Editor’s Choice: Core curriculum for endoscopic mucosal resection

GIE Senior Associate Editor, Dr. John R. Saltzman, MD, FASGE, highlights this article from the February issue “Core curriculum for endoscopic mucosal resection” by the ASGE Training Committee. This article provides a framework for teaching the skills needed to perform endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). It provides an outstanding overview of the technical, nontechnical, and cognitive …

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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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Editor’s Choice: Deep learning algorithm detection of Barrett’s neoplasia with high accuracy during live endoscopic procedures

GIE Senior Associate Editor, Dr. Douglas G. Adler MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE, highlights this article from the June issue “Deep learning algorithm detection of Barrett’s neoplasia with high accuracy during live endoscopic procedures” by Albert J. de Groof, MD, et al.  Computer aided detection (CAD) is undergoing rapid development. It seems likely that, in the …

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Editor’s Choice: TC-325 hemostatic powder versus current standard of care in managing malignant GI bleeding

GIE Senior Associate Editor, Dr. John R. Saltzman, MD, FASGE, highlights this article from the February issue “TTC-325 hemostatic powder versus current standard of care in managing malignant GI bleeding” by Yen-I Chen, MD, et al.  Gastrointestinal bleeding from a malignancy is a difficult management challenge as no current endoscopic therapy has been proven effective. …

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Editor’s Choice: Trends in EMR for nonmalignant colorectal polyps in the United States

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Lyndon Hernandez, MD, MPH, highlights this article from the January issue “Trends in EMR for nonmalignant colorectal polyps in the United States” by Jessica X. Yu, MD, MS, et al.  Using a large health insurance claims database, the authors observed an increase in the performance of EMR for colorectal lesions. However, …

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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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Editor’s Choice: Endoscopic focal cryoballoon ablation for esophageal squamous cell neoplasia

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho, highlights this article from the August issue “Prospective study of endoscopic focal cryoballoon ablation for esophageal squamous cell neoplasia in China” by Yan Ke, MD, et al.  This is one of the first and probably the largest clinical trial reporting on the treatment of moderate- and high-grade dysplasia of …

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Editor’s Choice: GEA vs MAC in high-risk patients undergoing ERCP

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy, highlights this article from the April issue “A randomized controlled trial evaluating general endotracheal anesthesia versus monitored anesthesia care and the incidence of sedation-related adverse events during ERCP in high-risk patients” by Zachary L. Smith, DO, et al.  This is one of the few studies which compare, via a randomized …

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Editor’s Choice: Role of interventional inflammatory bowel disease in the era of biologic therapy

GIE Senior Associate Editor, Dr. John R. Saltzman, MD, highlights this article from the February issue “Role of interventional inflammatory bowel disease in the era of biologic therapy: a position statement from the Global Interventional IBD Group” by Bo Shen, MD, et al.  There is an increasing recognition that Interventional (or therapeutic) inflammatory bowel disease …

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Editor’s Choice: Quality assurance of colonoscopy within the Dutch national colorectal cancer screening program

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Lyndon V. Hernandez, MD MPH, highlights this article from the January issue “Quality assurance of colonoscopy within the Dutch national colorectal cancer screening program” by Maxime E.S. Bronzwaer, MD, et al.  In 2006, Barclay et al showed in their landmark study in The New England Journal of Medicine the association between …

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