Amitpal S. Johal

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS Endoscopic ultrasound-guided (EUS) liver biopsy (LB) is proposed as a newer method that offers several advantages over existing techniques for sampling liver tissue. This study evaluated the diagnostic yield of EUS-LB as the primary outcome measure. In addition, the safety of the technique in a large patient cohort was assessed. (More)
AIM To determine if a new brush design could improve the diagnostic yield of biliary stricture brushings. METHODS Retrospective chart review was performed of all endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedures with malignant biliary stricture brushing between January 2008 and October 2012. A standard wire-guided cytology brush was used prior to(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Liver biopsy (LB) traditionally has been performed via a percutaneous (PC), transjugular (TJ), or surgical approach. EUS-guided LB (EUS-LB) is an emerging method that has shown promise in terms of tissue yield and procedural safety. Comparison of histologic yield of EUS-LB with other methods of LB has not been done. This study aimed to(More)
Despite the publication of the “Revision of the Atlanta Classification and Definitions by International Consensus” [1], we have noted a continued variability in terminology used for reporting the types of pancreatic fluid collections complicating acute pancreatitis. In response to this perceived variability, we devised a survey to determine if the updated(More)
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is routinely used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in adults, and there is emerging literature on its feasibility and safety in children. A recent novel application is EUS-guided liver biopsy (EUS-LB), which has shown to be technically simple, safe, and provides adequate diagnostic yield in adults for evaluation of liver(More)
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