Editor’s Choice: Differential risk of disease progression in CD

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Lisa L. Strate, MD, MPH, highlights this article from the August issue “Differential risk of disease progression between isolated anastomotic ulcers and mild ileal recurrence after ileocolonic resection in patients with Crohn’s disease” by Jacob E. Ollech, MD, et al.  Crohn's disease recurrence after ileocolonic resection is a common problem. It …

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Optimizing histopathologic evaluation of EMR specimens of Barrett’s esophagus–related neoplasia

Post written by Anouk Overwater, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands. The main question of this study is which specimen handling method results in an optimal histopathological evaluation of endoscopic resection specimens of …

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EUS-guided natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery for rescue of a fractured Jackson-Pratt drain

Post written by Theodore W. James, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. We describe our experience rescuing a Jackson-Pratt drain that was inadvertently severed using transduodenal puncture into the peritoneum followed by passage of a linear echoendoscope into …

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Classification for invasion depth of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Post written by Ryu Ishihara, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan. The aim of this study was to develop a computerized image analysis system using deep learning to diagnose the invasion depth of superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Diagnosing cancer invasion depth of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma …

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Laser dissection for recalcitrant pancreaticojejunostomy anastomotic stricture

Post written by Samuel Han, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado, USA. In this video case report, we describe the use of laser dissection to treat a refractory pancreaticojejunostomy anastomotic stricture. Using a holmium laser fiber (272 µm), we treated the stricture in 3 quadrants …

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Learning effect after e-learning training in endoscopic diagnosis

Post written by Hisatomo Ikehara, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. We have developed an e-learning system to learn the magnifying endoscopic findings of early gastric cancer that can be taken on the web. And we have already reported the effectiveness of …

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Management of a refractory leak after sleeve gastrectomy: the endoscopic armamentarium

Post written by Jessica X. Yu, MD, MS, and Allison R. Schulman, MD, MPH, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. We described the case of a 48-year-old woman with a history of a sleeve gastrectomy complicated by a refractory staple line leak. The patient presented 2 weeks …

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