Use of peroral cholangioscopy to screen for neoplastic bile duct lesions in patients with bile duct stones

Post written by Il Sang Shin, MD Jong Ho Moon, MD, PhD Yun Nah Lee, MD, PhD, from the Digestive Disease Center and Research Institute, Departments of Internal Medicine, SoonChunHyang University School of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea.    Although cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) has very high mortality rates due to its late detection, satisfactory screening methods of CCA have …

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Endoscopic hemostatic spray for uncontrolled bleeding after complicated endoscopic mucosal resection or endoscopic submucosal dissection

Post written by Kayla M. Hartz, DO, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. These are 2 cases in which hemostatic spray was used as a bail-out method for hemostasis when other standard methods failed. These cases show the value in using a hemostatic spray as …

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Expert consensus on endoscopic papillectomy using a Delphi process

Post written by Jeska A. Fritzsche, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Amsterdam Gastroenterology Endocrinology & Metabolism, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The focus of our study was to assess the expected wide variety in daily practice of endoscopic papillectomy and to achieve further consensus among international experts by using a …

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A case of improved visibility with gel immersion in the presence of ongoing bleeding during colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection

Post written by Takafumi Maruyama, MD, Takashi Murakami, MD, PhD, Yoichi Akazawa, MD, PhD, Tomoyoshi Shibuya, MD, PhD, and Akihito Nagahara, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. Here, we present a case of improved visibility with gel immersion in the presence of ongoing bleeding during colorectal endoscopic …

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Remote training in flexible gastrointestinal endoscopy

Post written by Jerome D. Waye, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. This is the first report of training doctors to adequately perform endoscopy using the internet. We used the internet to teach endoscopy with the trainee in Uganda and the instructor in New York. …

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GIE Reviewer Tips

Carolina Ogawa Matsubayashi, MD, Graduate Student, Weill Cornell Medicine Endoscopy, Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, offers advice to new reviewers after participating in GIE’s Reviewer Mentorship Program. What 3 steps do you take as soon as you get invited to review? The first thing I do is check …

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Trends in performance of ERCP among patients with surgically unresectable pancreatic cancer

Post written by Patrick Yachimski, MD, MPH, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This study was conducted to assess whether there has been a change over time in the use of ERCP among patients with surgically unresectable pancreas cancer, and if so, if there was any …

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Guidance for setting easy-to-adopt competence criteria for optical diagnosis of diminutive colorectal polyps: a simulation approach

Post written by Britt B.S.L. Houwen, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, location Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Implementation of the optical diagnosis strategy for diminutive colorectal polyps by endoscopists and computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) systems is hampered as the current competence criteria [PIVI] are impractical …

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Transpapillary gallbladder stent placement for long-term therapy of acute cholecystitis

Post written by Andrew C. Storm, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Acute cholecystitis (AC) is a common disease, and while gallbladder removal surgery is one of the most commonly performed operations, some patients are not candidates for surgery. Left untreated, patients with AC can develop gangrene and gallbladder perforation, …

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