The role of oral simethicone on the adenoma detection rate and other quality indicators of screening colonoscopy

Post written by Antonio Mendoza Ladd, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas, USA. The primary aim of this study was determining if adding simethicone (SIM) to 4 L polyethylenglycol (PEG) preparation improved our ADR. Secondary aims included its effect on procedure times, Bubble and Boston Bowel …

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EUS-FNA of 2 right atrial masses

Post written by Rafael Romero-Castro, MD, PhD, from the Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena, Seville, Spain. We report EUS-FNA in 2 patients with right atrial masses, 1 of them requiring 3 passes to obtain diagnostic cytologic material. I think these 2 cases deserve to be known by the community of endosonographers because of 2 main reasons. …

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Performance of a novel esophageal stent with an antireflux valve

Post written by Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, FASGE, FACP, FRCP, from the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new self-expanding metal esophageal stent (SEMS) with an anti-reflux valve in relieving dysphagia symptoms …

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Management of afferent limb obstruction by EUS-guided jejunojejunostomy and placement of LAMS

Post written by Hassan Ghoz, MD, and Victoria Gómez, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Section of Advanced Endoscopy, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. We describe a case of a patient presenting with malignant afferent loop obstruction (ALO) which we managed using EUS-guided creation of a jejunojejunostomy with a lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS). …

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Quality assurance of computer-aided detection and diagnosis in colonoscopy

Post written by Daniela Guerrero Vinsard, MD, and Yuichi Mori, MD, PhD, from the Showa University International Center for Endoscopy and Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, and the Division of Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, USA. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in gastrointestinal endoscopy entails the construction of …

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Endoscopic suturing for closure of ESD defects

Post written by Samuel Han, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado, USA. In this Tools and Techniques video, we describe a formalized technique to close defects created by ESD using endoscopic suturing. Essentially, we suggest proceeding from the site most distal to the scope insertion …

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GIE Reviewer Tips

Timo Rath, MD, from the Ludwig Demling Endoscopy Center of Excellence, University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany offers advice to new reviewers after participating in GIE's Reviewer Mentorship Program. Reviewing is an important part of my clinical and scientific endoscopic activities that I would not want to miss. Reviewing cutting-edge papers definitely improves my daily endoscopy …

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