Mohamed O Othman
Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Vanga R, Tansel A, Sidiq S, El Serag H, Othman M. Diagnostic Performance of Measurement of Fecal Elastase-1 in Detection of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018;16:1220-1228.e4 pubmed publisher
..However, in these patients, an abnormal level of elastase-1 (below 200 mcg/g) has a high false-positive rate. ..
Bernica J, Elhanafi S, Kalakota N, Jia Y, Dodoo C, Dwivedi A, et al
. Cholangioscopy Is Safe and Feasible in Elderly Patients. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018;16:1293-1299.e2 pubmed publisher
..17). In a retrospective analysis of ERCPs with SOCs, we found this procedure to be safe for elderly patients (older than 75 years), who had rates of complications and hospital admission similar to those of younger patients. ..
Othman M, Zhang D, Elhanafi S, Eloliby M, Davis B, Guererro R, et al
. Cap-Assisted Colonoscopy Increases Detection of Advanced Adenomas and Polyps. Am J Med Sci. 2017;353:367-373 pubmed publisher
..9% versus 0%). In a predominantly Hispanic population, no difference was seen in the mean ADR with the use of CAC. However, CAC, when compared with SC, resulted in an increased AADR and mean polyp detection rate. ..
Abdelfatah M, Barakat M, Lee H, Kim J, Uedo N, Grimm I, et al
. The incidence of lymph node metastasis in early gastric cancer according to the expanded criteria in comparison with the absolute criteria of the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association: a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018;87:338-347 pubmed publisher
..However, expanding the indication for undifferentiated lesions ?2 cm and differentiated lesions with slight submucosal invasion (T1b) should be balanced with the risks of surgery, given the increased risk of LNM in these patients. ..