Applications Open for Peer-Review Mentorship Program

Students of peer review: Where are you in your S-curve? The S-curve illustrates how we tailor the mentorship program to your own learning curve. Progress is slow in the initial phase, but this is followed by almost exponential growth in learning. The wide spectrum of how individuals take on specific tasks is often overlooked—some acquire skills quicker, …

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Editor’s Choice: Second-generation distal attachment cuff improves adenoma detection rate

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Seth Gross, highlights this article from the March issue “Second-generation distal attachment cuff improves adenoma detection rate: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” by Harsh K. Patel, MBBS, et al. This study shows the benefits of mechanical enhancement during colonoscopy, which can improve a key quality metric, adenoma detection rate. Colonoscopy is a …

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Editor’s Choice: Core curriculum for endoscopic mucosal resection

GIE Senior Associate Editor, Dr. John R. Saltzman, MD, FASGE, highlights this article from the February issue “Core curriculum for endoscopic mucosal resection” by the ASGE Training Committee. This article provides a framework for teaching the skills needed to perform endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). It provides an outstanding overview of the technical, nontechnical, and cognitive …

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Editor’s Choice: Impact of fellow participation on colon adenoma detection rates

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. James Buxbaum, highlights this article from the December issue “Impact of fellow participation on colon adenoma detection rates” by Antonio Facciorusso, MD, PhD, et al.  While the need to train endoscopists mandates fellow participation in colonoscopy, there has been a bias that procedures performed only by attending physicians may have greater …

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Editor’s Choice: The safety and efficacy of 2% vitamin C solution spray for relief of mucosal irritation caused by Lugol chromoendoscopy

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho, highlights this article from the September issue “The safety and efficacy of 2% vitamin C solution spray for relief of mucosal irritation caused by Lugol chromoendoscopy” by Duochen Jin, PhD, et al.  Lugol chromoendoscopy is necessary for the identification of superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Lugol solution is alcoholic, …

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GIE Reviewer Tips

Jeanin E. van Hooft, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, LUMC Leiden University, offers advice to new reviewers after participating in GIE’s Reviewer Mentorship Program. What might happen when you start to do reviews is that the names of the authors or the quality of the language will unconsciously impact …

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Applications Open for Peer-Review Mentorship Program

Guidelines for peer review abound, but nothing beats one-on-one learning with a seasoned researcher. The deadline to apply for the 2020 program is June 15, with the next cohort beginning on July 1. Please contact the GIE editorial office for more information or to apply. GIE is grateful for the mentors who generously shared their …

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New Members of GIE Editorial Review Board

We are delighted to welcome Drs Amy Hosmer and Andrew Yen as the newest additions to our Editorial Review Board. Their record of dedication (former top reviewer awardees) should serve as a wonderful example to authors and reviewers who are at the early stages of their career. Amy E. Hosmer, MD Clinical Assistant Professor University …

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Editor’s Choice: Trends in EMR for nonmalignant colorectal polyps in the United States

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Lyndon Hernandez, MD, MPH, highlights this article from the January issue “Trends in EMR for nonmalignant colorectal polyps in the United States” by Jessica X. Yu, MD, MS, et al.  Using a large health insurance claims database, the authors observed an increase in the performance of EMR for colorectal lesions. However, …

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