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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809387/accuracy-and-safety-of-the-cytosponge-for-assessing-histologic-activity-in-eosinophilic-esophagitis-a-two-center-study
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David A Katzka, Thomas C Smyrk, Jeffrey A Alexander, Debra M Geno, RoseMary A Beitia, Audrey O Chang, Nicholas J Shaheen, Rebecca C Fitzgerald, Evan S Dellon
OBJECTIVES: Management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) requires repeated endoscopic mucosal sampling to assess disease activity. A less invasive and expensive means of monitoring of EoE is required. The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy, safety, and tolerability of the cytosponge compared to endoscopy and biopsy for histologic assessment of EoE. METHODS: In this prospective two-center cross-sectional study, patients with known EoE underwent cytosponge sampling followed by endoscopy and biopsy...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797911/a-prospective-evaluation-of-radiation-free-direct-solitary-cholangioscopy-for-the-management-of-choledocholithiasis
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Monique T Barakat, Mohit Girotra, Abhishek Choudhary, Robert J Huang, Saurabh Sethi, Subhas Banerjee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopy has replaced many radiological studies for the GI tract. However, ERCP remains a hybrid endoscopic-fluoroscopic procedure, which limits its portable delivery, creates delays due to fluoroscopy room unavailability and exposes patients/providers to radiation. We evaluated fluoroscopy/radiation-free management of patients with non-complex choledocholithiasis using direct solitary cholangioscopy (DSC). METHODS: Patients underwent fluoroscopy-free biliary cannulation, sphincterotomy then cholangioscopy to establish location, number/size of stones and document distance from ampulla to bifurcation to guide balloon advancement...
August 7, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796076/factors-affecting-mortality-and-resource-use-for-hospitalized-patients-with-cirrhosis-a-population-based-study
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Phunchai Charatcharoenwitthaya, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Khemajira Karaketklang, Kittiyod Poovorawan, Wirichada Pan-Ngum, Watcharasak Chotiyaputta, Tawesak Tanwandee, Kamthorn Phaosawasdi
Hospitalizations for advanced liver disease are costly and associated with significant mortality. This population-based study aimed to evaluate factors associated with in-hospital mortality and resource use for the management of hospitalized patients with cirrhosis.Mortality records and resource utilization for 52,027 patients hospitalized with cirrhosis and/or complications of portal hypertension (ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, variceal bleeding, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, or hepatorenal syndrome) were extracted from a nationally representative sample of Thai inpatients covered by Universal Coverage Scheme during 2009 to 2013...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791424/-to-stent-or-not-to-stent-immediate-emergency-surgery-with-laparoscopic-radical-colectomy-with-cme-and-primary-anastomosis-is-feasible-for-obstructing-left-colon-carcinoma
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Salomone Di Saverio, Arianna Birindelli, Edoardo Segalini, Matteo Novello, Anna Larocca, Francesco Ferrara, Gian Andrea Binda, Marco Bassi
Great debate exists in the initial acute management of large bowel obstruction from obstructing left colon carcinoma. While endoscopic stenting is well established as the first approach in the setting of palliative care of patients with advanced metastatic disease as well as a bridge to elective surgery in elderly patients who have an increased risk of postoperative mortality (age >70 years and/or ASA status ≥3), controversies exist regarding oncological safety and long-term outcomes of endoscopic colonic stenting in younger patients and ESGE Guidelines do not recommend SEMS placement in patients <70 and fit for curative surgery...
August 8, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791319/gastric-superficial-neoplasia-high-miss-rate-but-slow-progression
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Yuichi Shimodate, Motowo Mizuno, Akira Doi, Naoyuki Nishimura, Hirokazu Mouri, Kazuhiro Matsueda, Hiroshi Yamamoto
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:  Gastric superficial neoplasia (GSN) is often overlooked at endoscopy because of difficulty in identifying it. The miss rate of GSN at endoscopy and the impact on clinical outcome of the missed GSN have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we investigated these issues. METHODS:  Among 1462 endoscopically and pathologically diagnosed gastric cancers in our hospital from January 2011 to December 2014, previous records of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) were available for 198 lesions (index lesions) and were reviewed retrospectively...
August 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789635/simultaneous-antegrade-and-retrograde-endoscopic-treatment-of-non-malignant-ureterointestinal-anastomotic-strictures-following-urinary-diversion
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Weiguo Hu, Boxing Su, Bo Xiao, Xin Zhang, Song Chen, Yuzhe Tang, Yubao Liu, Meng Fu, Jianxing Li
BACKGROUND: The ureterointestinal anastomosis stricture (UAS) is a common complication of urinary diversion after radical cystectomy. For decades, open anastomotic revision remained the gold standard for the treatment of UAS. However, with the advancement in endoscopic technology, mini-invasive therapeutic approaches have been used in its management. Here, we report our experience with and long-term results of combined simultaneous antegrade and retrograde endoscopy (SARE) in the treatment of non-malignant UASs after urinary diversion in a consecutive series of patients...
August 8, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763808/endocuff-assisted-colonoscopy-is-associated-with-a-lower-adenoma-miss-rate-a-multicenter-randomized-tandem-study
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Konstantinos Triantafyllou, Dimitrios Polymeros, Periklis Apostolopoulos, Catarina Lopes Brandao, Paraskevas Gkolfakis, Alessandro Repici, Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Mario Dinis-Ribeiro, George Alexandrakis, Cesare Hassan
Background and study aims The Endocuff (ARC Medical Design, Leeds, UK) is a device that, when mounted on the tip of an endoscope, may assist with inspection of a greater surface of the colonic mucosa by pulling backwards, flattening, and stretching the colonic folds as the endoscope is gradually withdrawn. We aimed to compare the adenoma miss rates of Endocuff-assisted colonoscopy with those of conventional colonoscopy. Patients and methods The included patients underwent same-day, back-to-back, (Endocuff-assisted colonoscopy as the index procedure followed by conventional colonoscopy or vice versa, randomly assigned 1:1) colonoscopies, performed by six endoscopists with documented adenoma detection rates > 35 %, in four tertiary endoscopy facilities...
August 1, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750749/incidental-focal-colonic-uptake-in-studies-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
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L Servente, V Gigirey, M García Fontes, O Alonso
OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency of focal colonic uptake as an incidental observation in (18)F-FDG PET/CT studies, and to correlate this finding with histopathological results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Out of a total of 3,176 PET/CT studies with (18)F-FDG systematic analysis was carried out on 30 studies in which colonic focal uptake was observed. Patients with known colorectal neoplasia were excluded. The maximum standardised uptake values (SUVm) and the morphological findings provided by the CT were recorded...
July 24, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745833/full-layer-mucosal-histology-in-achalasia-histological-epithelial-wave-is-characteristic-in-pinstripe-pattern-positive-achalasia
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H Sato, K Takahashi, N Nakajima, G Hasegawa, K Mizuno, S Hashimoto, S Ikarashi, K Hayashi, Y Honda, J Yokoyama, Y Sato, S Terai
BACKGROUND: Previously, the mucosal histology in achalasia has only been investigated using superficial biopsy or surgically resected esophageal specimens in end-stage cases. We investigated the histology of the full-layer mucosa in early and advanced achalasia. METHODS: Endoscopy was performed for the pinstripe pattern (PSP) (an early achalasia indicator) and dilation and thickening of the mucosa (advanced achalasia indicators). A mucosal entry site for peroral endoscopic myotomy was created using cap-fitted endoscopic mucosal resection to access the full-layer mucosa and the submucosa...
July 26, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740840/bicytopenia-and-leukoerythroblastosis-a-rare-initial-presentation-of-signet-ring-cell-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Vilma Takayasu, Edna Harumi Goto, Mayra Zanon Casagrande, Paulo Guilherme de Arruda Miranda, Gabriela Bezerra de Freitas Diniz, Micaela Frasson Monteiro, Aloisio Felipe-Silva
Gastric adenocarcinoma is a common neoplasia and is responsible for up to 30% of the overall deaths due to cancer. Advanced disease is mostly characterized by peritoneum, liver, and lung involvement. The spread of the disease to the bone is rare, and bone marrow dissemination is even rarer. In this setting, leukoerythroblastosis may be the initial manifestation of the disease. The authors report the case of a 64-year-old Caucasian man who sought medical care complaining of back pain, weakness, and weight loss...
April 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738362/advances-in-the-diagnosis-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy
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Madeline J L Ravesloot, Linda Benoist, Peter van Maanen, Eric J Kezirian, Nico de Vries
Drug-induced sleep endoscopy was introduced in 1991 and has recently evolved into a pivotal instrument for patients in whom obstructive sleep apnea surgery is considered. Here, we discuss the indications, contraindications, technique, anesthesia, scoring systems, validity, and insights of the literature.
2017: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736658/3d-reconstruction-of-cystoscopy-videos-for-comprehensive-bladder-records
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Kristen L Lurie, Roland Angst, Dimitar V Zlatev, Joseph C Liao, Audrey K Ellerbee Bowden
White light endoscopy is widely used for diagnostic imaging of the interior of organs and body cavities, but the inability to correlate individual 2D images with 3D organ morphology limits its utility for quantitative or longitudinal studies of disease physiology or cancer surveillance. As a result, most endoscopy videos, which carry enormous data potential, are used only for real-time guidance and are discarded after collection. We present a computational method to reconstruct and visualize a 3D model of organs from an endoscopic video that captures the shape and surface appearance of the organ...
April 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734992/endoscopic-muscle-biopsy-emb-of-the-duodenum-and-rectum-a-pilot-survival-study-in-a-porcine-model-to-detect-myenteric-neurons
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E Rajan, B Al-Bawardy, C J Gostout, L M Wong Kee Song, J L Deters, M A Knipschield, C E Bernard, G Farrugia
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Small bowel and colorectal muscle biopsies require a surgical approach. Advancing our understanding of the pathophysiology of motility disorders, such as functional bowel disorders, intestinal pseudo-obstruction and slow transit constipation, is hindered by our inability to non-invasively obtain muscularis propria (MP) for evaluation of multiple cell types, including myenteric neurons. The aims of this study were to determine (1) technical feasibility, reproducibility and safety of performing duodenal endoscopic muscle biopsy (dEMB) and rectal endoscopic muscle biopsy (rEMB) using a clip-assist technique; and (2) presence of myenteric neurons in tissue samples...
July 19, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728257/-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-children-analysis-of-22-cases
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M F Sun, W Z Gu, K R Peng, M N Liu, X L Shu, L Q Jiang, M Z Jiang
Objective: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic immune-mediated esophageal disease.The current domestic reports of EoE in children is rare.The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical features, the diagnosis and treatment advance of EoE in children by case analysis and literature review. Method: Clinical data of 22 children with EoE from January, 2011 to December, 2015 in Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine were recorded, retrospective analysis was performed on clinical presentation, gastroendoscopy and histopathological examination features and the treatment...
July 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716213/imaging-of-endoscopic-approaches-to-the-anterior-and-central-skull-base
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REVIEW
I M Schmalfuss
Sinonasal endoscopy for treatment of benign sinonasal diseases is a well-established procedure. Recent advances in endoscope technology have substantially expanded its application with many institutions now offering resection of skull base lesions and sinonasal malignancies via the endoscopic approach. Its minimally invasive nature leads to faster recovery time, better cosmetic results, and fewer complications. Unfortunately, not all lesions involving the sinonasal region and skull base are accessible to sinonasal endoscopy...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716173/central-compartment-atopic-disease
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John M DelGaudio, Patricia A Loftus, Aneeza W Hamizan, Richard J Harvey, Sarah K Wise
BACKGROUND: Isolated polypoid changes of the middle turbinate were recently reported as having a high association with inhalant allergy. A more advanced manifestation of this association may present as polypoid changes of the entire central sinonasal compartment (i.e., the middle and superior turbinates, and the posterosuperior nasal septum), while the lateral sinus mucosa remains relatively normal. OBJECTIVE: To introduce and describe this newly recognized variant of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), termed central compartment atopic disease (CCAD)...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704223/activities-in-a-social-networking-based-discussion-group-by-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-doctors
#17
Xiaoyu Kang, Lina Zhao, Na Liu, Xiangping Wang, Rongchun Zhang, Zhiguo Liu, Shuhui Liang, Shaowei Yao, Qin Tao, Hui Jia, Yanglin Pan, Xuegang Guo
BACKGROUND: Online social networking is increasingly being used among medical practitioners. However, few studies have evaluated its use in therapeutic endoscopy. Here, we aimed to analyze the shared topics and activities of a group of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) doctors in a social networking-based endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography discussion group (EDG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six ERCP trainers working in Xijing Hospital and 48 graduated endoscopists who had finished ERCP training in the same hospital were invited to join in EDG...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696510/expanding-the-baveno-vi-criteria-for-the-screening-of-varices-in-patients-with-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease
#18
Salvador Augustin, Mònica Pons, James B Maurice, Christophe Bureau, Horia Stefanescu, Michel Ney, Hélène Blasco, Bogdan Procopet, Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Rachel H Westbrook, Jaime Bosch, Annalisa Berzigotti, Juan G Abraldes, Joan Genescà
Patients with compensated advanced chronic liver disease (cACLD) can safely avoid screening endoscopy with a platelet count >150x10(9) cells/L and liver stiffness measurement (LSM) <20 kPa (Baveno VI criteria). However, the total number of avoided endoscopies using this rule is relatively low. We aimed at expanding the Baveno VI criteria and validating them in additional cohorts. Patients from the Anticipate cohort (499 patients with cACLD of different etiologies) were used to study the performance of different thresholds of platelets and LSM for the identification of patients at very low risk (<5%) of having varices needing treatment (VNT)...
July 11, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695907/overuse-of-repeat-upper-endoscopy-in-the-veterans-health-administration-a-retrospective-analysis
#19
Joel H Rubenstein, Heiko Pohl, Megan A Adams, Eve Kerr, Robert Holleman, Sandeep Vijan, Jason A Dominitz, John M Inadomi, Dawn Provenzale, Joseph Francis, Sameer D Saini
OBJECTIVES: Americans undergo ∼7 million esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGDs) annually, and one-third of Medicare beneficiaries undergo a repeat EGD within 3 years. As many as 43% of these repeat EGDs are inappropriate. We aimed to determine the rate of repeat inappropriate EGD within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and identify factors associated with repeat EGD. METHODS: We conducted retrospective analyses of Veterans undergoing an index EGD at 159 VHA facilities between 1 January 2003 and 30 June 2007...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695451/the-endoscopic-findings-of-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#20
REVIEW
Yoshiki Nomura, Kentaro Moriichi, Mikihiro Fujiya, Toshikatsu Okumura
Crohn's disease (CD) is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) associated with ulceration, and the main foci of the inflammation in CD patients are typically the terminal ileum and colon. However, in the upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT), including the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, inflammatory lesions are also detected as well, with a relatively high frequency (30-75%). Recent advances in imaging modalities, including endoscopy, have aided in the diagnosis of CD. Various lesions, including aphtha, erosion, ulcers, bamboo-joint-like appearance and notch-like appearance, are detected in the upper GI of CD patients...
August 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
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