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In vivo real-time assessment of the histology of diminutive (≤5 mm) colorectal polyps detected at colonoscopy can be achieved by means of an "optical biopsy" by using currently available endoscopic technologies. This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Technology Committee to(More)
BACKGROUND Older systems for cholangiopancreatoscopy have demonstrated improved diagnostic and therapeutic abilities over standard ERCP but have shown limited feasibility. The SpyGlass Direct Visualization System addresses many of the shortcomings of the older platforms, but its potential advantages have not been rigorously evaluated. OBJECTIVE To(More)
BACKGROUND The surgical management of esophageal perforation (EP) often results in mortality and significant morbidity. Recent less invasive approaches to EP management include endoscopic luminal stenting and minimally invasive surgical therapies. We wished to establish therapeutic efficacy of minimally invasive therapies in a consecutive series of(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnostic accuracy of cholangioscopy-guided sampling has not been rigorously evaluated. OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate the accuracy of cholangioscopy-guided mini-forceps sampling and compare it with standard cytology brushings and forceps biopsies for the tissue diagnosis of indeterminate biliary lesions. DESIGN Prospective,(More)
ESD is an established effective treatment modality for premalignant and early-stage malignant lesions of the stomach, esophagus, and colorectum. Compared with EMR, ESD is generally associated with higher rates of en bloc, R0, and curative resections and a lower rate of local recurrence. Oncologic outcomes with ESD compare favorably with competing surgical(More)
The ASGE Technology Committee provides reviews of existing , new, or emerging endoscopic technologies that have an impact on the practice of GI endoscopy. Evidence-based methodology is used, performing a MEDLINE literature search to identify pertinent clinical studies on the topic and a MAUDE (U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and(More)
EMR has become an established therapeutic option for premalignant and early-stage GI malignancies, particularly in the esophagus and colon. EMR can also aid in the diagnosis and therapy of subepithelial lesions localized to the muscularis mucosa or submucosa. Several dedicated EMR devices are available to facilitate these procedures. Adverse event rates,(More)
Current methods to predict the development of severe pancreatitis are complex, cumbersome, and inaccurate. Simpler scoring systems like the one studied in this issue of the Journal are an improvement in simplicity but not in accuracy. More sophisticated approaches are needed for more accurate prediction, which would allow improved triage and management of(More)