Endoscopic clipping closure for preventing coagulation syndrome after colorectal ESD

Post written by Takaya Shimura, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 Kawasumi, Mizuho-cho, Mizuho-ku, Nagoya 467-8601, Japan. The aim of this RCT (CliPEC study) is to assess the usefulness of endoscopic clipping closure to prevent Post-ESD coagulation syndrome (PECS) and delayed perforation. In …

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Endocytoscopy for the differential diagnosis of colorectal low-grade adenoma

Post written by Toyoki Kudo, MD, PhD, from the Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, Yokohama, Japan. We aimed to reveal which endocytoscopic findings may be used as indicators of low-grade adenoma and to assess whether a “resect and discard” strategy using endocytoscopy is feasible. A normal pit-like structure in endocytoscopic images was …

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Evaluation of a robotic arm-assisted endoscope to facilitate ESD

          Post written by Minho Hwang, PhD, and Seung Woo Lee, MD, PhD, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, and the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea. This study …

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EUS-guided gastroenteric anastomosis as a bridge to definitive treatment in benign gastric outlet obstruction

Post written by Theodore W. James, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. We evaluated the use of EUS-guided gastroenteric anastomoses for patients with benign gastric outlet obstruction (GOO). We wanted to see if patients were able to successfully avoid surgery using this method. We …

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Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of fecal immunochemical test versus colonoscopy in colorectal cancer screening

Post written by Guo-Chao Zhong, PhD, from the Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China. The fecal immunochemical test and colonoscopy are the most commonly used strategies for colorectal cancer screening worldwide. Colonoscopy is regarded as the most sensitive test for the early detection of colorectal neoplasia. However, …

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New Members of GIE Editorial Review Board

We are delighted to welcome Drs Amy Hosmer and Andrew Yen as the newest additions to our Editorial Review Board. Their record of dedication (former top reviewer awardees) should serve as a wonderful example to authors and reviewers who are at the early stages of their career. Amy E. Hosmer, MD Clinical Assistant Professor University …

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Long-term outcomes of endoscopic treatment of aberrant hepatic duct injuries after cholecystectomy

Post written by Andrea Tringali, MD, PhD, from the Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, and the Centre for Endoscopic Research Therapeutics and Training, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. Our study is focused on 32 patients who underwent endoscopic treatment of “aberrant” hepatic duct injuries following cholecystectomy. “Aberrant” hepatic ducts …

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