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Katherine Lincoln, Jessica Hyde
BACKGROUND: In recent years, a new technology for autologous epidermal harvesting has been developed to produce epidermal skin grafts (ESGs) for use over wounds. This technology employs negative pressure and heat to raise the epidermal skin layer, allowing for consistent and reproducible epidermal harvesting. The aim of this case series is to present the authors' experience using an automated, epidermal harvesting system to produce ESGs to treat wounds of patients with multiple comorbidities...
October 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Guangxia Miao, Shigeo Hayashi
Extrinsic branching factors promote the elongation and migration of tubular organs. In the Drosophila tracheal system, Branchless/Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) stimulates the branching program by specifying tip cells that acquire motility and lead branch migration to a specific destination. Tip cells have two alternative cell fates: the terminal cell (TC), which elongates the cytoplasmic extension with intracellular lumen, and the fusion cell (FC), which mediates branch connections to form tubular networks...
October 14, 2016: Development
James E East, Jasper L Vleugels, Philip Roelandt, Pradeep Bhandari, Raf Bisschops, Evelien Dekker, Cesare Hassan, Gareth Horgan, Ralf Kiesslich, Gaius Longcroft-Wheaton, Ana Wilson, Jean-Marc Dumonceau
Background and aim: This technical review is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). It addresses the utilization of advanced endoscopic imaging in gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. Methods: This technical review is based on a systematic literature search to evaluate the evidence supporting the use of advanced endoscopic imaging throughout the GI tract. Technologies considered include narrowed-spectrum endoscopy (narrow band imaging [NBI]; flexible spectral imaging color enhancement [FICE]; i-Scan digital contrast [I-SCAN]), autofluorescence imaging (AFI), and confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE)...
October 6, 2016: Endoscopy
Ying Zhang, Yisong Chen, Keqin Hua
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe our technique of robotic assisted reconstruction of cervix and vagina by SIS (small intestinal sub-mucosa, SIS) graft and fusion of hemi-uterus. DESIGN: Step-by-step explanation of the procedure using video. SETTING: Congenital complete vaginal and cervical atresia is rare. Some patient has urinary system abnormality. No standardized surgical treatment guideline was available and the performance is varying for each patient...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Pentti K Heinonen
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the distribution of Müllerian duct anomalies in two verified classifications of female genital tract malformations, and the presence of associated renal defects. STUDY DESIGN: 621 women with confirmed female genital tract anomalies were retrospectively grouped under the European (ESHRE/ESGE) and the American (AFS) classification. The diagnosis of uterine malformation was based on findings in hysterosalpingography, two-dimensional ultrasonography, endoscopies, laparotomy, cesarean section and magnetic resonance imaging in 97...
September 20, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Katarzyna Karpińska-Kaczmarczyk, Andrzej Białek, Magdalena Lewandowska, Ewa Dobak, Małgorzata Ławniczak, Elżbieta Urasińska
OBJECTIVE: Early gastric cancer (EGC) is defined as cancer invasion confined to the mucosa or submucosa, irrespective of lymph node metastasis. Recently endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been widely accepted for the treatment for dysplasia and EGC without lymph node metastases. While the method has been advanced in Far East countries, ESD is still being developed in Europe and has not gained enough popularity although it has been recommended as the treatment of choice for superficial gastric neoplastic lesions by European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) in 2015...
December 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Matthew A Dragovich, Daniel Chester, Bingmei M Fu, Chenyu Wu, Yan Xu, Michael S Goligorsky, X Frank Zhang
The endothelial surface glycocalyx (ESG) is a carbohydrate-rich layer found on the vascular endothelium, serving critical functions in the mechanotransduction of blood flow induced forces. One of the most important protective functions of the ESG is to mediate the production of nitric oxide (NO) in response to blood flow. However, the detailed mechanism underlying ESG's mechanotransduction of the production of NO has not been completely identified. Herein, using the cultured rat brain microvascular endothelial cells (bEnd...
September 28, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
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October 2016: Endoscopy
Lai Yang, Jiaping Wang
Recently, reports have described successful endovascular stent graft (ESG) treatment of patients with acute type A aortic dissection. We report 1 ESG treatment for this condition and the complication of a new aneurysm formation during a 6-month follow-up.
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Manon C W Spaander, Todd H Baron, Peter D Siersema, Lorenzo Fuccio, Brigitte Schumacher, Àngels Escorsell, Juan-Carlos Garcia-Pagán, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Massimo Conio, Antonella de Ceglie, Janusz Skowronek, Marianne Nordsmark, Thomas Seufferlein, André Van Gossum, Cesare Hassan, Alessandro Repici, Marco J Bruno
This Guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), endorsed by the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), the European Society of Digestive Endoscopy (ESDO), and the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN). The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system was adopted to define the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence. Main recommendations for malignant disease 1 ESGE recommends placement of partially or fully covered self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) for palliative treatment of malignant dysphagia over laser therapy, photodynamic therapy, and esophageal bypass (strong recommendation, high quality evidence)...
October 2016: Endoscopy
Mike Thomson, Andrea Tringali, Rosario Landi, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Marta Tavares, Jorge Amil-Dias, Marc Benninga, Merit M Tabbers, Raoul Furlano, Manon Spaander, Cesare Hassan, Christos Tzvinikos, Hanneke Ijsselstijn, Jérôme Viala, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Rok Orel, Yvan Vandenplas, Radan Keil, Štěpán Hlava, Claudio Romano, Eva Brownstone, Patrick Gerner, Werner Dolak, Wolf Dietrich Huber, Simon Everett, Andreas Vecsei, Lars Aabakken, Alessandro Zambelli
This Guideline refers to infants, children and adolescents aged 0-18 years. The areas covered include: indications for diagnostic and therapeutic esophagogastroduodenoscopy and ileo-colonoscopy; endoscopy for foreign body ingestion; corrosive ingestion and stricture/stenosis endoscopic management; upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding; endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography and endoscopic ultrasonography. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and endoscopy specific to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been dealt with in other Guidelines [1-3] and are therefore not mentioned in this Guideline...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Andrea Tringali, Mike Thomson, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Marta Tavares, Merit M Tabbers, Raoul Furlano, Manon Spaander, Cesare Hassan, Christos Tzvinikos, Hanneke Ijsselstijn, Jérôme Viala, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Marc Benninga, Rok Orel, Yvan Vandenplas, Radan Keil, Claudio Romano, Eva Brownstone, Štěpán Hlava, Patrick Gerner, Werner Dolak, Rosario Landi, Wolf Dietrich Huber, Simon Everett, Andreas Vecsei, Lars Aabakken, Jorge Amil-Dias, Alessandro Zambelli
This Executive summary of the Guideline on pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy from the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) refers to infants, children, and adolescents aged 0 - 18 years. The areas covered include: indications for diagnostic and therapeutic esophagogastroduodenoscopy and ileocolonoscopy; endoscopy for foreign body ingestion; endoscopic management of corrosive ingestion and stricture/stenosis; upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding; endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and endoscopic ultrasonography...
September 12, 2016: Endoscopy
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September 2016: Endoscopy
Raf Bisschops, Miguel Areia, Emmanuel Coron, Daniela Dobru, Bernd Kaskas, Roman Kuvaev, Oliver Pech, Krish Ragunath, Bas Weusten, Pietro Familiari, Dirk Domagk, Roland Valori, Michal F Kaminski, Cristiano Spada, Michael Bretthauer, Cathy Bennett, Carlo Senore, Mário Dinis-Ribeiro, Matthew D Rutter
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September 2016: Endoscopy
Ingrid Herskovitz, Olivia B Hughes, Flor Macquhae, Adele Rakosi, Robert Kirsner
Autologous skin grafts, such as full- and split-thickness, have long been part of the reconstructive ladder as an option to close skin defects. Although they are effective in providing coverage, they require the need for a trained surgeon, use of anaesthesia and operating room and creation of a wound at the donor site. These drawbacks can be overcome with the use of epidermal skin grafts (ESGs), which can be harvested without the use of anaesthesia in an office setting and with minimal to no scarring at the donor site...
September 2016: International Wound Journal
Laura Yndriago, Ander Izeta
The eccrine sweat gland (ESG) is a cutaneous appendage of key importance for thermoregulation in humans, although not in other mammals (1). They are also involved in partial thickness wound-induced epidermal repair (s1, s2). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
August 4, 2016: Experimental Dermatology
Oliver J Smith, Sarah-Jayne Edmondson, Nicki Bystrzonowski, Nadine Hachach-Haram, Muholan Kanapathy, Toby Richards, Ash Mosahebi
Conventional split skin grafts (SSG) require anaesthesia, specialist equipment and can have high donor site (DS) morbidity. The CelluTome epidermal graft-harvesting device is a novel alternative, providing pain-free epidermal skin grafts (ESG) in the outpatient setting, with projected minimal DS trauma and improved patient satisfaction. This study aimed to compare ESG with SSG by evaluating patient-related outcome measures (PROMs) and the cost implications of both. Twenty patients answered a graft satisfaction questionnaire that evaluated: donor/graft site noticeability, aesthetic concerns, adverse problems and patient satisfaction...
August 4, 2016: International Wound Journal
Colin J Rees, Wee Sing Ngu, Jaroslaw Regula, Raf Bisschops, Adrian Saftoiu, Evelien Dekker, Ian Gralnek, Mihai Ciocirlan, Mario Dinis-Ribeiro, Rodrigo Jover, Søren Meisner, Cristiano Spada, Cesare Hassan, Roland Valori, Tomas Hucl, Olivier Le Moine, Dirk Domagk, Michal F Kaminski, Michael Bretthauer, Matthew D Rutter, Lars Aabakken, Thierry Ponchon, Paul Fockens, Peter D Siersema
Background and study aim: Gastrointestinal endoscopy is a rapidly evolving research field. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) plays a key role in shaping opinion and endoscopy activity throughout Europe and further afield. Establishing key unanswered questions within the field of endoscopy and prioritizing those that are important enables researchers and funders to appropriately allocate resources. Methods: Over 2 years, the ESGE Research Committee gathered information on research priorities and refined them through a modified Delphi approach...
October 2016: Endoscopy
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August 2016: Endoscopy
Małgorzata Wierzbicka, Krzysztof Piwowarczyk, Hanna Nogala, Marzena Błaszczyńska, Michał Kosiedrowski, Cezary Mazurek
BACKGROUND: In February 2016 the European Salivary Gland Society (ESGS) presented and recommended classification of parotidectomies based on the anatomical I-V level division of parotid gland. The main goal of this paper is to present the new classification, and to answer the question if it is more precise compared to classic one. MATERIAL AND METHOD: 607 patients (315 man, 292 women) operated on for parotid tumours in a tertiary referral centre, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of Poznań (502 benign and 105 malignant tumours)...
June 30, 2016: Otolaryngologia Polska. the Polish Otolaryngology
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