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Current Issue September 2015

Surveillance strategy based on incidence and patterns of recurrence after ESD for early gastric cancer (FREE ACCESS)

Byung-Hoon Min, Eun Ran Kim, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Cheol Keun Park, Jun Haeng Lee, Poong-Lyul Rhee, Jae J. Kim

In this large-scale study on surveillance strategy after gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), the authors showed that the metachronous recurrence rate after ESD was 3.6% and the median time to recurrence was 30 months. This study demonstrated the importance of regular annual surveillance for detection of metachronous recurrence after gastric ESD for at least 5 years after curative resection. Read more.

Narrow-band imaging in the prediction of surveillance intervals after polypectomy in community practice (FREE ACCESS)

Silvia Paggi, Emanuele Rondonotti, Arnaldo Amato, Lorenzo Fuccio, Alida Andrealli, Giancarlo Spinzi, Franco Radaelli

This study examined optical diagnosis of 465 diminutive polyps (284 patients) by four endoscopists in clinical practice. Following periodic narrowband imaging training sessions, the quality benchmarks to support a resect and discard policy were reached. The negative predictive value in diagnosing rectosigmoid adenomas was >90%. The surveillance interval based on optical diagnosis agreed with that based on pathology in more than 90% of patients, independent of whether the US or European guidelines were applied.  Read more.

Development of a novel endoscopic manipulation system: the Endoscopic Operation Robot ver. 3  (FREE ACCESS)

Keiichiro Kume, Nobuo Sakai, Takaaki Goto

This study investigated the performance of a novel robotic platform for colonoscopy in a training model. Complete colonoscopy can be performed using a single-handed control with four axes of motion. Although the development is still far from clinical application, this novel endoscopic manipulation system is advantageous in providing haptic feedback and measurement of force exerted during colonoscopy. Read more.