Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy versus endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions Our analysis showed a moderate superiority of LSG versus ESG. No difference in terms of safety was shown between the two groups. ESG is a less-invasive, repeatable and reversable and acceptable option for mild-moderate obese patients. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Marincola, Giuseppe Gallo, Camilla Hassan, Cesare Raffaelli, Marco Costamagna, Guido Bove, Vincenzo Pontecorvi, Valerio Orlandini, Beatrice Bo škoski, Ivo Tags: Review Source Type: research

Efficacy of Endocuff Vision compared to first-generation Endocuff in adenoma detection rate and polyp detection rate in high-definition colonoscopy: a systematic review and network meta-analysis
Conclusions Although safe, the newer ECV did not significantly improve ADR compared to ECU and HD colonoscopy. Further device modification is needed to increase the overall ADR and PDR. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Aziz, Muhammad Haghbin, Hossein Gangwani, Manesh Kumar Sharma, Sachit Nawras, Yusuf Khan, Zubair Chandan, Saurabh Mohan, Babu P. Lee-Smith, Wade Nawras, Ali Tags: Review Source Type: research

Traction-assisted endoscopic full-thickness resection followed by O-ring and over-the-scope clip closure in the stomach: an animal experimental study
Conclusions This therapeutic strategy may lead to the establishment of exposed EFTR. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Kobara, Hideki Nishiyama, Noriko Fujihara, Shintaro Tada, Naoya Kozuka, Kazuhiro Matsui, Takanori Takata, Tadayuki Chiyo, Taiga Kobayashi, Nobuya Fujita, Koji Yachida, Tatsuo Okano, Keiichi Suzuki, Yasuyuki Nishiyama, Akira Mori, Hirohito Masaki, Tsutomu Tags: Innovation forum Source Type: research

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided transgastric drainage of radiologically inaccessible left lobe liver abscess involving segment 4, caudate lobe, and left lateral segments using a modified technique
We report on three consecutive patients with radiologically inaccessible left lobe liver abscess involving the caudate lobe, segment 4, and lateral segment in whom EUS-guided transluminal drainage using a modified technique was successful. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Chandra, Sharad Chandra, Urvashi Tags: Innovation forum Source Type: research

Colonoscopy-related injury among colonoscopists: an international survey
Conclusions A significant proportion of colonoscopists experience CRIs. The majority of the suggested modifications to practice can be adopted by any endoscopist. These results highlight the need to recognise CRI as an important occupational health hazard and to adopt preventative strategies routinely in the future. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Al-Rifaie, Ammar Gariballa, Mohammed Ghodeif, Alhassan Hodge, Stephen Thoufeeq, Mo Donnelly, Mark Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Usefulness of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for splenic parenchyma in patients suspected of having primary splenic malignant lymphoma
Conclusion EUS-FNA for “splenic parenchyma” is useful for patients with spML, even if they have no obvious neoplastic lesions in the spleen. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Niiya, Fumitaka Takano, Yuichi Azami, Tetsushi Kobayashi, Takahiro Maruoka, Naotaka Kabasawa, Nobuyuki Harada, Hiroshi Norose, Tomoko Ohike, Nobuyuki Nagahama, Masatsugu Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Upper gastrointestinal stenting during the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak: impact of mitigation measures and risk of contamination for patients and staff
Conclusion Upper gastrointestinal stenting increased during the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak period, which could be related to yearly variation on the number of procedures or reflect a change of oncologic treatment practice during COVID times. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Rodrigues-Pinto, Eduardo Ferreira-Silva, Joel Fugazza, Alessandro Capogreco, Antonio Repici, Alessandro Everett, Simon Albers, David Schumacher, Brigitte Gines, Angels Siersema, Peter D. Macedo, Guilherme Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Diagnostic yield of endoscopic ultrasound-guided tissue acquisition in autoimmune pancreatitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Endosc Int Open 2021; 09: E66-E75 DOI: 10.1055/a-1293-7279 Background and study aims There is limited evidence on the diagnostic performance of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided tissue acquisition in autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). The aim of this meta-analysis was to provide a pooled estimate of the diagnostic performance of EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and fine-needle biopsy (FNB) in patients with AIP. Patients and methods Computerized bibliographic search was performed through January 2020. Pooled effects were calculated using a random-effects model by means of DerSimonian and Laird test. Prim...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Facciorusso, Antonio Barresi, Luca Cannizzaro, Renato Antonini, Filippo Triantafyllou, Konstantinos Tziatzios, Georgios Muscatiello, Nicola Hart, Phil A. Wani, Sachin Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Does previous biopsy lead to cancer overdiagnosis of superficial non-ampullary duodenal epithelial tumors?
Endosc Int Open 2021; 09: E58-E65 DOI: 10.1055/a-1293-7487 Background and study aims We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of magnifying endoscopy with narrow-band imaging (M-NBI) in superficial non-ampullary duodenal epithelial tumors (SNADETs) regarding the absence or presence of biopsy before M-NBI diagnosis. Patients and methods Clinicopathological data were retrospectively reviewed for 99 SNADETs from 99 patients who underwent endoscopic resection. The 99 tumors were divided into the non-biopsy group (32 lesions not undergoing biopsy before M-NBI examination) and the biopsy group (67 lesions ...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tsuji, Shigetsugu Doyama, Hisashi Tsuyama, Sho Dejima, Akihiro Nakashima, Takashi Wakita, Shigenori Kito, Yosuke Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Yoshida, Naohiro Katayanagi, Kazuyoshi Minato, Hiroshi Yao, Takashi Yao, Kenshi Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Changes in impedance planimetry metrics predict clinical response to flexible endoscopy in Zenker ʼs diverticulotomy
Conclusions Intraprocedural impedance planimetry may provide objective data to define success for flexible endoscopic ZD. Further research is required to corroborate these results. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Sondhi, Arjun R. Watts, Lydia S. Law, Ryan Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Differences in image-enhanced endoscopic findings between Helicobacter pylori-associated and autoimmune gastritis
Endosc Int Open 2021; 09: E22-E30 DOI: 10.1055/a-1287-9767 Background and study aims The aim of this study was to elucidate the differences in image-enhanced endoscopy (IEE) findings between Helicobacter-pylori-associated and autoimmune gastritis. Patients and methods Seven H. pylori-naïve, 21 patients with H. pylori-associated gastritis and seven with autoimmune gastritis were enrolled. Mucosal atrophy in the corpus was evaluated using autofluorescence imaging and classified into small, medium and large. In a 2 × 2-cm area of the lesser curvature of the lower corpus, micromucosal pattern was...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Kato, Minoru Uedo, Noriya Toth, Ervin Shichijo, Satoki Maekawa, Akira Kanesaka, Takashi Takeuchi, Yoji Yamamoto, Sachiko Higashino, Koji Ishihara, Ryu Nemeth, Artur Thorlacius, Henrik Tomita, Yasuhiko Wurm Johansson, Gabriele Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Evaluation of the optical criteria for sessile serrated lesions of the colon: A prospective study on a colorectal cancer screening population
Conclusions The Hazewinkelʼs optical criteria are not reliable for a positive diagnosis of SSL, particularly for diminutive lesions. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Bustamante-Bal én, Marco Satorres, Carla Ramos-Soler, David Garc ía-Campos, Maria Alonso, Noelia Ponce, Marta Arg üello-Viudez, Lidia Giner, Francisco Ferrer-Lozano, Jaime Pons-Beltr án, Vicente Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Is jumbo biopsy forceps comparable to cold snare for diminutive colorectal polyps? – a meta-analysis
Conclusions This systematic review with only limited data shows that JBF and CSP are not statistically different in completely removing diminutive polyps, although careful endoscopic assessment is needed to ensure complete removal of all polyp tissue. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Srinivasan, Sachin Siersema, Peter D. Desai, Madhav Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Endoscopic resection is more effective than biopsy or EUS to detect residual rectal neuroendocrine tumor
Conclusions Localized rectal NETs may be incompletely removed with standard polypectomy. If an advanced resection is not performed initially, repeat endoscopy with salvage EMR or ESD of the scar should be considered. For small rectal NETs, biopsy may miss residual disease when there is no visible lesion and EUS appears to have no benefit. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Stier, Matthew W. Chapman, Christopher G. Shamah, Steven Donboli, Kianoush Yassan, Lindsay Waxman, Irving Siddiqui, Uzma D. Tags: Original article Source Type: research

A big thank you to our reviewers in the past year!
Endosc Int Open 2021; 09: E1-E3 DOI: 10.1055/a-1332-4451 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - January 1, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Thank you to reviewers Source Type: research

Off-label use of 0.4  % sodium hyaluronate teardrops: a safe and effective solution for submucosal injection in gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: C3-C3 DOI: 10.1055/a-1328-0505 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - December 7, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Arantes, Vitor Aliaga Ramos, Josue Abdul Rani, Rafiz Yoshida, Naohisa Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Photochemical internalization and gemcitabine combined with first-line chemotherapy in perihilar cholangiocarcinoma: observations in three patients
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E1878-E1883 DOI: 10.1055/a-1276-6366Photochemical internalization (PCI) is a technology to induce a localized, intracellular enhancement of therapeutics that are processed through endosomal pathways, including gemcitabine in malignant cells. In addition to a direct phototoxic and tumoricidal effect, PCI specifically disrupts endosomal membranes and, thereby, the compartmentalization of certain cytotoxic compounds to enhance a drug’s intended intracellular target reach within the tissue treated.Non-resectable extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (eCCA) is a common primary tumor and gemcitabine/cis...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Dech êne, Alexander Kasper, Stefan Olivecrona, Hans Schirra, Joerg Trojan, Joerg Tags: Innovation forum Source Type: research

EUS-guided fine needle biopsy sampling in autoimmune pancreatitis: Is needle tip design more important than needle size?
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E1862-E1864 DOI: 10.1055/a-1293-7890 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hedenstr öm, Per Lindkvist, Bj örn Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Underwater versus conventional endoscopic mucosal resection for colorectal lesions: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we found that UEMR is more effective and safer than CEMR with lower rates of recurrence and AEs. UEMR use should be encouraged over CEMR. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Garg, Rajat Singh, Amandeep Mohan, Babu P. Mankaney, Gautam Regueiro, Miguel Chahal, Prabhleen Tags: Review Source Type: research

Long-term follow-up after fetal radiation exposure during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
Conclusions Long-term outcome in children born after radiation exposure during ERCP was unremarkable. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Laudanno, Oscar Garrido, Jose Ahumar án, Gabrial Gollo, Pablo Khoury, Marina Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided transvascular needle biopsy of thoracic and abdominal lesions: a multicenter experience
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E1900-E1908 DOI: 10.1055/a-1288-0030 Background and study aims Traditionally in the case of a vascular interposition, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has been contraindicated. A transvascular route (TV) is feasible and probably a safe alternative approach in selected patients, but data are scarce. The primary aim of this study was to analyze the diagnostic yield and safety of EUS-TV-FNA in thoracic and abdominal lesions. Secondary aims included evaluation of the clinical impact and technical aspects. Patients and methods A retrospective multicenter stu...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Garcia-Sumalla, Albert Subtil, Jose C. de la Serna, Carlos Maisterra, Sandra Aparicio, Jose Ramon Bojorquez, Alejandro Enrique Monta ñes, Rafael Leon Vazquez-Sequeiros, Enrique Gornals, Joan B. Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Endoscopic plastic stent therapy for bile leaks following total vs subtotal cholecystectomy
Conclusions High rates of leak resolution can be achieved with placement of a single plastic biliary stent for treatment of post-cholecystectomy bile leaks, including after subtotal cholecystectomy. [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yachimski, Patrick Orr, Jordan K. Gamboa, Anthony Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Radiation exposure dose of fluoroscopy-guided gastrointestinal procedures: A single-center retrospective study
Conclusion This large series reporting actual RE doses of various FGPs could serve as a reference for future prospective studies. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Hayashi, Shiro Nishida, Tsutomu Kuriki, Shinji Chang, Li-sa Aochi, Kazuki Meren, Emi Sakamoto, Tatsuya Tomita, Ryo Higaki, Yu Osugi, Naoto Sugimoto, Aya Takahashi, Kei Mukai, Kaori Matsumoto, Kengo Nakamatsu, Dai Yamamoto, Masahi Fukui, Koji Takenaka, Mam Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Gastrointestinal endoscopy during the coronavirus pandemic in the New York area: results from a multi-institutional survey
Conclusions COVID-19 has profoundly impacted the operation of endoscopy units in the New York region. Our data show the impact of a restricted emergency practice on endoscopy volumes and the proportion of expected COVID positive cases during the peak time of the pandemic. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Mahadev, Srihari Aroniadis, Olga C. Barraza, Luis H. Agarunov, Emil Smith, Michael S. Goodman, Adam J. Benias, Petros C. Buscaglia, Jonathan M. Gross, Seth A. Kasmin, Franklin Cohen, Jonathan Carr-Locke, David L. Greenwald, David Mendelsohn, Robin Sethi, Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Utility of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy in the diagnosis of type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis
Conclusion The FT needle demonstrated good performance for diagnosing type 1 AIP. The results support the preferential use of this core biopsy needle for EUS pancreatic tissue sampling. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 27, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Oppong, Kofi W. Maheshwari, Pardeep Nayar, Manu K. Darne, Antony Parkinson, Daniel Leeds, John S. Haugk, Beate Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Recognition of musculoskeletal injuries among endoscopists should gain traction
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E1840-E1841 DOI: 10.1055/a-1265-6763 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Villa, Edward Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Duodenoscope-associated infection prevention: A call for evidence-based decision making
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E1769-E1781 DOI: 10.1055/a-1264-7173 Background Recent outbreaks of duodenoscope-associated multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) have brought attention to the infection risk from procedures performed with duodenoscopes. Prior to these MDRO outbreaks, procedures with duodenoscopes were considered safe and low risk for exogenous infection transmission, provided they were performed in strict accordance with manufacturer instructions for use and multisociety reprocessing guidelines. The attention and efforts of the scientific community, regulatory agencies, and the device industry have deepen...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ofstead, Cori L. Buro, Brandy L. Hopkins, Krystina M. Eiland, John E. Wetzler, Harry P. Lichtenstein, David R. Tags: Review Source Type: research

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: a systematic review of the literature
Conclusions EUS-RFA is safe and effective for treating P-NETs. It may be reasonable to consider EUS-RFA for small P-NETs, irrespective of the functional status. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Imperatore, Nicola de Nucci, Germana Mandelli, Enzo Domenico de Leone, Annalisa Zito, Francesco Paolo Lombardi, Giovanni Manes, Gianpiero Tags: Review Source Type: research

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: a case series
Conclusions EUS-RFA is effective and safe in treating P-NETs. It may be considered an effective therapeutic option in the treatment of small P-NETs independently from their functional status. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: de Nucci, Germana Imperatore, Nicola Mandelli, Enzo Domenico di Nuovo, Franca d ’Urbano, Corrado Manes, Gianpiero Tags: Review Source Type: research

Safety and adequacy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided random liver biopsy in comparison with transjugular and percutaneous approaches
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E1850-E1854 DOI: 10.1055/a-1274-9763 Background and study aims Endoscopic ultrasound-guided liver biopsy (EUS-LB) is an accepted technique for tissue acquisition. Traditionally, random LB has been performed with percutaneous (PC-LB) and transjugular (TJ-LB) approaches. The purpose of this study was to compare the safety profile and efficacy of EUS-LB, PC-LB, and TJ-LB. Patients and methods A retrospective analysis was performed at a tertiary academic medical center. Inclusion criteria for analysis were all adult patients who underwent EUS-LB since inception and TJ-LB/PC-LB over a ...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Bhogal, Neil Lamb, Bernadette Arbeiter, Benjamin Malik, Sarah Sayles, Harlan Lazenby, Audrey J. Chandan, Saurabh Dhaliwal, Amaninder Singh, Shailender Bhat, Ishfaq Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Effect of dynamic position changes on adenoma detection rate during colonoscope withdrawal: systematic review and meta-analysis
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E1842-E1849 DOI: 10.1055/a-1265-6634 Background and study aims The adenoma detection rate (ADR) is an important quality metric of colonoscopy. Higher ADR correlates with lower incidence of interval colorectal cancer. ADR is variable between endoscopists and depends upon the withdrawal technique amongst other factors. Dynamic position change (lateral rotation of patients with a view to keep the portion of the colon being inspected at a higher level) helps with luminal distension during the withdrawal phase. However, impact of this on ADR is not known in a pooled sample. We performed a syste...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Nutalapati, Venkat Desai, Madhav Thoguluva-Chandrasekar, Vivek Sandeep Olyaee, Mojtaba Rastogi, Amit Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Acceptability of endoscopic submucosal dissection for sessile serrated lesions: comparison with non-sessile serrated lesions
Conclusions ESD for SSL was safely performed, and SSL was smoother to remove than non-SSL. ESD might be an acceptable endoscopic treatment option for SSL. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Kuroki, Yuichiro Endo, Toshiyuki Iwahashi, Kenta Miyao, Naoki Suzuki, Reika Asonuma, Kunio Yamamoto, Yorimasa Nagahama, Masatsugu Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) training and skills evaluation tool: a pilot study
Conclusion This pilot study introduces a POEM training and skills evaluation tool for training to competency. Submucosal entry, tunneling, and myotomy were the most challenging to learn while cognitive skills were learned early in training. Evaluation of more trainees at multiple sites will be necessary to further validate the utility of this tool. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Schlachterman, Alexander Aziz, Ahmed Alajlan, Bader Han, Samuel Machicado, Jorge Wagh, Mihir S. Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Endoscopic findings of gastric lesions in patients with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders
Conclusions Several unique endoscopic findings of gastric lesions were observed in patients with eosinophilic gastritis or eosinophilic gastroenteritis. Submucosal tumor-like ulcers, antral Penthorum-like appearances, muskmelon-like appearances, and cracks might be associated with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Fujiwara, Yasuhiro Tanoue, Kojiro Higashimori, Akira Nishida, Yu Maruyama, Masatsugu Itani, Shigehiro Ominami, Masaki Nadatani, Yuji Fukunaga, Shusei Otani, Koji Hosomi, Shuhei Tanaka, Fumio Kamata, Noriko Nagami, Yasuaki Taira, Koichi Machida, Hirohisa T Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Novel upper gastrointestinal monitoring system to track upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A pilot study
Conclusions This pilot study demonstrated the potential of this UGI monitoring system for early detection of rebleeding. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Chuang, Chiao-Hsiung Chen, Chien-Cheng Wu, Jhong-Han Hong, Ming-Yuan Kang, Jui-Wen Kuo, Hsin-Yu Huang, Chien-Jui Chen, Chiung-Yu Tags: Original article Source Type: research

The impact of distraction minimization on endoscopic mentoring and performance
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E1804-E1810 DOI: 10.1055/a-1265-6731 Background and study aims Endoscopic mentoring requires active attention by the preceptor. Unfortunately, sources of distraction are abundant during endoscopic precepting. The impact of distraction minimization on endoscopic mentoring and performance is unknown. Methods Fellow and attending preceptors were paired and randomized in a prospective crossover design to perform esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and/or colonoscopy in either a “distraction minimization” (DM) or a “standard” (S) room. Cell phones, pagers, music, an...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Rice, Sean C. Slaughter, James C. Smalley, Walter Obstein, Keith L. Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Effectiveness of topical budesonide in preventing esophageal strictures after endoscopic resection of esophageal cancer
Conclusions Topical budesonide therapy after ER for EC seems to be a safe and effective method in preventing strictures. The stricture rate after budesonide treatment is lower compared to the stricture rate of patients who did not receive a preventive treatment after ER reported in the literature. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: van de Ven, Steffi Elisabeth Maria Snijders, Manon J.B.L. Bruno, Marco J. Koch, Arjun Dave Tags: Original article Source Type: research

EUS-guided intrahepatic biliary drainage: a large retrospective series and subgroup comparison between percutaneous drainage in hilar stenoses or postsurgical anatomy
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E1782-E1794 DOI: 10.1055/a-1264-7511 Background and study aims Endoscopic ultrasound-guided intrahepatic biliary drainage (EUS-IBD) struggles to find a place in management algorithms, especially compared to percutaneous drainage (PTBD). In the setting of hilar stenoses or postsurgical anatomy data are even more limited. Patients and methods All consecutive EUS-IBDs performed in our tertiary referral center between 2012 – 2019 were retrospectively evaluated. Rendez-vous (RVs), antegrade stenting (AS) and hepatico-gastrostomies (HGs) were compared. The predefined subgroup o...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Vanella, Giuseppe Bronswijk, Michiel Maleux, Geert van Malenstein, Hannah Laleman, Wim Van der Merwe, Schalk Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Acute obstructive suppurative pancreatic ductitis in pancreatic malignancies
Conclusion AOSPD should be considered in pancreatic malignancy with fever and abdominal pain. Prompt diagnosis of AOSPD could avoid shortening of survival of patients with an already poor prognosis by infection. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Shimizuguchi, Ryoko Kikuyama, Masataka Kamisawa, Terumi Kuruma, Sawako Chiba, Kazuro Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Tapering body stiffness shortens upper gastrointestinal examination via transoral insertion with ultrathin endoscope
Conclusion An ultrathin endoscope with tapering body stiffness can shorten EGD examination time, mainly due to the shortening of insertion time. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ono, Satoshi Ito, Shun Maejima, Kyohei Hosaka, Shosuke Umeki, Kiyotaka Sato, Shin-ichiro Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Off-label use of 0.4  % sodium hyaluronate teardrops: a safe and effective solution for submucosal injection in gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection
Conclusions Off-label use of teardrops with 0.4 % sodium hyaluronate for submucosal injection was demonstrated to be safe and able to provide an effective submucosal cushion that facilitates SM dissection in gastric ESD procedures. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Aliaga Ramos, Josue Arantes, Vitor Abdul Rani, Rafiz Yoshida, Naohisa Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Trainee participation during screening colonoscopy does not affect ADR at subsequent surveillance, but may result in early follow-up
Conclusions ADR did not significantly differ in screening or surveillance colonoscopies with or without trainee participation. ADR at surveillance was not adversely affected by trainee participation during the previous screening exam. However, trainee participation may result in shorter surveillance recommendations. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Eckardt, Alexander J. Kheder, Joan Basil, Anjali Silverstein, Taryn Patel, Krunal Mahmoud, Mohamed Al-Azzawi, Yasir Ellis, Daniel Gillespie, William Carrasquillo Vega, Yoel Person, Sharina D. Levey, John M. Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Incidental detection of colorectal lesions on 18F-FDG-PET/CT is associated with high proportion of malignancy: A study in 549 patients
Conclusions Incidental colorectal FDG uptake was infrequently observed, but when present, it was associated with a high rate of malignant or premalignant lesions. Our results indicate that patients with incidental colorectal FDG uptake should be referred to diagnostic work-up including colonoscopy. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - November 17, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Kousgaard, Sabrina Just Gade, Michael Petersen, Lars Jelstrup Thorlacius-Ussing, Ole Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Improving assessment and management of large non-pedunculated colorectal lesions in a Western center over 10 years: lessons learned and clinical impact
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: C1- DOI: 10.1055/a-1291-2297 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - October 29, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Vanella, Giuseppe Coluccio, Chiara Antonelli, Giulio Angeletti, Stefano Micheli, Federica Barbato, Antonio De Rossi, Gaia Marchetti, Alessandro Mereu, Elena Pepe, Paola Corleto, Vito Domenico D ’Ambra, Giancarlo Ruggeri, Maurizio Di Giulio, Emilio Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhosis: a case report test for efficacy and future perspectives
Conclusions EUS-RFA could be an effective way to treat left hepatic lesions not manageable with conventional percutaneous methods. This case report does not highlight concerns about safety of this approach and this observation needs to be validated in a larger cohort of patients with cirrhosis. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - October 22, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: de Nucci, Germana della Corte, Cristina Reati, Raffaella Imperatore, Nicola Arena, Ilaria Larghi, Alberto Manes, Gianpiero Tags: Innovation forum Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy of lumen-apposing metal stents versus plastic stents to treat walled-off pancreatic necrosis: systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions LAMS and DPPS were associated with similar rates of AEs and WON resolution when limiting analysis to EUS-guided cases. Higher bleeding rates were seen in historical studies of DPPS without EUS guidance. Additional high-quality studies of WON treatment using consistent outcome definitions are needed. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - October 22, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Chandrasekhara, Vinay Barthet, Marc Devi ère, Jacques Bazerbachi, Fateh Lakhtakia, Sundeep Easler, Jeffrey J. Peetermans, Joyce A. McMullen, Edmund Gjata, Ornela Gourlay, Margaret L. Abu Dayyeh, Barham K. Tags: Review Source Type: research

EUS-guided choledocoduodenostomy and gastroenterostomy to palliate simultaneous biliary and duodenal obstruction due to pancreatic cancer
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E1681-E1682 DOI: 10.1055/a-1236-3540 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - October 22, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Lajin, Michael Tags: VidEIO Source Type: research

Utility of a Plumber – HANARO stent in pyloric stenosis after circumferential ESD
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E1582-E1583 DOI: 10.1055/a-1230-3790 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  open access Full text (Source: Endoscopy International Open)
Source: Endoscopy International Open - October 22, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Declara, David Barquero Bilbao, Alfredo Mata Pelicano, Alex Blasco Tags: VidEIO Source Type: research

Feasibility and safety study of 22-gauge endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) needles for portal vein sampling in a swine model
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E1717-E1724 DOI: 10.1055/a-1264-7206 Background and study aims Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has been used for portal vein sampling in patients with pancreaticobiliary cancers for enumerating circulating tumor cells but is not yet a standard procedure. Further evaluation is needed to refine the methodology. Therefore, we evaluated the feasibility and safety of 19-gauge (19G) versus a 22-gauge (22 G) EUS fine-needle aspiration needles for portal vein sampling in a swine model. Methods Celiotomy was performed on two farm pigs. Portal vein sampling occurred transhepatically. We compa...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - October 22, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Park, Kenneth Lew, Daniel Chapman, Christopher Wachsman, Ashley Bloom, Matthew Bancila, Liiana Perry, Rachel Wang, Qiang Jamil, Laith Pandol, Stephen Lo, Simon Tags: Original article Source Type: research

Adenoma detection rate as a quality indicator for colonoscopy: a descriptive cross-sectional study from a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan
Endosc Int Open 2020; 08: E1707-E1712 DOI: 10.1055/a-1244-1646 Background and study aims Adenoma detection rate (ADR) is validated for measuring quality of colonoscopy, however there is lack of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening program in South Asia. The purpose of this study is to analyze and review the polyp detection rate (PDR) and ADR and provide insight into the factors that influence them in Pakistan. Patients and methods This retrospective, cross-sectional study was performed at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, on patients ≥ 18 years, who underwent colonoscopy between January...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - October 22, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Yousaf, Mian Shah Shafqat, Shameel Gill, Roger Christopher Khursheed, Asfia Arham Parkash, Om Tags: Original article Source Type: research