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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468094/chobs-color-histogram-of-block-statistics-for-automatic-bleeding-detection-in-wireless-capsule-endoscopy-video
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Tonmoy Ghosh, Shaikh Anowarul Fattah, Khan A Wahid
Wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) is the most advanced technology to visualize whole gastrointestinal (GI) tract in a non-invasive way. But the major disadvantage here, it takes long reviewing time, which is very laborious as continuous manual intervention is necessary. In order to reduce the burden of the clinician, in this paper, an automatic bleeding detection method for WCE video is proposed based on the color histogram of block statistics, namely CHOBS. A single pixel in WCE image may be distorted due to the capsule motion in the GI tract...
2018: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454568/the-phenotypic-heterogeneity-of-hereditary-diffuse-gastric-cancer-the-report-of-one-family-with-early-onset-disease
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Irene Gullo, Vitor Devezas, Manuela Baptista, Luzia Garrido, Sérgio Castedo, Rui Morais, Xiaogang Wen, Elisabete Rios, Jorge Pinheiro, Inȇs Pinto-Ribeiro, Rui M Ferreira, John Preto, João Santos-Antunes, Margarida Marques, Miquel Campos, Filipe Almeida, Maria do Céu Espinheira, Jorge Amil Dias, Céu Figueiredo, Carla Oliveira, Eunice Trindade, Fátima Carneiro
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The time-course for the development of clinically significant hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) is unpredictable. Little is known about the progression from pre-clinical, indolent lesions to widely invasive, aggressive phenotypes. Gastro-endoscopy often fails to detect early lesions and risk-reducing/prophylactic total gastrectomy (PTG) is the only curative approach. We present a HDGC family with early-onset disease, in which clinical and histological findings provided insight into the understanding of different HDGC phenotypes...
February 15, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453848/postoperative-recurrence-of-crohn-s-disease-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Antonio Di Sario, Paola Sassaroli, Luigi Daretti, Giulia Annulli, Laura Schiada, Giorgia Falcioni, Emanuele Bendia, Simone Antuono, Antonio Benedetti
BACKGROUND: Up to 80% of Crohn`s disease (CD) patients require at least one surgical intervention in their lifetime and up to 70% of these patients develop postoperative endoscopic recurrence within 1 year. The most important predictors of early postoperative recurrence are represented by smoking, prior intestinal surgery, penetrating disease and perianal location. Genetic factors, gut microbiota structure and immunological alterations may be involved in the pathogenesis of postoperative recurrence of CD, although their specific roles have to be determined yet...
February 16, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447326/prospective-study-on-the-outcome-of-the-sphenoid-drill-out-procedure
#4
T Van Zele, B Pauwels, F Dewaele, P Gevaert, C Bachert
BACKGROUND: Chronic sphenoid sinusitis refractory to both medical therapy and sphenoidotomy requires a more extended intervention based on the principles of salvage surgery. Our aim is to describe the sphenoid drill out technique as a sphenoid salvage intervention and to outline its implications on clinical outcome and quality of life. METHODOLOGY: 12 patients with chronic sphenoiditis undergoing a sphenoid drill out procedure were examined by nasal endoscopy preoperatively and postoperatively for one year...
February 15, 2018: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445527/drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-its-role-in-evaluation-of-the-upper-airway-obstruction-and-patient-selection-for-surgical-and-non-surgical-treatment
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REVIEW
Bhik Kotecha, Andrea De Vito
Sleep related breathing disorders cause obstruction of the upper airway which can be alleviated by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, oral devices or surgical intervention. Non-surgical treatment modalities are not always accepted by patients and in order to attain successful surgical outcomes, evaluation of the upper airway is necessary to carefully select the patients who would benefit from surgery. There are numerous techniques available to assess the upper airway obstruction and these include imaging, acoustic analysis, pressure transducer recording and endoscopic evaluation...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444707/percutaneous-transhepatic-vs-endoscopic-retrograde-biliary-drainage-for-suspected-malignant-hilar-obstruction-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Firas Al-Kawas, Harry Aslanian, John Baillie, Filip Banovac, Jonathan M Buscaglia, James Buxbaum, Amitabh Chak, Bradford Chong, Gregory A Coté, Peter V Draganov, Kulwinder Dua, Valerie Durkalski, B Joseph Elmunzer, Lydia D Foster, Timothy B Gardner, Brian S Geller, Priya Jamidar, Laith H Jamil, Rajesh N Keswani, Mouen A Khashab, Gabriel D Lang, Ryan Law, David Lichtenstein, Simon K Lo, Sean McCarthy, Silvio Melo, Daniel Mullady, Jose Nieto, J Bayne Selby, Vikesh K Singh, Rebecca L Spitzer, Brian Strife, Paul Tarnaksy, Jason R Taylor, Jeffrey Tokar, Andrew Y Wang, April Williams, Field Willingham, Patrick Yachimski
BACKGROUND: The optimal approach to the drainage of malignant obstruction at the liver hilum remains uncertain. We aim to compare percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) to endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC) as the first intervention in patients with cholestasis due to suspected malignant hilar obstruction (MHO). METHODS: The INTERCPT trial is a multi-center, comparative effectiveness, randomized, superiority trial of PTBD vs. ERC for decompression of suspected MHO...
February 14, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435755/surgical-management-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Jingliang Yan, Andrew T Strong, Gautam Sharma, Scott Gabbard, Prashanti Thota, John Rodriguez, Matthew Kroh
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is frequently associated with both gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and simultaneous esophageal dysmotility. Anti-reflux procedures in this patient population must account for the existing physiology of each patient and likely disease progression. We aim to compare perioperative and intermediate outcomes of fundoplication versus gastric bypass for the treatment of GERD. METHODS: After IRB approval, patients with systemic sclerosis undergoing fundoplication or gastric bypass for the treatment of GERD from 2004 to 2016 were identified...
February 12, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435313/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-with-and-without-topical-administration-versus-placebo-in-urgent-endoscopy-rate-for-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nader Tavakoli, Marjan Mokhtare, Shahram Agah, Ali Azizi, Mohsen Masoodi, Hassan Amiri, Mehrdad Sheikhvatan, Bahare Syedsalehi, Behdad Behnam, Mehran Arabahmadi, Maryam Mehrazi
Background: Tranexamic acid (TXA), a synthetic antifibrinolytic drug, is effective as a treatment for serious hemorrhage, including bleeding arising from major trauma and post-operative interventions. Significant acute gastrointestinal bleeding may have a poor outcome despite routine medical and endoscopic treatments. The aim of this study was to assess whether early intravenous and/or intravenous plus topical administration of TXA reduces the need for urgent endoscopy for acute gastrointestinal bleeding...
February 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426055/the-manchester-triage-system-mts-a-score-for-emergency-management-of-patients-with-acute-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Marc Nguyen-Tat, Constantin Cornelius, Arthur Hoffman, Achim Tresch, Joerg Krey, Ralf Kiesslich, Peter Robert Galle, Johannes Wilhelm Rey
BACKGROUND:  Suspected gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a common initial diagnosis in emergency departments. Despite existing endoscopic scores to estimate the risk of GI bleeding, the primary clinical assessment of urgency can remain challenging. The 5-step Manchester Triage System (MTS) is a validated score that is often applied for the initial assessment of patients presenting in emergency departments. METHODS:  All computer-based records of patients who were admitted between January 2014 and December 2014 to our emergency department in a tertiary referral hospital were analyzed retrospectively...
February 9, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423432/complications-and-outcomes-of-routine-endoscopy-in-the-very-elderly
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Ryoichi Miyanaga, Naoki Hosoe, Makoto Naganuma, Kenro Hirata, Seiichiro Fukuhara, Yoshihiro Nakazato, Keisuke Ojiro, Eisuke Iwasaki, Naohisa Yahagi, Haruhiko Ogata, Takanori Kanai
Background and study aims: In Japan, the elderly population has been increasing annually. The number of elderly patients for whom esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy (CS) is indicated also has been rising. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of routine endoscopy in a cohort of octogenarians aged 85 years and older - defined by the World Health Organization as the very elderly. Patients and methods: A total of 5,586 patients underwent EGDs, and 2,484 patients underwent CSs performed at the Keio University Hospital from January to September 2014...
February 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414828/endoscopy-and-laparoscopy-in-disorders-of-sex-development
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Kianusch Tafazzoli, Lutz Wünsch, Marie Bouteleux, Judith Lindert, Tim Schulz, Wiebke Birnbaum, Louise Marshall, Olaf Hiort, Ludger Tüshaus
Endoscopy and laparoscopy are used for the assessment of disorders of sex development (DSD) and therapeutic interventions. Endoscopy (urethra-cystoscopy, vaginoscopy) is especially useful when vaginal or urethral surgery is planned. It is also valuable for the assessment of complications. Laparoscopy is used to identify sex ducts and gonads and to perform minimally invasive abdominal and pelvic surgery. This article reviews clinical indications, limitations, findings, and their reporting. It further discusses the impact of these findings on care in typical clinical situations...
February 8, 2018: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411176/label-free-imaging-for-t-staging-of-gastric-carcinoma-by-multiphoton-microscopy
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Kexin He, Lili Zhao, Xiaoyang Huang, Ying Ding, Li Liu, Xiang Wang, Min Wang, Yong Zhang, Zhining Fan
Gastric cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. The accurate diagnosis of tumor invasion depth is critical for therapeutic strategy and prognosis. Without fluorescent labelling, multiphoton microscopy (MPM) imaging could directly reveal tissue architecture based on two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF) and second harmonic generation (SHG). In this study, we aimed to explore the feasibility of MPM imaging to assess the gastric tumor morphology and infiltration. Unstained slides of 18 fresh gastric tissues with different T staging were examined by multiphoton microscopy...
February 6, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409308/a-prospective-multicenter-study-evaluating-bleeding-risk-after-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-in-patients-prescribed-antithrombotic-agents
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Kazumichi Kawakubo, Kei Yane, Kazunori Eto, Hirotoshi Ishiwatari, Nobuyuki Ehira, Shin Haba, Ryusuke Matsumoto, Keisuke Shinada, Hiroaki Yamato, Taiki Kudo, Manabu Onodera, Toshinori Okuda, Yoko Taya-Abe, Shuhei Kawahata, Kimitoshi Kubo, Yoshimasa Kubota, Masaki Kuwatani, Hiroshi Kawakami, Akio Katanuma, Michihiro Ono, Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Minoru Uebayashi, Naoya Sakamto
Background/Aims: Although the risk of bleeding after endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is low, the safety of EUS-FNA in patients prescribed antithrombotic agents is unclear. Therefore, this study evaluated the incidence of bleeding after EUS-FNA in those patients. Methods: Between September 2012 and September 2015, patients who were prescribed antithrombotic agents underwent EUS-FNA at 13 institutions in Japan were prospectively enrolled in the study...
February 8, 2018: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408558/outcomes-of-endoscopic-intervention-for-overt-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-severe-thrombocytopenia
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Guilherme Piovezani Ramos, Moritz Binder, Paul Hampel, Manuel Bonfim Braga Neto, Dharma Sunjaya, Badr Al Bawardy, Barham K Abu Dayyeh, Navtej S Buttar, David H Bruining, Nayantara Coelho-Prabhu, Mark V Larson, Louis M Wong Kee Song, Elizabeth Rajan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) in the setting of thrombocytopenia raises concerns about endoscopic procedure risk. We aimed to assess the safety and outcomes of endoscopy for overt GIB in the setting of severe thrombocytopenia in liver cirrhosis (LC) and non-liver cirrhosis (NLC). METHODS: Retrospective study on inpatients who underwent endoscopy within 24-hours of presentation for overt GIB with a platelet count (PC) of 20 to <50 x 103/mL...
February 1, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408276/high-quality-endoscope-reprocessing-decreases-endoscope-contamination
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Petra Decristoforo, Josef Kaltseis, Andreas Fritz, Michael Edlinger, Wilfried Posch, Doris Wilflingseder, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Dorothea Orth-Höller
OBJECTIVES: Several outbreaks of severe infections due to contamination of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes, mainly duodenoscopes have been described previously. The rate of microbial endoscope contamination is varying dramatically in literature. Thus, the aim of this multicentre prospective study was to evaluate the hygiene quality of endoscopes and automated endoscope reprocessors (AERs) in Tyrol/Austria. METHODS: In 2015 and 2016, a total of 463 GI endoscopes and 105 AERs from 29 endoscopy centres were analysed by a routine (R) and a combined routine and advanced (CRA) sampling procedure and investigated for microbial contamination by culture- and molecular-based analyses...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406437/combining-eastern-and-western-practices-for-safe-and-effective-endoscopic-resection-of-large-complex-colorectal-lesions
#16
Andrew Emmanuel, Shraddha Gulati, Margaret Burt, Bu'Hussain Hayee, Amyn Haji
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic resection of large colorectal polyps is well established. However, significant differences in technique exist between eastern and western interventional endoscopists. We report the results of endoscopic resection of large complex colorectal lesions from a specialist unit that combines eastern and western techniques for assessment and resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Endoscopic resections of colorectal lesions of at least 2 cm were included...
February 5, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402604/limited-usefulness-of-endoscopic-evaluation-in-patients-with-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices-and-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Jordan E Axelrad, Alberto Pinsino, Pauline N Trinh, Anusorn Thanataveerat, Christian Brooks, Ryan T Demmer, Lisa Effner, Grant Parkis, Barbara Cagliostro, Jiho Han, A Reshad Garan, Veli Topkara, Koji Takeda, Hiroo Takayama, Yoshifumi Naka, Ivonne Ramirez, Reuben Garcia-Carrasquillo, Paolo C Colombo, Tamas Gonda, Melana Yuzefpolskaya
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a frequent cause of re-admission in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs) and is associated with multiple endoscopic procedures and high resource utilization. Our aim was to determine the diagnostic and therapeutic yield of endoscopy and to develop a more cost-effective approach for the management of GIB in CF-LVAD recipients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 428 patients implanted with a CF-LVAD between 2009 and 2016 at the Columbia University Medical Center and identified those hospitalized for GIB...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399040/clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-obscure-gastrointestinal-bleeding-during-antithrombotic-drug-therapy
#18
Yoshiyasu Kono, Seiji Kawano, Yuki Okamoto, Yuka Obayashi, Yuki Baba, Hiroyuki Sakae, Makoto Abe, Tatsuhiro Gotoda, Toshihiro Inokuchi, Hiromitsu Kanzaki, Masaya Iwamuro, Yoshiro Kawahara, Hiroyuki Okada
Background: The clinical outcome of patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) during antithrombotic drug therapy has not been fully investigated. Methods: Patients who underwent video capsule endoscopy (VCE) for the investigation of OGIB at Okayama University Hospital from January 2009 to March 2016 were enrolled. We evaluated the VCE findings, the patterns of OGIB, and the rate of rebleeding within 1 year in antithrombotic drug users and antithrombotic drug nonusers...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398900/evaluation-of-new-technologies-in-gastrointestinal-endoscopy
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REVIEW
Murat Akarsu, Cevher Akarsu
Gastrointestinal (GI) tumors are the most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Endoscopy is the gold standard for diagnosis of GI cancers. Early diagnosis of GI tumors by endoscopy at the precancerous or early stage may decrease the prevalence and mortality rate of GI cancers. The preventive role of endoscopic interventions and the limitations of conventional white-light endoscopy have given rise to myriad innovations. Chromoendoscopy with dye injection can be used to detect lesions at an early stage...
January 2018: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397335/proposed-standards-for-reporting-outcomes-of-treating-biliary-injuries
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Jai Young Cho, Todd H Baron, David L Carr-Locke, William C Chapman, Guido Costamagna, Eduardo de Santibanes, Ismael Dominguez Rosado, O James Garden, Dirk Gouma, Keith D Lillemoe, Miguel Angel Mercado, Daniel K Mullady, Robert Padbury, Daniel Picus, Henry A Pitt, Stuart Sherman, Richard Shlansky-Goldberg, Bjorn Tornqvist, Steven M Strasberg
BACKGROUND: There is no standard nor widely accepted way of reporting outcomes of treatment of biliary injuries. This hinders comparison of results among approaches and among centers. This paper presents a proposal to standardize terminology and reporting of results of treating biliary injuries. METHODS: The proposal was developed by an international group of surgeons, biliary endoscopists and interventional radiologists. The method is based on the concept of "patency" and is similar to the approach used to create reporting standards for arteriovenous hemodialysis access...
January 31, 2018: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
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