Artificial intelligence for the assessment of bowel preparation

Post written by Ji Young Lee, MD, PhD, from the Health Screening and Promotion Center, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, South Korea. This study demonstrated objective assessment of bowel preparation adequacy using an artificial intelligence (AI)/convolutional neural network algorithm developed from colonoscopy videos. An adequate bowel preparation impacts quality indicators …

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EUS-guided transhepatic biliary drainage: a large single-center U.S. experience

Post written by Todd H. Baron, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.  This study focused on transhepatic biliary drainage using endoscopic ultrasound for management of benign and malignant biliary obstruction. Although EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy was first described nearly 20 years ago, almost …

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Colorectal cancer patients advocating screening to their siblings: a randomized behavioral intervention

Post written by Ker-Kan Tan, PhD, from the Division of Colorectal Surgery, University Surgical Cluster, National University Health System, Singapore.  The aim of this study was twofold. First, we sought to understand if colorectal cancer (CRC) patients would be willing to advocate cancer screening to their siblings (who would be considered higher-risk, first-degree relatives [FDRs]). …

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Prediction and management of bleeding during endoscopic necrosectomy for pancreatic walled-off necrosis: results of a large retrospective cohort at a tertiary referral center

Post written by Ian Holmes, MD, from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.  Over the last 10 years, the management of pancreatic walled-off necrosis (WON) has evolved with the development of minimally invasive endoscopic approaches to cystgastrostomy and necrosectomy. Endoscopic necrosectomy (EN) has become a widely favored strategy because of the low rates of …

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Efficacy and factors affecting procedure results of short-type single-balloon enteroscopy–assisted ERCP for altered anatomy: a multicenter cohort in Japan

Post written by Yuki Tanisaka, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan. ERCP is considered challenging in patients with surgically altered anatomy. Procedural outcomes using a conventional endoscope have not been satisfactory. A short-type single-balloon enteroscopy (short SBE)–assisted ERCP has been reported as useful in patients with …

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Cost-effectiveness analysis of optimal diagnostic strategy for patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis with intermediate probability for choledocholithiasis

Post written by Faisal S. Ali, MD, from the Center for Interventional Gastroenterology at UTHealth (iGUT), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA. Our study aimed to provide further guidance on evaluating intermediate probability choledocholithiasis (IPC) in patients with cholelithiasis. The updated American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) guideline recommends endoscopic …

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Performance of perioperative antibiotics against post–endoscopic submucosal dissection coagulation syndrome: a multicenter randomized controlled trial

Post written by Yoji Takeuchi, MD, FJGES, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan. Post—endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) coagulation syndrome (PECS) sometimes occurs after colorectal ESD and leads to extended hospitalization. Although the efficacy of perioperative antibiotics preventing PECS had been uncertain, perioperative antibiotics had been used to prevent PECS …

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Top tips regarding EUS-guided liver biopsy

Post written by David L. Diehl, MD, FACP, FASGE, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA. The editors of GIE wanted a Top Tips section in the Journal in 2022, and I feel very honored to be asked to craft an article for this series on “Top tips regarding …

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Endoscopic full-thickness resection of colorectal lesions: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Post written by Russell D. Dolan, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. As techniques have advanced to improve endoscopic removal of large lesions within the colon and rectum to serve as alternatives to surgery, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection …

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Editor’s Choice: Initial multicenter experience using a novel endoscopic tack and suture system for challenging GI defect closure and stent fixation

GIE Senior Associate Editor John R. Saltzman, MD, highlights this article from the February issue: “Initial multicenter experience using a novel endoscopic tack and suture system for challenging GI defect closure and stent fixation (with video)” by Tala Mahmoud, MD, et al. Large mucosal defects that occur after snare resection, EMR, or ESD can be …

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