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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067823/biomarkers-to-monitor-gluten-free-diet-compliance-in-celiac-patients
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REVIEW
María de Lourdes Moreno, Alfonso Rodríguez-Herrera, Carolina Sousa, Isabel Comino
Gluten-free diet (GFD) is the only treatment for celiac disease (CD). There is a general consensus that strict GFD adherence in CD patients leads to full clinical and histological remission accompanied by improvement in quality of life and reduced long-term complications. Despite the importance of monitoring the GFD, there are no clear guidelines for assessing the outcome or for exploring its adherence. Available methods are insufficiently accurate to identify occasional gluten exposure that may cause intestinal mucosal damage...
January 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040500/a-modification-of-nissen-fundoplication-improves-patients-outcome-and-may-reduce-procedure-related-failure-rate
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Romeo Bardini, Sabrina Rampado, Renato Salvador, Lisa Zanatta, Imerio Angriman, Silvia Degasperi, Angelica Ganss, Edoardo Savarino
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery has a failure rate of 10-20%. We aimed to investigate whether a modification of Nissen fundoplication (MNF) may improve patients' outcome and reduce failure rate. MATERIALS & METHODS: We prospectively compared 40 consecutive patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease who underwent anti-reflux surgery: 20 Nissen fundoplication (NF) and 20 the MNF approach. Eight cases in the MNF group needed redo surgery. The MNF consisted in suturing the esophagus to the diaphragmatic crura on each side by means of 4 non-absorbable stitches and in fixing the upper stitch of the valve to diaphragm...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994617/preliminary-experience-using-full-spectrum-endoscopy-for-colorectal-cancer-screening-matched-case-controlled-study
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Sayo Ito, Kinichi Hotta, Kenichiro Imai, Masao Yoshida, Kimihiro Igarashi, Yuichiro Yamaguchi, Kohei Takizawa, Naomi Kakushima, Masaki Tanaka, Noboru Kawata, Hiroyuki Matsubayashi, Hirotoshi Ishiwatari, Hiroyuki Ono
Background/Aim. High-quality colonoscopy is needed to reduce the morbidity and mortality of colorectal cancer. Full-spectrum endoscopy (FUSE) has recently shown potential in improving adenoma detection during colonoscopy. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and utility of FUSE colonoscopy. Methods. From April 2015 to February 2016, 130 patients underwent FUSE colonoscopy for screening at a tertiary cancer center. Cecal intubation rate (CIR), procedure time, polyp/adenoma detection rate (PDR/ADR), and mean number of adenomas per colonoscopy (APC) were compared in matched-control patients (n = 260) who underwent standard colonoscopy (SC)...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988287/endoscopic-multiple-biopsy-and-rapid-diagnosis-by-in-situ-fixation-and-histopathological-processing
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David S Zimmon, Fred B Smith, Forrest Manheimer, Cathy Fan, Chantel Njiwaji, Sergei Aksenov, Premtesh Chattoo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic forceps biopsy and fixation are laborious and prolong the procedure and anesthesia. Multiple biopsy overcomes these shortcomings with a single endoscope pass that cuts, like a needle biopsy, up to 25 biopsies of uniform size and depth during endoscope withdrawal. Biopsy specimens are collected in acquisition order and stored in a perforated plastic storage chamber within the perforated metal tip. The tip is cut off, immersed in fixative, and sent to pathology...
December 14, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988235/quality-assurance-in-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-an-egyptian-experience
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REVIEW
Ahmed S Gado, Basel A Ebeid, Anthony T Axon
Over the last four decades, gastrointestinal endoscopy has become of paramount importance to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases of the digestive tract. Practice variation, however, is likely to have an important effect on the effectiveness of endoscopy and can impair the delivery of high-quality endoscopic procedures. There have been increasing demands to assess the quality of service and track and improve patient outcomes. Quality assurance has paved its way into professional guidelines for physicians. Developing a modern endoscopy unit demands the institution of a quality assurance programme, continuous training and monitoring of service delivery...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977544/outcomes-from-pediatric-gastroenterology-maintenance-of-certification-using-web-based-modules
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Josephine Sheu, Stanford Chun, Emily O'Day, Sara Cheung, Rusvelda Cruz, Jenifer R Lightdale, Douglas S Fishman, Athos Bousvaros, Jeannie S Huang
OBJECTIVES: Beginning in 2013, the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) sponsored and developed subspecialty-field specific quality improvement (QI) activities to provide Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit for ongoing certification of pediatric gastroenterologists by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). Each activity was a web-based module that measured clinical practice data repeatedly over at least 3 months as participants implemented rapid cycle change...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951610/elipse-the-first-procedureless-gastric-balloon-for-weight-loss-a-prospective-observational-open-label-multicenter-study
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Evzen Machytka, Shantanu Gaur, Ram Chuttani, Martina Bojkova, Tomas Kupka, Marek Buzga, Andreas Giannakou, Kandiliotis Ioannis, Elisabeth Mathus-Vliegen, Samuel Levy, Ioannis Raftopoulos
Background and study aims: Conventional gastric balloons for weight loss require endoscopy for placement and removal. The Elipse device is swallowed, resides in the stomach for 4 months, and is then expelled. The objectives of this study were to assess the safety of Elipse and to measure its effects on weight loss, metabolic parameters, and quality of life. Methods: Each participant swallowed one Elipse device, which was filled with 550 mL of filling fluid through a thin delivery catheter that was then removed...
December 12, 2016: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938781/organization-of-surveillance-in-gi-practice
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REVIEW
Carlo Senore, Cristina Bellisario, Cesare Hassan
BACKGROUND: Several reports documented an inefficient utilisation of available resources, as well as a suboptimal compliance with surveillance recommendations. Although, evidence suggests that organisational issues can influence the quality of care delivered, surveillance protocols are usually based on non-organized approaches. METHODS: We conducted a literature search (publication date: 01/2000-06/2016) on PubMed and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for guidelines, or consensus statements, for surveys of practice, reporting information about patients, or providers attitudes and behaviours, for intervention studies to enhance compliance with guidelines...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926663/the-impact-of-value-based-healthcare-for-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-on-healthcare-utilization-a-pilot-study
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Welmoed K van Deen, Arlen Spiro, A Burak Ozbay, Martha Skup, Adriana Centeno, Natalie E Duran, Precious N Lacey, Darius Jatulis, Eric Esrailian, Martijn G H van Oijen, Daniel W Hommes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Value-based healthcare (VBHC) is considered to be the solution that will improve quality and decrease costs in healthcare. Many hospitals are implementing programs on the basis of this strategy, but rigorous scientific reports are still lacking. In this pilot study, we present the first-year outcomes of a VBHC program for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) management that focuses on highly coordinated care, task differentiation of providers, and continuous home monitoring...
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904859/endoscopic-approach-for-superficial-colorectal-neoplasms
#10
REVIEW
Jun-Feng Xu, Lang Yang, Peng Jin, Jian-Qiu Sheng
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in males and the second in females, with an estimated 1.4 million cases and 693,900 deaths in 2012. Colonoscopy is the cornerstone for the detection and prevention of CRC. In addition, endoscopic treatment for CRC at an early stage can effectively improve patients' quality of life and cure rate. SUMMARY: This review focuses on endoscopic approaches, including white light endoscopy, chromoendoscopy, magnifying endoscopy and therapeutic endoscopy, for the evaluation and treatment of superficial colorectal neoplasms...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882416/toward-more-efficient-surveillance-of-barrett-s-esophagus-identification-and-exclusion-of-patients-at-low-risk-of-cancer
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Mats Lindblad, Tim Bright, Ann Schloithe, George C Mayne, Gang Chen, Jeff Bull, Peter A Bampton, Robert J L Fraser, Piers A Gatenby, Louisa G Gordon, David I Watson
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic surveillance of Barrett's esophagus (BE) is probably not cost-effective. A sub-population with BE at increased risk of high-grade dysplasia (HGD) or esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) who could be targeted for cost-effective surveillance was sought. METHODS: The outcome for BE surveillance from 2003 to 2012 in a structured program was reviewed. Incidence rates and incidence rate ratios for developing HGD or EAC were calculated. Risk stratification identified individuals who could be considered for exclusion from surveillance...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
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/27852098/premedication-with-simethicone-and-n-acetylcysteine-in-improving-visibility-during-upper-endoscopy-a-double-blind-randomized-trial
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Luís Elvas, Miguel Areia, Daniel Brito, Susana Alves, Sandra Saraiva, Ana T Cadime
Background and study aim: Upper endoscopy is the most common method for the diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal tract diseases. The aim of this study was to determine whether premedication with simethicone or N-acetylcysteine improves mucosal visualization during upper endoscopy. Patients and methods: This was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 297 patients scheduled for upper endoscopy who were premedicated 15 - 30 minutes before the procedure with: 100 mL of water (placebo, group A); water plus 100 mg simethicone (group B); water plus 100 mg simethicone plus 600 mg N-acetylcysteine (group C)...
November 16, 2016: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846065/an-evidence-based-approach-to-training-pediatric-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-trainers
#14
Catharine M Walsh, John T Anderson, Douglas S Fishman
Endoscopy training has evolved in recent years from the traditional model of "learning by doing" to the current skillful application of evidence-based educational principles. Endoscopy training should ideally be provided by individuals with the requisite skills and behaviors to teach endoscopy effectively and efficiently, including an awareness of principles of adult education, best practices in procedural skills education and appropriate use of beneficial educational strategies such as feedback. The aim of this article is to outline principles that underlie successful endoscopy training and describe the "Preparation - Training - Wrap-up" framework that can be used by pediatric endoscopy trainers to help guide an effective endoscopy training session...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842547/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus
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Chi-Yang Chang, Lukas Jyuhn-Hsiarn Lee, Jung-Der Wang, Ching-Tai Lee, Chi-Ming Tai, Tao-Qian Tang, Jaw-Town Lin
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has become a major health problem globally, affecting patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a precancerous lesion associated with GERD. BE patients might not only suffer from HRQOL losses by GERD but also face psychological distress due to the increased risk of developing cancer. However, the majority of patients in Asia have shorter BE segment which is different from the West. This study aimed to determine whether the HRQOL in BE patients were worse than in healthy referents in Taiwan...
November 14, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834008/severe-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage-summary-of-a-national-quality-of-care-study-with-focus-on-radiological-services
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Simon J McPherson, Martin T Sinclair, Neil C E Smith
PURPOSE OF STUDY: To identify the remediable factors in the quality of care provided to patients with severe gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. METHOD: All hospital admissions in the first four months of 2013 with ICD10 coding for GI bleeding who received a transfusion of 4 units or more of blood. Up to five cases/hospital randomly selected for structured case note peer review. National availability of GI bleeding services data derived from organisational questionnaire completed by all hospitals...
November 10, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813017/tri-comparison-of-laparoscopic-nissen-hill-and-nissen-hill-hybrid-repairs-for-uncomplicated-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Andreas M Schneider, Ralph W Aye, Candice L Wilshire, Alexander S Farivar, Brian E Louie
BACKGROUND: A randomized controlled trial (RCT) showed that laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) and Hill (LHR) repairs are equivalent in treating uncomplicated GERD. We combined both repairs to create a laparoscopic Nissen-Hill Hybrid repair (HYB). The purpose of this study is to compare clinical and objective outcomes of a matched group of HYB to the two cohorts of the RCT. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from the RCT and a prospectively collected data base was performed...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799995/transforaminal-percutaneous-endoscopic-discectomy-in-parkinson-disease-preliminary-results-and-short-review-of-the-literature
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Stylianos Kapetanakis, Eirini Giovannopoulou, Triphonas Thomaidis, George Charitoudis, Pavlos Pavlidis, Konstantinos Kazakos
OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness of Transforaminal Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy (TPED) for lumbar disc herniation in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS: Fifteen patients diagnosed with PD and lumbar disc hernia were recruited to the study. All patients underwent TPED. Mean age was 61.27±6 years, with 8 male (53.3%) and 7 female patients (46.7%). Level of operation was L3-4 (33.3%), L4-5 (33.3%) and L5-S1 (33.3%). Visual analogue scale (VAS) for leg pain and Oswestry Disabillity Index (ODI) for back pain, as well as the Medical Outcomes Study Questionnaire Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) for health-related quality of life (HRQoL) were assessed right before surgery and at 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799886/a-wide-variation-of-the-quality-of-colonoscopy-reporting-system-in-the-real-clinical-practice-in-southeastern-area-of-korea
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Jung Min Lee, Yu Jin Kang, Eun Soo Kim, Yoo Jin Lee, Kyung Sik Park, Kwang Bum Cho, Seong Woo Jeon, Min Kyu Jung, Hyun Seok Lee, Eun Young Kim, Jin Tae Jung, Byung Ik Jang, Kyeong Ok Kim, Yun Jin Chung, Chang Hun Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Establishment of a colonoscopy reporting system is a prerequisite to determining and improving quality. This study aimed to investigate colonoscopists' opinions and the actual situation of a colonoscopy reporting system in a clinical practice in southeastern area of Korea and to assess the factors predictive of an inadequate reporting system. METHODS: Physicians who performed colonoscopies in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk province of Korea and were registered with the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (KSGE) were interviewed via mail about colonoscopy reporting systems using a standardized questionnaire...
October 2016: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795775/-prioperative-adverse-events-critical-reading-of-the-data-registry-used-in-the-surgery-department-of-military-hospital-moulay-ismail-meknes
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Hicham Kechna, Omar Ouzzad, Khalid Chkoura, Jaouad Loutid, Moulay Ahmed Hachimi, Sidi Mohamed Hanafi
INTRODUCTION: Despite significant progress made in the field of safety in anesthesia, morbidity (serious or not, completely or partially related to anesthesia) remains common and no health practitioner is immune from accidents. In the current context where priority is given to training programmes, to quality and safety improvement in health care, the occurrence of an anesthesia-related accident in the surgery department is an extremely traumatic event. The fear of prosecution, the emotional context make it difficult to manage...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
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