Computer-aided detection-assisted colonoscopy: classification and relevance of false positives

Post written by Matteo Badalamenti, MD, from the Humanitas Clinical and Research Center IRCCS, Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Rozzano, Milan. The focus of our study was to define a structured classification of false-positive (FP) results provided by the Artificial Intelligence CADe system that was recently applied in endoscopic daily practice and to estimate …

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Performance of a computer-aided diagnosis system in diagnosing early gastric cancer using magnifying endoscopy videos with narrow-band imaging

Post written by Yusuke Horiuchi, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. The performance of magnifying endoscopy with narrow-band imaging (ME-NBI) using a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system in diagnosing early gastric cancer (EGC) is unclear. Here, the focus of our study is to clarify the differences in the diagnostic performance …

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Impact of COVID-19 on colorectal cancer disparities and the way forward

Post written by Sophie Balzora, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, NYU Langone Health, New York, New York, USA. Our perspective piece identifies areas of colorectal cancer screening and prevention efforts targeted toward medically underserved populations most impacted amid the COVID-19 pandemic and envisions potential solutions to mitigate the deleterious effects of the …

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Accuracy of artificial intelligence–assisted detection of upper GI lesions

Post written by Wai K. Leung, MD, FRCP, from the Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. This meta-analysis aims to summarize the performance of all recently published studies on the use of artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted endoscopic detection of gastric and esophageal neoplastic lesions as well as H. pylori infection. …

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GIE welcomes a new Editorial Review Board member

GIE is proud to welcome Cadman Leggett, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, to the GIE Editorial Review Board. His research interests include Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer, advanced imaging, and artificial intelligence. Below is an interview with Dr. Leggett. At what point in your career did you start serving as …

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Computer-aided diagnosis for characterization of colorectal lesions: comprehensive software that includes differentiation of serrated lesions

Post written by Leonardo Zorron Cheng Tao Pu, MD, MSc, from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. In this study, we have used artificial intelligence through deep learning to predict the …

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Cost savings in colonoscopy with artificial intelligence-aided polyp diagnosis

Post written by Yuichi Mori, MD, PhD, from the Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. We just published the first article in the world that investigates the possibility of reducing medical costs by using artificial intelligence (AI) during colonoscopy. This AI tool is designed …

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Short-term outcomes of double versus single pyloromyotomy at peroral endoscopic pyloromyotomy in the treatment of gastroparesis

Post written by Qiang Cai, MD, PhD, from the Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The focus of our study was to compare the short-term outcomes of double myotomy versus single myotomy at peroral endoscopic pyloromytomy in the treatment of gastroparesis. Peroral endoscopic pyloromytomy (POP or GPOEM) is a …

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Triaging advanced GI endoscopy procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic

Post written by Mohammad Bilal, MD, and Mandeep S. Sawhney, MD, MS, from the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. In anticipation of the surge of COVID-19 cases in the United States, the Surgeon General of the United States advised hospitals to cancel all elective procedures. …

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COVID-19 pandemic and personal protective equipment shortage: protective efficacy comparing masks and scientific methods for respirator reuse

Post written by Camilla Gallo, MD, from the Center for Endoscopi Research Therapeutics and Training, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, Rome, Italy. The abrupt outbreak of COVID-19 led many healthcare systems almost to the collapse and to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Rational use and successful reuse of respirators can help …

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