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Andreea Farcas, Simona Bataga, Cristina Cijevschi, Mircea Diculescu, Daniela Dobru, Eugen Dumitru, Adrian Goldis, Laurentiu Nedelcu, Alina Popescu, Ioan Sporea, Anca Trifan, Simona Valean, Cristian Gheorghe, Dan Lucian Dumitrascu
Management of patients undergoing endoscopy and under treatment with the newer direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) is a common and a complex clinical issue that gastroenterologists have to face more and more often these days. The increasing use of DOACs in patients requiring both short- and long-term anticoagulation is mostly due to the advantages these agents offer, among which the lack of monitoring requirements and the reduced need of dose adjustments are perhaps the most important ones. Managing these patients in the peri-endoscopic period implies balancing the risk for thrombosis that a certain patient carries and the bleeding risk associated with the endoscopic procedure itself...
June 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
Fares Ayoub, Vikas Khullar, Debdeep Banerjee, Patrick Stoner, Tiffany Lambrou, Donevan R Westerveld, Wissam Hanayneh, Amir Y Kamel, David Estores
Background: After inpatient management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) due to peptic ulcer disease (PUD), oral proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy is recommended at discharge to decrease rebleeding risk and improve ulcer healing. Our aim is to determine whether once-daily oral PPI dosing at hospital discharge is associated with inferior 30-day rebleeding outcomes as compared to twice-daily dosing. Methods: We retrospectively identified 233 patients admitted with signs and symptoms of upper GIB found to be due to PUD on upper endoscopy...
June 2018: Gastroenterology Research
Alexander Gallagher
Interventional endoscopy and interventional radiology have led to the development of minimally invasive techniques for management of kidney and ureteral diseases in the dog and cat including idiopathic renal hematuria, ureteral obstruction, and ectopic ureters. Sclerotherapy is a renal-sparing chemical cauterization technique used in cases of idiopathic renal hematuria. Diagnosis of ureteral obstruction is challenging in some cases based on ultrasound alone and antegrade pyelography should be considered. Treatment options for obstructions include nephrostomy tubes, ureteral stents, and subcutaneous ureteral bypass devices...
June 14, 2018: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
Y N Wang, H T Wang
Objective: To observe the process of nasal mucosa injury and repair induced by nasal decongestants in guinea pigs Methods: Sixty-five male guinea pigs were randomly divided into 4groups by digital random method.The guinea pigs in Group A (20 guinea pigs)were treated with 2 sprays of 0.1% Naphazoline 6 times a day for 2 weeks; Group B (20 guinea pigs)with 2 drops of 1% Ephedrine 6 times a day for 2 weeks; Group C(20 guinea pigs) with 2 sprays of Naphazolin hydrochloride and Chlorphenamine Maleate Nasal Spray 8 times a day for 2 weeks...
June 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Alexander R Robertson
OBJECTIVE: Ingestion of sharp foreign bodies is a less frequently encountered method of selfharm. This study aims to follow up patients presenting with foreign body (FB) ingestion requiring urgent endoscopic intervention under general anaesthetic in theatre, characterise each patient and establish whether admission or removal of the FB promotes further self-harm. METHOD: Eleven adult patients, totalling 38 presentations over a 28-month period were identified. Each was followed up from an initial presentation requiring endoscopy...
June 14, 2018: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
Sara Ebrahimi, Gholamreza Khademi, Seyed Ali Jafari, Nona Zaboli Nejad, Abdolreza Norouzy, Bahareh Imani
Very-early-onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEO-IBD) has a distinct phenotype and should be considered a specific entity. VEO-IBD presents with very severe clinical pictures and is frequently known by an indeterminate colitis whose clinical remission is unmanageable. This study examines the case of a neonate with VEO-IBD, not responding to medical and surgical treatment. A 7-day-old Iranian female neonate presented with severe bloody diarrhea, poor feeding, abdominal distention, and dehydration suggesting severe proctocolitis due to an allergy to the protein in cow's milk...
May 2018: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Camille A Kezer, Neil Gupta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article aims to review current therapeutic endoscopic treatments available for the management of gastrointestinal bleeding related to cirrhosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Endoscopic band ligation is an effective treatment for primary prophylaxis, acute bleeding, and secondary prophylaxis of esophageal varices as well as for acute bleeding and secondary prophylaxis of select gastric varices. Sclerotherapy is a treatment option for acute bleeding and secondary prophylaxis of esophageal varices when band ligation is technically difficult...
June 9, 2018: Current Gastroenterology Reports
Jinwei Ying, Shishen Pei, Linghao Su, Tianyong Wen, You Lv, Dike Ruan
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondylodiscitis with spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is not a rare medical condition that usually requires urgent decompression of neural structures and stabilization of the spine followed by antibiotic therapy for prevention from severe neurological deficits. CASE DESCRIPTION: In this report, we present a 43-year-old male patient with the chief complaint of neck pain and intermittent fever accompanying by slight dysphagia. After two weeks, he felt mild and transient numbness on the left upper limb...
June 5, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Manish P Shrestha, Mark Borgstrom, Eugene Abraham Trowers
Background and aims: Initial clinical management decision in patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is often based on identifying high- and low-risk patients. Little is known about the role of lactate measurement in the triage of patients with acute GIB. We intended to assess if lactate on presentation is predictive of need for intervention in patients with acute GIB. Patients and methods: We performed a single-center, retrospective, cross-sectional study including patients ≥18 years old presenting to emergency with acute GIB between January 2014 and December 2014...
2018: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
Jennifer Best, Sean Mutchnick, Jonathan Ida, Kathleen R Billings
INTRODUCTION: Residual obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) after adenotonsillectomy (T&A) is a common problem in children with Down Syndrome (DS). Our objective was to describe trends in surgical and medical management of OSA in pediatric patients with DS, and to present an algorithmic approach to managing these children. METHODS: Retrospective case series of children with DS seen at a tertiary care medical center between 1/2008-6/2016 who underwent polysomnography (PSG) after having a T&A performed for sleep disordered breathing (SDB)...
July 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Alberto Raposo, Francisco García-Purriños, Celia Albaladejo, Maria E García-Solano, Jerónimo Lajara
BACKGROUND Pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia (PEH) is a reactive epithelial proliferation occurring secondary to infection, neoplasm, injury, and inflammation. The histopathological characteristics of PEH may lead to it being confused with well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). CASE REPORT We present here the case of a 57-year-old male patient, who was diabetic and a smoker, who presented with dysphonia. Although nasal endoscopy suggested SCC, morphological and immunophenotypical study of biopsy tissue ruled out malignancy...
June 2, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Thomas Lindebo Holm, Ditte Tornehave, Henrik Søndergaard, Peter Helding Kvist, Bodil-Cecilie Sondergaard, Lene Hansen, Mette Brunsgaard Hermit, Kristine Holgersen, Sandra Vergo, Klaus Stensgaard Frederiksen, Claus Haase, Dorthe Lundsgaard
Background and Aim: Interleukin-21 (IL-21) is primarily a T cell-derived cytokine; it is upregulated in patients with Crohn's Disease (CD) and could be a potential new therapeutic target in CD. Methods: In human material, IL-21 and IL-21R expression was investigated by in situ hybridization (ISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) in noninflammatory bowel disease (non-IBD) controls and patients with CD. The pathologic role of IL-21 was examined in murine models of T cell-dependent and T cell-independent colitis, either with a neutralizing monoclonal antibody against IL-21 or with the transfer of CD4+ CD45RBhigh IL-21R-/- T cells...
2018: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Talat Bessissow, Parambir S Dulai, Sophie Restellini, Tara Landry, Raf Bisschops, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Siddharth Singh
Background: We assessed the comparative efficacy of different dysplasia detection techniques in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) through a network meta-analysis and rated the quality of evidence using GRADE approach. Methods: Through a systematic literature review of multiple databases through June 30, 2017, we identified parallel-group randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in adults with long-standing UC undergoing surveillance colonoscopy with standard definition-white light endoscopy (SD-WLE), high-definition WLE (HD-WLE), narrow band imaging (NBI), or dye-based chromoendoscopy...
May 25, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Julian F Daza, Carolyn M Tan, Ryan J Fielding, Allison Brown, Forough Farrokhyar, Ilun Yang
BACKGROUND: With a growing demand for endoscopic services, the role of anesthesiologists in endoscopy units must be reassessed. The aim of this study was to compare patient outcomes in non-anesthesiologist-administered propofol (NAAP) versus anesthesiologist-administered propofol (AAP) during routine endoscopy. METHODS: We systematically searched Medline, CINAHL, Embase, Web of Science, CENTRAL and the grey literature for studies comparing NAAP and AAP. Primary outcomes included endoscopy- and sedation-related complications...
June 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
Eham Arora, Saurabh Gandhi, Ajay Bhandarwar, Abdul Haque M Quraishi, Amol Wagh, Amarjeet Tandur, Dhansagar Wakle
BACKGROUND: Evisceration of umbilical hernias is an uncommon occurrence whereby the hernial contents break through the skin overlying the sac and skin. Irrespective of cause, sudden evisceration of an umbilical hernia is associated with deterioration and a poor outcome. CASE REPORTS: Our first case was a 42-year-old woman who presented with sudden outpouring of fluid from the umbilicus with omental evisceration. Further evaluation revealed hepatic decompensation caused by hepatitis C infection belonging to Child-Turcotte-Pugh class C...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Y Qin, D B Sunjaya, S Myburgh, T Sawas, D A Katzka, J A Alexander, M Halland
BACKGROUND: Current management of refractory benign oesophageal strictures with endoscopic dilations and stenting leads to resolution of dysphagia in only 30% of patients. Oesophageal self-dilation may be an alternative. AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of oesophageal self-dilation at a tertiary referral centre. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients with refractory benign oesophageal strictures who participated in oesophageal self-dilation at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA) between 2003 and 2017...
May 21, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Patricia García-Cabo, Laura Fernández-Vañes, Daniel Pedregal, Marta Menéndez Del Castro, Eduardo Murias, Pedro Vega, José Luis Llorente, Juan Pablo Rodrigo, Fernando López
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine the results of the treatment of severe and/or refractory epistaxis requiring hospital admission. In addition, the results of arterial ligation versus embolization were compared. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Sixty-three patients with severe and/or refractory epistaxis requiring hospital admission between August 2014 and December 2016 were included prospectively. RESULTS: Eleven patients (17%) underwent embolization, 5 (8%) endoscopy ligation and the remaining 47 (75%) underwent conservative treatment with tamponade...
May 18, 2018: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
Shishira Bharadwaj, Neeraj Narula, Parul Tandon, Mohammad Yaghoobi
Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) constitute the two most common phenotypes of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ileocolonoscopy with biopsy has been considered the gold standard for the diagnosis of IBD. Differential diagnosis of CD and UC is important, as their medical and surgical treatment modalities and prognoses can be different. However, approximately 15% of patients with IBD are misdiagnosed as IBD unclassified due to the lack of diagnostic certainty of CD or UC. Recently, there has been increased recognition of the role of the therapeutic endoscopist in the field of IBD...
May 2018: Gastroenterology Report
Lauren Stemboroski, Ronald Brown, Keyrillos Rizg, James S Scolapio, Miguel Malespin, Silvio W de Melo
Most esophageal food impactions either pass spontaneously or are treated endoscopically. Severe food impactions can require extensive endoscopic therapy that potentially could lead to procedure-related complications. There are few alternate therapies available when endoscopy fails. Traditionally, pharmacologic therapy with glucagon has been performed with varying success. This case report and discussion will outline the management of a complete food impaction and medical therapies available when first-line endoscopic treatment fails...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
Yu Jiang, Julong Hu, Ping Li, Wen Jiang, Wenyan Liang, Hongshan Wei
Background: Duodenal Dieulafoy's lesion (DL) is a rare disease that may lead to lethal hemorrhage in the upper gastrointestinal tract. The best technique for endoscopic intervention still remains unclear. In the present study, we performed a retrospective analysis of cyanoacrylate injection versus hemoclip placement for treating bleeding DLs. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed eighteen patients from three medical centers between October 2008 and February 2016; six patients received cyanoacrylate injection, while hemoclips were placed in 12 patients during the upper gastrointestinal endoscopy...
2018: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
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