Classification, outcomes, and management of misdeployed stents during EUS-guided gastroenterostomy

Post written by Bachir Ghandour, MD, from Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. EUS-guided gastroenterostomy (EUS-GE) is a minimally invasive procedure that is increasingly performed for the management of patients with gastric outlet obstruction (GOO). Stent misdeployment (SM) during EUS-GE remains the most common cause for technical failure and adverse events, hindering its widespread dissemination. …

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Technological review: developments in innovative duodenoscopes

Post written by Mark A. Gromski, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The development of innovative duodenoscopes has recently been a dynamic area within interventional endoscopy. In this paper, we aimed to review the status of innovative duodenoscopes, first by putting into …

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Evaluation of polypectomy quality indicators of large, nonpedunculated colorectal polyps in a nonexpert, bowel cancer screening cohort

Post written by Lonne W.T. Meulen, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The NetherlandsGROW, School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Our study aimed to provide insight into the quality of endoscopic treatment of large (≥20 mm), nonpedunculated colorectal polyps. …

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Endoscopic band ligation in the treatment of gastric antral vascular ectasia

Post written by Babu P. Mohan, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Utah Health School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Treatment of GAVE is traditionally done by endoscopic thermal therapy like argon plasma coagulation (APC) or radiofrequency ablation (RFA). However, recently, endoscopic band ligation has been reported as an …

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Endoscopic-mediated, biliary hydrodynamic injection mediating clinically relevant levels of gene delivery in pig liver

Post written by Robert L. Kruse, MD, PhD, from the Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Viral-based approaches predominate the field of gene therapy for rare diseases but suffer many limitations including anti-vector immune responses and high cost of manufacturing. Our study focused on developing a novel nonviral …

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Gastric neoplasms in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis: endoscopic and clinicopathologic features

Post written by Yusaku Shimamoto, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan. Gastric neoplasms in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) patients were classified into 4 types based on endoscopic findings. Then, their clinical, histopathologic, and genetic features were investigated. Gastric neoplasms in patients with FAP are endoscopically and histopathologically characteristic …

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Detection of elusive polyps using a large-scale artificial intelligence system

Post written by Dan M. Livovsky, MD, from the Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Digestive Diseases Institute, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. Our study aimed to evaluate the performance of a newly developed AI-based system for polyp detection, DEEP2 (DEEP DEtection of Elusive Polyps) on the detection of elusive polyps, …

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The use of the cap and underwater technique as an aid in endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding

Post written by Fernando Lander Mota, MD, from the Department of Digestive Endoscopy, Hospital Sírio-Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil. Here we describe 4 cases where the use of cap and underwater technique was decisive in the management of gastrointestinal bleeding of different etiologies. The attachment of a simple transparent plastic cap allowed us to push aside …

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Usefulness of a newly designed laser-cut metal stent with an anchoring hook and thin delivery system for EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy in experimental settings

Post written by Masayuki Kitano, MD, PhD, from the Second Department of Internal Medicine, Wakayama Medical University, Wakayama, Japan. We developed a partially covered self-expandable metal stent with a thin delivery system (7.2 Fr) that has 2 advantages for EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy (EUS-HGS). First, using a thin delivery system with a tapered tip, the stent can …

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