Current Issue October 2018

Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of radiofrequency ablation in low grade dysplastic Barrett’s esophagus (FREE ACCESS)

Gargi Pandey, Mubashir Mulla, Wyn G. Lewis, Antonio Foliaki, David S. Y. Chan

Summary:
Meta-analysis on radiofrequency ablation treatment in patients with Barrett’s esophagus (BE) with low grade dysplasia. The results showed complete eradication of BE in 88% of patients and of dysplasia in 97%, with an acceptable risk profile given the lower risk of progression compared with surveillance endoscopy.

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Endoscopist factors that influence serrated polyp detection: a multicenter study (FREE ACCESS)

Seth D. Crockett, Rebecca A. Gourevitch, Michele Morris, David S. Carrell, Sherri Rose, Zhuo Shi, Julia B. Greer, Robert E. Schoen, Ateev Mehrotra

Summary:
Large retrospective study aimed at determining factors associated with the detection of sessile serrated polyps. It was found that procedure volume, gastroenterology specialization, and more recent completion of training were independent predictors for detection.

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Safety of lumen-apposing stent with or without coaxial plastic stent for EUS-guided drainage of pancreatic fluid  (FREE ACCESS)

Manuel Puga, Claudia F. Consiglieri, Juli Busquets et al.

Summary:
This retrospective study of 41 patients suggests that the management of pancreatic fluid collections using lumenapposing metal stents (LAMS) may be safer when a coaxial pigtail plastic stent is placed through the LAMS. Randomized controlled trials are needed to confirm the findings.

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