Efficacy, Safety, and Long-term Outcome of Serial Endoscopic Balloon Dilation for Upper Gastrointestinal Crohn's Disease-associated Strictures-A Cohort Study

Pneumatic dilation of upper GI CD-associated strictures has a high rate of short-term technical and clinical success, with moderate long-term efficacy and acceptable complication rates

Initial experience of videocapsule endoscopy for diagnosing small-bowel tumors in patients with GI polyposis syndromes

Small-bowel tumors frequently occur in familial adenomatous polyposis syndromes. These tumors are difficult to detect with conventional techniques.

Catheter-free method is sufficient for preparation for transnasal endoscopy: randomized controlled trial

Transnasal endoscopy (TNE) has some disadvantages, such as complicated preprocessing and occasional repulsion reactions during catheterization. In an attempt to simplify the preprocessing method, the efficacy of a catheter-free method was assessed

Global prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome according to Rome III or IV criteria: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional bowel disorders. Community prevalence appears to vary widely between different countries. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis of data from all population-based studies.

Catheter-free method is sufficient for preparation for transnasal endoscopy: randomized controlled trial

Transnasal endoscopy (TNE) has some disadvantages, such as complicated preprocessing and occasional repulsion reactions during catheterization. In an attempt to simplify the preprocessing method, the efficacy of a catheter-free method was assessed

Propofol vs midazolam plus fentanyl for upper gastrointestinal endomicroscopy: a randomized trial

There were significantly more good quality endomicroscopic images in the propofol group than in the M/F group. The diagnostic accuracy for upper gastrointestinal mucosal lesions favors the P group. Adverse events and patient assessment were not significantly different for M/f vs propofols.

The role of simeticone in small-bowel preparation for capsule endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a new diagnostic method allowing painless visualization of the entire small bowel. There is as yet no standardized protocol for bowel preparation before the examination.