Editor’s Choice: Differential risk of disease progression in CD

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Lisa L. Strate, MD, MPH, highlights this article from the August issue “Differential risk of disease progression between isolated anastomotic ulcers and mild ileal recurrence after ileocolonic resection in patients with Crohn’s disease” by Jacob E. Ollech, MD, et al.  Crohn's disease recurrence after ileocolonic resection is a common problem. It …

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Utility of video capsule endoscopy for longitudinal monitoring of Crohn’s disease activity in the small bowel

Post written by Gil Y. Melmed, MD, from the F Widjaja Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. We aimed to determine the utility of using video capsule endoscopy for serial evaluations of Crohn’s disease activity. While the literature has demonstrated good correlation between WCE and colonoscopy at …

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Prediction of clinical outcomes in Crohn’s disease by using confocal laser endomicroscopy

Post written by Gian Eugenio Tontini, MD, PhD, and Helmut Neumann, MD, PhD, from the Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy, and the Department of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy, I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, University Hospital, Mainz, Germany. Our study focuses on the value of Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) …

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Endoscopic therapy for Crohn’s fistula and abscess

Post written by Bo Shen, MD, FASGE, from the Interventional IBD Unit, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. Treatment of disease-related or surgery-related Crohn’s fistula, abscess, and surgical anastomotic leaks with endoscopy-guided fistulotomy and sinusotomy with electroincision, seton placement, through-the-scope or over-the-scope clipping, suturing, incision and drainage. Crohn’s disease has 3 phenotypes: inflammatory, structuring, and …

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Editor’s Choice: Double-balloon enteroscopy in Crohn’s disease

GIE Associate Editor Dr. David Schwartz recommends this Original Article from the July issue, "Double-balloon enteroscopy in Crohn’s disease: findings and impact on management in a multicenter retrospective study" by Semrad et al.  In this article, the authors present a multicenter retrospective study looking at the impact of double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) in the management of …

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