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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Adenoma detection rate in high-risk patients

Madhusudhan R. Sanaka, MD, FASGE, FACG, from the Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA describes this Original Article, "Adenoma detection rate in high-risk patients differs from that in average-risk patients." The focus of this study was to determine and compare adenoma detection rates (ADRs) in high-risk versus average-risk individuals undergoing colonoscopy at …

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Editor’s Choice: Reporting of colonoscopy quality associated with increase in ADR

GIE Associate Editor Amit Rastogi, MD, FASGE highlights this Original Article, "Public reporting of colonoscopy quality is associated with an increase in endoscopist adenoma detection rate." This study showed that public reporting of the adenoma detection rate (ADR) of 11 gastroenterologists resulted in significant improvement- 5% overall and 7.8% for screening colonoscopies. Also, a natural …

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Nonneoplastic polypectomy during screening colonoscopy

Mary A. Atia, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA discusses this Original Article, "Nonneoplastic polypectomy during screening colonoscopy: the impact on polyp detection rate, adenoma detection rate, and overall cost." The frequency of non-neoplastic polypectomy (NNP) is tissue constituting normal colonic mucosa or lymphoid aggregates. …

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ADR varies during colonoscopy training

Sascha C. van Doorn, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Academic Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam, the Netherlands discusses this Original Article "Adenoma detection rate varies greatly during colonoscopy training." During endoscopy training of gastroenterology fellows (GI-fellows), the most important competency for colonoscopy is safe cecal intubation. …

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Editor’s Choice: Longitudinal assessment of colonoscopy quality indicators

Associate Editor Mimi Canto, MD, MHS, FASGE, highlights this Original Article "Longitudinal assessment of colonoscopy quality indicators: a report from the Gastroenterology Practice Management Group" by Lyndon V. Hernandez, MD, MPH, Thomas M. Deas, MD, Marc F. Catalano, MD, Nalini M. Guda, MD, Lin Huang, MD, Scott R. Ketover, MD, Kyle P. Etzkorn, MD, Kumar G. …

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ADR and adenoma/colonoscopy quality metric

Charles J. Kahi, MD, MSCR from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana reports on this Original Article "Improving measurement of the adenoma detection rate and adenoma per colonoscopy quality metric: the Indiana University experience." The adenoma detection rate (ADR) is a validated marker of colonoscopy quality. However, there are concerns about its potential …

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