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Endoscopy 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Internal Medicine I, Klinikum Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg Germany.
Endoscopy 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hiroshima City Asa Citizens Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan.
Endoscopy 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Gastroenterology, Jaswant Rai Speciality Hospital, Meerut, India.
Endoscopy 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Gastroenterology, Okayama University Hospital, Okayama, Japan.
Endoscopy 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Gastroenterology, Kyoto Second Red Cross Hospital, Kyoto, Japan.
Hum Pathol 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.
Department of Pathology and Key Laboratory for Xinjiang Endemic and Ethnic Diseases, Shihezi University School of Medicine, Shihezi 832002, China. Electronic address:
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is a highly invasive disease with a poor long-term survival rate. Although there has been progress in understanding the pathogenesis of ESCC, there are currently no molecular biomarkers that are used in routine clinical practices to determine prognosis. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine a small immunohistochemical (IHC) panel that could predict the prognosis of patients with ESCC. Read More
Head Neck 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Unit of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.
Background: Management of persistent juvenile angiofibroma (pJA) after transnasal endoscopic resection is controversial. To better understand its behavior, optimize treatment, and minimize morbidity, we report our experience in pJA focusing on follow-up strategies and disease progression.
Methods: A retrospective review of clinical records of all JA cases treated with endoscopic surgery at the Unit of Otorhinolaryngology of the University of Brescia between January 1994 and October 2015 was performed. Read More
J Cell Physiol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.
Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays a crucial role in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM), thus we aimed at investigating the effect of one therapeutic approach with resveratrol (RSV) given systemically and combined treatment of RSV with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that was either RSV-preconditioned or not on Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in streptozotocin-induced DCM, and to evaluate effects of RSV preconditioning on MSCs therapeutic potential. The rats were divided into control (C, n = 8), diabetic (DM, n = 8), diabetic treated with systemic RSV (DM-RSV, n = 8), diabetic treated with RSV and nonconditioned MSCs (DM-RSV-MSCs, n = 8), diabetic treated with RSV and RSV-incubated with MSCs (DM-RSV-MSCc, n = 8) and diabetic treated with RSV-conditioned MSCs (DM-MSCc, n = 8). Echocardiography (Echo) showed significant improvement of cardiac functions in all groups treated with RSV either systemic or added in culture media. Read More
Dig Endosc 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Saiseikai Kanazawa Hospital, Kanazawa, Japan.
An 81-year-old woman presented with occasional mild abdominal pain and diarrhea. Computed tomography revealed a large tumor in the stomach and duodenum (Figure 1). Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a gastric volvulus (Figure 2) and invagination of the head of the tumor into the duodenum (Figure 2). Read More
Head Neck 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Otolaryngology Unit, Vittorio Veneto Hospital, Treviso, Italy.
Background: Given the relevance of any tumor invasion of the arytenoid cartilage or crico-arytenoid unit to the planning open partial horizontal laryngectomy (OPHL) for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC), it is important to have a reliable radiological test to assess impairments of these structures.
Methods: We retrospectively compared the endoscopic, radiological, and pathological findings in patients with glottic LSCC who underwent OPHL.
Results: The endoscopic finding of a reduced (impaired or absent) vocal cord motility proved more sensitive, with better positive and negative predictive values, but less specific than the radiological finding of complete arytenoid sclerosis in detecting histologically assessable infiltration of the arytenoid cartilage. Read More
Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Division of Rhinology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Background: Previous studies on the impact of wait times for endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in medically recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis (rCRS) have not examined its influence on the 5 distinct symptoms domains of the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), and have not applied evidence-based surgical indications. Our primary study objective was to investigate the impact of ESS wait times on postoperative SNOT-22 global and symptom domain scores in patients with rCRS deemed "appropriate" surgical candidates.
Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of adult patients with rCRS undergoing ESS, categorized as "appropriate" surgical candidates. Read More
Endoscopy 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Background: Larger caliber lumen-apposing stents (LAMSs) have been increasingly used in the management of pancreatic fluid collections, specifically when solid debris is present; however, their advantages over smaller caliber plastic stents in the management of pancreatic pseudocysts are unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of LAMS specifically in the management of pancreatic pseudocysts compared with double-pigtail plastic stents (DPPSs).
Methods: We performed a multicenter, international, retrospective study between January 2012 and August 2016. Read More
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.
CHU Bordeaux, CIC 14-01 IT, 33000, Bordeaux, France.
Purposes: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of a mineral-rich solution vs normal saline solution (0.9% NaCl) following endoscopic complete bilateral ethmoidectomy.
Methods: This was a prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled, open-label trial in subjects suffering from steroid-resistant sinonasal polyposis. Read More
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery, UMAE, IMSS, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
Purpose: To present a modified method of local infiltration (MMLI) for endoscopic stapes surgery to reduce surgical time, bleeding and complications.
Materials And Methods: This study involved 70 patients who underwent stapes surgery for otosclerosis by endoscopic and microscopic approaches. The MMLI was applied as follows: local infiltration was performed with one hand while the other hand inserted the endoscope into the ear canal to observe vasoconstriction signs on the monitor; the single site of infiltration was located at the center of the anterior conchal cartilage. Read More
Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Neurosurgery, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, 107 Wenhua Western Rd., Jinan, 250012, Shandong, China.
To explore the reliability and superiority of nasoseptal "rescue" flap technique in neuroendoscopic transnasal pituitary adenoma resection. Retrospective clinical analysis of 113 cases of endoscopic transsphenoid pituitary adenoma resection with the application of nasoseptal "rescue" flap technology. The reliability and the superiority of the technique were evaluated according to the duration of nasal cavity and sphenoid sinus stage, the incidence of postoperative anosmia, and cerebrospinal rhinorrhea. Read More
Neurosurg Rev 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Department of Neurosurgery, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, 410011, China.
The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical presentation and outcomes associated with endoscopic endonasal resection of Rathke cleft cysts (RCCs). The authors retrospectively studied a series of 13 patients who were diagnosed with RCCs after endoscopic endonasal resection at the Second Xiangya Hospital between June 2016 and December 2017. All 13 patients (8 women) underwent a purely endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) for fenestration and aspiration of RCCs with excision of the cystic wall. Read More
Surg Endosc 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand.
Background: Early cholecystectomy (EC) is recommended in patients with acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP). In real-life practice, cholecystectomy is frequently deferred due to various reasons and delayed cholecystectomy (DC) is performed instead. Endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) is an alternative to prevent recurrent pancreatitis, however other gallstone-related complications (GCs) may still develop. Read More
Surg Endosc 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center, 88 Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 05505, Republic of Korea.
Background: Recently, laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) has become the standard procedure for resection of left-sided pancreatic tumors. Fluid collection (FC) at the resection margin of the pancreatic stump after LDP is a frequent radiological finding. However, there have been few treatment guidelines and the optimal management for this clinical finding is unclear. Read More
Med Klin Intensivmed Notfmed 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Endokrinologie, Diabetologie und Allgemeine Innere Medizin, Klinikum Kassel, Kassel, Deutschland.
Acute necrotizing esophagitis ("black esophagus") is defined as complete necrosis of the esophageal mucosa, which typically affects the entire circumference. We report a case of a healthy 62-year-old woman, who became hemodynamically unstable due to stress cardiomyopathy with acute right heart failure. Transfusion-dependent anemia occurred 24 h later and an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a black discoloured mucosa of the distal esophagus. Read More
Gastric Cancer 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Division of Gastric Surgery, Shizuoka Cancer Center, 1007 Shimonagakubo, Nagaizumi-cho, Sunto-gun, Shizuoka, 411-8777, Japan.
Background: Preoperative wait time is affected by various factors, and a certain time is needed before surgery. There is a concern that cancer treatment delay can lead to poor survival. The present study aimed to evaluate the impact of preoperative wait time on survival in patients with clinical stage (cStage) II/III gastric cancer. Read More
Orthopade 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Zentrum für Wirbelsäulenchirurgie und Schmerztherapie, Zentrum für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie der St. Elisabeth Gruppe - Katholische Kliniken Rhein-Ruhr, St. Anna Hospital Herne/Universitätsklinikum, Marien Hospital Herne/Marien Hospital Witten, Hospitalstr. 19, 44649, Herne, Deutschland.
Background: The most frequent causes of degenerative constrictions of the spinal canal are disk herniations and spinal stenoses. The lumbar and cervical spine is the most affected.
Surgical Procedures: After conservative treatments have been exhausted, surgical intervention may be necessary. Read More
Tech Coloproctol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Digestive Endoscopy Section, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia Medical School, Perugia, Italy.
Background: Although glucocorticosteroids (GS) and mesalazine are effective and widely employed to treat moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis (UC), information regarding the factors responsible for response to such therapy is still scarce. One of these factors is thought to be an increased number of mucosal eosinophils. The aim of our study was to determine whether the presence of hypereosinophilia in colonic mucosa of UC patients might influence the short-term response to l treatment with GS and mesasalazine. Read More
J Crohns Colitis 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.
Department of Radiology, Valencia (SPAIN).
Background: the literature shows that contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is superior to wall thickness or color Doppler imaging (CDI) in predicting disease activity using endoscopy as the reference standard.
Objective: to determine in patients with Crohn´s disease (CD) whether the evaluation of wall thickness or CDI before CEUS examination could help decide when the injection of contrast agent is justified as a means for detecting disease activity as determined at endoscopy, without reducing the accuracy of ultrasound.
Material & Methods: 180 patients with CD underwent both colonoscopy and US, including mural thickness, CDI and CEUS evaluation, prospectively as part of clinical care. Read More
Rom J Morphol Embryol 2018 ;59(3):833-837
Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Iaşi, Romania;
Aim: The aim of our study was to compare baseline characteristics and clinical data as well as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) results in patients with and without periampullary diverticulum (PAD).
Patients, Materials And Methods: A single center retrospective analysis was conducted from June 2016 to June 2017 and the patients that had undergone ERCP were divided into two groups, according to the presence (Group A, 43 patients) or absence (Group B, 55 patients) of PAD.
Results: Mean age of patients with PAD was significantly higher than the ones in the control group (69. Read More
Rhinology 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
ENT Department, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich, United Kingdom.
Background: Prospective study investigating the incidence of concurrent Eustachian Tube dysfunction (ETD) in patients with CRS refractory to medical therapy, and the effect of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (ESS) on ETD in this patient group.
Methods: Prospective study of 57 CRS patients. Outcome measures were SNOT-22 and ETDQ-7 questionnaires, tympanometry and Valsalva manoeuvre recorded pre-operatively and at 3 and 9 months post ESS. Read More
Biomed Res Int 2018 11;2018:5274754. Epub 2018 Nov 11.
Universidad de La Frontera, Dental School, Clinical Investigation and Dental Innovation Center (CIDIC), Temuco, Chile.
Background: Maintenance of hard tissue in the case of impacted third molars (M3M) with close relationship to the mandibular canal is still a surgical challenge which may be overcome using the inward fragmentation technique.
Methods: A consecutive case series of 12 patients required the extraction of 13 impacted M3M with a close relationship to the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN). Via occlusal miniflaps, M3M were exposed occlusal under endoscopic vision and removed by inward fragmentation. Read More
Front Oncol 2018 26;8:554. Epub 2018 Nov 26.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Key Laboratory of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ministry of Health, Shanghai Institute of Digestive Disease, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
Gastric cancer (GC), one of the most common cancers worldwide, is highly malignant and fatal. Ras-related protein in brain 31 (RAB31), a member of the RAB family of oncogenes, participates in the process of carcinogenesis and cancer development; however, its role in GC progression is unknown. In our study, 90 pairs of tissue microarrays were used to measure the levels of RAB31 protein by immunochemistry, and 22 pairs of fresh tissue were used to measure the levels of RAB31 mRNA by quantitative PCR. Read More
Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018 Oct 15;6(10):e1943. Epub 2018 Oct 15.
Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, Dallas, Tex.
Background: Brow lift has been a part of plastic surgeons' armamentarium for over a century. Although there are multiple different techniques available, there has been a dearth of literature comparing which technique is better and has lesser complications. In this study, we performed a systemic literature review of all brow lift techniques to determine and compare complication rates of each technique. Read More
Case Rep Oncol Med 2018 11;2018:5402313. Epub 2018 Nov 11.
Department of Pathology, Kurume University Hospital, Kurume, Japan.
Alpha-fetoprotein- (AFP-) producing gastric cancer (AFPGC) is characterized by a high incidence of liver and lymph node metastases and poor prognosis. Although several case reports have described successful multidisciplinary treatment, there are currently no standard therapies for AFPGC. A 57-year-old man presented with upper abdominal pain. Read More
Arab J Urol 2018 Dec 11;16(4):417-421. Epub 2018 Jun 11.
M.S. Ramaiah Hospital, Bangalore, India.
Objective: To describe the effectiveness and safety of our novel technique of simultaneous percutaneous cystolithotripsy with transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) complicated with large vesical calculi.
Patients And Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of 25 patients who underwent simultaneous percutaneous cystolithotripsy with TURP between January 2012 and January 2016. Technique: A 28-F Amplatz sheath was inserted percutaneously into the bladder after sequential dilatation under cystoscopic guidance. Read More
Arab J Urol 2018 Dec 5;16(4):411-416. Epub 2018 Jul 5.
Department of Urology and Men's Health, Al Garhoud Private Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Objectives: To report our experience with the emerging technique of thulium laser enucleation of the prostate (ThuLEP) for the treatment for prostate hyperplasia.
Patients And Methods: Our inclusion criteria were an International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) of >15 and a quality-of-life (QoL) score of >3 in patients with confirmed bladder outflow obstruction, no longer responsive to medical therapy, with a significant post-void residual urine volume (PVR; >100 mL), with or without recurrent urinary tract infection and/or acute urinary retention. Patients with neurogenic bladder, urethral strictures, bladder stones, and previously failed transurethral prostate surgery were excluded. Read More
Am J Med Case Rep 2018 14;6(9):189-192. Epub 2018 Oct 14.
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203.
Endoscopic ultrasound guided brachytherapy (EGBT) has been reported to be useful in certain malignancies including esophageal and pancreatic cancers. Percutaneous or surgical placement of radioactive seeds into the liver secondaries (brachytherapy) has been done successfully, however, the utility of EGBT in liver metastasis remains largely unclear. In this case report, we demonstrate the safety, efficacy and feasibility of EUS guided brachytherapy (EGBT) in liver metastasis secondary to leiomyosarcoma. Read More
Arthrosc Tech 2018 Nov 1;7(11):e1071-e1078. Epub 2018 Oct 1.
Southern California Orthopaedic Institute, Van Nuys, California, U.S.A.
Endoscopic management has become an effective method to repair proximal hamstring injuries. However, due to the complexity of such a procedure, the dissemination of the technique of endoscopic hamstring repair has occurred slowly among orthopaedic surgeons. This Technical Note with a video modifies previously described techniques and provides safer and more simplified endoscopic management of proximal hamstring injuries. Read More
PLoS One 2018 7;13(12):e0208557. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
First Department of Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu, Japan.
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) prognosis remains poor even after complete resection owing to no valuable biomarkers for recurrence and chemosensitivity. Tumors not expressing MSH3 show elevated microsatellite alterations at selected tetranucleotide repeats (EMAST). EMAST reportedly occurs in several tumors. Read More
Sci Rep 2018 Dec 7;8(1):17717. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Gastroenterology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase (15-PGDH), the rate-limiting enzyme in prostaglandin E2 degradation, is decreased in gastric cancers and microRNA (miR)-21 is one of the regulators. We investigated the expression and regulation of 15-PGDH in eary gastric carcinogenesis utilizing endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and gastric cancer cell lines. Expression of 15-PGDH and cyclooxygenase-2 as well as the promoter methylation of 15-PGDH were evaluted. Read More
Khirurgiia (Mosk) 2018 (11):96-99
Petrovsky Russian Research Center for Surgery, Moscow, Russia.
Endoscopic harvesting of internal mammary artery for minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery seems to be highly justified and expedient. Technical features of this procedure are reviewed in the article. There are certain advantages of this method including ligation of proximal branches, reduced surgical trauma, better cosmetic results and enhanced postoperative rehabilitation. Read More
Khirurgiia (Mosk) 2018 (11):68-70
Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery of Healthcare Ministry of the Russia Moscow, Russia.
Chronic pancreatitis complicated by pancreatic duct stones and pancreatic hypertension, post-necrotic cysts and fistulas requires surgical treatment. There are various procedures from minimally invasive to advanced pancreatectomy. Endoscopic interventions and radical open surgery allow to achieve good results. Read More
Khirurgiia (Mosk) 2018 (10):73-75
Department of Surgery with course of endoscopy, Bashkir State Medical University of Healthcare Ministry of the Russian Federation, Ufa, Russia.
Khirurgiia (Mosk) 2018 (10):55-60
Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of Healthcare Ministry of Russia, Moscow, Russia; Petrovsky Russian Research Center for Surgery, Moscow, Russia.
Aim: To determine optimal treatment strategy for acute malignant colonic obstruction.
Material And Methods: 349 patients with acute malignant colonic obstruction were retrospectively analyzed for the period 2005-2017. All patients were divided into two groups depending on surgical approach. Read More
Khirurgiia (Mosk) 2018 (10):23-26
Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Care of Moscow Healthcare Department, Moscow, Russia.
Aim: To assess laparoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of patients with perforated gastroduodenal ulcers.
Material And Methods: There were 273 patients with perforated gastroduodenal ulcers who underwent laparoscopy at the Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Care in 2010-2016. Sample included patients with clinical and instrumental diagnosis of perforated gastroduodenal ulcers, suspected hollow organ perforation including perforated ulcer and other acute abdominal diseases followed by perforated ulcer. Read More
Med Sci Monit 2018 Dec 11;24:8964-8969. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of General Surgery, The Second Hospital Affiliated to Jiaxing University, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China (mainland).
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore the risk factors for post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis and investigate the effect of octreotide combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on preventing its occurrence. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 139 patients undergoing ERCP in our hospital from May 2016 to April 2017 were retrospectively analyzed, and divided into an observation group (n=67) (octreotide + indomethacin) and a control group (n=72) (no preventive drugs). The preoperative and postoperative inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF)-α, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-8, and serum amylase levels were measured, and the incidence of pancreatitis and hyper amylasemia were monitored. Read More
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Department of Physiology and Pathology, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.
Objectives: Information is lacking on the appearance of varices in cirrhotics, either affected or not by portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG). We assessed whether the absence or presence and the grade of PHG influenced the development of varices in cirrhotics without varices over time.
Patients And Methods: Forty cirrhotics without varices affected or not by PHG at baseline underwent follow-up endoscopy after 5 years. Read More
Clin Spine Surg 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Department of Neurosurgery, Nanoori Gangnam Hospital, Incheon, Republic of Korea.
Study Design: This study was a technical case report.
Objectives: To introduce a new transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) technique for the treatment of upper lumbar disc herniation using an extradiscal epiduroscopic approach.
Summary Of Background Data: Although upper lumbar disc herniation accounts for only 1%-2% of all cases of lumbar disc herniation, the treatment is difficult and shows relatively poor outcomes compared with lower lumbar disc herniation. Read More
Pancreas 2019 Jan;48(1):131-134
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.
Our group observed the first case of synchronous gastric neuroendocrine tumor (NET) and duodenal gastrinoma with autoimmune chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG), in the absence of Helicobacter pylori infection. Demographic, clinical, endoscopic, and pathologic data were abstracted from the electronic medical record at Mount Sinai Hospital from 2013 to 2015. The patient's anonymity was carefully protected, and informed consent was obtained for publication of protected health information. Read More
Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi 2018 ;115(12):1087-1093
Third Department of Internal Medicine, Nara Medical University.
A 59-year-old man had been admitted to our hospital because of general malaise and abdominal fullness caused by massive ascites. He was diagnosed with alcoholic liver cirrhosis. Following the removal of ascites, he was referred to our department because of hematochezia. Read More
Endosc Ultrasound 2018 Nov-Dec;7(6):356-365
Endoscopy Center, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning Province, China.
Background And Objectives: EUS-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) was shown to be useful for malignant biliary obstruction (MBO). However, there is lack of consensus on how EUS-BD should be performed.
Methods: This was a worldwide multi-institutional survey among members of the International Society of EUS conducted in February 2018. Read More
Gut 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
SSD Epidemiologia e screening - CPO, University Hospital 'Città della Salute e della Scienza', Turin, Italy.
Objective: To present comparative data about the performance of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programmes in the European Union Member States (EU MSs).
Design: Cross-sectional study. We analysed key performance indicators-participation rate, positivity rate (PR), detection rate (DR) and positive predictive value for adenomas and CRC-based on the aggregated quantitative data collected for the second EU screening report. Read More
Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 Nov 30;54:75-78. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
Department of Pediatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, P.O. box 4950, 0424 Oslo, Norway. Electronic address:
Introduction: About 1% of paraesophageal hernias (PEH) require emergency surgery due to obstruction or gangrene. We present two complicated cases of incarcerated PEH. Presentation of cases: A patient aged 18 with trisomy 21 was admitted after four days of vomiting and epigastric pain. Read More
Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 Nov 16;54:60-62. Epub 2018 Nov 16.
Consultant ENT, Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Objectives: to report the alternating nature of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis in children in the Eastern part of Saudi Arabia and to review the experience of King Fahad Specialist Hospital in the diagnosis and management of alternating allergic fungal rhinosinusitis in children. An 8 years old Saudi girl with alternating allergic fungal rhinosinusitis was diagnosed and managed. The patient was diagnosed to have unilateral left allergic fungal rhinosinusitis and underwent endoscopic sinus surgery and cleaning of the left sinuses from polyps, mud and mucin. Read More
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Henry D Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology, 1 Gustave Levy Place, New York, NY 10029. Electronic address:
Background And Aims: Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) before surgery for pancreatic cancer has been associated with infectious complications after surgery. Little is known about the effects of preoperative ERCP on survival of patients with pancreatic cancer. We investigated whether ERCP before surgery affects overall survival, after controlling for confounding factors. Read More