New-generation full-spectrum endoscopy versus standard forward-viewing colonoscopy

Post written by Toyoki Kudo, MD, PhD, from the Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, Yokohama, Japan. Although colonoscopy is the gold standard for detection of colorectal adenomas, some adenomas are missed. Full-spectrum endoscopy (FUSE) allows for observation with a 330° angle of view, which is expected to decrease the miss rate. However, …

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Use of diphenhydramine as an adjunctive sedative for colonoscopy

Post written by Salman Nusrat, MD, from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. The primary aim of our study was to evaluate if the addition of diphenhydramine to routinely used sedatives will decrease the amount of fentanyl and midazolam used during colonoscopy in patients …

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Impact of fellowship training level on colonoscopy quality and efficiency metrics

Post written by Hussein Bitar, MD, from the Section of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. Our study highlighted newly defined colonoscopy performance measures–the adenoma and polyp management efficiency indices. We retrospectively evaluated the performance of these indices at each level of training in assessing colonoscopy skill …

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A prospective comparison of live and video-based assessments of colonoscopy performance

Post written by Michael A. Scaffidi, BSc(Hon), MEd, and Catharine M. Walsh, MD, MEd, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, St. Michael’s Hospital and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Assessment is a critical process to determine endoscopic competence. Real-time, or “live” assessment, involves an …

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Impact of experience on self-assessment accuracy of clinical colonoscopy competence

Post written by Michael A. Scaffidi, BSc(Hon) MEd, and Catharine M. Walsh, MD, MEd, PhD, FRCPC, from the Division of Gastroenterology, St. Michael’s Hospital and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Assessment of gastrointestinal endoscopy competence is integral to delivering high-quality patient care. Endoscopic competence …

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The SAFE-T assessment tool

Post written by Navin L. Kumar, MD and John R. Saltzman, MD, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The focus of our study was to develop and validate a concise assessment tool to evaluate real-time fellow performance in colonoscopy via a web-based application …

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Missed adenomas with behind-folds visualizing colonoscopy technologies

Post written by Eelco C. Brand from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. The efficacy of screening and surveillance colonoscopy is reduced by the occurrence of interval-/post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer. One of the factors associated with the occurrence of interval-/post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer is the fact that polyps and adenomas …

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