Device-assisted enteroscopy: An update on techniques, clinical indications and safety

After more than 15 years since its introduction into clinical practice, indications for device-assisted enteroscopy have greatly expanded. Alongside the consolidated indications such as the diagnosis and treatment of small bowel bleeding, Crohn ’s disease, hereditary polyposis, small-bowel tumors and complicated celiac disease, device-assisted enteroscopy is nowadays largely used to perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with altered anatomy, stent placement, retrieval of foreign bodies, direct insertion of je junal feeding tubes, and in selected cases of incomplete colonoscopy.
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

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Conclusions: An early removal LAMS protocol for PFC is highly efficacious and prevents delayed bleeding. Based on analysis of published cases, half of LAMS related bleeding occurs within the first week suggesting procedural factors rather than stent dwell time impact risk of bleeding. PMID: 31942808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
ConclusionsMinimally invasive reoperative AVR with a sutureless or rapid-deployment prosthesis is a safe and feasible treatment strategy, resulting in fast recovery and improved postoperative outcome with no mortality and an acceptable complication rate.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Most people know about the damaging effects that binge drinking can bring to someone’s life. Loss of enjoyment of life, losing family relationships, financial and career struggles, homelessness, and legal consequences are just the tip of the iceberg. However, it can be more difficult to realize the long-term effect of binge drinking on the body, because you cannot always see it. Frequent binge drinking poses many dangerous health risks, and many of them can lead to death. Facts on Long-Term Effect of Binge Drinking on the Body For men, binge drinking is defined as consuming five or more drinks within about two hour...
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Authors: Kakushima N, Yoshida M, Yabuuchi Y, Kawata N, Takizawa K, Kishida Y, Ito S, Imai K, Hotta K, Ishiwatari H, Matsubayashi H, Ono H Abstract Prediction of histology by endoscopic examination is important in the clinical management of non-ampullary duodenal epithelial tumors (NADETs), including adenoma and adenocarcinoma. The use of a simple scoring system based on the findings of white-light endoscopy or magnified endoscopy with narrow-band imaging is useful to differentiate between Vienna category 3 (C3) and C4/5 lesions. Less invasive endoscopic resection procedures, such as cold snare polypectomy, are quic...
Source: Clinical Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Endosc Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The incidence of colorectal cancer has been increasing in Korea. Colonoscopy screening was a protective factor for colorectal cancer, and active use of colonoscopy may reduce incidence. Early diagnosis and care are important, particularly for the high-risk group. PMID: 31937075 [PubMed]
Source: Annals of Coloproctology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Coloproctol Source Type: research
Authors: Caetano AC, Cunha C, Arroja B, Costa D, Rolanda C Abstract PURPOSE: Nonsurgical treatment of hemorrhoidal disease (HD) includes medical and instrumental techniques. We aimed to compare the efficacy of the most frequently used nonsurgical strategies, either alone or in combination, applied in an ambulatory setting. METHODS: Patients who received nonsurgical treatment for HD by proctology appointment at the Gastroenterology Department of Braga Hospital were evaluated. Isolated rubber band ligation (RBL) and a combination of RBL with a micronized purified flavonoid fraction (MPFF) were the 2 most frequent...
Source: Annals of Coloproctology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Coloproctol Source Type: research
Among critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), complications are frequent, including stress ulcers in the upper gastrointestinal tract. To help prevent the development of ulcers, antagonism of gastric acid (with antacids historically) or inhibition of the production of acid (with histamine-2 receptor blockers more recently) were implemented as part of routine critical care. The introduction of proton pump inhibitors, with data demonstrating improved ulcer prevention and recovery compared with histamine-2 receptor blockers in non –critically ill patients, led many physicians who provide care for criti...
Source: JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionRadioembolization after systemic radionuclide treatments is safe, and the occurrence of radioembolization-induced liver disease is rare.Level of Evidence4, case series.
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: Case Reports in Women's Health, Volume 25Author(s): Tsuyoshi Murata, Hyo Kyozuka, Aya Shiraiwa, Hirotaka Isogami, Toma Fukuda, Aya Kanno, Akiko Yamaguchi, Keiya FujimoriAbstractIntroductionRitodrine hydrochloride is still widely used as a tocolytic agent in Japan, but it can cause maternal pulmonary edema, which may paradoxically induce preterm birth. Here we present a case of severe pulmonary edema due to
Source: Case Reports in Womens Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2020Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Sean van Diepen, Wayne Tymchak, Erin A. Bohula, Jeong-Gun Park, Lori B. Daniels, Nicholas Phreaner, Christopher F. Barnett, Benjamin B Kenigsberg, Andrew DeFilippis, Narayana Sarma Singam, Gregory W. Barsness, Jacob C. Jentzer, Bradley Ternus, David A. Morrow, Jason N. Katz, Critical Care Cardiology Trials Network InvestigatorsBackgroundThe prevalence of renal disease in cardiac intensive care units (CICUs) is increasing, but little is known about the utilization, concurrent therapies, and outcomes of patients requiring acute renal r...
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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