This study uses follow-up data from a randomized trial comparing open and endoscopic release surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome to compare outcomes 11 to 16 years after surgery.
Iranmanesh and colleagues assess surgical treatment options for patients at intermediate risk of a common duct stone in a randomized clinical trial and 6-month follow-up of 100 patients in a Geneva, Switzerland hospital, June 2011-February 2013.
In a clinical trial involving 214 patients who had disabling pain after cholecystectomy, Cotton an coauthors found that endoscopic sphincterotomy did not reduce pain any more than did a sham procedure.
Phoa and coauthors investigate whether endoscopic radiofrequency ablation could decrease the rate of neoplastic progression among 136 patients with Barrett esophagus and a confirmed diagnosis of low-grade dysplasia in Europe.
This randomized clinical trial investigated whether fully covered, self-expandable metallic stents are noninferior to plastic stents for achieving stricture resolution in patients with benign biliary strictures and a bile duct diameter ≥6 mm in whom the covered metallic stent would not overlap the cystic duct.
Spechler reviews current concepts on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of Barrett esophagus; discusses the importance of dysplasia and the role of endoscopic eradication therapy for its treatment; and reviews current management guidelines.
This randomized trial compares the effects of adding dupilumab, an IL-4 and IL-13 signalling inhibitor, to mometasone furoate nasal spray vs mometasone alone in adults with chronic sinusitis and nasal polyposis refractory to intranasal corticosteroids.