Apr 1, 2014
in Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
BACKGROUND AND AIMS With small diameter endoscopes, transnasal esophagogastroduodenoscopy (t-EGD) is routinely performed. The aim of this prospective observational study was to evaluate the role of t-EGD for upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). PATIENTS AND
METHODS One hundred and forty-five consecutive patients (mean age, 66±18.4 years) with suspicion of UGIB were classified a priori into 3...
Background Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) with snare is the recommended technique to resect non-invasive colorectal neoplastic lesions between 10 and 30 mm in diameter. The objective of EMR is to resect completely the neoplastic tissue en bloc and preferably with free margins (R0), avoiding recurrences. Anchoring the tip of the snare in the submucosa is a technical trick that allows snare sli...
Jan 1, 2010
in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Background and Study
Aims Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) can be routinely performed via a nasal route in adults by using small-caliber endoscopes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the adequacy of biopsy specimens obtained with small forceps for histologic diagnosis. Patients and
Method From January to April 2007, we prospectively compared all biopsy specimens obtained, during conventio...