Efficacy of EUS-guided and ERCP-guided biliary drainage for malignant biliary obstruction

Post written by Young Sik Woo, MD and Kwang Hyuck Lee, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, and the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. The standard treatment of obstructive jaundice has been …

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Water-pocket ESD for superficial gastric neoplasms

Post written by Hideaki Harada, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, New Tokyo Hospital, Chiba, Japan. This study prospectively evaluated the feasibility and safety of water-pocket ESD (WP-ESD), a new ESD method for superficial gastric neoplasms. The ESD with gas insufflation method tends to distend the gut lumen and create fumes generated from diathermy, which …

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Argon plasma coagulation treatment of intraductal papillary neoplasm of biliary tract

Post written by Shyam Thakkar, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. An 86-year-old woman was referred for ascending cholangitis, resulting in obstructive jaundice and sepsis. Her initial MR cholangiopancreatography revealed dilated bile ducts without any mass or stone in the ductal system. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography revealed soft filling defects …

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Impact of fellowship training level on colonoscopy quality and efficiency metrics

Post written by Hussein Bitar, MD, from the Section of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. Our study highlighted newly defined colonoscopy performance measures–the adenoma and polyp management efficiency indices. We retrospectively evaluated the performance of these indices at each level of training in assessing colonoscopy skill …

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Incidence of advanced neoplasia after CRC resection

Post written by Yohei Yabuuchi, MD, and Kenichiro Imai, MD, from the Division of Endoscopy, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan. We focused on the incidence of metachronous advanced neoplasia (AN) after completion of both the preoperative and first postoperative colonoscopy according to resection type and the presence or absence of synchronous AN. The recommendations of …

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Confocal laser endomicroscopic finding of lymphoma of the duodenal papilla

Post written by Yuki Tanisaka, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan. We report our experience with confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) imaging of lymphoma of the duodenal papilla with the corresponding histopathologic images. Our patient was an 83-year-old man with an endoscopic finding of a depressed lesion …

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Manuscript peer review – How I do it

  Seiichiro Abe, MD Endoscopy Division National Cancer Center Hospital   Some clinicians say that peer review is a thankless and time-consuming task. That’s partly true; however, I feel good and motivated when accepting invitations for peer review in my working life. I would like to share my reasons for accepting an invitation for peer …

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