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.

Simethicone for small bowel preparation for capsule endoscopy: a systematic, single-blinded, controlled study

No standardized protocol for bowel preparation for capsule endoscopy has been evaluated. Bowel preparation with simethicone resulted in significantly better visibility because of fewer intraluminal bubbles

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.