Evolution and evidence-based adaptations in techniques for peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia

Post written by Eric E. Low, MD, MPH, and Rena Yadlapati, MD, MSHS, from the Division of Gastroenterology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA. Achalasia is the most well-characterized esophageal motility disorder largely because of evolving diagnostic tools and physiologic research that have been developed over the last 2 decades. With the …

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Polyps seen but not removed during index colonoscopy: an underestimated inefficiency in endoscopy practice

Post written by Krish Ragunath, MD, from the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. The aim of this study was to evaluate the practice of nonremoval of polyps at index endoscopy and to try and elucidate the potential reasons for this practice. When small …

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Artificial intelligence for disease diagnosis: the criterion standard challenge

Post written by Yuichi Mori, MD, PhD, from the Clinical Effectiveness Research Group, University of Oslo, and the Department of Transplantation Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway, and the Digestive Disease Center, Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital, Yokohama, Japan. The primary aim of this study was to focus attention on the major challenges that computer-aided …

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Incidence of sedation-related adverse events during ERCP with anesthesia assistance: a multicenter observational study

Post written by Linda C. Cummings, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, Department of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and the Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Our study used anesthetic case data from a multicenter consortium to compare 2 …

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New scoring system to distinguish deep invasive submucosal and muscularis propria colorectal cancer during colonoscopy: a development and global multicenter external validation study (e-T2 Score)

Post written by Yohei Koyama, MD, PhD, from the Endoscopy Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, and the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokyo Medical University Hospital, and Masayoshi Yamada, MD, PhD, from the Endoscopy Division and the Department of Genetic Medicine and Services, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. For this study, we aimed to …

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Technical feasibility of salvage endoscopic submucosal dissection after chemoradiation for locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma

Post written by Galen Leung, MD, from the Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. For this study, we wanted to evaluate the technical feasibility of salvage endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) after chemoradiation for locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma in terms of rates of complete resection of residual tumor and safety profile. Emerging evidence …

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Pooled rates of adenoma detection by colonoscopy in asymptomatic average-risk individuals with positive fecal immunochemical test: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Post written by Babu P. Mohan, MD, from the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The focus of this study was to evaluate the pooled rates of adenoma detection in fecal immunochemical test (FIT)-positive colonoscopy. Current adenoma detection rate (ADR) thresholds in FIT-positive colonoscopy …

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Derivation and validation of Re.Co.De death score risk in patients with acute nonvariceal upper GI bleeding

Post written by Riccardo Marmo, MD, from the Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Unit, “L. Curto” Hospital, Salerno, Italy, and Cristina Bucci, MD, PhD, from the Endoscopy Unit, AORN Santobono-Pausillipon Napoli, Naples, Italy. Despite the advances in managing acute upper GI bleeding, it remains a common emergency in clinical practice with a high mortality rate. Different clinical …

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Efficacy and safety comparison of scissor-type knives with needle-type knives for colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection: a post-hoc propensity score–matched analysis (with videos)

Post written by Toshio Kuwai, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, Kure, Japan. In this study, we primarily focused on the safety of colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) using a scissor-type knife in comparison to a needle-type knife. For more information, please visit our …

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Reproducibility of the electronic chromoendoscopy PICaSSO score (Paddington International Virtual ChromoendoScopy ScOre) in ulcerative colitis using multiple endoscopic platforms: a prospective multicenter international study (with video)

Post written by Marietta Iacucci, PhD, from the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University of Birmingham, and NIHR Birmingham Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, and IBD Unit, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Rosanna Cannatelli, MD, from the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, University …

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