Acute physiologic effects of N95 respirator use on gastroenterologists performing simulated colonoscopy

Post written by Asif Khalid, MD, from the VA Pittsburgh HealthCare System, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Gastroenterologists and GI lab staff are required to use N95 respirators while performing aerosol generating endoscopic procedures during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Unfortunately, N95 respirator use is associated with the development of multiple symptoms. …

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Water-assisted colonoscopy: an international modified Delphi review on definitions and practice recommendations

Post written by Sauid Ishaq, FRCP, PhD, from Russell Hall, Dept. of Gastroenterology, and Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom. The focus of the study was to get consensus among experienced colonoscopists (experts and non-experts in WAC) on definitions and practice of water immersion (WI), water exchange (WE), and UWR. Water-assisted colonoscopy (WAC) and underwater …

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Editor’s Choice: Second-generation distal attachment cuff improves adenoma detection rate

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Seth Gross, highlights this article from the March issue “Second-generation distal attachment cuff improves adenoma detection rate: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials” by Harsh K. Patel, MBBS, et al. This study shows the benefits of mechanical enhancement during colonoscopy, which can improve a key quality metric, adenoma detection rate. Colonoscopy is a …

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Application of optical character recognition with natural language processing for large-scale quality metric data extraction in colonoscopy reports

Post written by Sobia Nasir Laique, MD, and Umar Hayat, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona, and Division of Gastroenterology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The focus of our study was to demonstrate the use of a new hybrid approach using natural language processing of charts that have …

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The National Polyp Study at 40: challenges then and now

Post written by Sidney J. Winawer, MD, and Ann G. Zauber, PhD, from the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Service, Department of Medicine, and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA. Colonoscopy was introduced in the 1970s, making it possible for the first time to directly examine …

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New insights on missed colonic lesions during colonoscopy through artificial intelligence–assisted real-time detection

Post written by Wai K. Leung, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. This study aimed to determine whether the use of artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted real-time detection could reduce colorectal adenoma miss rate during colonoscopy. Previous studies showed that up to 26% of adenomas could be missed …

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Use of a rigidizing overtube to complete an incomplete colonoscopy

Post written by Mike T. Wei, MD, from Stanford University, Stanford, and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto, Palo Alto California. We present a case of a 64-year-old man with history of C5 spinal cord injury who presented for screening colonoscopy. Unfortunately, due to significant looping, the colonoscope was only able to reach the transverse colon. The colonoscope …

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Impact of a simulation-based ergonomics training curriculum on work-related musculoskeletal injury risk in colonoscopy

Post written by Rishad Khan, MD, and Samir C. Grover, MD, MEd, from the Division of Gastroenterology and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. The focus of our study was a curriculum designed to teach novice endoscopists about ergonomics during colonoscopy. The …

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Computer-aided detection-assisted colonoscopy: classification and relevance of false positives

Post written by Matteo Badalamenti, MD, from the Humanitas Clinical and Research Center IRCCS, Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Rozzano, Milan. The focus of our study was to define a structured classification of false-positive (FP) results provided by the Artificial Intelligence CADe system that was recently applied in endoscopic daily practice and to estimate …

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Cost savings in colonoscopy with artificial intelligence-aided polyp diagnosis

Post written by Yuichi Mori, MD, PhD, from the Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. We just published the first article in the world that investigates the possibility of reducing medical costs by using artificial intelligence (AI) during colonoscopy. This AI tool is designed …

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