Long-term outcomes after noncurative endoscopic resection of early gastric cancer

Post written by Jun Chul Park, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. Although ESD is performed with curative intent, curative resection of ESD is not always possible. The standard management after noncurative resection (NCR) is additional gastrectomy with lymph node (LN) …

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Endoscopic aspects of temporary gastric electrical stimulator lead placement

Post written by Minesh Mehta, MD, and Gregg Wendorf, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Our video details the technique and tools required to successfully and safely place temporary gastric electrodes endoscopically, even in the presence of retained gastric contents. Gastric electrical stimulation …

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Increase in female faculty in ASGE–sponsored programming

Post written by Audrey H. Calderwood, MD, MS, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. Our study focuses on female representation among faculty of ASGE-sponsored courses. We evaluated different types of programs (eg, hands-on, first-year fellow, quality), program size by number of attendees, faculty role (eg, director, …

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Electrohydraulic lithotripsy under double-balloon endoscope–assisted direct cholangioscopy

Post written by Tatsuya Sato, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. This is a case report of double-balloon endoscope-assisted direct cholangioscopy in a patient with a history of total gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y (R-Y) reconstruction. Electrohydraulic lithotripsy (EHL) was necessary to remove large and multiple bile …

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Use of N-acetylcysteine plus simethicone to improve mucosal visibility

Post written by Jose Ignacio Vargas, MD, from the Gastroenterology Department and School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and the Endoscopy Unit, Hospital Clínico Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. The focus of our study was to assess the effectiveness of the ingestion of different cleaning solutions before upper gastrointestinal in the evaluation …

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A modified method of endoclip-and-snare to assist in ESD with mucosal traction

Post written by Qiang Zhang, MD, from the Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Gastroenterology, Department of Gastroenterology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China. Our team explored a modified method of assisting in ESD in the upper GI tract, with the application of a snare and endoclips (SC-ESD). We reported 3 cases: Case 1 was …

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Metallic coil and N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate for closure of pancreatic duct leak

Post written by Ara B. Sahakian, MD, from the Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA. Pancreatic fistulae are a common complication of pancreatic surgery, which often respond to conservative management or transpapillary pancreatic duct stenting. However, a small proportion of these leaks do …

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