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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704189/chronic-hepatitis-due-to-gluten-enteropathy-a-case-report
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Irina I Ivanova, Denitsa Y Dukova, Pavlina G Boikova, Lili S Grudeva, Ivan B Shalev, Iskren A Kotzev
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease is an immune-mediated enteropathy precipitated by exposure to dietary gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 45-year-old Caucasian woman presented with severe iron-deficient anemia and mild elevation of liver enzymes. Upper endoscopy was done in the context of evaluation of anemia, which revealed reduced duodenal folds and mosaic pattern of the mucosa, but also grade II esophageal varices and portal hypertensive gastropathy...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674501/the-digestive-tract-of-cephalopods-toward-non-invasive-in-vivo-monitoring-of-its-physiology
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Giovanna Ponte, Antonio V Sykes, Gavan M Cooke, Eduardo Almansa, Paul L R Andrews
Ensuring the health and welfare of animals in research is paramount, and the normal functioning of the digestive tract is essential for both. Here we critically assess non- or minimally-invasive techniques which may be used to assess a cephalopod's digestive tract functionality to inform health monitoring. We focus on: (i) predatory response as an indication of appetitive drive; (ii) body weight assessment and interpretation of deviations (e.g., digestive gland weight loss is disproportionate to body weight loss in starvation); (iii) oro-anal transit time requiring novel, standardized techniques to facilitate comparative studies of species and diets; (iv) defecation frequency and analysis of fecal color (diet dependent) and composition (parasites, biomarkers, and cytology); (v) digestive tract endoscopy, but passage of the esophagus through the brain is a technical challenge; (vi) high resolution ultrasound that offers the possibility of imaging the morphology of the digestive tract (e...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662204/validation-of-an-algorithm-to-identify-children-with-biopsy-proven-celiac-disease-from-within-health-administrative-data-an-assessment-of-health-services-utilization-patterns-in-ontario-canada
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Jason Chan, David R Mack, Douglas G Manuel, Nassim Mojaverian, Joseph de Nanassy, Eric I Benchimol
IMPORTANCE: Celiac disease (CD) is a common pediatric illness, and awareness of gluten-related disorders including CD is growing. Health administrative data represents a unique opportunity to conduct population-based surveillance of this chronic condition and assess the impact of caring for children with CD on the health system. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to validate an algorithm based on health administrative data diagnostic codes to accurately identify children with biopsy-proven CD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649913/faecal-calprotectin-detects-subclinical-bowel-inflammation-and-may-predict-treatment-response-in-spondyloarthritis
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R D Østgård, B W Deleuran, M Y Dam, I T Hansen, A G Jurik, H Glerup
OBJECTIVE: Intestinal inflammation is frequent in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA). Here, we test the validity of faecal calprotectin as a marker of intestinal inflammation in SpA patients and evaluate the response of adalimumab in patients with and without intestinal lesions. METHOD: Patients were included on the basis of active SpA with a Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index ≥ 4. After a 4 week non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug washout period, patients were divided into two groups based on faecal calprotectin level (> 100 mg/kg, n = 15, and < 50 mg/kg, n = 15)...
June 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644575/comparison-of-10-days-levofloxacin-bismuth-based-quadruple-therapy-and-levofloxacin-based-triple-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-therapy
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Tzung-Shiun Wu, Ping-I Hsu, Chao-Hung Kuo, Huang-Ming Hu, I-Chen Wu, Sophie S W Wang, Yen-Hsu Chen, Deng-Chyang Wu, Wei-Wen Su, Fu-Chen Kuo
BACKGROUND: This was a prospective study, the aid was to prove if levofloxacin plus Bismuth-based quadruple therapy was more effective than levofloxacin-based triple therapy after failure of first-line therapies. METHODS: We collected total of 67 patients, who was infected by H.pylori. Patients were enrolled and were randomly assigned to two groups; one was levofloxacin plus Bismuth-based quadruple therapy (RBAL group) (Rabeprazole 20 mg b.i.d., bismuth subcitrate 120 mg q...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644184/noninvasive-fecal-immunochemical-testing-and-fecal-calprotectin-predict-mucosal-healing-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Christopher Ma, Rowan Lumb, Emily V Walker, Rae R Foshaug, ThucNhi T Dang, Sanam Verma, Vivian W Huang, Karen I Kroeker, Karen Wong, Levinus A Dieleman, Richard N Fedorak, Brendan P Halloran
BACKGROUND: The noninvasive biomarkers fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) and fecal calprotectin (FCP) are sensitive for prediction of mucosal inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease. However, neither test has yet been shown to independently and accurately predict mucosal healing (MH). We aimed to assess the specificity of noninvasive FIT and FCP for MH prediction. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study of adult inflammatory bowel disease outpatients presenting for colonoscopy, stool samples for FIT and FCP were collected 48 hours before endoscopy...
June 20, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624578/accuracy-in-diagnosis-of-celiac-disease-without-biopsies-in-clinical-practice
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K J Werkstetter, I R Korponay-Szabó, A Popp, V Villanacci, M Salemme, G Heilig, S T Lillevang, M L Mearin, C Ribes-Koninckx, A Thomas, R Troncone, B Filipiak, M Mäki, J Gyimesi, M Najafi, J Dolinšek, S Dydensborg Sander, R Auricchio, A Papadopoulou, A Vécsei, P Szitanyi, E Donat, R Nenna, Ph Alliet, F Penagini, H Garnier-Lengliné, G Castillejo, K Kurppa, R Shamir, A C Hauer, F Smets, S Corujeira, M van Winckel, S Buderus, S Chong, S Husby, S Koletzko, Piotr Socha, Bozena Cukrowska, Hania Szajewska, Jan Wyhowski, Nailah Brown, Gauri Batra, Zrinjka Misak, Sven Seiwerth, Yulia Dmitrieva, Dmitry Abramov, Yvan Vandenplas, Annieta Goossens, Maaike W Schaart, V T H B M Smit, Nicolas Kalach, Pierre Gosset, Judit B Kovács, Anikó Nagy, Ilona Lellei, Rita Kőbányai, Katayoun Khatami, Maryam Monajemzadeh, Konstantina Dimakou, Amalia Patereli, Tine Plato Hansen, Rajko Kavalar, Miguel Bolonio, Hubert Kogler, Gabriele Amann, Roberta Kosova, Mariantonia Maglio, Elke Janssens, Ruth Achten, Pavel Frűhauf, Helena Skálová, Thomas Kirchner, Laura Petrarca, Fabio Massimo Magliocca, Francesc Martínez, Vanesa Morente, Sonja Thanner-Lechner, Manfred Ratschek, Marco Gasparetto, Liz Hook, Danielle Canioni, Catherine Wanty, Anne Mourin, Kaija Laurila, Martine Vornane, Vered Nachmias Friedler, Sara L Morgenstern, Jorge Amil Dias, Fátima Carneiro, Stephanie Van Biervliet, Saskia Vande Velde, Hany Banoub, Steve Sampson, Annette M Müller, Adina Ene, Mandana Rafeey, Iran Amir Taher Eftekhar Sadat
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The guidelines of the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition allow for diagnosis of celiac disease without biopsies in children with symptoms and levels of immunoglobulin A against tissue-transglutaminase (TGA-IgA) 10-fold or more the upper limit of normal (ULN), confirmed by detection of endomysium antibodies (EMA) and positivity for HLA-DQ2/DQ8. We performed a large, international prospective study to validate this approach. METHODS: We collected data from consecutive pediatric patients (18 years or younger) on a gluten-containing diet who tested positive for TGA-IgA from November 2011 through May 2014, seen at 33 pediatric gastroenterology units in 21 countries...
June 15, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623665/position-paper-on-olfactory-dysfunction
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T Hummel, K L Whitcroft, P Andrews, A Altundag, C Cinghi, R M Costanzo, M Damm, J Frasnelli, H Gudziol, N Gupta, A Haehner, E Holbrook, S C Hong, D Hornung, K B Hüttenbrink, R Kamel, M Kobayashi, I Konstantinidis, B N Landis, D A Leopold, A Macchi, T Miwa, R Moesges, J Mullol, C A Mueller, G Ottaviano, G C Passali, C Philpott, J M Pinto, V J Ramakrishnan, P Rombaux, Y Roth, R A Schlosser, B Shu, G Soler, P Stjärne, B A Stuck, J Vodicka, A Welge-Luessen
BACKGROUND: Olfactory dysfunction is an increasingly recognised condition, associated with reduced quality of life and major health outcomes such as neurodegeneration and death. However, translational research in this field is limited by heterogeneity in methodological approach, including definitions of impairment, improvement and appropriate assessment techniques. Accordingly, effective treatments for smell loss are limited. In an effort to encourage high quality and comparable work in this field, among others, we propose the following ideas and recommendations...
June 17, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600220/the-belgian-national-registry-on-chronic-pancreatitis-a-prospective-multi-centre-study-covering-more-than-800-patients-in-one-year
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M Fernandez, M Arvanitakis, C Musala, J Devière, W Van Steenbergen, V Putzeys, F Ausloos, B Bastens, P Gast, G Roeyen, F Berrevoet, I Scheers, M Delhaye, P H Deprez
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The epidemiology, natural history, complications, and therapeutic management of chronic pancreatitis (CP) are not well described at the national level. This multi-centre prospective observational study involving eight Belgian hospitals aimed to improve the understanding of these aspects of CP in Belgium. METHODS: All patients with a diagnosis of CP based on imaging were eligible for this study. Data were gathered regarding epidemiology, etiology, CP complications, and treatment modalities...
May 26, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543334/the-use-of-selective-serotonin-receptor-inhibitors-ssris-is-not-associated-with-increased-risk-of-endoscopy-refractory-bleeding-rebleeding-or-mortality-in-peptic-ulcer-bleeding
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S B Laursen, G I Leontiadis, A J Stanley, J Hallas, O B Schaffalitzky de Muckadell
BACKGROUND: Observational studies have consistently shown an increased risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in users of selective serotonin receptor inhibitors (SSRIs), probably explained by their inhibition of platelet aggregation. Therefore, treatment with SSRIs is often temporarily withheld in patients with peptic ulcer bleeding. However, abrupt discontinuation of SSRIs is associated with development of withdrawal symptoms in one-third of patients. Further data are needed to clarify whether treatment with SSRIs is associated with poor outcomes, which would support temporary discontinuation of treatment...
May 23, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511234/indications-results-and-clinical-impact-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-eus-guided-sampling-in-gastroenterology-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-clinical-guideline-updated-january-2017
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Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Pierre H Deprez, Christian Jenssen, Julio Iglesias-Garcia, Alberto Larghi, Geoffroy Vanbiervliet, Guruprasad P Aithal, Paolo G Arcidiacono, Pedro Bastos, Silvia Carrara, László Czakó, Gloria Fernández-Esparrach, Paul Fockens, Àngels Ginès, Roald F Havre, Cesare Hassan, Peter Vilmann, Jeanin E van Hooft, Marcin Polkowski
For pancreatic solid lesions, ESGE recommends performing endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided sampling as first-line procedure when a pathological diagnosis is required. Alternatively, percutaneous sampling may be considered in metastatic disease.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence.In the case of negative or inconclusive results and a high degree of suspicion of malignant disease, ESGE suggests re-evaluating the pathology slides, repeating EUS-guided sampling, or surgery.Weak recommendation, low quality evidence...
July 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455160/long-term-follow-up-results-of-stepwise-radical-endoscopic-resection-for-barrett-s-esophagus-with-early-neoplasia
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Kamar Belghazi, Frederike G I van Vilsteren, Bas L A M Weusten, Sybren L Meijer, Jacques J G H M Bergman, Roos E Pouw
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Stepwise radical endoscopic resection (SRER) has shown to be effective in eradicating Barrett's esophagus (BE) and its associated dysplasia. The aim of this study was to assess the long-term durability after successful SRER for early Barrett's neoplasia. METHODS: Patients treated with SRER for BE ≤5 cm with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) or early cancer (EC) and who had reached complete eradication of intestinal metaplasia (CE-IM) and neoplasia (CE-neo) were included...
April 25, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447964/a-rare-cause-of-acute-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-ileal-lipoma-case-report
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E Manna, Fabrizio Maria Frattaroli, E Polettini, Aldo Nunziale, Giuseppe Pappalardo
Primary small bowel tumors account for 1-6% of all Gastrointestinal (G.I.) tract malignancies. Among these pedunculated lipomas are unusual. We report a case of a 66-year-old male with a history of G.I. hemorrhage and acute anemia, negative upper and lower endoscopies and a pedunculated lipoma in distal ileum, revealed by CT enterography. The patient was successfully treated by open surgery. Patients with G.I. hemorrhage and negative upper and lower endoscopies need an accurate evaluation of small bowel. Multislice CT enterography or Magnetic Resonance enteroclysis/ enterography represent the fastest and more accurate tools to obtain an exhaustive evaluation of small bowel...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378553/link-between-serum-pepsinogen-concentrations-and-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-findings
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Sang Pyo Lee, Sun Young Lee, Jeong Hwan Kim, In Kyung Sung, Hyung Seok Park, Chan Sup Shim
The serum pepsinogen (PG) assay findings are correlated with the status of Helicobacter pylori infection, but there are controversies on the link with upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopic findings. The aim of this study was to determine the significance of a serum PG assay for correlating with endoscopic findings in H. pylori-seroprevalent adult population. Korean adults who visited for a health check-up were included consecutively. Subjects after gastrectomy or H. pylori eradication were excluded. After completing the serum PG assay and anti-H...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335829/comparison-of-nasopharyngeal-and-guttural-pouch-specimens-to-determine-the-optimal-sampling-site-to-detect-streptococcus-equi-subsp-equi-carriers-by-dna-amplification
#15
Ashley G Boyle, Darko Stefanovski, Shelley C Rankin
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus equi subsp equi (S. equi) is the cause of "equine strangles" which is a highly infectious upper respiratory disease. Detection of S. equi is influenced by site of specimen collection, method of sampling, and type of diagnostic test that is performed. We hypothesized i) that a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay that targets the S. equi-specific eqbE gene would be more sensitive than a realtime PCR assay that targets the S. equi-specific seeI gene and ii) that LAMP of specimens obtained by guttural pouch lavage (GPL) would be more sensitive than LAMP of nasopharyngeal specimens to identify S...
March 23, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251485/endoscopic-treatment-of-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Daniel P Verges, Costas D Lallas, Scott G Hubosky, Demetrius H Bagley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aims to make the reader be aware of recent trends regarding the endoscopic management of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) via review of the urologic literature over the past 5 years. Given the rare incidence of this disease, and the lack of level 1 evidence, systematic reviews and meta-analyses were also evaluated. Studies of importance are also considered and outlined in the annotated reference section. RECENT FINDINGS: The PubMed database was queried using the following medical subject headings (MeSH terms): "carcinoma, transitional cell," "ureter," "ureteral neoplasms," "kidney pelvis," "endoscopy," "laser therapy," "ureteroscopy," "urologic surgical procedures," and "ureteroscopes...
April 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058561/percutaneous-peritoneal-lavage-for-the-rapid-staging-of-gastric-and-pancreatic-cancer
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Linda M Pak, Daniel G Coit, Anne A Eaton, Peter J Allen, Michael I D'Angelica, Ronald P DeMatteo, William R Jarnagin, Vivian E Strong, T Peter Kingham
BACKGROUND: Positive peritoneal cytology is classified as M1 disease in gastric and pancreatic cancer. While peritoneal cytology is typically obtained by laparoscopic peritoneal lavage, this study sought to examine the feasibility and safety of performing this percutaneously, with monitored anesthesia care and in combination with other diagnostic procedures to condense and expedite the staging process. METHODS: Patients with gastric or pancreatic cancer scheduled for laparoscopy with peritoneal lavage were prospectively enrolled to undergo intraoperative percutaneous peritoneal lavage prior to laparoscopic peritoneal lavage...
May 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042388/evidence-based-review-of-the-impact-of-image-enhanced-endoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-gastric-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Ikram Hussain, Tiing Leong Ang
Gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related death. Advanced stages of gastric cancers generally have grim prognosis. But, good prognosis can be achieved if such cancers are detected, diagnosed and resected at early stages. However, early gastric cancers and its precursors often produce only subtle mucosal changes and therefore quite commonly remain elusive at the conventional examination with white light endoscopy. Image-enhanced endoscopy makes mucosal lesions more conspicuous and can therefore potentially yield earlier and more accurate diagnoses...
December 16, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041649/development-of-a-nomogram-for-predicting-the-risk-of-anastomotic-leakage-after-a-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
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R-H Tu, J-X Lin, C-H Zheng, P Li, J-W Xie, J-B Wang, J Lu, Q-Y Chen, L-L Cao, M Lin, C-M Huang
AIMS: To investigate the incidence of and factors associated with anastomotic leakage (AL) following gastrectomy for gastric cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 3632 patients who underwent a laparoscopic gastrectomy or open gastrectomy for gastric cancer. A logistic regression model was used to identify the determinant variables, and a nomogram for AL was developed. RESULTS: A total of 3632 patients were included in the study, 50 of whom (1...
February 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882416/toward-more-efficient-surveillance-of-barrett-s-esophagus-identification-and-exclusion-of-patients-at-low-risk-of-cancer
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Mats Lindblad, Tim Bright, Ann Schloithe, George C Mayne, Gang Chen, Jeff Bull, Peter A Bampton, Robert J L Fraser, Piers A Gatenby, Louisa G Gordon, David I Watson
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic surveillance of Barrett's esophagus (BE) is probably not cost-effective. A sub-population with BE at increased risk of high-grade dysplasia (HGD) or esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) who could be targeted for cost-effective surveillance was sought. METHODS: The outcome for BE surveillance from 2003 to 2012 in a structured program was reviewed. Incidence rates and incidence rate ratios for developing HGD or EAC were calculated. Risk stratification identified individuals who could be considered for exclusion from surveillance...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
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