200 Upper GI Endoscopies ‘Appropriate’ Requirement for Competency200 Upper GI Endoscopies ‘Appropriate’ Requirement for Competency

The requirement of 200 esophago-gastro-duodenoscopies (EGDs) to achieve competency, as defined by the unassisted ability to pass the endoscope into the second part of the duodenum, seems reasonable, according to an analysis of the U.K. national training database. Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

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ConclusionDiabetes, HCV and NAFLD predispose to refractory H. Pylori which need culture and sensitivity testing.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsPreceding ESD with histological en bloc resection for patients with T1 CRC did not affect their oncologic behavior adversely after additional surgery.
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Consider becoming a SIG 3 affiliate to connect with peers who share a passion for treating voice and upper airway disorders. What would you say to encourage other colleagues to join SIG 3? SIG 3 provides valuable opportunities to discuss clinical practice and research in voice and upper airway disorders, get advice from colleagues, and form lasting relationships with other clinicians with similar interests. If you have a strong interest in voice and upper airway disorders and want to expand your knowledge and your practice, it is an excellent resource. How has your involvement in this SIG improved your understanding of...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Academia & Research Health Care Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Speech Disorders upper airway disorders voice Voice Disorders voice therapy voice training Source Type: blogs
Although extensive research has been focused on the role of quality metrics in the performance of colonoscopy, relatively less attention has been given to the performance of upper endoscopy. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy/American College of Gastroenterology Task Force on Quality in Endoscopy has published quality indicators for upper endoscopy; however, most measures were process related, and the lack of recognized outcome measures was described.1 There are currently no metrics for the detection of gastric premalignant conditions (GPCs) or gastric cancers (GCs).
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Here, we describe a case of minor papillary adenocarcinoma in adenoma that was treated with endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). In a 67-year-old woman, sigmoid colon cancer was incidentally detected on preoperative upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Endoscopy revealed a slightly elevated lesion at the minor duodenal papilla. The findings of a histopathologic examination were suggestive of adenocarcinoma. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance images identified a minute tumor, whereas endoscopic ultrasonography revealed that the tumor did not spread to the pancreas. We performed EMR of this lesion. There were no complica...
Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion Both device and procedure proved to be safe and feasible. Larger studies will be necessary to evaluate the role of the sensor capsule in risk stratification of patients with acute UGIB. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
ConclusionAdult patients who smoked tobacco cigarettes plus cannabis mixed with tobacco had greater health related quality of life burden and more severe CRS compared to patients who smoked tobacco cigarettes only.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractBackground and AimsEndoscopy is necessary for assessment of esophageal varices (EVs) in cirrhotic patients, but its use is limited because of the poor compliance of patients and shortage of public health resources at primary hospitals or rural areas, especially in less well developed countries. A multicenter cross-sectional study aimed to establish a novel non-invasive score for prediction of EVs in cirrhotic patients who had never undergone endoscopy.MethodsPatients with liver cirrhosis regardless of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) who underwent the first-time upper gastrointestinal endoscopy at 11 h...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We observed a correlation between ICI use and onset of upper GI inflammation even when other risk factors were excluded. Gastric involvement was evident more often than duodenal involvement on endoscopic and histological level. PMID: 31079556 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Authors: Zaghloul SG, Wahab EA, Seleem WM, Hanafy AS, Gomaa AF, Lakouz K, Amin AI Abstract Portal hypertension and its complications are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with liver cirrhosis. Noninvasive assessment of liver stiffness had been an effective tool for assessment of fibrosis progression in chronic liver disease. It was intended to assess liver stiffness measurement (LSM), portal vein diameter (PVD), splenic bipolar diameter (SD), and the platelet count/spleen diameter (PC/SD) ratio in patients who test positive for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and to study the impact of non-selec...
Source: Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Discov Ther Source Type: research
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