VideoGIE now accepting new article types

With a redesigned website and article types debuting, VideoGIE has relaunched with a fresh look and new opportunities for authors. The journal’s website underwent a makeover to become more accessible and modern with easier use on mobile devices. In addition, authors can submit new article types: Original Articles – These submissions should report on endoscopic …

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Novel classification for adverse events in GI endoscopy: the AGREE classification

Post written by Paul Fockens, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Research Institute Amsterdam Gastroenterology & Metabolism, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Our research showed that there is no commonly used classification for adverse events in GI endoscopy (AGREE). We developed and tested a new classification based on a universally …

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Helix tack suspension for esophageal stent fixation

Post written by Roberto P. Trasolini, MD, MSc, from the Center for Advanced Endoscopy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. We describe and demonstrate a technique for esophageal stent fixation using through-the-scope (TTS) suturing, a new technique that makes use of helix tacks connected by a 3-0 polypropylene suture …

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Comparison of postpolypectomy bleeding events between cold snare polypectomy and hot snare polypectomy for small colorectal lesions: a large-scale propensity score–matched analysis

Post written by Hiroyuki Takamaru, MD, PhD, from the Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. We analyzed more than 12,000 colorectal lesions treated by cold snare polypectomy and 2400 treated by hot snare polypectomies. The rate of postpolypectomy bleeding after cold snare polypectomy was .1% compared with .5% after hot snare polypectomy. Next, …

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Dr Adler named next GIE Editor-in-Chief

Douglas G. Adler, MD, FASGE, has been named Editor-in-Chief of GIE, starting in January 2023. Dr Adler, who currently serves as a Senior Associate Editor for the journal, will replace Michael B. Wallace, MD, MPH, FASGE, who has led GIE for 8 years. Dr Adler received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in …

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Margin marking before colorectal endoscopic mucosal resection and its impact on neoplasia recurrence (with video)

Post written by Dennis Yang, MD, from the Center of Interventional Endoscopy, AdventHealth, Orlando, Florida, USA. Traditionally, during endoscopic submucosal dissection, lesion margins are meticulously examined and defined by placing coagulation marks lateral to the borders of the target lesion. The intended purpose of this step is to avoid inadvertent incomplete resection at the outer …

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2022 GIE and VideoGIE Reviewer Award Winners honored

Congratulations to the 2022 GIE and VideoGIE Reviewer Award Winners, who will be honored at the Editors’ Reception Monday night at Digestive Disease Week in San Diego, CA.These distinguished reviewers are being recognized for their superior contributions to both journals through completing high numbers of reviews and submitting the highest quality of work. They are …

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Photodynamic therapy for hepatic hilar intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct: a case report

Post written by Yadong Feng, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Zhongda Hospital Affiliated to Southeast University, School of Medicine, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. In this study, we reported the experience of the use of digital cholangioscopy for targeted photodynamic therapy (PDT) of a small hilar intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB). A 54-year-old …

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A convenient and reliable method for endoscopic mapping biopsy of cholangiocarcinoma using a double-lumen cytology device

Post written by Masanori Kobayashi, MD, PhD, from the Department of Endoscopy, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Tokyo, Japan. We present a novel mapping biopsy method using a cytology device as a double-lumen sheath. With this method, it was possible to perform optimal surgery for hilar cholangiocarcinoma in a 65-year-old patient. Diagnosis of the …

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A novel and effective EUS training program that enables visualization of the learning curve: Educational Program of Kindai system (EPOK)

Post written by Mamoru Takenaka, MD, PhD, and Shunsuke Omoto, MD, PhD, both from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka-sayama, Japan. This video shows a novel and effective EUS training program that enables the visualization of the learning curve of a trainee in every training session through the evaluation …

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