Gastroscopy

Publication Title: 
BMJ open

INTRODUCTION: This systematic review aims to assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for discomfort in patients during gastroscopy.

Author(s): 
Wang, Weiming
Zhang, Tao
Peng, Weina
Wu, Jiani
Liu, Zhishun
Publication Title: 
Likars'ka Sprava / Ministerstvo Okhorony Zdorov'ia Ukraïny

Results of a study are reported of a study of the concentration of biologically active substances such as histamine, serotonin, noradrenaline, adrenalin, corticotropin and indices of gastric secretion in ulcer disease patients at the stage of exacerbation receiving microwave resonance therapy and hypnotherapy. The obtained results evidence that hypnotherapy and microwave resonance therapy are pathogenetic methods of treatment of patients with ulcer disease. Combined treatment proved more effective.

Author(s): 
Kan, E. B.
Nikula, T. D.
Publication Title: 
Postgraduate Medical Journal

A total of 124 subjects who were undergoing routine endoscopy were randomly assigned to one of three groups. All three groups received lignocaine throat spray. The first group additionally received midazolam, the second received hypnosis, whilst the third only received lignocaine throat spray. Although hypnotized patients were deemed by an independent observer to be less agitated than the other two groups (p < 0.03), they reported the gastroscopy to be significantly more uncomfortable (p < 0.042) and scored higher in their memory for the procedure (p < 0.001).

Author(s): 
Conlong, P.
Rees, W.
Publication Title: 
Postgraduate Medical Journal
Author(s): 
Gracey-Whitman, L.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and viability of hypnosis before and during a gastrointestinal endoscopy. Six Gastroscopies and 22 colonoscopies were carried out under hypnosis in a group of patients. The patients ranged in age from 20 and 67 years and have a history of previously incomplete and poorly tolerated examinations or expressed an active demand for sedation. For 6 of the patients who underwent a gastroscopy under hypnosis, the procedure was successfully completed, reaching the second part of the duodenum without difficulty for the endoscopist.

Author(s): 
Domínguez-Ortega, Luis
Rodríguez-Muñoz, Sarbelio
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: Gastric bezoar is a collection of indigestible material in the stomach. It is a relatively rare disease. In this case report, it is shown that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was effective in treating a patient with gastric bezoar. SUBJECT AND SETTING: A 47-year-old female patient who had undergone Billroth II gastrectomy for gastric cancer had been experiencing abdominal pain and distension for 1 month. She underwent gastroscopic examination at our outpatient department; the gastroscopy showed a bezoar (7×4×2 cm in size) in her remnant stomach.

Author(s): 
Gao, Feng
Gao, Ru
Hao, Jian Yu
Jia, Ji Dong
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: This study investigated whether the tongue inspection technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be used as a noninvasive auxiliary diagnostic tool to differentiate the subtypes of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and as an indicator of therapeutic efficacy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 198 outpatients from the China Medical University Hospital were recruited. The control group comprised 50 healthy adults.

Author(s): 
Wang, Hwang-Huei
Pan, Chun-Hsu
Wu, Ping-Ping
Luo, Shu-Fang
Lin, Hung-Jen
Wu, Chieh-Hsi
Publication Title: 
Lancet

The analgesic effect of acupuncture was evaluated by a double-blind controlled trial in 90 patients undergoing gastroscopy. The endoscopy was much easier and better tolerated after real acupuncture had been performed.

Author(s): 
Cahn, A. M.
Carayon, P.
Hill, C.
Flamant, R.
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