104 results match your criteria Journal of Interventional Gastroenterology [Journal]


Magnetic endoscope imaging (ScopeGuide) elucidates the mechanism of action of the pain-alleviating impact of water exchange colonoscopy - attenuation of loop formation.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul 1;2(3):142-146. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Gastroenterology, Sacramento VA Medical Center, Mather, CA ; Gastroenterology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento.

Background: The explanation why water exchange colonoscopy produces a significant reduction of pain during colonoscopy is unknown. A recent editorial recommended use of magnetic endoscope imaging (MEI) to elucidate the explanation.

Objective: In unselected patients to show that MEI documents less frequent loop formation when water exchange is used. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655371PMC
July 2012
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Is colonoscopy best learned underwater?

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul 1;2(3):140-141. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Stanford University, California, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23737DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655370PMC
July 2012
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Interim report of a randomized cross-over study comparing clinical performance of novice trainee endoscopists using conventional air insufflation versus warm water infusion colonoscopy.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul 1;2(3):135-139. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

University of California Davis, USA.

Background: The applicability of water method colonoscopy in trainee education is not known.

Aim: To compare the water method vs. usual air method in teaching novice trainee colonoscopy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655369PMC
July 2012
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Re-learning colonoscopy: just a matter of time.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul 1;2(3):133-134. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23735DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655368PMC
July 2012
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Water exchange method for colonoscopy: learning curve of an experienced colonoscopist in a U.S. community practice setting.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul 1;2(3):128-132. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Gastrointestinal Medicine Associates, P.C., Fairfax, VA.

Background: Water exchange colonoscopy has been reported to reduce examination discomfort and to provide salvage cleansing in unsedated or minimally sedated patients. The prolonged insertion time and perceived difficulty of insertion associated with water exchange have been cited as a barrier to its widespread use.

Aim: To assess the feasibility of learning and using the water exchange method of colonoscopy in a U. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655367PMC
July 2012
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Can old dogs learn new tricks?

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul 1;2(3):126-127. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Department of Medicine, Sorlandet Hospital, Kristiansand (KG, MB), Department of Health Management and Health Economy, University of Oslo, Oslo, (KG, MB), and Dep. of Transplantation Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo (MB), Norway.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655366PMC
July 2012
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The water exchange method for colonoscopy-effect of coaching.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul 1;2(3):122-125. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Gastroenterology, Sepulveda ACC, VAGLAHS, North Hills, CA, United States ; Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

The growing popularity of water immersion is supported by its long history as an adjunct to air insufflation; after facilitating colonoscope passage, the infused water is conveniently removed during withdrawal. Water exchange, a modification of water immersion to minimize discomfort in scheduled unsedated patients in the U.S. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655365PMC
July 2012
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Best of both worlds - combining water-exchange and cap assisted colonoscopy.

Authors:
Amit Rastogi

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul 1;2(3):120-121. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Kansas City VA Medical Center, University of Kansas, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23731DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655364PMC
July 2012
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A new method for screening and surveillance colonoscopy: Combined water-exchange and cap-assisted colonoscopy.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul 1;2(3):114-119. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Division of Gastroenterology, Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center, VANCHCS ; Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of California Davis Medical Center.

Background & Aims: Colonoscopy plays an important and central role in current colorectal cancer screening and prevention programs, but it is an imperfect tool. Adjunct techniques may help improve the performance of colonoscopy to increase the detection of polyps with neoplastic potential. This study investigates the novel approach of combined water-exchange and cap-assisted colonoscopy (WCC) and its impact on adenoma detection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23730DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655363PMC
July 2012
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Chromocolonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening: Dive into the Big Blue.

Authors:
Charles J Kahi

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul 1;2(3):112-113. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Indiana University School of Medicine, Gastoenterology Section Chief, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23729DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655362PMC
July 2012
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Indigocarmine added to the water exchange method enhances adenoma detection - a RCT.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul 1;2(3):106-111. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Gastroenterology, Sacramento VA Medical Center, Sacramento ; Gastroenterology, UC Davis Medical Center.

Purpose: Chromoendoscopy with dye spray and the water method both increase adenoma detection.

Hypothesis: Adding indigocarmine to the water method will enhance further the effectiveness of the latter in adenoma detection.

Methods: Screening colonoscopy was performed with the water method (control) or with 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23728DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655361PMC
July 2012
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The water exchange method and difficult colonoscopy.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul 1;2(3):103-105. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Gastroenterology, Sepulveda ACC, VAGLAHS, North Hill ; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655360PMC
July 2012
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Benchmarking and quality-screening colonoscopy.

Authors:
Felix W Leung

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul 1;2(3):100-102. Epub 2012 Jul 1.

Gastroenterology, Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, North Hill ; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23726DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655359PMC
July 2012
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Introduction to volume 2, third issue.

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J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jul;2(3):99

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655358PMC
July 2012
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Successful management of recurrent biliary colic caused by pancreatic stent migration after Whipple procedure.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct 1;2(4):205-206. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Department of internal medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center Toledo Ohio.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23740DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655397PMC
October 2012
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Successful endoscopic treatment of iatrogenic biloma as a complication of endosonography-guided hepaticogastrostomy: The first case report.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct 1;2(4):202-204. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Endosonography (EUS)-guided biliary drainage is a novel therapeutic option for patients with biliary obstruction after failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Many case reports and series worldwide have shown satisfactory clinical outcomes in terms of technical and clinical success rates, which approach 80%-100%. However, these procedures need to be performed by experts to minimize the possible complications, which have been reported in as many as 14-35% of patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23750DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655396PMC
October 2012
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A case of mesenteric ischemia secondary to Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) with a positive outcome after intervention.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct 1;2(4):199-201. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a non-inflammatory, non-atherosclerotic angiopathy, which commonly affects the renal and internal carotid arteries. Although rare, FMD has the potential of involving the mesenteric vasculature. Due its low incidence and relatively little knowledge concerning its risk factors and etiology, actual diagnosis of FMD involving the mesenteric vessels requires a very high degree of suspicion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23747DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655395PMC
October 2012
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Endoscopic therapy for significant gastric outlet obstruction caused by a small pancreatic pseudocyst with a unique shape and location.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct 1;2(4):196-198. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center Toledo Ohio.

Large perigastric or periduodenal pseudocysts are a potential cause of gastric outlet obstruction, usually requiring interventional drainage of the pseudocysts. In contrary most of the small pseudocysts are asymptomatic and require no therapy. However, certain small pseudocysts can produce clinically significant problem depending on their location. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23746DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655394PMC
October 2012
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A combination of snare polypectomy and apc therapy for prolapsing common bile duct adenoma.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct 1;2(4):193-195. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Department of Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23743DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655393PMC
October 2012
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Sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of fecal incontinence - the experience of a pelvic floor center : short term results.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct 1;2(4):189-192. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Nuovo Ospedale Civile di Sassuolo ( Modena), Pelvic Floor Center, Department of Proctology, Chief Roberto Dino Villani.

Objectives: The aim of this paper is to present the data pertinent to the experiences of our Pelvic Floor Center on the utilisation of SNS in the treatment of fecal incontinence and compare these data to the data of current literature.

Methods: All patients who had had SNS treatment for fecal incontinence between the dates of 1st April 2008 and 1st April 2011 were enrolled in the study. We considered a 50% reduction of fecal incontinence episodes as a success of the test phase. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23745DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655392PMC
October 2012
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Is the use of prophylactic hemoclips in the endoscopic resection of large pedunculated polyps useful? A prospective and randomized study.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct 1;2(4):183-188. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa.

Background: The methods for preventing post-polypectomy bleeding (PPB) are not standardised and there are groups that use hemoclips for this purpose.

Objective: To study whether the use of hemoclips reduces PPB complications.

Materials And Methods: Prospective, randomised study of patients with pedunculated polyps larger than 10 mm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23741DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655391PMC
October 2012
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Effectiveness of a simplified "patient friendly" split dose polyethylene glycol colonoscopy prep in Veterans Health Administration patients.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct 1;2(4):177-182. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Division of Medicine, VA San Diego Healthcare System and University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.

Background And Objectives: Adequate colon cleansing is an important factor in performing quality colonoscopy. Split dose Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) solutions have been shown to improve colon cleansing, but the effectiveness in a large clinical practice of elderly co-morbid patients has not been demonstrated. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a simplified split PEG bowel prep in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23748DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655390PMC
October 2012
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The role of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (eus-fna) for the diagnosis of intra-abdominal lymphadenopathy of unknown origin.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct 1;2(4):172-176. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine1, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.

Background And Aims: The diagnosis of intra-abdominal lymphadenopathy of is difficult, especially when no primary lesion has been identified. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic yield of EUS-FNA cytology in patients with enlarged intra-abdominal lymph nodes of unknown etiology.

Patient And Methods: 147 patients with abdominal lymphadenopathy on imaging in whom EUS-FNA was performed with a 22-gauge needle. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23742DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655389PMC
October 2012
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Which patients with dilated common bile and/or pancreatic ducts have positive findings on EUS?

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct 1;2(4):168-171. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Winston Salem, NC, United States.

Background: Patients with dilated common bile duct (CBD) (>7mm) and/or pancreatic duct (PD) on abdominal imaging are often referred for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). In many cases, the EUS shows no obvious etiology for the dilated ducts.

Objective: Find clinical factors that may predict which patients are more likely to have positive findings on EUS to explain the etiologies for the dilated ducts. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23739DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655388PMC
October 2012
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Does the urgency of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp)/percutaneous biliary drainage (pbd) impact mortality and disease related complications in ascending cholangitis? (deim-i study).

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct 1;2(4):161-167. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine at Cooper University Hospital of Rowan University, Camden, NJ.

Background: The Tokyo Guidelines have greatly impacted the management of ascending cholangitis. Though ERCP is the favored modality for biliary decompression, no evidence exists for the timing of ERCP. The DEIM-I study set out to determine if the time from patient presentation to biliary decompression impacted in hospital all cause mortality in ascending cholangitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23744DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655387PMC
October 2012
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Feasibility and safety of magnetic-controlled capsule endoscopy system in examination of human stomach: a pilot study in healthy volunteers.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct-Dec;2(4):155-160. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Digestive Endoscopy Center, Department of Gastroenterology, Chinghai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

Objective: To assess the feasibility and safety of magnetic-controlled capsule endoscopy (MCE) system for examination of human stomach.

Methods: This pilot study enrolled 34 healthy volunteers. All subjects swallowed the MCE and gas-producing powder for gastric distention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23751DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655386PMC
October 2012
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Gastroduodenal stents are associated with more durable patency as compared to percutaneous endoscopic gastrojejunostomy in the palliation of malignant gastric outlet obstruction.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct 1;2(4):150-154. Epub 2012 Oct 1.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.

Background: Gastroduodenal outlet obstruction (GOO) is a critical complication of cancers localized within and adjacent to the upper gastrointestinal tract. Approaches to the relief of GOO include surgical bypass with gastrojejunostomy (GJ), endoluminal placement of a self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS), and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy with jejunal extension (PEG-J). To date no studies have compared the outcome of utilizing PEG-J with other modalities of therapy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655385PMC
October 2012
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Introduction to volume 2, fourth issue.

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J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Oct;2(4):149

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.23766DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655384PMC
October 2012
4 Reads

Is the use of prophylactic hemoclips in the endoscopic resection of large pedunculated polyps useful? A prospective and randomized study.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Apr 1;2(2):99-104. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa.

Background: The methods for preventing post-polypectomy bleeding (PPB) are not standardised and there are groups that use hemoclips for this purpose.

Objective: To study whether the use of hemoclips reduces PPB complications.

Materials And Methods: Prospective, randomised study of patients with pedunculated polyps larger than 10 mm. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.22210DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655353PMC
April 2012
31 Reads

Successful management of recurrent biliary colic caused by pancreatic stent migration after Whipple procedure.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Apr 1;2(2):97-98. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Department of internal medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center Toledo Ohio.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.22209DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655352PMC
April 2012
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A novel technique on EUS-guided access to dorsal pancreatic duct in a patient with pancreas divisum.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Apr 1;2(2):94-96. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

University of São Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.22208DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655351PMC
April 2012
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Symptomatic gastric inlet patches in children treated with argon plasma coagulation: a case series.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Apr 1;2(2):91-93. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Children's Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA.

The pathologic potential of gastric inlet patches is now being recognized. A recent adult study has shown the effectiveness of argon plasma coagulation in ablating the patch and the associated symptoms. There are no reports of ablation in children. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655350PMC
April 2012
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Endoscopic removal of foreign body from hepatic duct using wire guided forceps and basket.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Apr 1;2(2):86-87. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Division of Endoscopy, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Nagaizumi, Suntogun, Shizuoka, Japan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.22205DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655348PMC
April 2012
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Endoscopic management of biliary leak following gunshot wound to the liver.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Apr 1;2(2):84-85. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655347PMC
April 2012
3 Reads

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with roux-en-Y anatomy.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Apr 1;2(2):78-83. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Division of Gastroenterology, University of California-Irvine, Orange, California.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.22203DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655346PMC
April 2012
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Quality matters: A protocol-based strategy in ERCP training.

Authors:
Brian S Lim

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Apr 1;2(2):76-77. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center, California, CA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.22201DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655345PMC
April 2012
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Colonic diverticulosis is associated with an increased adenoma detection rate in patients undergoing first-time screening colonoscopy.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Apr 1;2(2):70-75. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.

Background: Diverticulosis is a common finding in patients undergoing colonoscopy. The effect of colonic diverticulosis on the colorectal adenoma detection rate (ADR) and other colonoscopy quality indicators remains unclear.

Objectives: To determine if colonic diverticulosis is associated with differences in (1) colorectal ADR and (2) other quality indicators and operating characteristics in patients undergoing first-time screening colonoscopy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.22200DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655344PMC
April 2012
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Making ERCP training safe: A protocol-based strategy to minimize complications during selective biliary cannulation.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Apr 1;2(2):66-69. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Department of Gastroenterology, Changi General Hospital, Singapore.

Background And Aims: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an advanced procedure with significant complication rate of 5 to 10%. Scant data is available on quality indicators for trainee-involved ERCP. In our study, we evaluated the outcome of trainee-involved ERCPs in which a protocol-based strategy to minimize complications during selective biliary cannulation was adopted. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.22199DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655343PMC
April 2012
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Confocal endomicroscopy (CEM) improves efficiency of Barrett surveillance.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Apr 1;2(2):61-65. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Mayo Clinic Arizona, USA.

Background: Endoscopists with extensive experience with confocal endomicroscopy (CEM) have demonstrated that this technology is useful for Barrett's esophagus (BE) surveillance. However, data on endoscopists with minimal experience with this technique are limited.

Hypothesis: For BE surveillance, an endoscopist with minimal experience in CEM-guided biopsy would achieve a similar diagnostic yield with fewer biopsies when compared to the random 4-quadrant biopsy protocol. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.22175DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655342PMC
April 2012
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String capsule endoscopy for screening and surveillance of esophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Apr 1;2(2):54-60. Epub 2012 Apr 1.

Gastroenterology Division, Departments of Medicine and Research. Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Phoenix, Arizona.

Background: EGD is the gold standard for the screening and surveillance of esophageal varices. A less invasive, safer and sedationless alternative procedure is needed.

Objective: To assess the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV) as well as the beyond the chance agreement (kappa index), of string capsule endoscopy (SCE) in the diagnosis of esophageal varices. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.22173DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655341PMC
April 2012
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Introduction to the volume 2, second issue.

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J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Apr;2(2):53

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3655340PMC
April 2012
4 Reads

Interventional balloon-enteroscopy.

Authors:
Jörg G Albert

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jan 1;2(1):42-50. Epub 2012 Jan 1.

Department of Medicine I, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.

Balloon assisted enteroscopy (BE) expands greatly the therapeutic options in interventional endoscopy; bleeding sites, strictures, polyps, and other small bowel lesions are increasingly been treated by use of BE in the last 10 years. Treatment options for small bowel bleeding include Argon plasma coagulation (APC), injection therapy, and application of TTS metal clips, and thereby bleeding is stopped in most cases. Dilating symptomatic strictures, resecting polyps as seen in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS), and removing foreign bodies, BE carries most endoscopic treatment techniques to the small bowel. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.20134DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3350910PMC
January 2012
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The role of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in treating postoperative complications in bariatric surgery.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jan 1;2(1):37-41. Epub 2012 Jan 1.

Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

There are an estimated 500 million obese individuals worldwide. Currently, bariatric surgery has been shown to result in clinically significant weight loss. With increasing demand for bariatric surgery, endoscopic techniques used intra and postoperatively continue to evolve. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.20133DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3350909PMC
January 2012
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How to improve the success of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis of pancreatic lesions.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jan-Mar;2(1):31-36. Epub 2012 Jan 1.

Internal medicine Department, Gastroenterology Unit, Alhossien Hospital, Alazhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is highly accurate for assessing the pancreatic parenchyma and ductal system. Currently, it is the most sensitive imaging procedure for detecting small solid pancreatic masses. EUS-guided fine needle aspiration cytology (EUS-FNA) is a safe and highly accurate tool for the diagnosis of pancreatic malignancy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.20132DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3350908PMC
January 2012
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Endoscopic ampullectomy: a practical guide.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jan 1;2(1):23-30. Epub 2012 Jan 1.

Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Westmead Hospital, Australia.

Endoscopic ampullectomy is a minimally invasive method of treating superficial lesions of the ampulla of Vater. With careful patient selection and lesion assessment it is a safe and efficacious therapeutic procedure that can obviate the need for potentially major surgical intervention. Strategies for safe and successful endoscopic ampullectomy with a focus on resection technique and recognition and management of complications are presented. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.20131DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3350907PMC
January 2012
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A pilot study to assess feasibility of the water method to aid colonoscope insertion in community settings in the United States.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jan 1;2(1):20-22. Epub 2012 Jan 1.

Gastroenterology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, United States.

BACKGROUND: The water method decreases patient discomfort and sedation requirement. Applicability in non-veteran community settings in the United States (U.S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.20130DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3350906PMC
January 2012
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Tapeworm infection identified on capsule endoscopy.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jan 1;2(1):19. Epub 2012 Jan 1.

Department of Gastroenterology, the General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.20129DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3350905PMC
January 2012
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Retained capsule endoscopy causing intestinal obstruction - Endoscopic retrieval by retrograde single-balloon enteroscopy.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jan 1;2(1):15-18. Epub 2012 Jan 1.

Department of Gastroenterology, Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.20128DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3350904PMC
January 2012
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Utility of single balloon enteroscopy (SBE) for difficult cases of total colonoscopy.

J Interv Gastroenterol 2012 Jan 1;2(1):12-14. Epub 2012 Jan 1.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine; The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Balloon enteroscopy (BE) was originally developed for observation of the deep small intestine, and has recently been utilized for difficult cases of total colonoscopy due to reasons such as adhesions and elongation. In this report, we present our experience with single balloon enteroscopy (SBE) to facilitate successful colonoscopy when standard techniques failed. In two cases, early colon cancers were detected in the cecum by SBE and were removed endoscopically or surgically. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/jig.20127DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3350903PMC
January 2012
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