Prediction model for non-curative resection of ESD

Post written by Jun Chul Park from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine. In deciding on a treatment method for EGC that is considered to be within the expanded criteria, both patients and doctors may feel burdened by the probability of additional surgery after ESD because …

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Feedback on GIE Peer-Review Mentorship Program

Mastering the art and skill of critiquing a scientific paper is one of the foundations toward becoming a successful researcher. Mentors play a critical role in training the next generation of reviewers and researchers and improving the quality of our peer-review process. We would like to acknowledge the GIE peer-review mentors for 2016-2017 for generously …

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Salvage resection of recurrent polyp after polypectomy

Post written by Michiko Wada, MD, and Toshio Uraoka, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan. We report a case of a 77-year-old woman who had undergone polypectomy for a polyp on the anastomosis of past laparoscopic sigmoidectomy but was referred to our endoscopy unit with recurrent polyp. …

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Timing of upper endoscopy influences outcomes in patients with acute nonvariceal upper GI bleeding

Post written by Navin L. Kumar, MD, and John R. Saltzman, MD, from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. The focus of our study was to assess whether patients admitted with acute nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) with lower-risk vs high-risk bleeding have different …

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Identification of volumetric laser endomicroscopy features predictive for early neoplasia

Post written by Anne-Fré Swager from the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands The focus of our study was to understand what we truly see on VLE: What do the VLE structures represent on histology? The aims were therefore to identify VLE features of Barrett's neoplasia and to develop a VLE prediction score. We used …

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Overtube-assisted pneumatic dilation for achalasia in megaesophagus

Post written by Shashideep Singhal from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. A 63-year-old man with a long-standing history of achalasia presented for pneumatic dilation. Several technical problems were associated with pneumatic balloo dilation in this case, which had resulted in failure of an earlier attempt. Because of a tortuous megaesophagus with …

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Over-the-scope clip-assisted endoscopic full-thickness resection

Post written by Louis M. Wong Kee Song from the Mayo Clinic. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of over-the-scope clip-assisted endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) technique for removal of epithelial and subepithelial lesions in the GI tract. EFTR allows for definitive diagnosis and treatment of select subepithelial and epithelial …

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