Gastric mucosal devitalization is safe and effective in reducing body weight and visceral adiposity in a porcine model

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, from the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The metabolic improvements seen in bariatric surgery are out of proportion to what one would expect from weight loss alone. The underlying mechanisms that result in these changes are largely …

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Peer Review Tips from Our Mentees

Olaya Brewer Gutierrez, MD Advance Endoscopy/Motility Fellow The Johns Hopkins Hospital   1) Why do you feel peer review is an important skill in your career? Publishing original scientific work is key for science development. Peer review is essential to assure high-quality scientific data and provide credibility within our field. It keeps me updated on …

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GIE Peer Review Mentorship Program

Each year, a handful of new reviewers are picked to be a part of the GIE Peer Review Mentorship Program. These reviewers are given the opportunity to learn from our expert mentor reviewers. We would like to acknowledge our mentors who tirelessly guided our new reviewers in 2017 and 2018. Our program continues to grow …

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Systematic review and meta-analysis in GI endoscopy

Post written by Fauze Maluf-Filho, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology of University of São Paulo, Institute of Cancer of University of São Paulo (ICESP-FMUSP), São Paulo, Brazil. The focus of the study was to clarify the methodology involved in conducting a systematic review with meta-analysis (SRMA), trying to help the GIE audience to …

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Enteral nutrition and quality of life in patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy for esophageal carcinoma

Post written by I-Chen Wu, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This study prospectively evaluated esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients who received chemoradiation therapy (CRT) to compare the efficacy, safety, and quality of life among patients using different methods to maintain enteral nutrition. …

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Secondary tumors of the GI tract: origin, histology, and endoscopic findings

Post written by Cord Langner, MD, and Magdalena M. Gilg, MD, from the Institute of Pathology, Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria. Secondary tumors of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) are a rare finding with a dismal prognosis because they are only found with advanced cancers. This study aimed to investigate clinical, endoscopic, and pathological features of …

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Prediction of clinical outcomes in Crohn’s disease by using confocal laser endomicroscopy

Post written by Gian Eugenio Tontini, MD, PhD, and Helmut Neumann, MD, PhD, from the Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy, and the Department of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy, I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, University Hospital, Mainz, Germany. Our study focuses on the value of Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) …

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