Horibe GI bleeding prediction score: a simple score for triage decision-making in patients with suspected upper GI bleeding

Post written by Masayasu Horibe, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, and the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Our study validates a recently developed simple scoring system in patients with suspected upper GI bleeding, called the …

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Effect of referral pattern and histopathology grade on surgery for nonmalignant colorectal polyps

Post written by Dennis Yang, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. The incidence of surgery for nonmalignant colorectal polyps has continued to rise. We aimed to evaluate referral patterns and factors associated with surgery for nonmalignant colorectal polyps at a large tertiary care center. Endoscopic resection should …

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Impact of submucosal saline solution injection for cold snare polypectomy of small colorectal polyps

Post written by Yuichi Shimodate, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kurashiki Central Hospital, Okayama, Japan. We compared the complete resection, which was defined if muscularis mucosa in the resected specimen was present under the tumor along more than 80% of the tumor’s horizontal dimension, rates of cold snare polypectomy with submucosal saline …

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Randomized trial comparing fork-tip and side-fenestrated needles for EUS-guided fine-needle biopsy of solid pancreatic lesions

Post written by Stefano Francesco Crinò, MD, from the Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, The Pancreas Institute, Department of Medicine, G.B. Rossi University Hospital, Verona, Italy. Different needles for EUS-guided fine-needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) are currently available. Side-fenestrated and end-cutting types are both widespread and available in different calibers. This is the first randomized study directly …

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COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction testing before endoscopy

Post written by Juan E. Corral, MD, and Michael B. Wallace, MD, MPH, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. In the first months of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, hospitals and endoscopy centers across the world had to stop performing endoscopies leading to significant health and economic losses. …

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Outcomes in lower GI bleeding comparing weekend with weekday admission

Post written by Daniel J. Stein, MD, MPH, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. We know that acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding is common in the inpatient setting and can require urgent intervention. Our focus was to determine …

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Editor’s Choice: The safety and efficacy of 2% vitamin C solution spray for relief of mucosal irritation caused by Lugol chromoendoscopy

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho, highlights this article from the September issue “The safety and efficacy of 2% vitamin C solution spray for relief of mucosal irritation caused by Lugol chromoendoscopy” by Duochen Jin, PhD, et al.  Lugol chromoendoscopy is necessary for the identification of superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Lugol solution is alcoholic, …

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Gastric injury secondary to button battery ingestions

Post written by Racha T. Khalaf, MD, from the Digestive Health Institute & Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA. Through our study, we wanted to better define the spectrum of injury and understand which clinical factors are associated with injury from retained …

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Impact of direct-acting oral anticoagulants and warfarin on postendoscopic GI bleeding and thromboembolic events

Post written by Andy Tien, MD, MS, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. The focus of our study was to compare the risk of GI bleeding (GIB) and thromboembolic events among patients undergoing GI endoscopic procedures who are prescribed direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) versus warfarin. Endoscopists …

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Feasibility of a new ligation using the double-loop clips technique without an adhesive agent for ulceration after ESD of the colon

Post written by Satoshi Abiko, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Kushiro Rosai Hospital, Kushiro, Japan. Several ligation techniques for ulceration after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) have been reported, but none have been established for clinical use because of technical complexity and the need for expensive equipment. Therefore, the technical feasibility of a new …

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