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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716161/post-adenoidectomy-quality-of-life-in-children-with-refractory-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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V Bettadahalli, A Chakravarti
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate post-adenoidectomy quality of life in children with refractory chronic rhinosinusitis. METHODS: A prospective interventional study of children aged 4-12 years with chronic refractory rhinosinusitis was conducted. A total of 60 children completed follow up. Nasal endoscopy and non-contrast computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses were performed, and both symptoms and their effects on patient quality of life pre- and post-adenoidectomy were evaluated...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711286/novel-therapeutic-targets-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Marjorie Argollo, Gionata Fiorino, Pieter Hindryck, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Silvio Danese
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC), are immune mediated conditions associated with progressive damage of the inflamed gut tissue, and have a considerable impact on the patient's quality of life. The pathogenesis remains uncertain, but it is clear that complex mechanisms associated with host and luminal factors are involved, generating an unbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory signaling. It is well established that the purpose of an adequate and complete control of the intestinal inflammation measured not only by clinical symptoms, but also with more objective data such as fecal biomarkers (calprotectin) and endoscopy...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688938/a-comparative-study-of-endoscopic-surveillance-in-hereditary-diffuse-gastric-cancer-according-to-cdh1-mutation-status
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Emma Z Mi, Ella Z Mi, Massimiliano di Pietro, Maria O'Donovan, Richard H Hardwick, Susan Richardson, Hisham Ziauddeen, Paul C Fletcher, Carlos Caldas, Marc Tischkowitz, Krish Ragunath, Rebecca C Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) accounts for 1% of gastric cancer cases. For patients with a germline CDH1 mutation, risk-reducing gastrectomy is recommended. However, for those delaying surgery or families with no causative mutation identified, regular endoscopy is advised. This study aimed to determine the yield of signet ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) foci in individuals with a CDH1 pathogenic variant compared with those without and how this varies with successive endoscopies...
July 5, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673068/long-term-outcomes-of-using-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-to-treat-early-gastric-cancer
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REVIEW
Toshihiro Nishizawa, Naohisa Yahagi
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is becoming the main procedure for the resection of early gastric cancer (EGC). The absolute indications for treating EGC with endoscopic resection were established by the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association and have been generally accepted. However, the absolute indications for treating EGC are rather strict, and expanded indications have been developed. Many studies have reported favorable long-term outcomes for patients who received curative resection for the expanded indication...
July 5, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648767/quality-indicators-for-esophagogastroduodenoscopy-a-comparative-study-of-outcomes-after-an-improvement-programme-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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Henry Córdova, Cristina Sánchez-Montes, Pedro G Delgado-Guillena, Victor J Morales, Oriol Sendino, Begoña González-Suárez, Andrés Cárdenas, Maria Pellisé, Isis K Araujo, Àngels Ginés, Josep Llach, Gloria Fernández-Esparrach
INTRODUCTION: There is an opportunity for improvement in the recording and measuring of quality indicators. However, no previous experiences exist in our field in terms of their compliance in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). OBJECTIVE: To analyse compliance with EGD quality criteria and evaluate improvement after conducting a training programme. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Comparative study of 2 cohorts: one retrospective (control group) and one prospective (intervention group), before and after a training programme consisting of an information session and the report writing improvement programme...
June 22, 2017: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648577/impact-of-cap-assisted-colonoscopy-on-learning-curve-and-quality-in-colonoscopy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zhouwen Tang, Daniel S Zhang, Aaron P Thrift, Kalpesh K Patel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Colonoscopy competency assessment in trainees have traditionally been informal. Comprehensive metrics such as the Assessment of Competency in Endoscopy (ACE) tool suggest competency thresholds are higher than assumed. cap-assisted colonoscopy (CAC) may improve competency but data in novice trainees are lacking. We compare CAC versus standard colonoscopy (SC) among novice trainees in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: All colonoscopies performed by 3 gastroenterology fellows without prior experience were eligible for enrollment...
June 22, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644360/quality-improvement-in-pediatric-endoscopy-a-clinical-report-from-the-naspghan-endoscopy-committee
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Robert E Kramer, Catharine M Walsh, Diana G Lerner, Douglas S Fishman
The current era of healthcare reform emphasizes the provision of effective, safe, equitable, high-quality, and cost-effective care. Within the realm of gastrointestinal endoscopy in adults, renewed efforts are in place to accurately define and measure quality indicators across the spectrum of endoscopic care. In pediatrics, however, this movement has been less-defined and lacks much of the evidence-base that supports these initiatives in adult care. A need, therefore, exists to help define quality metrics tailored to pediatric practice and provide a toolbox for the development of robust quality improvement (QI) programs within pediatric endoscopy units...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644316/a-multicenter-evaluation-of-adherence-to-4-major-elements-of-the-baveno-guidelines-and-outcomes-for-patients-with-acute-variceal-hemorrhage
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Elliot B Tapper, Jennifer Friderici, Zachary A Borman, Jacob Alexander, Alan Bonder, Nabiha Nuruzzaman, Sheryl Ramdass, Rony Ghaoui
GOALS: To determine the rate of and outcomes associated with guideline adherence in the care of acute variceal hemorrhage (AVH). BACKGROUND: Four major elements of high-quality care for AVH defined by the Baveno consensus (VI) include timely endoscopy (≤12 h), antibiotics, and somatostatin analogs before endoscopy and band ligation as primary therapy for esophageal varices. STUDY: We retrospectively evaluated 239 consecutive admissions of 211 patients with AVH admitted to 2 centers in Massachusetts from 2010 to 2015...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623665/position-paper-on-olfactory-dysfunction
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T Hummel, K L Whitcroft, P Andrews, A Altundag, C Cinghi, R M Costanzo, M Damm, J Frasnelli, H Gudziol, N Gupta, A Haehner, E Holbrook, S C Hong, D Hornung, K B Hüttenbrink, R Kamel, M Kobayashi, I Konstantinidis, B N Landis, D A Leopold, A Macchi, T Miwa, R Moesges, J Mullol, C A Mueller, G Ottaviano, G C Passali, C Philpott, J M Pinto, V J Ramakrishnan, P Rombaux, Y Roth, R A Schlosser, B Shu, G Soler, P Stjärne, B A Stuck, J Vodicka, A Welge-Luessen
BACKGROUND: Olfactory dysfunction is an increasingly recognised condition, associated with reduced quality of life and major health outcomes such as neurodegeneration and death. However, translational research in this field is limited by heterogeneity in methodological approach, including definitions of impairment, improvement and appropriate assessment techniques. Accordingly, effective treatments for smell loss are limited. In an effort to encourage high quality and comparable work in this field, among others, we propose the following ideas and recommendations...
June 17, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596691/nissen-fundoplication-vs-proton-pump-inhibitors-for-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-based-on-ph-monitoring-and-symptom-scale
#10
Chao Zhang, Zhi-Wei Hu, Chao Yan, Qiong Wu, Ji-Min Wu, Xing Du, Dian-Gang Liu, Tao Luo, Fei Li, Zhong-Gao Wang
AIM: To compare the outcomes between laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) therapy in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and type I hiatal hernia diagnosed by oropharyngeal pH-monitoring and symptom-scale assessment. METHODS: From February 2014 to January 2015, 70 patients who were diagnosed with LPR and type I hiatal hernia and referred for symptomatic assessment, oropharyngeal pH-monitoring, manometry, and gastrointestinal endoscopy were enrolled in this study...
May 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594696/quality-measures-in-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-the-current-state
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Megan A Adams, Sameer D Saini, John I Allen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the current state of endoscopic quality measurement and use of measures in enhancing the value of endoscopic services. RECENT FINDINGS: Initially, quality measurement of endoscopic procedures was claims based or included small unit or practice-specific efforts. Now we have a mature national registry and large electronic medical or procedural records that are designed to yield valuable data relevant to quality measurement...
June 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588878/a-novel-purgative-protocol-for-capsule-endoscopy-of-the-small-bowel-produces-better-quality-of-visibility-than-2%C3%A2-l-of-peg-timing-is-of-the-essence
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Samuel N Adler, Shai Farkash, Yishai Sompolinsky, Inna Gafanovich, Eran Goldin, Ariella Bar-Gil Shitrit
INTRODUCTION: The ideal way of preparing patients for small-bowel capsule endoscopy has been controversial. Previous studies have shown that ingestion of 2 l of polyethylenglycol (PEG) 12 hours prior to capsule ingestion leads to improved visibility in comparison to no preparation at all. We speculated that using a post-ingestion (PI), booster-based cleansing protocol might provide an alternative to the PEG cleansing protocol. METHODS: This randomized, blinded, prospective study enrolled 45 individuals...
June 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576524/influence-of-nasal-septum-deformity-on-nasal-obstruction-disease-severity-and-medical-treatment-response-among-children-and-adolescents-with-persistent-allergic-rhinitis
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Franklin Mariño-Sánchez, Meritxell Valls-Mateus, Paulina Cardenas-Escalante, Oliver Haag, Karen Ruiz-Echevarría, Rosa Jiménez-Feijoo, Jaime Lozano-Blasco, María T Giner-Muñoz, Ana M Plaza-Martin, Joaquim Mullol
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of different types of nasal septum deformity (NSD) on nasal obstruction, rhinitis severity and response to medical treatment among pediatric persistent allergic rhinitis (PER) patients. METHODS: In a prospective, real-life study, 150 children and adolescents (mean age 13 ± 2.8 years, females 32.6%) diagnosed with PER according to ARIA guidelines were assessed by nasal endoscopy for NSD according to Mladina's classification, their response to medical treatment (intranasal steroids and antihistamines or antileucotriens), the presence of comorbidities, rhinitis severity (modified-ARIA criterion) and nasal obstruction visual analog scale score (VAS)...
April 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573175/lubiprostone-improves-visualization-of-small-bowel-for-capsule-endoscopy-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-2-way-crossover-study
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Mizue Matsuura, Masahiko Inamori, Yumi Inou, Kenji Kanoshima, Takuma Higurashi, Hidenori Ohkubo, Hiroshi Iida, Hiroki Endo, Takashi Nonaka, Akihiko Kusakabe, Shin Maeda, Atsushi Nakajima
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Lubiprostone has been reported to be an anti-constipation drug. The aim of the study was to investigate the usefulness of lubiprostone both for bowel preparation and as a propulsive agent in small bowel endoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  This was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2-way crossover study of subjects who volunteered to undergo capsule endoscopy (CE). A total of 20 subjects (16 male and 4 female volunteers) were randomly assigned to receive a 24-μg tablet of lubiprostone 120 minutes prior to capsule ingestion for CE (L regimen), or a placebo tablet 120 minutes prior to capsule ingestion for CE (P regimen)...
June 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553719/quality-indicators-in-digestive-endoscopy-introduction-to-structure-process-and-outcome-common-indicators
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Julio López-Picazo, Fernando Alberca de Las Parras, Antonio Sánchez Del Río, Shirley Pérez Romero, Joaquín León Molina, Francisco Javier Júdez
The general goal of the project wherein this paper is framed is the proposal of useful quality and safety procedures and indicators to facilitate quality improvement in digestive endoscopy units. This initial offspring sets forth procedures and indicators common to all digestive endoscopy procedures. First, a diagram of pre- and post-digestive endoscopy steps was developed. A group of health care quality and/or endoscopy experts under the auspices of the Sociedad Española de Patología Digestiva (Spanish Society of Digestive Diseases) carried out a qualitative review of the literature regarding the search for quality indicators in endoscopic procedures...
May 29, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552982/decreased-health-related-quality-of-life-in-angiodysplasia-patients-a-cross-sectional-cohort
#16
Karina V Grooteman, Mijntje Matheeuwsen, Erwin J M van Geenen, Joost P H Drenth
Gastrointestinal angiodysplasias may cause anemia. Quality of life (QoL) is a valid patient reported outcome and improvement of QoL represents an important treatment goal. There is a paucity of data on the effect of angiodysplasias on QoL. Therefore, we aim to evaluate QoL and fatigue in angiodysplasia patients. We performed a cross-sectional patient-reported outcome study. We included patients with endoscopy proven angiodysplasias and measured QoL with Short Form-36 and level of fatigue using Multi Fatigue Inventory-20...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545503/time-to-endoscopic-intervention-in-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-patients-can-be-improved-with-pathway-provision
#17
R Singer, P Campbell, C Fernandes, P Statham, D Hochhauser, J Bridgewater
BACKGROUND: Patients with upper gastrointestinal malignancy often require admission to hospital with dysphagia or jaundice requiring therapeutic endoscopy. Endoscopic intervention is often effective permitting rapid discharge. An efficient service would permit rapid discharge for patients who are often at the end of life. We noted that a majority of patients in hospital under the gastroenterological oncology were admitted with symptoms requiring therapeutic endoscopy. METHODS: We conducted an audit cycle of the inpatient days before and after pathway implementation...
May 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535714/non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-a-vision-for-the-future
#18
Per-Uno Malmström, Sachin Agrawal, Mats Bläckberg, Peter J Boström, Bernard Malavaud, Dirk Zaak, Gregers G Hermann
The management of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) has evolved from the first reports on bladder endoscopy and transurethral resection to the introduction of adjuvant intravesical treatment. However, disease recurrence and progression remain an ongoing risk, placing a heavy burden on healthcare resources and on patients' quality of life. Deeper understanding of the molecular basis of the disease and developments in optics, lasers and computer science are already offering opportunities to revolutionize care and improve long-term prognosis...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533674/impact-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-control-through-tailored-proton-pump-inhibition-therapy-or-fundoplication-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus
#19
Francisco Baldaque-Silva, Michael Vieth, Mumen Debel, Bengt Håkanson, Anders Thorell, Nuno Lunet, Huan Song, Miguel Mascarenhas-Saraiva, Gisela Pereira, Lars Lundell, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall
AIM: To determine the impact of upwards titration of proton pump inhibition (PPI) on acid reflux, symptom scores and histology, compared to clinically successful fundoplication. METHODS: Two cohorts of long-segment Barrett's esophagus (BE) patients were studied. In group 1 (n = 24), increasing doses of PPI were administered in 8-wk intervals until acid reflux normalization. At each assessment, ambulatory 24 h pH recording, endoscopy with biopsies and symptom scoring (by a gastroesophageal reflux disease health related quality of life questionnaire, GERD/HRLQ) were performed...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516968/preliminary-experience-with-4k-ultra-high-definition-endoscope-analysis-of-pros-and-cons-in-skull-base-surgery
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M Rigante, G La Rocca, L Lauretti, G Q D'Alessandris, A Mangiola, C Anile, A Olivi, G Paludetti
During the last two decades endoscopic skull base surgery observed a continuous technical and technological development 3D endoscopy and ultra High Definition (HD) endoscopy have provided great advances in terms of visualisation and spatial resolution. Ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K systems, recently introduced in the clinical practice, will shape next steps forward especially in skull base surgery field. Patients were operated on through transnasal transsphenoidal endoscopic approaches performed using Olympus NBI 4K UHD endoscope with a 4 mm 0° Ultra Telescope, 300 W xenon lamp (CLV-S400) predisposed for narrow band imaging (NBI) technology connected through a camera head to a high-quality control unit (OTV-S400 - VISERA 4K UHD) (Olympus Corporation, Tokyo, Japan)...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
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