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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101304/gastric-antral-webs-in-adults-a-case-series-characterizing-their-clinical-presentation-and-management-in-the-modern-endoscopic-era
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Shannon J Morales, Neha Nigam, Walid M Chalhoub, Dalia I Abdelaziz, James H Lewis, Stanley B Benjamin
AIM: To investigate the current management of gastric antral webs (GAWs) among adults and identify optimal endoscopic and/or surgical management for these patients. METHODS: We reviewed our endoscopy database seeking to identify patients in whom a GAW was visualized among 24640 esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGD) over a seven-year period (2006-2013) at a single tertiary care center. The diagnosis of GAW was suspected during EGD if aperture size of the antrum did not vary with peristalsis or if a "double bulb" sign was present on upper gastrointestinal series...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089434/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-and-barrett-s-esophagus-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-possible-underestimated-long-term-complication
#2
Alfredo Genco, Emanuele Soricelli, Giovanni Casella, Roberta Maselli, Lidia Castagneto-Gissey, Nicola Di Lorenzo, Nicola Basso
BACKGROUND: Morbidly obese patients are affected by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernia (HH) more frequently than lean patients. Because of conflicting results, the indication to sleeve gastrectomy (SG) in patients with GERD is still debated. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the incidence of GERD on the basis of clinical, endoscopic, and histologic data in patients undergoing SG. SETTINGS: University hospital, Rome, Italy. METHODS: From July 2007 to January 2010, 162 patients underwent primary SG...
December 9, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066945/examination-time-as-a-quality-indicator-of-screening-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-for-asymptomatic-examinees
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Takuji Kawamura, Hironori Wada, Naokuni Sakiyama, Yuki Ueda, Atsushi Shirakawa, Yusuke Okada, Kasumi Sanada, Kojiro Nakase, Koichiro Mandai, Azumi Suzuki, Mai Kamaguchi, Atsuhiro Morita, Kenichi Nishioji, Kiyohito Tanaka, Naomi Mochizuki, Koji Uno, Isao Yokota, Masao Kobayashi, Kenjiro Yasuda
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The significance of examination time of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for asymptomatic examinees is yet to be established. We aimed to clarify whether endoscopists who allot more examination time can detect higher numbers of neoplastic lesions among asymptomatic examinees. METHODS: We reviewed a database of consecutive examinees who underwent EGD in our hospital from April 2010 to September 2015. Staff endoscopists were classified into fast, moderate, and slow groups based on the mean examination time of EGD without a biopsy...
January 9, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065527/iron-deficiency-anemia-despite-effective-gluten-free-diet-in-celiac-disease-diagnostic-role-of-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy
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Konstantinos Efthymakis, Angelo Milano, Francesco Laterza, Mariaelena Serio, Matteo Neri
BACKGROUND & AIM: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is associated with celiac disease (CD). Although gluten-free diet (GFD) is an efficient treatment for CD, IDA remains an occasional finding during follow-up and correlates to inadequate gluten exclusion. Little is known regarding persistent IDA despite effective GFD. We aimed to evaluate the role of small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) in this setting. METHODS: We prospectively included consecutive patients undergoing GFD for ≥24 months with persistent concomitant IDA...
December 21, 2016: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053856/a-primary-esophageal-malt-lymphoma-patient-with-helicobacter-pylori-infection-achieved-complete-remission-after-h-pylori-eradication-without-anti-lymphoma-treatment
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Keiichi Moriya, Hideto Tamura, Kyoko Nakamura, Masaru Hosone, Koiti Inokuchi
Primary esophageal lymphoma is an extremely rare disease. We report a 76-year-old woman with esophageal lymphoma who achieved remission after Helicobacter pylori (HP) eradication. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) revealed a mass in the lower esophagus, and she was diagnosed with stage IE mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. She rejected any anti-lymphoma treatment except for HP eradication. Follow-up EGD demonstrated the disappearance of the esophageal MALT lymphoma 2 months after HP eradication, and she remained in remission for more than 3 years...
2017: Leukemia Research Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024098/helicobacter-pylori-serology-testing-is-a-useful-diagnostic-screening-tool-for-symptomatic-inner-city-children
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Priya Raj, John F Thompson, Debra H Pan
AIM: This study assessed the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) serum antibody test as a diagnostic screening tool in symptomatic inner city children. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients aged 1-18 years who were referred to our paediatric gastroenterology department from 2009-2013. We included all patients who had H. pylori serum antibodies and, or, faecal antigens who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for histology, with or without a gastric tissue rapid urease test...
December 26, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018111/clinical-features-of-upper-gastrointestinal-serrated-lesions-an-endoscopy-database-analysis-of-98746-patients
#7
Hai-Long Cao, Wen-Xiao Dong, Meng-Que Xu, Yu-Jie Zhang, Si-Nan Wang, Mei-Yu Piao, Xiao-Cang Cao, Bang-Mao Wang
AIM: To analyse the clinical features of patients with the serrated lesions in the upper gastrointestinal tract (UPGI) tract. METHODS: Patients who underwent routine esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) at the Digestive Endoscopy Centre of General Hospital, Tianjin Medical University between January 2011 and December 2015 were consecutively recruited. Patients with UPGI serrated lesions were consecutively identified. The patients' demographics and histopathology were recorded...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011279/association-of-prophylactic-endotracheal-intubation-in-critically-ill-patients-with-upper-gi-bleeding-and-cardiopulmonary-unplanned-events
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Umar Hayat, Peter J Lee, Hamid Ullah, Shashank Sarvepalli, Rocio Lopez, John J Vargo
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic endotracheal intubation (PEI) is often advocated to mitigate the risk of cardiopulmonary adverse events in patients presenting with brisk upper gastrointestinal bleed (UGIB). However, the benefit of such a measure remains controversial. Our study aimed to compare the incidence of cardiopulmonary unplanned events (CUE) between patients who underwent endotracheal intubation versus those who didn't, in critically ill patients with brisk UGIB. METHODS: Patients aged 18 years or older who had presented at Cleveland Clinic between 2011 and 2014 with hematemesis and/or patients with melena with consequential hypovolemic shock were included...
December 20, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004249/delayed-perforation-occurring-on-the-24th-day-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-early-gastric-cancer
#9
Satoru Homma, Kazuaki Tokodai, Minami Watanabe, Kai Takaya, Eiji Hashizume
Delayed perforation occurs after 0.5% of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) procedures for early gastric cancer (EGC). This complication can occur within a few hours or days after ESD. There are few reports in the English literature concerning patients who developed delayed perforation after ESD for EGC. An 81-year-old woman was referred to the emergency department of our hospital on the 24th day after ESD because of abdominal pain. We diagnosed her with delayed perforation with peritonitis after ESD for EGC using computed tomography (CT) and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)...
December 21, 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004199/the-effect-of-esophagogastroduodenoscopy-probe-insertion-on-the-intracuff-pressure-of-airway-devices-in-children-during-general-anesthesia
#10
Onur Balaban, Mineto Kamata, Mumin Hakim, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D Tobias
Given the size of the esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) probe and the compressibility of the pediatric airway, the EGD probe may increase the intracuff pressure (IP) of an airway device. The current study evaluated IP changes during EGD examination under general anesthesia in pediatric patients. Following the induction of anesthesia, a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) or endotracheal tube (ETT) was placed without neuromuscular blockade. The IP was measured at baseline, during EGD probe insertion, while the EGD probe was in place, and after probe removal...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999692/polypoid-dysplasia-in-barrett-s-esophagus-diagnosis-management-and-very-different-outcomes-in-two-consecutive-cases
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Megan Murphy, Christina Tofani, Kunjal Gandhi, Anthony Infantolino
Background. Barrett's esophagus is associated with an increased risk of adenocarcinoma. Dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus is a precursor to adenocarcinoma. Rarely, dysplastic polypoid lesions are superimposed on Barrett's esophagus. Most reported cases of polypoid dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus have been advanced on presentation and treated with esophagectomy. We describe two cases of polypoid changes in Barrett's esophagus and treatment with polypectomy followed by radiofrequency ablation. Cases. A 75 yo male presented with esophageal polyps, which on biopsy showed gastric cardia/foveolar mucosa with focal intestinal metaplasia without dysplasia...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999644/comparison-of-levofloxacin-versus-clarithromycin-efficacy-in-the-eradication-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection
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Ali Akbar Haji-Aghamohammadi, Ali Bastani, Arash Miroliaee, Sonia Oveisi, Saeed Safarnezhad
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infection causes multiple upper gastrointestinal diseases but optimal therapeutic regimen which can eradicate infection in all the cases has not yet been defined. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of triple levofloxacin-based versus clarithromycin-based therapy. METHODS: In this open-label randomized clinical trial study 120 patients who had esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) with positive rapid urease test (RUT) were enrolled and divided into 2 groups...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999619/comparative-genomics-analyses-revealed-two-virulent-listeria-monocytogenes-strains-isolated-from-ready-to-eat-food
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Shu Yong Lim, Kien-Pong Yap, Kwai Lin Thong
BACKGROUND: Listeria monocytogenes is an important foodborne pathogen that causes considerable morbidity in humans with high mortality rates. In this study, we have sequenced the genomes and performed comparative genomics analyses on two strains, LM115 and LM41, isolated from ready-to-eat food in Malaysia. RESULTS: The genome size of LM115 and LM41 was 2,959,041 and 2,963,111 bp, respectively. These two strains shared approximately 90% homologous genes. Comparative genomics and phylogenomic analyses revealed that LM115 and LM41 were more closely related to the reference strains F2365 and EGD-e, respectively...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999519/esophageal-granular-cell-tumor-a-benign-tumor-or-an-insidious-cause-for-concern
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Kiranya Tipirneni, Ashley Mehl, Blythe Bowman, Virendra Joshi
BACKGROUND: Esophageal granular cell tumors (GCTs) are rare, often benign tumors of neurogenic origin. GCTs most frequently occur in the skin and subcutaneous tissues but are found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in 6%-10% of cases, with the distal two-thirds of the esophagus being the most common site. Owing to the insidious nature of GCTs, presentation is typically asymptomatic. In fact, GCTs are often discovered incidentally during investigation of other GI disturbances. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 36-year-old white male who had a 2...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995399/low-yield-and-high-cost-of-gastric-and-duodenal-biopsies-for-investigation-of-symptoms-of-abdominal-pain-during-routine-esophagogastroduodenoscopy
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Eric M Nelsen, Abby Lochmann-Bailkey, Ian C Grimes, Mark E Benson, Deepak V Gopal, Patrick R Pfau
BACKGROUND: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) referrals for symptoms of abdominal pain are common. Current guidelines for dyspepsia recommend biopsies of gastric mucosa for Helicobacter pylori in all patients referred for EGD. Our study aimed to determine the clinical yield and cost-effectiveness of gastric and duodenal biopsy in EGDs performed for abdominal pain. METHODS: Three hundred and ninety-one outpatient EGDs performed at a single academic tertiary care center were studied...
December 19, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993699/gastroesophageal-mucosal-injury-after-cholecystectomy-an-indication-for-surveillance
#16
Syeda Nadia Shah Gilani, Gary Alan Bass, Natallia Kharytaniuk, Michelle R Downes, Emer Frances Caffrey, Iqbal Tobbia, Thomas Noel Walsh
BACKGROUND: Cholecystectomy alters bile release dynamics from pulsatile meal-stimulated to continuous, and results in retrograde duodeno-gastric bile reflux(DGR). Bile is implicated in mucosal injury following gastric surgery, but whether cholecystectomy causes esophago-gastric mucosal inflammation, thus increasing the risk of metaplasia, is unclear. STUDY DESIGN: This study examined whether cholecystectomy-induced DGR promotes chronic inflammatory mucosal changes of the stomach and/or at the esophago-gastric junction(EGJ)...
December 16, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990112/synchronous-and-metachronous-colon-cancers-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer-report-of-2-cases
#17
Byoung Jo Suh
Colorectal cancer is the most common synchronous or metachronous cancer in patients with gastric cancer. I report two cases of synchronous and metachronous colon cancer with gastric cancer. Case 1: A 70-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for the treatment of gastric cancer, which had been diagnosed during esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) screening. The recommended preoperative testing was colonofiberscopy (CFS). The CFS revealed a 3-cm ulcerofungating mass, located 20 cm from the anal verge. The pathological report showed a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990013/intraoperative-gastric-intramural-hematoma-a-rare-complication-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy
#18
Chi Chan Lee, Sharmila Ravindranathan, Vivek Choksi, Jestin Pudussery Kattalan, Uday Shankar, Steven Kaplan
BACKGROUND Intramural hematomas primarily present in the esophagus or duodenum. We report a case of intramural hematoma in the gastric wall (GIH) secondary to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement in a setting of platelet dysfunction. CASE REPORT This case study reviews the hospitalization of a 73-year-old male with a history of chronic kidney disease who was admitted for coronary artery bypass graft surgery and mitral valve repair. During his complicated hospital course, he inadvertently required the placement of a PEG tube...
December 19, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984402/adherence-to-surveillance-guidelines-in-nondysplastic-barrett-s-esophagus
#19
Kunal S Dalal, Jessica Coffing, Thomas F Imperiale
INTRODUCTION: Surveillance patterns in Barrett's esophagus (BE) are not well characterized. Guidelines published between 2002 and 2008 recommended surveillance esophagogastroduodenoscopy (sEGD) at 3-year intervals for nondysplastic BE (NDBE). We assessed guideline adherence in incident NDBE in a Veterans Affairs (VA)-based study. METHODS: At a single VA center, we identified incident cases of biopsy-confirmed NDBE between January, 2006 and December, 2008. We excluded patients aged 76 years and above and those who developed BE-associated dysplasia or cancer during follow-up...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965903/atypical-aortoesophageal-fistula-with-atypical-and-delayed-presentation-and-negative-imaging-studies
#20
Seifeldin Hakim, Mihajlo Gjeorgjievski, Lohit Garg, Molly Orosey, Tusar Desai
A 59-year-old man with past medical history of thoracic aortic aneurysm treated with thoracic endovascular aortic repair presented with melena for 2 weeks. Initial EGD did not reveal the source of bleeding and showed normal esophagus; abdominal arteriogram did not reveal a fistulous communication and initial CTA showed normal position of the aortic graft stent without endoleak. The sixth EGD revealed a submucosal tumor-like projection in the upper esophagus and stigmata of recent bleeding. Another thoracic endovascular aortic repair with stent was placed over the old graft for presumed aortoesophageal fistula...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
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