Gastric mucosal devitalization is safe and effective in reducing body weight and visceral adiposity in a porcine model

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, from the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The metabolic improvements seen in bariatric surgery are out of proportion to what one would expect from weight loss alone. The underlying mechanisms that result in these changes are largely …

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Peer Review Tips from Our Mentees

Olaya Brewer Gutierrez, MD Advance Endoscopy/Motility Fellow The Johns Hopkins Hospital   1) Why do you feel peer review is an important skill in your career? Publishing original scientific work is key for science development. Peer review is essential to assure high-quality scientific data and provide credibility within our field. It keeps me updated on …

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Colorectal ESD for a lesion on the dentate line area resected with a scissor-type knife

Post written by Naohisa Yoshida, MD, PhD, from the Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto, Japan. A lesion on the dental line area is challenging for ESD because it has lots of vessels, and the anal duct is narrow for approach. We described how …

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GIE Peer Review Mentorship Program

Each year, a handful of new reviewers are picked to be a part of the GIE Peer Review Mentorship Program. These reviewers are given the opportunity to learn from our expert mentor reviewers. We would like to acknowledge our mentors who tirelessly guided our new reviewers in 2017 and 2018. Our program continues to grow …

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Systematic review and meta-analysis in GI endoscopy

Post written by Fauze Maluf-Filho, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology of University of São Paulo, Institute of Cancer of University of São Paulo (ICESP-FMUSP), São Paulo, Brazil. The focus of the study was to clarify the methodology involved in conducting a systematic review with meta-analysis (SRMA), trying to help the GIE audience to …

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Balloon overtube-assisted cholangioscopy and laser lithotripsy of large bile duct stones

Post written by Jaehoon Cho, MD, and Ara B. Sahakian, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Los Angeles County Hospital and University of Southern California Medical Center, and the Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA. In this video, we describe successful balloon …

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Enteral nutrition and quality of life in patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy for esophageal carcinoma

Post written by I-Chen Wu, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This study prospectively evaluated esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients who received chemoradiation therapy (CRT) to compare the efficacy, safety, and quality of life among patients using different methods to maintain enteral nutrition. …

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