Endoscopic full thickness resection of a long intussuscepted appendix using a colonoscope

Post written by Ghassan M. Hammoud, MD, MPH, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, USA. The cecum is cleansed and irrigated with water thoroughly. The inverted appendix is captured at its base with endoscopic detachable snares. We used 3detachable snares to ensure sufficient closure of the …

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Novel self-propelled disposable colonoscope is effective for colonoscopy

Nathan Gluck, MD, PhD, from the Tel Aviv Medical Center, Research Center for Digestive Disorders and Liver Diseases, in Tel Aviv, Israel discusses this Open Access Original Article "A novel self-propelled disposable colonoscope is effective for colonoscopy in humans (with video)." The focus of this study was to test the cecal intubation rate, safety, and …

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Propofol anesthesia during colonoscopy

Louis Y. Korman, MD from the Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group, Chevy Chase Clinical Research, in Washington, D.C. discusses his recently published Original Article "Effect of propofol anesthesia on force application during colonoscopy." The focus of this study was to determine if colonoscopy technique, as measured by the amount of force applied to the insertion tube, is …

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