an initial bleed during the first endoscopic treatment...
November 20, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152792/novel-technique-using-a-non-tip-and-short-wire-papillotome-for-biliary-cannulation-of-intradiverticular-papilla-in-patients-with-roux-en-y-anastomosis
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Maya Suguro, Kenjiro Yamamoto, Takao Itoi
Balloon enteroscopy-assisted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (BE-ERCP) has enabled the endoscopic treatment of pancreatobiliary disease in patients with a surgically altered gastrointestinal anatomy.1-3 However, even though the endoscope can reach the papilla, successful cannulation of the common bile duct may be difficult in the papilla located within a diverticulum because of an insufficient distance from the papilla in the tangential direction. Therefore endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainages have been reported as useful and safety methods...
November 20, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142523/steroid-refractory-extensive-enteritis-complicated-by-ulcerative-colitis-successfully-treated-with-adalimumab
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Shinji Okabayashi, Taku Kobayashi, Tomohisa Sujino, Ryo Ozaki, Satoko Umeda, Takahiko Toyonaga, Eiko Saito, Masaru Nakano, Maria Carla Tablante, Shojiroh Morinaga, Toshifumi Hibi
Extracolonic involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is extremely uncommon in ulcerative colitis (UC) and rarely found in the upper gastrointestinal tract or in postoperative cases since it typically responds to steroids. Here we report a case of UC complicated by extensive ileal inflammation that was refractory to steroids. A 20-year-old man was diagnosed with UC of typical pancolitis without ileal involvement and started treatment with pH-dependent mesalazine and oral prednisolone. Although his symptoms transiently resolved, the condition flared when the steroid dose was tapered down...
October 2017: Intestinal Research
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/29126072/an-unusual-case-of-giant-ileal-diverticulum-a-case-report
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Fang Ju Koh, Jen Lock Khor, Min Hoe Chew
Small bowel diverticulosis is rare with an incidence of 1-2% in the general population. It is an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal bleeding that ranges from obscure to overt bleeding. Large ileal diverticula are extremely rare and bleeding complications can result in high overall mortality. A young gentleman presented with persistent per-rectal bleeding and drop in hemoglobin level. He was recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and was undergoing chemotherapy. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a giant ileal diverticulum...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119527/multifocality-in-small-bowel-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Alexandra Gangi, Emily Siegel, Galinos Barmparas, Simon Lo, Laith H Jamil, Andrew Hendifar, Nicholas N Nissen, Edward M Wolin, Farin Amersi
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) account for 30% of small bowel (SB) neoplasms. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the incidence of multifocality in primary small bowel neuroendocrine tumors (SBNETs) and to examine the associated outcomes. METHODS: Patients with multifocal SBNET were compared to those with a solitary lesion. Only patients who underwent diagnostic workup and surgical intervention at our institution were included in this study. The primary aim of our study was surgical outcomes and mortality and recurrence...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118868/efficacy-of-video-capsule-endoscopy-in-the-management-of-suspected-small-bowel-bleeding-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Thomas A Zikos, Jennifer Pan, Berkeley Limketkai, Dipanjan Banerjee, Nielsen Fernandez-Becker
Background: Continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) patients have a high prevalence of gastrointestinal bleeding from the small bowel. Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is often used for diagnosis in these patients, but efficacy has yet to be determined. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of VCE in the management of CF-LVAD patients with suspected small bowel bleeding by comparing to a non-VCE CF-LVAD control group. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of all patients with CF-LVADs implanted at Stanford Hospital from January 2010 to October 2015...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081651/comparison-of-patients-tolerance-between-computed-tomography-enterography-and-double-balloon-enteroscopy
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Maochen Zhang, Tianyu Zhang, Liwen Hong, Qiangqiang Wu, Yun Lin, Mengfan Xie, Rong Fan, Zhengting Wang, Jie Zhou, Jie Zhong
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography enterography (CTE) and double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) are widely used in diagnosis of small bowel diseases. Both of these examinations bring discomfort to patients. The aim of this study was to compare patients' tolerance and preference between CTE and DBE. METHODS: From August 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016, patients with suspected or known small bowel diseases who underwent both CTE and DBE were prospectively enrolled in our study...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
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/29050458/endoscopic-treatment-of-jejunal-heterotopic-gastric-mucosa-that-caused-recurrent-intussusception
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Ke Ryun Ahn, Ja Seol Koo, Hwan Il Kim, Ji Hye Kim, Jee Hyun Lee, Seung Young Kim, Sung Woo Jung, Sang Woo Lee
Heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM) is a rare anomaly in the small bowel and may be the cause of intussusception when it gets a lead point in the jejunum. All cases of intussusception due to intestinal HGM have been treated with surgical resection. A 5-year-old girl presented with chief complaints of vomiting and abdominal pain for 2 weeks. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed intussusception at the proximal jejunal loops. Three air reductions and one saline reduction were attempted without success...
October 18, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043867/risk-factors-for-surgery-in-patients-with-retention-of-endoscopic-capsule
#18
Zemin Han, Weiguang Qiao, Xiuyun Ai, Aimin Li, Zhenyu Chen, Jie Zhang, Tianmo Wan, Xicheng Feng, Side Liu, Fachao Zhi
OBJECTIVES: Surgery is still the main means for removing retained endoscopic capsules. This study intended to evaluate risk factors for surgery in patients with capsule retention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data of 5348 consecutive capsule endoscopy examinations were retrospectively analyzed. Cox regression analysis was used to evaluate risk factors. RESULTS: Seventy-seven patients (1.4%) had capsule retention. Spontaneous passage occurred in 16 patients, of which 14 were asymptomatic...
October 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024444/role-of-esophagogastroduodenoscopy-in-detecting-distal-duodenal-lesions-a-single-center-pilot-study-in-south-china
#19
Weiguang Qiao, Zemin Han, Yutang Ren, Tongyin Xing, Wenxin Tan, Side Liu, Fachao Zhi
OBJECTIVE: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is the standard instrument to detect diseases of the upper digestive tract. However, the deep areas of the duodenum are often missed. This study aimed to clarify the diagnostic role of EGD in the distal duodenum. METHODS: This retrospective study enrolled 63 patients with distal duodenal lesions between January 2004 and July 2016. Rate of missed diagnosis on EGD examination was calculated. Logistic regression analysis was performed to identify factors associated with missed diagnosis...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017295/balloon-assisted-enteroscopy-and-capsule-endoscopy-in-suspected-small-bowel-crohn-s-disease
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Hsu-Heng Yen, Chen-Wang Chang, Jen-Wei Chou, Shu-Chen Wei
Inflammatory bowel diseases are idiopathic inflammatory diseases of two main types, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's disease can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, and the distal ileum is involved in up to 70% of patients. Moreover, Crohn's disease in one-quarter to one-third of patients involves isolation of the small bowel. Due to the nonspecific symptoms and anatomical location of the disease, small bowel Crohn's disease is a phenotype that is particularly difficult to manage. Since the introduction of capsule endoscopy in 2000 and balloon-assisted enteroscopy in the 21st century, it is now possible to directly inspect for small bowel Crohn's disease...
September 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
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