Appropriateness of Colonoscopy and Relevant Findings Appropriateness of Colonoscopy and Relevant Findings
This study demonstrated that performing colonoscopy according to appropriateness criteria increases the diagnostic yield while avoiding unnecessary exams.Alimentary Pharmacology &Therapeutics
Background: Weather patterns are well-known to affect human health and behavior and are often arbitrarily blamed for high no-show rates (NSRs). The NSR for outpatient gastrointestinal procedures ranges from 4% to 41% depending on the population and procedure performed. Identifying potential causes will allow for the optimization of endoscopy resource utilization. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a day of the year and weather conditions have on NSRs for outpatient endoscopic procedures at a safety-net hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Methods: A 12-month, retrospective cohort study...
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Condition: Colorectal Cancer Intervention: Drug: Iohexol Sponsors: Montefiore Medical Center; GE Healthcare Not yet recruiting
We describe a case of Beh çet’s disease (BD) in a young child that presented with recurrent neuroretinitis and developed retinal lesions during follow-up. A 4.5-year-old girl presented with fever of 39.5°C, erythema nodosum in her legs, bilateral knee arthritis, and perineum aphthae. On ocular examination, visual acuity was 20/25 in both eyes. Right eye examination was normal and the left eye (LE) showed mild anterior and intermediate uveitis, normal optic disc, and a macular star appearance. Laboratory workup demonstrated elevated C-reactive protein levels, a normal abdominal ultrasound, and a normal colo...
We read with interest the article by Naar et al1 published online on 29 July 2020 in Surgery. The authors present results of a post hoc analysis of data from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multicenter Study of the Treatment of Appendicitis in America, which highlighted an increased risk of malignancy for patients older tha n 40 years with appendicitis and with an appendix wider than 10 mm on computed tomography (CT) scan.
Endoscopy DOI: 10.1055/a-1264-6804 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Full text
ConclusionsMeasuring ADR using administrative codes and text searches from pathology results is an efficient method to broadly survey colonoscopy quality.
Authors: Shi J, Gao F, Zhang J Abstract Objective: Changes of the gut microbiota are related to the pathogenesis of functional bowel disorders (FBDs), and probiotic supplementation may be an effective treatment option. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effect of combined live probiotics on the gastrointestinal symptoms of FBDs via altering the gut microbiota. Methods: Patients with the gastrointestinal symptoms of FBDs attending the Outpatient Department, from July to November 2019, were recruited. After the bowel preparation with polyethylene glycol electrolyte powder and colonoscopy, patients with normal...
Conclusions Using a relatively small set of publicly-available colonoscopy data, we obtained sizable training and validation sets of endoscopic images using data augmentation, and achieved an excellent performance in adenomatous polyp detection. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | open access Full text