Evaluating the practice of canceling colonoscopies for presumed inadequate bowel preparation

Post written by Brian C. Jacobson, MD, MPH, from the Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. We sought to better understand how often endoscopists cancel a colonoscopy during the triage phase (ie, before colonoscope insertion) because of concern that the patient’s bowel preparation will be inadequate. An important …

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Increased risk of metachronous large serrated polyps in individuals with 5- to 9-mm proximal hyperplastic polyps

Post written by Joseph C. Anderson, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, and the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. The goal of our study was to examine the risk of metachronous large serrated polyps (SPs) and advanced adenomas in patients with 5- to 9-mm proximal …

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Efficacy of EUS-guided celiac plexus neurolysis compared with medication alone for unresectable pancreatic cancer in the oxycodone/fentanyl era

Post written by Yoshihide Kanno, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Sendai City Medical Center, Miyagi, Japan. The focus of our study was to evaluate the value of routine performance of EUS-guided celiac plexus neurolysis (EUS-CPN) at an early cancer-pain stage. EUS-CPN has been reported to be effective for patients with upper abdominal pain due …

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Nonvariceal upper GI hemorrhage after percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction

Post written by Mohammad Bilal, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, and the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States, and acute myocardial …

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Accuracy of artificial intelligence on histology prediction and detection of colorectal polyps

Post written by Wai K. Leung, MD, from the Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. This study reviewed and summarized the latest data on the use of artificial intelligence on histology prediction and detection of colorectal polyps. With the rapid development and increasing application of artificial intelligence (AI) in …

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Automatic detection and classification of protruding lesions in wireless capsule endoscopy images

Post written by Hiroaki Saito, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Sendai Kousei Hospital, Miyagi, Japan. We constructed artificial intelligence to detect protruding lesions of the small bowel in wireless capsule endoscopy images and validated its ability. The results show that the system is able to analyze large amounts of images quickly and accurately. Small …

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Argon plasma coagulation alone vs argon plasma coagulation plus full-thickness endoscopic suturing to treat weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Post written by Vitor Ottoboni Brunaldi, MD, MSc, from the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, Gastroenterology Department, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil, and the Center for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Surgery and Anatomy Department, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. We aimed to compare APC alone to APC plus endoscopic …

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GIE Reviewer Tips

Jeanin E. van Hooft, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE, from the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, LUMC Leiden University, offers advice to new reviewers after participating in GIE’s Reviewer Mentorship Program. What might happen when you start to do reviews is that the names of the authors or the quality of the language will unconsciously impact …

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Diagnostic yield of EUS-guided through-the-needle biopsy in pancreatic cysts

Post written by Antonio Facciorusso, MD, from the Gastroenterology Unit, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy. The low sensitivity, reported to be as high as 54% in differentiating mucinous from non-mucinous pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs), represents a major drawback of standard endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) fine-needle aspiration (FNA). Recently, a through-the-needle microforceps biopsy (TTNB) device that can …

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