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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423474/nasal-obstructive-disorders-impair-health-related-quality-of-life-in-adolescents-with-persistent-allergic-rhinitis-a-real-life-study
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Meritxell Valls-Mateus, Franklin Marino-Sanchez, Karen Ruiz-Echevarría, Paulina Cardenas-Escalante, Rosa Jiménez-Feijoo, Jaime Blasco-Lozano, María Teresa Giner-Muñoz, Oliver Haag, Isam Alobid, Ana María Plaza Martin, Joaquim Mullol
BACKGROUND: We previously reported a higher prevalence of nasal obstructive disorders (NOD) in pediatric patients with persistent allergic rhinitis (PER) not responding to medical treatment. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of NOD on quality of life (QoL) in this population. METHODS: Real-life prospective study including 142 patients (41 children, 6-11 yo and 101 adolescents, 12-17 yo) with moderate and severe PER. After two months of medical treatment (intranasal steroids and antihistamines) patients were asked if their symptoms had improved (yes/no) and classified accordingly in R, responders and NR, non-responders...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420030/role-of-endoscopy-in-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-and-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver-easl-clinical-guideline
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Lars Aabakken, Tom H Karlsen, Jörg Albert, Marianna Arvanitakis, Olivier Chazouilleres, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Martti Färkkilä, Peter Fickert, Gideon M Hirschfield, Andrea Laghi, Marco Marzioni, Michael Fernandez, Stephen P Pereira, Jürgen Pohl, Jan-Werner Poley, Cyriel Y Ponsioen, Christoph Schramm, Fredrik Swahn, Andrea Tringali, Cesare Hassan
1 ESGE/EASL recommend that, as the primary diagnostic modality for PSC, magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) should be preferred over endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).Moderate quality evidence, strong recommendation. 2 ESGE/EASL suggest that ERCP can be considered if MRC plus liver biopsy is equivocal or contraindicated in patients with persisting clinical suspicion of PSC. The risks of ERCP have to be weighed against the potential benefit with regard to surveillance and treatment recommendations...
April 18, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417857/nuclear-medicine-imaging-in-pediatric-infection-or-chronic-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Alberto Signore, Andor W J M Glaudemans, Olivier Gheysens, Chiara Lauri, Onofrio A Catalano
In this review article, we focus on the most recent applications of nuclear medicine techniques (mainly (99m)Tc/(111)In white blood cells (WBC) scan, [(18)F]-FDG-PET/CT, [(18)F]-FDG-PET/MRI, and (99m)Tc-IL-2 scintigraphy) in the study of children affected by peripheral bone osteomyelitis, fungal infections, inflammatory bowel diseases, and type 1 diabetes, owing to recent important published evidences of their role in the management of these diseases. For osteomyelitis in children, both bone scintigraphy and [(18)F]-FDG-PET have a major advantage of assessing the whole body in one imaging session to confirm or exclude multifocal involvement, whereas WBC scan has a limited role...
May 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414959/the-visualization-of-the-surgical-field-in-tubular-assisted-spine-surgery-is-there-a-difference-between-hd-endoscopy-and-microscopy
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Benedikt W Burkhardt, M Wilmes, Salman Sharif, Joachim M Oertel
OBJECTIVE: Expert spinal surgeons criticized endoscopic procedures for poor image quality, in comparison to microscopic visualization. The recent introduction of high definition (HD) digital cameras has shown good results in spinal endoscopy. The aim of this study was to assess endoscopic HD image quality in comparison with microscopic visualization. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All posterior lumbar and cervical spinal surgeries of this study were performed with the EasyGO-system in HD resolution...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393674/building-an-oral-endoscope-for-use-in-equine-oral-examination-and-treatment
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Allison Rita Dotzel, Robert M Baratt
The use of oral endoscopy can be very beneficial in that it helps the clinician to perform a more thorough oral examination. However, due to the high cost, most commercially available equine oral endoscopy systems have been out of reach for clinicians who practice equine dentistry outside a large hospital setting. This article details how to set up an oral endoscopy system that can be used on equine patients either in an ambulatory practice or in a hospital setting. The system is more cost-effective than most other systems currently on the market without sacrificing functionality or image quality...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391667/quality-indicators-for-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy
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REVIEW
Ki-Nam Shim, Seong Ran Jeon, Hyun Joo Jang, Jinsu Kim, Yun Jeong Lim, Kyeong Ok Kim, Hyun Joo Song, Hyun Seok Lee, Jae Jun Park, Ji Hyun Kim, Jaeyoung Chun, Soo Jung Park, Dong-Hoon Yang, Yang Won Min, Bora Keum, Bo-In Lee
Capsule endoscopy (CE) enables evaluation of the entire mucosal surface of the small bowel (SB), which is one of the most important steps for evaluating obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. Although the diagnostic yield of SB CE depends on many clinical factors, there are no reports on quality indicators. Thus, the Korean Gut Image Study Group (KGISG) publishes an article titled, "Quality Indicators for Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy" under approval from the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (KSGE)...
March 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376545/endoscopic-resection-of-large-duodenal-and-papillary-lateral-spreading-lesions-is-clinically-and-economically-advantageous-compared-with-surgery
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Amir Klein, Golo Ahlenstiel, David J Tate, Nicholas Burgess, Arthur Richardson, Tony Pang, Karen Byth, Michael J Bourke
Background and study aims Adenomas of the duodenum and ampulla are uncommon. For lesions ≤ 20 mm in size and confined to the papillary mound, endoscopic resection is well supported by systematic study. However, for large laterally spreading lesions of the duodenum or papilla (LSL-D/P), surgery is often performed despite substantial associated morbidity and mortality. We aimed to compare actual endoscopic outcomes of such lesions and costs with those predicted for surgery using validated prediction tools...
April 4, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372952/the-elipse-balloon-a-swallowable-gastric-balloon-for-weight-loss-not-requiring-sedation-anesthesia-or-endoscopy-a-pilot-study-with-12-month-outcomes
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Ioannis Raftopoulos, Andreas Giannakou
BACKGROUND: The Elipse Balloon is a swallowable gastric balloon for weight loss that can be deployed without the use of endoscopy or anesthesia. This study aims to report on 12-month safety and efficacy outcomes. SETTING: Private hospital, Athens, Greece. METHODS: This was a prospective, nonrandomized open trial. Twelve patients between 18 and 64 years of age with a body mass index (BMI) of 27.0 to 40.0 kg/m(2) were enrolled. The Elipse capsule is swallowed with water and its location in the stomach is confirmed by x-ray...
February 21, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362693/quality-improvement-in-pediatric-endoscopy-a-clinical-report-from-the-naspghan-endoscopy-committee
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Robert E Kramer, Catharine M Walsh, Diana Lerner, Douglas 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 programs within pediatric endoscopy units...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361842/quality-of-life-in-dyspepsia-and-its-subgroups-using-eq-5d-euroqol-questionnaire
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Anurag J Shetty, Girisha Balaraju, Shiran Shetty, Cannanore G Pai
BACKGROUND/AIM: Dyspepsia has a significant impact on the quality of life. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) can be assessed by disease-specific and generic HRQoL instruments. The present study evaluated HRQoL and compared it among dyspepsia subgroups by using EQ (Euro QoL)-5D questionnaire. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with abnormal findings on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy were classified to have organic dyspepsia, whereas those with normal endoscopy were classified as functional dyspepsia if they met the ROME III criteria or as endoscopy negative recent dyspepsia if symptom duration was <6 months...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352063/erythromycin-infusion-prior-to-endoscopy-for-acute-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hee Kyong Na, Hwoon-Yong Jung, Dong Woo Seo, Hyun Lim, Ji Yong Ahn, Jeong Hoon Lee, Do Hoon Kim, Kee Don Choi, Ho June Song, Gin Hyug Lee, Jin-Ho Kim
Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of erythromycin infusion and gastric lavage in order to improve the quality of visualization during emergency upper endoscopy. Methods: We performed a prospective randomized pilot study. Patients presented with hematemesis or melena within 12 hours and were randomly assigned to the erythromycin group (intravenous infusion of erythromycin), gastric lavage group (nasogastric tube placement with gastric lavage), or erythromycin + gastric lavage group (both erythromycin infusion and gastric lavage)...
March 28, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344601/high-dose-rate-intraluminal-brachytherapy-prior-to-external-radiochemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-esophageal-cancer-preliminary-results
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Afsaneh Maddah Safaei, Reza Ghalehtaki, Nezhat Khanjani, Borna Farazmand, Mohammad Babaei, Ebrahim Esmati
PURPOSE: Dysphagia is a common initial presentation in locally advanced esophageal cancer and negatively impacts patient quality of life and treatment compliance. To induce fast relief of dysphagia in patients with potentially operable esophageal cancer high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy was applied prior to definitive radiochemotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this single arm phase II clinical trial between 2013 to 2014 twenty patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer (17 squamous cell and 3 adenocarcinoma) were treated with upfront 10 Gy HDR brachytherapy, followed by 50...
February 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318326/optimal-use-of-polyethylene-glycol-for-preparation-of-small-bowel-video-capsule-endoscopy-a-network-meta-analysis
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Shan Wu, Yun-Jie Gao, Zhi-Zheng Ge
OBJECTIVE: Standardized strategy of bowel preparation before video capsule endoscopy (VCE) remains controversial. This study aimed to assess the ideal dose of PEG, based on small bowel visualization quality (SBVQ), diagnostic yield (DY), and complete rate (CR) of VCE using a network meta-analysis (NMA) of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: This NMA included RCTs comparing any of the following bowel preparation interventions for VCE: fasting overnight ("Fast"), 1 liter PEG ("PEG 1L"), 2-liter PEG ("PEG 2L"), or 4-liter PEG ("PEG 4L")...
April 13, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301778/risk-stratified-versus-non-risk-stratified-diagnostic-testing-for-management-of-suspected-acute-biliary-obstruction-comparative-effectiveness-costs-and-the-role-of-mr-cholangiopancreatography
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Stella K Kang, David Hoffman, Bart Ferket, Michelle I Kim, R Scott Braithwaite
Purpose To analyze the cost effectiveness of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) risk stratification guidelines versus magnetic resonance (MR) cholangiopancreatography-based treatment of patients with possible choledocholithiasis. Materials and Methods A decision-analytic model was constructed to compare cost and effectiveness of three diagnostic strategies for gallstone disease with possible choledocholithiasis: noncontrast MR cholangiopancreatography, contrast material-enhanced MR imaging/MR cholangiopancreatography, and ASGE risk stratification guidelines for diagnostic evaluation recommending endoscopy (high risk), MR cholangiopancreatography (intermediate risk), or no test (low risk)...
March 16, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293023/advances-in-image-enhancement-in-colonoscopy-for-detection-of-adenomas
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REVIEW
Takahisa Matsuda, Akiko Ono, Masau Sekiguchi, Takahiro Fujii, Yutaka Saito
High-quality colonoscopy is mandatory to prevent adenoma recurrence and colorectal cancer. In the past few years, technical advances have been developed with the purpose of improving adenoma detection rate (ADR), one of the most important validated colonoscopy quality benchmarks. Several techniques or devices are used to optimize visualization: observation techniques; add-on devices; auxiliary imaging devices; colonoscopes with increased field of view; and colonoscopes with an integrated inflatable reusable balloon...
March 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277483/endoscopy-assisted-ear-surgery-for-treatment-of-chronic-otitis-media-with-cholesteatoma-adhesion-or-retraction-pockets
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Cagatay Han Ulku
The objective of this study was to analyze the results of endoscopy-assisted ear surgery for the treatment of chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma, adhesion, or retraction pockets.Fifty-one patients who underwent oto-endoscopy-assisted canal wall up tympanomastoid surgery and/or limited anterior atticotomy with tympanoplasty for chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma, adhesion, or retraction pocket from 2006 to 2013 have been included in this study. Eradication of the disease from the middle ear and mastoid air cells was achieved by combination of the oto-microscobic and oto-endoscopic approaches...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275307/effects-of-hydrotalcite-combined-with-esomeprazole-on-gastric-ulcer-healing-quality-a-clinical-observation-study
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Rui-Qi Yang, Hua Mao, Li-Yun Huang, Pei-Zhu Su, Min Lu
AIM: To evaluate the effects of hydrotalcite combined with esomeprazole on gastric ulcer healing quality. METHODS: Forty-eight patients diagnosed with gastric ulcer between June 2014 and February 2016 were randomly allocated to the combination therapy group or monotherapy group. The former received hydrotalcite combined with esomeprazole, and the latter received esomeprazole alone, for 8 wk. Twenty-four healthy volunteers were recruited and acted as the healthy control group...
February 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268235/performance-measures-for-lower-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-a-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-quality-improvement-initiative
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Michal F Kaminski, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Marek Bugajski, Michael Bretthauer, Colin J Rees, Evelien Dekker, Geir Hoff, Rodrigo Jover, Stepan Suchanek, Monika Ferlitsch, John Anderson, Thomas Roesch, Rolf Hultcranz, Istvan Racz, Ernst J Kuipers, Kjetil Garborg, James E East, Maciej Rupinski, Birgitte Seip, Cathy Bennett, Carlo Senore, Silvia Minozzi, Raf Bisschops, Dirk Domagk, Roland Valori, Cristiano Spada, Cesare Hassan, Mario Dinis-Ribeiro, Matthew D Rutter
The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and United European Gastroenterology present a short list of key performance measures for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. We recommend that endoscopy services across Europe adopt the following seven key performance measures for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy for measurement and evaluation in daily practice at a center and endoscopist level: 1 Rate of adequate bowel preparation (minimum standard 90 %); 2 Cecal intubation rate (minimum standard 90 %); 3 Adenoma detection rate (minimum standard 25 %); 4 Appropriate polypectomy technique (minimum standard 80 %); 5 Complication rate (minimum standard not set); 6 Patient experience (minimum standard not set); 7 Appropriate post-polypectomy surveillance recommendations (minimum standard not set)...
April 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267035/interventions-for-healthcare-professionals-organizations-and-patients-to-enhance-quality-of-life-for-people-diagnosed-with-palliative-esophagogastric-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Alison Cowley, Fiona Bath-Hextall, Joanne Cooper
BACKGROUND: Esophagogastric (EG) cancer is the fifth most common malignancy, and its incidence is increasing. The disease is fast paced, and five-year survival rates are poor. Treatment with palliative intent is provided for the majority of patients but there remains a lack of empirical evidence into the most effective service models to support EG cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: The overall objective of this quantitative systematic review was to establish best practice in relation to interventions targeted at healthcare professionals or the structures in which healthcare professionals deliver care (i...
March 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249809/opportunities-for-improvement-in-the-contemporary-management-of-acute-variceal-hemorrhage-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
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REVIEW
Elliot B Tapper, Lauren Beste, Michael Curry, Alan Bonder, Akbar Waljee, Sameer Saini
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gastroenterologists should strive to improve the outcomes associated with acute variceal hemorrhage (AVH) by optimizing care delivery and clinician preparedness through training. Unfortunately, data regarding contemporary outcomes and management of AVH are limited. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of cohort studies examining outcomes and management of AVH from January 1990 to September 2016. We pooled data on mortality and utilization of medical therapy, endoscopic interventions, balloon tamponade (BT), and salvage procedures (portal decompressive surgery or transjugular portosystemic shunt (TIPS))...
February 26, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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