Novel use of endoscopic morcellator to clear large obscuring clot in patient with upper-GI bleed

Post written by John Gubatan, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA. We present a case of a 79-year-old woman with a history of cirrhosis who presented with hematemesis and was found to have a large blood clot in the lesser curvature and fundus of the …

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Editor’s Choice: TC-325 hemostatic powder versus current standard of care in managing malignant GI bleeding

GIE Senior Associate Editor, Dr. John R. Saltzman, MD, FASGE, highlights this article from the February issue “TTC-325 hemostatic powder versus current standard of care in managing malignant GI bleeding” by Yen-I Chen, MD, et al.  Gastrointestinal bleeding from a malignancy is a difficult management challenge as no current endoscopic therapy has been proven effective. …

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Greater-curvature POEM with diverticuloseptotomy for the treatment of achalasia in a patient with a large epiphrenic diverticulum

Post written by Ryan Law, DO, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. We present a 93-year-old man with classic symptoms and manometric findings consistent with type III achalasia with an associated large epiphrenic esophageal diverticulum. He underwent an anterior POEM at an outside institution. He presented to …

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Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty versus high-intensity diet and lifestyle therapy

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The goal of this study was to assess the potential value of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) as a treatment for obesity; this study aimed to compare weight loss outcomes of …

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Impact of a real-time automatic quality control system on colorectal polyp and adenoma detection

Post written by Yan-Qing Li, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, China. We focused on investigating the real clinical impact of an automatic quality control system on colorectal polyp and adenoma detection. Quality control should be conducted for daily colonoscopy examinations routinely. Artificial intelligence showed the potential for …

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Real-time automated diagnosis of precancerous lesions and early esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Post written by Bing Hu, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. The focus of this study is to develop and validate a real-time automated diagnosis of precancerous lesions and early esophageal squamous cell carcinoma using a deep learning model. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) accounts for more than …

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Endotherapy of postcholecystectomy biliary strictures with multiple plastic stents

Post written by Andrea Tringali, MD, PhD, from the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Roma, Italia, Digestive Endoscopy Unit, and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italia. Centre for Endoscopic Research Therapeutics and Training—CERTT. Our study is focused on a large series of patients treated by endoscopic insertion of multiple plastic stents (MPS) …

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