Impact of margin status on outcomes after endoscopic resection of well-differentiated duodenal neuroendocrine tumors

Post written by Shruti Mony, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The focus of our study was to assess the recurrence patterns after endoscopic resection of nonampullary duodenal neuroendocrine tumors [DNETs]. Specifically, we wanted to identify the risk factors, effect of positive histologic margins, and optimal surveillance strategies including …

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GIE September Podcast

Dr. Doug Adler, GIE Senior Associate Editor, chats with Dr Saurabh Chandan about his article "Efficacy and histologic accuracy of underwater versus conventional endoscopic mucosal resection for large (>20 mm) colorectal polyps: a comparative review and meta-analysis" from the September issue. Our guest for the September 2021 GIE Podcast is Dr Saurabh Chandan, Assistant Professor, …

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Colorectal cancer in 18- to 49-year-olds: rising rates, presentation, and outcome in a large integrated health system

Post written by Nimish Vakil, MD, from the Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, and the Department of Gastroenterology, Advocate Aurora Health, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Colon cancer is rising in young people and the cause is unknown. There is little information on outcomes in this group. Colorectal cancer …

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Single-pass 1-needle actuation versus single-pass 3-needle actuation technique for EUS-guided liver biopsy sampling

Post written by David L. Diehl, MD, FACP, FASGE, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA. The focus of this study is to further refine the optimal method for EUS-guided liver biopsy. Some reports in the literature utilize a single pass, single-needle throw for obtaining a liver biopsy specimen. …

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Validation of a methylated DNA marker panel for the nonendoscopic detection of Barrett’s esophagus in a multisite case-control study

Post written by Prasad G. Iyer, MD, MSc, from the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. This article summarizes the third step in the development and validation of a nonendoscopic, minimally invasive molecular test to detect a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma: Barrett’s esophagus. Esophageal adenocarcinoma is a rare but lethal malignancy …

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Editor’s Choice: Laparoscopic versus EUS-guided gastroenterostomy for gastric outlet obstruction

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho, highlights this article from the September issue “Laparoscopic versus EUS-guided gastroenterostomy for gastric outlet obstruction: an international multicenter propensity score–matched comparison” by Michiel Bronswijk, MD, et al. In this observational, multicenter study, the authors compared the outcomes of EUS-guided gastroenterostomy versus the gold standard intervention, laparoscopic gastroenterostomy, for the treatment …

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EUS-guided gallbladder drainage: Where will we go next?

Post written by Mihai Rimbaş, MD, PhD, and Alberto Larghi, MD, PhD, from the Gastroenterology Department, Colentina Clinical Hospital; the Department of Internal Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania; the Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS; and the Center for Endoscopic Research Therapeutics and Training, Catholic University, Rome, Italy. We …

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GI endoscopic submucosal dissection using a calibrated, small-caliber-tip, transparent hood for lesions with fibrosis

Post written by Tatsuma Nomura, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Mie Prefectural Shima Hospital, Shima, and the Department of Gastroenterology, Ise Red Cross Hospital, Ise, Mie, Japan. We describe a novel technique for overcoming severe fibrosis encountered during endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) using a calibrated, small-caliber tip, transparent hood (CAST hood) with Pocket-creation method …

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Acute physiologic effects of N95 respirator use on gastroenterologists performing simulated colonoscopy

Post written by Asif Khalid, MD, from the VA Pittsburgh HealthCare System, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Gastroenterologists and GI lab staff are required to use N95 respirators while performing aerosol generating endoscopic procedures during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Unfortunately, N95 respirator use is associated with the development of multiple symptoms. …

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Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation plus plastic stent placement versus stent placement alone for unresectable extrahepatic biliary cancer

Post written by Bing Hu, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Eastern Hepatobiliary Surgery Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Yangpu District, and the Department of Gastroenterology, Third Affiliated Hospital, Second Military Medical University, Jiading District, Shanghai, China. The focus of our study is to compare the efficacy and safety between endoscopic radiofrequency ablation (RFA) …

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