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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243102/split-dose-bowel-preparation-reduces-the-need-for-early-repeat-colonoscopy-without-improving-adenoma-detection-rate
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Li Wang, Brandon S Sprung, Arthur J DeCross, Danielle Marino
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Split-dose bowel preparation is associated with improved mucosal visualization and patient tolerance, becoming a standard of care. However, quality measures data associated with this preparation are limited. At our academic tertiary-care facility, we aim to study the effect of changing from single- to split-dose preparation on colonoscopy quality measures. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study with quality indicators was conducted using electronic medical record data...
December 14, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241725/value-of-water-enema-computed-tomography-in-elderly-symptomatic-patients
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Heyfa Romdhane, Imen Marzouk, Zeineb Mzoughi, Meriem Cheikh, Meriem Dridi, Houcem Fadhl, Rym Ennaifer, Najet Belhadj
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Colonoscopy remains the gold standard for the examination of the colon. However, its use in the elderly is not well tolerated, and there is often a need for general anaesthesia, thus increasing the risk, especially if there are co-morbidities. Water enema computed tomography has been suggested to be a satisfactory alternative as a non-invasive, fast and effective means for the diagnosis of colorectal supra-centimetric lesions. The aim of our study was to assess the performance of water enema computed tomography as first-line examination by calculating its negative predictive value (NPV) for the diagnosis of supra-centimetric lesions in symptomatic elderly referred to colonoscopy...
December 11, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235584/erratum-a-short-telephone-call-reminder-improves-bowel-preparation-quality-indicators-and-patient-satisfaction-with-first-colonoscopy
#3
Marisol Gálvez, Angel Mario Zarate, Hector Espino, Fátima Higuera-de la Tijera, Richard Alexander Awad, Santiago Camacho
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-117954.].
December 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234972/staging-treatment-and-future-approaches-of-gallbladder-carcinoma
#4
REVIEW
Sanjeev Kumar Shukla, Govind Singh, K S Shahi, Bhuvan, Prabhat Pant
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder cancer is the most common malignant cancer of the bile ducts and third most common gastrointestinal malignant in the world for public health. Its relatively low incidence and confused symptoms result in advanced disease at the time of presentation, contributing to poor prognosis and reduced survival associated with this disease. The main function of the gallbladder is to store excreted bile acids from the liver in preparation for a meal. Its main risk factor is prolonged exposure to biliary calculations, although bacterial infections and other inflammatory conditions are associated...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230115/interval-colorectal-cancers-at-ochsner-medical-center-where-do-we-stand
#5
Felicia Humphrey, Mariella Gastañaduy, James Smith, Charles B Whitlow
Background: An interval colorectal cancer is a cancer diagnosed prior to the recommended follow-up time from a previously negative colonoscopy. These cancers are thought to arise from a rapidly growing cancer, missed cancer, or incompletely resected adenomas. Our study aimed to identify interval cancers diagnosed during a 4-year period and to identify any potential risk factors associated with these cancers. Secondly, we compared our interval colorectal cancer rate with other published rates...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225733/colorectal-surgeon-consensus-with-diverticulitis-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Javariah Siddiqui, Assad Zahid, Jonathan Hong, Christopher John Young
AIM: To determine the application of clinical practice guidelines for the current management of diverticulitis and colorectal surgeon specialist consensus in Australia and New Zealand. METHODS: A survey was distributed to 205 colorectal surgeons in Australia and New Zealand, using 22 hypothetical clinical scenarios. RESULTS: The response rate was 102 (50%). For 19 guideline-based scenarios, only 11 (58%) reached consensus (defined as > 70% majority opinion) and agreed with guidelines; while 3 (16%) reached consensus and did not agree with guidelines...
November 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225618/influence-of-enhanced-recovery-pathway-on-surgical-site-infection-after-colonic-surgery
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Caroline Gronnier, Fabian Grass, Christiane Petignat, Basile Pache, Dieter Hahnloser, Giorgio Zanetti, Nicolas Demartines, Martin Hübner
Background: The present study aimed to evaluate a potential effect of ERAS on surgical site infections (SSI). Methods: Colonic surgical patients operated between May 2011 and September 2015 constituted the cohort for this retrospective analysis. Over 100 items related to demographics, surgical details, compliance, and outcome were retrieved from a prospectively maintained database. SSI were traced by an independent National surveillance program. Risk factors for SSI were identified by univariate and multinomial logistic regression...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210813/effect-of-low-volume-split-dose-purgative-on-the-quality-of-bowel-prep-for-colonoscopy-on-the-hospitalized-patient
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Judy A Corliss
Although colon cancer is preventable, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States (). Colonoscopy is as yet the gold standard for colon cancer prevention (). The success of colonoscopy is dependent upon the quality of the bowel prep. The problem addressed in this study was the impact of hospitalization on bowel prep quality. The participants in this study were 54 consecutive inpatients older than 18 years and 52 consecutive outpatients older than 18 years who were scheduled for colonoscopy in the Endoscopy Lab at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital...
November 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209215/preparation-evaluation-and-bioavailability-studies-of-eudragit-coated-plga-nanoparticles-for-sustained-release-of-eluxadoline-for-the-treatment-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Md K Anwer, Ramadan Al-Shdefat, Essam Ezzeldin, Saad M Alshahrani, Abdullah S Alshetaili, Muzaffar Iqbal
Eluxadoline is a newly approved orally administered drug used for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea. It is reported as a poorly water-soluble drug due to which its dissolution rate and oral bioavailability are very poor. In this work, various plain PLGA nanoparticles (NPs) (F1-F4) were prepared and optimized based on particle size, PDI, zeta potential and percent drug entrapment efficiency (EE). The developed plain NPs (F1-F4) showed average particle size ranging from 260.19 to 279.76 nm with smooth surface and EE of 17...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204952/-therapeutic-modulation-of-intestinal-microbiota-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-from-probiotics-to-fecal-microbiota-therapy
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P C Konturek, Yurdagül Zopf
BACKGROUND: An abnormal intestinal microbiota (dysbiosis) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of the irritable bowel syndrome. METHOD: An overview of four current options for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, which are characterized by modulation of intestinal microbiota, is given. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Probiotics have very different effects on the individual symptoms of the irritable bowel. The choice of the appropriate preparation should therefore be based on the clinical symptomatology...
December 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204696/patients-perspective-on-bowel-resection-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Milton Mui, Vinna An, Jane Lovell, Basil D'Souza, Rodney Woods
PURPOSE: The study aimed to determine whether patients are receiving adequate counselling about elective bowel resection and timely surgery for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: Patients with IBD who underwent an elective bowel resection in a tertiary referral centre between April 2012 and Dec 2014 were identified from a prospective database. Patients under the age of 16 years were excluded from the study. Patients were contacted over the phone to complete a questionnaire regarding their perspective on their surgery, including the consultations that took place, preparedness and timing of surgery, as well as patient attitude towards bowel resection and satisfaction with post-operative outcomes...
December 4, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202001/validating-bowel-preparation-scales
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Valérie Heron, Robin Parmar, Charles Ménard, Myriam Martel, Alan N Barkun
Background and study aim:  Few scales assessing bowel preparation quality have been validated, and direct between-scale comparisons remain scarce. The aim of the study was to compare inter- and intra-rater reliability, predictive abilities for clinical outcomes, and ease of use for each scale. Methods:  Colonoscopy video recordings highlighting five colonic segments after washing were viewed independently by three physicians, and cleanliness was evaluated using the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale (BBPS), the Chicago Bowel Preparation Scale (CBPS), and the Harefield Cleansing Scale (HCS) in randomized order...
December 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202000/a-short-telephone-call-reminder-improves-bowel-preparation-quality-indicators-and-patient-satisfaction-with-first-colonoscopy
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Marisol Gálvez, Angel Mario Zarate, Hector Espino, Fátima Higuera-de la Tijera, Richard Alexander Awad, Santiago Camacho
Background and study aims:  Addition of a reminder program to conventional indications improves colonoscopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a short telephone call reminder (STCR) on a patient's first colonoscopy. Patients and methods:  One day before colonoscopy, we made a STCR of < 10 minutes to 141 randomly selected patients of 258 recruited. The STCRs informed patients about the procedure date, indications for taking laxatives, and dietetic requirements...
December 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198768/combination-oral-and-mechanical-bowel-preparations-decreases-complications-in-both-right-and-left-colectomy
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Emily F Midura, Andrew D Jung, Dennis J Hanseman, Vikrom Dhar, Shimul A Shah, Janice F Rafferty, Bradley R Davis, Ian M Paquette
BACKGROUND: Before elective colectomy, many advocate mechanical bowel preparation with oral antibiotics, whereas enhanced recovery pathways avoid mechanical bowel preparations. The optimal preparation for right versus left colectomy is also unclear. We sought to determine which strategy for bowel preparation decreases surgical site infection (SSI) and anastomotic leak (AL). METHODS: Elective colectomies from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program colectomy database (2012-2015) were divided by (1) type of bowel preparation: no preparation (NP), mechanical preparation (MP), oral antibiotics (PO), or mechanical and oral antibiotics (PO/MP); and (2) type of colonic resection: right, left, or segmental colectomy...
November 30, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196484/effect-of-herbal-extract-granules-combined-with-otilonium-bromide-on-irritable-bowel-syndrome-with-diarrhoea-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Joong Il Kim, Pumsoo Kim, Jin-Hyun Lee, Yoo-Jin Kim, Na-Rae Yang, Myong Ki Baeg, Ja Sung Choi, Hye-Jung Kim, Jayoung Kim, Yun-Young Sunwoo, Jung-Han Lee, Hyekyung Ha, Tae-Yong Park
INTRODUCTION: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), known as a functional and organic gastrointestinal disorder, is a collection of symptoms that occur together and generally include pain or discomfort in the abdomen and changes in bowel movement patterns. Due to the limitations of conventional treatments, alternative IBS treatments are used by many patients worldwide. Samryungbaekchulsan (SRS), a herbal formula, has long been used for alleviating diarrhoea-predominant IBS (D-IBS) in traditional Korean medicine...
December 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194563/cyclic-analogues-of-%C3%AE-conotoxin-vc1-1-inhibit-colonic-nociceptors-and-provide-analgesia-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-abdominal-pain
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Joel Castro, Luke Grundy, Annemie Deiteren, Andrea M Harrington, Tracey O'Donnell, Jessica Maddern, Jessi Moore, Sonia Garcia-Caraballo, Grigori Y Rychkov, Rilei Yu, Quentin Kaas, David J Craik, David J Adams, Stuart M Brierley
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome suffer from chronic visceral pain (CVP); however, limited analgesic therapeutic options are currently available. We have shown that α-conotoxin Vc1.1-induced activation of GABAB receptors on the peripheral endings of colonic afferents reduces nociceptive signalling from the viscera. However, the analgesic efficacy of more stable, cyclized versions of Vc1.1 on CVP remains to be determined. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Using ex vivo colonic afferent preparations, we determined the inhibitory actions of cyclized Vc1...
November 30, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184612/efficacy-of-prucalopride-in-bowel-cleansing-before-colonoscopy-results-of-a-pilot-study
#17
Vito Domenico Corleto, Giulio Antonelli, Chiara Coluccio, Lucia D'Alba, Emilio di Giulio
Colonoscopy is a crucial diagnostic instrument for colorectal cancer screening and an adequate bowel preparation is definitely decisive for the success of the procedure. Especially in elderly patients, bowel cleansing is considered a big issue, because it is often poorly tolerated for many reasons (like inability to swallow large volume of liquids or unlikable taste); this can cause a suboptimal preparation that may lead to miss a neoplastic lesion. There is relatively little data about how to improve preparation tolerability...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180933/implementation-of-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-protocol-in-a-gynaecology-department-the-follow-up-at-1-year
#18
Tomasz Nikodemski, Agnieszka Biskup, Aleksandra Taszarek, Małgorzata Albin, Anita Chudecka-Głaz, Aneta Cymbaluk-Płoska, Janusz Menkiszak
Aim of the study: An ERAS protocol provides the latest perioperative care principles, whose primary aim is to reduce complication rates, and therefore mortality. The aim of this study is to establish the progress of the ERAS pathway implementation in our gynaecology department. Material and methods: This was a retrospective analysis of two sets of 100 consecutive medical records: patients treated before (PRE-ERAS) and after (ERAS) introduction of the ERAS protocol...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178261/an-anms-naspghan-consensus-document-on-esophageal-and-antroduodenal-manometry-in-children
#19
REVIEW
R Rosen, J M Garza, N Tipnis, S Nurko
BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal symptoms in children are common and motility disorders are considered in the differential diagnosis. High resolution esophageal manometry (HRM) has revolutionized the study of esophageal physiology, and the addition of impedance has provided new insights into esophageal function. Antroduodenal motility has provided insight into gastric and small bowel function. PURPOSE: This review highlights some of the recent advances in pediatric esophageal and antroduodenal motility testing including indications, preparation, performance, and interpretation of the tests...
November 27, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173523/herbs-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#20
REVIEW
Gregory M Sebepos-Rogers, David S Rampton
Although herbal preparations are widely used by patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), evidence for their efficacy is limited and they may not always be safe. Mainly small studies of varying quality have suggested that several herbal preparations could be of benefit in IBD, but larger better-designed trials are needed to establish their place in inducing and maintaining remission. Patients and health care workers need to be made more aware of the limitations and risks of using herbal products for IBD...
December 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
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