Flexible endoscopic management of Zenker’s diverticulum

Post written by Kondal Kyanam Kabir Baig, MBBS, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. We described a case of an elderly gentleman with cardiac comorbidities with symptomatic Zenker’s diverticulum and, in particular, a history of undergoing a Heimlich maneuver for choking. We used …

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Volume of surgery for benign colorectal polyps in the last 11 years

Post written by Maxime E.S. Bronzwaer, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Over the past decade endoscopic resection techniques, such as piecemeal endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), have progressed significantly to treat large and complex non-pedunculated colorectal polyps. Endoscopic resection …

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Esophageal triamcinolone acetonide–filling method

Post written by Kotaro Shibagaki, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, Shimane University, Izumo, Japan. The esophageal extensive ESD causes a postoperative severe stenosis, which requires endoscopic balloon dilation. The most popular preventive procedure is perhaps an endoscopic local injection of triamcinolone acetonide (TA), but it has a big problem in …

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ESD pocket technique for removal of recurrent colonic lesion

Post written by Hiroyuki Aihara, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This patient underwent an endoscopic piecemeal removal of an 11-mm flat lesion in the sigmoid colon in 2011. Her follow-up colonoscopy in 2016 revealed a 30-mm recurrent lesion at the …

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Role of dual red imaging to guide intravariceal sclerotherapy injection

Post written by Yoshihiro Furuichi, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan. Dual red imaging (DRI) is a novel image-enhanced endoscopy technique that can increase the visibility and predict the depth of esophageal varices (EVs). The recurrence rate of EVs after endoscopic-injection sclerotherapy (EIS) reportedly decreases by intravariceal …

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Electroacupuncture-reduced sedative and analgesic requirements for diagnostic EUS

Post written by Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, FRCSEd, from the Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China. Acupuncture has been used as part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for thousands of years. However, the role of electroacupuncture (EA) in reducing sedative and analgesic requirements …

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Predatory Publishing: What Authors and Researchers Need to Know

Post written by Stephanie Kinnan and Deborah Bowman, MFA, ELS. Predatory publishing is a growing concern in the current “publish or perish” culture of scholarly research. “An increasingly persistent problem, encouraged by the growing popularity of open access publishing, predatory or illegitimate publications result in the waste of resources and funds and the loss of …

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