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Current Issue January 2019

Endoscopic treatments for gastrointestinal bleeding: a story of cleverness and success  (FREE ACCESS)

Klaus Mönkemüller, Nib Soehendra

In this editorial, the authors evaluate a landmark paper published in 1976 by Dr. Nib Soehendra, who had designed a new needle inserted through a simple polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheath to treat bleeding gastric ulcers.

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Prospective comparative study of endoscopic submucosal dissection and gastrectomy for early neoplastic lesions including patients' perspectives (FREE ACCESS)

Diogo Libânio, Vânia Braga, Sílvia Ferraz et al.

Prospective study comparing endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and gastrectomy for early lesions with regard to safety and health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). ESD was associated with fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay, and had a positive impact on global HR-QoL, while no differences in recurrence rates were found.

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Peroral endoscopic pyloromyotomy is efficacious and safe for refractory gastroparesis: prospective trial with assessment of pyloric function  (FREE ACCESS)

Jérémie Jacques, Lauriane Pagnon, Florent Hure et al.

Prospective study evaluating the efficacy and safety of gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) in 20 patients with refractory gastroparesis. G-POEM significantly improved symptoms, quality of life, and gastric emptying at 3 months. An endoscopic functional luminal imaging probe was found to be useful for the prediction of clinical efficacy.

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