Correlation of the detection rate of upper GI cancer with artificial intelligence score: results from a multicenter trial (with video)

Post written by Shi Wang, MD, from the Department of Endoscopy, The Cancer Hospital of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Zhejiang Cancer Hospital), Institute of Basic Medicine and Cancer (IBMC), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hangzhou, China. The quality of EGD is a prerequisite for a high detection rate of upper GI lesions, especially …

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Active bleeding from downhill varices: case report and management

Post written by Aleem Azal Ali, MBBS, Sonal Jadeja, DO, and Bruno De Souza Ribeiro, MD, from the University of Florida, College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. This video manuscript describes the case of a 49-year-old man who presented in hypovolemic shock secondary to hematemesis. He had a similar presentation, 2 weeks prior, when EGD …

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Effect of individualized feedback on learning curves in EGD and colonoscopy

Post written by Samuel Han, MD, MSCS, and Sachin Wani, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado, USA. In this study, we aimed to perform a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial examining the effect of individualized feedback on learning curves in EGD and colonoscopy among GI fellows. …

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CO2 and air insufflation during consecutive EGD and colonoscopy

Post written by Jun-Won Chung from the Divison of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, South Korea. Endoscopy is performed with air insufflation and is usually associated with abdominal pain. It is well recognized that carbon dioxide (CO2) is absorbed more quickly into the body than air; however, to date, …

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Overbooking and recruitment increases uptake of appointments among African American patients

Post written by Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, from the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Network and UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases. African Americans see several disparities in healthcare utilization and healthcare outcomes. These disparities also occur in utilization of common gastroenterological procedures. African Americans are less likely than white Americans …

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