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Gastroenterology and endoscopy

Kuk Hui Son, Chang-Hyu Choi, Jae-Ik Lee, Kun Woo Kim, Ji Sung Kim, So Young Lee, Kook Yang Park, Chul Hyun Park
BACKGROUND: Guidelines for esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in the West allow the continued use of warfarin under therapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) level. In Korea, no guidelines have been issued regarding warfarin treatment before EGD. The authors surveyed Korean cardiac surgeons about how Korean cardiac surgeons handle warfarin therapy before EGD using a questionnaire. Participants were requested to make decisions regarding the continuation of warfarin therapy in two hypothetical cases...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Koushik Herle, Susan Jehangir
Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) is one of the great milestones in the field of gastroenterology. It is versatile in image acquisition, painless and can reach parts of the small bowel not amenable to conventional endoscopy. The commonest complication with WCE is retention of the capsule. We report a case of retained capsule in a child who was being investigated for obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB). Operative intervention was required for its retrieval after two weeks of expectant management.
September 2016: APSP Journal of Case Reports
John B Ortolani, Daniel R Tershak, John J Ferrara, Charles J Paget
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)/American College of Gastroenterology Task Force (ACGTF) on Quality in Endoscopy released updated quality benchmarks for colonoscopy in 2015. Our initial study concluded that surgery residents could perform safe and competent screening colonoscopy within a structured endoscopy curriculum. In this follow-up study, we sought to determine whether surgery residents could achieve the increased adenoma detection rate (ADR) benchmarks endorsed by the ASGE/ACGTF...
September 2016: American Surgeon
Henrike Lenzen, Eliane Musmann, Martina Kottas, Bastian Schönemeier, Thomas Köhnlein, Michael P Manns, Tim O Lankisch
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is one of the most common emergencies in gastroenterology. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the incidence of GIB and seasonal, circadian and meteorological patterns in the emergency department (ED) of a tertiary hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2007 until December 2012, we retrospectively evaluated patients presenting to the ED with respect to the number and location of GIB, season, time of day and weather...
September 22, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Manuel Barreiro-de Acosta, Federico Argüelles-Arias, Joaquín Hinojosa, Francisco Javier Júdez Gutiérrez, Jose Maria Tenías Burillo
INTRODUCTION: Not all national health centers include specialized units or clinicians devoted to inflammatory bowel disease. The goal of the survey was to gain an insight into the management of this disease within Spanish gastroenterology departments via a survey among their members. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An online survey was conducted in February and March 2015, among SEPD members (2017 clinician members), who were split into three categories: heads of department, general gastroenterologists, and experts in this disease...
October 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Joel A Friedlander, Quin Y Liu, Benjamin Sahn, Koorosh Kooros, Catharine M Walsh, Robert E Kramer, Jenifer R Lightdale, Julie Khlevner, Mark McOmber, Jacob Kurowski, Matthew J Giefer, Harpreet Pall, David M Troendle, Elizabeth C Utterson, Herbert Brill, George M Zacur, Richard A Lirio, Diana G Lerner, Carrie Reynolds, Troy E Gibbons, Michael Wilsey, Chris A Liacouras, Douglas S Fishman
Wireless capsule endoscopy (CE) was introduced in 2000 as a less invasive method to visualize the distal small bowel in adults. As this technology has advanced it has been adapted for use in pediatric gastroenterology. Several studies have described its clinical use, utility, and various training methods but pediatric literature regarding capsule endoscopy is limited. This clinical report developed by the Endoscopic and Procedures Committee of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition outlines the current literature, and describes the recommended current role, use, training, and future areas of research for CE in pediatrics...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Mike Thomson, Andrea Tringali, Rosario Landi, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Marta Tavares, Jorge Amil-Dias, Marc Benninga, Merit M Tabbers, Raoul Furlano, Manon Spaander, Cesare Hassan, Christos Tzvinikos, Hanneke Ijsselstijn, Jérôme Viala, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Rok Orel, Yvan Vandenplas, Radan Keil, Štěpán Hlava, Claudio Romano, Eva Brownstone, Patrick Gerner, Werner Dolak, Wolf Dietrich Huber, Simon Everett, Andreas Vecsei, Lars Aabakken, Alessandro Zambelli
This Guideline refers to infants, children and adolescents aged 0-18 years. The areas covered include: indications for diagnostic and therapeutic esophagogastroduodenoscopy and ileo-colonoscopy; endoscopy for foreign body ingestion; corrosive ingestion and stricture/stenosis endoscopic management; upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding; endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography and endoscopic ultrasonography. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and endoscopy specific to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been dealt with in other Guidelines [1-3] and are therefore not mentioned in this Guideline...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Andrea Tringali, Mike Thomson, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Marta Tavares, Merit M Tabbers, Raoul Furlano, Manon Spaander, Cesare Hassan, Christos Tzvinikos, Hanneke Ijsselstijn, Jérôme Viala, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Marc Benninga, Rok Orel, Yvan Vandenplas, Radan Keil, Claudio Romano, Eva Brownstone, Štěpán Hlava, Patrick Gerner, Werner Dolak, Rosario Landi, Wolf Dietrich Huber, Simon Everett, Andreas Vecsei, Lars Aabakken, Jorge Amil-Dias, Alessandro Zambelli
This Executive summary of the Guideline on pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy from the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) refers to infants, children, and adolescents aged 0 - 18 years. The areas covered include: indications for diagnostic and therapeutic esophagogastroduodenoscopy and ileocolonoscopy; endoscopy for foreign body ingestion; endoscopic management of corrosive ingestion and stricture/stenosis; upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding; endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and endoscopic ultrasonography...
September 12, 2016: Endoscopy
Christine Fenton, Aysha Al Ani, Andrew Trinh, Ashish Srinivasan, Geoffrey Hebbard, Kaye Marion
BACKGROUND: In Australia, correspondence is routinely sent to general practitioners following a specialist consultation. Written communication is an important way to enhance patient experiences and understanding, yet most patients do not receive copies of their medical correspondence. AIMS: Determining whether providing clinic correspondence and endoscopy reports to patients leads to improved understanding, satisfaction or anxiety. METHODS: Prospective, randomised controlled study conducted at an Australian tertiary hospital from October 2013 to February 2015...
September 12, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
Sabela Carballal, Sandra Maisterra, Antonio López-Serrano, Antonio Z Gimeno-García, María Isabel Vera, José Carlos Marín-Garbriel, José Díaz-Tasende, Lucía Márquez, Marco Antonio Álvarez, Luis Hernández, Luisa De Castro, Jordi Gordillo, Ignasi Puig, Pablo Vega, Marco Bustamante-Balén, Juan Acevedo, Beatriz Peñas, María López-Cerón, Elena Ricart, Miriam Cuatrecasas, Mireya Jimeno, María Pellisé
OBJECTIVE: Outside clinical trials, the effectiveness of chromoendoscopy (CE) for long-standing IBD surveillance is controversial. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of CE for neoplasia detection and characterisation, in real-life. DESIGN: From June 2012 to 2014, patients with IBD were prospectively included in a multicentre cohort study. Each colonic segment was evaluated with white light followed by 0.4% indigo carmine CE. Specific lesions' features were recorded...
September 9, 2016: Gut
Thomas Frieling
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebral stroke is a common problem that is frequently associated with dysphagia resulting in an increased risk of aspiration pneumonia, complication, and mortality. METHODS: A literature review was carried out using the search terms 'stroke unit and endoscopy', 'stroke unit and dysphagia', and 'stroke unit and gastroenterology'. RESULTS: Only few papers focus on the role of endoscopy in stroke units. One major role is the early detection of dysphagia by flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)...
February 2016: Visc Med
Ulrike W Denzer
BACKGROUND: The verbalisation of quality standards and parameters by medical societies are relevant for qualitative improvement but may also be an instrument to demand more resources for health care or be a unique characteristic. Within the health care system 3 different quality levels can be defined: structure, process and result quality. METHODS: The current S2k guideline of the German Society for Gastroenterology (quality requirements for gastrointestinal endoscopy) AWMF registry no...
February 2016: Visc Med
Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Ichiro Yasuda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Colin J Rees, Siwan Thomas Gibson, Matt D Rutter, Phil Baragwanath, Rupert Pullan, Mark Feeney, Neil Haslam
Colonoscopy should be delivered by endoscopists performing high quality procedures. The British Society of Gastroenterology, the UK Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy, and the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland have developed quality assurance measures and key performance indicators for the delivery of colonoscopy within the UK. This document sets minimal standards for delivery of procedures along with aspirational targets that all endoscopists should aim for.
August 16, 2016: Gut
M K Behera, V K Dixit, S K Shukla, J K Ghosh, V B Abhilash, P K Asati, A K Jain
BACKGROUND: Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (SRUS) is a chronic, benign defecation disorder often related to excessive straining. SRUS is diagnosed on the basis of clinical symptoms, endoscopic and histological findings. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with SRUS by colonoscopy and confirmed by histopathology from October 2012 to August 2014 in the Department of Gastroenterology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India, were included in the study...
October 2015: Tropical Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation
Kathryn Oakland, Richard Guy, Raman Uberoi, Frances Seeney, Gary Collins, John Grant-Casey, Neil Mortensen, Mike Murphy, Vipul Jairath
INTRODUCTION: Acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is a common indication for emergency hospitalisation worldwide. In contrast to upper GIB, patient characteristics, modes of investigation, transfusion, treatment and outcomes are poorly described. There are minimal clinical guidelines to inform care pathways and the use of endoscopy, including (diagnostic and therapeutic yields), interventional radiology and surgery are poorly defined. As a result, there is potential for wide variation in practice and clinical outcomes...
August 4, 2016: BMJ Open
Sean T McCarthy, Jennifer Jorgensen, Grace H Elta, Joseph C Kolars, Sheryl Korsnes, Valbona Metko, James Stout, Joel H Rubenstein
BACKGROUND: Trainees learn colonoscopy skills at varying speeds. We hypothesized that a fellow's ability to reliably reach the splenic flexure early in training could predict the number of procedures required to achieve competency in intubating the cecum. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. The most proximal site in the colon reached independently by GI fellows was recorded on consecutive colonoscopies. The number of procedures required to achieve splenic flexure intubation rate (SFIR) ≥ 90 % by cumulative summation learning curve and cecal intubation rate (CIR) ≥ 90 % by rolling average was calculated...
November 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Colin J Rees, Wee Sing Ngu, Jaroslaw Regula, Raf Bisschops, Adrian Saftoiu, Evelien Dekker, Ian Gralnek, Mihai Ciocirlan, Mario Dinis-Ribeiro, Rodrigo Jover, Søren Meisner, Cristiano Spada, Cesare Hassan, Roland Valori, Tomas Hucl, Olivier Le Moine, Dirk Domagk, Michal F Kaminski, Michael Bretthauer, Matthew D Rutter, Lars Aabakken, Thierry Ponchon, Paul Fockens, Peter D Siersema
Background and study aim: Gastrointestinal endoscopy is a rapidly evolving research field. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) plays a key role in shaping opinion and endoscopy activity throughout Europe and further afield. Establishing key unanswered questions within the field of endoscopy and prioritizing those that are important enables researchers and funders to appropriately allocate resources. Methods: Over 2 years, the ESGE Research Committee gathered information on research priorities and refined them through a modified Delphi approach...
October 2016: Endoscopy
Ian S Campbell, Joel D Howell, H Hughes Evans
Fiberoptic endoscopy was developed at the University of Michigan in the 1950s by gastroenterology fellow Basil Hirschowitz and 2 physicists. Previous methods to visualize the gastrointestinal lumen used rigid instruments that relied on rudimentary optical systems. They were limited in reach and caused patients considerable discomfort. Fiberoptic technology dramatically changed endoscopic practice. The fiberoptic endoscope, or fiberscope, was a flexible instrument that allowed direct inspection of the gastrointestinal lumen...
August 2, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
Darshan Kothari, Joseph D Feuerstein, Laureen Moss, Julie D'Souza, Kerri Montanaro, Daniel A Leffler, Sunil G Sheth
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Open-access scheduling is highly utilized for facilitating generally low-risk endoscopies. Preprocedural screening addresses sedation requirements; however, procedural safety may be compromised if screening is inaccurate. We sought to determine the reliability of our open-access scheduling system for appropriate use of conscious sedation. METHODS: We prospectively and consecutively enrolled outpatient procedures booked at an academic center by open-access using screening after in-office gastroenterology (GI) consultation...
July 31, 2016: Gastroenterology Report
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