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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079803/high-resolution-endoscopic-ultrasound-imaging-and-the-number-of-needle-passages-are-significant-factors-predicting-high-yield-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-for-pancreatic-solid-masses-without-an-on-site-cytopathologist
#1
Seok Hoo Jeong, Hyun Hwa Yoon, Eui Joo Kim, Yoon Jae Kim, Yeon Suk Kim, Jae Hee Cho
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is the accurate diagnostic method for pancreatic masses and its accuracy is affected by various FNA methods and EUS equipment. Therefore, we aimed to elucidate the instrumental and methodologic factors for determining the diagnostic yield of EUS-FNA for pancreatic solid masses without an on-site cytopathology evaluation.We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 260 patients (265 pancreatic solid masses) who underwent EUS-FNA. We compared historical conventional EUS groups with high-resolution imaging devices and finally analyzed various factors affecting EUS-FNA accuracy...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079232/predictive-features-for-histology-of-gastric-subepithelial-lesions
#2
Ricardo Teles Schulz, Lizandra Castilho Fabio, Matheus Cavalcante Franco, Sheila A Siqueira, Paulo Sakai, Fauze Maluf-Filho
BACKGROUND: - Gastric subepithelial lesion is a relatively common diagnosis after routine upper endoscopy. The diagnostic workup of an undetermined gastric subepithelial lesion should take into consideration clinical and endoscopic features. OBJECTIVE: - We aimed to investigate the association between patients' characteristics, endoscopic and echographic features with the histologic diagnosis of the gastric subepithelial lesions. METHODS: - This is a retrospective study with 55 patients, who were consecutively diagnosed with gastric subepithelial lesions, from October 2008 to August 2011...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078128/endoscopic-ultrasound-in-pancreatic-cancer-innovative-applications-beyond-the-basics
#3
REVIEW
Joseph Yoo, C Andrew Kistler, Linda Yan, Andrew Dargan, Ali A Siddiqui
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become a mainstay in assisting in the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer. In addition, EUS provides a modality to treat chronic pain through celiac plexus neurolysis. Currently, there is growing data and utilization of EUS in more diverse and innovative applications aimed at providing more sophisticated diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic options for patients with pancreatic cancer. EUS delivery of chemotherapy, viral and biological vectors and fiducial markers may eventually revolutionize the way clinicians approach the care of a patient with pancreatic cancer...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078107/phase-ii-study-of-bevacizumab-and-preoperative-chemoradiation-for-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
#4
Geoffrey Y Ku, Manjit S Bains, Do Joong Park, Yelena Y Janjigian, Valerie W Rusch, Nabil P Rizk, Sam S Yoon, Brittanie Millang, Marinela Capanu, Karyn A Goodman, David H Ilson
BACKGROUND: A standard-of-care for locally advanced esophageal and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma is pre-operative chemoradiation. Elevated levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) have been associated with worse outcomes following chemoradiation and anti-VEGF therapies can potentiate radiation efficacy. METHODS: In this single-arm phase II study, we added bevacizumab to induction chemotherapy and concurrent chemoradiation with cisplatin/irinotecan for locally advanced esophageal and GEJ adenocarcinomas...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077094/the-cut-off-value-of-tumor-size-and-appropriate-timing-of-follow-up-for-management-of-minimal-eus-suspected-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
#5
Zhidong Gao, Chao Wang, Qian Xue, Jingtong Wang, Zhanlong Shen, Kewei Jiang, Kai Shen, Bin Liang, Xiaodong Yang, Qiwei Xie, Shan Wang, Yingjiang Ye
BACKGROUD: The detectable rate of minimal gastric GISTs has continuously increased. While the surveillance and management of GIST <2 cm have been deemed controversial or lack evidence-based approaches.  The aim of the current study is to propose a cut-off value of tumor size for treatment policy and the appropriate timing for endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) follow-up in the minimal EUS-suspected gastric GIST patients. METHODS: A single-institution retrospective study was performed...
January 11, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072692/role-of-biochemistry-and-cytological-analysis-of-cyst-fluid-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-cysts-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#6
Ozlem Mutluay Soyer, Bulent Baran, Asli Ciftcibasi Ormeci, Davut Sahin, Suut Gokturk, Sami Evirgen, Rafet Basar, Pinar Firat, Filiz Akyuz, Kadir Demir, Fatih Besisik, Sabahattin Kaymakoglu, Cetin Karaca
BACKGROUND: Management of pancreatic cysts is based on neoplastic-nonneoplastic discrimination. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) enables to differentiate neoplastic-nonneoplastic lesions and also allows fine-needle aspiration (FNA). In this study, we aim to assess feasibility and clinical relevance of cytological and biochemical analysis in differential diagnosis of cystic pancreatic lesions in patients who had undergone endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) due to pancreatic cysts...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071059/accuracy-of-asge-criteria-for-the-prediction-of-choledocholithiasis
#7
Jacobo Dib
I read with interest the article "Accuracy of ASGE criteria for the prediction of choledocholithiasis" by Nárvaez et al. Patients with suspicion of choledocholithiasis (CL) were categorized according to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) recommendations. Those patients classified into high or intermediate-probability for CL underwent an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) without any further non-endoscopic biliary imaging modalities. In the ASGE recommendations for intermediate risk CL patients, they mention options for the evaluation of these patients including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC)...
January 10, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066983/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-antegrade-biliary-stenting-for-unresectable-malignant-biliary-obstruction-in-patients-with-surgically-altered-anatomy-a-single-center-prospective-pilot-study
#8
Takuji Iwashita, Ichiro Yasuda, Tsuyoshi Mukai, Keisuke Iwata, Shinpei Doi, Shinya Uemura, Masatoshi Mabuchi, Mitsuru Okuno, Masahito Shimizu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP) with biliary stenting for the treatment of unresectable malignant biliary obstruction (MBO) is challenging among patients with surgically altered anatomy. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided antegrade biliary stenting (EUS-ABS) was introduced as an alternative biliary drainage method, although it has not been well studied yet. In this single-center prospective pilot study, we aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of EUS-ABS for MBO in patients with surgically altered anatomy...
January 9, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066947/training-in-eus-an-asian-perspective
#9
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
#10
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/28061422/can-we-predict-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury
#11
Kristina Drusany Starič, Petra Bukovec, Katja Jakopič, Eftim Zdravevski, Vladimir Trajkovik, Adolf Lukanović
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to identify primiparous pregnant women with a higher risk for obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) based on obstetric characteristics (risk factors). STUDY DESIGN: In the retrospective case control study primiparous women were examined using endoanal ultrasonography (EUS) for OASIS identification 6-12 weeks after delivery. Obstetric characteristics for OASIS were collected from the mothers' medical records. The univariate analysis of maternal (age at delivery, maternal height, weight, BMI), infant (length, weight and head circumference) and birth (pregnancy duration, labour and delivery duration, episiotomy, vacuum extraction and oxytocin augmentation) risk factors, Pearson correlations and information gain were carried out...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058020/high-flow-nasal-oxygen-availability-for-sedation-decreases-the-use-of-general-anesthesia-during-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-and-endoscopic-ultrasound
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Roman Schumann, Nikola S Natov, Klifford A Rocuts-Martinez, Matthew D Finkelman, Tom V Phan, Sanjay R Hegde, Robert M Knapp
AIM: To examine whether high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) availability influences the use of general anesthesia (GA) in patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and associated outcomes. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patients were stratified into 3 eras between October 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 based on HFNO availability for deep sedation at the time of their endoscopy. During the first and last 3-mo eras (era 1 and 3), no HFNO was available, whereas it was an option during the second 3-mo era (era 2)...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054258/transduodenal-ampullectomy-for-ampullary-tumors
#13
Verushka M Mansukhani, Gunjan S Desai, Sasi Mouli, Keval Shirodkar, Rajiv C Shah, Jagannath Palepu
Transduodenal ampullectomy (TDA) is indicated for large ampullary tumors, for presence of dysplasia on endoscopic biopsy, for poor surgical candidates for pancreaticoduodenectomy, and in cases not indicated for endoscopic ampullectomy. Retrospective review of data from 2009 to 2015 revealed 11 patients who underwent TDA. Magnetic resonance imaging cholangiopancreatography (MRI-MRCP), contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) scan, side-viewing endoscopy, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) were used for investigating the patients as required...
January 5, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052461/hepatobiliary-and-pancreatic-a-rare-case-of-a-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumor-in-the-bile-duct-with-spontaneous-regression-diagnosed-by-eus-fna
#14
I Sano, M Kuwatani, R Sugiura, S Kato, K Kawakubo, T Ueno, Y Nakanishi, T Mitsuhashi, H Hirata, S Haba, S Hirano, N Sakamoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050442/pancreatic-tuberculosis-a-puzzle-for-physicians-a-rare-case-and-review-of-literature
#15
Prashanth Ashok Kumar, Gursharan Singh, John Biku Joseph, S Swaminathan, L Venkatakrishnan
Pancreatic Tuberculosis is an uncommon form of extra pulmonary tuberculosis that resembles malignancy of pancreas and serve as a diagnostic challenge for physicians. Conservative management with Anti Tuberculosis Therapy (ATT) will suffice for pancreatic tuberculosis whereas a malignancy may require major surgeries which may lead to significant morbidity. Here, we discuss the case of a female patient who presented with abdominal pain and vomiting and is a known case of chronic calcific pancreatitis. Radiological findings were that of malignancy of the pancreas...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046668/su-f-j-43-positional-variation-of-implanted-fiducial-markers-over-the-course-of-image-guided-radiotherapy-for-pancreatic-cancer
#16
S Shen, R Jacob, R Popple, X Wu, R Cardan, I Brezovich
PURPOSE: Pancreas is a soft-tissue organ, implanted fiducials can change positions due to migration or tissue deformation. This study quantified positional variation of fiducials in IGRT for pancreatic cancer. METHODS: 20 patients had at least 3 gold fiducials implanted in pancreas under EUS guidance. Patients had 4D-CT simulation for gated treatment. Daily gated OBI kV images (Turebeam) were used for positional alignment with fiducials for total of 25 or 28 fractions...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044263/five-fraction-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt-and-chemotherapy-for-the-local-management-of-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer
#17
Jonathan W Lischalk, Aidan Burke, Jessica Chew, Christen Elledge, Marie Gurka, John Marshall, Michael Pishvaian, Sean Collins, Keith Unger
BACKGROUND: The majority of patients with pancreatic cancer are diagnosed with metastatic disease at presentation. Nevertheless, local progression is responsible for up to 30% of deaths and can lead to significant morbidity. As a consequence, further exploration of effective methods of local control and palliation is essential. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a widely utilized technique for the treatment of localized pancreatic cancer. Here, we report our experience with SBRT and chemotherapy for the local treatment of the metastatic patient population...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043931/similar-efficacies-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-gallbladder-drainage-with-a-lumen-apposing-metal-stent-vs-percutaneous-transhepatic-gallbladder-drainage-for-acute-cholecystitis
#18
Shayan Irani, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Anthony Teoh, Uwe Will, Jose Nieto, Barham K Abu Dayyeh, S Ian Gan, Michael Larsen, Hon Chi Yip, Mark D Topazian, Michael J Levy, Christopher C Thompson, Andrew C Storm, Gulara Hajiyeva, Amr Ismail, Yen-I Chen, Majidah Bukhari, Yamile Haito Chavez, Vivek Kumbhari, Mouen A Khashab
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Acute cholecystitis in patients who are not candidates for surgery is often managed with percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PT-GBD). Endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) with a lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS) is an effective alternative to PT-GBD. We compared the technical success of EUS-GBD vs PT-GBD, as well as patient outcomes, numbers of adverse events (AEs), length of hospital stay, pain scores, and repeat interventions. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to compare EUS-GBD vs PT-GBD at 7 centers (5 in the United States, 1 in Europe, and 1 in Asia), from 2013 through 2015, in management of acute cholecystitis in patients who are not candidates for surgery...
December 30, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043760/endoscopic-ultrasonography-complements-computed-tomography-in-predicting-portal-or-superior-mesenteric-vein-resection-in-patients-with-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-carcinoma
#19
Evan S Glazer, Omar M Rashid, Jason B Klapman, Cynthia L Harris, Pamela J Hodul, Jose M Pimiento, Mokenge P Malafa
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend computed tomographic (CT) scans for vascular staging of patients with pancreatic carcinoma; however, endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in these patients is not required and its utility in combination with CT scan is less well-defined. The purpose of this study is to explore the utility of EUS in addition to CT in identifying patients with borderline resectable pancreatic carcinoma (BRPC). METHODS: We reviewed our database of patients with BRPC who went to surgery with curative intent...
December 5, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032663/technical-review-of-eus-guided-gastroenterostomy-in-2017
#20
REVIEW
Takao Itoi, Todd H Baron, Khashab Mouen, Takayoshi Tsuchiya, Shayan Irani, Vinay Dhir, Anthony Y B Teoh
Gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) which can be caused by benign and malignant diseases often leads to a reduction in patient quality of life. Lately endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided gastroenterostomy (EUS-GE) has emerged. At the present time, there are three types of EUS-GE using lumen-apposing biflanged metal stents (LAMS), i.e., direct EUS-GE, assisted EUS-GE using retrieval/dilating balloon, single balloon overtube, nasobiliary drain and untraslim endoscope, and EUS-guided double balloon occluded gastrojejunostomy bypass (EPASS)...
December 29, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
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