Current Issue May 2018

Safety of cold snare polypectomy for duodenal adenomas in familial adenomatous polyposis: a prospective exploratory (FREE ACCESS)

Kenta Hamada, Yoji Takeuchi, Hideki Ishikawa et al.

Cold snare polypectomy (CSP) has become the standard of care for small colorectal polyps. In this preliminary safety evaluation in 10 patients with familial adenomatous polyposis, the Japanese authors found that CSP of duodenal polyps was safe, with a median of 35 polyps resected in a single session.

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Motorized spiral colonoscopy: a first single-center feasibility trial (FREE ACCESS)

Torsten Beyna, Markus Schneider, David Pullmann et al.

The authors present the use of a novel motorized spiral endoscope in colons in which cecal intubation is difficult. The preliminary results show that motorized spiral colonoscopy is safe and efficient, and it may facilitate therapeutic interventions in the colon.

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Endoscopic management of acute necrotizing pancreatitis: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) evidence-based multidisciplinary guidelines (FREE ACCESS)

Marianna Arvanitakis, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Jörg Albert et al.

This guideline is an official statement from the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). It addresses all major issues concerning the global management of acute necrotizing pancreatitis, the roles of radiology, endoscopy, and surgery in step-up strategies, and the technical modalities of endoscopic necrosectomy.

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