Diagnostic findings and long-term prognosis in children with anemia undergoing GI endoscopies

Post written by Marleena Repo, MD, from the Tampere Centre for Child Health Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Celiac Disease Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, Finland. We investigated systematically for the first time the diagnostic yield of gastrointestinal endoscopies in a large …

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Repeat EUS-FNA of pancreatic masses after nondiagnostic or inconclusive results

Post written by Andrea Lisotti, MD, from the Gastroenterology Unit, Hospital of Imola, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has a pivotal role in the management of pancreatic cancer, one of the most lethal neoplasms with a 5-year survival that has not significantly increased over the last …

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AI using convolutional neural networks for real-time detection of early esophageal neoplasia in Barrett’s esophagus

Post written by Jason B. Samarasena, MD, from the H. H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California, USA. Esophageal adenocarcinoma is actually rising in this country and not going down! The visual detection of early esophageal neoplasia in BE with white-light and …

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Editor’s Choice: Deep learning algorithm detection of Barrett’s neoplasia with high accuracy during live endoscopic procedures

GIE Senior Associate Editor, Dr. Douglas G. Adler MD, FACG, AGAF, FASGE, highlights this article from the June issue “Deep learning algorithm detection of Barrett’s neoplasia with high accuracy during live endoscopic procedures” by Albert J. de Groof, MD, et al.  Computer aided detection (CAD) is undergoing rapid development. It seems likely that, in the …

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Effectiveness of endoscopic Doppler probe ultrasonography for identifying the source of colonic diverticular bleeding

Post written by Yasutoshi Shiratori, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, St. Luke’s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Our video describes a case of colonic diverticular bleeding (CDB) in which Doppler probe ultrasonography (DOP) was used, with new systems for effective identification of stigmata of recent hemorrhage (SRH). An 89-year-old man was admitted for treatment of …

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A clinical model predicting the risk of esophageal high-grade lesions in opportunistic screening

Post written by Yang Ke, MD, and Zhonghu He, PhD, from the Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Translational Research (Ministry of Education/Beijing), Laboratory of Genetics, Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute, Beijing, P.R. China. Endoscopic screening provides an opportunity for early detection and endoscopic therapy of esophageal lesions. In contrast to organized screening programs, which …

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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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Digital single-operator peroral cholangioscopy-guided biopsy sampling versus ERCP-guided brushing for indeterminate biliary strictures

Post written by Mohan Ramchandani, MD, from the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology Hospitals, Hyderabad, India. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of digital single-operator cholangioscopy (DSOC) compared with ERCP-based assessment using traditional sampling technology in patients with indeterminate biliary strictures (IBS). Indeterminate biliary stricture was defined as a suspected intrinsic …

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Impact of en bloc resection on long-term outcomes after EMR

Post written by Mayenaaz Sidhu, MBBS, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Westmead Hospital, and Westmead Clinical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The focus of this study was to assess long-term outcomes of sized-matched laterally spreading colorectal lesions (LSL) resected en bloc (e-EMR) as compared to piece-meal resection (p-EMR). …

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Applications Open for Peer-Review Mentorship Program

Guidelines for peer review abound, but nothing beats one-on-one learning with a seasoned researcher. The deadline to apply for the 2020 program is June 15, with the next cohort beginning on July 1. Please contact the GIE editorial office for more information or to apply. GIE is grateful for the mentors who generously shared their …

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