The role of endoscopy in dyspepsia

ASGE Standards of Practice committee member, Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FASGE, discusses this recent guideline from the ASGE, "The role of endoscopy in dyspepsia." The focus of this guideline was to review the prevalence, diagnosis, and medical and endoscopic management of dyspepsia. Dyspepsia is one of the most common complaints for visits to gastroenterology practices. …

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ADR varies during colonoscopy training

Sascha C. van Doorn, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Academic Medical Centre at the University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam, the Netherlands discusses this Original Article "Adenoma detection rate varies greatly during colonoscopy training." During endoscopy training of gastroenterology fellows (GI-fellows), the most important competency for colonoscopy is safe cecal intubation. …

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PEG tube placement in the United States

Lukejohn W. Day, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, in San Francisco, California, USA describes his Original Article "Practice variation in PEG tube placement: trends and predictors among providers in the United States." Enteral access placement is performed by a variety of providers and specialties …

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Confocal laser endomicroscopy

Shailendra Chauhan MD, AGAF, FASGE from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, USA discusses the latest Status Evaluation Report from the ASGE Technology committee titled "Confocal laser endomicroscopy." This report is a comprehensive review of confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) written by the ASGE Technology Committee. It describes the technology, its current …

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Editor’s Choice: Longitudinal assessment of colonoscopy quality indicators

Associate Editor Mimi Canto, MD, MHS, FASGE, highlights this Original Article "Longitudinal assessment of colonoscopy quality indicators: a report from the Gastroenterology Practice Management Group" by Lyndon V. Hernandez, MD, MPH, Thomas M. Deas, MD, Marc F. Catalano, MD, Nalini M. Guda, MD, Lin Huang, MD, Scott R. Ketover, MD, Kyle P. Etzkorn, MD, Kumar G. …

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Optimizing efficiency and operations at endoscopy centers

Lukejohn Day, MD Assistant Professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine presents this discussion on his Original Article "Optimizing efficiency and operations at a California safety-net endoscopy center: a modeling and simulation approach." Improvements in endoscopy center efficiency are needed, but scant data are available. Our objective was to identify opportunities …

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GIE Author Interview Series- James Aisenberg

Dr. Tonya Kaltenbach speaks with author James Aisenberg about his article "The novel oral anticoagulants in gastroenterology practice" from the August issue in this video from GIE's Author Interview Series. Read the article on pages 227-239 of the print issue or find it online. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6PrxSOMbRc The information presented in Endoscopedia reflects the opinions of the authors and …

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