Double-channel double-grasper technique in over-the-scope clip deployment

Post written by Shou-jiang Tang, MD, from the Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Endoscopic management of gastrointestinal fistula and leak is increasingly utilized. One of the options is to apply over-the-scope (OTS) clipping devices to close the defect. During pulling the grasped walls into the …

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Comparison of liquid-based cytology with conventional smear cytology for EUS-guided FNA of solid pancreatic masses

          Post written by Sang Hyub Lee, MD, PhD, and Haeryoung Kim, MD, PhD, from the Department of Internal Medicine and Liver Research Institute, and the Department of Pathology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic …

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Endoscopic clipping closure for preventing coagulation syndrome after colorectal ESD

Post written by Takaya Shimura, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8601, Japan. The aim of this RCT (CliPEC study) is to assess the usefulness of endoscopic clipping closure to prevent Post-ESD coagulation syndrome (PECS) and delayed perforation. In …

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Efficacy of rapid bowel preparation with new 1 L polyethylene glycol ascorbate solution in severe acute lower GI bleeding

Post written by Mauro Manno, MD, from the Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Azienda USL, Modena, Italy. A 70–year-old man with history of chronic atrial fibrillation ongoing anticoagulant therapy was hospitalized for hemorrhagic shock and severe anemia, secondary to massive LGIB. Resuscitation with fluids and blood transfusions was performed. The novel 1-liter PEG+ASC solution (Plenvu, …

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Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty in peritoneal dialysis

Post written by Avik Sarkar, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. We describe the case of a 51-year-old woman with diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, ESRD on PD for 3 years, and morbid obesity that failed to respond to lifestyle and dietary modification for weight loss. The …

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Endocytoscopy for the differential diagnosis of colorectal low-grade adenoma

Post written by Toyoki Kudo, MD, PhD, from the Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, Yokohama, Japan. We aimed to reveal which endocytoscopic findings may be used as indicators of low-grade adenoma and to assess whether a “resect and discard” strategy using endocytoscopy is feasible. A normal pit-like structure in endocytoscopic images was …

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Modified primary obesity surgery endoluminal (POSE-2) procedure for the treatment of obesity

Post written by Ravishankar Asokkumar, MBBS, MRCP, and Gontrand Lopez-Nava, MD, PhD, from the Bariatric Endoscopy Unit, HM Sanchinarro University Hospital, Madrid, Spain, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. We described a novel primary endoscopic approach to treat obesity using the incision-less operating platform (USGI Medical, USA). We have shared …

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