Inflammatory pancreatic fluid collections

V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, FASGE, from the ASGE Standards of Practice committee writes about the new ASGE guideline, "The role of endoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory pancreatic fluid collections." The purpose of this guideline is to review the most recent classification of inflammatory pancreatic fluid collections, discuss when endoscopic intervention is appropriate, …

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Antithrombotic agents for patients undergoing GI endoscopy

Ruben D. Acosta, MD, from the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virgina, USA, discusses this update to an ASGE document, “The management of antithrombotic agents for patients undergoing GI endoscopy.” The focus of this guideline is the safe and effective use of antithrombotic medications, to include antiplatelets and anticoagulants, in the periendoscopic period. …

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Enteroscopy

Shailendra Chauhan, MD, AGAF, FASGE, from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutriton in Gainesville, Florida, USA discusses this ASGE Technology committee document, "Enteroscopy." This document is an update to a previous ASGE Technology committee document titled "Enteroscopes." This document is a comprehensive technical review of currently available enteroscopy …

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Ampullary and duodenal adenomas

Krishnavel V. Chathadi, MD, Director of Endoscopic Services for Gastroenterology, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, Henry Ford Health System, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, discusses this update to an ASGE document, "The role of endoscopy in ampullary and duodenal adenomas." This document focuses on the role of endoscopy in the evaluation and management of sporadic ampullary and duodenal …

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Endoscopy in the bariatric surgery patient

John A. (Jerry) Evans, MD, MMSc from Wake Forest University Medical Center describes this latest document from the ASGE Standards of Practice committee titled “The role of endoscopy in the bariatric surgery patient.” This guideline updates the current recommendations on the endoscopic management of issues that come up in patients who have had or will …

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Bowel preparation before colonoscopy

John R. Saltzman, MD, FASGE, Director of Endoscopy at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Editor of GIE describes this latest document from the ASGE Standards of Practice committee titled "Bowel preparation before colonoscopy." The latest information about the current available preps including their efficacy, cost, safety …

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Confocal laser endomicroscopy

Shailendra Chauhan MD, AGAF, FASGE from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, USA discusses the latest Status Evaluation Report from the ASGE Technology committee titled "Confocal laser endomicroscopy." This report is a comprehensive review of confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) written by the ASGE Technology Committee. It describes the technology, its current …

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