S Varadarajulu

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Management of pancreatic fluid collections: a changing of the guard from surgery to endoscopy
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35249 6963, USA
    Am Surg 77:1650-5. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Endoscopic therapy for pancreatic duct leaks and disruptions
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Center for Interventional Endoscopy, Florida Hospital, 601 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803, USA Electronic address
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 23:863-92. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The changing paradigm in EUS-guided tissue acquisition
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Center for Interventional Endoscopy, Florida Hospital, 601 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803, USA Electronic address
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 24:1-7. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Equal efficacy of endoscopic and surgical cystogastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst drainage in a randomized trial
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Gastroenterology 145:583-90.e1. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Best practices in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 10:697-703. 2012
  6. pmc Biliary metal stents are superior to plastic stents for preoperative biliary decompression in pancreatic cancer
    Christopher Decker
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Surg Endosc 25:2364-7. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of the Za self-expandable metal stent for palliation of malignant biliary obstruction
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 38:77-80. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of adjunctive ketamine on sphincter of Oddi motility in humans
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:e405-9. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of indeterminate ERCP findings by intraductal ultrasound
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 22:2086-92. 2007
  10. doi request reprint A modified technique to overcome the limitations of intraductal ultrasound for diagnosis of common bile duct stones
    S Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Endoscopy 40:E152. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Management of pancreatic fluid collections: a changing of the guard from surgery to endoscopy
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35249 6963, USA
    Am Surg 77:1650-5. 2011
    ..The ability of EUS to access smaller size PFCs and those not causing luminal compression has significantly expanded the role of endoscopy in PFC management...
  2. doi request reprint Endoscopic therapy for pancreatic duct leaks and disruptions
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Center for Interventional Endoscopy, Florida Hospital, 601 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803, USA Electronic address
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 23:863-92. 2013
    ..This review discusses the current status of endoscopic management of pancreatic duct leaks and emerging concepts for the treatment of disconnected pancreatic duct syndrome. ..
  3. doi request reprint The changing paradigm in EUS-guided tissue acquisition
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Center for Interventional Endoscopy, Florida Hospital, 601 East Rollins Street, Orlando, FL 32803, USA Electronic address
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 24:1-7. 2014
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Equal efficacy of endoscopic and surgical cystogastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst drainage in a randomized trial
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Gastroenterology 145:583-90.e1. 2013
    ..We performed a single-center, open-label, randomized trial to compare endoscopic and surgical cystogastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst drainage...
  5. doi request reprint Best practices in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 10:697-703. 2012
    ..This review provides a perspective on technical issues that are key for best practices in endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration...
  6. pmc Biliary metal stents are superior to plastic stents for preoperative biliary decompression in pancreatic cancer
    Christopher Decker
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Surg Endosc 25:2364-7. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the rate of endoscopic reinterventions in patients with pancreatic cancer undergoing plastic or self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) placements for preoperative biliary decompression...
  7. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of the Za self-expandable metal stent for palliation of malignant biliary obstruction
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 38:77-80. 2004
    ..The efficacy and safety of the uncoated self-expandable Za metal stent for palliation of malignant distal biliary obstruction was prospectively analyzed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of adjunctive ketamine on sphincter of Oddi motility in humans
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:e405-9. 2008
    ..This study evaluates the effect of ketamine on sphincter of Oddi motility when used as an adjunctive sedative agent during ERCP...
  9. ncbi request reprint Prospective evaluation of indeterminate ERCP findings by intraductal ultrasound
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 22:2086-92. 2007
    ..This study evaluates the diagnostic accuracy of IDUS in patients with indeterminate findings at ERCP...
  10. doi request reprint A modified technique to overcome the limitations of intraductal ultrasound for diagnosis of common bile duct stones
    S Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Endoscopy 40:E152. 2008
  11. ncbi request reprint EUS-guided retrieval of a migrated transgastric pancreatic stent
    S Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Endoscopy 39:E18-9. 2007
  12. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of dextrose 50 % as a medium for injection-assisted polypectomy
    S Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Endoscopy 38:907-12. 2006
    ..It was hypothesized that dextrose 50 %, as a hypertonic solution, might be an ideal medium for IAP. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of dextrose 50 % for performing IAP...
  13. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration in the evaluation of gallbladder masses
    S Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Endoscopy 37:751-4. 2005
    ..There are very few data on endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of gallbladder masses. The aim of this study was to assess the utility and safety of EUS-FNA in the evaluation of patients with gallbladder masses...
  14. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic management of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction in children
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 42:526-30. 2006
    ..Most children diagnosed with SOD are treated by biliary sphincterotomy with suboptimal results. The efficacy and safety of pancreatic and dual sphincterotomy in children with SOD has not been previously reported...
  15. ncbi request reprint Can endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration predict response to chemoradiation in non-small cell lung cancer? A pilot study
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0007, USA
    Respiration 73:213-20. 2006
    ..Objective: This pilot study evaluates the ability of EUS-FNA to predict pathologic response in LN following CHEMO-XRT in NSCLC patients with N2 disease. Patients and..
  16. ncbi request reprint Prospective randomized trial evaluating ketamine for advanced endoscopic procedures in difficult to sedate patients
    S Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 25:987-97. 2007
    ..Adequate patient sedation is mandatory for advanced endoscopic procedures such as ERCP and EUS...
  17. ncbi request reprint Comparison of EUS-guided 19-gauge Trucut needle biopsy with EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration
    S Varadarajulu
    Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Endoscopy 36:397-401. 2004
    ..This pilot study compares the specimen adequacy and diagnostic accuracy of EUS-guided Trucut needle biopsy (EUS-TNB) with EUS-FNA...
  18. doi request reprint Use of a pancreatic stent as a guide for endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of a solid pancreatic mass lesion in a patient with underlying chronic pancreatitis
    S Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Endoscopy 40:E153-4. 2008
  19. ncbi request reprint Utility of retroflexion in lower gastrointestinal endoscopy
    S Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 32:235-7. 2001
    ..Unless contraindicated, rectal retroflexion should be universally practiced and emphasized in training as more nonphysicians become involved in performing sigmoidoscopy...
  20. doi request reprint Frequency of complications during EUS-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid collections in 148 consecutive patients
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 26:1504-8. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the frequency of complications during endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid collections (PFC), identify contributing factors, and report on management outcomes...
  21. pmc Endoscopic stenting versus surgical colostomy for the management of malignant colonic obstruction: comparison of hospital costs and clinical outcomes
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Basil I Hirschowitz Endoscopic Center of Excellence, University of Alabama at Birmingham, JT 664, 1530 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294 0012, USA
    Surg Endosc 25:2203-9. 2011
    ..This study aimed to compare hospital costs and clinical outcomes between patients undergoing colostomy and those undergoing stenting for the management of MCO...
  22. ncbi request reprint Symptomatic lower esophageal muscular ring: response to botox
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 48:2132-4. 2003
  23. doi request reprint The use of endoscopic ultrasound-guided gold markers in image-guided radiation therapy of pancreatic cancers: a case series
    S Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Endoscopy 42:423-5. 2010
    ..2 cm (0.1-0.5 cm), 0.5 cm (0.2-1.5 cm), and 0.4 cm (0.2-0.9 cm) in the anterior-posterior, superior-inferior, and left-right axes, respectively. This technique may have significant clinical implications in terms of radiation dosimetry...
  24. ncbi request reprint Do all patients with abnormal intraoperative cholangiogram merit endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography?
    S Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 410 Lyons Harrison Research Building, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Surg Endosc 20:801-5. 2006
    ..This study aimed to identify a subset of patients with abnormal IOC who would benefit from a postoperative ERCP...
  25. ncbi request reprint Key issues in sphincter of Oddi dysfunction
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Medical University of South Carolina Digestive Disease Center, Charleston 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 13:671-94. 2003
    ..All procedures on the sphincter should be undertaken with caution after meticulous investigation, and patient selection should be based on strict objective criteria...
  26. doi request reprint Effectiveness of EUS in drainage of pelvic abscesses in 25 consecutive patients (with video)
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:1121-7. 2009
    ..The EUS 2008 Working Group identified the technique as a priority for research and recommended its validation in a larger cohort of patients...
  27. doi request reprint EUS-guided radiofrequency ablation with a prototype electrode array system in an animal model (with video)
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:372-6. 2009
    ....
  28. pmc Is endosonography guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) for sarcoidosis as good as we think?
    S M Wildi
    Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Thorax 59:794-9. 2004
    ..This retrospective study reports on the use of EUS-FNA in an unselected group of patients with mediastinal lymphadenopathy of unknown origin...
  29. ncbi request reprint Transgastric endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy and flow cytometry of suspected lymphoma of the spleen
    M A Eloubeidi
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Endoscopy 38:617-20. 2006
    ..We report our experience with transgastric EUS-FNA and flow cytometry in the investigation of patients with suspected lymphoma of the spleen...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cumulative sum procedure in evaluation of EUS-guided FNA cytology: the learning curve and diagnostic performance beyond sensitivity and specificity
    I A Eltoum
    Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, the Uniersity of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Cytopathology 18:143-50. 2007
    ..non-diagnostic rate defined as technical failures, unsatisfactory specimens and atypical and suspicious diagnoses? (ii) Over time, how will EUS-FNA maintain acceptable diagnostic errors (false-positives plus false-negative diagnosis)?..
  31. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasonography in the diagnosis and staging of neoplasms of the head and neck
    S M Wildi
    Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Endoscopy 36:624-30. 2004
    ..Little information is available regarding the use of EUS-FNA to stage tumors in the head and neck region. This study reports experience with EUS in the diagnosis and staging of these tumors and their mediastinal spread...
  32. doi request reprint The presence of a cytopathologist increases the diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology for pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a meta-analysis
    S Hebert-Magee
    Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249 6823, USA
    Cytopathology 24:159-71. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether the presence of a cytopathologist, variability of the reference standard and other sources of heterogeneity significantly impacts diagnostic accuracy...
  33. doi request reprint Randomized trial comparing fanning with standard technique for endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of solid pancreatic mass lesions
    J Y Bang
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Endoscopy 45:445-50. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the fanning and standard techniques for EUS - FNA of solid pancreatic masses...
  34. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound-guided FNA biopsy of bile duct and gallbladder: analysis of 53 cases
    R S Meara
    Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Cytopathology 17:42-9. 2006
    ..This study investigates the role of EUS-FNA in the diagnosis of clinically suspected biliary tree and gallbladder malignancies in a large patient series...
  35. pmc A phase I study evaluating the role of the anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibody cetuximab as a radiosensitizer with chemoradiation for locally advanced pancreatic cancer
    J P Arnoletti
    Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 67:891-7. 2011
    ..2) To evaluate the feasibility of pancreatic cancer cell epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) molecular profiling as a potential predictor of response to anti-EGFR treatment...
  36. ncbi request reprint Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in acute pancreatitis
    S Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 31:243-5. 2000
    ..Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a well-described consequence of TTP. We report a patient who developed TTP after presenting with AP, suggesting pancreatitis to be the cause, rather than a consequence, of TTP...
  37. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of multinodular goiter by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration
    S Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Endoscopy 38:E68-9. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint EUS-guided FNA of lung masses adjacent to or abutting the esophagus after unrevealing CT-guided biopsy or bronchoscopy
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 410 Lyons Harrison Research Building, 1530 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:293-7. 2004
    ..This study retrospectively evaluated experience with EUS-guided FNA of lung mass lesions after unsuccessful attempts by CT-guided or bronchoscopic tissue sampling to establish a tissue diagnosis...
  39. ncbi request reprint Technical outcomes and complications of ERCP in children
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 410 Lyons Harrison Research Building, 701 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:367-71. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the success and complications of diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP in children (age <18 years) and adult patients...
  40. ncbi request reprint Role of EUS in drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections not amenable for endoscopic transmural drainage
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 66:1107-19. 2007
    ..The role of interventional EUS in drainage of PFCs requires further clarification, because the procedure is technically challenging, with limited availability...
  41. ncbi request reprint Patient compliance for endoscopic procedures
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    J Clin Gastroenterol 36:80-1. 2003
  42. ncbi request reprint EUS-guided drainage of pelvic abscess (with video)
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 66:372-6. 2007
    ..Although pelvic abscesses have traditionally been drained by surgery or under radiologic guidance, a small subset of patients who are not candidates for these interventions require an alternate mode of drainage...
  43. ncbi request reprint Frequency and significance of acute intracystic hemorrhage during EUS-FNA of cystic lesions of the pancreas
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:631-5. 2004
    ..This study assessed the frequency of acute intracystic hemorrhage during EUS-guided FNA of pancreatic cystic lesions. The characteristic EUS appearance is described...
  44. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic management of traumatic bile leaks
    Allison Bridges
    Pancreaticobiliary Unit, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 65:1081-5. 2007
    ..Traumatic bile leaks often result in prolonged morbidity and an increased length of hospital stay that requires multimodality management. Data on endoscopic management of traumatic bile leaks are scarce...
  45. doi request reprint The concept of bedside EUS
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 67:1180-4. 2008
    ..Although the role of bedside endoscopy for the provision of emergent diagnosis and therapy is well known, the concept of bedside EUS requires further validation...
  46. doi request reprint Endoscopic resection of minor papilla adenomas (with video)
    Jessica M Trevino
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 68:383-6. 2008
    ..Although there are several large series on endoscopic resection of the major duodenal papilla, only commentary on individual cases has been presented on endoscopic minor papilla resection...
  47. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic ultrasound in lung cancer patients with a normal mediastinum on computed tomography
    Michael B Wallace
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1763-8. 2004
    ..In this study we report the accuracy and yield of EUS-FNA in staging patients without enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes by CT...
  48. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of EUS in staging of T4 lung cancer
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 59:345-8. 2004
    ..Patients in this stage have a 5-year survival of less than 5% and generally are offered chemotherapy without surgery. This study evaluated the accuracy of EUS in detecting T4 lung cancer...
  49. ncbi request reprint Applications of endoscopic ultrasonography in pancreatic cancer
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Cancer Control 11:15-22. 2004
    ..The ability to position the EUS-transducer in direct proximity to the pancreas by means of the stomach and duodenum, combined with the use of FNA, increases the specificity of EUS in detecting pancreatic malignancies...
  50. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of EUS criteria and primary tumor site for identification of mediastinal lymph node metastasis from non-small-cell lung cancer
    Nathan Schmulewitz
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 59:205-12. 2004
    ..The aims of this study were to identify clinical factors, especially primary tumor location, and EUS lymph nodal characteristics predictive of aortopulmonary window and subcarinal lymph node metastases of non-small-cell lung cancer...
  51. ncbi request reprint Detection of occult liver metastases during EUS for staging of malignancies
    Priyajit Prasad
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 59:49-53. 2004
    ..EUS is commonly used in the staging of GI, thoracic, and other malignancies. Studies suggest EUS can detect occult liver metastases, but the frequency with which this occurs is unknown...
  52. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic duct stent insertion for functional smoldering pancreatitis
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 58:438-41. 2003
    ..Experience with the use of pancreatic duct stents in this patient population was reviewed...
  53. doi request reprint Protocol-based medical management of post-ERCP pancreatitis
    Neelima Reddy
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:385-92. 2008
    ..This study evaluated the effectiveness of a standard treatment protocol in management of post-ERCP pancreatitis...
  54. ncbi request reprint Determination of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction in patients with prior normal manometry
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 58:341-4. 2003
    ..This study evaluated the frequency of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction in persistently symptomatic patients with previously normal sphincter of Oddi manometry studies...
  55. ncbi request reprint Safety and success of precut biliary sphincterotomy: Is it linked to experience or expertise?
    Lindsay S Robison
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 703 19th Street South, ZRB 633, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    World J Gastroenterol 13:2183-6. 2007
    ..To determine the rates of success and complications of precut biliary sphincterotomy (PBS) based on prior experience and to compare the complication rates between PBS and standard endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Precut papillotomy is effective and safe only "when" clinically indicated and "in" expert hands
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:435-6. 2007
  57. ncbi request reprint Role of endoscopic evaluation in idiopathic pancreatitis: a systematic review
    C Mel Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Pancreaticobiliary Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 703 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 63:1037-45. 2006
    ..ERCP and sphincter of Oddi manometry should generally be reserved for patients with multiple unexplained attacks and negative EUS results, especially for those patients who have previously undergone cholecystectomy...
  58. ncbi request reprint The role of endoscopic ultrasonography in the evaluation of pancreatico-biliary cancer
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Pancreatico biliary Center, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 15:497-511, viii-ix. 2005
    ..This article focuses on the utility and recent advances of EUS in the evaluation of pancreatico-biliary cancer...
  59. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of deep-seated lymphoma and leukemia by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy
    Judith L Pugh
    Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Am J Clin Pathol 125:703-9. 2006
    ..One case of hairy cell leukemia was diagnosed. EUS-FNAB is a minimally invasive, cost-effective, and useful tool for the primary diagnosis or staging of deep-seated lymphomas...
  60. ncbi request reprint EUS-guided FNA for the diagnosis of recurrent bladder cancer through the ileal conduit: a novel approach
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:450-3. 2006
    ..Also, distinction of benign stricture from recurrent tumor at the site of ureteral anastomosis in the ileal conduit is difficult...
  61. ncbi request reprint The yield and the predictors of esophageal pathology when upper endoscopy is used for the initial evaluation of dysphagia
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 410 LHRB, 701 19th Street S, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:804-8. 2005
    ..The objective was to determine the yield and the predictive factors of significant pathology when EGD is performed as the initial test to evaluate dysphagia...
  62. ncbi request reprint Frequency of major complications after EUS-guided FNA of solid pancreatic masses: a prospective evaluation
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 63:622-9. 2006
    ..EUS-guided FNA is effective for establishing tissue diagnosis in suspected pancreatic cancer. However, data on the frequency of major complications following EUS-FNA are limited...
  63. ncbi request reprint Yield of EUS-guided FNA of pancreatic masses in the presence or the absence of chronic pancreatitis
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 62:728-36; quiz 751, 753. 2005
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Probabilistic reporting of EUS-FNA cytology: Toward improved communication and better clinical decisions
    Isam A Eltoum
    Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Cancer 108:93-101. 2006
    ..The goal was to aid endoscopists in making appropriate clinical decisions based on both quantitative and qualitative approaches...
  65. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial comparing needle-knife and pull-sphincterotome techniques for pancreatic sphincterotomy in high-risk patients
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:716-22. 2006
    ..Accepted techniques for pancreatic sphincterotomy include use of a needle knife or a pull sphincterotome to ablate the sphincter. There are no prospective studies comparing outcomes between both techniques...
  66. ncbi request reprint A prospective evaluation of an algorithm incorporating routine preoperative endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration in suspected pancreatic cancer
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 11:813-9. 2007
    ..We prospectively evaluated the accuracy, safety, and potential impact on surgical intervention of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) in the preoperative evaluation of suspected pancreatic cancer...
  67. pmc Non-operative management of pancreatic pseudocysts: there is still a role
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Ann Surg 244:161-2; author reply 162-3. 2006
  68. ncbi request reprint Predictors of outcome in pancreatic duct disruption managed by endoscopic transpapillary stent placement
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Digestive Disease Center, Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:568-75. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to identify predictors of outcome for pancreatic duct (PD) disruption managed by endoscopic transpapillary stent insertion...
  69. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic therapy for chronic pancreatitis: an evidence-based review
    C Mel Wilcox
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Curr Gastroenterol Rep 8:104-10. 2006
    ..Although these endoscopic techniques have been beneficial for many patients, further study is warranted to better define their role in chronic pancreatitis compared with well-established surgical techniques...
  70. ncbi request reprint The utility and the safety of EUS-guided FNA in the evaluation of duplication cysts
    Ali Fazel
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0214, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 62:575-80. 2005
    ..This study sought to evaluate the safety and the utility of EUS and EUS-guided FNA (EUS-FNA) in the diagnosis of foregut duplication cysts...
  71. ncbi request reprint Patient preferences for gender of endoscopists
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Gastroenterology, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 56:170-3. 2002
    ..This study assessed patient preference, if any, for endoscopist gender and compared the degree of preference expressed by men and women...
  72. ncbi request reprint Autoimmune pancreatitis: is it relevant in the west?
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Gastroenterology 125:1557. 2003
  73. ncbi request reprint Use of stent retrieval rat tooth forceps for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy/jejunostomy tube placement
    David A Sabol
    J Clin Gastroenterol 36:80. 2003
  74. ncbi request reprint Use of a 19-gauge injection needle as a guide for direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy tube placement
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston 29425, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 57:942-5. 2003
    ..The results of a technique designed to overcome this problem are presented...
  75. ncbi request reprint Relationship among hospital ERCP volume, length of stay, and technical outcomes
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:338-47. 2006
    ..Although increasingly used and in existence for 40 years, to date, data on the relationship between hospital volume and outcome of ERCP are scant...
  76. ncbi request reprint Histopathologic correlates of noncalcific chronic pancreatitis by EUS: a prospective tissue characterization study
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 66:501-9. 2007
    ..Controversies regarding the significance of EUS features of noncalcific CP (NCCP) remain unresolved...
  77. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of an aneurysm masquerading as a pancreatic-cyst lesion at EUS
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 65:721-5. 2007
    ..EUS-guided FNA is commonly performed for evaluating pancreatic-cyst lesions. However, not all such lesions are true cystic neoplasms of the pancreas...
  78. ncbi request reprint Multiple focal nodular hyperplasia syndrome: diagnosis with dynamic, gadolinium-enhanced MRI
    Alan C Finley
    Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, P O Box 250322, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Magn Reson Imaging 23:511-3. 2005
    ..Particular attention is paid to the MRI characteristics of this disease process and the features of "multiple FNH syndrome" are discussed...
  79. doi request reprint EUS-guided therapeutic paracentesis
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 67:758-9. 2008
  80. doi request reprint Laparoscopic assistance for endoscopic resection of early stage esophageal cancer (with video)
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 68:181-3. 2008
  81. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of paraspinal abscess by EUS-guided FNA
    Kathryn Clary
    Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 65:729-31. 2007
  82. doi request reprint Patient perception of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery as a technique for cholecystectomy
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 67:854-60. 2008
    ..Because cholecystectomy is the most common laparoscopic procedure, the concept of NOTES was examined in this context...
  83. doi request reprint Value of repeat endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for suspected pancreatic cancer
    Mohamad A Eloubeidi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Pancreatico biliary Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 23:567-70. 2008
    ..Our aims were to determine the yield and success of repeat EUS-FNA and the reasons for failure of initial EUS-FNA...
  84. ncbi request reprint Impact of EUS in the evaluation of pancreaticobiliary disorders in children
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 62:239-44. 2005
    ..This prospective study evaluates the feasibility, the safety, and the impact of EUS in the evaluation of PB disorders in children...
  85. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of benign cysts of the mediastinum: the role and risks of EUS and FNA
    Stephan M Wildi
    Digestive Disease Center and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 58:362-8. 2003
    ..Information regarding the use of EUS and EUS-guided FNA in this setting is limited. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the value and potential risks of EUS and EUS-FNA in the diagnosis of mediastinal foregut cysts...