FUNCTIONAL LUMINAL IMAGING PROBE PANOMETRY IDENTIFIES ACHALASIA-TYPE ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION OUTFLOW OBSTRUCTION.

The etiologies of esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction (EGJOO) vary, as do their therapeutic implications. We aimed to identify patients with EGJOO most likely to benefit from achalasia-type treatment, based on […]

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Association between polyp detection rate and post colonoscopy cancer among patients undergoing diagnostic colonoscopy.

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Surveillance Endoscopy in the Management of Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer Syndrome.

Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) syndrome results from a germline CDH1 mutation, and microscopic foci of signet-ring carcinoma cells (SRCC) are present in nearly all gastrectomy specimens.1 The lifetime risk […]

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Efficacy and Tolerability of High- vs Low-Volume Split-Dose Bowel Cleansing Regimens for Colonoscopy: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Efficacy of bowel preparation is an important determinant of outcomes of colonoscopy. It is not clear whether approved low-volume polyethylene glycol (PEG) and non-PEG regimens are as effective as high-volume […]

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Cost-effectiveness of Active Identification and Subsequent Colonoscopy Surveillance of Lynch Syndrome Cases.

Abstract: The province of Ontario, Canada, is considering immunohistochemical followed by cascade analyses of all patients who received a diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) at an age younger than 70 […]

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED ALGORITHM TO GENERATE GUIDELINE-BASED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FOLLOW-UP COLONOSCOPY.

Abstract: Physician adherence to published colonoscopy surveillance guidelines varies. We aimed to develop and validate an automated clinical decision support algorithm that can extract procedure and pathology data from the […]

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Complications of Anesthesia Services in Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures.

Abstract: Despite the increased use of anesthesia services for endoscopic procedures in the United States, the risks of anesthesia-directed sedation (ADS) are unclear. We analyzed national data from multiple centers […]

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Tacrolimus and Indomethacin are Safe and Effective at Reducing Pancreatitis After Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Patients Who Have Undergone Liver Transplantation.

Abstract: Biliary complications occur in up to 25% of patient following liver transplantation and are often managed by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Pancreatitis is the most common adverse event after […]

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Scientific frontiers in faecal microbiota transplantation: joint document of Asia-Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) and Asia-Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy (APSDE).

Abstract: The underlying microbial basis, predictors of therapeutic outcome and active constituent(s) of faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) mediating benefit remain unknown. An international panel of experts presented key elements that […]

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Real-time artificial intelligence for detection of upper gastrointestinal cancer by endoscopy: a multicentre, case-control, diagnostic study.

Abstract: Upper gastrointestinal cancers (including oesophageal cancer and gastric cancer) are the most common cancers worldwide. Artificial intelligence platforms using deep learning algorithms have made remarkable progress in medical imaging […]

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Impedance and Histologic Characteristics of the Sub-laryngeal Esophagus Distinguish Eosinophilic Esophagitis From Other Esophageal Disorders.

Abstract: The region of the esophagus 15-17 cm below the incisors, called the sub-upper esophageal sphincter (sub-UES), has not been characterized in adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) but appears different […]

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A Quarter of Participants With Advanced Neoplasia Have Discordant Results From 2-sample Fecal Immunochemical Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening.

Abstract: Some colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programs use 2-sample fecal immunochemical tests (FITs). We aimed to assess advanced neoplasia (AN) yield of 2 different FIT assays performed on the same […]

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Personalizing Polypectomy Techniques Based on Polyp Characteristics.

Abstract: Polypectomy is an essential skill for all endoscopists undertaking lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. Different polypectomy tools and techniques have evolved and it is important that endoscopists are familiar with these […]

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Mortality and Rate of Hospitalization in a Colonoscopy Screening Program From a Randomized Health Services Study.

Abstract: It is difficult to quantify adverse events related to screening colonoscopy due to lack of valid and adequately powered comparison groups. We compared mortality and rate of unplanned hospitalizations […]

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Effects of Family History on Relative and Absolute Risks for Colorectal Cancer: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Abstract: Guidelines recommend individuals with familial colorectal cancer (FCC) to undergo colonoscopy surveillance instead of average-risk screening. However, these recommendations vary widely. To substantiate appropriate surveillance strategies, precise and valid […]

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