Catherine Ngo

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BACKGROUND AND AIM   The endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) mechanical simulator (EMS) and computer simulator (ECS) are described herein. No direct hands-on comparison has been reported to reflect the perception of trainers and trainees regarding the efficacy of each model for trainee ERCP education. We compared the trainers' and(More)
BACKGROUND: A water method developed to attenuate discomfort during colonoscopy enhanced cecal intubation in unsedated patients. Serendipitously a numerically increased adenoma detection rate (ADR) was noted. OBJECTIVE: To explore databases of sedated patients examined by the air and water methods to identify hypothesis-generating findings. DESIGN:(More)
BACKGROUND The applicability of water method colonoscopy in trainee education is not known. AIM To compare the water method vs. usual air method in teaching novice trainee colonoscopy. METHOD An IRB approved prospective randomized cross-over study (NCT01482546) in a university setting with diverse patient population. DESIGN Three first year GI fellows(More)
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) may cause brain injuries in children. The mechanisms responsible are difficult to elucidate because DKA involves multiple metabolic derangements. We aimed to determine the independent effects of hyperglycemia and ketosis on cerebral metabolism, blood flow, and water distribution. We used magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure(More)
PURPOSE Chromoendoscopy with dye spray and the water method both increase adenoma detection. HYPOTHESIS Adding indigocarmine to the water method will enhance further the effectiveness of the latter in adenoma detection. METHODS Screening colonoscopy was performed with the water method (control) or with 0.008% indigocarmine added (study) by two(More)
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