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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076941/double-balloon-endoscopy-in-overt-and-occult-small-bowel-bleeding-results-complications-and-correlation-with-prior-videocapsule-endoscopy-in-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Carlijn Hermans, Arnold Stronkhorst, Annemarie Tjhie-Wensing, Jan Kamphuis, Bas van Balkom, Rob Dahlmans, Lennard Gilissen
Background/Aims: Videocapsule endoscopy (VCE) and double-balloon endoscopy (DBE) allow deep exploration in patients with suspected small bowel pathology. VCE is often performed as an initial small bowel examination to explore whether an intervention by DBE is indicated and to determine insertion route. The study aim was to evaluate the correlation between DBE and VCE in patients with obscure or overt bleeding or anemia, as well as intervention frequency, and complications. Methods: Retrospective observational study...
January 12, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069475/retention-associated-with-video-capsule-endoscopy-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
REVIEW
Mona Rezapour, Chidi Amadi, Lauren Gerson
BACKGROUND: Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) has become a major diagnostic tool for small-bowel evaluation. However, retention of the video capsule endoscope remains a major concern. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of VCE retention rates using Pubmed and SCOPUS (1995-2015). We included studies that enrolled at least 10 subjects, included VCE retention rates, and separated retention rates by indication. We used Comprehensive Meta-Analysis (Version 3.0) to calculate pooled prevalence rates with 95% confidence intervals and assessed heterogeneity using Cochran's Q statistic...
January 6, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018097/contraindications-for-video-capsule-endoscopy
#3
REVIEW
Dirk Bandorski, Niehls Kurniawan, Peter Baltes, Reinhard Hoeltgen, Matthias Hecker, Dominik Stunder, Martin Keuchel
Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) has been applied in the last 15 years in an increasing field of applications. Although many contraindications have been put into perspective, some precautions still have to be considered. Known stenosis of the gastrointestinal tract is a clear contraindication for VCE unless surgery is already scheduled or at least has been considered as an optional treatment modality. In patients with a higher incidence of stenosis, as in an established diagnosis of Crohn's disease, clinical signs of obstruction, prior radiation or surgical small bowel resection, a preceding test with the self-dissolving patency capsule can override this contraindication...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990484/initial-experience-of-video-capsule-endoscopy-after-intestinal-transplantation
#4
Jonas Varkey, Mihai Oltean, Andreas Bernd Pischel, Magnus Simrén, Gustaf Herlenius
BACKGROUND: Intestinal transplantation is a procedure which inflicts immunological and infectious complications that affect the transplanted graft, posing both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) offers easy access to the entire small intestine and presents itself as an interesting option. However, at present, no studies evaluating the usefulness of video capsule endoscopies in this setting have been published. Our aim was to evaluate the usefulness of VCE in detecting complications that arise after intestinal transplantation...
December 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908514/video-capsule-endoscopy-technology-reading-and-troubleshooting
#5
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/27775952/a-13-year-time-trend-analysis-of-3724-small-bowel-video-capsule-endoscopies-and-a-forecast-model-during-the-financial-crisis-in-greece
#6
Konstantinos Triantafyllou, Paraskevas Gkolfakis, Nikos Viazis, Panagiotis Tsibouris, Athanasios Tsigaridas, Periklis Apostolopoulos, John Anastasiou, Eleni Hounda, Ioannis Skianis, Konstantina Katopodi, Xhoela Ndini, George Alexandrakis, Demetrios G Karamanolis
INTRODUCTION: Since its introduction, small bowel video capsule endoscopy (VCE) use has evolved considerably. AIM: Evaluation of the temporal changes of small bowel VCE utilization in three tertiary centers in Greece in Era 1 (2002-2009) and Era 2 (2010-2014) and the development a forecast model for future VCE use during 2015-2017. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from all small bowel VCE examinations were retrieved and analyzed in terms of the annual number of the performed examinations, their indications and the significance of their findings...
February 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652171/double-balloon-endoscopy-was-effective-in-diagnosing-small-intestinal-duplication-a-case-report
#7
Yuji Nadatani, Toshio Watanabe, Takashi Sugawa, Shinpei Eguchi, Sunao Shimada, Koji Otani, Hirokazu Yamagami, Tetsuya Tanigawa, Masatsugu Shiba, Kazunari Tominaga, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Tetsuo Arakawa
INTRODUCTION: Ileal duplications are encountered infrequently in adults, because symptoms including abdominal pain, intussusception, hemorrhage, and perforation usually present in early childhood. In this report, we present an adult case of ileal duplication that was revealed by double-balloon endoscopy (DBE). CASE DESCRIPTION: A 73-year-old Japanese man presented with anemia and melena. Anal DBE detected the narrow opening of an extra lumen in the ileum about 100 cm proximal to the ileocecal valve...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638037/early-life-low-intensity-stress-experience-modifies-acute-stress-effects-on-juvenile-brain-cell-proliferation-of-european-sea-bass-d-labrax
#8
S Fokos, M Pavlidis, T Yiotis, A Tsalafouta, N Papandroulakis, C R Dermon
Early life adversity may be critical for the brain structural plasticity that in turn would influence juvenile behaviour. To address this, we questioned whether early life environment has an impact on stress responses latter in life, using European sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, as a model organism. Unpredictable chronic low intensity stress (UCLIS), using a variety of moderate intensity stressors, was applied during two early ontogenetic stages, flexion or formation all fins. At juvenile stage, fish were exposed to acute stress and plasma cortisol, brain mRNA expression of corticosteroid receptors' genes (gr1, gr2, mr) and brain cell proliferation (using BrdU immunohistochemistry) were determined in experimental and matched controls...
September 13, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582877/magnetic-resonance-enterography-versus-capsule-endoscopy-activity-indices-for-quantification-of-small-bowel-inflammation-in-crohn-s-disease
#9
Uri Kopylov, Eyal Klang, Doron Yablecovitch, Adi Lahat, Benjamin Avidan, Sandra Neuman, Nina Levhar, Tomer Greener, Noa Rozendorn, Arkadi Beytelman, Henit Yanai, Iris Dotan, Yehuda Chowers, Batya Weiss, Shomron Ben-Horin, Marianne M Amitai, Rami Eliakim
BACKGROUND: Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) and magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) are the prime modalities for the evaluation of small bowel (SB) Crohn's disease (CD). Mucosal inflammation on VCE is quantified using the Lewis score (LS). Diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows for accurate assessment of SB inflammation without administration of intravenous contrast material. The Magnetic Resonance Index of Activity (MaRiA) and the Clermont index are quantitative activity indices validated for contrast-enhanced MRE and DW-MRE, respectively...
September 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548727/a-prospective-blinded-comparison-of-video-capsule-endoscopy-versus-computed-tomography-enterography-in-potential-small-bowel-bleeding-clinical-utility-of-computed-tomography-enterography
#10
Julajak Limsrivilai, Sitthipong Srisajjakul, Supot Pongprasobchai, Somchai Leelakusolvong, Tawesak Tanwandee
GOALS: To compare the efficacy of video capsule endoscopy (VCE) with computed tomography enterography (CTE) in potential small bowel (SB) bleeding, and to identify factors predictive of a high diagnostic yield for CTE. BACKGROUND: In potential SB bleeding, CTE potentially detects some lesions missed by VCE, but few data have determined its clinical utility. STUDY: Consecutive patients with potential SB bleeding were prospectively enrolled...
August 19, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542424/the-approach-to-occult-gastrointestinal-bleed
#11
REVIEW
Edgar R Naut
Occult gastrointestinal bleeding is not visible and may present with a positive fecal occult blood test or iron deficiency anemia. Obscure bleeding can be overt or occult, with no source identified despite an appropriate diagnostic workup. A stepwise approach to this evaluation after negative upper and lower endoscopy has been shown to be cost effective. This includes repeat endoscopies if warranted, followed by video capsule endoscopy (VCE) if no obstruction is present. If the VCE is positive then specific endoscopic intervention may be possible...
September 2016: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540577/evaluation-of-performance-of-the-omni-mode-for-detecting-video-capsule-endoscopy-images-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
#12
Naoki Hosoe, Kenji Watanabe, Takako Miyazaki, Masaaki Shimatani, Takahiro Wakamatsu, Kazuichi Okazaki, Motohiro Esaki, Takayuki Matsumoto, Takayuki Abe, Takanori Kanai, Kazuo Ohtsuka, Mamoru Watanabe, Keiichi Ikeda, Hisao Tajiri, Naoki Ohmiya, Masanao Nakamura, Hidemi Goto, Tomoyuki Tsujikawa, Haruhiko Ogata
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Olympus recently developed a new algorithm called Omni mode that discards redundant video capsule endoscopy (VCE) images. The current study aimed to demonstrate the non-inferiority of the Omni mode in terms of true positives (TPs) and the superiority of the Omni mode with regard to reading time against a control (ordinary ES-10 system). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This multicenter prospective study included 40 patients with various small bowel diseases...
August 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27515212/novel-capsules-for-potential-theranostics-of-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleedings
#13
Bayram Çolak, Hüseyin Şakalak, Halit Çavuşoğlu, Mustafa Selman Yavuz
Obscure gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is identified as persistent or repeated bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract which could not be defined by conventional gastrointestinal endoscopy and radiological examinations. These GI bleedings are assessed through invasive diagnostic and treatment methods including enteroscopy, angiography and endoscopy. In addition, video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a non-invasive method used to determine the location of the bleeding, however, this does not provide any treatment...
September 2016: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27515129/small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-with-panoramic-view-results-of-the-first-multicenter-observational-study-with-videos
#14
Gian Eugenio Tontini, Felix Wiedbrauck, Flaminia Cavallaro, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Roberta Marino, Luca Pastorelli, Luisa Spina, Mark E McAlindon, Piera Leoni, Pasquale Vitagliano, Sergio Cadoni, Emanuele Rondonotti, Maurizio Vecchi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The first small-bowel video-capsule endoscopy (VCE) with 360° panoramic view has been developed recently. This new capsule has wire-free technology, 4 high-frame-rate cameras, and a long-lasting battery life. The aim of the present study was to assess the performance and safety profile of the 360° panoramic-view capsule in a large series of patients from a multicenter clinical practice setting. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing a 360° panoramic-view capsule procedure in 7 European Institutions between January 2011 and November 2015 were included...
August 8, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499830/video-capsule-endoscopy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#15
REVIEW
Paul D Collins
Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) has evolved to become an important tool for the non-invasive examination of the small bowel, which hitherto had been relatively inaccessible to direct visualisation. VCE has been shown to play a role in monitoring the activity of small bowel Crohn's disease and can be used to assess the response to anti-inflammatory treatment in Crohn's disease. For those patients with Crohn's disease who have undergone an intestinal resection, VCE has been assessed as a tool to detect post-operative recurrence...
July 25, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451294/lack-of-benefit-of-active-preparation-compared-with-a-clear-fluid-only-diet-in-small-bowel-visualization-for-video-capsule-endoscopy-results-of-a-randomized-blinded-controlled-trial
#16
Lawrence Hookey, Jacob Louw, Michelle Wiepjes, Natalie Rubinger, Stijn Van Weyenberg, Andrew G Day, William Paterson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Controversy remains regarding the type and amount of precapsule bowel cleansing required for small-bowel video capsule endoscopy (VCE). This study aims to assess the efficacy and tolerance of 2 active preparations and a control group of clear fluids only. METHODS: Patients with clinical indications for VCE were randomized to (1) clear fluids only the evening before VCE, (2) 2 sachets of sodium picosulfate plus magnesium sulfate (P/MC) the evening before, or (3) 2 L of polyethylene glycol (PEG) the evening before...
January 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430371/vce-003-2-a-novel-cannabigerol-derivative-enhances-neuronal-progenitor-cell-survival-and-alleviates-symptomatology-in-murine-models-of-huntington-s-disease
#17
Javier Díaz-Alonso, Juan Paraíso-Luna, Carmen Navarrete, Carmen Del Río, Irene Cantarero, Belén Palomares, José Aguareles, Javier Fernández-Ruiz, María Luz Bellido, Federica Pollastro, Giovanni Appendino, Marco A Calzado, Ismael Galve-Roperh, Eduardo Muñoz
Cannabinoids have shown to exert neuroprotective actions in animal models by acting at different targets including canonical cannabinoid receptors and PPARγ. We previously showed that VCE-003, a cannabigerol (CBG) quinone derivative, is a novel neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory cannabinoid acting through PPARγ. We have now generated a non-thiophilic VCE-003 derivative named VCE-003.2 that preserves the ability to activate PPARγ and analyzed its neuroprotective activity. This compound exerted a prosurvival action in progenitor cells during neuronal differentiation, which was prevented by a PPARγ antagonist, without affecting neural progenitor cell proliferation...
July 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27386100/effect-of-tamarind-tamarindus-indica-l-seed-on-antioxidant-activity-phytocompounds-physicochemical-characteristics-and-sensory-acceptability-of-enriched-cookies-and-mango-juice
#18
Sheilla Natukunda, John H Muyonga, Ivan M Mukisa
Tamarind seeds are not consumed despite their high antioxidative activity. In this study, 0-10% tamarind seed powder (TSP) was incorporated into mango juice and cookies. Total phenolics (Folin-Ciocalteu assay), antioxidant activity (2,2-diphenyl-1 picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging assay), flavonoid (aluminum chloride assay), condensed tannins content (Vanillin-HCl assay), and consumer acceptability (n = 50) of the products were determined. TSP increased the pH and viscosity and reduced titratable acidity of juice...
July 2016: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27333334/possible-radio-interference-between-video-capsule-endoscopy-and-second-generation-omnipod-patch-pump
#19
Dario Pitocco, Alessandro Rizzi, Annalisa Tortora, Andrea Manto, Francesco Zaccardi, Giovanni Ghirlanda, Guido Costamagna, Maria Elena Riccioni
Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a noninvasive diagnostic tool used to observe the small intestinal mucosa. We report a case of a 57-year-old woman with T2DM, treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion using second-generation OmniPod patch pump, undergoing VCE (Given M2A; VCE Ltd, Yoqneam, Israel) for melena and anemia. During VCE, an abnormal interruption of communication between video capsule and its receiver occurred. Two hours after capsule ingestion, the patient activated the insulin pump infusion through the Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) because she drank a sugary beverage for the first time after ingestion...
July 2016: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27265671/estimation-of-bladder-contractility-from-intravesical-pressure-volume-measurements
#20
Christopher H Fry, Andrew Gammie, Marcus John Drake, Paul Abrams, Darryl Graham Kitney, Bahareh Vahabi
AIMS: To describe parameters from urodynamic pressure recordings that describe urinary bladder contractility through the use of principles of muscle mechanics. METHODS: Subtracted detrusor pressure and voided flow were recorded from patients undergoing filling cystometry. The isovolumetric increase of detrusor pressure, P, of a voluntary bladder contraction before voiding was used to generate a plot of (dP/dt)/P versus P. Extrapolation of the plot to the y-axis and the x-axis generated a contractility parameter, vCE (the maximum rate of pressure development) and the maximum isovolumetric pressure, P0 , respectively...
June 6, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
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