Prediction of clinical outcomes in Crohn’s disease by using confocal laser endomicroscopy

Post written by Gian Eugenio Tontini, MD, PhD, and Helmut Neumann, MD, PhD, from the Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy, and the Department of Interdisciplinary Endoscopy, I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, University Hospital, Mainz, Germany. Our study focuses on the value of Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) …

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Endoscopic submucosal dissection for early Barrett’s neoplasia

Post written by Justin J. Forde, MD, from the Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. The role of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in Barrett's esophagus (BE) is not well established. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ESD for the management of early BE neoplasia. ESD is an advanced technique that …

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Efficacy and safety of ESD between cirrhosis and noncirrhosis patients

Post written by Ji Yong Ahn, MD, and Young Kwon Choi, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. We compared the clinical outcomes of ESD for gastric neoplasms between cirrhosis and noncirrhosis patients. In addition, we analyzed the Child–Pugh classification status before and after ESD …

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Safety and efficacy of lumen-apposing metal stents with and without simultaneous double-pigtail plastic stents

Post written by Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, FASGE, FACP, FRCP, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA. Lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMSs) have a large internal diameter and hence are routinely used to manage walled-off pancreatic necrosis. Secondary to their simplicity in deployment as a single-step procedure, LAMSs are also …

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Endoscopic detection rate of sessile serrated lesions in Lynch syndrome patients

Post written by Jasper L.A. Vleugels, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We compared endoscopic detection rates and distribution of sessile serrated lesions in Lynch syndrome patients to a matched control population in this case-control study. Cancers in Lynch syndrome are generally assumed to …

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Computer-aided diagnosis for identifying and delineating early gastric cancers

Post written by Takashi Kanesaka, MD, Noriya Uedo, MD, and Tsung-Chun Lee, MD, from the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Osaka International Cancer Institute, Osaka, Japan, and the Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Gastric cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer-related death globally. …

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The role of colorectal ESD in patients with ulcerative colitis

Post written by Satoshi Kinoshita, MD, Toshio Uraoka, MD, PhD, and Toshihiro Nishizawa, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization, Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Japan. Patients with ulcerative colitis have an increased risk of colorectal dysplasia. Endoscopic …

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