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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806820/didactic-training-vs-computer-based-self-learning-in-the-prediction-of-diminutive-colon-polyp-histology-by-trainees-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Taimur Khan, Birtukan Cinnor, Neil Gupta, Lindsay Hosford, Ajay Bansal, Mojtaba S Olyaee, Sachin Wani, Amit Rastogi
Background and study aim Experts can accurately predict diminutive polyp histology, but the ideal method to train nonexperts is not known. The aim of the study was to compare accuracy in diminutive polyp histology characterization using narrow-band imaging (NBI) between participants undergoing classroom didactic training vs. computer-based self-learning. Participants and methods Trainees at two institutions were randomized to classroom didactic training or computer-based self-learning. In didactic training, experienced endoscopists reviewed a presentation on NBI patterns for adenomatous and hyperplastic polyps and 40 NBI videos, along with interactive discussion...
August 14, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782001/effectiveness-of-computer-aided-diagnosis-of-colorectal-lesions-using-novel-software-for-magnifying-narrow-band-imaging-a-pilot-study
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Naoto Tamai, Yutaka Saito, Taku Sakamoto, Takeshi Nakajima, Takahisa Matsuda, Kazuki Sumiyama, Hisao Tajiri, Ryosuke Koyama, Shoji Kido
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Magnifying narrow-band imaging (M-NBI) enables detailed observation of microvascular architecture and can be used in endoscopic diagnosis of colorectal lesion. However, in clinical practice, differential diagnosis and estimation of invasion depth of colorectal lesions based on M-NBI findings require experience. Therefore, developing computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) for M-NBI would be beneficial for clinical practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of software for CAD of colorectal lesions...
August 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764548/cryopump-development-of-the-5-mw-neutral-beam-injector-system-on-hl-2m-tokamak
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Xianfu Yang, Jianyong Cao, He Liu, Huiling Wei, Weicheng Liu, Hong Ma
In order to carry out the long pulse and high power neutral beam injector (NBI) heating experiment on the HL-2M tokamak and satisfy its high vacuum pumping speed in the NBI, two built-in cryopumps with large area and based on a three-stage adsorption structure have been developed. The design idea and size of the three stage structure, the manufacturing technique, and the test experiment for cryopumps have been described in this paper. The experimental result shows that the cooldown time of liquid nitrogen pipes and liquid helium pipes are 1...
July 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750446/-modern-endoscopic-imaging-tools-for-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-urinary-bladder
#4
M C Kriegmair, M Ritter, M S Michel, C Bolenz
Cystoscopy is the gold standard for the initial diagnosis of urothelial carcinoma in the urinary bladder (UCB). White light exhibits significant limitations in its ability to detect flat lesions or carcinoma in situ. Photodynamic Diagnosis (PDD) and Narrow Band Imaging (NBI) are established techniques which may improve the detection rates of UCB and reduce the risk of recurrence. Multiple novel tools have been developed in order to improve the diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic procedures, including Digital Contrast Enhancement Technology, Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)...
August 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744763/a-case-of-colonic-stenosis-caused-by-cold-snare-polypectomy-for-the-removal-of-a-colonic-polyp
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Naotaka Ogasawara, Masaaki Takayama, Satoshi Ono, Shunsuke Katoh, Hirohiko Komai, Yasutaka Hijikata, Masahide Ebi, Yasushi Funaki, Makoto Sasaki, Kunio Kasugai
A 78-year-old woman with hypertension had a positive fecal immunochemical test and underwent colonoscopy, which revealed a 4 mm sessile polyp (Paris type; 0-Is) in the transverse colon. Based on low magnification colonoscopy with narrow band imaging, the polyp was Type 2 according to the NBI International Colorectal Endoscopic classification, diagnosed as an adenoma, and then resected via cold snare polypectomy (CSP). Five days after CSP, she complained of right-sided abdominal pain. Abdominal CT showed focal wall thickening of the transverse colon and focal infiltration of tissues surrounding the transverse colon...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732392/systematic-assessment-with-i-scan-magnification-endoscopy-and-acetic-acid-improves-dysplasia-detection-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus
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Gideon Lipman, Raf Bisschops, Vinay Sehgal, Jacobo Ortiz-Fernández-Sordo, Rami Sweis, Jose M Esteban, Rifat Hamoudi, Matthew R Banks, Krish Ragunath, Laurence B Lovat, Rehan J Haidry
Background and study aims Enhanced endoscopic imaging with chromoendoscopy may improve dysplasia recognition in patients undergoing assessment of Barrett's esophagus (BE). This may reduce the need for random biopsies to detect more dysplasia. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of magnification endoscopy with I-SCAN (Pentax, Tokyo, Japan) and acetic acid (ACA) on dysplasia detection in BE using a novel mucosal and vascular classification system. Methods BE segments and suspicious lesions were recorded with high definition white-light and magnification endoscopy enhanced using all I-SCAN modes in combination...
July 21, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731617/in-vivo-diagnosis-of-early-stage-gastric-cancer-found-after-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-using-probe-based-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy
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Noriyuki Horiguchi, Tomomitsu Tahara, T Hyuga Yamada, Dai Yoshida, Masaaki Okubo, Mitsuo Nagasaka, Yoshihito Nakagawa, Tomoyuki Shibata, Tetsuya Tsukamoto, Makoto Kuroda, Naoki Ohmiya
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Early-stage gastric cancer (EGC) found after Helicobacter pylori (Hp) eradication often displays non-tumorous regenerative epithelium and/or maturated tumorous epithelium overlying the cancerous tissue, which may confuse endoscopic and histologic diagnosis. Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) enables in vivo real-time optical biopsy. We compared the diagnostic yields for these EGC cases using conventional white light endoscopy (WL), magnifying endoscopy with narrow-band imaging (ME-NBI), pCLE, and endoscopic biopsy; we also compared the accuracy of the horizontal extent diagnosis between ME-NBI and pCLE...
July 21, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713060/a-standardized-imaging-protocol-for-the-endoscopic-prediction-of-dysplasia-within-sessile-serrated-polyps-with-video
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David J Tate, Mahesh Jayanna, Halim Awadie, Lobke Desomer, Ralph Lee, Stephen J Heitman, Mayenaaz Sidhu, Kathleen Goodrick, Nicholas G Burgess, Hema Mehajan, Duncan McLeod, Michael J Bourke
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dysplasia within sessile serrated polyps (SSPs) is difficult to detect, may be mistaken for an adenoma risking incomplete resection of the background serrated tissue, and is strongly implicated in interval cancer after colonoscopy. The use of endoscopic imaging to detect dysplasia within SSP has not been systematically studied. METHODS: Consecutively detected SSP ≥8 mm in size were evaluated using a standardized imaging protocol at a tertiary endoscopy center over 3 years...
July 13, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706424/new-magnifying-endoscopic-classification-for-superficial-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#9
Su Jin Kim, Gwang Ha Kim, Moon Won Lee, Hye Kyung Jeon, Dong Hoon Baek, Bong Eun Lee, Geun Am Song
AIM: To assess the accuracy of a new magnifying endoscopy (ME) classification for predicting depth of invasion of superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SESCC). METHODS: This study included a total of 70 lesions in 69 patients with SESCC who underwent ME with narrow-band imaging (ME-NBI) before resection from August 2010 to July 2016. Accuracy of ME-NBI for predicting depth of invasion of SESCC was analyzed by using a new ME classification proposed by the Japan Esophageal Society (JES), and interobserver agreement was assessed...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706415/role-of-new-endoscopic-techniques-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-management-has-the-change-come
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EDITORIAL
Loredana Goran, Lucian Negreanu, Ana Maria Negreanu
Despite significant therapeutic progress in recent years, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, remains a challenge regarding its pathogenesis and long-term complications. New concepts have emerged in the management of this disease, such as the "treat-to-target" concept, in which mucosal healing plays a key role in the evolution of IBD, the risk of recurrence and the need for surgery. Endoscopy is essential for the assessment of mucosal inflammation and plays a pivotal role in the analysis of mucosal healing in patients with IBD...
June 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705636/a-review-of-bioinformatics-platforms-for-comparative-genomics-recent-developments-of-the-edgar-2-0-platform-and-its-utility-for-taxonomic-and-phylogenetic-studies
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J Yu, J Blom, S P Glaeser, S Jaenicke, T Juhre, O Rupp, O Schwengers, S Spänig, A Goesmann
The rapid development of next generation sequencing technology has greatly increased the amount of available microbial genomes. As a result of this development, there is a rising demand for fast and automated approaches in analyzing these genomes in a comparative way. Whole genome sequencing also bears a huge potential for obtaining a higher resolution in phylogenetic and taxonomic classification. During the last decade, several software tools and platforms have been developed in the field of comparative genomics...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702753/magnifying-nbi-patterns-of-gastric-mucosa-after-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-and-its-potential-link-to-the-gastric-cancer-risk
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Tomomitsu Tahara, Sayumi Tahara, Tetsuya Tuskamoto, Noriyuki Horiguchi, Dai Yoshida, Tomohiko Kawamura, Masaaki Okubo, Mitsuo Nagasaka, Yoshihito Nakagawa, Makoto Urano, Makoto Kuroda, Tomoyuki Shibata, Naoki Ohmiya
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer develops after successful H. pylori eradication in patients with severe atrophic gastritis. We classified atrophic and non-atrophic mucosa of gastric body using magnifying NBI endoscopy in patients after successful H. pylori eradication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty-five patients after successful H. pylori eradication (median period after eradication: 36 months) were enrolled. Magnifying NBI patterns in the uninvolved gastric body were divided into the following: restored-small, round pits, accompanied with honeycomb-like subepithelial capillary networks; atrophic-well-demarcated oval or tubulovillous pits with clearly visible coiled or wavy vessels...
July 12, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699598/role-of-toll-like-receptor-10-gene-polymorphism-and-gastric-mucosal-pattern-in-patients-with-chronic-gastritis
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Taweesak Tongtawee, Theeraya Bartpho, Wareeporn Wattanawongdon, Chavaboon Dechsukhum, Wilairat Leeanansaksiri, Likit Matrakool, Sukij Panpimanmas
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Helicobacter pylori stimulates the host's toll-like receptors (TLRs). Single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of TLRs is related to the manipulation of regulatory cytokines and also implicated in the varied outcomes of the inflammatory response, including the development of precancerous lesions of gastric mucosa and disease progression. We hypothesized that TLR10 rs10004195 polymorphism is associated with gastric mucosal patterns. MATERIALS AND METHODS: TLR10 rs10004195 polymorphisms were identified in a total of 400 gastritis patients using the TagMan SNP genotyping assay...
July 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698230/chromoendoscopy-versus-narrow-band-imaging-in-uc-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial
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Raf Bisschops, Talat Bessissow, Joseph A Joseph, Filip Baert, Marc Ferrante, Vera Ballet, Hilde Willekens, Ingrid Demedts, Karel Geboes, Gert De Hertogh, Séverine Vermeire, Paul Rutgeerts, Gert Van Assche
BACKGROUND: Patients with long-standing UC have an increased risk for the development of colonic neoplastic lesions. Chromoendoscopy (CE) has been proven to enhance neoplasia detection while the role of virtual chromoendoscopy (VC) is still to be defined. OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of CE to VC for the detection of neoplastic lesions in patients with long-standing UC. DESIGN: A multicentre prospective randomised controlled trial...
July 11, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698099/bioinformatics-in-the-plant-genomic-and-phenomic-domain-the-german-contribution-to-resources-services-and-perspectives
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Thomas Schmutzer, Marie E Bolger, Stephen Rudd, Jinbo Chen, Heidrun Gundlach, Daniel Arend, Markus Oppermann, Stephan Weise, Matthias Lange, Manuel Spannagl, Björn Usadel, Klaus F X Mayer, Uwe Scholz
Plant genetic resources are a substantial opportunity for plant breeding, preservation and maintenance of biological diversity. As part of the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) the German Crop BioGreenformatics Network (GCBN) focuses mainly on crop plants and provides both data and software infrastructure which are tailored to the needs of the plant research community. Our mission and key objectives include: (1) provision of transparent access to germplasm seeds, (2) the delivery of improved workflows for plant gene annotation, and (3) implementation of bioinformatics services that link genotypes and phenotypes...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693176/flexible-magnifying-endoscopy-with-narrow-band-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-of-uterine-cervical-tumors-a-cooperative-study-among-gastrointestinal-endoscopists-and-gynecologists-to-explore-a-novel-microvascular-classification-system
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Noriko Nishiyama, Kenji Kanenishi, Hirohito Mori, Hideki Kobara, Shintaro Fujihara, Taiga Chiyo, Nobuya Kobayashi, Tae Matsunaga, Maki Ayaki, Tatsuo Yachida, Ayako Fujimori, Makoto Oryu, Chiaki Tenkumo, Megumi Ishibashi, Uiko Hanaoka, Toshiyuki Hata, Yumi Miyai, Kyuichi Kadota, Reiji Haba, Tsutomu Masaki
Narrow band imaging with magnifying endoscopy (NBI-ME), which is useful for the assessment of micro-vessels, has excellent diagnostic potential for early gastrointestinal epithelial neoplasia. Conventional diagnostic tools for uterine cervical epithelial tumors are still unsatisfactory. An accurate diagnostic tool for uterine cervical epithelial tumors is required to preserve the reproductive ability of young women with uterine cervical tumors. Flexible NBI-ME was performed in patients with cervical squamous cell lesions that required further examinations based on their Pap smear results (cytology ≥ low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion) at Kagawa University Hospital between April 2014 and April 2015...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687028/adjunctive-use-of-chromoendoscopy-may-improve-the-diagnostic-performance-of-narrow-band-imaging-for-small-sessile-serrated-adenoma-polyp
#17
Li-Chun Chang, Chia-Hung Tu, Been-Ren Lin, Chia-Tung Shun, Weng-Feng Hsu, Jin-Tung Liang, Hsiu-Po Wang, Ming-Shiang Wu, Han-Mo Chiu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic diagnosis of sessile serrated adenomas/polyps (SSA/P) is challenging because of their subtle appearance. Narrow-band imaging (NBI) is useful for diagnosis, but its utility with concurrent chromoendoscopy (CE), especially to detect small SSA/P, is unproven. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study enrolled 367 consecutive patients who underwent screening colonoscopy with the finding of serrated polyps. Patients were divided into derivation and validation cohorts: Diagnostic criteria using different endoscopic modalities were generated by regression analysis in the derivation cohort and were validated in the validation cohort for sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676234/computational-proteomics-tools-for-identification-and-quality-control
#18
Dominik Kopczynski, Albert Sickmann, Robert Ahrends
Computational proteomics is a constantly growing field to support end users with powerful and reliable tools for performing several computational steps within an analytics workflow for proteomics experiments. Typically, after capturing with a mass spectrometer, the proteins have to be identified and quantified. After certain follow-up analyses, an optional targeted approach is suitable for validating the results. The de.NBI (German network for bioinformatics infrastructure) service center in Dortmund provides several software applications and platforms as services to meet these demands...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662209/narrow-band-imaging-nbi-for-improving-the-assessment-of-vocal-fold-leukoplakia-and-overcoming-the-umbrella-effect
#19
H Klimza, J Jackowska, M Tokarski, K Piersiala, M Wierzbicka
BACKGROUND: It is crucial to find a balance between functional and oncological outcome when choosing an adequate method for the management of vocal fold leukoplakia. Therefore, a detailed examination is a milestone in the decision-making process. AIM: To examine whether narrow-band imaging (NBI) can be helpful in vocal fold assessment in the case of leukoplakia and how to overcome the "umbrella effect"- understood as the submucosal vascular pattern hidden under the plaque...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640478/usefulness-of-office-examination-with-narrow-band-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-follow-up-of-premalignant-lesions
#20
Isabel Vilaseca, Meritxell Valls-Mateus, Anna Nogués, Eduardo Lehrer, Mauricio López-Chacón, Francesc Xavier Avilés-Jurado, José Luis Blanch, Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the value of narrow band imaging (NBI) examination in the office for the diagnosis and follow-up of upper airway premalignant and malignant lesions. METHODS: Four hundred eighty lesions were evaluated with white light endoscopy (WLE) and NBI before a biopsy/excision. Additionally, 151 premalignant lesions were followed up without proven biopsy. Carcinoma-free survival was calculated. The learning curve was analyzed...
June 22, 2017: Head & Neck
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