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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Colorectal ESD for a lesion on the dentate line area resected with a scissor-type knife

Post written by Naohisa Yoshida, MD, PhD, from the Department of Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto, Japan. A lesion on the dental line area is challenging for ESD because it has lots of vessels, and the anal duct is narrow for approach. We described how …

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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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Balloon overtube-assisted cholangioscopy and laser lithotripsy of large bile duct stones

Post written by Jaehoon Cho, MD, and Ara B. Sahakian, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Los Angeles County Hospital and University of Southern California Medical Center, and the Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA. In this video, we describe successful balloon …

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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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EUS-guided cystesophagostomy using a LAMS for drainage of a pancreatic fluid collection in a pediatric patient

Post written by Ryan Law, DO, from the Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. An 8-year-old boy was referred for abdominal pain of unclear etiology, dysphagia, and failure to thrive. He had multiple visits to the emergency room over a 5-year period for abdominal pain of unclear etiology. After routine evaluation …

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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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