Chromoendoscopy versus white-light endoscopy in patients with IBD

Post written by Joseph D. Feuerstein, MD, from the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The focus of this study was to assess the benefits of adding chromoendoscopy to enhance our ability to screen for colorectal cancer in patients with longstanding inflammatory bowel disease affecting …

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Development and reliability of the new endoscopic virtual chromoendoscopy score

Post written by Marietta Iacucci, MD, PhD, from the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Institution of  Translational  Medicine, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Endoscopic scoring of mucosal inflammation and healing is widely used in clinical trials and increasingly in clinical practice. The current endoscopic scores are not precise in assessing minimal inflammatory changes or complete mucosal …

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Incremental diagnostic yield of chromoendoscopy in IBD

Parakkal Deepak, MBBS, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, in Rochester, Minnesota, USA discusses "Incremental diagnostic yield of chromoendoscopy and outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease patients with a history of colorectal dysplasia on white-light endoscopy." The focus of our study was to evaluate whether initial and subsequent chromoendoscopy (CE) …

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Editor’s choice: Incremental diagnostic yield of chromoendoscopy in IBD with history of dysplasia

GIE Associate Editor Alessandro Repici, MD, recommends this article from the May issue: "Incremental diagnostic yield of chromoendoscopy and outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease patients with a history of colorectal dysplasia on white-light endoscopy" by Parakkal Deepak, MBBS, Gregory J. Hanson, MD, Joel G. Fletcher, MD, et al.  The role of careful examination with CE …

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Acetic acid spray enhances accuracy of NBI

Nikolas Eleftheriadis, MD from the Digestive Disease Center at Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital in Japan shares this video case "Acetic acid spray enhances accuracy of narrow-band imaging (NBI) magnifying endoscopy for endoscopic tissue characterization of early gastric cancer." In this video case we demonstrated a novel endoscopic technique using acetic acid chromoendoscopy in combination …

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Colorectal cancer surveillance cost-effectiveness analysis

Gauree Gupta Konijeti, MD, MPH from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts discusses his Original Article "Cost-effectiveness analysis of chromoendoscopy for colorectal cancer surveillance in patients with ulcerative colitis" from the March issue.The goal of the study was to examine the cost effectiveness of chromoendoscopy relative to white light endoscopy (WLE) or …

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