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To promote the appropriate use of new or emerging endoscopic technologies and those technologies that have an impact on endoscopic practice, the ASGE Technology Committee presents relevant information to practicing physicians in the form of technology reviews. Evidence-based methodology is employed wherein a MEDLINE literature search is performed to(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) and single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) are new techniques capable of providing deep enteroscopy. Results of individual studies comparing these techniques have not been able to identify a superior strategy. Our aim was to systematically pool all available studies to compare the efficacy and safety of DBE with(More)
INTRODUCTION To promote the appropriate use of new or emerging technologies, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Technology Committee has developed a series of status evaluation papers. This process presents relevant information about these technologies to practicing physicians for the education and the care of their patients. In many cases,(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) can occur with locally invasive or metastatic cancer involving the upper gastrointestinal tract at the pylorus or the duodenum. Endoscopic management with self-expanding metal stents (SEMSs) is often the preferred palliative approach. Stent occlusion is a common reason for failure and reintervention. We set out to(More)
Th e Rome III revision of the Milwaukee Biliary Group classifi cation has long been utilized to diagnose, classify and drive intervention in patients with suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD). SOD Type III is defi ned as recurrent biliary-type pain in the absence of elevated liver enzymes and/or imaging abnormalities (common bile duct <8 mm) [1].(More)
The following on endoscopic treatments of Barrett's esophagus includes commentaries on animal experiments on cryotherapy; indications for cryotherapy, choice of dosimetry, number of sessions, and role in Barrett's esophagus and adenocarcinoma; recent technical developments of RFA technology and long-term effects; the comparative effects of diverse ablation(More)
This collection of summaries on endoscopic diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus (BE) includes the best endoscopic markers of the extent of BE; the interpretation of the diagnosis of ultra-short BE; the criteria for endoscopic grading; the sensitivity and specificity of endoscopic diagnosis; capsule and magnifying endoscopy; narrow band imaging; balloon(More)
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