Does provider gender matter in endoscopy? An international perspective

Post written by Pascale Anglade, MD, MBA, from the Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Studies have shown that physician gender can be a factor in patient-related outcomes. The goal of our perspective article was to review the current understanding, both in the U.S. and internationally, of patient-provider gender …

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Endoscopic retrieval of multiple sewing needles by using the tip of a magnetic tube

Post written by Shinichi Morita, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Uonuma Institute of Community Medicine Niigata University Hospital, Niigata, Japan. Endoscopic foreign body retrieval is an established treatment for accidental ingestion. Although forceps are most frequently used, grasping may be difficult depending on the type and shape of the foreign body. The …

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Comparing a conventional and a spring-and-loop with clip traction method of endoscopic submucosal dissection for superficial gastric neoplasms

Post written by Mitsuru Nagata, MD, from the Department of Endoscopy, Shonan Fujisawa Tokushukai Hospital, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa, Japan. A spring-and-loop with clip (SLC; S–O clip; Zeon Medical, Tokyo, Japan) has been developed as a traction device for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). Its great advantage is that it can provide traction in any direction. We hypothesized …

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EUS-guided gastroenterostomy to treat gastric outlet obstruction in a patient with gastric lymphoma followed by pyloric recanalization using a rendezvous technique

Post written by Michael Lajin, MD, from Sharp Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, California. A 66-year-old man was diagnosed with gastric lymphoma and received chemotherapy. He developed pulmonary tuberculosis and was started on TB medications. He presented with vomiting and 80-pound weight loss. Endoscopy revealed a pyloric ulcer resulting in outlet obstruction and proximal gastric ulcers. …

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Gender dynamics in education and practice of gastroenterology

Post written by Loren Galler Rabinowitz, MD, from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA. This study focuses on the impact of gender dynamics on teaching and learning endoscopic skills as well as on gastroenterologists’ experiences in the endoscopy suite.  As more women join the field of gastroenterology, the …

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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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Use of cyanoacrylate glue in gastric variceal bleed: a modified technique without using lipiodol

Post written by Pankaj N. Desai, MS, FASGE Gastro, from the Department of Endoscopy & Endosonography, and the Department of Clinical Research, Surat Institute of Digestive Sciences (SIDS), Surat, India. Our video describes a simple technique of injection of cyanoacrylate glue for the management of gastric variceal bleed. We use 0.5ml aliquots of n butyl …

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Successful endoscopic management of adult ileocecal intussusception secondary to a large ileal lipoma

Post written by Akira Teramoto, MD, from the Gastrointestinal Center, Sano Hospital, Kobe, Japan. Our video presents a case of adult ileocecal intussusception due to a lipoma. The intussusception was endoscopically repositioned, and the lipoma was removed by polypectomy. Although ileocecal intussusception is not a common disease, we believe that many institutions do experience 1 …

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Automated software-assisted diagnosis of esophageal squamous cell neoplasia using high-resolution microendoscopy

Post written by Mimi C. Tan, MD, MPH, from the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. High-resolution microendoscopy (HRME) is an ‘optical biopsy’ technology that provides sub-cellular imaging of esophageal mucosa at the time of endoscopy. The endoscopist is able to assess nuclear size, crowding, and pleomorphisms …

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Small-bowel aspiration during upper esophagogastroduodenoscopy: Rao technique

Post written by Satish S.C. Rao, MD, PhD, from the Digestive Health Center, Department of Medicine, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a common yet underrecognized problem. Because symptoms alone are poor predictors of SIBO, diagnostic testing is required. Today, most experts agree, and the recent American College of Gastroenterology guidelines …

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