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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350118/-online-tool-to-prepare-patient-for-colonoscopy-development-and-implementation-of-a-patient-education-app
#1
G Verldhuijzen, M Klemt-Kropp, A A van Esch
Optimal patient education prior to colonoscopy is essential for an optimal outcome of the procedure. Patients benefit from adequate information regarding laxatives, risks and alternatives, and must provide informed consent. The endoscopist also has to have access to patient data in advance of the procedure in order to carry out an adequate risk assessment for the use of sedation. Most centres in the Netherlands usually make use of a pre-endoscopy consultation to exchange this information, but here is now pressure on this practice because the number of colonoscopies is increasing rapidly as a result of the introduction of the national screening programme for colorectal cancer...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344791/sages-s-advanced-gi-mis-fellowship-curriculum-pilot-project
#2
Joshua J Weis, Matthew Goldblatt, Aurora Pryor, Brian J Dunkin, L Michael Brunt, Daniel B Jones, Daniel J Scott
BACKGROUND: The American health care system faces deficits in quality and quantity of surgeons. SAGES is a major stakeholder in surgical fellowship training and is responsible for defining the curriculum for the Advanced GI/MIS fellowship. SAGES leadership is actively adapting this curriculum. METHODS: The process of reform began in 2014 through a series of iterative meetings and discussions. A working group within the Resident and Fellow Training Committee reviewed case log data from 2012 to 2015...
January 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344568/non-surgical-management-of-boerhaave-s-syndrome-a-case-series-study-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Khalil Aloreidi, Bhavesh Patel, Tim Ridgway, Terry Yeager, Muslim Atiq
Background and study aims:  Boerhaave's syndrome (BS) is a life-threatening condition with morbidity and mortality rates as high as 50 % in some reports. Until recently, surgical intervention has been the mainstay of management plans. With advances in therapeutic endoscopy, however, there has been increasing interest in non-surgical options including endoscopic esophageal stenting. Patients and methods:  We reviewed the medical records of all patients diagnosed with BS and managed with endoscopic interventions between November 2011 and November 2016...
January 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336433/eosinophilic-esophagitis-relationship-of-subepithelial-eosinophilic-inflammation-with-epithelial-histology-endoscopy-blood-eosinophils-and-symptoms
#4
Alain M Schoepfer, Audrey Simko, Christian Bussmann, Ekaterina Safroneeva, Marcel Zwahlen, Thomas Greuter, Luc Biedermann, Stephan Vavricka, Sébastien Godat, Antoine Reinhard, Catherine Saner, Hugo Maye, Christine Sempoux, Christophe Brunel, Carine Blanchard, Dagmar Simon, Hans-Uwe Simon, Alex Straumann
OBJECTIVES: For technical reasons, the histologic characterization of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)-specific alterations is almost exclusively based on those found in the esophageal epithelium, whereas little is known about subepithelial abnormalities. In this study, we aimed to systematically assess the nature of subepithelial histologic alterations, and analyze their relationship with epithelial histologic findings, endoscopic features, and symptoms. METHODS: Adult patients with established EoE diagnosis were prospectively included during a yearly follow-up visit...
January 16, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333073/the-impact-of-age-on-the-incidence-and-severity-of-post-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-pancreatitis
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Panagiotis Katsinelos, Georgia Lazaraki, Grigoris Chatzimavroudis, Sotiris Terzoudis, Anthi Gatopoulou, Andreas Xanthis, Sotiris Anastasiadis, Kiriaki Anastasiadou, Nikos Georgakis, Dimitris Tzivras, Jannis Kountouras
Background: With advancing age there is progressive pancreatic atrophy and fibrosis, leading to tissue destruction and chronic pancreatitis that has been found to be protective against post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis (PEP). However, there are no reports regarding the potential effect of the aging pancreatic changes on the incidence and severity of PEP. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of senile changes in the pancreas on the incidence and severity of PEP...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330747/recent-advances-in-screening-for-barrett-s-esophagus
#6
REVIEW
Sarmed S Sami, Prasad G Iyer
OPINION STATEMENT: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is a pressing need for effective strategies to halt the increase in both the incidence and mortality of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Screening for Barrett's esophagus, which is the only known precursor of EAC, remains a ripe area for research, particularly with regard to identifying the target population, screening tools, and management of screen-detected populations. This review aims to explore in depth the rationale for screening for Barrett's esophagus, recent biotechnological advances which may have the potential of making screening feasible, and also highlight the challenges which will have to be overcome in order make screening for BE a realistic prospect...
January 13, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307203/interventional-endoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#7
Asim S Khokhar, Amna F Sher, Mark Schattner
Pancreatic cancer accounts for approximately 3% of all cancers in US, and is the fourth leading cause of mortality in both men and women. It is a silent killer due to lack of early symptoms and the majority of patients present at advanced stage at the time of initial diagnosis. Only 15-20% of patients are candidates for curative resection and even then, the 5-year survival rates range from 10-25%. Despite recent advances in the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer, the prognosis remains grim with 5-year overall survival (OS) of approximately 10%...
December 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306868/gastritis-staging-in-the-endoscopic-follow-up-for-the-secondary-prevention-of-gastric-cancer-a-5-year-prospective-study-of-1755-patients
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Massimo Rugge, Alberto Meggio, Cecilia Pravadelli, Mattia Barbareschi, Matteo Fassan, Maria Gentilini, Manuel Zorzi, Giovanni De Pretis, David Y Graham, Robert M Genta
OBJECTIVE: Operative link on gastritis assessment (OLGA) staging for gastritis ranks the risk for gastric cancer (GC) in progressive stages (0-IV). This prospective study aimed at quantifying the cancer risk associated with each gastritis stage. DESIGN: A cohort of 1755 consecutive patients with dyspepsia underwent initial (T-0) oesophagogastroduodenoscopy with mapped gastric biopsies, OLGA staging and assessment of Helicobacter pylori infection. Patients were followed for 55 months (median); patients with stages II III and IV underwent a second endoscopy/restaging (T-1), and those with stages 0 and I were followed clinically and through in-depth clinical and record checking...
January 6, 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294595/should-asymptomatic-young-men-with-iron-deficiency-anemia-necessarily-undergo-endoscopy
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Nam Hee Kim, Jung Ho Park, Dong Il Park, Chong Il Sohn, Kyuyong Choi, Yoon Suk Jung
Background/Aims: There has been no evidence for the necessity of endoscopy in asymptomatic young men with iron deficiency anemia (IDA). To determine whether endoscopy should be recommended in asymptomatic young men with IDA, we compared the prevalence of gastrointestinal (GI) lesions between young men (< 50 years) with IDA and those without IDA. Methods: We conducted a case-control study on asymptomatic young men aged < 50 years who underwent both esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy as part of a health checkup between 2010 and 2014...
January 5, 2018: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280701/laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-banding-migration-an-early-approach-for-a-late-complication
#10
G Martines, A Picciariello, I Ugenti, E Lagovardou, R Digennaro, P Capuano
AIM: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) migration is an uncommon late complication after bariatric surgery. It usually presents with an unexplained weight increase or without any symptom. Current guidelines do not establish the timing of a clear endoscopic follow-up to prevent and/or to treat this kind of complication. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Long-term follow-up was performed in 217 patients with LAGB (37 underwent surgery in other bariatric centers). At the endoscopic check, 3 patients presented banding erosion respectively 7, 9 and 11 years after surgery...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275586/-relationship-between-screening-and-colorectal-cancer-incidence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
L Hou, S S Liao, J M Jiang, F Xue, W Han, B Zhang, H Y Pang
Objective: To explore a relationship between screening and incidence for colorectal cancer (CRC). Methods: Medline, Scopus, BIOSIS Previews, and the Cochrane Library were searched for studies, which included any randomized controlled trial (RCT) about CRC screening with a report on using endoscopy in screening arms and a usual care in control arms. Results: Nine qualified trials, four one-time and five two-or-more-time screening programs, were included in this review with 997 131 persons randomized and a median follow-up of 10-28 years...
November 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251567/nonparametric-online-learning-control-for-soft-continuum-robot-an-enabling-technique-for-effective-endoscopic-navigation
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Kit-Hang Lee, Denny K C Fu, Martin C W Leong, Marco Chow, Hing-Choi Fu, Kaspar Althoefer, Kam Yim Sze, Chung-Kwong Yeung, Ka-Wai Kwok
Bioinspired robotic structures comprising soft actuation units have attracted increasing research interest. Taking advantage of its inherent compliance, soft robots can assure safe interaction with external environments, provided that precise and effective manipulation could be achieved. Endoscopy is a typical application. However, previous model-based control approaches often require simplified geometric assumptions on the soft manipulator, but which could be very inaccurate in the presence of unmodeled external interaction forces...
December 2017: Soft Robotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250582/magnifying-advanced-endoscopy-in-collagenous-colitis-now-you-see
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EDITORIAL
Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Ervin Toth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246590/developing-a-national-simulation-based-surgical-skills-bootcamp-in-general-thoracic-surgery
#14
Colin Schieman, Hideki Ujiie, Laura Donahoe, Waël Hanna, Richard Malthaner, Simon Turner, Kasia Czarnecka, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
BACKGROUND: The use surgical simulation across all subspecialties has gained widespread adoption in the last decade. A number of factors, including the small number of trainees, identified gaps in surgical skill training from cross-sectional surveys, increased national collaboration, and support from the national specialty committee identified a need to construct a surgical skills "bootcamp" in thoracic surgery in Canada. OBJECTIVE: The goals of the surgical skills bootcamp, as identified by the residency training program directors and the national specialty committee were to create a national, centralized, simulation-based skills workshop that focused on key foundational procedures within thoracic surgery, particularly those identified as areas of weakness by former residents; to smooth the transition to intraoperative teaching; to provide exposure to important but not necessarily universally available procedures such as advanced endoscopy; to teach non-medical expert competencies, and lastly to provide a venue for networking for residents across the country...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243516/gas6-as-a-predictor-of-esophageal-varices-in-patients-affected-by-hepatitis-c-virus-related-chronic-liver-disease
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Mattia Bellan, Pier Paolo Sainaghi, Margherita Tran Minh, Rosalba Minisini, Luca Molinari, Marco Baldrighi, Livia Salmi, Matteo Nazzareno Barbaglia, Luigi Mario Castello, Paolo Ravanini, Gian Carlo Avanzi, Mario Pirisi
AIM: Plasma Gas6 was tested as an alternative to Baveno VI criteria (liver stiffness <20 kPa and platelet count >150 × 109/l) in an endoscopy-sparing strategy. METHODS:  A total of 160 patients with chronic hepatitis C and advanced fibrosis/cirrhosis underwent, on the same occasion, liver elastography, upper endoscopy, a platelet count and serum Gas6 measurement. RESULTS:  A total of 74/160 (46%) patients had esophageal varices, that were small (diameter <5 mm) in 57/160 (34%) and large in 17/160 (11%) cases...
January 2018: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233031/the-endoscopic-surveillance-of-the-transplanted-small-intestine-a-single-center-experience-and-a-proposal-for-a-grading-score
#16
Jonas Varkey, Per-Ove Stotzer, Magnus Simrén, Gustaf Herlenius, Mihai Oltean
OBJECTIVE: Microscopic examination of endoscopic biopsies forms the basis of acute cellular rejection (ACR) monitoring after intestinal transplantation (ITx). The endoscopy findings during acute rejection (AR) are known but a grading system for its severity is lacking. We designed and implemented a five-stage grading score based on acknowledged endoscopic features of AR, to allow a faster preliminary diagnosis of AR and intra- and interpatient comparisons. METHODS: Two investigators reviewed and graded the endoscopy reports after 28 ITx using a novel score and correlated the results with pathology findings...
December 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230147/training-in-advanced-endoscopy
#17
Sachin Wani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228523/advanced-therapeutic-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-in-children-today-and-tomorrow
#18
Zaheer Nabi, Duvvur Nageshwar Reddy
Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy plays an indispensable role in the diagnosis and management of various pediatric GI disorders. While the pace of development of pediatric GI endoscopy has increased over the years, it remains sluggish compared to the advancements in GI endoscopic interventions available in adults. The predominant reasons that explain this observation include lack of formal training courses in advanced pediatric GI interventions, economic constraints in establishing a pediatric endoscopy unit, and unavailability of pediatric-specific devices and accessories...
December 12, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228128/evaluation-of-a-novel-infra-red-endoscopy-system-in-the-assessment-of-early-neoplasia-in-barretts-esophagus-pilot-study-from-a-single-center
#19
J Ortiz-Fernandez-Sordo, S Sami, R Mansilla-Vivar, V Subramanian, J Mannath, E Telakis, K Ragunath
Infrared endoscopy (IRE) has been shown to be useful in detecting submucosal (SM) invasion in early gastric cancer. Its role in the endoscopic assessment of Barrett's neoplasia has not been reported to date. We aimed in this study to evaluate the role of IRE in the detection and characterization of early neoplastic lesions within Barrett's esophagus (BE). The secondary aim was to explore its usefulness for the assessment of the presence of submucosal invasion in these early neoplastic Barrett's lesions. We included in the study patients with dysplastic BE who were referred to our institution for endoscopic therapy of a previously diagnosed early Barrett's neoplasia...
December 8, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227144/stenosis-of-gastric-sleeve-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-clinical-radiographic-and-endoscopic-findings
#20
Jennifer L Levy, Marc S Levine, Stephen E Rubesin, Noel N Williams, Kristoffel R Dumon
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical, radiographic, and endoscopic findings of sleeve stenosis after sleeve gastrectomy and to correlate treatment with outcomes. METHODS: We identified 43 patients who underwent barium studies to evaluate upper GI symptoms after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. The clinical, radiographic, and endoscopic findings were reviewed and correlated with treatment and outcomes. RESULTS: Twenty-six patients (60%) had sleeve stenoses...
December 11, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
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