New insights on missed colonic lesions during colonoscopy through artificial intelligence–assisted real-time detection

Post written by Wai K. Leung, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. This study aimed to determine whether the use of artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted real-time detection could reduce colorectal adenoma miss rate during colonoscopy. Previous studies showed that up to 26% of adenomas could be missed …

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Clinical impact of routine esophagram after peroral endoscopic myotomy

Post written by Chanakyaram A. Reddy, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. The focus of the study was to provide clarification for the role in obtaining routine postoperative day (POD) 1 esophagram following peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). POEM is a technique that has rapidly evolved over the last …

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Colon Capsule CLEansing Assessment and Report (CC-CLEAR)

Post written by Rui de Sousa Magalhães, MD, from the Gastroenterology Department, Hospital Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães, Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, and ICVS/3B’s, PT Government Associate Laboratory, Guimarães/Braga, Portugal. Our focus was the creation of a new grading scale for the evaluation of colon capsule cleansing, …

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Covered versus uncovered metal stents for malignant gastric outlet obstruction

Post written by Alberto Tringali, MD, Deborah Costa, MD, Andrea Anderloni, MD, Silvia Carrara, MD, Alessandro Repici, MD, and Douglas G. Adler, MD, from the Endoscopy Unit, Conegliano Hospital Italy, Conegliano, Italy, the Endoscopy Unit, Humanitas Hospital, Milan, Italy, and the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. …

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Editor’s Choice: Impact of fellow participation on colon adenoma detection rates

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. James Buxbaum, highlights this article from the December issue “Impact of fellow participation on colon adenoma detection rates” by Antonio Facciorusso, MD, PhD, et al.  While the need to train endoscopists mandates fellow participation in colonoscopy, there has been a bias that procedures performed only by attending physicians may have greater …

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Efficacy and safety of cold-snare endoscopic mucosal resection for colorectal adenomas 10 to 14 mm in size

Post written by Yohei Yabuuchi, MD, and Kenichiro Imai, MD, from the Division of Endoscopy, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan. Recently, cold-snare endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), which combines submucosal injection and cold-snare polypectomy, has been adapted in a piecemeal fashion as a safe and effective procedure for colorectal polyps of 10 mm or more. However, …

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Steroid injection and polyglycolic acid shielding to prevent stricture after esophageal ESD

Post written by Yoshiki Sakaguchi, MD, PhD, and Yosuke Tsuji, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Postoperative stricture is a severe adverse event, which frequently occurs after resection of over 3/4 the circumference of the esophagus and may require treatment over a long period …

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Perspectives toward minimizing the adverse events of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This review focuses on the technical aspects required to perform an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG). Though there is a growing body of literature on the clinical outcomes of ESG, there is little …

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Impact of a simulation-based ergonomics training curriculum on work-related musculoskeletal injury risk in colonoscopy

Post written by Rishad Khan, MD, and Samir C. Grover, MD, MEd, from the Division of Gastroenterology and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. The focus of our study was a curriculum designed to teach novice endoscopists about ergonomics during colonoscopy. The …

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Impact of COVID-19 on endoscopy trainees: an international survey

  Post written by Katarzyna M. Pawlak, MD, PhD, Aline Charabaty, MD, AGAF, and Catharine M. Walsh, MD, MEd, PhD, from the Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Szczecin, Poland, the Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins-Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC, USA, and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and …

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