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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107765/lower-adenoma-miss-rate-with-fuse-vs-conventional-colonoscopy-with-proximal-retroflexion-a-randomized-back-to-back-trial
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Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Periklis Apostolopoulos, Georgios Tziatzios, Erasmia Vlachou, Athanasios D Sioulas, Dimitrios Polymeros, Andreas Karameris, Ioannis Panayiotides, Georgios Alexandrakis, George D Dimitriadis, Konstantinos Triantafyllou
Background and study aims Full-spectrum colonoscopy (FSC) promises to increase adenoma detection by providing a wider field of view. The aim of this study was to compare adenoma miss rates of FSC with those of conventional colonoscopy complemented by right-colon re-examination using scope retroflexion (CC/R). Patients and methods At two tertiary endoscopy facilities, patients who were scheduled for colonoscopy for the assessment of symptoms or for colorectal cancer screening/surveillance were randomized (1:1) to undergo same-day, back-to-back colonoscopies (FSC or CC/R first), performed by one of five endoscopists who had documented adenoma detection rates > 35 %...
January 20, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107762/thulium-laser-in-interventional-endoscopy-animal-and-human-studies
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Gian E Tontini, Helmut Neumann, Luca Pastorelli, Luisa Spina, Flaminia Cavallaro, Paola Soriani, Alessandro Rimondi, Barbara Bruni, Claudio Clemente, Filippo Fagnani, Pavlos Lagoussis, Luca Carmignani, Maurizio Vecchi
Background and study aims The thulium laser system (TLS) is an emerging surgical tool. The 2-μm wavelength provides a confined coagulation depth (0.2 - 0.4 mm) to reduce the potential for inadvertent injuries. For the first time ever, we assessed TLS feasibility for endoscopic hemostasis ex vivo in pigs. In addition, we performed the first in vivo hemostatic treatments in humans. Patients and methods Tissue damage induced by TLS using different settings and optical fibers was compared to that from argon plasma coagulation (APC) in established ex vivo animal models...
January 20, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090473/three-year-old-male-with-multiple-dieulafoy-lesions-treated-with-epinephrine-injections-via-therapeutic-endoscopy
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Christina L Baldwin, Michael Wilsey
Dieulafoy lesions, vascular anomalies typically found along the gastrointestinal tract, have been viewed as rare and obscure causes of sudden intestinal bleeding, especially in pediatric patients. Since their discovery in the late 19th century, the reported incidence has increased. This is due to an increased awareness of, and knowledge about, their presentation and to advanced endoscopic diagnosis and therapy. Our patient was a three-year-old male, without a complex medical history. He presented to the emergency department with acute hematemesis with blood clots and acute anemia requiring blood transfusion...
December 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078114/colorectal-cancer-anatomic-distribution-patterns-remain-the-same-after-sessile-serrated-adenoma-polyp-considered-cancer-precursor-a-9-year-comparison-study-from-community-based-endoscopy-centers
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Juliana F Yang, Amy E Noffsinger, Deepak Agrawal, Qing-Hua Yang
BACKGROUND: The overall incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in the United States has steadily decreased. However, the incidence of right-sided CRC remains unchanged for the past two decades. The serrated neoplastic pathway (sessile serrated adenoma/polyp, SSA/P) has been considered an important pathway of colorectal carcinogenesis, especially in the right-sided CRC. The aim of this study was to compare CRC anatomic distribution patterns in a 9-year interval in the general population before and after SSA/P was recognized and treated as a CRC precursor...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067823/biomarkers-to-monitor-gluten-free-diet-compliance-in-celiac-patients
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REVIEW
María de Lourdes Moreno, Alfonso Rodríguez-Herrera, Carolina Sousa, Isabel Comino
Gluten-free diet (GFD) is the only treatment for celiac disease (CD). There is a general consensus that strict GFD adherence in CD patients leads to full clinical and histological remission accompanied by improvement in quality of life and reduced long-term complications. Despite the importance of monitoring the GFD, there are no clear guidelines for assessing the outcome or for exploring its adherence. Available methods are insufficiently accurate to identify occasional gluten exposure that may cause intestinal mucosal damage...
January 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066947/training-in-eus-an-asian-perspective
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REVIEW
J Y Y Wong, P Kongkam, K Y Ho
Training of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in Asia faces two major challenges: (i) the ever-increasing demand for skills to handle a growing range of interventional EUS procedures; and (ii) a continual shortage of EUS training programs. As the therapeutic application of EUS continues to expand,(1, 2) the need to train more new endosonographers and upgrade skills of existing ones has become more critical than ever before. A formal fellowship to acquire EUS knowledge and skills in an advanced endoscopy centre has always been perceived as the best way of training novices, but such opportunities remain limited in most Asian countries...
January 9, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063840/efficacy-and-safety-of-eus-guided-biliary-drainage-in-comparison-with-percutaneous-biliary-drainage-when-ercp-fails-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Reem Z Sharaiha, Muhammad Ali Khan, Faisal Kamal, Amy Tyberg, Claudio R Tombazzi, Bilal Ali, Claudio Tombazzi, Michel Kahaleh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) is being increasingly used as an alternate therapeutic modality to percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) for biliary obstruction in patients who fail ERCP. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of these 2 procedures. METHODS: We searched several databases from inception to September 4, 2016, to identify comparative studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of EUS-BD and PTBD...
January 4, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062946/upregulated-absorption-of-dietary-palmitic-acids-with-changes-in-intestinal-transporters-in-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash
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Hiroki Utsunomiya, Yasunori Yamamoto, Eiji Takeshita, Yoshio Tokumoto, Fujimasa Tada, Teruki Miyake, Masashi Hirooka, Masanori Abe, Teru Kumagi, Bunzo Matsuura, Yoshio Ikeda, Yoichi Hiasa
BACKGROUND: Palmitic acid is an important risk factor for the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), but changes in palmitic acid intestinal absorption in NASH are unclear. The aim of this study was to clarify changes in palmitic acid intestinal absorption and their association with the pathogenesis of NASH. METHODS: A total of 106 participants were recruited to the study, of whom 33 were control subjects (control group), 32 were patients with NASH Brunt stage 1-2 [early NASH (e-NASH)], and 41 were patients with NASH Brunt stage 3-4 [advanced NASH (a-NASH)]...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052695/management-of-early-colonic-neoplasia-where-are-we-now-and-where-are-we-heading
#9
Gaius Longcroft-Wheaton, Pradeep Bhandari
There have been considerable advances in the endoscopic treatment of colorectal neoplasia. The development of endoscopic submucosal dissection and full thickness resection techniques is changing the way benign disease and early cancers are managed. This article reviews the evidence behind these new techniques and discusses where this field is likely to move in the future. Areas covered: A PubMed literature review of resection techniques for colonic neoplasia was performed. The clinical and cost effectiveness of endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is examined...
January 4, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042388/evidence-based-review-of-the-impact-of-image-enhanced-endoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-gastric-disorders
#10
REVIEW
Ikram Hussain, Tiing Leong Ang
Gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related death. Advanced stages of gastric cancers generally have grim prognosis. But, good prognosis can be achieved if such cancers are detected, diagnosed and resected at early stages. However, early gastric cancers and its precursors often produce only subtle mucosal changes and therefore quite commonly remain elusive at the conventional examination with white light endoscopy. Image-enhanced endoscopy makes mucosal lesions more conspicuous and can therefore potentially yield earlier and more accurate diagnoses...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042386/endoscopic-evaluation-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Carthage P Moran, Barra Neary, Glen A Doherty
Endoscopy is a keystone in the management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is the fundamental diagnostic tool for IBD, and can help discern between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Endoscopic assessment provides an objective end point in clinical trials, and identifies patients in clinical practice who may benefit from treatment escalation and may assist risk stratification in patients seeking to discontinue therapy. Recent advances in endoscopic assessment of patients with IBD include video capsule endoscopy, and chromoendoscopy...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039246/safety-of-sedation-for-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-in-a-group-of-university-affiliated-hospitals-a-prospective-cohort-study
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K Leslie, M L Allen, E C Hessian, P J Peyton, J Kasza, A Courtney, P A Dhar, J Briedis, S Lee, A R Beeton, D Sayakkarage, S Palanivel, J K Taylor, A J Haughton, C X O'Kane
BACKGROUND: Service models for gastrointestinal endoscopy sedation must be safe, as endoscopy is the most common procedure performed under sedation in many countries. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to determine the patient risk profile, and incidence of and risk factors for significant unplanned events, in adult patients presenting for gastrointestinal endoscopy in a group of university-affiliated hospitals where most sedation is managed by anaesthetists. METHODS: Patients aged ≥18 yr presenting for elective and emergency gastrointestinal endoscopy under anaesthetist-managed sedation at nine hospitals affiliated with the University of Melbourne, Australia, were included...
January 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024985/adverse-events-of-self-expandable-esophageal-metallic-stents-in-patients-with-long-term-survival-from-advanced-malignant-disease
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Vitor Sousa Medeiros, Bruno Costa Martins, Luciano Lenz, Maria Sylvia Ierardi Ribeiro, Gustavo Andrade de Paulo, Marcelo Simas Lima, Adriana Vaz Safatle-Ribeiro, Fabio Shighuehissa Kawaguti, Caterina Pennacchi, Sebastian N Geiger, Victor R Bastos, Ulysses Ribeiro-Junior, Rubens A Sallum, Fauze Maluf-Filho
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Self-expandable metallic stents (SEMSs) are considered the best palliative treatment of dysphagia for patients with advanced esophageal cancer. Adverse events (AEs) are a major concern, especially in patients with better prognosis and longer survival. The present study aimed to evaluate the AEs of patients who survived longer than 6 months with esophageal stents in place. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database including all patients submitted to esophageal stent placement for the palliation of malignant diseases during the period from February 2009 to February 2014 at a tertiary-care academic center, who remained with the stent longer than 6 months...
December 23, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018720/registration-of-free-hand-oct-daughter-endoscopy-to-3d-organ-reconstruction
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Kristen L Lurie, Roland Angst, Eric J Seibel, Joseph C Liao, Audrey K Ellerbee Bowden
Despite the trend to pair white light endoscopy with secondary image modalities for in vivo characterization of suspicious lesions, challenges remain to co-register such data. We present an algorithm to co-register two different optical imaging modalities as a mother-daughter endoscopy pair. Using white light cystoscopy (mother) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) (daughter) as an example, we developed the first forward-viewing OCT endoscope that fits in the working channel of flexible cystoscopes and demonstrated our algorithm's performance with optical phantom and clinical imaging data...
December 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018111/clinical-features-of-upper-gastrointestinal-serrated-lesions-an-endoscopy-database-analysis-of-98746-patients
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Hai-Long Cao, Wen-Xiao Dong, Meng-Que Xu, Yu-Jie Zhang, Si-Nan Wang, Mei-Yu Piao, Xiao-Cang Cao, Bang-Mao Wang
AIM: To analyse the clinical features of patients with the serrated lesions in the upper gastrointestinal tract (UPGI) tract. METHODS: Patients who underwent routine esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) at the Digestive Endoscopy Centre of General Hospital, Tianjin Medical University between January 2011 and December 2015 were consecutively recruited. Patients with UPGI serrated lesions were consecutively identified. The patients' demographics and histopathology were recorded...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002507/narrow-band-imaging-endoscopy-for-detection-of-precancerous-lesions-of-upper-gastrointestinal-tract
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Dan Nicolae Florescu, Elena Tatiana Ivan, Adriana Mihaela Ciocâlteu, Ioana Andreea Gheonea, Diana Rodica Tudoraşcu, Tudorel Ciurea, Dan IonuŢ Gheonea
Gastric cancer (GC) is an important health problem despite the advances in surgery and chemotherapy and although the incidence is decreasing, GC is still considered the second most common cause of deceases produced by cancer. Survival rates in gastric cancer are low, mainly because most patients are often diagnosed in late stages. The current interest in the diagnostic of GC is the detection of early gastric cancer. Advances in high-resolution endoscopic techniques such as narrow band imaging (NBI) allow the detection of early precancerous lesions like polyps or metaplastic mucosa...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000224/fabrication-and-validation-of-a-low-cost-medium-fidelity-silicone-injection-molded-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-simulation-model
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Daniel R Chang, Ryan P Lin, Sarah Bowe, Leon Bunegin, Erik K Weitzel, Kevin C McMains, Thomas Willson, Philip G Chen
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Develop a low-cost, medium-fidelity model for education in endoscopic sinus surgery techniques. Establish face and content validity of the model based on the feedback of otolaryngology faculty including fellowship-trained rhinologists. STUDY DESIGN: Survey. METHODS: A novel silicone injection molded sinus model was constructed. Three fellowship-trained rhinologists and four general otolaryngologists were recruited to perform seven tasks and provide feedback of the model's performance via a 22-question Likert survey...
December 21, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998193/update-on-dietary-therapy-for-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-children-and-adults
#18
Javier Molina-Infante, Pedro Luis Gonzalez-Cordero, Angel Arias, Alfredo J Lucendo
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic inflammatory esophageal disease triggered predominantly, but not excusively, by food antigens. Elimination diet thus remains the only therapy targeting the cause of the disease. Importantly, EoE is a unique form of non-IgE mediated food allergy, largely dependant upon delayed, cell-mediated hypersensitivity. Areas covered: A comprehensive review of literature to summarize and update the most relevant advances on dietary therapy for pediatric and adult EoE patients is conducted...
December 23, 2016: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996369/advanced-imaging-techniques-in-gastrointestinal-endoscopy
#19
Adarsh M Thaker, V Raman Muthusamy
The fundamental approach to endoscopy is to identify concerning and potentially premalignant lesions in the gastrointestinal tract, sample or resect the area of interest, await histologic results, and subsequently formulate a treatment and/or surveillance strategy. Detecting subtle lesions and deciding whether they are clinically significant are challenges that rely on the endoscopist's observation skills and experience. Enhanced imaging technologies have been developed to aid in lesion identification and classification, enabling better visualization of the lumen from a wide-field view while also enabling real-time near-field, including cellular level, imaging of the tissue...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995468/alpha-fetoprotein-producing-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-a-mimicker-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Jeremy Wang, Wendy Liu, Keyur Parikh, Anthony Benjamin Post
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)-producing esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is a rare occurrence. Elevation of serum AFP is commonly associated with hepatocellular carcinoma and yolk sac tumors, but rarely with esophageal carcinoma. Here, we report a rare case of AFP-producing EAC. A 51-year-old man presented with two weeks of acid reflux and a 35-lb weight loss. Laboratory data were notable for transaminitis and AFP was 2524 ng/mL. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed abnormal thickening of the esophagus and multiple metastatic masses throughout the liver...
December 19, 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
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