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Over-The-Scope Clip Defect Closure Following Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Throughout The Gastrointestinal Tract: A Case Series, Kyle Kreitman DO, Patrick Hickey DO, Shashin Shah MD, Hiral N. Shah MD 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Over-The-Scope Clip Defect Closure Following Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Throughout The Gastrointestinal Tract: A Case Series, Kyle Kreitman Do, Patrick Hickey Do, Shashin Shah Md, Hiral N. Shah Md

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


The Sensitivity Of Cross-Sectional Imaging For Identifying Periampullary Diverticula, Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, Jetmir Vojnika, MD, Alexander Schlachterman, MD, David E. Loren, MD, Thomas E. Kowalski 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

The Sensitivity Of Cross-Sectional Imaging For Identifying Periampullary Diverticula, Austin Chiang, Md, Mph, Jetmir Vojnika, Md, Alexander Schlachterman, Md, David E. Loren, Md, Thomas E. Kowalski

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Posters

Our aim was to determine the sensitivity of imaging in identifying duodenal diverticula as seen during ERCP.


The Incidental Discovery Of Strongyloidiasis Colitis, Elizabeth Gold DO, Travis Magdaleno MD, Cheryl A. Bloomfield MD 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

The Incidental Discovery Of Strongyloidiasis Colitis, Elizabeth Gold Do, Travis Magdaleno Md, Cheryl A. Bloomfield Md

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Real World Experience With Obeticholic Acid For Primary Biliary Cholangitis: A Case Series, Eric Nellis MD, Adam Peyton DO, She-Yan Wong MD 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Real World Experience With Obeticholic Acid For Primary Biliary Cholangitis: A Case Series, Eric Nellis Md, Adam Peyton Do, She-Yan Wong Md

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Benign Colonic Schwann Cell Hamartoma In A Pediatric Patient With Pten Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome (Phts), Naser Tolaymat MD, Adam R. Paul DO 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Benign Colonic Schwann Cell Hamartoma In A Pediatric Patient With Pten Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome (Phts), Naser Tolaymat Md, Adam R. Paul Do

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Pancreatoscopy In Undiagnosed Pancreatic Disease, Travis Magdaleno MD, Shashin Shah MD, Hiral N. Shah MD 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Pancreatoscopy In Undiagnosed Pancreatic Disease, Travis Magdaleno Md, Shashin Shah Md, Hiral N. Shah Md

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


A Proposed Therapeutic Algorithm For Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Based On Endoscopic Polypectomies In Patients With Multiple Colonic Polyps, Septimiu Alexandru, Florin D. Ungureanu, Reka Incze Kutasi, Cosmin Alec Moldovan 2018 Witting Clinical Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Bucharest, Romania

A Proposed Therapeutic Algorithm For Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Based On Endoscopic Polypectomies In Patients With Multiple Colonic Polyps, Septimiu Alexandru, Florin D. Ungureanu, Reka Incze Kutasi, Cosmin Alec Moldovan

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Introduction. Results from single medical centers having large numbers of patients with multiple colonic polyps that have undergone colonoscopy management are rare.

Material and method. The present study is based on 2,000 cases enrolled during 2009 and 2017, including patients that underwent colonoscopy for various reasons in the Department for Upper and Lower Endoscopy of Witting Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania.

Results. Of the 2,000 patients examined during 2009 - 2017, 594 tumor formations were detected; 148 (24.9%) patients had colorectal malignancies, and 446 (75%) polypoid formations in 313 patients who had one or more colon polyps were found ...


Thrombocytopenia In End-Stage Renal Disease And Chronic Viral Hepatitis B Or C, Olga Hilda Orasan, Laura Urian, George Ciulei, Iulia Breaban, Andreea Maria Stefan, Sorina Cezara Secara, Adela Sitar Taut, Simina Tarmure Sarlea, Vasile Negrean, Dorel Sampelean, Ioan Mihai Patiu, Remus Aurel Orasan, Angela Cozma 2018 Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, 4 th Medical Department, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Thrombocytopenia In End-Stage Renal Disease And Chronic Viral Hepatitis B Or C, Olga Hilda Orasan, Laura Urian, George Ciulei, Iulia Breaban, Andreea Maria Stefan, Sorina Cezara Secara, Adela Sitar Taut, Simina Tarmure Sarlea, Vasile Negrean, Dorel Sampelean, Ioan Mihai Patiu, Remus Aurel Orasan, Angela Cozma

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Objectives. We evaluated platelet counts in end-stage renal disease and chronic viral hepatitis.

Materials and Methods. We studied 70 patients with end-stage renal disease and chronic viral hepatitis and compared them to a control group of 45 patients without hepatitis.

Results. The presence of viral hepatitis was associated with a higher prevalence of thrombocytopenia. Correlations between age, C-reactive protein, liver stiffness measurement, and platelet count were observed. C-reactive protein levels > 10 mg/dl were associated with a lower risk of thrombocytopenia in patients with end-stage renal disease and chronic viral hepatitis, yet age > 60 years, dialysis vintage > 10 years, aspartate ...


Strategies To Improve Post-Procedural Safe Patient Handoffs, Marguerite Anderson, Tara Herman, Janice Nichols, Robyn Dixon, Elizabeth Van Der Linden, Bonnie Boivin, Stephen Tyzik, MMC ASU, MMC PACU, SSU, Endoscopy, Advanced Endoscopy, One Call Center 2018 Maine Medical Center

Strategies To Improve Post-Procedural Safe Patient Handoffs, Marguerite Anderson, Tara Herman, Janice Nichols, Robyn Dixon, Elizabeth Van Der Linden, Bonnie Boivin, Stephen Tyzik, Mmc Asu, Mmc Pacu, Ssu, Endoscopy, Advanced Endoscopy, One Call Center

Operational Excellence

STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE SAFE PATIENT HANDOFFS AND POST PROCEDURAL FLOW

During patient transfers from one care unit to another, it is imperative for patient safety and satisfaction that timely and complete communication between staff occurs. In an academic tertiary care medical center, a team consisting of representatives from 6 patient care units used improvement methods of operational excellence to improve patient centered movement.

The goal of this project was to improve the percentages of two questions related to information sharing on the FY2018 AHRQ Culture of Patient Safety Survey. Using baseline metrics to reflect the current state of patient wait ...


Era Of Direct Acting Anti-Viral Agents For The Treatment Of Hepatitis C., Monjur Ahmed 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Era Of Direct Acting Anti-Viral Agents For The Treatment Of Hepatitis C., Monjur Ahmed

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Faculty Papers

Hepatitis C infection is universal and the most common indication of liver transplantation in the United States. The period of less effective interferon therapy with intolerable side effects has gone. Now we have stepped into the era of direct acting anti-viral agents (DAAs) against hepatitis C virus. Treatment of hepatitis C is now extremely effective, tolerable and requires a short duration of intake of oral agents. Less monitoring is required with the current therapy and drug-drug interactions are less than the previous regimen. The current treatment options of chronic hepatitis C with various DAAs are discussed in this article.


None Shall Pass: Migrated Surgical Mesh Causing Gastric Outlet Obstruction With Endoscopic Extraction, Matthew J. Sullivan DO, Shashin Shah MD, Paola Blanco MD 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

None Shall Pass: Migrated Surgical Mesh Causing Gastric Outlet Obstruction With Endoscopic Extraction, Matthew J. Sullivan Do, Shashin Shah Md, Paola Blanco Md

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Prothrombin Complex Concentrates Or Recombinant Factor Viia Are More Effective Than Fresh-Frozen Plasma At Lowering Inr In Patients With Liver Disease, Abel J. Ignatius 2018 Wayne State University

Prothrombin Complex Concentrates Or Recombinant Factor Viia Are More Effective Than Fresh-Frozen Plasma At Lowering Inr In Patients With Liver Disease, Abel J. Ignatius

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Kwon JO, MacLaren R. Comparison of fresh-frozen plasma, four-factor prothrombin complex concentrates, and recombinant factor VIIa to facilitate procedures in critically ill patients with coagulopathy from liver disease: a retrospective cohort study. Pharmacotherapy. 2016;36(10):1047-1054. doi: 10.1002/phar.1827


Evaluation Of The Sharkcore, Benjamin L. Witt, Rachel E. Factor, Barbara E. Chadwick, Justin Caron, Ali A. Siddiqui, Douglas G. Adler 2018 University of Utah

Evaluation Of The Sharkcore, Benjamin L. Witt, Rachel E. Factor, Barbara E. Chadwick, Justin Caron, Ali A. Siddiqui, Douglas G. Adler

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Faculty Papers

Background and Objectives:

EUS guided core biopsy was once rarely performed but is now entering mainstream practice. Neuroendocrine tumors often warrant core biopsy as sufficient tissue must be obtained to allow for special staining to ensure a correct diagnosis. Traditionally these lesions were sampled with FNA needles. We performed a retrospective pilot study to evaluate the clinical value and efficacy of the a new EUS core needle biopsy needle as compared to a standard EUS FNA needle in the evaluation of patients with known or suspected neuroendocrine tumors.

Methods:

A retrospective analysis of the first 10 patients (between January 2015 ...


Intestinal P-Glycoprotein Exports Endocannabinoids To Prevent Inflammation And Maintain Homeostasis, Rose L. Szabady, Christopher Louissaint, Anneke Lubben, Bailu Xie, Shaun Reeksting, Christine Tuohy, Zachary Demma, Sage Foley, Christina S. Faherty, Alejandro Llanos-Chea, Andrew J. Olive, Randall J. Mrsny, Beth A. McCormick 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Intestinal P-Glycoprotein Exports Endocannabinoids To Prevent Inflammation And Maintain Homeostasis, Rose L. Szabady, Christopher Louissaint, Anneke Lubben, Bailu Xie, Shaun Reeksting, Christine Tuohy, Zachary Demma, Sage Foley, Christina S. Faherty, Alejandro Llanos-Chea, Andrew J. Olive, Randall J. Mrsny, Beth A. Mccormick

Open Access Articles

Neutrophil influx into the intestinal lumen is a critical response to infectious agents, but is also associated with severe intestinal damage observed in idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease. The chemoattractant hepoxilin A3, an eicosanoid secreted from intestinal epithelial cells by the apically restricted efflux pump multidrug resistance protein 2 (MRP2), mediates this neutrophil influx. Information about a possible counterbalance pathway that could signal the lack of or resolution of an apical inflammatory signal, however, has yet to be described. We now report a system with such hallmarks. Specifically, we identify endocannabinoids as the first known endogenous substrates of the apically restricted ...


Lafora Disease Masquerading As Hepatic Dysfunction, Faisal Inayat, Waqas Ullah, Hanan T. Lodhi, Zarak H. Khan, Ghulam Ilyas, Nouman Safdar Ali, Hafez Mohammad A. Abdullah 2018 Allama Iqbal Medical College

Lafora Disease Masquerading As Hepatic Dysfunction, Faisal Inayat, Waqas Ullah, Hanan T. Lodhi, Zarak H. Khan, Ghulam Ilyas, Nouman Safdar Ali, Hafez Mohammad A. Abdullah

Abington Hospital Papers

Lafora disease is fatal intractable progressive myoclonic epilepsy. It is frequently characterized by epileptic seizures, difficulty walking, muscle spasms, and dementia in late childhood or adolescence. We chronicle here an unusual case of an asymptomatic young male soccer player who presented with elevated liver enzymes. Neurological examination was unremarkable. The diagnostic workup for hepatitis, infectious etiologies, autoimmune disorders, hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and other related diseases was inconclusive. He subsequently underwent an uneventful percutaneous liver biopsy. Based on the pathognomonic histopathological findings, Lafora disease was considered the likely etiology. The present study is a unique illustration of ...


The Transfusion Threshold For Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Is A Hemoglobin Of 7.0 G/Dl Or Less, Matthew J. Ouellette , D.O., Katherine S. Lee , M.D., Daniel P. Noack, Aaron Simpson , M.D., Rana K. Zaban , D.O., Chelsea Gonzalez , D.O., Racha El-Ladki , D.O. 2018 Annapolis Family Medicine Residency, Beaumont Wayne Hospital

The Transfusion Threshold For Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Is A Hemoglobin Of 7.0 G/Dl Or Less, Matthew J. Ouellette , D.O., Katherine S. Lee , M.D., Daniel P. Noack, Aaron Simpson , M.D., Rana K. Zaban , D.O., Chelsea Gonzalez , D.O., Racha El-Ladki , D.O.

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Villanueva C, Colomo A, Bosch A, Concepcion M, Hernandez-Gea V, Aracil C. Transfusion strategies for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. New Eng J Med. 2013;368(1):11-21. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1211801


Early Oral Refeeding In Acute Pancreatitis Reduces Length Of Hospital Stay, Sylvie B. Polsky 2018 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Early Oral Refeeding In Acute Pancreatitis Reduces Length Of Hospital Stay, Sylvie B. Polsky

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Lariño-Noia J, Lindkvist B, Iglesias-García J, Seijo-Ríos S, Iglesias-Canle J, Domínguez-Muñoz J. Early and/or immediately full caloric diet versus standard refeeding in mild acute pancreatitis: A randomized open-label trial. Pancreatology. 2014;14(3):167-173. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2014.02.008.


Sex-Specific Associations Of Infants’ Gut Microbiome With Arsenic Exposure In A Us Population, Anne G. Hoen, Juliette C. Madan, Zhigang Li, Modupe Coker, Sara N. Lundgren, Hilary G. Morrison, Thomas J. Palys, Brian P. Jackson, Mitchell L. Sogin, Kathryn L. Cottingham, Margaret R. Karagas 2018 Dartmouth College

Sex-Specific Associations Of Infants’ Gut Microbiome With Arsenic Exposure In A Us Population, Anne G. Hoen, Juliette C. Madan, Zhigang Li, Modupe Coker, Sara N. Lundgren, Hilary G. Morrison, Thomas J. Palys, Brian P. Jackson, Mitchell L. Sogin, Kathryn L. Cottingham, Margaret R. Karagas

Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles

Arsenic is a ubiquitous environmental toxicant with antimicrobial properties that can be found in food and drinking water. The influence of arsenic exposure on the composition of the human microbiome in US populations remains unknown, particularly during the vulnerable infant period. We investigated the relationship between arsenic exposure and gut microbiome composition in 204 infants prospectively followed as part of the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study. Infant urine was analyzed for total arsenic concentration using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Stool microbiome composition was determined using sequencing of the bacterial 16S rRNA gene. Infant urinary arsenic related to gut microbiome ...


A Population Of Gut Epithelial Enterochromaffin Cells Is Mechanosensitive And Requires Piezo2 To Convert Force Into Serotonin Release, Constanza Alcaino, Kaitlyn R. Knutson, Anthony J. Treichel, Gulcan Yildiz, Peter R. Strege, David R. Linden, Joyce H. Li, Andrew B. Leiter, Joseph H. Szurszewski, Gianrico Farrugia, Arthur Beyder 2018 Mayo Clinic

A Population Of Gut Epithelial Enterochromaffin Cells Is Mechanosensitive And Requires Piezo2 To Convert Force Into Serotonin Release, Constanza Alcaino, Kaitlyn R. Knutson, Anthony J. Treichel, Gulcan Yildiz, Peter R. Strege, David R. Linden, Joyce H. Li, Andrew B. Leiter, Joseph H. Szurszewski, Gianrico Farrugia, Arthur Beyder

Open Access Articles

Enterochromaffin (EC) cells constitute the largest population of intestinal epithelial enteroendocrine (EE) cells. EC cells are proposed to be specialized mechanosensory cells that release serotonin in response to epithelial forces, and thereby regulate intestinal fluid secretion. However, it is unknown whether EE and EC cells are directly mechanosensitive, and if so, what the molecular mechanism of their mechanosensitivity is. Consequently, the role of EE and EC cells in gastrointestinal mechanobiology is unclear. Piezo2 mechanosensitive ion channels are important for some specialized epithelial mechanosensors, and they are expressed in mouse and human EC cells. Here, we use EC and EE cell ...


Video Capsule Endoscopy As A Tool For Evaluation Of Obscure Overt Gastrointestinal Bleeding In The Intensive Care Unit, Shahrad Hakimian, Salmaan Jawaid, Yurima Guilarte-Walker, Jomol Mathew, David R. Cave 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Video Capsule Endoscopy As A Tool For Evaluation Of Obscure Overt Gastrointestinal Bleeding In The Intensive Care Unit, Shahrad Hakimian, Salmaan Jawaid, Yurima Guilarte-Walker, Jomol Mathew, David R. Cave

Open Access Articles

Background and study aims: Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a minimally invasive tool that helps visualize the gastrointestinal tract from the esophagus to the right colon without the need for sedation or preparation. VCE is safe with very few contraindications. However, its role and safety profile in the intensive care unit (ICU) population have not been reported. The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of VCE use in ICU patients. Patients and methods: We conducted a single-center retrospective observational study of patients who underwent VCE for evaluation of obscure overt gastrointestinal bleeding in the ...


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