Second-generation magnetically controlled capsule gastroscopy with improved image resolution and frame rate

Post written by Zhuan Liao, MD, from the National Clinical Research Center for Digestive Diseases, Department of Gastroenterology, Changhai Hospital, Naval Medical University, Shanghai, China. We first described an updated magnetically controlled capsule gastroscopy (MCCG-2) highlighted with improvements in frame rate, image resolution, field of view, battery life, and data transmission compared to first generation …

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Endoscopist biopsy rate as a quality indicator for outpatient gastroscopy

Post written by Wladyslaw Januszewicz, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterological Oncology, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology, and the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Clinical Oncology, Medical Centre for Postgraduate Education, Warsaw, Poland, and the MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. The focus of our study was …

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Editor’s Choice: Prior gastroscopy and mortality in patients with gastric cancer

Associate Editor, Dr. Lyndon Hernandez, MD, MPH, highlights this article from the January issue “Prior gastroscopy and mortality in patients with gastric cancer: a matched retrospective cohort study” by Wai K. Leung, MD, et al.  This nationwide observational study (n=20,066) showed a reduction in cancer-related mortality among patients who underwent gastroscopy within 5 years before …

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Prior gastroscopy and mortality in patients with gastric cancer

Post written by Wai K. Leung, MD, from the Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Gastric cancer is still the fifth most common cancer in the world with approximately one million new patients being diagnosed each year. Although upper endoscopy remains the gold standard for diagnosis of gastric cancer and pre-neoplastic …

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