Long-term health-related quality of life following robot-assisted radical transmediastinal esophagectomy
ConclusionThis study indicates that TME can provide better long-term HRQoL outcomes than TTE.
AbstractAplastic anemia (AA) has been reported to be associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but mostly with ulcerative colitis (UC). Little is known about the associations between AA and Crohn ’s disease (CD). We aim to determine the portraits of patients with AA-CD. Among a total of 657 patients with CD registered in Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases IBD center from January 2008 to October 2018, the patients diagnosed with concurrent AA were reviewed. Clinical presentation, medical history, endoscopic features, response to treatment, and prognosis in this set of patients were collected. Six male patie...
We read with interest the article by Repici et al1 on a novel submucosal injection solution, SIC-8000, in EMR of large colorectal lesions. Because SIC-8000 provides a long-lasting mucosal lift to facilitate EMR, the authors compared SIC-8000 with saline solution in EMR of large colorectal lesions. Although they concluded that SIC-8000 appeared to be more effective than saline solution in EMR, we believe that they should compare SIC-8000 with other solutions used in endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), not in EMR.
Normally, each month when new issues of journals are opened or scanned online, there can be an element of excitement together with an element of trepidation. The latter can stem from complicated tables concerning obscure genes that govern inflammatory pathways that interact with bacteria, tedious immunologic data, and metabolic novelties that boggle the mind. However, in this issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Overwater et al1 have provided us with a breath of fresh air.