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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179089/a-snare-assisted-peroral-direct-choledochoscopy-and-pancreatoscopy-using-an-ultra-slim-upper-endoscope-a-case-series-study
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Yong-Hui Huang, Hong Chang, Wei Yao, Yao-Peng Zhang, Ke Li, Ye Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of a new snare-assisted peroral direct choledochoscopy/pancreatoscopy (PDCPS) technique. METHODS: From November 2014 through December 2016, 20 consecutive patients with indications for PDCPS were enrolled in this observational study. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography was initially performed using a conventional duodenoscope, and endoscopic papillary balloon dilation was performed. Next, an ultra-slim endoscope was inserted to perform the PDCPS; a snare tightened around the end of the scope's bending section facilitated its entry into the common bile duct (CBD)...
January 20, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162157/-comparison-of-three-surgical-patterns-for-cholecysto-choledocholithiasis
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J W Du, J H Jin, W X Hu, Z X Wang, H P Zhao
Objective: To investigate the clinical efficiencies of the three surgical patterns in the treatment of cholecysto-choledocholithiasis (CCL). Methods: A total of 157 patients with CCL, during the period from Janury 2012 to Janury 2016 at the Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, were divided into three groups according to surgical patterns: LC-LCBDE Group (laparoscopic cholecystectomy+ laparoscopic common bile duct exploration, n=49), ERCP-LC Group (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography+ laparoscopic cholecystectomy, n=51) and OC-OCBDE Group (open cholecystectomy+ open common bile duct exploration, n=57)...
January 24, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141552/a-periampullary-duodenal-diverticula-in-patient-with-choledocholithiasis-single-endoscopic-center-experience
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Piotr Major, Marcin Dembiński, Marek Winiarski, Michał Pędziwiatr, Mateusz Rubinkiewicz, Maciej Stanek, Jadwiga Dworak, Magdalena Pisarska, Kazimierz Rembiasz, Andrzej Budzyński
: The reported prevalence of periampullary duodenal diverticula varies between 9 and 32.8%. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of periampullary diverticula in the studied population and establish whether their presence influence the risk of choledocholithiasis and the risk of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP) related complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group of 3788 patients who underwent ERCP between 1996 and 2016 at the 2nd Department of General Surgery Jagiellonian University Medical College in Kraków were analyzed...
December 1, 2016: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138229/risk-factors-for-gallbladder-contractility-after-cholecystolithotomy-in-elderly-high-risk-surgical-patients
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Tao Wang, Hao Luo, Hong-Tao Yan, Guo-Hu Zhang, Wei-Hui Liu, Li-Jun Tang
OBJECTIVE: Cholecystolithiasis is a common disease in the elderly patient. The routine therapy is open or laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In the previous study, we designed a minimally invasive cholecystolithotomy based on percutaneous cholecystostomy combined with a choledochoscope (PCCLC) under local anesthesia. METHODS: To investigate the effect of PCCLC on the gallbladder contractility function, PCCLC and laparoscope combined with a choledochoscope were compared in this study...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119264/prospective-evaluation-of-the-short-access-cholangioscopy-for-stone-clearance-and-evaluation-of-indeterminate-strictures
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Athanasios D Sioulas, Muhammad A El-Masry, Stefan Groth, Guido Schachschal, Mario Anders, Thomas Rosch, Ulrike Denzer
BACKGROUND: Peroral cholangioscopy facilitates diagnosis and therapy of biliary disorders. This study prospectively evaluated a new short access cholangioscopy. METHODS: Consecutive patients were included as follows: difficult stones (group 1) underwent cholangioscopy with electrohydraulic lithotripsy and indeterminate biliary strictures (group 2) were evaluated with macroscopic assessment and cholangioscopy guided biopsy sampling. We evaluated the complete stone clearance rate (group 1) and diagnostic accuracy (group 2)...
February 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118992/evaluation-of-biliary-complications-on-magnetic-resonance-cholangiopancreatography-and-comparison-with-direct-cholangiography-after-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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B Garg, R Rastogi, S Gupta, H Rastogi, H Garg, V Chowdhury
AIM: To evaluate the imaging characteristics of biliary complications following liver transplantation on magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and its diagnostic accuracy in comparison with direct cholangiography. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study, 34 patients being evaluated for possible biliary complications after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) with abnormal MRCP findings were followed up for information regarding direct cholangiography either endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) within 7 days of MRCP...
January 21, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118676/short-term-outcome-of-total-clipless-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-complicated-gallbladder-stones-in-cirrhotic-patients
#7
Mohamed I Kassem, Ehab M Hassouna
BACKGROUND: Cirrhotic patients have been known to be more affected with gallstones than their non-cirrhotic counterparts; since laparoscopy was introduced, it has been generally approved as the standard approach for cholecystectomies with the exception of end-stage cirrhosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of clipless laparoscopic cholecystectomy using the harmonic scalpel in complicated cholelithiasis in cirrhotic patients. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on 62 cirrhotic patients presenting to the Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit in Alexandria Main University Hospital with complicated gallstones between March 2013 and March 2016...
January 24, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112963/case-of-drug-induced-acute-pancreatitis-produced-by-horsetail-infusions
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María Del Carmen García Gavilán, Antonio Miguel Moreno García, José Miguel Rosales Zabal, José María Navarro Jarabo, Andrés Sánchez Cantos
INTRODUCTION: The most frequent causes of acute pancreatitis are biliary stones, alcohol consumption, smoking and tumors. Some of them do not have any established cause, and they are catalogued as idiopathic pancreatitis. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 56-year-old woman with a history of bilateral adrenalectomy on hormone replacement therapy with corticosteroids, who has recurrent episodes of mild acute pancreatitis with an etiologic study (laboratory and imaging tests) without significant findings...
January 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104896/the-role-of-endoscopic-biliary-drainage-without-sphincterotomy-in-gallstone-patients-with-cholangitis-and-suspected-common-bile-duct-stones-not-detected-by-cholangiogram-or-intraductal-ultrasonography
#9
Hyeon Jeong Goong, Jong Ho Moon, Yun Nah Lee, Hyun Jong Choi, Seo-Youn Choi, Moon Han Choi, Min Jin Kim, Tae Hoon Lee, Sang-Heum Park, Hae Kyung Lee
Background/Aims: Treatment for cholangitis without common bile duct (CBD) stones has not been established in patients with gallstones. We investigated the usefulness of endoscopic biliary drainage (EBD) without endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) in patients diagnosed with gallstones and cholangitis without CBD stones by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and intraductal ultrasonography (IDUS). Methods: EBD using 5-F plastic stents without EST was performed prospectively in patients with gallstones and cholangitis if CBD stones were not diagnosed by ERCP and IDUS...
January 20, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101303/efficacy-of-multiple-biliary-stenting-for-refractory-benign-biliary-strictures-due-to-chronic-calcifying-pancreatitis
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Hiroshi Ohyama, Rintaro Mikata, Takeshi Ishihara, Yuji Sakai, Harutoshi Sugiyama, Shin Yasui, Toshio Tsuyuguchi
AIM: To investigate endoscopic therapy efficacy for refractory benign biliary strictures (BBS) with multiple biliary stenting and clarify predictors. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients with stones in the pancreatic head and BBS due to chronic pancreatitis who underwent endoscopic therapy were evaluated. Endoscopic insertion of a single stent failed in all patients. We used plastic stents (7F, 8.5F, and 10F) and increased stents at intervals of 2 or 3 mo. Stents were removed approximately 1 year after initial stenting...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090475/use-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-to-treat-inspissated-bile-syndrome-a-case-report
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Woo Young Jun, Min Jeng Cho, Hye Seung Han, Sun Hwan Bae
Inspissated bile syndrome (IBS) is a rare condition in which thick intraluminal bile, including bile plugs, sludge, or stones, blocks the extrahepatic bile ducts in an infant. A 5-week-old female infant was admitted for evaluation of jaundice and acholic stool. Diagnostic tests, including ultrasound sonography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, and a hepatobiliary scan, were not conclusive. Although the diagnosis was unclear, the clinical and laboratory findings improved gradually on administration of urodeoxycholic acid and lipid emulsion containing omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for 3 weeks...
December 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088773/epidemiology-and-outcome-of-acute-pancreatitis-in-end-stage-renal-disease-dialysis-patients-a-10-year-national-cohort-study
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Hung-Jui Chen, Jhi-Joung Wang, Wen-Ing Tsay, Shwu-Huey Her, Cheng-Heng Lin, Chih-Chiang Chien
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to determine the incidence and severity of acute pancreatitis (AP) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis and whether the dialysis modality [hemodialysis (HD) versus peritoneal dialysis (PD)] confers a higher risk for AP as well as complications or mortality related to AP. METHODS: We analyzed national health insurance claims data of 67 078 ESRD patients initiating dialysis between 1999 and 2007 in Taiwan...
January 14, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081327/biliary-stenting-in-difficult-common-bile-duct-stones-a-single-tertiary-center-experience
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Mahmut Yüksel, Selçuk Dişibeyaz, Mustafa Kaplan, Erkan Parlak, Hakan Yıldız, İhsan Ates, Ertuğrul Kayaçetin
BACKGROUND/AIM: We aimed to examine the effect of plastic biliary stenting in the treatment of common bile duct (CBD) stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data of 13,034 patients in our unit who had endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) between 2008 and 2015 were scanned retrospectively. RESULTS: A biliary stent was placed in 61 of 74 patients. While the plastic biliary stent was placed in patients, the mean stone size after the 1st ERCP was 20 mm and the bile duct size was 13 mm...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074277/patient-reported-outcomes-for-acute-gallstone-pathology
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Ed Parkin, Martyn Stott, Joy Brockbank, Simon Galloway, Ian Welch, Andrew Macdonald
BACKGROUND: A number of prominent surgical trials and clinical guidelines regard length of hospital stay and rates of daycase surgery as being of upmost importance following cholecystectomy. However, it is unclear whether these outcomes also matter to patients. This study aimed to identify the factors patients regard as most important when admitted with acute gallstone pathology. METHODS: A 41-item survey was produced by combining outcomes assessed in recent clinical trials with results from a preliminary patient questionnaire...
January 10, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062869/-large-balloon-dilation-for-removal-of-choledocholithiasis-difficult-to-extract-clinical-experience
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Luis Marin Calderón, Augusto Vera Calderón, Aldo Gómez Correa, Zenon Cervera Reyes, Milagros Dávalos Moscol, Edgar Alva Alva, Fernando Palacios Salas, Ramiro Díaz Ríos, Edson Guzmán Calderón, Grisley García Chihuan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the initial experience of the combined use of biliary sphincterotomy plus balloon dilatation of the papilla for management of large stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Design: Retrospective, descriptive. This study included 18 patients in whom a hydrostatic dilatation of the papilla with large balloons was performed between June 2012 and April 2014. Patients had multiple large stones, tapered distal common bile duct, previous sphincterotomy, or peri/ intradiverticular papilla...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054294/treatment-of-common-bile-duct-stones-in-gastric-bypass-patients-with-laparoscopic-transgastric-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
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Nina A Frederiksen, Louise Tveskov, Frederik Helgstrand, Lars Naver, Andrea Floyd
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass excludes the biliary tree from traditional evaluation and treatment with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Due to the initial rapid weight loss, gastric bypass patients have an increased risk of developing gallstones in the gallbladder as well as in the common bile duct. Various techniques to access the biliary tree have been described. The techniques are characterised by complexity and varying results. The aim of the present study was to assess both feasibility and outcome of laparoscopic-assisted transgastric ERCP in patients with gastric bypass...
January 4, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051233/giant-staghorn-common-bile-duct-calculus
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Mohamed Salah Jarrar, Mohamed Habib Ben Hadj Khalifa, Rafik Ghrissi, Imed Ben Mansour, Fehmi Hamila, Amine Elghali, Rached Letaief
Background - Stones in common bile duct are defined as 'large' if they are more than 15 mm in size. There are very few reports which describe a giant stone measuring 5 cm or more and exceptionally a staghorn calculus in the common bile duct. Purpose - The purpose is to report a new rare case of giant staghorn gallstone and discuss the diagnostic approach and therapeutic possibilities. Case report - We report a case of a giant staghorn common bile duct calculus in a 65-year-old patient. Its removal required 2 operations and an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with endoscopic sphincterotomy...
July 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044956/retained-common-bile-duct-lithiasis-at-a-pacient-with-periampullary-duodenal-diverticulum
#18
Ionuţ Simion Coman, Elena-Violeta Radu, Vasile Șandru, Ionuţ Cristinel Bârsan, Cristinel Dumitru Badiu, Gabriel Constantinescu, Valentin Titus Grigorean
Periampullary duodenal diverticula are associated with the presence of common bile duct stones, being encountered more frequently with the increase of age. We present the case of a 76 years old female patient, who underwents emergency surgery for a perforated lithiasic gangrenous acute cholecystitis and for whom we perform a cholecystectomy and an external biliary drainage using a transcystic tube. Both preoperative and postoperative imaging and endoscopic examinations certify the presence of a periampullary duodenal diverticulum...
November 2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035552/small-gallstone-size-and-delayed-cholecystectomy-increase-the-risk-of-recurrent-pancreatobiliary-complications-after-resolved-acute-biliary-pancreatitis
#19
Sung Bum Kim, Tae Nyeun Kim, Hyun Hee Chung, Kook Hyun Kim
INTRODUCTION: Acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP) is a severe complication of gallstone disease with considerable mortality, and its recurrence rate is reported as 50-90% for ABP patients who do not undergo cholecystectomy. However, the incidence of and risk factors for recurrent pancreatobiliary complications after the initial improvement of ABP are not well established in the literature. The aims of this study were to determine the risk factors for recurrent pancreatobiliary complications and to compare the outcomes between early (within 2 weeks after onset of pancreatitis) and delayed cholecystectomy in patients with ABP...
December 29, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018098/therapeutic-approaches-for-portal-biliopathy-a-systematic-review
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Irene Franceschet, Alberto Zanetto, Alberto Ferrarese, Patrizia Burra, Marco Senzolo
Portal biliopathy (PB) is defined as the presence of biliary abnormalities in patients with non-cirrhotic/non-neoplastic extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO) and portal cavernoma (PC). The pathogenesis of PB is due to ab extrinseco compression of bile ducts by PC and/or to ischemic damage secondary to an altered biliary vascularization in EHPVO and PC. Although asymptomatic biliary abnormalities can be frequently seen by magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in patients with PC (77%-100%), only a part of these (5%-38%) are symptomatic...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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