Double-balloon enteroscopy-assisted dilatation avoids surgery for small bowel strictures: A systematic review.

Related Articles Double-balloon enteroscopy-assisted dilatation avoids surgery for small bowel strictures: A systematic review. World J Gastroenterol. 2017 Dec 07;23(45):8073-8081 Authors: Baars JE, Theyventhiran R, Aepli P, Saxena P, Kaffes AJ Abstract AIM: To evaluate the therapeutic role of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) in small bowel strictures and to propose a standard approach to small bowel strictures. METHODS: Systematic review of studies involving DBE in patients with small bowel strictures. Only studies limited to small bowel strictures were included and those with ileo-colonic strictures were excluded. RESULTS: In total 13 studies…

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Efficacy of endoscopic balloon dilation for small bowel strictures in patients with Crohn’s disease: A nationwide, multi-center, open-label, prospective cohort study.

Efficacy of endoscopic balloon dilation for small bowel strictures in patients with Crohn’s disease: A nationwide, multi-center, open-label, prospective cohort study. J Crohns Colitis. 2017 Nov 29;: Authors: Hirai F, Andoh A, Ueno F, Watanabe K, Ohmiya N, Nakase H, Kato S, Esaki M, Endo Y, Yamamoto H, Matsui T, Iida M, Hibi T, Watanabe M, Suzuki Y, Matsumoto T Abstract Background and Aims: Endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) is an alternative to surgery for Crohn’s strictures. However, there have been no prospective studies of EBD for small bowel strictures in…

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A systematic review: The management and outcomes of ileal pouch strictures.

A systematic review: The management and outcomes of ileal pouch strictures. J Crohns Colitis. 2017 Nov 16;: Authors: Segal JP, Worley G, Adegbola SO, Sahnan K, Tozer P, Lung PFC, Faiz OD, Clark SK, Hart AL Abstract Background: Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis removes the diseased tissue in ulcerative colitis but also allows gastrointestinal continuity and stoma-free living. Pouch strictures are a complication with a reported incidence of 5-38%. The three areas where pouch strictures occur are in the pouch inlet, mid-pouch and pouch-anal anastomosis. Aim: To undertake a…

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Endoscopic balloon dilation of Crohn’s disease strictures-safety, efficacy and clinical impact.

Related Articles Endoscopic balloon dilation of Crohn’s disease strictures-safety, efficacy and clinical impact. World J Gastroenterol. 2017 Nov 07;23(41):7397-7406 Authors: Lopes S, Rodrigues-Pinto E, Andrade P, Afonso J, Baron TH, Magro F, Macedo G Abstract AIM: To evaluate the incidence of anastomotic strictures after intestinal resection in Crohn’s disease (CD), demonstrate long-term efficacy and safety of endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) in CD strictures and its impact on the diagnosis of subclinical postoperative endoscopic recurrence. METHODS: Retrospective single tertiary center study based on prospectively collected data between 2010 and 2015 including…

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Fecal marker levels as predictors of need for endoscopic balloon dilation in Crohn’s disease patients with anastomotic strictures.

Fecal marker levels as predictors of need for endoscopic balloon dilation in Crohn’s disease patients with anastomotic strictures. World J Gastroenterol. 2017 Sep 21;23(35):6482-6490 Authors: Lopes S, Andrade P, Rodrigues-Pinto E, Afonso J, Macedo G, Magro F Abstract AIM: To evaluate the accuracy and best cut-off value of fecal calprotectin (FC) and fecal lactoferrin (FL) to predict disease recurrence in asymptomatic patients presenting with anastomotic strictures. METHODS: This was a longitudinal single tertiary center study based on prospectively collected data (recorded in a clinical database created for this purpose) performed…

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

Efficacy, Safety, and Long-term Outcome of Serial Endoscopic Balloon Dilation for Upper Gastrointestinal Crohn’s Disease-associated Strictures-A Cohort Study. J Crohns Colitis. 2017 Sep 01;11(9):1044-1051 Authors: Singh A, Agrawal N, Kurada S, Lopez R, Kessler H, Philpott J, Shen B, Lashner B, Rieder F Abstract Background : Gastric and duodenal Crohn’s disease [CD]-associated strictures are rare. Evidence on endoscopic balloon dilation [EBD] of upper gastrointestinal [GI] CD strictures is limited, in particular in respect to serial dilations. Methods : Prospective short- and long-term outcome data as well as complication rates on…

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