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Qusay Abdoh, Lubna Kharraz, Khubaib Ayoub, Jana Khraim, Wafaa Awad, Aysha Sbeah, Safaa Turman
BACKGROUND: Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is considered the most important determinant of treatment failure. Monitoring the evolution of antimicrobial resistance to common antibiotics is therefore of special importance for clinicians. The frequency of resistance to antibiotics in Helicobacter pylori isolates is increasing. The aim of this study was to determine the pattern of H pylori antibiotic resistance at the An-Najah National University Hospital. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we recruited patients older than 18 year who were admitted to the An-Najah National University Hospital...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
Sung Ryol Lee, Hyung Ook Kim, Jung Ho Park, Chang Hak Yoo
OBJECTIVE: Management of esophagojejunostomy leakage (EJL) has a high mortality rate and increases length of hospital stay. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of early postoperative gastroduodenoscopy and stent insertion to control EJL after total gastrectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Among 421 patients, 13 exhibited EJL. Of the 13 patients, 8 were treated with a covered self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) inserted by endoscopy and 5 patients were treated with surgery or conservative treatment...
March 5, 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
S Waqar H Shah, Arshad K Butt, K Malik, Altaf Alam, Adnan Shahzad, Anwaar A Khan
Triple A (Allgrove) syndrome, an autosomal recessive disease is characterized by achalasia, alacrimia and ACTH-resistant adrenal failure with progressive neurological syndrome including central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system impairment, and mild mental retardation. The triple A syndrome gene, designated AAAS, localized on chromosome 12q 13 encodes for a 546 amino acid protein called ALADIN (Alacrimia-Achlasia-Adrenal Insufficiency and Neurologic disorder). This report relates to two sisters, aged 8 and 12 years, who had vomiting, muscle weakness, alacrimia, excessive fatigue and dysphagia...
November 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Minsun Jung, Sung-Hye Park, Yoon Kyung Jeon, Jae-Kyung Won, Han-Kwang Yang, Woo Ho Kim
RATIONALE: Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is the most common tumor of mesenchymal origin in gastrointestinal tract. Immunohistochemical (IHC) staining combined with a typical morphology is used for the diagnosis of GIST. Typically, IHC staining for v-kit Hardy-Zuckerman 4 feline sarcoma viral oncogene (KIT) and discovered on GIST-1(DOG1) is positive in almost all GISTs. However, imatinib mesylate, a specific inhibitor of KIT tyrosine kinase, frequently involves changes in the morphology and IHC staining of GIST, impeding the diagnosis...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Judith A Kwakman, Catharina J van Oostveen, Karlijn J van Stralen, Eva Cleeren, Maarten Neerinx, René W M van der Hulst
OBJECTIVE: Current guidelines recommend a gastroduodenoscopy (GDS) and colonoscopy in patients with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA). However, in daily practice, patients with nonferriprive anemia are also referred for endoscopy. The aim of this study is to compare the diagnostic yield of colonoscopy and GDS in patients with IDA and non-IDA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective single-center cohort study was carried out from January 2013 till February 2016 that included 917 patients with anemia...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Bhaskarjyoti Baruah, Tarun Kumar, Prasenjit Das, Bhaskar Thakur, Vishnubatla Sreenivas, Vineet Ahuja, Siddhartha Datta Gupta, Govind K Makharia
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is being recognized increasingly all over the globe; Indian data is however sparse. We screened patients with symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for presence of EoE in them. METHODS: Consecutive patients with symptoms suggestive of GERD underwent gastroduodenoscopy and esophageal biopsies, obtained from both the upper esophagus (5 cm below the upper esophageal sphincter) and lower esophagus (5 cm above gastroesophageal junction), as well as from any other endoscopically visible abnormal mucosa...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Elizabeth M Yi, Elizabeth Leech
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentation and treatment of a cat with flurbiprofen toxicosis due to topical cream exposure. CASE SUMMARY: A 3-year-old castrated male domestic shorthair cat presented to an emergency and referral center for acute lethargy, hematemesis, and anemia. Severe azotemia was observed on serum biochemistry panel. The patient's anemia was treated with packed RBC transfusion, and treatment with crystalloid fluids, famotidine, pantoprazole, ampicillin, and sucralfate were begun on presentation...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Gnanaselvam Pamathy, Umesh Jayarajah, Yapa Hamillage Hemantha Gunathilaka, Sivasuriya Sivaganesh
BACKGROUND: Fistulae between the colon and upper gastrointestinal tract are distressing and uncommon complications of malignancies involving this region. We report a case of a middle-aged man with a locally advanced and metastatic distal transverse colon malignancy who presented with a duodenocolic fistula proximal to the primary tumor and underwent palliative surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old Sri Lankan man presented to our hospital with a history of feculent vomiting of 1 week's duration preceded by worsening constipation and abdominal fullness of 2 months' duration...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Xiaotian Sun, Yiliang Bi, Tenghui Dong, Min Min, Wei Shen, Yang Xu, Yan Liu
Gastric diseases are common in China, and gastroduodenoscopy could provide accurate diagnoses. Our previous study verified that linked colour imaging (LCI) can improve endoscopic diagnostic accuracy. This study aimed for the first time to establish an LCI-based endoscopic model called colour-microstructure-vessel (CMV) criteria and validated its clinical feasibility for detecting distal gastric diseases manifested as red mucosal lesions under endoscopy in a cohort of 62 patients. Colour features were extracted from the endoscopic images and categorized into 3 types...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
Miao Shijian, Wu Jie, Lu Junping, Wang Yuhuan, Tang Zifei, Zhou Ying, Huang Zhiheng, Ying Huang, Zhou Pinghong
BACKGROUND: Achalasia is a disease caused by neuromuscular dysfunction in the esophagogastric junction, with a relatively low incidence among children. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a new endoscopic procedure for the treatment of achalasia, however it is rarely applied in children. OBJECTIVES: We aim to study the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of POEM as a treatment for pediatric achalasia. METHODS: A total of 21 pediatric patients (aged from 11 months to 18 years) diagnosed with achalasia and treated with POEM from October of 2014 to October of 2016 in our hospital were included in our study...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Jasmijn F Haanstra, Abdul Al-Toma, Evelien Dekker, Steven A L W Vanhoutvin, Fokko M Nagengast, Elisabeth M Mathus-Vliegen, Monique E van Leerdam, Wouter H de Vos Tot Nederveen Cappel, Roeland A Veenendaal, Annemieke Cats, Silvia Sanduleanu, Hans F A Vasen, Jan H Kleibeuker, Jan J Koornstra
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS : Lynch syndrome (LS) patients have an increased risk of small bowel cancer. The question is whether surveillance will lead to early detection of (pre)malignant lesions. We recently reported on prevalence of small bowel neoplasia (SBN) in LS patients as assessed by video capsule endoscopy (VCE). The aim of this prospective study was to determine the incidence of SBN. PATIENTS AND METHODS : Asymptomatic LS patients who underwent a VCE were invited to undergo a second VCE procedure 2 years later...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
Ahsan Zil-E-Ali, Salman Assad, Furrukh Jabbar
Operating on more than a single procedure in a same surgical intervention saves time, anesthesia duration and can increase the overall quality of life by lowering the duration of hospital stay and minimizing patient anxiety. But such interventions require expertise, high surgical performance, and precision in anatomical manipulation. We present a case of an outstanding performance of a unique minimally invasive simultaneous approach of removing a pre-pyloric gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) along with a cholecystectomy by a robot-assisted laparascopic surgical system...
June 3, 2017: Curēus
Jinbeom Cho, Kiyoung Sung, Dosang Lee
BACKGROUND: Although foreign bodies (FBs) typically pass spontaneously and uneventfully through the digestive tract, a subset of such bodies may become trapped, eventually leading to significant injury. In particular, the ingestion of magnetic materials can cause serious morbidity due to proximate attraction through the intestinal wall. CASE PRESENTATION: We recently treated three pediatric patients who had ingested several magnetic foreign materials. None of these patients exhibited any clinical symptoms or signs suggestive of surgical abdomen...
June 24, 2017: BMC Surgery
Marion Arnold, Alp Numanoglu
Various domestic or industrial chemicals may cause significant upper aerodigestive tract burns. Preventive measures should be up-scaled, especially in the developing world, to reduce the epidemic of accidental victims, largely unsupervised preschool children. External signs do not predict degree of injury. Non-invasive diagnostic screening includes radio-nuclear imaging, but early oesophago-gastroduodenoscopy remains the standard to predict stricture formation from circumferential submucosal scarring. Serial dilation is the mainstay of oesophageal stricture therapy, with oesophageal replacement reserved for severe refractory strictures...
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
Xiuzhen Yang, Jingjing Ye, Zhan Gao
In this article, we report a rare case of double aortic arch. The case presented initially with a foreign object in the oesophagus. The patient was a 2-year-old boy, who was referred with primary symptoms of tussis (15 days) and emesis (2 days). He had a history of ingesting a coin. Routine chest X-ray indicated a rounded, metal foreign object in the upper oesophagus. A half-Yuan coin was removed by gastroduodenoscopy. Echocardiographic imaging suggested that the patient had double aortic arch, which was subsequently diagnosed by CT angiography with three-dimensional reconstruction...
May 25, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
Kheman Rajkomar, Michelle Kweon, Imran Khan, Paul Frankish, Michael Rodgers, Jonathan B Koea
AIM: To review the role of multidisciplinary management in treating sporadic duodenal adenomas (SDA). METHODS: SDA managed at North Shore Hospital between 2009-2014 were entered into a prospective database. Pathology, endoscopic and surgical management as well as follow up were reviewed. RESULTS: Twenty-eight patients (14 male: Median age 68 years) presented with SDA [18 were classified as non ampullary location (NA), 10 as ampullary location (A)]...
April 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
K-H Emmerich, S Amin, H-W Meyer-Rüsenberg, R Ungerechts
BACKGROUND: Lacrimation of the eye is a relatively common problem, the cause of which must be clarified by differential diagnostics. The most important symptom of a dysfunction of lacrimal drainage is epiphora. METHODS: Due to the enhancement and miniaturization of endoscopes, which were originally used in gastroduodenoscopy in the 1990s, it is possible to check the anatomical structure and visualize pathological changes of the lacrimal drainage system, which is only approximately 1 mm in diameter...
May 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
Tammy Zioni, Vitaliy Dizengof, Boris Kirshtein
Only a few studies have revealed using laparoscopic technique with limited resection of gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) of the duodenum. A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital due to upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Evaluation revealed an ulcerated, bleeding GI tumour in the second part of the duodenum. After control of bleeding during gastroduodenoscopy, he underwent a laparoscopic wedge resection of the area. During 1.5 years of follow-up, the patient is disease free, eats drinks well, and has regained weight...
April 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Jennifer Anne Campbell, Andrew James Irvine, Andrew Derek Hopper
There is compelling evidence to support the quality, cost effectiveness and safety profile of non-anesthesiologist-administered propofol for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). However in the United Kingdom, it is recommended that the administration and monitoring of propofol sedation for endoscopic procedures should be the responsibility of a dedicated and appropriately trained anaesthetist only. The majority of United Kingdom EUS procedures are performed with opiate and benzodiazepine sedation rather than anaesthetist led propofol lists due to anaesthetist resource availability...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Yasin Sahin, Amra Adrovic, Kenan Barut, Tufan Kutlu, Fugen Cullu-Cokugras, Sezgin Sahin, Ozgur Kasapcopur, Tulay Erkan
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess the frequency of celiac disease (CD) in patients with Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF). METHODS: This is a prospective study was carried out from October 2015 to March 2016. A total of 303 patients with FMF were included. We used 98 sex- and age-matched healthy subjects as a control group. Levels of total IgA and tissue transglutaminase (tTG) IgA antibody were measured in all groups. Those with increased level of tTG IgA were tested for anti-endomysium IgA antibodies (EMA)...
February 2, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
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