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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662538/the-accuracy-of-intestinal-ultrasound-compared-with-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-in-assessment-of-suspected-crohn-s-disease-in-patients-with-negative-ileocolonoscopy
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Dan Carter, Lior H Katz, Eytan Bardan, Eti Salomon, Shulamit Goldstein, Shomron Ben Horin, Uri Kopylov, Rami Eliakim
Background: Small bowel involvement in Crohn's disease (CD) is frequently proximal to the ileocecal valve and inaccessible by conventional ileocolonoscopy (IC). Small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) is among the prime modalities for assessment of small bowel disease in these patients. Intestinal ultrasound (IUS) is an accurate bedside fast and low-cost diagnostic modality utilized in CD for both diagnosis and monitoring. The aim of this study was to examine the accuracy of IUS in patients with suspected CD after a negative IC, and to evaluate the correlation of IUS with SBCE, inflammatory biomarkers and other cross-sectional imaging techniques...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625137/sensitivity-of-non-contrast-computed-tomography-for-small-renal-calculi-with-endoscopy-as-the-gold-standard
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Naeem Bhojani, Jessica E Paonessa, Marawan M El Tayeb, James C Williams, Tariq A Hameed, James E Lingeman
OBJECTIVES: To compare the sensitivity of non-contrast CT to endoscopy for detection of renal calculi. Imaging modalities for detection of nephrolithiasis have centered on abdominal x-ray (KUB), ultrasound (US), and non-contrast computed tomography (CT). Sensitivities of 58-62% (KUB), 45% (US), and 95-100% (CT) have been previously reported. However, these results have never been correlated with endoscopic findings. METHODS: Idiopathic calcium oxalate stone formers with symptomatic calculi requiring ureteroscopy (URS) were studied...
April 3, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610089/design-and-simulation-of-a-ring-shaped-linear-array-for-microultrasound-capsule-endoscopy
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Holly S Lay, Benjamin F Cox, Vipin Seetohul, Christine E M Demore, Sandy Cochran
Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) has significantly advanced visualization of the gastrointestinal tract since its introduction in the last 20 years. Work is now under way to combine VCE with microultrasound imaging. However, small maximum capsule dimensions, coupled with the electronics required to integrate ultrasound imaging capabilities, pose significant design challenges. This paper describes a simulation process for testing transducer geometries and imaging methodologies to achieve satisfactory imaging performance within the physical limitations of the capsule size and outlines many of the tradeoffs needed in the design of this new class of ultrasound capsule endoscopy (USCE) device...
April 2018: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601903/endoscopic-drainage-of-pancreatic-fluid-collections
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REVIEW
B Joseph Elmunzer
Endoscopy has emerged as a mainstay in the management of pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs), representing an important advance in clinical medicine that has significantly improved the risk-benefit ratio of treating this complex patient population. While endoscopic pseudocyst drainage has generally supplanted surgical and percutaneous approaches, the optimal strategy for walled-off necrosis remains variable and multi-disciplinary despite an emerging trend from randomized trials favoring endoscopy. Although several issues pertaining to endoscopic drainage appear to have been settled - such as the use of endoscopic ultrasound - other pressing questions - including the optimal prosthesis and debridement strategy - remain unanswered, and rigorous investigation is needed...
March 27, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588841/non-technical-skills-and-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Charlotte R Hitchins, Magdalena Metzner, Judy Edworthy, Catherine Ward
Background: Non-technical skills (NTS) have gained increasing recognition in recent years for their role in safe, effective team performance in healthcare. Gastrointestinal endoscopy is a procedure-based specialty with rapidly advancing technology, significant operational pressures and rapidly changing 'teams of experts'. However, to date there has been little focus on the effect of NTS in this field. Objectives: This review aims to examine the existing literature on NTS in gastrointestinal endoscopy and identify areas for further research...
April 2018: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587201/recurrent-rapunzel-syndrome-a-rare-tale-of-a-hairy-tail
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Antony Nettikadan, M J Ravi, M Shivaprasad
INTRODUCTION: Rapunzel syndrome is a rare condition predominantly found in trichophagic females that occurs when gastric trichobezoar extends beyond the pylorus and into duodenum, jejunum, ileum or even to colon. There are only five cases reported in literature. This case report has been reported in line with the SCARE criteria. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 19 year old female, with a history of trichotillomania with trichophagia, who presented with epigastric pain and vomiting for 12 months...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578350/severe-cardiorespiratory-complications-derived-from-propofol-sedation-monitored-by-an-endoscopist
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Sergio Maestro Antolín, Bruno Antonio Moreira Da Silva, Fernando Santos Santamarta, Arantza Germade, Laura Pérez Citores, Ana Santamaría, Rocío Bonoso Criado, Rosa Eva Madrigal, Esther Saracibar, Javier Barcenilla Laguna, Francisco Igea Arisqueta, Antonio Germán Pérez-Millán
INTRODUCTION: deep sedation with propofol monitored by an endoscopist in different endoscopy units is a controversial subject and the source of conflicts of interest between the various scientific societies of Anesthesiology and Gastroenterology. Many studies have already demonstrated the efficacy, efficiency and low incidence of complications associated with sedation when under the control of a trained endoscopist vs an anesthesiologist. MATERIAL AND METHODS: the rate of severe cardiorespiratory complications during various endoscopic examinations (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography [ERCP] and endoscopic ultrasound [EUS]) where sedation was controlled by an endoscopist within our unit, from 2011 to 2016, was reviewed...
April 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571064/spontaneous-migration-of-thrombosed-synthetic-vascular-graft-to-the-duodenum-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation-a-case-report
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Ahmed Mohamed Sultan, Ahmed Shehta, Tarek Salah, Mohamed Elshoubary, Mohamed Abdel Wahab
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous migration of synthetic grafts had been described after abdominal vascular procedures into the duodenum and small bowel. In the setting of liver transplantation, synthetic grafts are commonly used for overcoming shortened or poor-quality vasculatures. We describe a case of spontaneous migration of thrombosed synthetic vascular graft after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT). PRESENTATION: A 59 years male patient with end stage liver disease underwent LDLT utilizing a right hemi-liver graft...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558775/-chronic-compartment-syndrome
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Andreas Gösele-Koppenburg
Chronic compartment syndromes are a rare, but frequently overlooked cause of pain in the locomotor system. Their aetiology is still not fully elucidated. There is an imbalance of muscle volume and space in the compartment. Thickening of the fascia and decreased elasticity lead to a pathological increase in pressure in the compartment under load. Chronic compartment syndromes are found in the foot, lower leg, thigh, forearm, hand, and even the spine. Bilateral compartment syndromes are very common (80 %). The main symptoms are pain in the compartment under physical activity...
March 2018: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558711/pancreas-sparing-and-superior-mesenteric-artery-first-approach-in-duodenal-adenocarcinoma-of-the-fourth-portion-of-duodenum-a-case-report
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Marie-Julie Lardinois, Nicolas Meurisse
INTRODUCTION: Peroperative assessment of resectability in pancreas-sparing duodenectomy for distal duodenal (D3-D4) adenocarcinoma is challenging for surgeons. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a 68-year-old man with biopsy-proven adenocarcinoma of the fourth portion of duodenum which had been diagnosed with upper endoscopy and CT. A pancreas-sparing duodenectomy with loco-regional lymph node resection using the superior mesenteric artery first approach was performed...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537715/magnetic-resonance-elastography-and-t-1-mapping-for-early-diagnosis-and-classification-of-chronic-pancreatitis
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Min Wang, Feng Gao, Xiaoqi Wang, Yanqing Liu, Ruoyun Ji, Lizhuo Cang, Yu Shi
BACKGROUND: Early detection and classification of chronic pancreatitis (CP) are both important and challenging. PURPOSE: To investigate the diagnostic performance of MR elastography (MRE) and T1 mapping of the pancreas for different stages of CP. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective. SUBJECTS: Clinical and imaging records of 81 patients (from 5/2015 to 7/2017) with suspected CP were analyzed. Patients were categorized into the normal control (n = 35), mild CP (n = 30), and moderate/severe CP groups (n = 16) according to the Cambridge Classification based on concordant endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or ultrasound endoscopy findings...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530574/ultrasound-endoscopy-and-the-recurrent-nerve
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EDITORIAL
Scott M Bradley
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February 8, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530237/-trichobezoar-as-cause-of-ileus-with-several-perforations-of-the-small-intestine-in-a-15-year-old-girl
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Sophie Ovesen, Michala Herskind Sejr, Peter Andersen
A 15-year-old girl was admitted to the paediatric ward due to abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea. Her symptoms could not be explained by the clinical examinations, blood samples or ultrasound, but she had a history of tricho-phagia. A CT-scan showed gastric retention, and an endoscopy revealed a trichobezoar, which was removed by a laparotomy. Furthermore, a smaller bezoar and three perforations were found in the proximal part of the small intestine. The treatment of trichobezoars should include surgery as well as multidisciplinary involvement to prevent future trichophagia...
March 12, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529541/synchronous-gastric-leiomyoma-and-intramuscular-abdominal-wall-granular-cell-tumor-with-similar-imaging-features-a-case-report
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Shin Saito, Chao Yan, Hisashi Fukuda, Yoshinori Hosoya, Shiro Matsumoto, Daisuke Matsubara, Joji Kitayama, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Naohiro Sata
INTRODUCTION: Gastric leiomyomas are benign mesenchymal tumors, comprising about 2.5% of gastric neoplasms, which can be difficult to differentiate from gastrointestinal stromal tumors which have malignant potential. Granular cell tumors in the abdominal wall are also rare. Since mesenchymal tumors are difficult to diagnose by imaging, further studies are needed to establish the diagnosis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 60-year-old asymptomatic woman underwent routine upper endoscopy and was found to have a gastric submucosal lesion...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523472/eus-of-pancreatic-ascariasis
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Malay Sharma, Piyush Somani
Ascaris is a common cause of acute pancreatitis in developing countries. The mechanism of ascariasis induced acute pancreatitis include obstruction of papilla of Vater, invasion of common bile duct, or pancreatic duct (PD). PD ascariasis is a rare diagnosis. Endoscopic ultrasound is a highly accurate method to diagnose the aetiology of idiopathic acute pancreatitis with reference to biliary and pancreatic ascariasis. Treatment usually consist of endoscopic removal of worms with dormia basket or forceps on side viewing endoscopy...
March 6, 2018: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519608/the-impact-of-preoperative-investigations-on-the-management-of-bariatric-patients-results-of-a-cohort-of-more-than-1200-cases
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Romano Schneider, Ioannis Lazaridis, Marko Kraljević, Christoph Beglinger, Bettina Wölnerhanssen, Ralph Peterli
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing use of bariatric surgery as the most effective treatment of morbid obesity, there is still no consensus on its preoperative diagnostic workup. The aim of this study was to identify the pathologies of the endoscopic and radiologic investigations before performing bariatric surgery and to evaluate their impact on the patient management. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of 1225 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (n = 834) or sleeve gastrectomy (n = 391) at our institution...
January 12, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514262/eshre-esge-female-genital-tract-anomalies-classification-system-the-potential-impact-of-discarding-arcuate-uterus-on-clinical-practice
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J Knez, E Saridogan, T Van Den Bosch, D Mavrelos, G Ambler, D Jurkovic
STUDY QUESTION: What would be a potential impact of implementing the new ESHRE/European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) female genital anomalies classification system on the management of women with previous diagnosis of arcuate uteri based on the modified American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) criteria? SUMMARY ANSWER: A significant number of women with previous diagnosis of arcuate uteri are reclassified as having partial septate uteri according to the new ESHRE/ESGE classification system which may increase the number of remedial surgical procedures...
March 5, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29513253/a-rare-cause-of-gastrointestinal-obstruction-drug-poisoning-as-a-surgical-disorder
#18
Anna Lubecka, Jacek Szmeja
A patient had intestinal obstruction due to a rare cause. The patient presented unusual signs and symptoms. Although we performed a thorough diagnostic workup (CT, ultrasound, radiography, endoscopy), only laparotomy revealed that a bezoar caused the intestinal obstruction. The bezoar consisted of a herbal preparation, which was mentioned by the patient twice as a possible cause of his symptoms. All in all, the patient was right.
February 28, 2018: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508217/quality-of-endoscopy-reports-for-esophageal-cancer-patients-where-do-we-stand
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Arianna Barbetta, Shahdabul Faraz, Pari Shah, Hans Gerdes, Meier Hsu, Kay See Tan, Tamar Nobel, Manjit S Bains, Matthew Bott, James M Isbell, David B Sewell, David R Jones, Daniela Molena
BACKGROUNDS AND AIMS: As treatment for esophageal cancer often involves a multidisciplinary approach, the initial endoscopic report is essential for communication between providers. Several guidelines have been established to standardize endoscopic reporting. This study evaluates the compliance of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) reporting with the current national guidelines. METHODS: Combining the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and Society of Thoracic Surgeons guidelines, 11 quality indicators (QIs) for EGD and 8 for EUS were identified...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507869/endoscopic-ultrasound-assessment-of-gastrointestinal-polypoid-lesions-of-indeterminate-morphology-in-patients-with-portal-hypertension
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Dimitrios E Sigounas, Amanullah Shams, Peter C Hayes, John N Plevris
Background and study aims:  Polypoid lesions found during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGIE) are occasionally found in patients with portal hypertension (PH). This study aimed to assess the true nature of such polypoid lesions using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and determine the accuracy of UGIE in differentiating between vascular and non-vascular lesions in PH. Patients and methods:  We retrospectively assessed all patients with PH referred for EUS due to polypoid lesions of unknown nature at UGIE over a 7-year period...
March 2018: Endoscopy International Open
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