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13 posters featuring EndoFLIP to be presented at DDW in Washington, DC May 16-19, 2015

12th May 2015

Digestive Disease Week (DDW)
Thirteen posters featuring the use of EndoFLIP are to be presented at Digestive Diseases Week to be held in Washington DC from May 16-19, 2015. The posters relate to the use of EndoFLIP in the evaluation and surgical and endoscopic treatment of such disorders as GERD and Achalasia. In addition there is further exposition of an exciting emerging new technique for visualization of motility disorders during endoscopy, in particular relating to sub-typing of achalasia. Finally, there are two first descriptions of the intra-operative use of EndoFLIP during surgery for fecal incontinence, and for esophageal dilation in pediatrics.

The following is a list of the posters by category:

Upper GI Surgery/Therapeutic Endoscopy

Defining the Lower Esophageal Sphincter Geometry in Gastroesophageal Pathology: the Intraoperative Use of Functional Lumen Imaging Probe
Presentation Number: Tu1775
Yalini Vigneswaran2,1 , Matthew E. Gitelis1 , Brandon J. Johnson1 , JoAnn Carbray1 , Michael B. Ujiki1,2
1 General surgery, Northshore Health System, Evanston, Illinois, United States; 2 Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Endoluminal functional lumen imaging probe (endoFLIP) during Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for achalasia predict postoperative clinical success: A single center study study
Presentation Number: Tu1505
Sepideh Besharati1 , Saowanee Ngamruengphong1 , Vivek Kumbhari1 , Mohamad H. El Zein1 , Ahmed Abdelgelil1 , Alan H. Tieu1 , Patrick I. Okolo1 , John O. Clarke1 , Mouen Khashab1
1 Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Endoluminal functional lumen imaging probe (endoFLIP) during Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) for achalasia predicts postoperative clinical success: A Multicenter case-control study
Presentation Number: Tu1229
Saowanee Ngamruengphong1 , Burkhard H. A. Rahden2 , Jorg Filser2 , Michel Kahaleh3 , Amy Tyberg3 , Amit P. Desai3 , Reem Z. Sharaiha3 , Arnon Lambroza3 , Vivek Kumbhari1 , Mohamad H. El Zein1 , Ahmed Abdelgelil1 , Sepideh Besharati1 , Mouen Khashab1
1 Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; 2 University of Wuerzburg, Bavaria, Germany; 3 Weill Cornell, New York, New York, United States

Differences of LES Impedance Planimetry In Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Versus Laparoscopic Conversion From Gastric Banding to Sleeve Gastrectomy
Presentation Number: Mo1107
Rishi Patel1 , Joerg Zehetner1 , Jessica Reynolds1 , Katrin Schwameis1 , Nikolai A. Bildzukewicz1 , Kulmeet Sandhu1 , Peter Crookes1 , John Lipham1 , Namir Katkhouda1
1 Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery, University of Southern California, Granada Hills, California, United States

Implementation of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) and prolonged dilatation as treatment for achalasia: Is it worth the cost?
Presentation Number: Tu1510
Erwin Rieder1 , Johannes Lenglinger1 , Georg O. Spaun2 , Sawsan Mari1 , Reza Asari1 , Lee L. Swanstrom3 , Sebastian F. Schoppmann1
1 Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 2 Department ofGeneral and Visceral Surgery, Sisters of Charity Hospita, Linz, Austria; 3 Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery Division, The Oregon Clinic, Portland, Oregon, United States

Lower esophageal sphincter dilation using a balloon incorporating impedance planimetry imaging (EsoFLIP®): Feasibility and initial experience in the treatment of patients with achalasia.
Presentation Number: Tu1154
Johannes Lenglinger1 , Ivan Kristo1 , Martina Scharitzer2 , Erwin Rieder1 , Sebastian F. Schoppmann1
1 Surgery, Medical University Vienna, Wien, Austria; 2 Radiology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

The First Case Report of EsoFLIP for Dilation of a Pediatric Esophageal Stricture.
Presentation Number: Sa1664
Richard A. Lirio1 , Pradeep Nazarey2 , John O'Dea3 , Jenifer R. Lightdale1
1 Pediatric Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition, UMASS Memorial Children's Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; 2 Pediatric Surgery, UMASS Memorial Children's Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States; 3 Crospon, Dangan, Galway, H91 P2DK, Ireland

Characterization of swine models of benign esophageal stricture for the evaluation of esophageal stents.
Presentation Number: Tu1613
Moises A. Rivera Bermudez1 , Lynne Swanson2 , Amy Townsend2 , Sharon E. Hunter1 , Jennifer K. Saunders1 , Kristin B. Wise2 , Colby Harris3 , Sean Fleury3 , Mary Ann Cornell3 , Adam Cohen3 , Bill Bertolino3 , Michael J. Eppihimer1 , Barbara Huibregtse1
1 Preclinical Sciences, Boston Scientific Corporation, Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States;
2 Preclinical Sciences, Research and Technology Center, Boston Scientific Corporation, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States; 3 Endoscopy R&D, Boston Scientific Corporation, Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States

Esophagogastric junction distensibility in achalasia subtypes before and after pneumatic balloon dilation: relation to clinical outcome
Presentation Number: Tu1160
Fabienne G. Smeets1,2 , Ad Masclee1,2 , Daniel Keszthelyi1,2 , Eric T. Tjwa3 , José M. Conchillo1,2
1 Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, Netherlands; 2 NUTRIM, School for Nutrition, Toxicology and Metabolism, Maastricht, Netherlands;
3 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Upper GI Diagnostics

Esophageal body response to volumetric distension in patients with achalasia: A study utilizing the functional lumen imaging probe
Presentation Number: Tu1141
Dustin A. Carlson1 , Zhiyue Lin1 , Laurel Friesen1 , Zoe Listernick1 , Benjamin Mogni1 , Peter J. Kahrilas1 , John E. Pandolfino1
1 Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Reference Values of Esophagogastric Junction Distensibility Assessed using the Endolumenal Functional Lumen Imaging Probe (EndoFLIP) – A Systematic Review
Presentation Number: Tu1192
Joan W. Chen1 , Joel H. Rubenstein1
1 Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Impedance planimetry (EndoFLIP®) measurements at the esophago-gastric junction distinguish neuromuscular disorders from fibrotic lesions in dysphagia patients.
Presentation Number: Tu1153
Johannes Lenglinger1 , Erwin Rieder1 , Martina Scharitzer2 , Ivan Kristo1 , Sebastian F. Schoppmann1
1 Surgery, Medical University Vienna, Wien, Austria; 2 Radiologiy, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Lower GI Surgery

Intra-operative use of impedance planimetry during surgery for Fecal Incontinence
Presentation Number: Tu1224
Ahmed Farag3 , John O'Dea1,2
1 Crospon, Galway, Ireland; 2 Dept of Engineering, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland; 3 Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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