GIE Reviewer Tips

Georgios Mavrogenis, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Mediterraneo Hospital, Athens, Greece, offers advice to new reviewers after participating in GIE's Reviewer Mentorship Program. Giving feedback to a mentee can be difficult. How do you inspire young reviewers to do a good job?  I encourage them to detect the weaknesses and the strong points of …

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The descending gastric fundus in endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

Post written by Theodore W. James, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We demonstrated that not only does the gastric body shorten during endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, but the gastric fundus descends as well. This often brings the fundus below the GE junction and increases the …

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Usefulness and safety of colorectal precutting EMR and hybrid ESD for sessile serrated polyps

Post written by Yuzuru Tamaru, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, Kure, Japan. In this report, we present 2 cases of precutting endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)/hybrid endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) with a circumferential incision and partial dissection followed by snare resection via SOUTEN. We also …

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Outcomes of ER and metachronous cancer after ER for adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction

Post written by Seiichiro Abe, MD, PhD, from the Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Endoscopic resection (ER) is a minimally invasive treatment option for superficial adenocarcinoma (EA). We recently demonstrated that lymphovascular involvement, a poorly differentiated histology, and lesion size were independent risk factors for metastasis in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma. Patients …

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Endoscopic closure of a large perforation during pneumatic dilation of a sleeve gastrectomy stricture

Post written by Allison R. Schulman, MD, MPH, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. The case described here is a 71-year-old woman with a history of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy performed 1 year prior who presented with nausea, vomiting, reflux, and inability to tolerate …

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Endoscopist biopsy rate as a quality indicator for outpatient gastroscopy

Post written by Wladyslaw Januszewicz, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterological Oncology, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology, and the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Clinical Oncology, Medical Centre for Postgraduate Education, Warsaw, Poland, and the MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. The focus of our study was …

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Management of a windsock diverticulum by the use of novel submucosal dissection scissors

Post written by Ryan Law, DO, from the Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. A 41-year-old woman presented with a 2-year history of nausea, post-prandial pain, dysphagia to solid food, and intermittent regurgitation. During her evaluation, she was found to have a 4-cm long outpouching suggestive of an epiphrenic diverticulum as …

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