Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Celiac Plexus Neurolysis (EUS-CPN) for Chronic Pancreatitis
Physicians need a tracking system for specific treatment modalities, and data to determine the impact of endoscopic ultrasound pain management for patients with chronic pancreatitis.
EUS-Coeliac Plexus Block Versus Radiofrequency Ablation in Pain Relief of Patients With Malignancy
Many cancer patients suffer from intractable pain and which is often suboptimally controlled by even strong opioid analgesics. Coeliac plexus neurolysis (CPN) is procedure which intended to permanently destroy the nociceptive pathway that transmits the pain caused by the tumour. It can be with different approaches, such as percutaneously guided by fluoroscopy, echo-endoscopically or surgically with endoscopic approach being the more popular one in many centers equipped with echo-endoscopic services. The effect of CPN has been well established by some retrospective series. The overall response rate to CPN ranges from 70-90%, however, ...
EUS-CPN With and Without Bupivacaine
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) allows EUS-guided trans gastric injection of absolute alcohol around the base of the celiac plexus (celiac plexus neurolysis (EUS-CPN)), to help alleviate pain associated with pancreatic cancer. It is standard procedure to inject bupivacaine immediately before injecting absolute alcohol, to theoretically prevent pain that may occur during and after the procedure. However, there are no data showing whether bupivacaine injection has any real influence on intra-procedural, immediate post-procedural, or long-term pain control. The injection of bupivacaine before the alcohol may have no effect, a synergistic...
Evaluation of the Lymphocyte Subpopulations in the Normal Mucosa of the Upper Digestive Tract
The macro and microscopic findings of the upper gastrointestinal tract are useful in the differential diagnosis of digestive diseases such as Crohn's or celiac diseases. However, the histopathological findings (duodenal lymphocytosis, atrophy, chronic inflammatory infiltrate, etc.) are generally not pathognomonic, and there is a great overlap between different inflammatory diseases. The study of lymphocyte subpopulations of the intestine has shown its usefulness in cases of celiac disease that are difficult to diagnose. In patients with celiac disease, lymphocytes that infiltrate the duodenum present a specific pattern with increased ...
General Population Level Estimation for Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Children During Routine Care Delivery
In partnership with Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Sanford PLEDGE Study is a large-scale, observational, feasibility study of general population screening for T1D and celiac autoantibodies. Screening is incorporated into routine health care visits within an integrated health system.
Genomic Resources for Enhancing Available Therapies (GREAT1.0) Study
This is a prospective, descriptive, observational research study designed to observe and document the clinical practice by domain experts, and how the knowledge of new findings that are published in the medical literature affect clinical decision making. The study will evaluate risk factors and co-variants, including genetic variants that are associated with disease progression such as pain, inflammation, organ dysfunction, disability and quality of life.
Gluten Challenge in Celiac Disease
Up till 30 participants with celiac disease on a glutenfree diet are asked to consume gluten containing cookies or bread for 3 days. Questionnaires and sampling of blood is done before, during and after.
Glutenfree, Gut Microbiota and Metabolic Regulation
High intake of dietary fiber provides health benefits and reduces the risk of developing cardio-metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The intake of fiber is below the recommendations worldwide. In Norway, bread and cereals represent a major source of fiber. A low fiber intake is evident for people with celiac disease due to the removal of wheat, rye and barley from the diet. We therefore need to increase our knowledge in relation to fiber-rich food that will be tolerated also by people with celiac disease. The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of fiber rich gluten free...
Gluten Reduction and Risk of Celiac Disease
Celiac disease shares many features of other autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes. Recently, it was published that higher amounts of gluten intake increased the risk for celiac disease. Optimal amounts of gluten to be introduced during weaning have not yet been established. The aim is to investigate if a gluten-restricted diet (e.g. below 3 gram per day) will reduce the risk of develop CDA and IA in genetically predisposed children by the age of 5 years. Children who screened positive for HLA DQ2/X (X is neither DQ2 nor DQ8) in the GPPAD-02 (ASTR1D [ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier NCT03316261]) screening will be contacted by a...
Impact of a Gluten-free Diet on Quality of Life in Patients With Axial Spondyloarthritis.
Subclinical intestinal inflammation and gut dysbiosis have been reported in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA). In common practice, rheumatologists are increasingly confronted with patients with inflammatory rheumatism who are on gluten-free diets (GFDs), despite the lack of reliable data from controlled studies. This study aims to determine the impact of a GFD on the quality of life of patients with axial SpA.
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