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Rebecca Ann Burbridge

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Gastroenterology
Dept of Medicine, Box 3913, Durham, NC 27710
Dept of Medicine, Box 3913, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


EUS-Directed Transgastric ERCP (EDGE Procedure) for Management of Choledocholithiasis in Post-Gastric Bypass Anatomy

Chapter · January 1, 2023 The current management of biliary pancreatitis or choledocholithiasis consists of prompt decompression of the common bile duct. However, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass anatomy poses a challenge for retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) due to the divide ... Full text Cite

Inconsistencies in Colonic Tattooing Practice: Differences in Reported and Actual Practices at a Tertiary Medical Center.

Journal Article South Med J · April 2019 OBJECTIVES: Accurate localization of a colonic lesion is crucial to successful resection. Although colonic tattooing is a widely accepted technique to mark lesions for future identification surgery or repeat colonoscopy, no consensus guidelines exist. The ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Therapeutic endoscopy in the management of pancreatic cancer

Chapter · April 11, 2018 Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a safe and reliable method for the diagnosis, treatment, and palliation of pancreaticobiliary malignancy. In 2015, the estimated new cases of pancreatic cancer were about 48,960. The 5-year survival ... Full text Cite

Multicenter evaluation of the clinical utility of laparoscopy-assisted ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Journal Article Gastrointest Endosc · April 2018 BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The obesity epidemic has led to increased use of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). These patients have an increased incidence of pancreaticobiliary diseases, yet standard ERCP is not possible because of surgically altered gastroduodenal ... Full text Link to item Cite

Colonic Perforation Secondary to Retained Biliary Stent.

Journal Article Am J Gastroenterol · January 2017 Full text Link to item Cite

Does ampullary adenoma size predict invasion on EUS? Does invasion on EUS predict presence of malignancy?

Journal Article Endosc Int Open · December 2016 Background and study aims: It is common practice to perform ampullectomy without endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for ampullary lesions < 1 cm but no data exists to support it. No studies have explored whether EUS findings of invasion correlate with malignancy ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Percutaneous biliary drainage catheter insertion in patients with extensive hepatic metastatic tumor burden.

Journal Article J Gastrointest Oncol · December 2016 BACKGROUND: Patients with metastatic disease of the liver can have hyperbilirubinemia due to a number of reasons, including biliary obstruction. The purpose of this study was to analyze patient outcomes after percutaneous biliary drainage (PBD) catheter in ... Full text Link to item Cite

Ipilimumab-Associated lymphocytic colitis: A case report

Journal Article Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology · January 1, 2016 Ipilimumab is a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-Associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) inhibitor approved for treatment of metastatic melanoma. Gastrointestinal side effects are common and include diarrhea, colitis, and hepatitis. Histopathology typically shows active neutr ... Full text Cite

Evaluation of the guaiac-positive patient

Chapter · January 1, 2016 One of the more common encounters a physician must deal with is the presence of occult gastrointestinal blood loss. The prevalence may reach up to 1 in 20 adults. The detection of occult blood is important because a person may lose up to 150 ml of blood fr ... Full text Cite

Giant esophageal lipoma: endoscopic resection.

Journal Article Gastrointest Endosc · October 2015 Full text Link to item Cite

Variation in Aptitude of Trainees in Endoscopic Ultrasonography, Based on Cumulative Sum Analysis.

Journal Article Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol · July 2015 BACKGROUND & AIMS: Studies have reported substantial variation in the competency of advanced endoscopy trainees, indicating a need for more supervised training in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). We used a standardized, validated, data collection tool to evalu ... Full text Link to item Cite

Review of complications associated with endoscopic pancreatic cyst-gastrostomy: a single-institution experience.

Journal Article Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech · June 2015 BACKGROUND: Pancreatic fluid collections can form after episodes of pancreatitis, either acute or chronic. The majority will resolve spontaneously but when decompression is mandated, endoscopic drainage is the method of choice. However, it is not void of c ... Full text Link to item Cite

Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the gallbladder diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA).

Journal Article J Gastrointest Oncol · April 2015 Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is a rare entity that can exist independently or in conjunction with underlying plasma cell myeloma (PCM). When there is underlying multiple myeloma, the presence of EMP portends a poor prognosis. The most common locations ... Full text Link to item Cite

Rotational assisted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with reconstructive gastrointestinal surgical anatomy.

Journal Article World J Gastrointest Endosc · March 16, 2015 AIM: To evaluate the success rates of performing therapy utilizing a rotational assisted enteroscopy device in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in surgically altered anatomy patients. METHODS: Between June 1, 2009 and November 8, 2012, ... Full text Link to item Cite

EUS-Directed Transgastric ERCP (EDGE Procedure) for Management of Choledocholithiasis in Post-Gastric Bypass Anatomy

Chapter · January 1, 2023 The current management of biliary pancreatitis or choledocholithiasis consists of prompt decompression of the common bile duct. However, the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass anatomy poses a challenge for retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) due to the divide ... Full text Cite

Inconsistencies in Colonic Tattooing Practice: Differences in Reported and Actual Practices at a Tertiary Medical Center.

Journal Article South Med J · April 2019 OBJECTIVES: Accurate localization of a colonic lesion is crucial to successful resection. Although colonic tattooing is a widely accepted technique to mark lesions for future identification surgery or repeat colonoscopy, no consensus guidelines exist. The ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Therapeutic endoscopy in the management of pancreatic cancer

Chapter · April 11, 2018 Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a safe and reliable method for the diagnosis, treatment, and palliation of pancreaticobiliary malignancy. In 2015, the estimated new cases of pancreatic cancer were about 48,960. The 5-year survival ... Full text Cite

Multicenter evaluation of the clinical utility of laparoscopy-assisted ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Journal Article Gastrointest Endosc · April 2018 BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The obesity epidemic has led to increased use of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). These patients have an increased incidence of pancreaticobiliary diseases, yet standard ERCP is not possible because of surgically altered gastroduodenal ... Full text Link to item Cite

Colonic Perforation Secondary to Retained Biliary Stent.

Journal Article Am J Gastroenterol · January 2017 Full text Link to item Cite

Does ampullary adenoma size predict invasion on EUS? Does invasion on EUS predict presence of malignancy?

Journal Article Endosc Int Open · December 2016 Background and study aims: It is common practice to perform ampullectomy without endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for ampullary lesions < 1 cm but no data exists to support it. No studies have explored whether EUS findings of invasion correlate with malignancy ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Percutaneous biliary drainage catheter insertion in patients with extensive hepatic metastatic tumor burden.

Journal Article J Gastrointest Oncol · December 2016 BACKGROUND: Patients with metastatic disease of the liver can have hyperbilirubinemia due to a number of reasons, including biliary obstruction. The purpose of this study was to analyze patient outcomes after percutaneous biliary drainage (PBD) catheter in ... Full text Link to item Cite

Ipilimumab-Associated lymphocytic colitis: A case report

Journal Article Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology · January 1, 2016 Ipilimumab is a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-Associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) inhibitor approved for treatment of metastatic melanoma. Gastrointestinal side effects are common and include diarrhea, colitis, and hepatitis. Histopathology typically shows active neutr ... Full text Cite

Evaluation of the guaiac-positive patient

Chapter · January 1, 2016 One of the more common encounters a physician must deal with is the presence of occult gastrointestinal blood loss. The prevalence may reach up to 1 in 20 adults. The detection of occult blood is important because a person may lose up to 150 ml of blood fr ... Full text Cite

Giant esophageal lipoma: endoscopic resection.

Journal Article Gastrointest Endosc · October 2015 Full text Link to item Cite

Variation in Aptitude of Trainees in Endoscopic Ultrasonography, Based on Cumulative Sum Analysis.

Journal Article Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol · July 2015 BACKGROUND & AIMS: Studies have reported substantial variation in the competency of advanced endoscopy trainees, indicating a need for more supervised training in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). We used a standardized, validated, data collection tool to evalu ... Full text Link to item Cite

Review of complications associated with endoscopic pancreatic cyst-gastrostomy: a single-institution experience.

Journal Article Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech · June 2015 BACKGROUND: Pancreatic fluid collections can form after episodes of pancreatitis, either acute or chronic. The majority will resolve spontaneously but when decompression is mandated, endoscopic drainage is the method of choice. However, it is not void of c ... Full text Link to item Cite

Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the gallbladder diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA).

Journal Article J Gastrointest Oncol · April 2015 Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) is a rare entity that can exist independently or in conjunction with underlying plasma cell myeloma (PCM). When there is underlying multiple myeloma, the presence of EMP portends a poor prognosis. The most common locations ... Full text Link to item Cite

Rotational assisted endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with reconstructive gastrointestinal surgical anatomy.

Journal Article World J Gastrointest Endosc · March 16, 2015 AIM: To evaluate the success rates of performing therapy utilizing a rotational assisted enteroscopy device in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in surgically altered anatomy patients. METHODS: Between June 1, 2009 and November 8, 2012, ... Full text Link to item Cite

Endoscopic approaches for early-stage esophageal cancer: current options.

Journal Article Curr Oncol Rep · January 2015 Early esophageal cancer is confined to the mucosa or submucosa of the esophagus. While most esophageal cancer is detected at an advanced stage (requiring surgical resection, chemotherapy, and radiation), early-stage mucosal lesions may be detected through ... Full text Link to item Cite

Groove Pancreatitis: Four Cases from a Single Center and Brief Review of the Literature.

Journal Article ACG Case Rep J · April 2014 Groove pancreatitis is a rare form of chronic pancreatitis that affects the groove anatomical area between the head of the pancreas, duodenum, and common bile duct. We provide a summary of the clinical findings of 4 groove pancreatitis cases diagnosed at a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pancreatitis Secondary to Celiac Trunk Dissection.

Journal Article ACG case reports journal · January 2014 Dissection of the visceral arteries happens infrequently, with the superior mesenteric artery being the most commonly affected. Isolated dissection of the celiac trunk is rare, and only a few cases have been reported in the medical literature. We report th ... Full text Cite

Retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration.

Journal Article Clin Endosc · September 2013 Retroperitoneal cystic lymphangiomas are rare tumors of the lymphatic system. These tumors usually present in childhood and are often diagnosed incidentally with imaging procedures. Although benign, they can grow to large sizes and become symptomatic due t ... Full text Link to item Cite

Endoscopic versus surgical ampullectomy: an algorithm to treat disease of the ampulla of Vater.

Journal Article Ann Surg · February 2013 OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness, morbidity, and mortality associated with endoscopic ampullectomy (EA) and surgical ampullectomy (SA). BACKGROUND: The proposed management of benign ampullary lesions includes local re ... Full text Link to item Cite

Evaluation of the guaiac positive patient

Journal Article · December 1, 2010 One of the more common encounters a physician must deal with is the presence of occult gastrointestinal blood loss. The prevalence may reach up to 1 in 20 adults. The detection of occult blood is important because a person may lose up to 150 ml of blood fr ... Full text Cite