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Current Issue September 2017

Endoscopic submucosal dissection for early gastric cancer: are expanded resection criteria safe for Western patients?  (FREE ACCESS)

Andreas Probst, Annette Schneider, Tina Schaller et al.

Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is the standard treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC) fulfilling guideline resection criteria or the expanded resection criteria in Asia. It is unclear whether the expanded criteria can be transferred to European patients, and long-term follow-up data are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term follow-up data after ESD of EGCs in Europe.

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Long-term outcomes after endoscopic ultrasound-guided ablation of pancreatic cysts  (FREE ACCESS)

Jun-Ho Choi, Dong Wan Seo, Tae Jun Song et al.

The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term outcomes after endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided pancreatic cyst ablation.

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Post-polypectomy bleeding in the English National Health Service Bowel Cancer Screening Programme  (FREE ACCESS)

Edmund Derbyshire Pali Hungin, Claire Nickerson et al.

Colonoscopic polypectomyreduces colorectal  cancer incidence, but is associated with complications including post-polypectomy bleeding (PPB). PPB ranges in severity from minor to life-threatening, making interpretation and comparison difficult. No previous studies have examined PPB rate according to a standardized severity grading system. We aimed to determine the PPB rate stratified by severity grading, explore factors that contribute to PPB severity grading, and describe PPB management.

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