Bacterial contamination and organic residue after reprocessing in duodenoscopes with disposable distal caps compared with duodenoscopes with fixed distal caps: a randomized trial

Post written by Wiriyaporn Ridtitid, MD, and Rungsun Rerknimitr, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, and the Excellence Center for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. The focus of this randomized trial was to compare bacterial contamination evaluated by culture between duodenoscopes with disposable distal caps …

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Protein biomarkers in pancreatic juice and serum for identification of pancreatic cancer

Post written by Iris J.M. Levink, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. We aimed to develop a panel of biomarkers from serum and pancreatic juice (PJ) to detect pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma for future surveillance purposes. This study focused on the performance of proteins (interleukin-8 [IL-8]; interferon-γ [IFN-γ]; …

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Safety and efficacy of over-the-scope clips versus standard therapy for high-risk nonvariceal upper GI bleeding: systematic review and meta-analysis

Post written by Jay Bapaye, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, New York, USA. This study compared the safety and efficacy of over-the-scope clips (OTSCs) and standard therapy for high-risk nonvariceal upper GI bleeding (NVUGIB). Upper GI bleeding carries a high risk of morbidity and mortality. Endoscopic therapy aims at achieving …

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Endoscopic management of gastrojejunocolic fistula after endoscopic gastrojejunostomy

Post written by Tamasha Persaud, MD, from New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York, USA. In this video case report, we describe the formation of a gastrojejunocolic fistula (GCF) as a rare delayed sequela of EUS-guided gastrojejunostomy (EUS-GJ) and demonstrate how tandem stent placement with a long covered metal stent can be an …

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Use of a novel dual-action clip for closure of complex endoscopic resection defects

Post written by Mike Tzuhen Wei, MD, from Stanford University, Stanford, California, and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, USA. In our presentation, we demonstrate the use of a dual-action clip and clips with atraumatic teeth in facilitating the closure of endoscopic submucosal dissection defects. We found that the dual-action clip (Micro-Tech Endoscopy USA, Ann …

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A case of pancreatic duct stones treated with electrohydraulic lithotripsy through a duodenal ulcer

Post written by Shosuke Hosaka, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Chiba-nishi General Hospital, Matsudo, Chiba, Japan, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. Endoscopic procedures such as ERCP and EUS are making significant contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders in the biliopancreatic system in clinical …

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Tip-in EMR as an alternative to endoscopic submucosal dissection for 20- to 30-mm nonpedunculated colorectal neoplasms

Post written by Kazunori Takada, MD, and Kinichi Hotta, MD, from the Division of Endoscopy, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan. Compared with conventional EMR, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) provides a higher en-bloc resection rate and a lower local recurrence rate for large lesions. However, ESD is technically demanding and associated with a higher risk of adverse …

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Comparison of focal cryoballoon ablation with 10- and 8-second doses for treatment of Barrett’s esophagus–related neoplasia: results from a prospective European multicenter study (with video)

Post written by Charlotte N. Frederiks, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Focal cryoballoon ablation is investigated for the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus–related neoplasia in a European multicenter study known as the …

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Clinical utility of purgative bowel preparation before capsule endoscopy: a multicenter, blinded, randomized controlled trial

Post written by Mehul Lamba, FRACP, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia. Capsule endoscopy (CE) is an investigation of choice for the assessment of suspected small intestinal bleeding. Because CE lacks the ability to wash or suction intestinal contents, diagnostic utility is reliant on adequate small-bowel preparation. …

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Endoscopic full-thickness resection of gastric ulceration with persistent low-grade dysplasia using full-thickness resection device

Post written by Natalie Wilson, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical Center, and Mohammad Bilal, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Minnesota Medical Center, and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. In this case, we describe the successful resection of a 15-mm partially healed …

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