How to manage an endoscopy unit during a COVID-19 pandemic

Post written by Ping-Hong Zhou, MD, PhD, from the Endoscopy Center and Endoscopy Research Institute, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. This video shows how to manage an endoscopy unit during the COVID-19 pandemic, with specific details on work flow, screening staff, screening patients, management in preprocedure areas and endoscopy rooms, postprocedure management, environment disinfection, …

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Diagnostic findings and long-term prognosis in children with anemia undergoing GI endoscopies

Post written by Marleena Repo, MD, from the Tampere Centre for Child Health Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Celiac Disease Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, Finland. We investigated systematically for the first time the diagnostic yield of gastrointestinal endoscopies in a large …

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Usefulness of a handmade distal endoscope attachment with a transparent tape

Post written by Marie Kurebayashi, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, NTT Medical Center Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. The video describes the steps involved in making a handmade distal attachment with a transparent tape, and how it can be used for different endoscopic procedures. Distal attachments placed on the endoscope tip improve visualization of the …

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Repeat EUS-FNA of pancreatic masses after nondiagnostic or inconclusive results

Post written by Andrea Lisotti, MD, from the Gastroenterology Unit, Hospital of Imola, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has a pivotal role in the management of pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal neoplasms with a 5-year survival that has not significantly increased over the last …

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Newly developed proximal release–type colonic stent placement for malignant lower rectal obstruction

Post written by Kanae Tao, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, Kure, Japan. Our video case depicts the use of the newly developed proximal release-type colonic self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) for malignant lower rectal obstruction close to the anal verge. A 64-year-old man presented with …

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AI using convolutional neural networks for real-time detection of early esophageal neoplasia in Barrett’s esophagus

Post written by Jason B. Samarasena, MD, from the H. H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California, USA. Esophageal adenocarcinoma is actually rising in this country and not going down! The visual detection of early esophageal neoplasia in BE with white-light and …

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Peroral endoscopic fundoplication: a brand-new intervention for GERD

Post written by Akiko Toshimori, MD, from the Digestive Diseases Center, Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital, Showa University Tokyo, Japan. Last year, we reported POEM+fundoplication (POEM+F). In brief, POEM+F is a combination procedure of endoscopic myotomy and NOTES fundoplication for the purpose of preventing GERD after POEM. This time, we performed NOTES fundoplication for a …

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Editor’s Choice: Deep learning algorithm detection of Barrett’s neoplasia with high accuracy during live endoscopic procedures

GIE Senior Associate Editor, Dr. Douglas G. Adler MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE, highlights this article from the June issue “Deep learning algorithm detection of Barrett’s neoplasia with high accuracy during live endoscopic procedures” by Albert J. de Groof, MD, et al.  Computer aided detection (CAD) is undergoing rapid development. It seems likely that, in the …

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Effectiveness of endoscopic Doppler probe ultrasonography for identifying the source of colonic diverticular bleeding

Post written by Yasutoshi Shiratori, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, St. Luke’s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Our video describes a case of colonic diverticular bleeding (CDB) in which Doppler probe ultrasonography (DOP) was used, with new systems for effective identification of stigmata of recent hemorrhage (SRH). An 89-year-old man was admitted for treatment of …

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Endoscopic vacuum therapy for postoperative GI fistula

Post written by Mateus Pereira Funari, MD, Antonio Madruga Coutinho Neto, MD, Galileu Ferreira Ayala Farias, MD, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura, MD, PhD, Marcos Eduardo Lera dos Santos, MD, from the Clinics Hospital of the São Paulo University Medical School (HC-FMUSP), São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. We describe the case of a 70-year-old male …

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