Joseph Romagnuolo

Summary

Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Predicting native papilla biliary cannulation success using a multinational Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Quality Network
    Chunyan Peng
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, 25 Courtenay Drive, ART 7100A, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    BMC Gastroenterol 13:147. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Recording ERCP fluoroscopy metrics using a multinational quality network: establishing benchmarks and examining time-related improvements
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:1224-30. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Simple clinical variables predict liver histology in hepatitis C: prospective validation of a clinical prediction model
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Digestive Disease Center, University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathon Lucas Street, PO Box 250 327, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Scand J Gastroenterol 40:1365-71. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Simple clinical predictors may obviate urgent endoscopy in selected patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Departments of Medicine and Biometry, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:265-70. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Designing clinical trials for NOTES
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Digestive Disease Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, 25 Courteney Drive, ART 7100A, MSC 290, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 18:371-85; xi. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic "antireflux" procedures: not yet ready for prime time
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary Medical Clinic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 18:573-7. 2004
  7. doi request reprint Accuracy of contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS with a second-generation perflutren lipid microsphere contrast agent (with video)
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Department of Medicine, Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 73:52-63. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Allopurinol to prevent pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a randomized placebo-controlled trial
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Digestive Disease Center, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 6:465-71; quiz 371. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Utility of endoscopic ultrasound, cytology and fluid carcinoembryonic antigen and CA 19-9 levels in pancreatic cystic lesions
    Abdulrahman M Aljebreen
    Director of Clinical Research, Medical University of South Carolina MUSC, Digestive Disease Center, 96 Jonathon Lucas St, CSB 210, PO Box 250 327 Charleston, SC 29425 USA
    World J Gastroenterol 13:3962-6. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Post-endoscopy checklist reduces length of stay for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Department of Medicine Divisions of Department of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 17:249-54. 2005

Detail Information

Publications63

  1. pmc Predicting native papilla biliary cannulation success using a multinational Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) Quality Network
    Chunyan Peng
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, 25 Courtenay Drive, ART 7100A, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    BMC Gastroenterol 13:147. 2013
    ..Our aim is to determine factors associated with deep biliary cannulation success, with/ without precut sphincterotomy...
  2. doi request reprint Recording ERCP fluoroscopy metrics using a multinational quality network: establishing benchmarks and examining time-related improvements
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:1224-30. 2013
    ..We aimed to establish benchmarks for fluoroscopy time (FT) in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and assess the effect of physician practice networking on time trends...
  3. ncbi request reprint Simple clinical variables predict liver histology in hepatitis C: prospective validation of a clinical prediction model
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Digestive Disease Center, University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathon Lucas Street, PO Box 250 327, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Scand J Gastroenterol 40:1365-71. 2005
    ..Absence of predictors also predicted a lack of inflammation and fibrosis. Our aim was prospectively to validate this clinical prediction model using an independent multicenter sample...
  4. ncbi request reprint Simple clinical predictors may obviate urgent endoscopy in selected patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Departments of Medicine and Biometry, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:265-70. 2007
    ..The aims of this study were to predict whether the modified BRS (mBRS) can predict (1) endoscopic high-risk stigmata (HRS) and (2) rebleeding and mortality...
  5. doi request reprint Designing clinical trials for NOTES
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Digestive Disease Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, 25 Courteney Drive, ART 7100A, MSC 290, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 18:371-85; xi. 2008
    ..The pros and cons of subjective quality of life outcomes are debated, and the role of the patient/consumer in driving the direction and interpretation of clinical trials is discussed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic "antireflux" procedures: not yet ready for prime time
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary Medical Clinic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 18:573-7. 2004
    ..Although they are promising, it is clear that these procedures are still in a preliminary study phase and not ready for "prime time" clinical use...
  7. doi request reprint Accuracy of contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS with a second-generation perflutren lipid microsphere contrast agent (with video)
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Department of Medicine, Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 73:52-63. 2011
    ..EUS-FNA has limitations in cancer diagnosis/staging. New contrast agents, transducers, and processors have improved the potential of contrast-enhanced harmonic (CEH)-EUS...
  8. doi request reprint Allopurinol to prevent pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a randomized placebo-controlled trial
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Digestive Disease Center, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 6:465-71; quiz 371. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine if allopurinol decreases the rate of PEP...
  9. ncbi request reprint Utility of endoscopic ultrasound, cytology and fluid carcinoembryonic antigen and CA 19-9 levels in pancreatic cystic lesions
    Abdulrahman M Aljebreen
    Director of Clinical Research, Medical University of South Carolina MUSC, Digestive Disease Center, 96 Jonathon Lucas St, CSB 210, PO Box 250 327 Charleston, SC 29425 USA
    World J Gastroenterol 13:3962-6. 2007
    ..To assess the diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), fluid tumor markers and cytology in distinguishing benign from (pre)malignant pancreatic cystic lesions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Post-endoscopy checklist reduces length of stay for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Department of Medicine Divisions of Department of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 17:249-54. 2005
    ..Hypothesis: a detailed checklist addressing factors relevant to discharge planning would shorten hospital stay, when added to the procedure report...
  11. doi request reprint Does rectal indomethacin eliminate the need for prophylactic pancreatic stent placement in patients undergoing high-risk ERCP? Post hoc efficacy and cost-benefit analyses using prospective clinical trial data
    B Joseph Elmunzer
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:410-5. 2013
    ..We performed a post hoc analysis of this RCT to explore whether rectal indomethacin can replace PSP in the prevention of PEP and to estimate the potential cost savings of such an approach...
  12. doi request reprint Long-term clinical outcomes after endoscopic minor papilla therapy in symptomatic patients with pancreas divisum
    Gregory D Borak
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Pancreas 38:903-6. 2009
    ..To assess the long-term outcomes of endoscopic minor papilla therapy in a spectrum of symptomatic patients with pancreas divisum...
  13. doi request reprint Influence of race and sex on prevalence and recurrence of colon polyps
    Eli Penn
    Digestive Disease Center, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425 2900, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1127-32. 2010
    ..We sought to validate these observations and assess whether the increase in CRC in AAs is owing to polyp prevalence or incidence differences vs other factors...
  14. doi request reprint Chronic calcific pancreatitis: combination ERCP and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for pancreatic duct stones
    Christopher Lawrence
    Division of Gastroenterology, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine, Charleston, SC 29425 2900, USA
    South Med J 103:505-8. 2010
    ..Our aim was to examine the outcomes of the first 30 patients with symptomatic pancreatic stones treated with a combination of ESWL and endoscopic therapies...
  15. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy for pancreas divisum by using a needle-knife or standard pull-type technique: safety and reintervention rates
    Augustin Attwell
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1501 The Vanderbilt Clinic, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:705-11. 2006
    ..Technical options for pancreatic sphincterotomy of the minor papilla for pancreas divisum include a needle-knife cut over a plastic stent and a standard pull-type cut with a sphincterotome...
  16. doi request reprint International consensus recommendations on the management of patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding
    Alan N Barkun
    Division of Gastroenterology, Montreal General Hospital Site, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 152:101-13. 2010
    ..A multidisciplinary group of 34 experts from 15 countries developed this update and expansion of the recommendations on the management of acute nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) from 2003...
  17. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive vs. selective invasive biliary imaging for acute biliary pancreatitis: an economic evaluation by using decision tree analysis
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:86-97. 2005
    ..EUS, with ERCP when a stone is seen, has been shown to be feasible. This study assessed the relative costs and outcomes of EUS and MRCP in patients with ABP compared with standard care involving selective ERCP...
  18. doi request reprint EUS in patients with surgically altered upper GI anatomy
    Jason A Wilson
    Digestive Disease Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 72:947-53. 2010
    ..Information regarding the safety and feasibility of EUS-guided FNA (EUS/FNA) in surgically altered anatomy is limited...
  19. doi request reprint Is routine second-look endoscopy effective after endoscopic hemostasis in acute peptic ulcer bleeding? A meta-analysis
    Sara El Ouali
    Division of Gastroenterology, McGill University Health Center, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Gastrointest Endosc 76:283-92. 2012
    ..Routine second-look endoscopy in modern-era peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) remains controversial...
  20. pmc A randomized trial of rectal indomethacin to prevent post-ERCP pancreatitis
    B Joseph Elmunzer
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    N Engl J Med 366:1414-22. 2012
    ..Preliminary research suggests that rectally administered nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs may reduce the incidence of pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)...
  21. doi request reprint Miss rate of pancreas divisum by magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in clinical practice
    Matthew L Carnes
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425 2900, USA
    Pancreas 37:151-3. 2008
    ..Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography has emerged as a noninvasive method of examining the pancreatic ductal anatomy. We aim to assess the sensitivity of MRCP for pancreas divisum...
  22. pmc Measuring episodic abdominal pain and disability in suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction
    Valerie Durkalski
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, 135 Cannon Street, Ste 303, Charleston, SC 29425, United States
    World J Gastroenterol 16:4416-21. 2010
    ..To evaluate the reliability of an instrument that measures disability arising from episodic abdominal pain in patients with suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD)...
  23. doi request reprint Post-ERCP pancreatitis rates do not differ between needle-knife and pull-type pancreatic sphincterotomy techniques: a multiendoscopist 13-year experience
    Christopher Lawrence
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 69:1271-5. 2009
    ..The needle-knife pancreatic sphincterotomy technique (NKS) is purported to result in less-frequent post-ERCP pancreatitis compared with a standard pull-type sphincterotomy (PTS)...
  24. doi request reprint Low symptomatic premature stent occlusion of multiple plastic stents for benign biliary strictures: comparing standard and prolonged stent change intervals
    Christopher Lawrence
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 72:558-63. 2010
    ..Stents are often changed every 3 to 4 months based on the known median patency of a single biliary stent, but patency data for multiple biliary stents are lacking...
  25. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound: a meta-analysis of test performance in suspected biliary obstruction
    Donald Garrow
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:616-23. 2007
    ..It appears comparable to MRCP (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography), although its use is less widely disseminated. We aimed to summarize EUS test performance in suspected biliary disease with meta-analysis...
  26. ncbi request reprint Patterns of use of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in a Canadian province
    Robert J Hilsden
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 18:619-24. 2004
    ..Data on current endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) practice patterns drawn from large population-based samples are limited...
  27. doi request reprint Risk factors for complications after ERCP: a multivariate analysis of 11,497 procedures over 12 years
    Peter B Cotton
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425 2900, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:80-8. 2009
    ..Complications of ERCP are an important concern. We sought to determine predictors of post-ERCP complications at our institution...
  28. ncbi request reprint Infection after ERCP, and antibiotic prophylaxis: a sequential quality-improvement approach over 11 years
    Peter B Cotton
    Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 67:471-5. 2008
    ..Infection is a known complication of ERCP procedures, and the role of antibiotic prophylaxis is uncertain...
  29. doi request reprint Preoperative hemoglobin A1c and postoperative glucose control in outcomes after gastric bypass for obesity
    Mark Perna
    Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 8:685-90. 2012
    ..Our objectives were to understand the predictive capacity of the preoperative HbA1c level in gastric bypass patients at a single university-based Bariatric Center of Excellence...
  30. doi request reprint Poor patient knowledge regarding family history of colon polyps: implications for the feasibility of stratified screening recommendations
    Pooja Sukhwani Elias
    Medical University of South Carolina, Digestive Disease Center, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 75:598-603. 2012
    ..This information is then used to guide screening recommendations for these patients...
  31. doi request reprint Challenges in planning and initiating a randomized clinical study of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction
    Peter B Cotton
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 72:986-91. 2010
    ..The value of ERCP manometry with sphincterotomy is unproven and carries significant risks...
  32. doi request reprint Effect of simply recording colonoscopy withdrawal time on polyp and adenoma detection rates
    Andrew Taber
    Digestive Diseases Center, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 71:782-6. 2010
    ..Attempts have been made to increase the WT; however, simply knowing that a quality measure, such as the WT, is being monitored, by itself, may improve the quality of an examination...
  33. pmc Conventional versus Rosemont endoscopic ultrasound criteria for chronic pancreatitis: comparing interobserver reliability and intertest agreement
    Bruce Kalmin
    Digestive Disease Center, Divission of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Dakota 29425, USA
    Can J Gastroenterol 25:261-4. 2011
    ..The Rosemont criteria (RC) were recently proposed by expert consensus to standardize endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) features and thresholds for diagnosing chronic pancreatitis (CP); however, they are cumbersome and are not validated...
  34. pmc Canadian credentialing guidelines for esophagogastroduodenoscopy
    Terry Ponich
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 22:349-54. 2008
  35. doi request reprint Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery versus laparoscopic surgery for inadvertent colon injury repair: feasibility, risk of abdominal adhesions, and peritoneal contamination in a porcine survival model
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 71:817-23. 2010
    ..Adhesions are common after conventional surgery; natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) avoids peritoneal disruption and may reduce adhesions...
  36. doi request reprint The ERCP quality network: a pilot study of benchmarking practice and performance
    Peter B Cotton
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425 2900, USA
    Am J Med Qual 28:256-60. 2013
    ..The study provided useful data on variations in ERCP practice in the United States and will assist in planning the development of national projects in this field...
  37. doi request reprint Patients' short-term knowledge of personal polyp history inadequate despite systematic notification of results after polypectomy
    Andrew S Brock
    Department of Medicine, Divisions of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    South Med J 106:285-9. 2013
    ..We sought to determine whether systematically informing patients of the results of their colonoscopy and pathology in a multifaceted manner could increase their knowledge of their personal polyp history...
  38. doi request reprint Intraobserver agreement among endosonographers for endoscopic ultrasound features of chronic pancreatitis: a blinded multicenter study
    John G Lieb
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Pancreas 40:177-80. 2011
    ..Assess intraobserver agreement among endosonographers for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) features of chronic pancreatitis (CP)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Routine second look endoscopy: ineffective, costly and potentially misleading
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 18:401-4. 2004
    ..Finally, the Forrest classification may provide dangerously misleading estimates of prognosis because it is being used out of context. This review critically analyzes routine second look endoscopy...
  40. ncbi request reprint Admission hematocrit: a simple, useful and early predictor of severe pancreatitis
    S Ian Gan
    Department of Medicine, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Centre Group, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Dig Dis Sci 49:1946-52. 2004
    ..Initial hematocrit appears to be an early, simple, and useful predictor of severe pancreatitis. A normal 24-hr hematocrit does not appear to alter the prediction made by the initial hematocrit...
  41. doi request reprint Feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of transcranial direct current stimulation for decreasing post-ERCP pain: a randomized, sham-controlled, pilot study
    Jeffrey J Borckardt
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 73:1158-64. 2011
    ..No studies have examined the analgesic effects of tDCS immediately after surgical/endoscopic procedures. Endoscopy investigating abdominal pain, especially ERCP, can cause significant postprocedural pain...
  42. pmc Cost-effectiveness of computerized tomographic colonography versus colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening
    Steven J Heitman
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta
    CMAJ 173:877-81. 2005
    ..Its main advantage, a better safety profile, may be offset by its limitations: lower sensitivity, need for colonoscopy in cases where results are positive, and expense...
  43. doi request reprint Transduodenal sphincteroplasty in the management of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and pancreas divisum in the modern era
    Katherine A Morgan
    Department of Surgery, Digestive Diseases Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:908-14; discussion 914-7. 2008
    ..A retrospective review of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and pancreas divisum patients who underwent TS for refractory pain in a recent time period was undertaken...
  44. doi request reprint Psychosocial Characteristics and Pain Burden of Patients With Suspected Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction in the EPISOD Multicenter Trial
    Olga Brawman-Mintzer
    1 Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA 2 Ralph H Johnson VAMC, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 109:436-42. 2014
    ..These aspects have not been studied extensively in patients with suspected Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography: a meta-analysis of test performance in suspected biliary disease
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Ann Intern Med 139:547-57. 2003
    ..Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is one of many newer noninvasive tests that can image the biliary tree...
  46. doi request reprint Interprofessional collaborative care reduces excess service utilization among individuals with chronic pancreatitis
    Alok Madan
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Manager of Quality and Outcomes for the Mental Health Service Line, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
    J Healthc Qual 35:41-6. 2013
    ..Excess inpatient service utilization within this patient population prompted a performance improvement initiative at a large academic medical center...
  47. doi request reprint Prior surgery determines islet yield and insulin requirement in patients with chronic pancreatitis
    Hongjun Wang
    Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Transplantation 95:1051-7. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to compare islet yield and insulin requirement in the 76 patients who underwent different surgical procedures before TP-IAT at the Medical University of South Carolina between 2009 and 2011...
  48. doi request reprint Grading the complexity of endoscopic procedures: results of an ASGE working party
    Peter B Cotton
    Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425 2900, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 73:868-74. 2011
    ..The complexity of procedures also affects outcomes...
  49. doi request reprint Type of pain, pain-associated complications, quality of life, disability and resource utilisation in chronic pancreatitis: a prospective cohort study
    Daniel K Mullady
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Gut 60:77-84. 2011
    ..To compare patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) with constant pain patterns to patients with CP with intermittent pain patterns...
  50. ncbi request reprint Verrucous carcinoma of the esophagus eluding multiple sets of endoscopic biopsies and endoscopic ultrasound: a case report and review of the literature
    Shane Devlin
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 18:459-62. 2004
    ..Of the 20 cases that have been reported, this is the second to provide an endosonographic description and the first to describe a change in endoscopic appearance with acid suppression...
  51. ncbi request reprint Predicting residual rectal adenocarcinoma in the surgical specimen after preoperative brachytherapy with endoscopic ultrasound
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Division of Gastroenterology and Department of Community Health Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 18:435-40. 2004
    ..However, external beam radiotherapy appears to decrease the accuracy of EUS from 85% to 40%. The aim of the present study was to prospectively evaluate the accuracy of EUS in assessing the response of rectal cancer to BT...
  52. pmc Medical or surgical therapy for erosive reflux esophagitis: cost-utility analysis using a Markov model
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Foothills Hospital, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Ann Surg 236:191-202. 2002
    ..To compare the cost and utility of healing and maintenance regimens of omeprazole and laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) in the framework of the Canadian medical system...
  53. ncbi request reprint Inappropriate use of intravenous pantoprazole: extent of the problem and successful solutions
    Gilaad G Kaplan
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:1207-14. 2005
    ..The objectives were to assess the extent of errors in indications for IV PPI use and to determine whether multidisciplinary interventions could improve IV PPI use and costs...
  54. ncbi request reprint Helical CT versus EUS with fine needle aspiration for celiac nodal assessment in patients with esophageal cancer
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Gastrointest Endosc 55:648-54. 2002
    ..Helical CT has theoretical advantages over "slice" CT in this regard, but its performance has not yet been prospectively studied...
  55. doi request reprint Phase 2 trial of induction gemcitabine, oxaliplatin, and cetuximab followed by selective capecitabine-based chemoradiation in patients with borderline resectable or unresectable locally advanced pancreatic cancer
    Nestor F Esnaola
    Department of Surgery, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 88:837-44. 2014
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Predictors of endoscopic findings after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Jason A Wilson
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:2194-9. 2006
    ..To evaluate predictors of endoscopic findings in symptomatic patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) for obesity...
  57. ncbi request reprint Using breath tests wisely in a gastroenterology practice: an evidence-based review of indications and pitfalls in interpretation
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Calgary, Canada
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:1113-26. 2002
    ..Breath tests are valuable tools that are, in general, underutilized in evaluating dyspepsia and functional bloating and diarrhea, as well as suspected malabsorption, including lactose intolerance...
  58. ncbi request reprint Gender-related changes in the pancreas detected by EUS
    André Kheng Ho Chong
    Gastrointest Endosc 62:475. 2005
  59. ncbi request reprint Interobserver agreement for EUS findings in familial pancreatic-cancer kindreds
    Mark Topazian
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 66:62-7. 2007
    ..EUS is a promising modality for pancreatic-cancer screening in high-risk persons, including familial pancreatic-cancer (FPC) kindreds...
  60. pmc Canadian credentialing guidelines for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
    Johnathon Springer
    St Joseph s Health Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 22:547-51. 2008
  61. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic performance of EUS for chronic pancreatitis: a comparison with histopathology
    André Kheng Ho Chong
    Gastroenterology Department, Fremantle Hospital, University of Western Australia, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
    Gastrointest Endosc 65:808-14. 2007
    ..EUS has been proposed as a minimally invasive and accurate test to detect chronic pancreatitis (CP)...
  62. pmc Postprocedural interpretation of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography by radiology
    Nitin Khanna
    Department of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 22:55-60. 2008
    ..With the increase in the use of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) (necessitating real-time interpretation), it is unknown whether post-ERCP radiologist reporting is still necessary or helpful...
  63. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening with computed tomography colonography: the impact of not reporting diminutive lesions
    Joseph Romagnuolo
    Cancer 112:222. 2008