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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101303/efficacy-of-multiple-biliary-stenting-for-refractory-benign-biliary-strictures-due-to-chronic-calcifying-pancreatitis
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Hiroshi Ohyama, Rintaro Mikata, Takeshi Ishihara, Yuji Sakai, Harutoshi Sugiyama, Shin Yasui, Toshio Tsuyuguchi
AIM: To investigate endoscopic therapy efficacy for refractory benign biliary strictures (BBS) with multiple biliary stenting and clarify predictors. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients with stones in the pancreatic head and BBS due to chronic pancreatitis who underwent endoscopic therapy were evaluated. Endoscopic insertion of a single stent failed in all patients. We used plastic stents (7F, 8.5F, and 10F) and increased stents at intervals of 2 or 3 mo. Stents were removed approximately 1 year after initial stenting...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093301/protocol-driven-management-of-suspected-common-duct-stones
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Anthony Manning, Richard Frazee, Stephen Abernathy, Claire Isbell, Travis Isbell, Justin Regner, Yolanda Munoz Maldanado, Randall Smith
INTRO: Common duct stones can be diagnosed by magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), endoscopic ultrasound/endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (EUS/ERCP), and intra-operative cholangiogram (IOC). In 2015, our group adopted a standard approach of preoperative EUS/ERCP followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy for patients with an admission bilirubin over 4.0 (mg/dL). For bilirubin less than 4.0, laparoscopic cholecystectomy with IOC was the initial procedure. Post-operative EUS/ERCP with endoscopic sphincterotomy was pursued for positive IOC...
January 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088773/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-dialysis-patients-a-10-year-national-cohort-study
#3
Hung-Jui Chen, Jhi-Joung Wang, Wen-Ing Tsay, Shwu-Huey Her, Cheng-Heng Lin, Chih-Chiang Chien
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to determine the incidence and severity of acute pancreatitis (AP) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis and whether the dialysis modality [hemodialysis (HD) versus peritoneal dialysis (PD)] confers a higher risk for AP as well as complications or mortality related to AP. METHODS: We analyzed national health insurance claims data of 67 078 ESRD patients initiating dialysis between 1999 and 2007 in Taiwan...
January 14, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074277/patient-reported-outcomes-for-acute-gallstone-pathology
#4
Ed Parkin, Martyn Stott, Joy Brockbank, Simon Galloway, Ian Welch, Andrew Macdonald
BACKGROUND: A number of prominent surgical trials and clinical guidelines regard length of hospital stay and rates of daycase surgery as being of upmost importance following cholecystectomy. However, it is unclear whether these outcomes also matter to patients. This study aimed to identify the factors patients regard as most important when admitted with acute gallstone pathology. METHODS: A 41-item survey was produced by combining outcomes assessed in recent clinical trials with results from a preliminary patient questionnaire...
January 10, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062869/-large-balloon-dilation-for-removal-of-choledocholithiasis-difficult-to-extract-clinical-experience
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Luis Marin Calderón, Augusto Vera Calderón, Aldo Gómez Correa, Zenon Cervera Reyes, Milagros Dávalos Moscol, Edgar Alva Alva, Fernando Palacios Salas, Ramiro Díaz Ríos, Edson Guzmán Calderón, Grisley García Chihuan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the initial experience of the combined use of biliary sphincterotomy plus balloon dilatation of the papilla for management of large stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Design: Retrospective, descriptive. This study included 18 patients in whom a hydrostatic dilatation of the papilla with large balloons was performed between June 2012 and April 2014. Patients had multiple large stones, tapered distal common bile duct, previous sphincterotomy, or peri/ intradiverticular papilla...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059943/efficacy-safety-and-outcomes-of-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-with-per-oral-pancreatoscopy-a-multicenter-experience
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Sheeva K Parbhu, Ali A Siddiqui, Megan Murphy, Arish Noor, Linda J Taylor, Alyssa Mills, Douglas G Adler
INTRODUCTION: Per-oral pancreatoscopy can be used for both evaluation and treatment of pancreatic duct stones during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, evaluating and treating pancreatic duct strictures of indeterminate etiology, and visual inspection and direct biopsy of pancreatic duct mucosa for diagnosis of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). We aim to describe the efficacy, safety, and outcomes of pancreatoscopy in a large, multicenter series of patients...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035552/small-gallstone-size-and-delayed-cholecystectomy-increase-the-risk-of-recurrent-pancreatobiliary-complications-after-resolved-acute-biliary-pancreatitis
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Sung Bum Kim, Tae Nyeun Kim, Hyun Hee Chung, Kook Hyun Kim
INTRODUCTION: Acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP) is a severe complication of gallstone disease with considerable mortality, and its recurrence rate is reported as 50-90% for ABP patients who do not undergo cholecystectomy. However, the incidence of and risk factors for recurrent pancreatobiliary complications after the initial improvement of ABP are not well established in the literature. The aims of this study were to determine the risk factors for recurrent pancreatobiliary complications and to compare the outcomes between early (within 2 weeks after onset of pancreatitis) and delayed cholecystectomy in patients with ABP...
December 29, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024730/-efficiency-of-laparoscopic-vs-endoscopic-management-in-cholelithiasis-and-choledocholithiasis-is-there-any-difference
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María de Los Angeles Herrera-Ramírez, Hugo López-Acevedo, Gustavo Adolfo Gómez-Peña, Carlos Javier Mata-Quintero
BACKGROUND: Concomitant cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis is a disease where incidence increase with age and can have serious complications such as pancreatitis, cholangitis and liver abscesses, but its management is controversial, because there are minimally invasive laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical procedures. OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficiency in the management of cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis with laparoscopic cholecystectomy with common bile duct exploration vs cholangiopancreatography endoscopic retrograde+laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
December 23, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994331/primary-closure-following-laparoscopic-common-bile-duct-reexploration-for-the-patients-who-underwent-prior-biliary-operation
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Kai Zhang, Feng Zhan, Yun Zhang, Chao Jiang, Miao Zhang, Xiaotian Yu, Tieliang Ma, Haorong Wu
To assess feasibility of primary closure following laparoscopic common bile duct reexploration for the patients who underwent prior biliary operation, we retrospectively studied 50 patients with recurrent or residual common bile duct (CBD) stones who underwent laparoscopic biliary reoperation between June 2008 and June 2013. Endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) was treated for all these patients and validated failed. They were divided into two groups. Primary closure following laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) was performed in 25 cases (group A); LCBDE plus T-tube drainage was performed in others (group B)...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990758/factor-analysis-of-recurrent-biliary-events-in-long-term-follow-up-of-gallstone-pancreatitis
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Ji Min Lee, Woo Chul Chung, Hea Jung Sung, Yeon-Ji Kim, Gun Jung Youn, Yun Duk Jung, Sooa Choi, Eun Jung Jeon
OBJECTIVE: Recurrent attacks after acute gallstone pancreatitis (GSP) are a substantial problem with associated morbidity and mortality. The recommended therapies for recurrent attacks are cholecystectomy and endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST). This study aimed to evaluate the long-term results of cholecystectomy and EST after clinical improvement of GSP. METHODS: A consecutive series of patients who were admitted with GSP between January 2003 to December 2014 were analyzed...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981825/laparo-endoscopic-rendez-vous-versus-sequential-delayed-approach-in-patients-with-choledocholithiasis
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Antonio Pesce, Gaetano LA Greca, Saverio Latteri, Vincenzo Guardabasso, Federica DI Marco, Michele DI Blasi, Domenico Russello, Stefano Puleo
BACKGROUND: To compare the efficacy and safety of synchronous laparoscopic cholecystectomy with laparo-endoscopic rendez-vous technique vs sequential "delayed" approach with the main goal to compare the conversion rate and post-operative complications. METHODS: Patients diagnosed as having gallstones and CBD stones or sludge were enrolled in this study. From January 2013 to June 2015, 43 consecutive patients were submitted to the sequential treatment (ERCP prior to laparoscopic cholecystectomy) and the next consecutive 46 patients were submitted to undergo the rendez-vous technique...
December 16, 2016: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981822/early-cholecystectomy-for-non-severe-acute-gallstone-pancreatitis-easier-said-than-done
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Simone Guadagni, Ismail Cengeli, Matteo Palmeri, Luca Bastiani, Andrea Bertolucci, Matteo Modesti, Christian Galatioto, Massimo Chiarugi
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) carried out within 3 days after an attack of non severe acute gallstone pancreatitis (NSAGP) is recommended to reduce hospital stay and overall costs. Aim of the study was to evaluate factors that may delay a timely surgical management of NSAGP and the consequences of this deviation. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of patients admitted for NSAGP and managed by LC during the last 14 years. 316 patients entered the study, 98 of whom underwent early LC...
December 16, 2016: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957289/efficacy-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-evaluation-of-undetermined-etiology-of-common-bile-duct-dilatation-on-abdominal-ultrasonography
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Rasoul Sotoudehmanesh, Naimeh Nejati, Maryam Farsinejad, Shadi Kolahdoozan
BACKGROUND The cause of common bile duct (CBD) dilatation cannot be determined by imaging modalities in many patients. The aim of this study was to assess the value of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in detecting the cause of CBD dilatation in patients in whom ultrasonography could not demonstrate the cause of dilation. METHODS Prospectively, 152 consecutive patients who were referred for evaluation of dilated CBD (diameter ≥7 mm) of undetermined origin by ultrasonography were included in this study. All the patients underwent EUS...
October 2016: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933671/causal-inference-in-obesity-research
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REVIEW
P W Franks, N Atabaki-Pasdar
Obesity is a risk factor for a plethora of severe morbidities and premature death. Most supporting evidence comes from observational studies that are prone to chance, bias and confounding. Even data on the protective effects of weight loss from randomized controlled trials will be susceptible to confounding and bias if treatment assignment cannot be masked, which is usually the case with lifestyle and surgical interventions. Thus, whilst obesity is widely considered the major modifiable risk factor for many chronic diseases, its causes and consequences are often difficult to determine...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924386/cost-analysis-of-laparoendoscopic-rendezvous-versus-preoperative-ercp-and-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-the-management-of-cholecystocholedocholithiasis
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Aldo Garbarini, Dario Reggio, Simone Arolfo, Marco Bruno, Roberto Passera, Giorgia Catalano, Claudio Barletti, Mauro Salizzoni, Mario Morino, Luca Petruzzelli, Alberto Arezzo
BACKGROUND: Evidence from controlled trials and meta-analyses suggests that laparoendoscopic rendezvous (LERV) is preferable to sequential treatment in the management of common bile duct stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With this retrospective analysis of a prospective database that included consecutive patients treated for cholecystocholedocholithiasis at our institution between January 2007 and July 2015, we compared LERV with sequential treatment. The primary endpoint was global cost, defined as the cost/patient/hospital stay, and the secondary end points were efficacy and morbidity...
December 6, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921055/acute-pancreatitis-caused-by-hemobilia-an-unusual-complication-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Ameet Kumar, Dharmendra Kumar, Amandeep Singh, C K Jakhmola
Acute pancreatitis (AP) in the early postlaparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) period is a rare complication. The cause is often a missed common bile duct stone. Having been reported only once before, we present a second case of AP after LC caused by hemobilia secondary to hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm. The management of this complication is distinctly different from the treatment for AP caused by a stone and must be done on an emergency basis.
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906430/recurrent-acute-pancreatitis-in-bowel-malrotation
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G Alessandri, A Amodio, L Landoni, N De' Liguori Carino, C Bassi
OBJECTIVE: Recurrent acute pancreatitis is an uncommon diagnosis in teenagers. Excluded alcohol and biliary stones, more prevalent aetiologies in these group of patients are genetic pancreatitis, pancreatic duct system abnormalities, neoplasia, traumas and congenital abnormalities of the duodenum such as duodenal duplication or diverticulum. Two reported cases of recurrent pancreatitis associated to midgut malrotation were described in English literature. Bowel malrotation is a difficult diagnosis in a teenager or a young adult and a common delay is documented...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895426/influence-of-night-duty-on-endoscopic-therapy-for-bile-duct-stones
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Mitsuru Sugimoto, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Hitomi Kikuchi, Yuichi Waragai, Mika Takasumi, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira
AIM: To examine the influence of night duty (ND) on endoscopic therapy for biliary duct stones. METHODS: The subjects consisted of 133 patients who received initial endoscopic therapy for biliary duct stones performed by eight endoscopists after they had been on (ND group, n = 34 patients) or not [day duty (DD) group, n = 99 patients]. Patient characteristics (age, gender, history of abdominal surgery, transverse diameter of the largest stone, number of stones), years of experience of the endoscopists, endoscopic procedures [sphincterotomy, papillary balloon dilation (EPBD), papillary large balloon dilation (EPLBD)], and outcomes of initial endoscopy (procedure time; rate of stone removal by the first endoscopist; procedure success rate by the first endoscopist: removal of stones or endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage; rate of final stone removal; final procedure success rate; complications; hospitalization after the procedure) were compared retrospectively between the two groups...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894928/per-oral-video-cholangiopancreatoscopy-with-narrow-band-imaging-for-the-evaluation-of-indeterminate-pancreaticobiliary-disease
#19
Rawad Mounzer, Gregory L Austin, Sachin Wani, Brian C Brauer, Norio Fukami, Raj J Shah
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cholangiopancreatoscopy in evaluating pancreaticobiliary pathology is currently limited by suboptimal optics. The aim of this study was to characterize the operating characteristics of per-oral video cholangiopancreatoscopy with narrow-band imaging (POVCP) findings in indeterminate pancreaticobiliary disease and describe their association with neoplasia. METHODS: Data from consecutive patients undergoing POVCP for the evaluation of indeterminate pancreaticobiliary disease at a single tertiary care center were analyzed...
November 25, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891685/the-dna-aptamer-binds-stemness-enriched-cancer-cells-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Yoon-Jin Kim, Hee Seung Lee, Dawoon E Jung, Jeong Mi Kim, Si Young Song
Pancreatic cancer remains one of the most common and lethal cancers. Most patients (80%) present with inoperable advanced pancreatic cancer at initial diagnosis, and their early diagnosis is a significant unmet challenge. Recent studies indicate that cancer, including pancreatic cancer, is initiated and propagated by cancer stem cells (CSCs). CSCs are responsible not only for the pathogenesis of cancer but also for the heterogeneity, malignant degree, anticancer therapy resistance, and recurrence of tumors...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
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