Chromoendoscopy versus white-light endoscopy in patients with IBD

Post written by Joseph D. Feuerstein, MD, from the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The focus of this study was to assess the benefits of adding chromoendoscopy to enhance our ability to screen for colorectal cancer in patients with longstanding inflammatory bowel disease affecting …

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Comparison of endoscopic bilateral stent-in-stent vs stent-by-stent deployment

Post written by Tae Hoon Lee, MD, PhD, and Jong Ho Moon, MD, PhD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, SoonChunHyang University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Republic of Korea. Although the efficacy of palliative bilateral biliary drainage using self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) has been demonstrated, it is unclear which bilateral deployment method using SEMS is …

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Editor’s Choice: Endoscopic focal cryoballoon ablation for esophageal squamous cell neoplasia

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho, highlights this article from the August issue “Prospective study of endoscopic focal cryoballoon ablation for esophageal squamous cell neoplasia in China” by Yan Ke, MD, et al.  This is one of the first and probably the largest clinical trial reporting on the treatment of moderate- and high-grade dysplasia of …

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Effect of video monitor size on polyp detection

Post written by Manol Jovani, MD, MPH, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The focus of this study was to ascertain whether larger monitors could improve the quality of colonoscopies, and whether this could be quantified objectively by an improvement of adenoma detection rates. Many endoscopists and …

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Alternative approach to hemostatic particle spraying for treatment of GI bleeding

Post written by Stuart K. Amateau, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Gastrointestinal bleeding is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and occasionally patients exhibit refractory bleeding despite standard endoscopic therapy. Although used internationally for the …

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Differential risk of disease progression in CD

Post written by Jacob E. Ollech, MD, from the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This studied determined whether isolated anastomotic ulcers (Rutgeerts score i2a), or 5 or more aphthous ulcers within the neoterminal ileum (i2b) predict an increased risk of endoscopic disease progression. Endoscopic recurrence occurs frequently after ileocolic …

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Narrow-band imaging, volumetric laser endomicroscopy, and pathologic findings in Barrett’s esophagus

Post written by Norio Fukami, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. The case described in the video is a 36-year-old man with 10-year history of Barrett’s esophagus undergoing surveillance every 3 years who was referred for endoscopic resection on nodular dysplasia with cancer in the …

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