Immunohistologic analysis of the duodenal bulb

Post written by Tarcisio Not, MD, from the Institute for Maternal and Child Health–IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo” Trieste, Trieste, Italy. This prospective study investigates whether histological analysis of the duodenal bulb combined with intestinal IgA anti-tissue transglutamonase deposit immunoassay makes celiac disease diagnosis possible in at-risk children with low concentrations of serum anti-tissue transglutaminase. Anti-tissue transglutaminase …

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Editor’s Choice: Screening for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Associate Editor, Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho, highlights this article from the September issue “Screening for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: recent advances” by Don C. Codipilly, MD, et al.  This study provides a thorough review of the current technologies (endoscopic and non-endoscopic) to screen for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). It also points out future directions for …

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Transplantation of autologous esophageal mucosa

Post written by JianYing Bai, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Xinqiao Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China. We focused on the effectiveness and safety of endoscopic transplantation of autologous esophageal mucosa in preventing stricture formation after circumferential ESD. Esophageal stricture is a very common adverse event after ESD, especially with resection of nearly …

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Comparing EUS-GG-ERCP and e-ERCP in patients with RYGB

Post written by Majidah Bukhari, MBBS, MD, FRCPC, from the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) remains one of the most commonly performed bariatric surgeries worldwide. ERCP in patients with …

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Multifocal nitrous oxide cryoballoon ablation

Post written by Marcia Irene Canto, MD, MHS, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This article discusses a novel method for endoscopic eradication of neoplastic Barrett’s esophagus. We need to develop additional safe and effective approaches to treat Barrett’s esophagus and expand our endoscopic toolkit. In a …

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Efficacy of EUS-guided and ERCP-guided biliary drainage for malignant biliary obstruction

Post written by Young Sik Woo, MD and Kwang Hyuck Lee, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, and the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. The standard treatment of obstructive jaundice has been …

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Water-pocket ESD for superficial gastric neoplasms

Post written by Hideaki Harada, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, New Tokyo Hospital, Chiba, Japan. This study prospectively evaluated the feasibility and safety of water-pocket ESD (WP-ESD), a new ESD method for superficial gastric neoplasms. The ESD with gas insufflation method tends to distend the gut lumen and create fumes generated from diathermy, which …

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