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Wen-Guo Chen, Guo-Dong Shan, Hong Zhang, Ming Yang, Lin L, Min Yue, Guang-Wu Chen, Qing Gu, Hua-Tuo Zhu, Guo-Qiang Xu, Li-Hua Chen
The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic and therapeutic value of double-balloon entoroscopy (DBE) in small bowel diseases (SBDs) in China.A retrospective review of 674 consecutive patients who underwent DBE between January 2007 and November 2015 was conducted. Patients were divided into 3 groups by age, young group (<45 years), middle-aged group (45-65 years), and elderly group (>65 years). Data were collected with regard to demographics, clinical, endoscopic findings, complications, diagnostic yield, and management...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yaron Niv, Eyal Gal, Violeta Gabovitz, Marcela Hershkovitz, Lev Lichtenstein, Irit Avni
BACKGROUND AND THE STUDY AIM: Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder defined as a transmural inflammation of the bowel wall, affecting the small and large intestine. The Capsule Endoscopy Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CECDAI or Niv score) was devised to measure mucosal disease activity. We extended the Niv score to the colon and have a comprehensive view of the whole intestine. METHODS: We evaluated 3 parameters of intestinal pathology: A, Inflammation; B, Extent of disease; C, Presence of strictures...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Javier Romero-Vázquez, Ángel Caunedo-Álvarez, Alba Belda-Cuesta, Victoria Alejandra Jiménez-García, Francisco Pellicer-Bautista, Juan Manuel Herrerías-Gutiérrez
Background and study aims: Colon capsules display images from the moment they are ingested, making the study of other extracolonic areas possible. The aim of this study was to analyze the significance of these extracolonic findings. Patients and methods: In this single-center, prospective study, 165 patients underwent colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) between September 2009 and October 2012 to rule out colonic pathology. Images were recorded, without interruptions, from the moment the capsule was ingested until its battery ran out...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Miyoung Choi, Sungwon Lim, Myung-Gyu Choi, Ki-Nam Shim, Seon Heui Lee
Background/Aims: As a result of the rapid development of medical diagnostic tools, physicians require concrete evidence to evaluate the effectiveness of the tools. We aimed to investigate the effectiveness and additional diagnostic benefits of capsule endoscopy (CE) in patients with small bowel Crohn's disease (CD). Methods: We performed a systematic search of databases, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library, as well as eight domestic databases. Two reviewers independently screened all references...
October 13, 2016: Gut and Liver
Ana Ponte, Rolando Pinho, Adélia Rodrigues, Joana Silva, Jaime Rodrigues, João Carvalho
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A computed assessment of cleansing (CAC) score was developed to objectively evaluate small-bowel cleansing in the PillCam® capsule endoscopy (CE) system and to overcome the subjectivity and complexity of previous scoring systems. Our study aimed to adapt the CAC score to the Mirocam® system, evaluate its reliability with the Mirocam® CE system and compare it with three validated subjective grading scales. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty CE were prospectively and independently reviewed by two authors who classified the degree of small-bowel cleanliness according to a quantitative index, a qualitative evaluation and an overall adequacy assessment...
October 5, 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Alexandre Nuzzo, Magaly Zappa, Dominique Cazals-Hatem, Yoram Bouhnik
BACKGROUND: Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is mostly an associated sign of an intra-abdominal or systemic inflammatory primary disease. Nevertheless, etiological and differential diagnosis of idiopathic MP can be challenging when an associate primary cause is not in the foreground. METHODS: We report here the case of an isolated small bowel Crohn's disease, long time considered as idiopathic MP. RESULTS: This patient presented to our department with a 10-year history of acute abdominal symptoms evolving with flare-up and remission...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Koushik Herle, Susan Jehangir
Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) is one of the great milestones in the field of gastroenterology. It is versatile in image acquisition, painless and can reach parts of the small bowel not amenable to conventional endoscopy. The commonest complication with WCE is retention of the capsule. We report a case of retained capsule in a child who was being investigated for obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB). Operative intervention was required for its retrieval after two weeks of expectant management.
September 2016: APSP Journal of Case Reports
Ana Ponte, Rolando Pinho, Adélia Rodrigues, João Carvalho
Evaluation of the quality of small-bowel cleansing is required to assess the reliability of findings in capsule endoscopy (CE). Moreover, consensus regarding the need of intestinal preparation for CE remains to be achieved. The presence of multiple grading scales for small-bowel preparation in CE, which are time-consuming and complicated, adds difficulty to the comparison of different small-bowel cleansing regimens and their application in clinical practice. Nowadays, a validated scale universally accepted for grading small-bowel cleansing is lacking...
September 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Jonathan A Leighton, Debra J Helper, Ian M Gralnek, Iris Dotan, Ignacio Fernandez-Urien, Adi Lahat, Pramod Malik, Gerard E Mullin, Bruno Rosa
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Crohn's disease (CD) is typically diagnosed by ileocolonoscopy (IC); however, when inflammation is localized solely in the small bowel, visualization of the entire small-bowel mucosa can be challenging. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic yield of a pan-enteric video capsule endoscope (small-bowel colon [SBC] capsule) versus IC in patients with active CD. METHODS: This was a prospective, multicenter study. Patients with known active CD and proven bowel luminal patency underwent a standardized colon cleansing protocol followed by ingestion of the capsule...
September 19, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Uri Kopylov, Artur Nemeth, Alba Cebrian, Gabriele Wurm Johansson, Henrik Thorlacius, Ignacio Fernandez-Urien Sainz, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Rami Eliakim, Ervin Toth
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The patency capsule is designed to evaluate the patency of the small bowel before administration of small-bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) in patients at high risk of retention. The utilization of a patency capsule may be associated with a risk of symptomatic retention, but very few cases have been reported to date. The aim of our study was to describe our experience with this rare complication of a patency capsule. METHODS: This was a multicenter retrospective case series...
September 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Irene Sarosiek, Mohammad Bashashati, Alicia Alvarez, Mark Hall, Nagasri Shankar, Yvette Gomez, Richard W McCallum, Jerzy Sarosiek
BACKGROUND: Lubiprostone is an effective treatment for chronic constipation (CC). The mechanism of action of lubiprostone is through increasing fluid secretion and lubrication of the intestinal lumen. The effects of lubiprostone on gastrointestinal transit and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) have not been adequately explored. The current study was designed to investigate whether lubiprostone (1) alters gastrointestinal transit and (2) affects SIBO in patients with constipation...
September 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
George Triadafilopoulos
BACKGROUND: The precise aetiology of chronic bloating remains poorly understood and underlying gastroparesis, small bowel bacterial overgrowth and colonic inertia may, individually or collectively, play a role. AIMS: In this retrospective cohort analysis of symptomatic patients with chronic persistent bloating, we determined the clinical utility of wireless motility capsule and lactulose breath test in further defining the underlying aetiology for functional bloating...
2016: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
Joel A Friedlander, Quin Y Liu, Benjamin Sahn, Koorosh Kooros, Catharine M Walsh, Robert E Kramer, Jenifer R Lightdale, Julie Khlevner, Mark McOmber, Jacob Kurowski, Matthew J Giefer, Harpreet Pall, David M Troendle, Elizabeth C Utterson, Herbert Brill, George M Zacur, Richard A Lirio, Diana G Lerner, Carrie Reynolds, Troy E Gibbons, Michael Wilsey, Chris A Liacouras, Douglas S Fishman
Wireless capsule endoscopy (CE) was introduced in 2000 as a less invasive method to visualize the distal small bowel in adults. As this technology has advanced it has been adapted for use in pediatric gastroenterology. Several studies have described its clinical use, utility, and various training methods but pediatric literature regarding capsule endoscopy is limited. This clinical report developed by the Endoscopic and Procedures Committee of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition outlines the current literature, and describes the recommended current role, use, training, and future areas of research for CE in pediatrics...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
M L Hahnemann, A Dechene, S Kathemann, S Sirin, G Gerken, T C Lauenstein, S Kinner
AIM: To evaluate diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) compared to standard magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI) in the assessment of inflammatory lesions of the small bowel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two readers retrospectively analysed MRI images of the small bowel including DWI followed by capsule endoscopy (CE) and ileocolonoscopy (ICS) in 30 consecutive patients with a suspected or established diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease. Small bowel CE and the combination of CE + ICS were used as the standards of reference...
September 16, 2016: Clinical Radiology
Ilja Tachecí, Petr Bradna, Tomáš Douda, Drahomíra Baštecká, Marcela Kopáčová, Stanislav Rejchrt, Martin Lutonský, Tomáš Soukup, Jan Bureš
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our prospective study was to define endoscopy appearance of the small bowel in healthy volunteers. METHOD: Forty-two healthy volunteers underwent wireless capsule endoscopy, clinical investigation, laboratory tests, and completed a health-status questionnaire. All subjects were available for a 36-month clinical follow-up. RESULTS: Eleven subjects (26%) had fully normal endoscopy findings. Remaining 31 persons (74%), being asymptomatic, with normal laboratory results, had some minor findings at wireless capsule endoscopy...
September 8, 2016: Acta Medica (Hradec Králové)
Uri Kopylov, Dan Carter, Abraham Rami Eliakim
In approximately one-third of Crohn's disease patients, the disease is confined to the small bowel, inaccessible to the reach of standard endoscopy. Thorough and complete evaluation of the small bowel is crucial in such patients for the initial diagnosis, prognostication, and disease monitoring. Video capsule endoscopy and device-assisted enteroscopy have revolutionized the ability to visualize the small-bowel mucosa. This article reviews the literature pertaining to the use of capsule endoscopy and deep enteroscopy in established Crohn's disease, including the major indications, applications, and safety issues...
October 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Sung Noh Hong, Hyun Joo Jang, Byong Duk Ye, Seong Ran Jeon, Jong Pil Im, Jae Myung Cha, Seong-Eun Kim, Soo Jung Park, Eun Ran Kim, Dong Kyung Chang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Various modalities have been used to diagnose Meckel's diverticulum (MD) in practice, but with their diagnostic accuracy deemed to be unsatisfactory for clinical practice. Moreover, the usefulness of these modalities has not been evaluated for the diagnosis of bleeding MD in adults, due to the relative rarity of this condition. Therefore, the aim of our multicenter study was to determine the most accurate modality for the preoperative diagnosis of bleeding MD in adults...
2016: PloS One
Rintaro Hashimoto, Tomoki Matsuda, Masato Nakahori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
J F Juanmartiñena Fernández, I Fernández-Urién, C Saldaña Dueñas, A Elosua González, A Borda Martín, J J Vila Costas
Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding accounts for approximately 5-10% of patients presenting with gastrointestinal haemorrhage. The majority of lesions responsible were found to be located in the small bowel. Currently, capsule en-doscopy is the first-line tool to investigate the small bowel as it is a non-invasive, feasible and simple procedure. Howe-ver, capsule endoscopy sometimes identifies the source of bleeding outside the small bowel and within the reach of conventional endoscopy. We present the case of a 46 year-old man with few prior negative endoscopic procedures and iron-deficiency anaemia due to gastric GIST...
2016: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
Diana E Yung, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Tomer Avni, Uri Kopylov, Andry Giannakou, Emanuele Rondonotti, Marco Pennazio, Rami Eliakim, Ervin Toth, John N Plevris
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Small-bowel bleeding is the primary indication for capsule endoscopy (CE). Many experts advocate a "watch-and-wait" policy in negative CE. This meta-analysis examines the odds of re-bleeding after negative index CE, and the impact on long-term follow-up. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search identified papers examining re-bleeding rate after negative CE. Demographic and clinical information with emphasis on outcomes was retrieved, pooled and analyzed...
September 1, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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