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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218673/results-of-endoscopic-vacuum-assisted-closure-device-for-treatment-of-upper-gi-leaks
#1
Marc Bludau, Hans F Fuchs, Till Herbold, Martin K H Maus, Hakan Alakus, Felix Popp, Jessica M Leers, Christiane J Bruns, Arnulf H Hölscher, Wolfgang Schröder, Seung-Hun Chon
BACKGROUND: Esophageal perforations and postoperative leakage of esophagogastrostomies are considered to be life-threatening conditions due to the potential development of mediastinitis and consecutive sepsis. Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) techniques, a well-established treatment method for superficial infected wounds, are based on a negative pressure applied to the wound via a vacuum-sealed sponge. Endoluminal VAC (E-VAC) therapy as a treatment for GI leakages in the rectum was introduced in 2008...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216840/over-the-scope-clip-pre-mounted-onto-a-double-balloon-enteroscope-for-fast-and-successful-closure-of-post-emr-jejunal-perforation-case-report
#2
Flaminia Purchiaroni, Takeshi Nakajima, Taku Sakamoto, Seiichiro Abe, Yutaka Saito
BACKGROUND: Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a rare, autosomal dominant disease clinically characterized by the early onset of many adenomatous polyps throughout the colon, which turn into colon cancer, if left untreated. In FAP patients, polyps can also occur in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, especially in the duodenum. Adenomas beyond duodenum are rare and mostly located in the proximal jejunum and distal ileum. The management of such polyps can be either surgical or endoscopic, depending on the features of the polyp, Spigelman stage and patient's clinical conditions...
December 8, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158179/prognostic-factors-affecting-outcomes-in-patients-with-malignant-gi-bleeding-treated-with-a-novel-endoscopically-delivered-hemostatic-powder
#3
Rapat Pittayanon, Rungsun Rerknimitr, Alan Barkun
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Endoscopic hemostatic techniques remain poorly effective for GI tumor bleeding. We assessed Tc-325 (Hemospray) for this indication and determined possible predictors of decreased recurrent bleeding and improved 6-month survival in affected patients. METHODS: This retrospective study identified 99 patients with active malignant GI bleeding (primary or metastatic) treated with Tc-325. Eleven patients were excluded because of incomplete data. Data on patient characteristics and possible predictive factors of early (72-hour) and delayed (7, 14 and 30-day) recurrent bleeding, as well as six-month survival, were collected...
November 17, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124121/patients-comorbidities-reduce-the-clinical-value-of-emergency-colonoscopy-results-of-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#4
Cristiano Cremone, Anouk Esch, Charlotte Gagniere, Alessandro Fugazza, Faria Mesli, Michael Levy, Aurelien Amiot, Alexis Laurent, Yann LeBaleur, Francois Hemery, Nicolas De'Angelis, Francesco Brunetti, Iradj Sobhani
Background and study aims:  Urgent endoscopy is often used to diagnose and sometimes treat acute upper gastrointestinal syndromes (hemorrhage, toxic ingestion, and occlusion). However, its suitability concerning the management of lower gastrointestinal conditions in emergency circumstances is controversial. Patients and methods:  We studied the role of emergency colonoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of all consecutive patients presenting with acute lower gastrointestinal symptoms referred to our hospital on an emergency basis...
November 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102872/shoulder-balance-in-lenke-type-2-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-should-we-fuse-to-the-second-thoracic-vertebra
#5
Huiliang Yang, Gi Hye Im, Bowen Hu, Lei Wang, Chunguang Zhou, Limin Liu, Yueming Song
OBJECTIVES: There are many different systems recommending upper instrumented vertebra (UIV) for Lenke type 2 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), several of which suggest that all Lenke type 2 AIS patients should be fused to the second thoracic vertebra (T2). However, all previously proposed UIV selecting systems do not accurately predict postoperative shoulder balance. We investigated whether fusing to T2 could prevent postoperative shoulder imbalance and identified circumstances under which to fuse up to T2...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031177/giant-gastric-lipoma-presenting-as-gi-bleed-enucleation-or-resection
#6
Salah Termos, Ossama Reslan, Omar Alqabandi, Abdullah AlDuwaisan, Saud Al-Subaie, Khalifa Alyatama, Mohammad Alali, Ahmad AlSaleh
INTRODUCTION: Gastric lipomas are unusual benign lesions and account for less than 1% of all tumours of the stomach and 5% of all gastrointestinal lipomas (Thompson et al.2003; Fernandez et al. 1983 [1,2]). Although predominantly asymptomatic and indolent; they may present with gastric outlet obstruction and upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding owing to size and ulceration. Only a few cases have been reported, presenting large in size with massive GI bleeding (Alcalde Escribano et al...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991077/surveillance-of-duodenal-polyposis-in-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-should-the-spigelman-score-be-modified
#7
EDITORIAL
Isabelle Sourrouille, Jérémie H Lefèvre, Conor Shields, Chrystelle Colas, Jerôme Bellanger, Benoît Desaint, Francois Paye, Emmanuel Tiret, Yann Parc
BACKGROUND: Duodenal polyposis is a manifestation of adenomatous polyposis that predisposes to duodenal or ampullary adenocarcinoma. Duodenal polyposis is monitored by upper GI endoscopies and may require iterative resections and prophylactic radical surgical treatment when malignancy is threatening. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate severity scoring for surveillance and treatment in a large series of duodenal polyposis. DESIGN: From 1982 to 2014, every patient surveyed by upper GI endoscopies for duodenal polyposis was included...
November 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987713/radiographic-measurement-of-intestinal-length-among-children-with-short-bowel-syndrome-retrospective-determination-remains-problematic
#8
Cristine S Velazco, Brenna S Fullerton, Joseph A Brazzo, Charles R Hong, Tom Jaksic, Carol E Barnewolt
PURPOSE: Small bowel length is the most reliable predictor of enteral independence in pediatric short bowel syndrome. Retrospectively measured bowel lengths on upper GI with small bowel follow-through (UGI/SBFT) were compared to operative measurements. METHODS: A pediatric radiologist and surgical trainees blinded to operative measurements retrospectively analyzed UGI/SBFT studies using the digital radiography curved measurement tool. Children with SBS and severe intestinal failure (parenteral nutrition >90days) at a multidisciplinary intestinal failure program 2002-2015 were included...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919600/modified-blatchford-score-for-risk-stratification-in-adult-patient-with-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage-and-their-short-term-hospital-outcome
#9
M S Islam, M Z Uddin, M S Ali, M N Islam, M H Rahman, I H Robi, M M Haque, M W Rahman, M A Uddin, F Ahamed, M S Malek, M A Kabir, M S Rahman, A U Khan, F A Doel
Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH) is one of the most common and life-threatening gastrointestinal emergency. There are several risk scores for risk stratification in UGIB patients. The Modified Blatchford score, which relies only on clinical and laboratory parameters, is practical in the emergency setting The Modified Blatchford scoring system also known as Glasgow Blatchford Scoring (GBS) have been developed to stratify risk of non variceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage or need of medical or surgical intervention, endoscopic therapy...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892958/correlation-of-serum-prolactin-level-to-child-pugh-scoring-system-in-cirrhosis-of-liver
#10
Chaitanya H Balakrishnan, H Rajeev
INTRODUCTION: With the growing incidence of liver cirrhosis among Asians, the use of a biomarker such as prolactin, indicates the severity of the disease, its complications and serves as a tool for early intervention. AIM: To compare the efficacy of serum prolactin to the Child Pugh scoring system in cirrhosis of the liver and establish that serum prolactin is an early marker for complications of cirrhosis of the liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a comparative study on 60 patients admitted to the Department of General Medicine, KIMS from June 2014 to November 2015...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881875/efficacy-safety-and-long-term-outcome-of-serial-endoscopic-balloon-dilation-for-upper-gastrointestinal-crohn-s-disease-associated-strictures-a-cohort-study
#11
Amandeep Singh, Neha Agrawal, Satya Kurada, Rocio Lopez, Hermann Kessler, Jessica Philpott, Bo Shen, Bret Lashner, Florian Rieder
Background: Gastric and duodenal Crohn's disease [CD]-associated strictures are rare. Evidence on endoscopic balloon dilation [EBD] of upper gastrointestinal [GI] CD strictures is limited, in particular in respect to serial dilations. Methods: Prospective short- and long-term outcome data as well as complication rates on a cohort of upper GI CD-associated stricture dilations [stomach and duodenum] were collected from 1999 to 2015. Factors linked with clinical and technical success, long-term efficacy and complication rates were investigated...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839323/upper-gastrointestinal-tract-symptoms-are-predictors-of-postoperative-large-pericardial-effusion-in-cardiac-surgery
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Muhammad Sher-I-Murtaza, Mirza Ahmad Raza Baig, Haider Zaman
In this prospective observational study we evaluated the clinical symptoms in patients who presented with early or late significant pericardial effusion after cardiac surgery and underwent its open drainage in our institution. It was a series of 35 patients where the clinical symptoms and lab investigations were recorded. There were 21 male and 14 female (3:2). Majority of patients presented with postoperative large pericardial effusion within 2 -3 weeks of cardiac surgery. Eighteen (51.4%) patients presented with predominantly nonspecific upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT) symptoms like nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and epigastric discomfort, 29 (82...
August 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815078/surgical-anatomy-of-the-omental-bursa-and-the-stomach-based-on-a-minimally-invasive-approach-different-approaches-and-technical-steps-to-resection-and-lymphadenectomy
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Hylke J F Brenkman, Nicole I van der Wielen, Jelle P Ruurda, Maarten S van Leeuwen, Joris J G Scheepers, Donald L van der Peet, Richard van Hillegersberg, Ronald L A W Bleys, Miguel A Cuesta
BACKGROUND: It is imperative for surgeons to have a proper knowledge of the omental bursa in order to perform an adequate dissection during minimally invasive surgery (MIS) of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This study aimed to describe (1) the various approaches which can be used to enter the bursa and to perform a complete lymphadenectomy, (2) the boundaries and anatomical landmarks of the omental bursa as seen during MIS, and (3) whether a bursectomy should be performed for oncological reasons in upper GI cancer...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804920/thiopurines-prevented-surgical-recurrence-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-after-intestinal-resection-strategy-based-on-risk-stratification
#14
Jing Guo, Bai-Li Chen, Zhi-Hui Chen, Xia-Peng Luo, Yun Qiu, Sheng-Hong Zhang, Rui Feng, Yao He, Zhi-Rong Zeng, Xin-Ming Song, Shomron Ben-Horin, Ren Mao, Min-Hu Chen
BACKGROUND: Thiopurines (TPs) are effective in reducing risk of clinical and endoscopic recurrence in postoperative patients with Crohn's disease (CD). However, whether TPs could prevent surgical recurrence (SR) remains unknown. AIM: To explore whether TPs could prevent SR and identify risk factors associated with SR in postoperative CD patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 246 postoperative patients with CD. Cox proportional hazard model was used to identify risk factors for SR...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802556/randomized-sham-controlled-trials-in-endoscopy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-adverse-events
#15
REVIEW
Allison R Schulman, Violeta Popov, Christopher C Thompson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sham procedures in endoscopy are used with the intention of controlling for placebo response, potentially allowing more precise evaluation of treatment effect. Nevertheless, this type of study may impose significant risk without potential benefit for those in the sham group. The aim of the current study was to systematically review and analyze the endoscopic literature to assess the safety of sham controls. METHODS: MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched for endoscopic sham procedures for all dates to July 2017...
December 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797755/failure-to-rescue-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-esophageal-or-gastric-cancer
#16
MULTICENTER STUDY
L A Busweiler, D Henneman, J L Dikken, M Fiocco, M I van Berge Henegouwen, B P Wijnhoven, R van Hillegersberg, C Rosman, M W Wouters, J W van Sandick
BACKGROUND: Complex surgical procedures such as esophagectomy and gastrectomy for cancer are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to evaluate trends in postoperative morbidity, mortality, and associated failure-to-rescue (FTR), in patients who underwent a potentially curative resection for esophageal or gastric cancer in the Netherlands, and to investigate differences between the two groups. METHODS: All patients with esophageal or gastric cancer who underwent a potentially curative resection, registered in the Dutch Upper GI Cancer Audit (DUCA) between 2011 and 2014, were included...
October 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761643/a-prospective-randomised-trial-of-isolated-pathogens-of-surgical-site-infections-ssi
#17
Konstantinos Alexiou, Ioannis Drikos, Maria Terzopoulou, Nikolaos Sikalias, Argyrios Ioannidis, Nikolaos Economou
BACKGROUND: Every surgical wound is colonized by bacteria, but only a small percentage displays symptoms of infection. The distribution of pathogens isolated in surgical site infections has not significantly changed over the last decades. Staph. Aureus, Coag(-) Staphylococci, Enterococcus spp and E. Coli are the main strains appearing. In addition, a continuously rising proportion of surgical site infections caused by resistant bacterial species (MRSA, C. Albicans) has been reported...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760134/life-threatening-bleeding-from-gastric-dieulafoy-s-lesion-in-a-pregnant-woman-with-hellp-syndrome-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Chen Si, Zhu Xiuli, Xie Li, Jia Yong, Zhou Ying, Zhang Kaiguang
BACKGROUND: Dieulafoy's lesion (DL) is one of the rare causes of upper gastrointestional bleeding. This disease is characterized by small sub-mucosal arteriole that eroded the stomach mucosa and cause severe upper GI bleeding without obvious ulceration. The most common location is fundus area of stomach and usually affects patients over 50 years of age with multiple comorbidities. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of life-threatening bleeding from DL during late pregnancy 31 weeks...
July 31, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755160/successful-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-in-prone-position-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer-and-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-report-of-three-cases
#19
Koji Shindo, Eishi Nagai, Toshinaga Nabae, Toru Eguchi, Taiki Moriyama, Kenoki Ohuchida, Tatsuya Manabe, Takao Ohtsuka, Yoshinao Oda, Makoto Hashizume, Masafumi Nakamura
BACKGROUND: An aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) with an associated nonrecurrent right inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN) is a relatively rare anomaly that occurs at a frequency of 0.3 to 2.0% of the general population. NRILN has been mainly documented in the head and neck region; it has been rarely described in patients with esophageal cancer, especially those undergoing thoracoscopic surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for esophageal cancer (VATS-E) is becoming more widespread as a reliable minimally invasive surgical procedure associated with reduced perioperative complications...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742708/postoperative-outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-gastrectomy-versus-open-gastrectomy-during-the-early-introduction-of-minimally-invasive-gastrectomy-in-the-netherlands-a-population-based-cohort-study
#20
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Hylke J F Brenkman, Suzanne S Gisbertz, Annelijn E Slaman, Lucas Goense, Jelle P Ruurda, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Richard van Hillegersberg
OBJECTIVE: To compare postoperative outcomes of minimally invasive gastrectomy (MIG) to open gastrectomy (OG) for cancer during the introduction of MIG in the Netherlands. BACKGROUND: Between 2011 and 2015, the use of MIG increased from 4% to 53% in the Netherlands. METHODS: This population-based cohort study included all patients with curable gastric adenocarcinoma that underwent gastrectomy between 2011 and 2015, registered in the Dutch Upper GI Cancer Audit...
November 2017: Annals of Surgery
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