Comparison of endoscopic bilateral stent-in-stent vs stent-by-stent deployment

Post written by Tae Hoon Lee, MD, PhD, and Jong Ho Moon, MD, PhD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, SoonChunHyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Republic of Korea. Although the efficacy of palliative bilateral biliary drainage using self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) has been demonstrated, it is unclear which bilateral deployment method using SEMS is …

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Editor’s Choice: Endoscopic focal cryoballoon ablation for esophageal squamous cell neoplasia

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho, highlights this article from the August issue “Prospective study of endoscopic focal cryoballoon ablation for esophageal squamous cell neoplasia in China” by Yan Ke, MD, et al.  This is one of the first and probably the largest clinical trial reporting on the treatment of moderate- and high-grade dysplasia of …

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Effect of video monitor size on polyp detection

Post written by Manol Jovani, MD, MPH, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The focus of this study was to ascertain whether larger monitors could improve the quality of colonoscopies, and whether this could be quantified objectively by an improvement of adenoma detection rates. Many endoscopists and …

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Differential risk of disease progression in CD

Post written by Jacob E. Ollech, MD, from the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This studied determined whether isolated anastomotic ulcers (Rutgeerts score i2a), or 5 or more aphthous ulcers within the neoterminal ileum (i2b) predict an increased risk of endoscopic disease progression. Endoscopic recurrence occurs frequently after ileocolic …

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Longitudinal relationship between social media activity and article citations in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Post written by Zachary L. Smith, DO, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, University Hospitals & Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The focus of our study was to evaluate the association between social media exposure and citations for articles published in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. The use of …

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Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Editorial Board top 10 topics: advances in GI endoscopy in 2018

Post written by Amitabh Chak, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The goal of this study was to summarize the top 10 advances in gastrointestinal endoscopy. We wanted to highlight the 10 major new areas that affect endoscopic …

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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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