Gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of refractory gastroparesis

Post written by Mohammad Al-Haddad, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The study focused on prospectively assessing the safety and efficacy of gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy in improving symptoms, quality of life, and healthcare resource utilization in a cohort of gastroparesis patient that had failed …

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Endoscopic features of buried Barrett’s mucosa

Post written by Linda S. Yang, MBBS, from the Department of Gastroenterology, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. At our tertiary referral center for Barrett’s esophagus, several endoscopic features have been observed in patients who were found to have buried Barrett’s mucosa on histology. This study evaluated the diagnostic accuracy …

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Dieulafoy’s lesion of the upper GI tract

Post written by Yichen Wang, MD, MSc, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA. We sought to determine the incidence, risk factors, and treatment outcomes of Dieulafoy’s lesion of the upper GI tract (UDL) hemorrhage among adult patients in the United States. Dieulafoy’s lesion is an aberrantly …

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Identifying early gastric cancer under magnifying narrow-band images with deep learning

Post written by Jie Tian, PhD, from the CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Imaging, Beijing Key Laboratory of Molecular Imaging, The State Key Laboratory of Management and Control for Complex Systems, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Big Data-Based Precision Medicine, School of Medicine and Engineering, Beihang …

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Water-assisted colonoscopy: an international modified Delphi review on definitions and practice recommendations

Post written by Sauid Ishaq, FRCP, PhD, from Russell Hall, Dept. of Gastroenterology, and Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom. The focus of the study was to get consensus among experienced colonoscopists (experts and non-experts in WAC) on definitions and practice of water immersion (WI), water exchange (WE), and UWR. Water-assisted colonoscopy (WAC) and underwater …

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Safety and efficacy of peroral endoscopic myotomy with standard myotomy versus short myotomy for treatment-naïve patients with type II achalasia

Post written by Deliang Liu, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, China. The study focus on comparing the outcomes between standard myotomy versus short myotomy for the management of treatment-naïve patients with type II achalasia. Numerous studies demonstrated that POEM was a safe and effective …

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Outcomes of thermal ablation of the defect margin after duodenal endoscopic mucosal resection

Post written by Mayenaaz Sidhu, MBBS, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Westmead Hospital, and Westmead Clinical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for large (>10-mm), sporadic, non-ampullary duodenal laterally spreading lesions (LSLs) is established as an effective treatment. However, one of the major limitations of EMR is the issue …

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Does provider gender matter in endoscopy? An international perspective

Post written by Pascale Anglade, MD, MBA, from the Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Studies have shown that physician gender can be a factor in patient-related outcomes. The goal of our perspective article was to review the current understanding, both in the U.S. and internationally, of patient-provider gender …

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Comparing a conventional and a spring-and-loop with clip traction method of endoscopic submucosal dissection for superficial gastric neoplasms

Post written by Mitsuru Nagata, MD, from the Department of Endoscopy, Shonan Fujisawa Tokushukai Hospital, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa, Japan. A spring-and-loop with clip (SLC; S–O clip; Zeon Medical, Tokyo, Japan) has been developed as a traction device for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Its great advantage is that it can provide traction in any direction. We hypothesized …

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Gender dynamics in education and practice of gastroenterology

Post written by Loren Galler Rabinowitz, MD, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA. This study focuses on the impact of gender dynamics on teaching and learning endoscopic skills as well as on gastroenterologists’ experiences in the endoscopy suite.  As more women join the field of gastroenterology, the …

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