Dr. Jonathan Leighton
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Dr. Jonathan Leighton
Dr. Jonathan Leighton
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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I was educated and trained at
Medical / Graduate School
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson
Endoscopic techniques for small bowel imaging.
Radiol. Clin. North Am., Jan;51(1):177-87 (2013)
Increased adenoma detection rate with system-wide implementation of a split-dose preparation for colonoscopy.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Sep;76(3):603-8.e1 (2012)
Comparison of single- versus double-balloon assisted-colonoscopy for colon examination after previous incomplete standard colonoscopy.
Dig. Dis. Sci., Oct;57(10):2680-6 (2012)
Emergence of gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis in the United States, with a review of worldwide cases.
Clin. Infect. Dis., Jun;54(12):1685-91 (2012)
Correlation of two capsule endoscopy scoring systems with fecal calprotectin: does it really matter?
Dig. Dis. Sci., Apr;57(4):827-9 (2012)
Comparison of the yield and miss rate of narrow band imaging and white light endoscopy in patients undergoing screening or surveillance colonoscopy: a meta-analysis.
Am. J. Gastroenterol., Mar;107(3):363-70; quiz 371 (2012)
Performance of the patency capsule compared with nonenteroclysis radiologic examinations in patients with known or suspected intestinal strictures.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Oct;74(4):834-9 (2011)
Adenoma detection rate is not influenced by the timing of colonoscopy when performed in half-day blocks.
Am. J. Gastroenterol., Aug;106(8):1466-71 (2011)
The Association of MÃ©nÃ©trier Disease with Ulcerative Colitis: A Case Report with Implications on the Pathogenesis of MÃ©nÃ©trier Disease.
Case Rep Gastroenterol., 4(1):66-70 (2010)
A grading scale to evaluate colon cleansing for the PillCam COLON capsule: a reliability study.
Endoscopy., Feb;43(2):123-7 (2011)
The role of endoscopic imaging of the small bowel in clinical practice.
Am. J. Gastroenterol., Jan;106(1):27-36; quiz 37 (2011)
Deep enteroscopy in patients with left ventricular assist devices: practical and technical considerations.
Endoscopy., 42 Suppl 2:E194 (2010)
Sessile serrated adenomas: demographic, endoscopic and pathological characteristics.
World J. Gastroenterol., Jul;16(27):3402-5 (2010)
Diagnostic evaluation and management of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding: a changing paradigm.
Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y)., Dec;5(12):839-50 (2009)
Once-daily dosing of delayed-release oral mesalamine (400-mg tablet) is as effective as twice-daily dosing for maintenance of remission of ulcerative colitis.
Gastroenterology., Apr;138(4):1286-96, 1296.e1-3 (2010)
Capsule endoscopy has a significantly higher diagnostic yield in patients with suspected and established small-bowel Crohn's disease: a meta-analysis.
Am. J. Gastroenterol., Jun;105(6):1240-8; quiz 1249 (2010)
A retrograde-viewing device improves detection of adenomas in the colon: a prospective efficacy evaluation (with videos).
Gastrointest. Endosc., Mar;71(3):551-6 (2010)
Capsule endoscopy in suspected small bowel Crohn's disease: economic impact of disease diagnosis and treatment.
World J. Gastroenterol., Dec;15(45):5685-92 (2009)
Capsule retention in a patient with eosinophilic gastroenteritis mimicking diaphragm disease of the small bowel.
Endoscopy., 41 Suppl 2:E290-1 (2009)
Human papillomavirus-related rectal squamous cell carcinoma in a patient with ulcerative colitis diagnosed on narrow-band imaging.
Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol., May;8(5):e47-8 (2010)
Preliminary estimate of triphasic CT enterography performance in hemodynamically stable patients with suspected gastrointestinal bleeding.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Nov;193(5):1252-60 (2009)
Enteroscopy in the diagnosis and management of Crohn disease.
Gastrointest. Endosc. Clin. N. Am., Jul;19(3):427-44 (2009)
Complications associated with double balloon enteroscopy at nine US centers.
Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol., Nov;7(11):1177-82, 1182.e1-3 (2009)
Role of small-bowel endoscopy in the management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease: an international OMED-ECCO consensus.
Endoscopy., Jul;41(7):618-37 (2009)
Capsule endoscopy and balloon-assisted endoscopy: competing or complementary technologies in the evaluation of small bowel disease?
Curr. Opin. Gastroenterol., Sep;25(5):433-7 (2009)
Open-label study of adalimumab in patients with ulcerative colitis including those with prior loss of response or intolerance to infliximab.
Inflamm. Bowel Dis., Sep;15(9):1302-7 (2009)
Use of an electromagnetic colonoscope to assess maneuvers associated with cecal intubation.
BMC Gastroenterol., 9:24 (2009)
False-positive wireless video capsule secondary to performing a simultaneous sigmoidoscopy.
Am. J. Gastroenterol., Apr;104(4):1070 (2009)
Assessment and validation of the new capsule endoscopy Crohn's disease activity index (CECDAI): what difference does it make?
Inflamm. Bowel Dis., Oct;15(10):1607-8 (2009)
Double-balloon enteroscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhage from small-bowel lymphangioma: a case report.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Jul;70(1):189-90 (2009)
Evidence for capsule endoscopy in suspected small bowel Crohn's disease: an evaluation of intergrading system concordance.
J Insur Med., 41(4):270-83 (2009)
Efficiency versus effectiveness: balancing the value equation in GI endoscopy.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Dec;68(6):1051-3 (2008)
Patient preference and acceptance with sodium phosphate tablet preparation for colonoscopy.
Dig. Dis. Sci., Jul;54(7):1555-9 (2009)
Capsule endoscopy in the evaluation of small-bowel inflammation.
Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y)., Nov;4(11):771-2 (2008)
Got milk? The endoscopic diagnosis of an intraluminal jejunal lymphangioma.
Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol., Mar;7(3):e13 (2009)
How useful is capsule endoscopy for the selection of patients for double-balloon enteroscopy?
Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol., Sep;5(9):490-1 (2008)
Retention of the capsule endoscope: a single-center experience of 1000 capsule endoscopy procedures.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Jul;68(1):174-80 (2008)
Using CT enterography to monitor Crohn's disease activity: a preliminary study.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Jun;190(6):1512-6 (2008)
New frontiers in small-bowel imaging: the expanding technology of capsule endoscopy and its impact in clinical gastroenterology.
Rev Gastroenterol Disord., 8(1):1-14 (2008)
A multicenter randomized comparison of the Endocapsule and the Pillcam SB.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Sep;68(3):487-94 (2008)
Double-balloon enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy have comparable diagnostic yield in small-bowel disease: a meta-analysis.
Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol., Jun;6(6):671-6 (2008)
Agile patency system eliminates risk of capsule retention in patients with known intestinal strictures who undergo capsule endoscopy.
Gastrointest. Endosc., May;67(6):902-9 (2008)
Double balloon enteroscopy detects small bowel mass lesions missed by capsule endoscopy.
Dig. Dis. Sci., Aug;53(8):2140-3 (2008)
Nausea, bloating and abdominal pain in the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patient: more questions than answers.
Obes Surg., Nov;17(11):1529-33 (2007)
New technology, new complications: pancreatitis complicating double-balloon enteroscopy.
Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y)., Dec;3(12):920-2 (2007)
A prospective study of the utility of abdominal radiographs after capsule endoscopy for the diagnosis of capsule retention.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Nov;66(5):894-900 (2007)
Development of a capsule endoscopy scoring index for small bowel mucosal inflammatory change.
Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther., Jan;27(2):146-54 (2008)
Meckel's diverticulum diagnosed by double-balloon enteroscopy.
Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol., Oct;5(10):A32 (2007)
Capsule endoscopy: a comprehensive review.
Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol., Sep;53(3):257-72 (2007)
Capsule endoscopy in the evaluation of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding: a comprehensive review.
Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y)., Oct;3(10):777-85 (2007)
Comparison of morning versus afternoon cecal intubation rates.
BMC Gastroenterol., 7:19 (2007)
Update on small bowel imaging.
Gastroenterology., May;132(5):1651-4 (2007)
Is double balloon enteroscopy the best initial imaging method for obscure gastrointestinal bleeding?
Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol., Mar;4(3):120-1 (2007)
Utility of double-balloon colonoscopy for completion of colon examination after incomplete colonoscopy with conventional colonoscope.
Gastrointest. Endosc., May;65(6):848-53 (2007)
Obscure GI bleeding secondary to radiation enteritis diagnosed and successfully treated with retrograde double-balloon enteroscopy.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Mar;65(3):552-4 (2007)
Pulmonary aspiration of a capsule endoscope.
Am. J. Gastroenterol., Jan;102(1):215-6 (2007)
Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y)., Feb;3(2):135-6 (2007)
Role of capsule endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease: where we are and where we are going.
Inflamm. Bowel Dis., Mar;13(3):331-7 (2007)
Bezoar formation requiring endoscopic removal after intentional overdose of extended-release nifedipine.
Pharmacotherapy., Dec;26(12):1802-5 (2006)
A single-center experience of 260 consecutive patients undergoing capsule endoscopy for obscure gastrointestinal bleeding.
Am. J. Gastroenterol., Jan;102(1):89-95 (2007)
Factors contributing to patient nonattendance at open-access endoscopy.
Dig. Dis. Sci., Nov;51(11):1942-5 (2006)
Recent advances in endoscopic capsule imaging: see what we have been missing.
Rev Gastroenterol Disord., 6 Suppl 1:S19-27 (2006)
Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding--the role of endoscopy.
MedGenMed., 8(2):38 (2006)
The yield of capsule endoscopy in patients with abdominal pain or diarrhea.
Endoscopy., May;38(5):498-502 (2006)
Capsule endoscopy versus push enteroscopy for evaluation of obscure gastrointestinal bleeding with 1-year outcomes.
Dig. Dis. Sci., May;51(5):891-9 (2006)
A meta-analysis of the yield of capsule endoscopy compared to other diagnostic modalities in patients with non-stricturing small bowel Crohn's disease.
Am. J. Gastroenterol., May;101(5):954-64 (2006)
Gastrointest. Endosc., May;63(6):755-60 (2006)
Capsule endoscopy: a meta-analysis for use with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding and Crohn's disease.
Gastrointest. Endosc. Clin. N. Am., Apr;16(2):229-50 (2006)
ASGE guideline: the role of endoscopy in the surveillance of premalignant conditions of the upper GI tract.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Apr;63(4):570-80 (2006)
ASGE guideline: endoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Apr;63(4):558-65 (2006)
ASGE guideline: colorectal cancer screening and surveillance.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Apr;63(4):546-57 (2006)
Relapse of inflammatory bowel disease associated with use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Dig. Dis. Sci., Jan;51(1):168-72 (2006)
Building a culture of service excellence.
Physician Exec., 31(6):40-4 (2005 Nov-Dec)
Crohn disease of the small bowel: preliminary comparison among CT enterography, capsule endoscopy, small-bowel follow-through, and ileoscopy.
Radiology., Jan;238(1):128-34 (2006)
Evolving diagnostic modalities in inflammatory bowel disease.
Curr Gastroenterol Rep., Dec;7(6):467-74 (2005)
A meta-analysis of the yield of capsule endoscopy compared to other diagnostic modalities in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding.
Am. J. Gastroenterol., Nov;100(11):2407-18 (2005)
ASGE Guideline: the role of endoscopy in the patient with lower-GI bleeding.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Nov;62(5):656-60 (2005)
ICCE consensus for inflammatory bowel disease.
Endoscopy., Oct;37(10):1051-4 (2005)
CT colonography with intravenous contrast material: varied appearances of colorectal carcinoma.
Radiographics., 25(5):1321-34 (2005 Sep-Oct)
Safety of wireless capsule endoscopy in patients with implantable cardiac defibrillators.
Am. J. Gastroenterol., Aug;100(8):1728-31 (2005)
ASGE guideline: guideline on the use of endoscopy in the management of constipation.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Aug;62(2):199-201 (2005)
ASGE guideline: the role of ERCP in diseases of the biliary tract and the pancreas.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Jul;62(1):1-8 (2005)
Imaging of small bowel disease: comparison of capsule endoscopy, standard endoscopy, barium examination, and CT.
Radiographics., 25(3):697-711; discussion 711-8 (2005 May-Jun)
Yield of repeat wireless video capsule endoscopy in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding.
Am. J. Gastroenterol., May;100(5):1058-64 (2005)
ASGE guideline: guidelines for credentialing and granting privileges for capsule endoscopy.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Apr;61(4):503-5 (2005)
ASGE guideline: The role of endoscopy in the diagnosis and the management of cystic lesions and inflammatory fluid collections of the pancreas.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Mar;61(3):363-70 (2005)
ASGE Guideline: Guidelines for endoscopy in pregnant and lactating women.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Mar;61(3):357-62 (2005)
Severe chest pain from an indwelling Bravo pH probe.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Feb;61(2):317-9 (2005)
ASGE guideline: the management of low-molecular-weight heparin and nonaspirin antiplatelet agents for endoscopic procedures.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Feb;61(2):189-94 (2005)
ASGE guideline: complications of EUS.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Jan;61(1):8-12 (2005)
ASGE guideline: the role of endoscopy in the diagnosis, staging, and management of colorectal cancer.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Jan;61(1):1-7 (2005)
ASGE guideline: The role of endoscopy in acute non-variceal upper-GI hemorrhage.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Oct;60(4):497-504 (2004)
The diagnostic yield of stool pathogen studies during relapses of inflammatory bowel disease.
J. Clin. Gastroenterol., Oct;38(9):772-5 (2004)
Diaphragm disease after use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents: first report of diagnosis with capsule endoscopy.
J. Clin. Gastroenterol., Sep;38(8):686-91 (2004)
Safety of capsule endoscopy in patients with pacemakers.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Apr;59(4):567-9 (2004)
Strategies to address increased demand for colonoscopy: Guidelines in an open endoscopy practice.
Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol., Feb;2(2):178-82 (2004)
Restoring customer confidence.
Mark Health Serv., 24(1):14-9 (2004)
The role of EUS for evaluation of mediastinal adenopathy.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Dec;58(6):819-21 (2003)
Small bowel: preliminary comparison of capsule endoscopy with barium study and CT.
Radiology., Jan;230(1):260-5 (2004)
Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding.
Gastrointest. Endosc., Nov;58(5):650-5 (2003)
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