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Shoko Ono, Satoshi Abiko, Mototsugu Kato
Gastric intestinal metaplasia (GIM) is a high risk for intestinal type gastric cancer; however, there is a limitation for detection of GIM using white light imaging (WLI). Image-enhanced endoscopy (IEE) is more advantageous than WLI for optical diagnosis of GIM (1). Linked color imaging (LCI) (FUJIFILM Co., Tokyo, Japan) was newly developed for advanced IEE and enables visualization of red lesions that appear redder and whitish red lesions that appear whiter during routine endoscopy (2). GIM is observed as a lavender color that is distinguishable from the circumferential mucosa without GIM by using LCI (Figure 1)...
October 22, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Joel E Abbott, Roger L Sur
The aim of this paper was to evaluate the current technology and designs of flexible ureterorenoscopes. We will review contemporary fiberoptic and digital ureteroscopes, including a discussion on ureteroscope damage and repair, and lastly present the projected future of flexible ureterorenoscopy. Ureterorenoscopy has evolved dramatically over the past several decades, which has led to landscape reshaping of stone disease treatment and upper tract pathology. Advancements in tip control, miniaturization of scopes, introduction of a digital chip on the tip, disposable devices to augment surgery, surgical experience/familiarity and most recently single use scopes are all independent factors that have increased flexible ureterorenoscopy adoption and success...
October 19, 2016: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Shannon Melissa Chan, Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Hon Chi Yip, Vivien Wai Yin Wong, Philip Wai Yan Chiu, Enders Kwok Wai Ng
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The recent development of endosonography (EUS)-guided gallbladder drainage (EGBD) with a lumen-apposing stent has made endoscopic assessment and advanced gallbladder interventions via the stent possible. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of per-oral cholecystoscopy and the types of gallbladder interventions that can be performed. METHODS: This was a retrospective review conducted in the Prince of Wales Hospital from June 2012 to March 2016...
October 15, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Takaki Emura, Kenji Hosoda, Shota Harai, Noboru Oyachi, Takeyuki Suzuki, Ken Takada, Koji Kobayashi, Hisatake Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Massive gastrointestinal bleeding in children, mostly caused by esophageal varices secondary to chronic liver disease, is uncommon. Dieulafoy lesion in the gastrointestinal tract is a rare but important cause of gastrointestinal bleeding; massive bleeding from this lesion can be fatal unless adequate treatment is promptly initiated. We report a case of gastric Dieulafoy lesion in a 2-year old successfully treated with endoscopic hemoclipping. CASE PRESENTATION: A 2-year-old Japanese boy was admitted to our department with sudden massive hematemesis...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Julian Panes, Vipul Jairath, Barrett G Levesque
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are heterogeneous inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and therapeutic requirements vary among patients. We have a limited capacity to predict disease progression for individual patients, so it is important that they are evaluated for presence of active disease when symptoms are mild or even absent, when patients are more likely to respond to new treatment interventions. It is then important to monitor responses to treatment, to quickly identify those therapies that are ineffective, modify or change therapy, and avoid disease complications...
October 14, 2016: Gastroenterology
Baldwin Yeung, Philip Chiu, Anthony Teoh, Linfu Zheng, Shannon Chan, Kelvin Lam, Raymond Tang, Enders K W Ng
Background and study aims: Submucosal tunnelling endoscopic resection (STER) is a novel endoscopic technique to remove submucosal tumour (SMT). We propose a novel, low cost simulator for training of techniques for STER. Patients and methods: The model consisted of an ex-planted porcine oesophagus, stomach and duodenum with marbles embedded surgically in the submucosal plane. Two expert endoscopists with experience in submucosal tunnelling and 5 board-certified endoscopists with no experience in submucosal tunnelling were recruited...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Nancy Roxana Machaca Quea, Fabian Emura, Fernando Barreda Bolaños, Yuliana Salvador Arias, Fernando Antonio Arévalo Suárez, Alejandro Piscoya Rivera
Background and study aims: In the Western world, gastric cancer (GC) usually presents at an advanced stage, carrying a high mortality rate. Studies have reported that 14 % to 26 % of GCs are missed at endoscopy up to 3 years before diagnosis. Systematic Alphanumeric Coded Endoscopy (SACE) has been proposed to improve quality of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) by facilitating a complete examination of the upper gastrointestinal tract. This prospective cross-sectional study was designed to determine the frequency of gastric intraepithelial neoplasia (GIN) by using the SACE approach in cohort of patients from low socioeconomic level...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Yusuke Watanabe, Amin Madani, Elif Bilgic, Katherine M McKendy, Gada Enani, Iman Ghaderi, Gerald M Fried, Liane S Feldman, Melina C Vassiliou
BACKGROUND: General surgery residency may not adequately prepare residents for independent practice. It is unclear; however, if non-ACGME-accredited fellowships are better meeting training needs. The purpose of this mixed-method study was to determine perceived preparedness for practice and to identify gaps in fellowship training. METHODS: A survey was developed using an iterative qualitative methodology based on interviews and focus groups of graduated fellows and program directors...
October 14, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Helen M Heneghan, Claire Donohoe, Jessie Elliot, Zuhair Ahmed, Vinod Malik, Narayamasamy Ravi, John V Reynolds
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess CT-PET and endoscopic assessment postneoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) in predicting complete pathologic response (pCR) in locally advanced esophageal cancer (LAEC). DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. BACKGROUND: nCRT is increasingly standard of care in LAEC, with pCR a surrogate for excellent outcome. Predicting pCR before surgery, with metabolic imaging and endoscopy, may spare patients' operative intervention...
November 2016: Annals of Surgery
Kazuki Sumiyama
Methodology for the diagnosis and staging of early gastric cancer (EGC) has improved in Japan since the development of the gastro-camera and determination of a definition of EGC. Imaging technology has been steadily evolving in the endoscopy field. Improvements in the resolution of standard endoscopy images used in screening and surveillance provide greater opportunities to find gastric cancer earlier. Image enhancement endoscopy (IEE), such as narrow band imaging (NBI), highlights mucosal structures and vascularity...
October 12, 2016: Gastric Cancer
Dustin A Carlson, Peter J Kahrilas, Zhiyue Lin, Ikuo Hirano, Nirmala Gonsalves, Zoe Listernick, Katherine Ritter, Michael Tye, Fraukje A Ponds, Ian Wong, John E Pandolfino
OBJECTIVES: Esophagogastric junction (EGJ) distensibility and distension-mediated peristalsis can be assessed with the functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP) during a sedated upper endoscopy. We aimed to describe esophageal motility assessment using FLIP topography in patients presenting with dysphagia. METHODS: In all, 145 patients (aged 18-85 years, 54% female) with dysphagia that completed upper endoscopy with a 16-cm FLIP assembly and high-resolution manometry (HRM) were included...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Robert J Hilsden, Ronald Bridges, Catherine Dube, S Elizabeth McGregor, Christopher Naugler, Sarah M Rose, Alaa Rostom, Steven J Heitman
OBJECTIVES: Although there is an accepted benchmark for adenoma detection rate (ADR) in average risk screening colonoscopy, a benchmark for ADR or the associated quality indicator, adenomas per colonoscopy (APC), for colonoscopies performed for a positive fecal immunochemical test (FIT+) has not been established. The purpose of this study was to propose methods for establishing a benchmark ADR and APC for FIT+ patients. METHODS: In this historical cohort study, we included 15,329 patients aged 50-74 years who underwent a colonoscopy at Alberta Health Services' Colon Cancer Screening Centre, Calgary, Canada, from 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2015 for either investigation of a positive FIT or average risk screening...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Athidi Guthikonda, Cary C Cotton, Ryan D Madanick, Melissa B Spacek, Susan E Moist, Kathleen Ferrell, Evan S Dellon, Nicholas J Shaheen
OBJECTIVES: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective treatment for Barrett's esophagus (BE). However, recurrence of BE after initially successful RFA is common, and outcomes following recurrence not well described. We report the outcomes associated with recurrence following initially successful RFA. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 306 patients treated with RFA for dysplastic BE. Complete eradication of intestinal metaplasia (CE-IM) was defined as complete histological and endoscopic remission of IM...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
James E East, Jasper L Vleugels, Philip Roelandt, Pradeep Bhandari, Raf Bisschops, Evelien Dekker, Cesare Hassan, Gareth Horgan, Ralf Kiesslich, Gaius Longcroft-Wheaton, Ana Wilson, Jean-Marc Dumonceau
Background and aim: This technical review is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). It addresses the utilization of advanced endoscopic imaging in gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. Methods: This technical review is based on a systematic literature search to evaluate the evidence supporting the use of advanced endoscopic imaging throughout the GI tract. Technologies considered include narrowed-spectrum endoscopy (narrow band imaging [NBI]; flexible spectral imaging color enhancement [FICE]; i-Scan digital contrast [I-SCAN]), autofluorescence imaging (AFI), and confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE)...
October 6, 2016: Endoscopy
Mark L Montgomery, Noel K Miner, Michael J Soileau, Douglas K McDonald
The primary treatment for Parkinson's disease is dopaminergic stimulation. Although levodopa has historically been administered orally, maintaining a predictable plasma concentration of the drug is challenging. As a result, enteral administration of carbidopa/levodopa (Duopa) has emerged as a promising tool in the treatment of the disease. This requires placement of an enteric catheter, two of which have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for delivery of Duopa. The approved tubes are placed using the "peroral" or "pull" technique, a method traditionally requiring endoscopy...
October 2016: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
Gautam Ray
There is rising incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in India topping the Southeast Asian (SEA) countries. The common genes implicated in disease pathogenesis in the West are not causal in Indian patients and the role of "hygiene hypothesis" is unclear. There appears to be a North-South divide with more ulcerative colitis (UC) in north and Crohn's disease (CD) in south India. IBD in second generation Indian migrants to the West takes the early onset and more severe form of the West whereas it retains the nature of its country of origin in migrants to SEA countries...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Katarzyna Karpińska-Kaczmarczyk, Andrzej Białek, Magdalena Lewandowska, Ewa Dobak, Małgorzata Ławniczak, Elżbieta Urasińska
OBJECTIVE: Early gastric cancer (EGC) is defined as cancer invasion confined to the mucosa or submucosa, irrespective of lymph node metastasis. Recently endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been widely accepted for the treatment for dysplasia and EGC without lymph node metastases. While the method has been advanced in Far East countries, ESD is still being developed in Europe and has not gained enough popularity although it has been recommended as the treatment of choice for superficial gastric neoplastic lesions by European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) in 2015...
December 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Edoardo Savarino, Andrea Ottonello, Salvatore Tolone, Ottavia Bartolo, Myong Ki Baeg, Farhood Farjah, Shiko Kuribayashi, Katerina P Shetler, Christian Lottrup, Ellen Stein
The 21st century offers new advances in diagnostic procedures and protocols in the management of esophageal diseases. This review highlights the most recent advances in esophageal diagnostic technologies, including clinical applications of novel endoscopic devices, such as ultrathin endoscopy and confocal laser endomicroscopy for diagnosis and management of Barrett's esophagus; novel parameters and protocols in high-resolution esophageal manometry for the identification and better classification of motility abnormalities; innovative connections between esophageal motility disorder diagnosis and detection of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); impedance-pH testing for detecting the various GERD phenotypes; performance of distensibility testing for better pathophysiological knowledge of the esophagus and other gastrointestinal abnormalities; and a modern view of positron emission tomography scanning in metastatic disease detection in the era of accountability as a model for examining other new technologies...
September 28, 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Mariangela Giunta, Dario Conte, Mirella Fraquelli
The development of liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension (PH), one of its major complications, are structural and functional alterations of the liver, occurring in many patients with chronic liver diseases (CLD). Actually the progressive deposition of hepatic fibrosis has a key role in the prognosis of CLD patients. The subsequent development of PH leads to its major complications, such as ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, variceal bleeding and decompensation. Liver biopsy is still considered the reference standard for the assessment of hepatic fibrosis, whereas the measurement of hepatic vein pressure gradient is the standard to ascertain the presence of PH and upper endoscopy is the method of choice to detect the presence of oesophageal varices...
September 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Einar Dale, Jon M Moan, Terje A Osnes, Trond V Bogsrud
FDG PET/CT is perceived as a valuable diagnostic tool in addition to the standard diagnostic workup for patients with isolated neck lymph nodes of squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary (SCCUP). For patients with SCCUP intended for primary radiotherapy, we hypothesize that the previously reported FDG PET/CT detection rates are too high. From 2008 to 2015, 30 SCCUP patients were examined with FDG PET/CT. The objective of the FDG PET/CT examination was twofold: (1) improve the radiotherapy target definition, and (2) identify the primary cancer...
September 26, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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