Efficacy of a novel lumen-apposing metal stent for the treatment of symptomatic pancreatic pseudocysts

Post written by Tae Jun Song, MD, PhD, Sang Soo Lee, MD, PhD, Jong Ho Moon, MD, PhD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, and the Department of Internal Medicine, SoonChunHyang University School of Medicine, Bucheon, Republic of Korea. We investigated the effectiveness and safety …

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Editor’s Choice: Differential risk of disease progression in CD

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Lisa L. Strate, MD, MPH, highlights this article from the August issue “Differential risk of disease progression between isolated anastomotic ulcers and mild ileal recurrence after ileocolonic resection in patients with Crohn’s disease” by Jacob E. Ollech, MD, et al.  Crohn's disease recurrence after ileocolonic resection is a common problem. It …

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Optimizing histopathologic evaluation of EMR specimens of Barrett’s esophagus–related neoplasia

Post written by Anouk Overwater, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands. The main question of this study is which specimen handling method results in an optimal histopathological evaluation of endoscopic resection specimens of …

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Classification for invasion depth of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Post written by Ryu Ishihara, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan. The aim of this study was to develop a computerized image analysis system using deep learning to diagnose the invasion depth of superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Diagnosing cancer invasion depth of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma …

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Learning effect after e-learning training in endoscopic diagnosis

Post written by Hisatomo Ikehara, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. We have developed an e-learning system to learn the magnifying endoscopic findings of early gastric cancer that can be taken on the web. And we have already reported the effectiveness of …

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Chromoendoscopy versus white-light endoscopy in patients with IBD

Post written by Joseph D. Feuerstein, MD, from the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The focus of this study was to assess the benefits of adding chromoendoscopy to enhance our ability to screen for colorectal cancer in patients with longstanding inflammatory bowel disease affecting …

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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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