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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346037/prognostic-significance-of-granulomas-in-children-with-crohn-s-disease
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Benjamin Rothschild, Firas Rinawi, Yonatan Herman, Osnat Nir, Raanan Shamir, Amit Assa
OBJECTIVES: Granulomas have long been considered the histological hallmark of Crohn's disease (CD). Currently, there is considerable dispute with regards to their prognostic implications. We aimed to determine the effect of granulomas on phenotypic features and disease's long-term outcomes in a large cohort of pediatric CD patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of pediatric CD patients diagnosed at the Schneider Children's Medical Center were reviewed retrospectively...
March 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344528/surgical-approach-and-anesthetic-modality-for-carpal-tunnel-release-a-nationwide-database-study-with-health-care-cost-implications
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Brock D Foster, Lakshmanan Sivasundaram, Nathanael Heckmann, Jeremiah R Cohen, William C Pannell, Jeffrey C Wang, Alidad Ghiassi
Background: Carpal tunnel release (CTR) is commonly performed for carpal tunnel syndrome once conservative treatment has failed. Operative technique and anesthetic modality vary by surgeon preference and patient factors. However, CTR practices and anesthetic trends have, to date, not been described on a nationwide scale in the United States. Methods: The PearlDiver Patient Records Database was used to search Current Procedural Terminology codes for elective CTR from 2007 to 2011. Anesthetic modality (eg, general and regional anesthesia vs local anesthesia) and surgical approach (eg, endoscopic vs open) were recorded for this patient population...
March 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342128/efficacy-and-safety-of-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-in-elderly-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Byeong Geun Song, Yang Won Min, Jun Haeng Lee, Hyuk Lee, Byung-Hoon Min, Poong-Lyul Rhee, Jae J Kim
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been widely applied in superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SESCC) as a minimally invasive treatment, which has advantages over surgery, especially in the elderly who have high risk of surgery. This study elucidated the efficacy and safety of ESD for SESCC in the elderly. METHODS: Between April 2007 and June 2016, a total of 176 patients with SESCC treated with ESD were analyzed. Clinical outcomes including En bloc, complete, and curative resection rates, procedure-related complication rates, and cumulative recurrence rates were compared between the elderly (n = 46, ≥70 years of age) and the non-elderly groups (n = 130, <70 years of age)...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337361/the-effect-of-endoscopic-resection-on-short-term-surgical-outcomes-in-patients-with-additional-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-after-non-curative-resection-for-gastric-cancer
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Eun-Gyeong Lee, Keun-Won Ryu, Bang-Wool Eom, Hong-Man Yoon, Yong-Il Kim, Soo-Jeong Cho, Jong-Yeul Lee, Chan-Gyoo Kim, Il-Ju Choi, Young-Woo Kim
PURPOSE: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in early gastric cancer causes an artificial gastric ulcer and local inflammation that has a negative intraprocedural impact on additional laparoscopic gastrectomy in patients with noncurative ESD. In this study, we analyzed the effect of ESD on short-term surgical outcomes and evaluated the risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2003 to January 2013, 1,704 patients of the National Cancer Center underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy with lymph node dissection because of preoperative stage Ia or Ib gastric cancer...
March 2017: Journal of Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323275/risk-for-incomplete-resection-after-macroscopic-radical-endoscopic-resection-of-t1-colorectal-cancer-a-multicenter-cohort-study
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Y Backes, W H de Vos Tot Nederveen Cappel, J van Bergeijk, F Ter Borg, M P Schwartz, B W M Spanier, J M J Geesing, K Kessels, M Kerkhof, J N Groen, F H J Wolfhagen, T C J Seerden, N van Lelyveld, G J A Offerhaus, P D Siersema, M M Lacle, L M G Moons
OBJECTIVES: The decision to perform secondary surgery after endoscopic resection of T1 colorectal cancer (CRC) depends on the risk of lymph node metastasis and the risk of incomplete resection. We aimed to examine the incidence and risk factors for incomplete endoscopic resection of T1 CRC after a macroscopic radical endoscopic resection. METHODS: Data from patients treated between 2000 and 2014 with macroscopic complete endoscopic resection of T1 CRC were collected from 13 hospitals...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321378/hemi-transseptal-approach-for-pituitary-surgery-a-follow-up-study
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Naif Fnais, Salvatore Di Maio, Susan Edionwe, Anthony Zeitouni, Denis Sirhan, Constanza J Valdes, Marc A Tewfik
Objectives The hemi-transseptal (Hemi-T) approach was developed to overcome the potential drawbacks of the nasoseptal flap (NSF) in endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal skull base surgery. In this study, we describe further refinements on the Hemi-T approach, and report long-term outcomes as compared with traditional methods of skull base reconstruction. Design A retrospective case-control study. Setting Montreal Neurological Institute and Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada. Participants Patients who underwent endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach to skull base pathology...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302442/symptoms-endoscopic-findings-and-reflux-monitoring-results-in-candidates-for-bariatric-surgery
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Benjamin Heimgartner, Marcus Herzig, Yves Borbély, Dino Kröll, Philipp Nett, Radu Tutuian
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is common in patients with obesity. Diagnosing GERD is important as bariatric operations have different influence on GERD. We assessed reflux symptoms and objective findings prior to surgery. METHODS: Work-up included esophageal symptoms quantification by VAS-scores, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and 24-h impedance-pH (imp-pH) monitoring off PPI therapy. Imp-pH was classified as abnormal if either %time pH<4 was abnormal, total number of reflux episodes was elevated or symptom index (SI) was positive...
February 3, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291428/the-durability-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculostomy-and-ventriculoperitoneal-shunts-in-children-with-hydrocephalus-following-posterior-fossa-tumor-resection-a-systematic-review-and-time-to-failure-analysis
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Michael C Dewan, Jaims Lim, Chevis N Shannon, John C Wellons
OBJECTIVE Up to one-third of patients with a posterior fossa brain tumor (PFBT) will experience persistent hydrocephalus mandating permanent CSF diversion. The optimal hydrocephalus treatment modality is unknown; the authors sought to compare the durability between endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) therapy in the pediatric population. METHODS The authors conducted a systematic review of articles indexed in PubMed between 1986 and 2016 describing ETV and/or VPS treatment success/failure and time-to-failure rate in patients < 19 years of age with hydrocephalus related to a PFBT...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283788/follow-up-of-oral-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-using-narrow-band-imaging-and-high-definition-television-with-rigid-endoscope-to-obtain-an-early-diagnosis-of-second-primary-tumors-a-prospective-study
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Giancarlo Tirelli, Marco Piovesana, Pierluigi Bonini, Annalisa Gatto, Giuseppe Azzarello, Francesca Boscolo Nata
Narrow-band imaging (NBI) is an optical technique enhancing mucosal vasculature. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of rigid NBI endoscopy in the early detection of second primaries or local recurrences after treatment for oral (OSCC) and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), its advantage over standard white-light (WL) endoscopy, and the influence of previous radiotherapy, the learning curve, and lesion site. Between January 2013 and June 2015, 195 patients treated for OSCC or OPSCC with surgery alone (group A) or radiotherapy with or without surgery and/or chemotherapy (group B) underwent additional follow-up assessments using NBI...
March 10, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272718/comparative-study-between-biodegradable-nasopore-bnp-and-merocel-hemox-10-cm-after-septo-turbinoplasty-procedure
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A Romano, G Salzano, G Dell'Aversana Orabona, A Cama, M Petrocelli, P Piombino, F Schonauer, G Iaconetta, F A Salzano, L Califano
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to compare Merocel (Merocel Hemox 10 cm) and BNP (biodegradable nasopore) during a septoturbinoplasty procedure in terms of efficiency and patient comfort. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective review of 72 patients who had undergone septoturbinoplasty between January 2015 and January 2016. Each group, packed with BNP or Merocel Hemox 10 cm was composed of 36 patients. A standard visual analogue scale ranging from zero (no symptoms) to 10 (the most severe symptoms) was used to assess subjective symptoms...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270041/bleeding-gastric-and-duodenal-ulcers-case-control-study-comparing-angioembolization-and-surgery
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Taina Nykänen, Erno Peltola, Leena Kylänpää, Marianne Udd
OBJECTIVES: To compare the safety, efficacy and feasibility of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) and surgery in the treatment of bleeding gastric and duodenal ulcers (BGDUs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group comprised patients receiving TAE or surgery for BGDUs after failed endoscopic hemostasis in Helsinki University Hospital (HUH) during 2000-2015. Hospital medical records provided study data. 30-d mortality and rebleeding rates were the primary outcomes...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270023/comparison-of-economic-and-clinical-outcomes-between-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-bariatric-surgery-with-powered-versus-manual-endoscopic-surgical-staplers
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Sanjoy Roy, Andrew Yoo, Sashi Yadalam, Elliott J Fegelman, Iftekhar Kalsekar, Stephen S Johnston
AIMS: To compare economic and clinical outcomes between patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRY) or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) with use of powered vs manual endoscopic surgical staplers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients (aged ≥21 years) who underwent LRY or LSG during a hospital admission (January 1, 2012-September 30, 2015) were identified from the Premier Perspective Hospital Database. Use of powered vs manual staplers was identified from hospital administrative billing records...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262530/comparison-of-heater-probe-coagulation-and-argon-plasma-coagulation-in-the-management-of-mallory-weiss-tears-and-high-risk-ulcer-bleeding
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Mete Akin, Erhan Alkan, Yasar Tuna, Tolga Yalcinkaya, Bulent Yildirim
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a common medical emergency. Endoscopic treatments often lead to better therapeutic outcomes than conventional conservative treatments. This study aimed to investigate and compare the use of heater probe coagulation (HPC) and argon plasma coagulation (APC) together with epinephrine injection for the treatment of Mallory-Weiss tears and high-risk ulcer bleeding. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 97 patients (54 in the HPC group and 43 in the APC group) who were diagnosed with upper GI bleeding secondary to a Mallory-Weiss tear or high-risk gastric or duodenal ulcers were included in the study...
March 2, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244496/a-comparison-of-the-rate-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-taking-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-or-warfarin
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David J Cangemi, Timothy Krill, Rick Weideman, Daisha J Cipher, Stuart J Spechler, Linda A Feagins
OBJECTIVES: Early reports suggested that the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) was higher for patients on non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) than for those on warfarin. We compared the incidence of GIB in our patients on NOACs with those on warfarin. METHODS: We used our VA pharmacy database to identify patients taking NOACs (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban) or warfarin between January 2011 and June 2015, and used the VistA system to identify those who were hospitalized for GIB...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243860/upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-prior-to-bariatric-surgery-mandatory-or-expendable-an-analysis-of-801-cases
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Stefan Wolter, Anna Duprée, Jameel Miro, Cornelia Schroeder, Marie-Isabelle Jansen, Clarissa Schulze-Zur-Wiesch, Stefan Groth, Jakob Izbicki, Oliver Mann, Philipp Busch
BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal pathologies are common in bariatric patients. Preoperative esophagogastroduodenal endoscopy (EGD) should detect and treat pathologies that might alter the type of bariatric surgery. However, clinical consequences of these findings are often insignificant. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of preoperative endoscopy in our cohort and its clinical consequences. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of endoscopic findings in patients under evaluation for bariatric surgery...
February 27, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243045/prognostic-significance-of-differentiating-necrosis-from-fluid-collection-on-endoscopic-ultrasound-in-patients-with-presumed-isolated-extrapancreatic-necrosis
#16
Surinder S Rana, Puneet Chhabra, Ravi Sharma, Vishal Sharma, Rajesh Gupta, Deepak K Bhasin
BACKGROUND: Extrapancreatic necrosis is diagnosed on computed tomography (CT) as extrapancreatic changes that are more than fat stranding; both fluid collections and necrosis would have a similar appearance. The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of differentiating peripancreatic necrosis from fluid collection on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in patients with presumed isolated extrapancreatic necrosis. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from 36 patients (25 males; age range 19-65 years) with acute pancreatitis (AP) and isolated extrapancreatic necrosis...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225318/endoscopic-tympanoplasty-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-otitis-media-our-experience
#17
Giuseppe Panetti, Matteo Cavaliere, Maria Panetti, Anna Marino, Maurizio Iemma
CONCLUSION: The endoscopy ensures good surgical exposure of hidden areas, frequently sites of residual cholesteatoma. Also, the minimally invasive endoscopic approach is more respectful of anatomy and functionality of the middle ear, restoring and preserving mastoid mucosa, with faster healing time. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the benefits that the systematic use of endoscopy in middle ear surgery has made. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort studies...
March 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219166/-the-value-of-sinonasal-ct-scan-in-diagnosing-of-eosinophilic-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
#18
Y F Meng, H F Lou, C S Wang, L Zhang
Objective: To compare the value of sinonasal CT scan with other clinical parameters in the pre-diagnosis of eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (eCRSwNP). Methods: From January to May of 2016, One hundred and fifty consecutive CRSwNP patients (90 eCRSwNP and 60 non-eosinophilic CRSwNP) undergoing endoscopic functional sinus surgery in Beijing Tongren Hospital were recruited in this study. Preoperative CT scan, skin prick test (SPT) and oral fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) measurements were performed in each patient and full blood count with differential analysis was performed within 1 week before surgery...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213639/prechiasmatic-sulcus-and-optic-strut-an-anatomic-study-in-dry-skulls
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Vasiliki Kanellopoulou, Evgenia Efthymiou, Vasiliki Thanopoulou, Dimitra Kozompoli, Dimitrios Mytilinaios, Maria Piagkou, Elizabeth O Johnson
BACKGROUND: Although safe surgical access to the cavernous sinus is related to understanding the anatomical and ethnic variants of the prechiasmatic sulcus and the optic strut, there remains a paucity of studies of the morphology and the bony relationships in the region. The present study provides a systematic morphological and morphometric analysis of the sulcal region and the optic strut anatomy and their relations in a Greek population. METHODS: The interoptic distance, length of planum sphenoidale, sulcal length and sulcal angle was determined in 96 Greek adult dry skulls...
February 17, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211198/safety-of-antifibrinolytics-in-cranial-vault-reconstructive-surgery-a-report-from-the-pediatric-craniofacial-collaborative-group
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Susan M Goobie, Franklyn P Cladis, Chris D Glover, Henry Huang, Srijaya K Reddy, Allison M Fernandez, David Zurakowski, Paul A Stricker
BACKGROUND: Antifibrinolytic therapy significantly decreases blood loss and transfusion in pediatric cranial vault reconstructive surgery; however, concern regarding the side effects profile limits clinical use. AIMS: The aim was to utilize the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry database to identify the safety profile of antifibrinolytic therapy for cranial vault reconstructive surgery by reporting the incidence of adverse events as they relate to exposure to tranexamic acid and aminocaproic acid compared to no exposure to antifibrinolytics...
March 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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