Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – Current Issue

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- Masaya Iwamuro, Hiroyuki Sakae, Takehiro Tanaka, Hiroyuki Okada

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- Cheng-Lu Lin, Kuan-Chih Chen, Cheng-Kuan Lin, Chien-Chen Tsai, Tzong-Hsi Lee, Chen-Shuan Chung

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- Sachin Wani, Samuel Han, Violette Simon, Matthew Hall, Dayna Early, Eva Aagaard, Wasif M. Abidi, Subhas Banerjee, Todd H. Baron, Michael Bartel, Erik Bowman, Brian C. Brauer, Jonathan M. Buscaglia, Linda Carlin, Amitabh Chak, Hemant Chatrath, Abhishek Choudhary, Bradley Confer, Gregory A. Coté, Koushik K. Das, Christopher J. DiMaio, Andrew M. Dries, Steven A. Edmundowicz, Abdul Hamid El Chafic, Ihab El Hajj, Swan Ellert, Jason Ferreira, Anthony Gamboa, Ian S. Gan, Lisa Gangarosa, Bhargava Gannavarapu, Stuart R. Gordon, Nalini M. Guda, Hazem T. Hammad, Cynthia Harris, Sujai Jalaj, Paul Jowell, Sana Kenshil, Jason Klapman, Michael L. Kochman, Sri Komanduri, Gabriel Lang, Linda S. Lee, David E. Loren, Frank Lukens, Daniel Mullady, Raman V. Muthusamy, Andrew S. Nett, Mojtaba S. Olyaee, Kavous Pakseresht, Pranith Perera, Patrick Pfau, Cyrus Piraka, John M. Poneros, Amit Rastogi, Anthony Razzak, Brian Riff, Shreyas Saligram, James M. Scheiman, Isaiah Schuster, Raj J. Shah, Rishi Sharma, Joshua P. Spaete, Ajaypal Singh, Muhammad Sohail, Jayaprakash Sreenarasimhaiah, Tyler Stevens, James H. Tabibian, Demetrios Tzimas, Dushant S. Uppal, Shiro Urayama, Domenico Vitterbo, Andrew Y. Wang, Wahid Wassef, Patrick Yachimski, Sergio Zepeda-Gomez, Tobias Zuchelli, Rajesh N. Keswani

Minimum EUS and ERCP volumes that should be offered per trainee in “high quality” advanced endoscopy training programs (AETPs) are not established. We aimed to define the number of procedures required by an “average” advanced endoscopy trainee (AET) to achieve competence in technical and cognitive EUS and ERCP tasks to help structure AETPs. [...]

- Jacob E. Ollech, Maya Aharoni-Golan, Roni Weisshof, Inessa Normatov, Abby R. Sapp, Aditya Kalakonda, Amanda Israel, Laura Glick, Theodore Karrison, Sushila R. Dalal, Atsushi Sakuraba, Russell D. Cohen, David T. Rubin, Joel Pekow

It is standard of care to perform ileocolonoscopy within a year of ileocolonic resection for Crohn’s disease (CD) and to guide management decisions based on the Rutgeert score (RS). The modified RS subdivides i2 into lesions confined to the anastomosis (i2a) or >5 aphthous lesions in the neoterminal ileum (i2b). There is uncertainty, however, if i2a lesions incur an increased risk of disease recurrence. The primary aim of this study was to compare the rates of endoscopic progression between i [...]

- Takahito Takezawa, Yoshikazu Hayashi, Satoshi Shinozaki, Yuichi Sagara, Masahiro Okada, Yasutoshi Kobayashi, Hirotsugu Sakamoto, Yoshimasa Miura, Keijiro Sunada, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hironori Yamamoto

Colonic endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is more difficult than rectal ESD because of poor maneuverability of the endoscope due to physiological flexion, peristalsis and respiratory movements. The aim of this study is to assess the usefulness of the pocket-creation method (PCM) for colonic ESD compared with the conventional method (CM) regardless of lesion shape or location. [...]

- Nan Lan, Luca Stocchi, Conor P. Delaney, Tracy L. Hull, Bo Shen

Endoscopic stricturotomy is a novel technique in the treatment of anastomotic strictures in Crohn’s disease (CD). The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of patients with ileocolonic anastomotic stricture treated with endoscopic stricturotomy (ESt) versus ileocolonic resection (ICR). [...]

- Mónica Garrido, Fernando Castro-Poças

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- Cheal Wung Huh, Joon Sung Kim, Hyun Ho Choi, I So Maeng, Sun-Young Jun, Byung-Wook Kim

Cold snare polypectomy (CSP) and jumbo forceps polypectomy (JFP) have been shown to be effective for removing diminutive colorectal polyps (DCPs) (≤5 mm). However, no study has compared complete resection rates between CSP and JFP for DCPs. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of JFP to CSP for the removal of DCPs. [...]

- Kulwinder S. Dua, John M. DeWitt, William R. Kessler, David L. Diehl, Peter V. Draganov, Mihir S. Wagh, Michel Kahaleh, Louis M. Wong Kee Song, Harshit S. Khara, Abdul H. Khan, Murad M. Aburajab, Darren Ballard, Chris E. Forsmark, Steven A. Edmundowicz, Brian C. Brauer, Amy Tyberg, Najtej S. Buttar, Douglas G. Adler

Self-expanding metal stents (SEMSs) when deployed across the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) can lead to reflux with risks of aspiration. A SEMS with a tricuspid anti-reflux valve (SEMS-V) was designed to address this issue. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this stent. [...]

- Nam Hee Kim, Yoon Suk Jung, Jae Wan Lim, Jung Ho Park, Dong Il Park, Chong Il Sohn

A fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is often repeated annually, even after a recent colonoscopy. However, there are no published data on the proper approach to FIT-positive patients after a recent colonoscopy. We compared colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced colorectal neoplasia (ACRN) prevalence based on the interval since the last colonoscopy. [...]

- Shengbing Zhao, Xia Yang, Qianqian Meng, Shuling Wang, Jun Fang, Wei Qian, Tian Xia, Peng Pan, Zhijie Wang, Lun Gu, Xin Chang, Duowu Zou, Zhaoshen Li, Yu Bai

Colonoscopy insertion is painful for some patients, constituting one of the main barriers to screening colonoscopy. Few studies have assessed the impact of the supine position (SP) on colonoscopy insertion, especially for unsedated patients. The aim of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) is to clarify this issue. [...]