Editor’s Choice: Endoscopic focal cryoballoon ablation for esophageal squamous cell neoplasia

GIE Associate Editor, Dr. Fauze Maluf-Filho, highlights this article from the August issue “Prospective study of endoscopic focal cryoballoon ablation for esophageal squamous cell neoplasia in China” by Yan Ke, MD, et al.  This is one of the first and probably the largest clinical trial reporting on the treatment of moderate- and high-grade dysplasia of …

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Incidence of advanced neoplasia after CRC resection

Post written by Yohei Yabuuchi, MD, and Kenichiro Imai, MD, from the Division of Endoscopy, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka, Japan. We focused on the incidence of metachronous advanced neoplasia (AN) after completion of both the preoperative and first postoperative colonoscopy according to resection type and the presence or absence of synchronous AN. The recommendations of …

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Editor’s Choice: Inadequate Boston Bowel Preparation Scale scores predict the risk of missed neoplasia

Associate Editor, Dr. Seth Gross, highlights this article from the March issue “Inadequate Boston Bowel Preparation Scale scores predict the risk of missed neoplasia on the next colonoscopy” by Matthew A. Kluge, MD, et al.  This article further supports the notion of the importance of bowel preparation and its impact on adenoma detection. The study demonstrates …

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Diagnostic performance of Japan NBI Expert Team classification for non-, superficially, and deeply invasive colorectal neoplasia

Post written by Shinji Tanaka, MD, PhD, FASGE, FACG, from the Endoscopy and Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University. JNET classification is composed of four types (Type 1, 2A, 2B, and 3) with two NBI magnifying findings, surface pattern and vessel pattern. Type 1, 2A, 2B, and 3 are supposed to …

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Identification of volumetric laser endomicroscopy features predictive for early neoplasia

Post written by Anne-Fré Swager from the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands The focus of our study was to understand what we truly see on VLE: What do the VLE structures represent on histology? The aims were therefore to identify VLE features of Barrett's neoplasia and to develop a VLE prediction score. We used …

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Use of circumferential radiofrequency ablation for early esophageal squamous neoplasias

Post written by Wen-Lun Wang, MD, PhD and Ching-Tai Lee, MD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, E-Da Hospital/I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Our study focused on the efficacy and safety of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for early esophageal squamous cell neoplasias (ESCNs) in patients with well-compensated cirrhosis accompanied by esophageal varices. Heavy alcohol consumption is a …

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Editor’s Choice: Presence of small SSPs increases rate of advanced neoplasia

Associate Editor, Dr. Lisa Strate, highlights this article from the August issue "Presence of small sessile serrated polyps increases rate of advanced neoplasia upon surveillance compared with isolated low-risk tubular adenomas" by Joshua Melson, MD, Karen Ma, MD, Saba Arshad, MBBS, et al. Large sessile serrated adenomas are associated with an increased risk of synchronous …

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