Colon Capsule CLEansing Assessment and Report (CC-CLEAR)

Post written by Rui de Sousa Magalhães, MD, from the Gastroenterology Department, Hospital Senhora da Oliveira, Guimarães, Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, and ICVS/3B’s, PT Government Associate Laboratory, Guimarães/Braga, Portugal. Our focus was the creation of a new grading scale for the evaluation of colon capsule cleansing, …

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Editor’s Choice: Impact of fellow participation on colon adenoma detection rates

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. James Buxbaum, highlights this article from the December issue “Impact of fellow participation on colon adenoma detection rates” by Antonio Facciorusso, MD, PhD, et al.  While the need to train endoscopists mandates fellow participation in colonoscopy, there has been a bias that procedures performed only by attending physicians may have greater …

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Feasibility of a new ligation using the double-loop clips technique without an adhesive agent for ulceration after ESD of the colon

Post written by Satoshi Abiko, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Kushiro Rosai Hospital, Kushiro, Japan. Several ligation techniques for ulceration after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) have been reported, but none have been established for clinical use because of technical complexity and the need for expensive equipment. Therefore, the technical feasibility of a new …

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ESD for a laterally spreading tumor involving the colon diverticulum using a knife with water supply function

Post written by Akira Yoshida, MD, PhD, from the Division of Medicine and Clinical Science, Department of Multidisciplinary Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Yonago, Japan. A 50-mm diameter laterally spreading tumor (Paris 0-IIa) that involved the diverticulum on the oral side of the tumor was pointed out at the ascending colon. Colon tumor …

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Clinical importance of cold polypectomy during the insertion phase in the left side of the colon and rectum

Post written by Akira Teramoto, MD, from the Gastrointestinal Center, Sano Hospital, Kobe, Japan. We believe that all endoscopists are very familiar with this situation; small polyps are identified during insertion phase of colonoscopy without having any intention to search for them. The clinical question, whether we should resect now or later, seems to be …

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Increasing adenoma detection rates in the right side of the colon

Post written by Madhav Desai, MD, MPH, from the Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA. Colonoscopy prevents colon cancer and, therefore, has become a widely used screening modality. Right-sided lesions are often missed during standard colonoscopy and could account for interval colon cancer. As gastroenterologists and endoscopists, our keen …

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Endoluminal US for stool liquefaction

Lyndon V. Hernandez, MD, MPH from GI Associates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin discusses his New Methods article "A pilot study of endoluminal US for stool liquefaction" from the March issue. The purpose of this study was to find out if ultrasound can efficiently liquefy stools. It is difficult to clear …

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