Computer-aided diagnosis for characterization of colorectal lesions: comprehensive software that includes differentiation of serrated lesions

Post written by Leonardo Zorron Cheng Tao Pu, MD, MSc, from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. In this study, we have used artificial intelligence through deep learning to predict the …

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Cost savings in colonoscopy with artificial intelligence-aided polyp diagnosis

Post written by Yuichi Mori, MD, PhD, from the Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. We just published the first article in the world that investigates the possibility of reducing medical costs by using artificial intelligence (AI) during colonoscopy. This AI tool is designed …

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Endoscopic management of symptomatic walled-off omental fat necrosis

Post written by C. Roberto Simons-Linares, MD, and Prabhleen Chahal, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. We describe a case a 57-year-old man with a history of neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas status post-laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy that presented to us with severe abdominal pain and found …

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Lumen-apposing metal stent use to maintain a surgical anastomosis

Post written by Mohammed Barawi, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Interventional Endoscopy, Ascension St John Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. In this video, we show the use of a lumen-opposing metal stent (AXIO stent) to maintain a stenosing gastroenterostomy in a patient with superior mesenteric artery syndrome. This video is meant to show one of …

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Safety of EUS-guided gallbladder drainage using a LAMS in patients requiring anticoagulation

Post written by Catherine Frakes Vozzo, DO, and Prabhleen Chahal, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. The purpose of our case series was to assess the safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage (EUS-GBD) in patients requiring chronic anticoagulation. EUS-GBD is performed to treat acute cholecystitis in patients who …

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Same-session endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and transoral incisionless fundoplication

Post written by Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York. In this video we present a 63-year-old woman with class II obesity (BMI 36 kg/m 2 ), 236 lbs, proton-pump inhibitor (PPI)-responsive GERD, who was referred for further management …

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Endoscopic shield: barrier enclosure during the endoscopy to prevent aerosol droplets during the COVID-19 pandemic

Post written by Ryota Sagami, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Oita San-ai Medical Center, Oita, Japan. This device is a plastic cube with sides of 45 centimeters. Four square plastic plates were glued together. With the patient in a left lateral position, the foot side and left side of the cube are open, and …

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Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome in a 10-year-old child treated with loop ligation facilitated by double-balloon enteroscopy

Post written by Edward J. Despott, MD, FRCP, FEBGH, FASGE, MD(Res), from the Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy, The Royal Free Hospital and University College London (UCL) Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom. This short video demonstrates the usefulness of loop ligation facilitated by double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) for endotherapy of gastrointestinal …

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Endoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic: simple construction of a single-use, disposable face shield using inexpensive and readily available materials

Post written by Edward J. Despott, MD, FRCP, FEBGH, FASGE, MD(Res), from the Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy, The Royal Free Hospital and University College London (UCL) Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom. Our short video was recorded when the Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak in London. Like many other …

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Short-term outcomes of double versus single pyloromyotomy at peroral endoscopic pyloromyotomy in the treatment of gastroparesis

Post written by Qiang Cai, MD, PhD, from the Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The focus of our study was to compare the short-term outcomes of double myotomy versus single myotomy at peroral endoscopic pyloromytomy in the treatment of gastroparesis. Peroral endoscopic pyloromytomy (POP or GPOEM) is a …

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