GIE Reviewer Tips

Georgios Mavrogenis, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Mediterraneo Hospital, Athens, Greece, offers advice to new reviewers after participating in GIE's Reviewer Mentorship Program. Giving feedback to a mentee can be difficult. How do you inspire young reviewers to do a good job?  I encourage them to detect the weaknesses and the strong points of …

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Usefulness and safety of colorectal precutting EMR and hybrid ESD for sessile serrated polyps

Post written by Yuzuru Tamaru, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, Kure, Japan. In this report, we present 2 cases of precutting endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)/hybrid endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) with a circumferential incision and partial dissection followed by snare resection via SOUTEN. We also …

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Outcomes of ER and metachronous cancer after ER for adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction

Post written by Seiichiro Abe, MD, PhD, from the Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Endoscopic resection (ER) is a minimally invasive treatment option for superficial adenocarcinoma (EA). We recently demonstrated that lymphovascular involvement, a poorly differentiated histology, and lesion size were independent risk factors for metastasis in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma. Patients …

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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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Short-term outcomes of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty in 1000 consecutive patients

Post written by Aayed Alqahtani, MD, FRCSC, FACS, from the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. For many patients with obesity, bariatric surgery is not a suitable option. Some patients are not eligible for weight-loss surgery under current conventional criteria. Additionally, many patients who are eligible for bariatric surgery …

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Different risk factors between early and late cancer recurrences after noncurative ESD

Post written by Waku Hatta, MD, PhD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan. Our study focused on evaluating the risk factors of early and late cancer recurrences in patients who were followed up without additional radical surgery after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer (EGC) categorized …

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Duration or etiology of gastroparesis and clinical response after gastric per-oral endoscopic pyloromyotomy

Post written by Parit Mekaroonkamol, MD, Vaishali Patel, MD, MHS, and Qiang Cai, MD, PhD, from the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, and the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Gastric per-oral endoscopic pyloromyotomy (GPOEM) is an emerging endoscopic procedure for treatment of gastroparesis. Although multiple studies have demonstrated impressive clinical …

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