High pooled performance of convolutional neural networks in computer-aided diagnosis of GI ulcers and/or hemorrhage on wireless capsule endoscopy images

Post written by Babu P. Mohan, MD, from the Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The study aimed to analyze the pooled rates of diagnostic accuracy parameters of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) by convolutional neural networks (CNN)-based machine learning of wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) images. Recent studies have reported on the …

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EUS pancreatic function testing and dynamic pancreatic duct evaluation for the diagnosis of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and chronic pancreatitis

Post written by John M. DeWitt, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Indiana University Health Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Chronic pancreatitis is easy to diagnose in the late stages due to characteristic imaging findings. Minimal change chronic pancreatitis (MCCP) is early disease with characteristic symptoms but little to no typical imaging features …

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New insights on missed colonic lesions during colonoscopy through artificial intelligence–assisted real-time detection

Post written by Wai K. Leung, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. This study aimed to determine whether the use of artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted real-time detection could reduce colorectal adenoma miss rate during colonoscopy. Previous studies showed that up to 26% of adenomas could be missed …

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Clinical impact of routine esophagram after peroral endoscopic myotomy

Post written by Chanakyaram A. Reddy, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. The focus of the study was to provide clarification for the role in obtaining routine postoperative day (POD) 1 esophagram following peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). POEM is a technique that has rapidly evolved over the last …

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Colon Capsule CLEansing Assessment and Report (CC-CLEAR)

Post written by Rui de Sousa Magalhães, MD, from the Gastroenterology Department, Hospital Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães, Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, and ICVS/3B’s, PT Government Associate Laboratory, Guimarães/Braga, Portugal. Our focus was the creation of a new grading scale for the evaluation of colon capsule cleansing, …

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Covered versus uncovered metal stents for malignant gastric outlet obstruction

Post written by Alberto Tringali, MD, Deborah Costa, MD, Andrea Anderloni, MD, Silvia Carrara, MD, Alessandro Repici, MD, and Douglas G. Adler, MD, from the Endoscopy Unit, Conegliano Hospital Italy, Conegliano, Italy, the Endoscopy Unit, Humanitas Hospital, Milan, Italy, and the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. …

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Efficacy and safety of cold-snare endoscopic mucosal resection for colorectal adenomas 10 to 14 mm in size

Post written by Yohei Yabuuchi, MD, and Kenichiro Imai, MD, from the Division of Endoscopy, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan. Recently, cold-snare endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), which combines submucosal injection and cold-snare polypectomy, has been adapted in a piecemeal fashion as a safe and effective procedure for colorectal polyps of 10 mm or more. However, …

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Steroid injection and polyglycolic acid shielding to prevent stricture after esophageal ESD

Post written by Yoshiki Sakaguchi, MD, PhD, and Yosuke Tsuji, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Postoperative stricture is a severe adverse event, which frequently occurs after resection of over 3/4 the circumference of the esophagus and may require treatment over a long period …

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Perspectives toward minimizing the adverse events of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This review focuses on the technical aspects required to perform an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG). Though there is a growing body of literature on the clinical outcomes of ESG, there is little …

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Impact of a simulation-based ergonomics training curriculum on work-related musculoskeletal injury risk in colonoscopy

Post written by Rishad Khan, MD, and Samir C. Grover, MD, MEd, from the Division of Gastroenterology and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. The focus of our study was a curriculum designed to teach novice endoscopists about ergonomics during colonoscopy. The …

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