Safety and efficacy of cap-assisted EMR for sporadic nonampullary duodenal adenomas

Post written by Laith H. Jamil, MD, from the Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. The focus of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of using a transparent hard straight plastic cap with an outer diameter of 13.9 or 14.9 mm and a crescent-shaped snare for endoscopic removal of sporadic non-ampullary …

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Diagnostic performance of Japan NBI Expert Team classification for non-, superficially, and deeply invasive colorectal neoplasia

Post written by Shinji Tanaka, MD, PhD, FASGE, FACG, from the Endoscopy and Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University. JNET classification is composed of four types (Type 1, 2A, 2B, and 3) with two NBI magnifying findings, surface pattern and vessel pattern. Type 1, 2A, 2B, and 3 are supposed to …

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Esophageal dilation with either bougie or balloon technique as a treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis

Post written by Michael Kevin Dougherty, MD, from the University of North Carolina Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The purpose of this study was to estimate the rate of perforations and other adverse events related to elective endoscopic esophageal dilation in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Many patients with EoE struggle with significant dysphagia and …

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Outcomes after liquid nitrogen spray cryotherapy in Barrett’s esophagus

Post written by Fariha H. Ramay, MD, MBA, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a known precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and once high-grade dysplasia has developed, the risk of progression to EAC is considerable.  The emergence of endoscopic …

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Stent as bridge to surgery for left-sided malignant colonic obstruction

Post written by Alberto Arezzo, MD, from the Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Torino, Turin, Italy. Twenty years after the first description of the technique, the debate is still open on the role of self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement as a bridge to elective surgery for symptomatic left-sided malignant colonic obstruction. The focus of …

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Post-ERCP pancreatitis in chronic pancreatitis

Post written by Zhuan Liao, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Digestive Endoscopy Center, Changhai Hospital, Shanghai, China. The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) and risk factors at different clinical stages of chronic pancreatitis (CP) based on the M-ANNHEIM classification system. Therapeutic ERCP procedures are commonly used …

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Editor’s Choice: Stent as bridge to surgery for left-sided malignant colonic obstruction

Associate Editor, Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho, highlights this article from the September issue “Stent as bridge to surgery for left-sided malignant colonic obstruction reduces adverse events and stoma rate compared with emergency surgery: results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” by Alberto Arezzo, MD, et al. This study is the most comprehensive review …

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