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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EUS-guided radiofrequency ablation of unresectable pancreatic cancer

Tae Jun Song, MD, PhD, and Dong Wan Seo, MD, PhD, from the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea presents this New Methods article, "Initial experience of EUS-guided radiofrequency ablation of unresectable pancreatic cancer." We investigated the feasibility and safety of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided …

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EUS-RFA for pancreatic insulinoma with a novel needle electrode

Sundeep Lakhtakia, DM, from the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in Hyderabad, India discusses this New Methods article "EUS-guided radiofrequency ablation for management of pancreatic insulinoma by using a novel needle electrode (with videos)." Insulinomas are one of the most common functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Surgical removal is the standard of care. However, patients who are …

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Salvage cryotherapy after failed radiofrequency ablation

Neil Sengupta, MD, from the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA describes this Original Article, "Salvage cryotherapy after failed radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s esophagus–related dysplasia is safe and effective." Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an effective and durable treatment option for patients with …

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Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) safe and effective for the treatment of gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE)

Srinadh Komanduri, MD, from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois shares some take-home points from his article "Radiofrequency ablation for refractory gastric antral vascular ectasia" from the October issue. Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is a cause of upper GI bleeding and chronic anemia. Although upper endoscopy with argon plasma …

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Editor’s Choice- RFA for refractory gastric antral vascular ectasia

Senior Associate Editor Ian Gralnek, MD, MSHS, FASGE, recommends "Radiofrequency ablation for refractory gastric antral vascular ectasia (with video) by Tim McGorisk, MD, Kumar Krishnan, MD, Laurie Keefer, PhD, Srinadh Komanduri, MD, MS from the October issue. Despite being an open-label study with a limited number of included subjects n=21, these are emerging data on …

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