Effect of video monitor size on polyp detection

Post written by Manol Jovani, MD, MPH, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The focus of this study was to ascertain whether larger monitors could improve the quality of colonoscopies, and whether this could be quantified objectively by an improvement of adenoma detection rates. Many endoscopists and …

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Differential risk of disease progression in CD

Post written by Jacob E. Ollech, MD, from the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This studied determined whether isolated anastomotic ulcers (Rutgeerts score i2a), or 5 or more aphthous ulcers within the neoterminal ileum (i2b) predict an increased risk of endoscopic disease progression. Endoscopic recurrence occurs frequently after ileocolic …

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Longitudinal relationship between social media activity and article citations in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Post written by Zachary L. Smith, DO, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, University Hospitals & Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The focus of our study was to evaluate the association between social media exposure and citations for articles published in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. The use of …

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Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Editorial Board top 10 topics: advances in GI endoscopy in 2018

Post written by Amitabh Chak, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The goal of this study was to summarize the top 10 advances in gastrointestinal endoscopy. We wanted to highlight the 10 major new areas that affect endoscopic …

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The role of oral simethicone on the adenoma detection rate and other quality indicators of screening colonoscopy

Post written by Antonio Mendoza Ladd, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas, USA. The primary aim of this study was determining if adding simethicone (SIM) to 4 L polyethylenglycol (PEG) preparation improved our ADR. Secondary aims included its effect on procedure times, Bubble and Boston Bowel …

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Performance of a novel esophageal stent with an antireflux valve

Post written by Kulwinder S. Dua, MD, FASGE, FACP, FRCP, from the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new self-expanding metal esophageal stent (SEMS) with an anti-reflux valve in relieving dysphagia symptoms …

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Quality assurance of computer-aided detection and diagnosis in colonoscopy

Post written by Daniela Guerrero Vinsard, MD, and Yuichi Mori, MD, PhD, from the Showa University International Center for Endoscopy and Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, Yokohama, Japan, and the Division of Internal Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, USA. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in gastrointestinal endoscopy entails the construction of …

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