Safety and efficacy of lumen-apposing metal stents with and without simultaneous double-pigtail plastic stents

Post written by Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, FASGE, FACP, FRCP, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA. Lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMSs) have a large internal diameter and hence are routinely used to manage walled-off pancreatic necrosis. Secondary to their simplicity in deployment as a single-step procedure, LAMSs are also …

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Endoscopic detection rate of sessile serrated lesions in Lynch syndrome patients

Post written by Jasper L.A. Vleugels, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We compared endoscopic detection rates and distribution of sessile serrated lesions in Lynch syndrome patients to a matched control population in this case-control study. Cancers in Lynch syndrome are generally assumed to …

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Computer-aided diagnosis for identifying and delineating early gastric cancers

Post written by Takashi Kanesaka, MD, Noriya Uedo, MD, and Tsung-Chun Lee, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan, and the Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Gastric cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer-related death globally. …

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The role of colorectal ESD in patients with ulcerative colitis

Post written by Satoshi Kinoshita, MD, Toshio Uraoka, MD, PhD, and Toshihiro Nishizawa, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Japan. Patients with ulcerative colitis have an increased risk of colorectal dysplasia. Endoscopic …

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Long-term outcomes after noncurative endoscopic resection of early gastric cancer

Post written by Jun Chul Park, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. Although ESD is performed with curative intent, curative resection of ESD is not always possible. The standard management after noncurative resection (NCR) is additional gastrectomy with lymph node (LN) …

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Increase in female faculty in ASGE–sponsored programming

Post written by Audrey H. Calderwood, MD, MS, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. Our study focuses on female representation among faculty of ASGE-sponsored courses. We evaluated different types of programs (eg, hands-on, first-year fellow, quality), program size by number of attendees, faculty role (eg, director, …

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Use of N-acetylcysteine plus simethicone to improve mucosal visibility

Post written by Jose Ignacio Vargas, MD, from the Gastroenterology Department and School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and the Endoscopy Unit, Hospital Clínico Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. The focus of our study was to assess the effectiveness of the ingestion of different cleaning solutions before upper gastrointestinal in the evaluation …

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