Current Issue March 2018

Patients' willingness to defer resection of diminutive polyps: results of a multicenter survey (FREE ACCESS)

Daniel von Renteln, Mickael Bouin, Alan N. Barkun et al.

Deferring resection of diminutive colorectal polyps is a potentially attractive means of reducing colonoscopy costs and complications and of enhancing efficiency. By means of a survey, the authors evaluated patients' willingness to embrace this strategy. They found that more than 50% of respondents would be willing to participate in a trial in which resection of diminutive polyps would be deferred until the next surveillance colonoscopy.

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Wide-field piecemeal cold snare polypectomy of large sessile serrated polyps without a submucosal injection is safe (FREE ACCESS)

David J. Tate, Halim Awadie, Farzan F. Bahin et al.

This small study reports that piecemeal cold snare polypectomy of large sessile serrated polyps (SSPs) is safe and effective with no recurrences after 6months. If confirmed in larger studies, the "cold" technique may become the standard for removing SSPs.

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Artificial intelligence may help in predicting the need for additional surgery after endoscopic resection of T1 colorectal cancer (FREE ACCESS)

Katsuro Ichimasa, Shinei Kudo, Yuichi Mori et al.

This study shows that, compared with several international guidelines, artificial intelligence technology may help to reduce unnecessary additional surgery in patients with pT1 colorectal cancer without missing any lymph node metastases.


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