Initial clinical experience of a steerable access device for EUS-guided biliary drainage

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. EUS-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) is an accepted method to treat biliary pathology in those that have failed ERCP. A recent consensus statement recommended that of the 4 major EUS-BD techniques, EUS-guided rendezvous should be the …

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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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Biliary reintervention with inversion technique in the duodenum with short-type double-balloon endoscope

Post written by Naminatsu Takahara, MD, PhD, and Yousuke Nakai, MD, PhD, from the Department of Endoscopy and Endoscopic Surgery, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. A 51-year-old man was referred for the management of malignant biliary obstruction (MBO) and gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) due to pancreatic head cancer. A biliary covered metallic stent and …

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Failure of over-the-scope clip to control duodenal ulcer bleeding despite successful application

Post written by Calvin J. Koh, MBBS, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medicine, National University Hospital, and Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore. This case shows a patient with a large, oozing (Forrest 1b) duodenal ulcer for which an over-the-scope clip was deployed successfully to the ulcer base with the bleeding …

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Comparison between fine-needle biopsy and fine-needle aspiration for EUS-guided sampling of subepithelial lesions

Post written by Antonio Facciorusso, MD, PhD, from the Gastroenterology Unit, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) fine-needle aspiration (FNA) did not prove to outperform bite-on-bite biopsy in patients with subepithelial lesions (SELs) showing a pooled diagnostic yield as high as 60%. Based on this evidence, current guidelines recommend EUS-guided sampling only in …

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Thoughts on an academic endoscopy career

Post written by Amitabh Chak, MD, MS, from the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. I want to thank Dr. G.S. Raju, VideoGIE Editor-in-Chief for asking me to do an article on an academic endoscopy career. It made me reflect back on 28 years that have …

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A risk-scoring system to predict clinical failure for patients with achalasia after peroral endoscopic myotomy

Post written by Ping-Hong Zhou, MD, from the Endoscopy Center and Endoscopy Research Institute, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. As a novel treatment approach for achalasia, POEM has achieved satisfactory long-term effectiveness. However, there are still around 10% of patients facing treatment failure, and there are currently no clinical predictive rules that could characterize …

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