Systematic review and meta-analysis in GI endoscopy

Post written by Fauze Maluf-Filho, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology of University of São Paulo, Institute of Cancer of University of São Paulo (ICESP-FMUSP), São Paulo, Brazil. The focus of the study was to clarify the methodology involved in conducting a systematic review with meta-analysis (SRMA), trying to help the GIE audience to …

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Risk of recurrence of BE after successful endoscopic therapy

Rajesh Krishnamoorthi, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA discusses this systematic review and meta-analysis "Risk of recurrence of Barrett’s esophagus after successful endoscopic therapy." Endoscopic therapy is currently the treatment of choice for Barrett’s esophagus (BE) related dysplasia and mucosal adenocarcinoma. While …

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Flexible endoscopic treatment for ZD

Sauid Ishaq, FRCP, from the Department of Gastroenterology, Russells Hall Hospital, Birmingham City University in Birmingham, United Kingdom discusses this systematic review and meta-analysis: "Flexible endoscopic treatment for Zenker's diverticulum: a systematic review and meta-analysis." The aim of this systematic review was to pool the results of endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum (ZD) in terms …

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Perforation in colorectal stenting

Emo E. van Halsema, MSc discusses this Original Article "Perforation in colorectal stenting: a meta-analysis and a search for risk factors" from the June issue. We performed a meta-analysis of the literature to identify risk factors for perforation from colonic stent placement. A total of 86 studies published between 2005 and 2011 were selected, including …

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