Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt for Acute Variceal Bleeding: A Meta-analysis

Study compared outcomes of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) to those of medical/endoscopic therapy for acute variceal bleeding in cirrhotic patients. TIPS did not significantly decrease the incidence of rebleeding.

Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease--A Systematic Review

Confocal laser endomicroscopy is an endoscopic method that provides in vitro real-time imaging of the mucosa at a cellular level. It is the only method that enables in vitro functional assessment of intestinal barrier function.

The complementary Erlangen active simulator for interventional endoscopy training is superior to solely clinical education in endoscopic hemostasis--the French training project: a prospective trial

The Erlangen Active Simulator for Interventional Endoscopy (EASIE) using ex-vivo porcine organs was introduced in 1997. Study should analyze whether repeated EASIE. simulator training in endoscopic hemostasis led to superior performance compared. with a traditionally educated group.

Endotracheal intubation under video laryngoscopic guidance during upper gastrointestinal endoscopic surgery in the left lateral position: A randomized controlled trial

Study evaluated feasibility of intubation under video laryngoscopic guidance in the left lateral position during upper gastrointestinal endoscopic surgery. Results showed no difference in terms of time required for intubating (Group L, 23.95 ± 4.43 seconds and Group S, 23,.44± 4.78 seconds) However, Group S exhibited significant hemodynamic changes during shift of decubitus and severe sore throat.

A prospective trial comparing small bowel radiographs and video capsule endoscopy for suspected small bowel disease

Given M2A wireless video capsule (Given Imaging Ltd., Yoqneam, Israel) endoscopy was compared to barium follow-through. Barium study was considered diagnostic in 4 (20%) patients

[Safety and efficacy of continuous infusion propofol for diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endscopy in spontaneous breathing]

Continuous propofol infusion seems to be both effective and safe to achieve sedation for diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in spontaneously breathing. Amnesia was achieved in all of the 21 patients older than 4 years. Adverse effects observed consisted of 1 patient vomiting.

Autonomic nervous function in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: a prospective randomized comparison between transnasal and oral procedures

Transnasal esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) using an ultrathin endoscope is less stressful to the cardiovascular system with less elevation of systolic blood pressure (BP) than oral procedures. autonomic nervous responses were determined employing power spectral analysis (PSA) of heart-rate variations on electrocardiogram

A COVID-19 vaccine-dare to dream

The global desire to produce and deploy a safe and effective vaccine to protect against SARS-CoV-2 is unprecedented. The UK Vaccine Taskforce has stated that the exit strategy depends on a vaccine that is effective in reducing mortality, improving population health by reducing serious disease and protecting the NHS.