endosonography

Summary

Summary: Ultrasonography of internal organs using an ultrasound transducer sometimes mounted on a fiberoptic endoscope. In endosonography the transducer converts electronic signals into acoustic pulses or continuous waves and acts also as a receiver to detect reflected pulses from within the organ. An audiovisual-electronic interface converts the detected or processed echo signals, which pass through the electronics of the instrument, into a form that the technologist can evaluate. The procedure should not be confused with ENDOSCOPY which employs a special instrument called an endoscope. The "endo-" of endosonography refers to the examination of tissue within hollow organs, with reference to the usual ultrasonography procedure which is performed externally or transcutaneously.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Real-time endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in mediastinal staging of non-small cell lung cancer: how many aspirations per target lymph node station?
    Hee Seok Lee
    Center for Lung Cancer, National Cancer Center, 809 Madu dong, Ilsan gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi, 411 764, Korea
    Chest 134:368-74. 2008
  2. ncbi Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for staging of lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ping Gu
    Respiratory Department, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, No 214, West Huaihai Road, Shanghai 200030, PR China
    Eur J Cancer 45:1389-96. 2009
  3. ncbi Effectiveness and safety of endobronchial ultrasound-transbronchial needle aspiration: a systematic review
    L Varela-Lema
    Galician Agency for Health Technology Assessment, Department of Health, Galician Regional Authority, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Eur Respir J 33:1156-64. 2009
  4. pmc Endoscopic ultrasound elastography for evaluation of lymph nodes and pancreatic masses: a multicenter study
    Marc Giovannini
    Endoscopy Unit, Paoli Calmettes Institute, Marseille, France
    World J Gastroenterol 15:1587-93. 2009
  5. ncbi Endoscopic band ligation of small gastric stromal tumors and follow-up by endoscopic ultrasonography
    Siyu Sun
    Endoscopy Center, The Second Hospital, China Medical University, Sanhao Street 36, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, 110004, China
    Surg Endosc 21:574-8. 2007
  6. ncbi Assessment of epidermal growth factor receptor mutation by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration
    Takahiro Nakajima
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Chest 132:597-602. 2007
  7. ncbi Cost-benefit of minimally invasive staging of non-small cell lung cancer: a decision tree sensitivity analysis
    Daniel P Steinfort
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Centre for Medical Research, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    J Thorac Oncol 5:1564-70. 2010
  8. ncbi Diagnosis of the invasion depth of gastric cancer using MDCT with virtual gastroscopy: comparison with staging with endoscopic ultrasound
    Kazuhiro Furukawa
    Department of Gastroenterology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 197:867-75. 2011
  9. ncbi Detection of common bile duct stones: comparison between endoscopic ultrasonography, magnetic resonance cholangiography, and helical-computed-tomographic cholangiography
    Shintaro Kondo
    Department of Gastroenterology, Department of Radiology, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 54:271-5. 2005
  10. ncbi Endoscopic submucosal dissection for the treatment of intraluminal gastric subepithelial tumors originating from the muscularis propria layer
    I L Lee
    Department of Gastroenterology, Chia Yi Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chia Yi, Taiwan
    Endoscopy 38:1024-8. 2006

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  1. ncbi Real-time endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in mediastinal staging of non-small cell lung cancer: how many aspirations per target lymph node station?
    Hee Seok Lee
    Center for Lung Cancer, National Cancer Center, 809 Madu dong, Ilsan gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi, 411 764, Korea
    Chest 134:368-74. 2008
    ....
  2. ncbi Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for staging of lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ping Gu
    Respiratory Department, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, No 214, West Huaihai Road, Shanghai 200030, PR China
    Eur J Cancer 45:1389-96. 2009
    ..The objective of this review was to assess the overall diagnostic accuracy of EBUS-TBNA in detecting metastatic mediastinal lymph node in lung cancer with a meta-analysis...
  3. ncbi Effectiveness and safety of endobronchial ultrasound-transbronchial needle aspiration: a systematic review
    L Varela-Lema
    Galician Agency for Health Technology Assessment, Department of Health, Galician Regional Authority, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Eur Respir J 33:1156-64. 2009
    ..The evidence is promising for sarcoidosis but is not sufficient for lymphoma...
  4. pmc Endoscopic ultrasound elastography for evaluation of lymph nodes and pancreatic masses: a multicenter study
    Marc Giovannini
    Endoscopy Unit, Paoli Calmettes Institute, Marseille, France
    World J Gastroenterol 15:1587-93. 2009
    ..To evaluate the ability of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) elastography to distinguish benign from malignant pancreatic masses and lymph nodes...
  5. ncbi Endoscopic band ligation of small gastric stromal tumors and follow-up by endoscopic ultrasonography
    Siyu Sun
    Endoscopy Center, The Second Hospital, China Medical University, Sanhao Street 36, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, 110004, China
    Surg Endosc 21:574-8. 2007
    ..Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a relatively common gastric submucosal tumor with potential for malignant transformation. The efficacy of a new method for resection of these tumors, endoscopic band ligation, was evaluated...
  6. ncbi Assessment of epidermal growth factor receptor mutation by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration
    Takahiro Nakajima
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Chest 132:597-602. 2007
    ..EBUS-TBNA enables the sampling of histologic cores, which can be used for genetic analysis...
  7. ncbi Cost-benefit of minimally invasive staging of non-small cell lung cancer: a decision tree sensitivity analysis
    Daniel P Steinfort
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Centre for Medical Research, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia
    J Thorac Oncol 5:1564-70. 2010
    ..The cost-benefit (minimization of health care costs) of such approaches, in comparison with traditional surgical methods, is yet to be established...
  8. ncbi Diagnosis of the invasion depth of gastric cancer using MDCT with virtual gastroscopy: comparison with staging with endoscopic ultrasound
    Kazuhiro Furukawa
    Department of Gastroenterology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 197:867-75. 2011
    ....
  9. ncbi Detection of common bile duct stones: comparison between endoscopic ultrasonography, magnetic resonance cholangiography, and helical-computed-tomographic cholangiography
    Shintaro Kondo
    Department of Gastroenterology, Department of Radiology, University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 54:271-5. 2005
    ..We conducted this study to compare the diagnostic ability of EUS, MRCP, and HCT-C in patients with suspected choledocholithiasis...
  10. ncbi Endoscopic submucosal dissection for the treatment of intraluminal gastric subepithelial tumors originating from the muscularis propria layer
    I L Lee
    Department of Gastroenterology, Chia Yi Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chia Yi, Taiwan
    Endoscopy 38:1024-8. 2006
    ....
  11. ncbi Development of ductal carcinoma of the pancreas during follow-up of branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas
    H Uehara
    Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, 1 3 3 Nakamichi, Higashinari, Osaka 537 8511, Japan
    Gut 57:1561-5. 2008
    ..The development of ductal carcinoma of the pancreas during follow-up of branch duct IPMNs was investigated...
  12. ncbi EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy with a fully covered metal stent as the biliary diversion technique for an occluded biliary metal stent after a failed ERCP (with videos)
    Do Hyun Park
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea
    Gastrointest Endosc 71:413-9. 2010
    ..Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) may be the last resort for an occluded biliary metal stent when the ERCP was unsuccessful...
  13. ncbi 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...
  14. ncbi Clinical evaluation of a novel lumen-apposing metal stent for endosonography-guided pancreatic pseudocyst and gallbladder drainage (with videos)
    Takao Itoi
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
    Gastrointest Endosc 75:870-6. 2012
    ..Tubular plastic and metal stents have inherent shortcomings when used for transenteric drainage of fluid collections...
  15. ncbi 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...
  16. ncbi Beyond conventional endoscopic ultrasound: elastography, contrast enhancement and hybrid techniques
    Dan Ionut Gheonea
    Gastroenterology Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 27:423-9. 2011
    ..This review summarizes recent advances in the complementary EUS examination modalities such as elastography and microbubble contrast enhancement...
  17. ncbi Fine needle aspiration using forward-viewing endoscopic ultrasonography
    M Kida
    Department of Gastroenterology, Kitasato University East Hospital, 2 1 1 Asamizodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
    Endoscopy 43:796-801. 2011
    ..We had the opportunity to use this forward-viewing echo endoscope and to study its clinical usefulness, mainly for diagnostic EUS-FNA...
  18. ncbi Cyst fluid carcinoembryonic antigen is an accurate diagnostic marker of pancreatic mucinous cysts
    Sevdenur Cizginer
    Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02116, USA
    Pancreas 40:1024-8. 2011
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to determine the most accurate test for differentiating mucinous from nonmucinous cysts...
  19. ncbi Endobronchial and endoscopic ultrasound-guided real-time fine-needle aspiration for mediastinal staging
    R C Rintoul
    Repiratory Medicine Unit, Royan Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK
    Eur Respir J 25:416-21. 2005
    ....
  20. ncbi Preoperative staging of gastric cancer by endoscopic ultrasonography and multidetector-row computed tomography
    Sung Wook Hwang
    Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25:512-8. 2010
    ..With the introduction of new therapeutic options and the recent improvements in CT technology, further evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of EUS and MDCT is needed...
  21. ncbi The incidental upper gastrointestinal subepithelial mass
    Joo Ha Hwang
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Gastroenterology 126:301-7. 2004
  22. ncbi Transgastric endoscopic ultrasonography-guided biliary drainage: results of a pilot study
    E Bories
    Endoscopic Unit, Paoli Calmettes Institute, Marseille, France
    Endoscopy 39:287-91. 2007
    ..We present our first results with an alternative technique: endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided transgastric biliary drainage...
  23. ncbi Endoscopic-ultrasound-guided endoscopic transmural drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts and abscesses
    Cesar Vivian Lopes
    Endoscopy Unit, Paoli Calmettes Institute, 232 Boulevard St Marguerite, 13273 Marseille Cedex 9, France
    Scand J Gastroenterol 42:524-9. 2007
    ..Minimally invasive approaches have been encouraged. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of the endoscopic-ultrasound-guided (EUS) endoscopic transmural drainage of these pancreatic collections...
  24. ncbi Clinicopathologic factors influence accurate endosonographic assessment for early gastric cancer
    Jie Hyun Kim
    Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Gastroentorology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Gastrointest Endosc 66:901-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the various clinicopathologic factors affecting the diagnostic accuracy of EUS in EGC...
  25. pmc You get what you expect? A critical appraisal of imaging methodology in endosonographic cancer staging
    A Meining
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Germany
    Gut 50:599-603. 2002
    ..Using the example of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), this study aimed to elucidate one of the factors possibly concerned--namely, the extent to which the examiners are adequately blinded...
  26. ncbi Endosonography-guided biliary drainage in cases with difficult transpapillary endoscopic biliary drainage
    Jun Horaguchi
    Department of Gastroenterology, Sendai City Medical Center, Miyagino ku, Sendai, Japan
    Dig Endosc 21:239-44. 2009
    Recently, reports on a new endoscopic biliary drainage technique utilizing endosonographic guidance (endosonography-guided biliary drainage [ESBD]) have been increasing...
  27. ncbi Assessment of morbidity and mortality associated with EUS-guided FNA: a systematic review
    Kai Xuan Wang
    Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
    Gastrointest Endosc 73:283-90. 2011
    ..Moreover, the frequency and severity of complications may vary from center to center and may be related to differences in individual experience...
  28. ncbi Preliminary experience with an EUS-guided trucut biopsy needle compared with EUS-guided FNA
    Michael J Levy
    Developmental Endoscopy Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 57:101-6. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of using the EUS-TCB for the diagnosis of intraintestinal and extraintestinal lesions and compare the results with this needle with those of EUS-FNA...
  29. ncbi Screening for early pancreatic neoplasia in high-risk individuals: a prospective controlled study
    Marcia Irene Canto
    Depatment of Medicine Gastroenterology, The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:766-81; quiz 665. 2006
    ..This study screened for early pancreatic neoplasia and compared the pancreatic abnormalities in high-risk individuals and control subjects...
  30. ncbi Test performance of endobronchial ultrasound and transbronchial needle aspiration biopsy for mediastinal staging in patients with lung cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis
    K Adams
    Academic Division of Thoracic Surgery, Imperial College, Royal Brompton Hospital, London SW3 6NP, UK
    Thorax 64:757-62. 2009
    ..A systematic review was performed of published studies evaluating EBUS-TBNA for mediastinal lymph node staging to ascertain the pooled sensitivity and specificity of this investigation...
  31. ncbi Interventional EUS-guided cholangiography: evaluation of a technique in evolution
    Michel Kahaleh
    Digestive Health Center of Excellence, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:52-9. 2006
    ..Interventional EUS-guided cholangiography (IEUC) has been increasingly used as an alternative to percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) in cases of biliary obstruction when ERCP is unsuccessful...
  32. ncbi Endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration for staging of lung cancer
    Kazuhiro Yasufuku
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Lung Cancer 50:347-54. 2005
    ..The procedure was uneventful without complications. EBUS-TBNA is a safe and sensitive method for lymph node staging in patients with lung cancer. It spares invasive staging procedures which has a major impact on patient management...
  33. pmc How good is endoscopic ultrasound for TNM staging of gastric cancers? A meta-analysis and systematic review
    Srinivas Reddy Puli
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Missouri Columbia, One Hospital Drive, M580a, Columbia, Missouri 65212, United States
    World J Gastroenterol 14:4011-9. 2008
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for staging of gastric cancers...
  34. ncbi Combined EUS with FNA and ERCP for the evaluation of patients with obstructive jaundice from presumed pancreatic malignancy
    William A Ross
    Departments of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 68:461-6. 2008
    ..An EUS-guided FNA (EUS-FNA) and a therapeutic ERCP are frequently required for the evaluation of patients who were seen for an obstructing periampullary lesion...
  35. ncbi EUS-guided sampling of suspected GI stromal tumors
    Katherine M Hoda
    Department of Gastroenterology Hepatology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 69:1218-23. 2009
    ..The diagnostic yield of EUS-guided FNA (EUS-FNA) of suspected GI stromal tumors (GIST) has not been assessed in large series...
  36. ncbi Single session versus separate session endoscopic ultrasonography plus endoscopic retrograde cholangiography in patients with low to moderate risk for choledocholithiasis
    Carlo Fabbri
    Gastrointestinal and Endoscopy Unit, AUSL Bologna Bellaria Maggiore Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24:1107-12. 2009
    ..The aim of this trial is to compare, in patients with non-high-risk for CDBS, the clinical and economic impact of EUS plus ERC performed in a single endoscopic session versus EUS plus ERC in two separate sessions...
  37. ncbi Endoscopic band ligation without electrosurgery: a new technique for excision of small upper-GI leiomyoma
    Siyu Sun
    Endoscopy Center, Second Clinical College of China Medical University, Sanhao Street 36, Shenyang 110004, China
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:218-22. 2004
    ..Leiomyoma is a relatively common submucosal tumor in the upper-GI tract. The efficacy of a new method for resection of these tumors, endoscopic band ligation, was evaluated...
  38. ncbi Single-session endoscopic ultrasonography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for evaluation of pancreaticobiliary disorders
    Gil Ascunce
    Division of Gastroenterology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, PO Box 016960, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:1447-50. 2010
    ..Few reports of single-session EUS-ERCP have raised questions regarding its safety and accuracy or about which procedure should be performed first...
  39. ncbi Endoscopic diagnosis of gastrointestinal stromal cell tumors
    Sarah A Rodriguez
    Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239 3098, USA
    Curr Opin Gastroenterol 23:539-43. 2007
    ..It will focus on the endoscopic and endosonographic features common to gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and the optimal tests performed to confirm the diagnosis of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor...
  40. ncbi Combined endoscopic-endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of mediastinal lymph nodes through a single bronchoscope in 150 patients with suspected lung cancer
    Felix J F Herth
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Thoraxklinik, Heidelberg, Germany
    Chest 138:790-4. 2010
    ..We examined whether both procedures could be performed with a single endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscope...
  41. ncbi Endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for obstructing pancreas head masses: combined or separate procedures?
    Harry R Aslanian
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Digestive Diseases Center for Clinical Investigation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 45:711-3. 2011
    ..Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) are complementary procedures in the evaluation of obstructive jaundice...
  42. ncbi Endoscopic ultrasonography for gastric cancer: does it influence treatment?
    I S Ganpathi
    Department of Surgery, National University Hospital, 119074, Singapore
    Surg Endosc 20:559-62. 2006
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the utility and shortcomings of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in tumor node metastasis (TNM) staging of gastric cancer and its influence on treatment...
  43. ncbi A novel lumen-apposing stent for transluminal drainage of nonadherent extraintestinal fluid collections
    K F Binmoeller
    Interventional Endoscopy Services, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94115, USA
    Endoscopy 43:337-42. 2011
    ..Tubular stents have been used to accomplish endoscopic transluminal drainage, but do not impart lumen-to-lumen anchorage. We evaluated a novel lumen-apposing stent designed for enteric drainage of nonadherent lumens...
  44. ncbi Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration and trucut biopsy in the diagnosis of gastric stromal tumors: a randomized crossover study
    G Fernandez-Esparrach
    Endoscopy Unit, Institut de Malalties Digestives i Metaboliques, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Endoscopy 42:292-9. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that EUS-TCB is superior to EUS-FNA in this respect...
  45. ncbi Endoscopic ultrasound-guided Trucut biopsy of gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumor
    John DeWitt
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University Medical Center, 550 North University Boulevard, UH 4100, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Surg Endosc 25:2192-202. 2011
    ..Data on the utility of endoscopic ultrasound-guided Trucut biopsy (EUS-TCB) for suspected gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumor (GIMT) are limited. This study aimed to determine the diagnostic yield and complications from EUS-TCB for GIMT...
  46. ncbi EUS-guided FNA for diagnosis of solid pancreatic neoplasms: a meta-analysis
    Michael Jonathan Hewitt
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Gastrointest Endosc 75:319-31. 2012
    ..The addition of FNA (EUS-guided FNA) provides samples for cytopathologic analysis, a major advantage over other imaging techniques...
  47. ncbi Accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound elastography used for differential diagnosis of focal pancreatic masses: a multicenter study
    A Saftoiu
    Gastroenterology Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania
    Endoscopy 43:596-603. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the efficiency of EUS elastography for the differentiation of focal masses in chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer...
  48. ncbi EUS for the staging of gastric cancer: a meta-analysis
    Simone Mocellin
    Meta analysis Unit, Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Gastrointest Endosc 73:1122-34. 2011
    ..The role of EUS in the locoregional staging of gastric carcinoma is undefined...
  49. ncbi EUS and magnetic resonance imaging in the staging of rectal cancer: a prospective and comparative study
    Gloria Fernández-Esparrach
    Department of Gastroenterology, Institut de Malalties Digestives i Metaboliques, IDIBAPS, CIBERehd, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Gastrointest Endosc 74:347-54. 2011
    ..EUS and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used indistinctly in the pretherapeutic workup of rectal cancer...
  50. ncbi Advances in early diagnosis and therapy of pancreatic cancer
    Qiang Xu
    Department of General Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medial Sciences, Beijing 100730, China
    Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int 10:128-35. 2011
    ..Pancreatic cancer remains a devastating disease with a 5-year survival rate of less than 5%. Recent advances in diagnostic methods and therapeutic approaches have increased the possibility of improving the existing poor prognosis...
  51. pmc Contrast-enhanced endoscopic ultrasound in discrimination between focal pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
    Michael Hocke
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Erlanger Allee 101, 07740 Jena, Germany
    World J Gastroenterol 12:246-50. 2006
    To evaluate the contrast-enhanced endosonography as a method of differentiating inflammation from pancreatic carcinoma based on perfusion characteristics of microvessels.
  52. ncbi Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy coupled with KRAS mutation assay to distinguish pancreatic cancer from pseudotumoral chronic pancreatitis
    B Bournet
    Department of Gastroenterology and INSERM U858, University of Toulouse, CHU Rangueil, Toulouse, France
    Endoscopy 41:552-7. 2009
    ....
  53. ncbi Quantitative contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasonography for the discrimination of solid pancreatic masses
    A Seicean
    Third Medical Clinic, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj Napoca
    Ultraschall Med 31:571-6. 2010
    ....
  54. ncbi 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...
  55. ncbi EUS elastography for the characterization of solid pancreatic masses
    Julio Iglesias-Garcia
    Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:1101-8. 2009
    ..Differential diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses remains a challenge. EUS elastography, by analyzing tissue stiffness of the mass, may be of help in this setting...
  56. ncbi EUS-cholangio-drainage of the bile duct: report of 4 cases
    Eike Burmester
    Krankenhaus Sued, Abteilung für Gastroenterologie, Innere Medizin, Luebeck, Germany
    Gastrointest Endosc 57:246-51. 2003
    ..Four cases of successful EUS-guided-cholangio-drainage are presented in which the major papilla could not be cannulated at endoscopic retrograde cholangiography...
  57. ncbi EUS-guided biliary drainage with a fully covered metal stent as a novel route for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic biliary interventions: a pilot study (with videos)
    Junbum Eum
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, Ulsan, Korea
    Gastrointest Endosc 72:1279-84. 2010
    ..This sustainable fistula may constitute a new endoscopic route to the bile duct...
  58. ncbi Puncture of solid pancreatic tumors guided by endoscopic ultrasonography: a pilot study series comparing Trucut and 19-gauge and 22-gauge aspiration needles
    T Itoi
    Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
    Endoscopy 37:362-6. 2005
    ....
  59. ncbi EUS versus surgical cyst-gastrostomy for management of pancreatic pseudocysts
    Shyam Varadarajulu
    Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 68:649-55. 2008
    ..Although EUS-guided cyst-gastrostomy is increasingly being performed, there are no studies that compare the clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness with surgical cyst-gastrostomy...
  60. ncbi One-step, simultaneous double-wire technique facilitates pancreatic pseudocyst and abscess drainage (with videos)
    Stefan Seewald
    Department of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:805-8. 2006
    ..Sequential stent and nasocystic catheter insertion may be time consuming because of the difficulty in recannulating the pseudocyst after the initial stent placement...
  61. pmc High magnification chromoscopic colonoscopy or high frequency 20 MHz mini probe endoscopic ultrasound staging for early colorectal neoplasia: a comparative prospective analysis
    D P Hurlstone
    Gastroenterology and Liver Unit, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
    Gut 54:1585-9. 2005
    ..New mini probe ultrasound "through the scope" imaging permits staging of lesions proximal to the rectum using direct endoscopic visualisation...
  62. ncbi Anorectal function testing and anal endosonography in the diagnostic work-up of patients with primary pelvic organ prolapse
    Annette G Groenendijk
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Onze Lieve Vrouwe Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 67:187-94. 2009
    To study the pathophysiology of defecation disorders in patients with primary pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and the diagnostic potential of anorectal function testing (AFT) including endosonography in the work-up of these patients.
  63. ncbi Treatment of biliary obstruction in selected patients by endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided transluminal biliary drainage
    U Will
    Department of Internal Medicine III, Municipal Hospital, Gera, Germany
    Endoscopy 39:292-5. 2007
    ....
  64. ncbi Endoscopic ultrasound-guided bilioduodenal anastomosis: a new technique for biliary drainage
    M Giovannini
    Endoscopy Unit, Paoli Calmettes Institute, Marseilles, France
    Endoscopy 33:898-900. 2001
    ..A 0.35-inch guide wire was introduced into the CBD. The EUS scope was removed and a duodenoscope was introduced, allowing the placement through the duodenum of a 10-F plastic stent. The CBD was drained properly. No complication occurred...
  65. ncbi Endoscopic ligation and resection for the treatment of small EUS-suspected gastric GI stromal tumors
    Wen Hsin Huang
    Division of Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Gastrointest Endosc 71:1076-81. 2010
    ..GI stromal tumors (GISTs), with their potential for malignant transformation, are usually treated by surgical intervention. Endoscopic treatment remains controversial...
  66. ncbi EUS elastography of the pancreas: feasibility and pattern description of the normal pancreas, chronic pancreatitis, and focal pancreatic lesions
    Jan Janssen
    Medical Clinic 2, Institute for Pathology, HELIOS Klinikum Wuppertal, University of Witten Herdecke, Wuppertal, Germany
    Gastrointest Endosc 65:971-8. 2007
    ..Initial clinical applications have shown that US elastography might be able to distinguish tissues because of their specific consistency...
  67. ncbi The role of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in the diagnosis of mediastinal and hilar lymph node metastases in patients with extrapulmonary malignancy
    Jae Uk Song
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, South Korea
    Intern Med 50:2525-32. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the diagnostic performance of EBUS-TBNA in the diagnosis of mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy in patients with proven or suspicious extrapulmonary malignancy...
  68. ncbi Improved differentiation of pancreatic tumors using contrast-enhanced endoscopic ultrasound
    Christoph F Dietrich
    Medical Department II, Caritas Krankenhaus, Bad Mergentheim, Germany
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 6:590-597.e1. 2008
    ..We prospectively evaluated conventional color Doppler imaging and contrast-enhanced endoscopic Doppler ultrasound (CE-EDUS) as a new imaging technique for further characterization and differentiation of solid pancreatic tumors...
  69. ncbi Indications and limitations of endoscopic ultrasound elastography for evaluation of focal pancreatic lesions
    T O Hirche
    Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Endoscopy 40:910-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the role of this new technique in the characterization and differentiation of focal pancreatic lesions...
  70. ncbi Endoscopic submucosal resection of esophageal subepithelial lesions using band ligation
    D G Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea
    Endoscopy 43:822-5. 2011
    ..After resection of the lesion by snare, minor immediate bleeding occurred in four cases, but there was no delayed bleeding or perforation...
  71. ncbi EML4-ALK fusion gene assessment using metastatic lymph node samples obtained by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration
    Yuichi Sakairi
    Division of Thoracic Diseases, Chiba Cancer Center, Chiba, Japan
    Clin Cancer Res 16:4938-45. 2010
    ..The clinicopathologic characteristics of ALK-positive lung cancer were also analyzed...
  72. ncbi Contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound in solid lesions of the pancreas: results of a pilot study
    B Napoleon
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hôpital privé Jean Mermoz, Lyon, France
    Endoscopy 42:564-70. 2010
    ..This prospective study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of a new procedure, imaging the microcirculation pattern of the pancreas by contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound (CEH-EUS) with a new Olympus prototype echo endoscope...
  73. ncbi Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration in the diagnosis of mediastinal masses of unknown origin
    Marc F Catalano
    St Luke s Medical Center, Pancreatic Biliary Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:2559-65. 2002
    The ability of endosonography to diagnose a variety of gastrointestinal pathology has been significantly advanced with the introduction of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) biopsy...
  74. ncbi Performance of endosonography-guided fine needle aspiration and biopsy in the diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions
    Jean Louis Frossard
    Division of Gastroenterology, Geneva University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:1516-24. 2003
    ..The aim of our study was to assess the performance of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) in the diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions...
  75. ncbi Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration cytology: a state of the art review
    S E H Cameron
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Cytopathology 21:6-26. 2010
    ..An algorithmic approach to the cytological diagnosis, starting with the determination of the adequacy of the sample, is also presented...
  76. ncbi Endoscopic ultrasound added to mediastinoscopy for preoperative staging of patients with lung cancer
    Jouke T Annema
    Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    JAMA 294:931-6. 2005
    ..In addition, EUS can identify tumor invasion in neighboring organs if tumors are located adjacent to the esophagus...
  77. ncbi Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in the diagnosis of lung cancer
    Jeong Eun Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cancer Research Institute, Chungnam National University, 33 Munhwa ro, Gung gu, Daejeon, 301 721, Republic of Korea
    Lung Cancer 70:51-6. 2010
    ..We performed this study to evaluate the role of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the pathologic diagnosis of lung cancer including lung masses as well as lymph nodes as targets...
  78. ncbi Diagnostic accuracy of T and N stages with endoscopy, stomach protocol CT, and endoscopic ultrasonography in early gastric cancer
    Hye Seong Ahn
    Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Jongno gu, Seoul, Korea
    J Surg Oncol 99:20-7. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to analyze the accuracy of T and N staging of EGC with esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), Stomach protocol CT (S-CT), and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), and the factors influencing the accuracy...
  79. ncbi Endoscopic enucleation of upper-GI submucosal tumors by using an insulated-tip electrosurgical knife
    Young Soo Park
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Gastroenterology, Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Gastrointest Endosc 59:409-15. 2004
    ..A novel method for endoscopic enucleation of submucosal tumors with an insulated-tip electrosurgical knife is reported...
  80. ncbi Quantitative endoscopic ultrasound elastography: an accurate method for the differentiation of solid pancreatic masses
    Julio Iglesias-Garcia
    Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Gastroenterology 139:1172-80. 2010
    ..Second-generation EUS elastography allows quantitative analysis of tissue stiffness. We evaluated the accuracy of quantitative, second-generation EUS elastography in the differential diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses...
  81. ncbi A prospective, blinded assessment of the impact of preoperative staging on the management of rectal cancer
    Gavin C Harewood
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Gastroenterology 123:24-32. 2002
    ....
  82. ncbi Impact of endoscopic ultrasound for evaluation of submucosal lesions in gastrointestinal tract
    B Brand
    Department of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Dig Liver Dis 34:290-7. 2002
    ..Endoscopic ultrasound is widely used following endoscopy for evaluation of suspected submucosal lesions and may guide further management of patients...
  83. ncbi The diagnosis of GI stromal tumors with EUS-guided fine needle aspiration with immunohistochemical analysis
    Nobuhiro Ando
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Japan
    Gastrointest Endosc 55:37-43. 2002
    ..EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is useful for diagnosis of GISTs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the phenotyping of GISTs and diagnosis of malignant GISTs by using EUS-FNA with immunohistochemical analysis...
  84. ncbi Mediastinoscopy vs endosonography for mediastinal nodal staging of lung cancer: a randomized trial
    Jouke T Annema
    Department of Pulmonology, C3 P, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands
    JAMA 304:2245-52. 2010
    ..Current guidelines acknowledge minimally invasive endosonography followed by surgical staging (if no nodal metastases are found by endosonography) as an alternative to ..
  85. ncbi Endosonographic evaluation of c-kit-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumor
    T Okai
    Department of Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine, Cancer Research Institute, Kanazawa University, 13 1 Takaramachi, Kanazawa 920 8641, Ishikawa, Japan
    Abdom Imaging 28:301-7. 2003
    ..Endosonographic features of c-kit-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) were compared with those of leiomyomas and schwannomas...
  86. ncbi EUS-guided FNA for the diagnosis of GI stromal cell tumors: sensitivity and cytologic yield
    Paul S Sepe
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:254-61. 2009
    ..Studies to date evaluating the sensitivity of EUS-FNA for the diagnosis of GI stromal cell tumors (GIST) have been small, and few have relied on surgical histologic diagnosis as the reference standard...
  87. ncbi Rectal cancer: how accurate can imaging predict the T stage and the circumferential resection margin?
    R G H Beets-Tan
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital Maastricht, PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Colorectal Dis 18:385-91. 2003
    ....
  88. ncbi EUS-guided choledochoduodenostomy for palliative biliary drainage in case of papillary obstruction: report of 2 cases
    Kenji Yamao
    Department of Gastroenterology, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
    Gastrointest Endosc 64:663-7. 2006
  89. ncbi EUS-guided FNA of pancreatic metastases: a multicenter experience
    John DeWitt
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, 46202, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:689-96. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe the EUS features, cytologic diagnoses, and clinical impact of a cohort of patients with pancreatic metastases diagnosed by EUS-guided FNA (EUS-FNA)...
  90. ncbi Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration of lymph nodes in the radiologically normal mediastinum
    F J F Herth
    Dept of Pneumology and Critical Care Medicine, Thoraxklinik at the University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Eur Respir J 28:910-4. 2006
    ..Potentially operable patients with no signs of mediastinal involvement on computed tomography may benefit from pre-surgical endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration and staging...
  91. ncbi Minimally invasive endoscopic staging of suspected lung cancer
    Michael B Wallace
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA
    JAMA 299:540-6. 2008
    ..Invasive staging with pathologic confirmation is recommended. Many methods for staging exist; mediastinoscopy, an invasive procedure requiring general anesthesia, is currently regarded as the diagnostic standard...
  92. ncbi Snare-over-the-wire technique for safe exchange of a stent following endosonography-guided biliary drainage
    Naotaka Fujita
    Department of Gastroenterology, Sendai City Medical Center, Miyagino ku, Sendai, Japan
    Dig Endosc 21:48-52. 2009
    b>Endosonography-guided biliary drainage (ESBD) is a new option that allows establishment of biliary drainage...
  93. ncbi EUS-guided biliary drainage with one-step placement of a fully covered metal stent for malignant biliary obstruction: a prospective feasibility study
    Do Hyun Park
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul 138 736, South Korea
    Am J Gastroenterol 104:2168-74. 2009
    ..We conducted this study to determine the feasibility and usefulness of EUSBD with one-step placement of FCSEMS...
  94. ncbi Infectious complications from full extension endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration
    A R Haas
    Interventional Pulmonary Program, Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Eur Respir J 33:935-8. 2009
    ....
  95. ncbi Fine needle aspiration biopsy of the islet cell tumor of pancreas: a comparison between computerized axial tomography and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy
    Darshana Jhala
    Division of Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35249, USA
    Ann Diagn Pathol 6:106-12. 2002
    ..EUS-FNA is superior to CT- FNA for obtaining cells for the diagnosis of ICT. Detection of mitoses and or necrosis from patients with ICT should initiate a search for metastasis...
  96. ncbi Echo-enhanced color- and power-Doppler EUS for the discrimination between focal pancreatitis and pancreatic carcinoma
    D Becker
    Department of Medicine I, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    Gastrointest Endosc 53:784-9. 2001
    ..The diagnostic accuracy of this technique is comparable to CT, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and ERCP...
  97. ncbi Single-operator EUS-guided cholangiopancreatography for difficult pancreaticobiliary access (with video)
    Brian C Brauer
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 70:471-9. 2009
    ..When conventional ERCP methods fail because of periampullary or ductal obstruction, EUS-guided cholangiopancreatography (EUS-CP) may aid in pancreaticobiliary access...
  98. ncbi Efficacy of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration of hilar lymph nodes for diagnosing and staging cancer
    Armin Ernst
    Department of Interventional Pulmonology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 4:947-50. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the efficacy of EBUS-TBNA in sampling enlarged hilar lymph nodes in this patient population...
  99. ncbi Endosonography-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the evaluation of pancreatic masses
    Gavin C Harewood
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:1386-91. 2002
    ..This study aimed to determine the performance of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (EUS FNA) in pancreatic malignancy when prior biopsies performed by CT guidance or ERCP were negative...
  100. ncbi Endoscopic partial resection with the unroofing technique for reliable tissue diagnosis of upper GI subepithelial tumors originating from the muscularis propria on EUS (with video)
    Chang Kyun Lee
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Soon Chun Hyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea
    Gastrointest Endosc 71:188-94. 2010
    ..However, the diagnostic efficacy of current tissue sampling techniques appears to be limited...
  101. ncbi Comparison of endobronchial ultrasound, positron emission tomography, and CT for lymph node staging of lung cancer
    Kazuhiro Yasufuku
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1 8 1 Inohana, Chuo Ku, Chiba 260 8670, Japan
    Chest 130:710-8. 2006
    ....

Research Grants25

  1. Evaluation of Biliary Strictures by IDUS, DIA, and FISH
    Michael Levy; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Significance: The study results have the potential to significantly improve the accurate diagnosis of biliary strictures. Earlier and more definitive diagnosis will translate into improved treatment options. ..
  2. Dectection of occult mediastinal lymph node mestastases
    Michael Wallace; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In the R33 component of the grant application these criteria will be prospectively evaluated and correlated with clinical outcome in a second, larger cohort of patients. ..
  3. Randomized Trial of EUS Neurolysis in Pancreas Cancer
    Michael Wallace; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The primary outcome will be a reduction in pain at 1 month. Secondary outcomes will include the durability of pain control, quality of life, narcotic use and narcotic side effects. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  4. Barrett's Esophagus Ablation with Celocoxib Trial
    Charles Lightdale; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Patients will be accrued during the first study year, and will be followed until the last patient enrolled completes one year of treatment. ..
  5. Vaginal Ultrasound Cerclage Trial
    John Owen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..correlate these markers with the success of failure of cerclage B. further define possible mechanisms of early spontaneous preterm birth. ..
  6. Influence of Tumor Immunogenicity to Immunotherapy
    Jeffrey Norton; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  7. PET IMAGING IN MULTIMODALITY MANAGEMENT OF RECTAL CANCER
    Jose Guillem; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. Constitutive NFKB and Carcinogenesis in Barrett's Esophagus
    Navtej Buttar; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Moreover, the information obtained from this study may help us understand the mechanisms involved in chronic injury-related cancers elsewhere in the body. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  9. Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Psychobehavioral Outcomes
    Michael Andrykowski; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  10. Psychological and Behavioral Impact of Cancer Screening
    Michael Andrykowski; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The overall goal of the training program is to prepare trainees for careers as independent investigators in behavioral oncology. ..
  11. Tumor Invasion and Metastasis Mediated by Cell Surface Proteolysis
    Michael J Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Accomplishment of these aims may empower the design of a new generation of MMP inhibitors targeting the tumor cell surface and provide model systems to test the efficacies of these potential therapeutics. ..
  12. Combinational Chemoprevention of Esophageal Adenocarcin*
    Navtej Buttar; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  13. Familial Aggregation of Barrett's Esophagus
    Amitabh Chak; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..They will also define a population at risk in whom interventions to prevent or eradicate Barrett's esophagus can be applied. ..
  14. Midcareer Award in Patient-Oriented Research
    John Owen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. Epidemiology and Mechanisms of Fecal Incontinence
    Adil Bharucha; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  16. H. PYLORI AND IL-1Beta IN ESOPHAGEAL ONCOGENESIS
    Fritz Francois; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..From these studies, both the microbial contribution and the host genotype contribution to adenocarcinoma risk should be able to be assessed, as well as to begin to define relevant cellular pathways. ..
  17. ANORECTAL MANIFESTATIONS OF FEMALE PELVIC FLOOR DISORDER
    Adil Bharucha; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. IN-VIVO CONDUCTIVITY IMAGING OF TUMORS WITH MREIT
    L Muftuler; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Potential relationships and their complementary usage will be studied to improve quality and possible diagnostic efficacy of MREIT. ..
  19. THE HIGH PRESSURE ZONE OF THE DISTAL ESOPHAGUS
    Larry Miller; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..They will delineate both the normal and abnormal interactions of the LES and CD, using simultaneous ultrasound and manometry to define the physiology and pathophysiology of the GEJHPZ. ..
  20. Tracked Laparoscopic Ultrasound for Use in Liver Surgery
    Philip Bao; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Ultimately, the success of this project may improve care for and expand the population who will benefit from surgical therapy of liver cancer. ..
  21. RESEARCH TRAINING IN MEDICAL BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
    Michael Andrykowski; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Postdoctoral fellows will address each of the same elements with an intensity and emphasis that is tailored to their individual needs and prior experience. ..
  22. Transrectal Ultrasound Ablation Of The Prostate
    Gabor Fichtinger; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The resulting system will be tested on canine subjects and in a limited manner on human patients. The endpoint of the proposed research is a system for which IRB approval can be sought to conduct clinical trials. ..
  23. ROLE OF HYALURONAN IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
    Scott Strong; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. In-site Measurement of Plaque Biomechanical Properties
    Brett Bouma; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The methods that will be developed in this work present the potential for characterizing the biomechanical properties of coronary plaques in vivo and may facilitate the development of improved therapeutic approaches. ..
  25. Does Hyperglycemia Predict Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis?
    Suresh Chari; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The research described in this application is 100% relevant to pancreatic cancer. ..