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Paul R Tarnasky
Post-cholecystectomy syndrome and the concept of a causal relationship to sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, despite the controversy, has presented a clinically relevant conflict for decades. Historically surgeons, and now gastroenterologists have expended tremendous efforts towards trying to better understand the dilemma that is confounded by unique patient phenotypes. Areas Covered: This review encompasses the literature from a century of experience on the topic of post-cholecystectomy syndrome. Relevant historical and anecdotal experiences are examined in the setting of insights from evaluation of recently available controlled data...
October 20, 2016: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Parth Patel, Arpan V Prabhu, Chester V Oddis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
Luciana Ghermandi, Natacha A Beletzky, Mónica I de Torres Curth, Facundo J Oddi
The overlapping zone between urbanization and wildland vegetation, known as the wildland urban interface (WUI), is often at high risk of wildfire. Human activities increase the likelihood of wildfires, which can have disastrous consequences for property and land use, and can pose a serious threat to lives. Fire hazard assessments depend strongly on the spatial scale of analysis. We assessed the fire hazard in a WUI area of a Patagonian city by working at three scales: landscape, community and species. Fire is a complex phenomenon, so we used a large number of variables that correlate a priori with the fire hazard...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
Rabindra R Watson, Jason Klapman, Srinadh Komanduri, Janak N Shah, Sachin Wani, Raman Muthusamy
BACKGROUND: Sphincter of Oddi manometry (SOM) is recommended in the evaluation of suspected Type II sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD2), though its utility is uncertain. Little is known about the practice of expert endoscopists in the United States regarding SOD2. METHODS: An anonymous electronic survey was distributed to 128 expert biliary endoscopists identified from U.S. advanced endoscopy training programs. RESULTS: The response rate was 46...
September 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Fernanda de Quadros Onófrio, Julio Carlos Pereira Lima, Guilherme Watte, Romnei Lenon Lehmen, Daniela Oba, Gabriela Camargo, Carlos Eduardo Oliveira Dos Santos
Background Acute pancreatitis is the most common complication after ERCP, occurring in about 4 % of the procedures. Only the placement of pancreatic duct prosthesis and the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have shown benefit in the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP). Although the benefit of rectal administration of indomethacin or diclofenac is recommended by some studies and society guidelines especially in a selected group of high-risk patients, there is so far, no standardization of time or route of NSAID administration...
September 20, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
V Filingeri, S Francioso, D Sforza, F Santopaolo, F M Oddi, G Tisone
OBJECTIVE: In the last decades, liver biopsy was the reference procedure for the diagnosis and follow-up of liver disease. Aim of present retrospective analysis was to assess the prevalence of complications and risk factors after Percutaneous Liver Biopsy (PLB) performed for diagnosis and staging in patients with chronic liver disease and for monitoring the graft in liver transplanted patients PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected from a total of 1.011 PLB performed with the Menghini technique between January 2004 and December 2014 at the Hepatology and Transplant Units of the University of Rome Tor Vergata...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Erol Çakmak, Özlem Yönem, Bülent Saraç, Mesut Parlak, Cumali Çelik, Hilmi Ataseven, İhsan Bağcivan
BACKGROUND: Relaxing the sphincter of Oddi (SO) is an important process during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures. This issue suggests that the easier the sphincterotomy and cannulation, the more post-ERCP complications decrease. AIMS: To compare the relaxant effects of ataciguat (a novel soluble guanylyl cyclase activator) and zaprinast (an inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 5) on sheep SO in vitro, thus testing whether they can be used during ERCP...
July 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
Edward Kim, Michael J Oddy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: BMJ Case Reports
David Zagalsky, Martin Alejandro Guidi, Cecilia Curvale, Juan Lasa, Julio de Maria, Hernan Ianniccillo, Hui Jer Hwang, Raúl Matano
BACKGROUND: The most common adverse event of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is pancreatitis. Precut sphincterotomy has been regarded as a risk factor. Some authors have stated that early precut may actually reduce post-ERCP pancreatitis risk. However, early precut as a preventive measure has not been compared to other preventive measures, such as pancreatic duct stent placement. AIM: To compare the efficacy of early precut sphincterotomy versus pancreatic duct stent placement in high-risk subjects undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for the prevention of post-endoscopic cholangiopancreatography...
September 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Young Koog Cheon, Tae Yoon Lee, Soo-Nyung Kim, Chan Sup Shim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (≤8 mm in diameter) preserves sphincter of Oddi (SO) function. However, it is still unknown whether papillary function is preserved after endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation (EPLBD, ≥12 mm in diameter). We investigated SO function after EPLBD with or without endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) by endoscopic manometry, up to 1 year post-procedure. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized study involving patients with bile duct stones ≥ 12 mm...
September 2, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Kondal Rao Kyanam Kabir Baig, Charles Melbern Wilcox
Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is a complex pathophysiologic entity that is associated with significant morbidity causing abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. The purpose of this review is to describe the anatomy and physiology of the sphincter of Oddi, to understand the pathologic mechanisms thought to be responsible for symptomatology, review recent major studies, explore endoscopic and pharmacologic therapies and their efficacy, and to explore future research avenues.
2016: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
María-Victoria Alvarez-Sanchez, Inés Oria, Olivia B Luna, Jean Pialat, Rodica Gincul, Christine Lefort, Raphael Bourdariat, Fabien Fumex, Vincent Lepilliez, Jean Yves Scoazec, Angel Salgado-Barreira, Anne Isabelle Lemaistre, Bertrand Napoléon
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic role of endoscopic papillectomy (EP) for early ampullary cancer (AC) is still controversial. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the curative potential of EP for early AC and to identify predictors of lymph node metastases (LNMs). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 173 patients who were prospectively included in a database and who underwent EP between 1999 and 2013. Adenocarcinoma was present in 28 resected specimens. An additional surgery was proposed in cases of duodenal submucosal infiltration, duct ingrowth, R1 resection or lymphovascular invasion...
August 16, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Yuri Koumpan, Dale Engen, Robert Tanzola, Tarit Saha
Sphincter of Oddi spasm from opioids has been documented, presenting as severe epigastric pain and potentially overlooked in a differential diagnosis. We present a case of sphincter of Oddi spasm from periarticular morphine in a patient under spinal anesthesia, causing severe distress and treated effectively with glucagon. It is important for anesthesiologists using opioids to consider it as a cause of perioperative pain and be familiar with treatment as it may be refractory by conventional use of opioids for pain relief...
October 1, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Vishal Sharma, Surinder Singh Rana, Vinita Chaudhary, Narendra Dhaka, Manish Manrai, Jegan Sivalingam, Ravi Sharma, Usha Dutta, Deepak Kumar Bhasin
Double duct sign where there is a simultaneous dilatation of both the common bile duct (CBD) and pancreatic duct is usually associated with sinister causes like malignancies of pancreatic head or ampulla. Occasionally, benign causes like chronic pancreatitis or sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) may cause double duct sign. Chronic opium abuse is a rare cause of the double duct sign, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) findings of this rare entity have been occasionally reported. We report about a 54-year-old male with a history of chronic alcohol and opioid abuse evaluated for episodes of abdominal pain and found to have opioid-related SOD and improved with biliary sphincterotomy...
July 2016: Endoscopic Ultrasound
R Christian Solem, Antonio Ruellas, Arthur Miller, Katherine Kelly, Joni L Ricks-Oddie, Lucia Cevidanes
INTRODUCTION: Disordered craniofacial development frequently results in definitive facial asymmetries that can significantly impact a person's social and functional well-being. The mandible plays a prominent role in defining facial symmetry and, as an active region of growth, commonly acquires asymmetric features. Additionally, syndromic mandibular asymmetry characterizes craniofacial microsomia (CFM), the second most prevalent congenital craniofacial anomaly (1:3000 to 1:5000 live births) after cleft lip and palate...
August 2016: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
M Pereira, S Gohin, N Lund, A Hvid, P J Smitham, M J Oddy, I Reichert, D Farlay, J P Roux, M E Cleasby, C Chenu
: In contrast to previously reported elevations in serum sclerostin levels in diabetic patients, the present study shows that the impaired bone microarchitecture and cellular turnover associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)-like conditions in ZDF rats are not correlated with changes in serum and bone sclerostin expression. INTRODUCTION: T2DM is associated with impaired skeletal structure and a higher prevalence of bone fractures. Sclerostin, a negative regulator of bone formation, is elevated in serum of diabetic patients...
July 28, 2016: Osteoporosis International
Tiziana Bisogno, Sergio Oddi, Alessandra Piccoli, Domenico Fazio, Mauro Maccarrone
Based on its wide expression in immune cells, type-2 cannabinoid (CB2) receptors were traditionally thought to act as "peripheral receptors" with an almost exclusively immunomodulatory function. However, their recent identification in mammalian brain areas, as well as in distinct neuronal cells, has opened the way to a re-consideration of CB2 signaling in the context of brain pathophysiology, synaptic plasticity and neuroprotection. To date, accumulated evidence from several independent preclinical studies has offered new perspectives on the possible involvement of CB2 signaling in brain and spinal cord traumatic injury, as well as in the most relevant neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's chorea...
September 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
K Chakhunashvili, I Pavlenishvili, M Kakabadze, D Kordzaia, D Chakhunashvili, Z Kakabadze
Treatment of biliary atresia is a major challenge in pediatric surgery. Early diagnosis and availability of Kasai procedure with its modern modifications improve outcome of biliary atresia treatment. But Kasai procedure does not fully restore anatomical integrity of biliary tract, because Oddi sphincter is not included in reconstructed system. Constant reflux of intestinal content into the biliary tree is a cause of recurrent cholangitis and change in biliary epithelium that, which is a predisposing factor for cholangiocarcinoma...
June 2016: Georgian Medical News
Tilak Shah, Alvin Zfass, Mitchell L Schubert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Jenny A Mountain, Anett Nyaradi, Wendy H Oddy, Rebecca A Glauert, Nick H de Klerk, Leon M Straker, Fiona J Stanley
The Western Australian Data Linkage System is one of a few comprehensive, population-based data linkage systems worldwide, creating links between information from different sources relating to the same individual, family, place or event, while maintaining privacy. The Raine Study is an established cohort study with more than 2000 currently active participants. Individual consent was obtained from participants for information in publicly held databases to be linked to their study data. A waiver of consent was granted where it was impracticable to obtain consent...
2016: Public Health Research & Practice
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