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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911976/demographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-a-predominantly-hispanic-population-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-on-the-us-mexico-border
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Antonio Mendoza Ladd, Yi Jia, Christine Yu, Sherif Elhanafi, Alok Dwivedi, Jiayang Liu, Giangqing Song, Mark Hall, Marc J Zuckerman
OBJECTIVES: Information regarding Hispanics with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is scarce. In this study we aimed to describe a predominantly Hispanic population with IBD in a city located along the US-Mexico border and to identify clinical or demographic differences between Hispanics and non-Hispanics. METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of patients with IBD between 2003 and 2013 at a tertiary care center. Information collected included age, sex, ethnicity, diagnosis, diagnosis status (new vs old), endoscopic extent of disease (EOD), extraintestinal manifestations, medical treatment, and surgeries performed...
December 2016: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908567/the-effect-of-topical-5-flurouracil-application-post-endoscopic-inferior-turbinoplasty
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Amjad F Nuseir, Mohammad Alsalem, Mouhamad Alzahr, Muthanna Ababneh, Ahmad I Alomari, Firas Alzoubi
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Adhesions are the most common complication after nasal surgery and revision. 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) reduces various adhesions and epithelial growth related complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of 5-flurouracil application in the nasal cavity after a multi-procedure nasal surgery in term of complications frequency. MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY: Institutional ethical approval was granted and a double-blinded prospective clinical trial was conducted to study the effect of 5-fu on post-operative complications...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903125/outcomes-in-transcranial-microsurgery-versus-extended-endoscopic-endonasal-approach-for-primary-resection-of-adult-craniopharyngiomas
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Todd J Wannemuehler, Kolin E Rubel, Benjamin K Hendricks, Jonathan Y Ting, Troy D Payner, Mitesh V Shah, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol
OBJECTIVE Craniopharyngiomas have historically been resected via transcranial microsurgery (TCM). In the last 2 decades, the extended endoscopic endonasal (transtuberculum) approach to these tumors has become more widely accepted, yet there remains controversy over which approach leads to better outcomes. The purpose of this study is to determine whether differences in outcomes were identified between TCM and extended endoscopic endonasal approaches (EEEAs) in adult patients undergoing primary resection of suprasellar craniopharyngiomas at a single institution...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895426/influence-of-night-duty-on-endoscopic-therapy-for-bile-duct-stones
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Mitsuru Sugimoto, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Hitomi Kikuchi, Yuichi Waragai, Mika Takasumi, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira
AIM: To examine the influence of night duty (ND) on endoscopic therapy for biliary duct stones. METHODS: The subjects consisted of 133 patients who received initial endoscopic therapy for biliary duct stones performed by eight endoscopists after they had been on (ND group, n = 34 patients) or not [day duty (DD) group, n = 99 patients]. Patient characteristics (age, gender, history of abdominal surgery, transverse diameter of the largest stone, number of stones), years of experience of the endoscopists, endoscopic procedures [sphincterotomy, papillary balloon dilation (EPBD), papillary large balloon dilation (EPLBD)], and outcomes of initial endoscopy (procedure time; rate of stone removal by the first endoscopist; procedure success rate by the first endoscopist: removal of stones or endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage; rate of final stone removal; final procedure success rate; complications; hospitalization after the procedure) were compared retrospectively between the two groups...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888300/analysis-of-local-recurrences-after-transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery-for-low-risk-rectal-carcinoma
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Theodor Junginger, Ursula Goenner, Mirjam Hitzler, Tong T Trinh, Achim Heintz, Wilfried Roth, Maria Blettner, Daniel Wollschlaeger
AIM: Rates of local recurrence (LR) after transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) for rectal carcinoma vary; the reasons remain unclear. We analyzed LR after TEM for low-risk pT1 (G1/2/X, L0/X) rectal carcinoma to investigate the influence of completeness of resection and occult lymph node metastasis on risk of LR. METHOD: LR location and stage, completeness of resection of primary carcinoma (minimal distance between tumor and resection line ≤1 mm vs >1 mm), and incidence of involved lymph nodes in resected LR specimens were collected, and tumor characteristics of LR were compared with primary carcinoma...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878898/feasibility-and-safety-of-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia-after-failed-endoscopic-interventions
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X Tang, W Gong, Z Deng, J Zhou, Y Ren, Q Zhang, Z Chen, B Jiang
With advances in natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery, peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has become a novel treatment for esophageal achalasia. In this study, we investigated the feasibility and safety of POEM in patients with achalasia after failed endoscopic interventions. Data on all patients undergoing POEM treatment of achalasia were collected prospectively. We enrolled 61 patients who underwent POEM for achalasia between July 2011 and January 2014. The preoperative intervention group included patients who had undergone botulinum toxin injection or pneumatic balloon dilation before POEM...
November 23, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876186/randomized-trial-for-superiority-of-high-field-strength-intra-operative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-resection-in-pituitary-surgery
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Vivek Tandon, Amol Raheja, Ashish Suri, P Sarat Chandra, Shashank S Kale, Rajinder Kumar, Ajay Garg, Mani Kalaivani, Ravindra M Pandey, Bhawani S Sharma
Till date there are no randomized trials to suggest the superiority of intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging (IOMRI) guided trans-sphenoidal pituitary resection over two dimensional fluoroscopic (2D-F) guided resections. We conducted this trial to establish the superiority of IOMRI in pituitary surgery. Primary objective was to compare extent of tumor resection between the two study arms. It was a prospective, randomized, outcome assessor and statistician blinded, two arm (A: IOMRI, n=25 and B: 2D-F, n=25), parallel group clinical trial...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875855/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-gallbladder-drainage-reduces-adverse-events-compared-with-percutaneous-cholecystostomy-in-patients-who-are-unfit-for-cholecystectomy
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Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Carlos Serna, Irene Penas, Charing Ching Ning Chong, Manuel Perez-Miranda, Enders K W Ng, James Yun Wong Lau
Background and study aim: There are no data comparing endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided gallbladder drainage (EGBD) with percutaneous cholecystostomy as a treatment for patients with acute cholecystitis. Patients and methods: This was a 1 : 1 matched cohort study of all patients who were unfit for cholecystectomy and underwent EGBD or percutaneous cholecystostomy instead for the treatment of acute cholecystitis. The outcomes were matched for age, sex, and American Society of Anesthesiologists grade. Outcome measures included the technical and clinical success rates, adverse events, hospital stay, the number of unplanned admissions, and mortality...
November 22, 2016: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864721/intraoperative-endoscopic-nasobiliary-drainage-over-primary-closure-of-the-common-bile-duct-for-choledocholithiasis-combined-with-cholecystolithiasis-a-cohort-study-of-211-cases
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Pei Yin, Min Wang, Renyi Qin, Jian Zhang, Guangqin Xiao, Haifeng Yu, Zhiqiang Ding, Yahong Yu
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) was often used for preoperative biliary drainage in cases like cholangiocarcinoma or acute obstructive suppurative cholangitis, reports on endoscopic nasobiliary drainage (ENBD) over primary closure of the common bile duct (CBD) are limited. This study compares outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) + laparoscopic CBD exploration (LCBDE) + intraoperative ENBD + primary closure of CBD with equivalent patients who underwent preoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and subsequent LC...
November 18, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863163/surgical-therapy-vs-continued-medical-therapy-for-medically-refractory-chronic-rhinosinusitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zara M Patel, Andrew Thamboo, Luke Rudmik, Jayakar V Nayak, Timothy L Smith, Peter H Hwang
BACKGROUND: The currently accepted treatment paradigm of treating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) first with appropriate medical therapy (AMT) and then with surgery if patients are refractory to AMT, has been criticized for lack of evidence. The objective of this study was to reassess the literature and establish the highest level of evidence possible regarding further management of CRS patients refractory to AMT. METHODS: This study was a systematic review (SR) with meta-analysis (MA)...
November 11, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861950/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-endoscopic-tympanoplasty-and-microscopic-tympanoplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chih-Chieh Tseng, Ming-Tang Lai, Chia-Che Wu, Sheng-Po Yuan, Yi-Fang Ding
OBJECTIVES: Microscopic tympanoplasty has been the standard surgery for repairing perforated tympanic membranes since the 1950s, but endoscopic tympanoplasty has been increasingly practiced since the late 1990s. In this study, we compared the efficacies of endoscopic and microscopic tympanoplasty. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Embase, MEDLINE, and the Clinical Trial Register. REVIEW METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis statement...
November 9, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849658/impact-of-disconnected-pancreatic-duct-syndrome-on-the-endoscopic-management-of-pancreatic-fluid-collections
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Ji Young Bang, Charles Melbern Wilcox, Udayakumar Navaneethan, Muhammad K Hasan, Shajan Peter, John Christein, Robert Hawes, Shyam Varadarajulu
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome (DPDS) on endoscopic management of pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs). BACKGROUND: Data on the impact of DPDS in patients undergoing endoscopic treatment of PFCs are limited. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients undergoing endoscopic drainage of PFCs from 2003 to 2015. If treatment response was suboptimal following initial endoscopic or endoscopic ultrasound-guided transmural drainage, hybrid interventions (endoscopic ultrasound-guided multigate/dual modality technique, endoscopic/percutaneous sinus tract necrosectomy) were performed...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834026/timing-of-cholecystectomy-following-endoscopic-sphincterotomy-a-population-based-study
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Brett D Mador, Avery B Nathens, Wei Xiong, O Neely M Panton, S Morad Hameed
BACKGROUND: Choledocholithiasis is commonly treated initially with endoscopic sphincterotomy, followed by cholecystectomy to definitively address the underlying problem of cholelithiasis. While the benefits of early cholecystectomy have been realized in other populations, the preferred timing for this subset of patients is less well established. We performed a large, population-based analysis to determine the frequency, benefits, and practice variance in regard to early cholecystectomy on a provincial level...
November 11, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817053/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-pre-operative-evaluation-of-obstructive-epiphora-true-fisp-and-vibe-vs-gadolinium
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Francesco Somma, Vincenzo d'Agostino, Fabio Tortora, Nicola Serra, Gerardo Sorrentino, Valeria Piscitelli, Andrea Somma, Mario Gamerra
PURPOSE: To assess unenhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the preoperative evaluation of obstructive epiphora in patients undergoing dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) and in particular, to evaluate the efficacy of this technique in the detection of the exact level of obstruction occurring in the naso-lachrymal duct (NLD). The correct identification and characterization of the NLD and its obstructions lead to a more effective surgery, preventing recurrent dacryocystitis after the surgical treatment...
November 5, 2016: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816758/comparison-of-endoscopic-dilation-vs-surgery-for-anastomotic-stricture-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-following-ileocolonic-resection
#15
Lei Lian, Luca Stocchi, Feza H Remzi, Bo Shen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: It is not clear whether endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) or surgery are more effective treatments for ileocolonic anastomosis (ICA) stricture in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). We aimed to compare long-term outcomes of patients who underwent EBD vs surgery for ICA stricture. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of adult patients with ICA stricture treated with EBD (n=176) or surgery (n=131), from December 1998 through May 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation...
November 2, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813457/ventricular-catheter-entry-site-and-not-catheter-tip-location-predicts-shunt-survival-a-secondary-analysis-of-3-large-pediatric-hydrocephalus-studies
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William E Whitehead, Jay Riva-Cambrin, Abhaya V Kulkarni, John C Wellons, Curtis J Rozzelle, Mandeep S Tamber, David D Limbrick, Samuel R Browd, Robert P Naftel, Chevis N Shannon, Tamara D Simon, Richard Holubkov, Anna Illner, D Douglas Cochrane, James M Drake, Thomas G Luerssen, W Jerry Oakes, John R W Kestle
OBJECTIVE Accurate placement of ventricular catheters may result in prolonged shunt survival, but the best target for the hole-bearing segment of the catheter has not been rigorously defined. The goal of the study was to define a target within the ventricle with the lowest risk of shunt failure. METHODS Five catheter placement variables (ventricular catheter tip location, ventricular catheter tip environment, relationship to choroid plexus, catheter tip holes within ventricle, and crosses midline) were defined, assessed for interobserver agreement, and evaluated for their effect on shunt survival in univariate and multivariate analyses...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804898/reduction-of-blood-eosinophil-counts-in-eosinophilic-chronic-rhinosinusitis-after-surgery
#17
A Honma, D Takagi, Y Nakamaru, A Homma, M Suzuki, S Fukuda
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to predict eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis prognosis by investigating changes in the blood eosinophil count and other disease biomarkers after surgery. METHODS: Blood eosinophil numbers and serum interleukin-5 levels were measured in 22 eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis patients before and after functional endoscopic sinus surgery, and compared with equivalent measures in non-eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis patients and chronic rhinosinusitis without polyps patients...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789217/reoperative-laparoscopic-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction-repair-in-children-safety-and-efficacy-of-the-technique
#18
Paulo Renato Marcelo Moscardi, João Arthur Brunhara Alves Barbosa, Hiury Silva Andrade, Marcos Figueiredo Mello, Bruno Nicolino Cezarino, Lorena Marçalo Oliveira, Miguel Srougi, Francisco Tibor Dénes, Roberto Iglesias Lopes
INTRODUCTION: Failure after pyeloplasty for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction (UPJO) in children may occur in up to 10% of cases. Treatment options include double-J stent placement, endoscopic treatment and reoperation. Laparoscopic and robotic reoperative modalities seem safe and efficacious, although pediatric series are limited in the literature. We here report on the largest series of reoperative laparoscopic UPJO repair in children and compared it to primary laparoscopic pyeloplasty...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783167/clinicopathological-features-of-siewert-type-ii-adenocarcinoma-comparison-of-gastric-cardia-adenocarcinoma-and-barrett-s-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-following-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection
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Hiroki Osumi, Junko Fujisaki, Masami Omae, Tomoki Shimizu, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Akiyoshi Ishiyama, Toshiaki Hirasawa, Tomohiro Tsuchida, Yorimasa Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kawachi, Noriko Yamamoto, Masahiro Igarashi
OBJECTIVES: Siewert type II esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma encompasses both gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) and Barrett's esophageal adenocarcinoma (BEA) due to short-segment Barrett's esophagus. We compared these two types of Siewert type II esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma in terms of background factors and clinical outcomes of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). METHODS: We enrolled 139 patients (142 lesions) who underwent ESD from 2006 to 2014 at our institution...
October 25, 2016: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780559/routine-intraoperative-cholangiography-is-unnecessary-in-patients-with-mild-gallstone-pancreatitis-and-normalizing-bilirubin-levels
#20
Xuan-Binh D Pham, Christian de Virgilio, Lutfi Al-Khouja, Michael C Bermudez, Alexander C Schwed, Amy H Kaji, David S Plurad, Steven L Lee, Robert S Bennion, Darin J Saltzman, Dennis Y Kim
BACKGROUND: The benefit of intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) is controversial in patients with gallstone pancreatitis whose bilirubin levels are normalizing. IOC with subsequent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography may lengthen duration of surgery and length of stay, whereas failure to clear the common bile duct may result in recurrent pancreatitis. METHODS: We performed a 6-year retrospective cohort analysis of consecutive adult patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis undergoing same-admission cholecystectomy at 2 university-affiliated medical centers...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
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