Diagnostic findings and long-term prognosis in children with anemia undergoing GI endoscopies

Post written by Marleena Repo, MD, from the Tampere Centre for Child Health Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Celiac Disease Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, Finland. We investigated systematically for the first time the diagnostic yield of gastrointestinal endoscopies in a large …

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Endoscopic resection of a gigantic gastric polyp causing symptomatic iron-deficiency anemia

Post written by Vivek Kaul, MD, FASGE, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, USA. We have presented a case of endoscopic resection of a large gastric polyp/mass that was responsible for symptomatic, recurrent, transfusion-dependent iron deficiency anemia and gastrointestinal bleeding in our patient. This patient had …

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Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) safe and effective for the treatment of gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE)

Srinadh Komanduri, MD, from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois shares some take-home points from his article "Radiofrequency ablation for refractory gastric antral vascular ectasia" from the October issue. Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is a cause of upper GI bleeding and chronic anemia. Although upper endoscopy with argon plasma …

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