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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908514/video-capsule-endoscopy-technology-reading-and-troubleshooting
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REVIEW
Jodie A Barkin, Jamie S Barkin
Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) has completed the endoscopic visualization of the entire luminal gastrointestinal tract. VCE can be performed in inpatients and outpatients, requires appropriate bowel preparation before the study, and can be administered via oral swallowing or endoscopic device placement into the small bowel based on outlined patient-dependent factors. Current commercially available VCE systems were reviewed and compared for individual features and attributes. This article focuses on preparation for VCE, currently available VCE technology, how to read a VCE study, and risks and contraindications to VCE...
January 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900630/current-delivery-of-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-with-cytoreductive-surgery-cs-hipec-and-perioperative-practices-an-international-survey-of-high-volume-surgeons
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Allison H Maciver, Eisar Al-Sukhni, Jesus Esquivel, Joseph J Skitzki, John M Kane, Valerie A Francescutti
BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CS/HIPEC) is performed for selected indications at a limited number of specialized centers worldwide. Currently there is no standardized approach to the perioperative care process. We sought to capture current practices in the perioperative management of patients who undergo CS/HIPEC at high-volume centers. METHODS: Surgeon members of the American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies working at high-volume CS/HIPEC centers (>10 cases/year) were invited to complete an online survey...
November 29, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896654/bowel-preparation-is-associated-with-reduced-morbidity-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-elective-colectomy
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Scott C Dolejs, Michael J Guzman, Alyssa D Fajardo, Bruce W Robb, Bryan K Holcomb, Ben L Zarzaur, Joshua A Waters
BACKGROUND: Bowel preparation in elderly patients is associated with physiologic derangements that may result in postoperative complications. The aim of this study is to determine the impact of bowel preparation on postoperative outcomes in elderly patients. METHODS: Patients age 75 years and older who underwent elective colectomy were identified from the 2012-2014 American College of National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP database). Patients were grouped into no bowel preparation, mechanical bowel preparation (MBP), oral antibiotic preparation (OABP), or combined MBP + OABP...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889548/impact-of-physician-adherence-to-colonoscopy-surveillance-guidelines-on-interval-colon-cancer
#4
Jennifer Nayor, John R Saltzman, Emily J Campbell, Molly L Perencevich, Kunal Jajoo, James M Richter
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Interval colorectal cancer (iCRC) incidence is the criterion standard benchmark for measuring the effectiveness of colonoscopy. Colonoscopy surveillance guidelines are designed to minimize iCRC cases. Our aims were to (1) describe characteristics of iCRC patients; and (2) assess if development of iCRC is related to colonoscopy surveillance guideline intervals. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of post-colonoscopy iCRC cases in a large healthcare system...
November 23, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889546/comparison-of-a-split-dose-bowel-preparation-with-2l-polyethylene-glycol-plus-ascorbic-acid-and-1l-polyethylene-glycol-plus-ascorbic-acid-and-bisacodyl-before-colonoscopy
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Seung Hun Kang, Yoon Tae Jeen, Jae Hyung Lee, In Kyung Yoo, Jae Min Lee, Seung Han Kim, Hyuk Soon Choi, Eun Sun Kim, Bora Keum, Hong Sik Lee, Hoon Jai Chun, Chang Duck Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Recently a low-volume polyethylene glycol containing ascorbic acid (PEG-Asc) formulation has proven as safe and effective as traditional 4L PEG solutions for colonoscopy preparation. However, currently available aqueous purgative formulations are poorly tolerated. The aim of this study was to compare a split-dose 2L PEG-Asc and a 1L PEG-Asc with bisacodyl (10 mg) formulation to determine the quality of bowel cleansing and patient tolerability. METHODS: A single-center, randomized, observer-blinded study was performed between May 2015 and September 2015...
November 23, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878647/predicting-suboptimal-bowel-preparation-taking-it-up-a-peg
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EDITORIAL
Shaheel M Sahebally
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877040/intestinal-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-rgd-functionalized-silk-fibroin-nanoparticles-in-trinitrobenzenesulfonic-acid-induced-experimental-colitis-in-rats
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Alba Rodriguez-Nogales, Francesca Algieri, Laura De Matteis, A Abel Lozano-Perez, Jose Garrido-Mesa, Teresa Vezza, J M de la Fuente, Jose Luis Cenis, Julio Gálvez, Maria Elena Rodriguez-Cabezas
BACKGROUND: Current treatment of inflammatory bowel disease is based on the use of immunosuppressants or anti-inflammatory drugs, which are characterized by important side effects that can limit their use. Previous research has been performed by administering these drugs as nanoparticles that target the ulcerated intestinal regions and increase their bioavailability. It has been reported that silk fibroin can act as a drug carrier and shows anti-inflammatory properties. PURPOSE: This study was designed to enhance the interaction of the silk fibroin nanoparticles (SFNs) with the injured intestinal tissue by functionalizing them with the peptide motif RGD (arginine-glycine-aspartic acid) and to evaluate the intestinal anti-inflammatory properties of these RGD-functionalized silk fibroin nanoparticles (RGD-SFNs) in the trinitrobenzenesulfonic acid (TNBS) model of rat colitis...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867950/review-capsule-colonoscopy-a-concise-clinical-overview-of-current-status
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REVIEW
Diana E Yung, Emanuele Rondonotti, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
The colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) was first introduced in 2007. Currently, the main clinical indications for CCE are completion of incomplete colonoscopy, polyp detection and investigation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although conventional colonoscopy is the gold standard in bowel cancer screening, incomplete colonoscopy remains a problem as lesions are missed. CCE compares favourably to computer tomography colonography (CTC) in adenoma detection and has therefore been proposed as a method for completing colonoscopy...
October 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867410/closed-gastroschisis-vanishing-midgut-and-extreme-short-bowel-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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F A Dennison
Gastroschisis alone has excellent survival rates. Occasionally reported is closed gastroschisis, leading to vanishing small bowel and extreme short bowel syndrome. It is believed that the abdominal wall defect can contract or close in utero, which leads to strangulation of the eviscerated bowel and the rare "vanishing gut syndrome." This has a very poor prognosis with mortality as high as 70%. An 18-year-old primigravid patient's 13 week scan diagnosed a large gastroschisis affecting the fetus. After counselling, she decided to continue with the pregnancy...
August 2016: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864718/phosphate-tablets-or-polyethylene-glycol-for-preparation-to-colonoscopy-a-multicentre-non-inferiority-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stanislas Chaussade, Christoph Schmöcker, Pierre Toulemonde, Miguel Muñoz-Navas, Valérie O'Mahony, Franck Henri
BACKGROUND: Adequate bowel preparation is a crucial step in colonoscopy procedure and has been identified as the cornerstone of a quality colonoscopy. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) for bowel cleansing still had up to 10 % unprepared colon. AIM: We herein compare efficacy, acceptability, tolerance and safety of sodium phosphate (NaP) tablets and split-dose PEG for bowel cleansing. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective non-inferiority randomized trial was performed and registered on www...
November 18, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860102/high-prevalence-of-sessile-serrated-adenomas-in-contemporary-outpatient-colonoscopy-practice
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Mark Bettington, Neal Walker, Tony Rahman, Ann Vandeleur, Vicki Whitehall, Barbara Leggett, John Croese
BACKGROUND: Sessile serrated adenomas are the polyp precursor of 15-20% of colorectal carcinomas. There is debate about their prevalence and increasing discussion about the need for a serrated polyp detection rate as a quality indicator for colonoscopy. AIMS: We aimed to assess the prevalence of sessile serrated adenomas at an outpatient gastroenterology service. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of an unselected consecutive series of patients who had an outpatient colonoscopy between April 2013 and May 2014...
November 16, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856521/gleaning-insights-from-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-and-probiotic-studies-for-the-rational-design-of-combination-microbial-therapies
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REVIEW
Lauren E Hudson, Sarah E Anderson, Anita H Corbett, Tracey J Lamb
Beneficial microorganisms hold promise for the treatment of numerous gastrointestinal diseases. The transfer of whole microbiota via fecal transplantation has already been shown to ameliorate the severity of diseases such as Clostridium difficile infection, inflammatory bowel disease, and others. However, the exact mechanisms of fecal microbiota transplant efficacy and the particular strains conferring this benefit are still unclear. Rationally designed combinations of microbial preparations may enable more efficient and effective treatment approaches tailored to particular diseases...
January 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844452/urgency-surgical-treatment-for-duodenal-gists-analysis-of-aged-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
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Carlo Boselli, Roberto Cirocchi, Alessandro Gemini, Francesco Barberini, Veronica Grassi, Stefano Avenia, Andrea Polistena, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Daniele Pironi, Alberto Santoro, Renata Tabola, Nicola Avenia
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms (85%) of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract; duodenal GISTs constitute 3-5% of all GISTs and represent 10-30% of all malignant tumours of the duodenum. Rarely, patients present severe bowel obstruction, perforation or severe bleeding. The radical resection with complete removal of the tumour remains the main therapeutic approach. We performed a local resection in patients with suspected GIST admitted for emergency treatment for GI bleeding...
November 14, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836872/concerns-perceived-need-and-competing-priorities-a-qualitative-exploration-of-decision-making-and-non-participation-in-a-population-based-flexible-sigmoidoscopy-screening-programme-to-prevent-colorectal-cancer
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N Hall, L Birt, C J Rees, F M Walter, S Elliot, M Ritchie, D Weller, G Rubin
OBJECTIVE: Optimising uptake of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is important to achieve projected health outcomes. Population-based screening by flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) was introduced in England in 2013 (NHS Bowel scope screening). Little is known about reactions to the invitation to participate in FS screening, as offered within the context of the Bowel scope programme. We aimed to investigate responses to the screening invitation to inform understanding of decision-making, particularly in relation to non-participation in screening...
November 11, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836205/effectiveness-of-cyanoacrylate-microbial-sealant-in-the-reduction-of-surgical-site-infection-in-gynecologic-oncology-procedures-a-phase-iii-single-institution-prospective-randomized-trial
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Eric D Thomas, Elizabeth K Nugent, Matthew C MacAllister, Katherine M Moxley, Lisa Landrum, Joan L Walker, D S McMeekin, Robert S Mannel, Gerald McGwin, Kathleen N Moore
OBJECTIVES: Surgery is a cornerstone for patients with gynecologic malignancies. Surgical site infections (SSI) remain a source of post-operative morbidity. Consequences range from escalated costs, delay in adjuvant therapy, and increased morbidity. Our primary objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a cyanoacrylate microbial sealant (CMS) to reduce post-operative SSI following laparotomy for suspected gynecologic malignancy. METHODS: Patients were randomized using a 1:1 allocation to receive either standard skin preparation or standard preparation with CMS and stratified by BMI...
November 8, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833553/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-herbal-preparations-stw5-and-stw5-ii-in-cytokine-challenged-normal-human-colon-cells
#16
Mathias Schneider, Thomas Efferth, Heba Abdel-Aziz
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic relapsing intestinal disorders characterized by up-regulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines followed by invasion of immune cells to the intestinal lamina propria. Standard therapies consist of anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive drugs. Since clinical efficiency is not satisfactory and the established drugs have massive side effects, new strategies to treat IBD are required. Herein, we investigate the protective effect of the fixed combination herbal preparations STW5 and STW5-II and the contribution of the corresponding single components in an in vitro inflammation model...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829879/hermansky-pudlak-syndrome-in-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Lydia Yusuf, Srivasavi Dukka, Etienne Ciantar
Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder estimated to affect 1 in 500,000 to 1,000,000 individuals worldwide. Clinically, it presents as oculocutaneous albinism combined with bleeding diathesis. This is due to the absence of dense bodies in platelets causing a delayed secondary response resulting in prolonged bleeding time despite normal platelet count and coagulation factors. This has consequences for major bleeding, the risk of which is high at delivery. In the longer term, the condition is also associated with the development of pulmonary fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disorders caused by granulomatous colitis and renal failure...
December 2016: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826630/infliximab-quantitation-in-human-plasma-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-towards-a-standardization-of-the-methods
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Jean-Francois Jourdil, Dorothée Lebert, Elodie Gautier-Veyret, Florian Lemaitre, Bruno Bonaz, Guillaume Picard, Julia Tonini, Françoise Stanke-Labesque
Infliximab (IFX) is a chimeric monoclonal antibody targeting tumor necrosis factor-alpha. It is currently approved for the treatment of certain rheumatic diseases or inflammatory bowel diseases. Clinical studies have suggested that monitoring IFX concentrations could improve treatment response. However, in most studies, IFX was quantified using ELISA assays, the resulting discrepancies of which raised concerns about their reliability. Here, we describe the development and validation of a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for IFX quantification in human plasma...
November 8, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826572/capsule-endoscopy-of-the-small-bowel
#19
REVIEW
Mark E McAlindon, Hey-Long Ching, Diana Yung, Reena Sidhu, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
Capsule endoscopy (CE) is a first line small bowel investigative modality which provides more sensitive mucosal imaging than comparators. It is a non-invasive, non-irradiating tool well tolerated by patients. The risk of retention of the capsule can be minimised by ensuring luminal patency using the Agile patency device. Research continues into how to minimise missed pathology and variability in the identification of pathology or interpretation of images. The consensus is that bowel preparation using laxatives improves visibility and diagnostic yield...
October 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825916/does-preoperative-bowel-preparation-reduce-surgical-site-infections-during-elective-ventral-hernia-repair
#20
David M Krpata, Ivy N Haskins, Sharon Phillips, Ajita S Prabhu, Steven Rosenblatt, Benjamin K Poulose, Michael J Rosen
BACKGROUND: To date, little is known about the benefits of preoperative bowel preparation in patients undergoing elective ventral hernia repair (VHR). The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of preoperative bowel preparation on 30-day wound events in patients undergoing elective VHR using the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative (AHSQC). STUDY DESIGN: All patients undergoing elective VHR from January 2013 through January 2016 were identified within the AHSQC...
November 4, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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