Clinical and Endoscopic Management of Synchronous Amoebic Liver Abscess and Bleeding Colonic Ulcers.
Conclusion: Synchronous hepatic and intestinal amoebiasis is not uncommon, and often requires endoscopic haemostasis in case of gastrointestinal bleeding due to colonic disease. We report the successful endoscopic control of bleeding amoebic ulcers in all 24 patients. PMID: 31304698 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Smirnov AA, Kiriltseva MM, Burakov AN, Maksimov MV, Botina AV, Saadulaeva MM, Konkina NV Abstract Submucosal tunneling endoscopic technique can be useful in obtaining esophageal muscle specimens in patients with esophageal motility disorders. Here, we describe the case of a patient with systemic sclerosis. Histological verification of the esophageal involvement in the pathological process was required for the treatment. There were no intra- and post- operational complications. PMID: 31426627 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Kato M Abstract Diverticular bleeding accounts for approximately 26%-40% of the cases of lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Rupture of the vasa recta at the neck or dome of the diverticula can be the cause of this bleeding. Colonoscopy aids in not only the diagnosis but also the treatment of diverticular bleeding after a steady bowel preparation. Endoscopic hemostasis involves several methods, such as injection/thermal contact therapy, clipping, endoscopic band ligation (EBL), hemostatic powder, and over-the-scope clips. Each endoscopic method can provide a secure initial hemostasis. With regard to the clini...
Conclusion: Endoscopists at our institutions met/exceeded the quality metrics in the first half of each year from the beginning of the study. Routine reporting may maintain, but not improve, outcomes. Long-term studies to determine if periodic feedback to endoscopists improves the quality of endoscopy as per national standards for detection of early colorectal cancers are required. PMID: 31428145 [PubMed]
This study analyzes the clinical features and the correlation of anti-TPO levels with diffuse and multinodular forms of HT. Material and Methods: This study was conducted in the Department of General Surgery in a tertiary care hospital in south Tamil Nadu. Patients presenting with clinical features of a thyroid disorder were interviewed and given a detailed clinical, radiological examination and guided FNAC. Those patients diagnosed by FNAC as HT were registered and a sample of 3cc of blood was drawn for T3, T4, TSH, and anti-TPO analysis. All the data were tabulated. Results and Discussion: Of the 212 patients who...
Charles J. Lightdale
CHARLES J. LIGHTDALE, MD
GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA
Conclusion: The occurrence of amebic colitis in this United States-Mexico border city hospital population was low, but in some cases potentially life-threatening. Physicians should be alert to the less common presentations of amebic colitis, such as overt gastrointestinal bleeding, exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease, and the incidental finding of association with colon cancer, or a surgical abdomen. Rectosigmoid involvement was typically found on colonoscopy.