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Current Issue January 2018

Hot avulsion may be effective as salvage treatment for focal Barrett's esophagus remaining after endoscopic therapy for dysplasia or early cancer: a preliminary study (FREE ACCESS)

Javier Aranda-Hernández, Yuto Shimamura, Andrea Grin et al.

This is the first study to examine hot avulsion for the removal of small residual Barrett's areas (<1cm) following standard Barrett's eradication therapy. Among 35 patients, hot avulsion achieved complete Barrett's eradication with only one patient requiring a second treatment. Bleeding occurred in two patients, and cautery artifacts impaired pathology assessment in 20% of specimens.

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Transpancreatic precut papillotomy versus double-guidewire technique in difficult biliary cannulation: prospective randomized study (FREE ACCESS)

Harutoshi Sugiyama, Toshio Tsuyuguchi, Yuji Sakai et al.

In a randomized controlled trial from Japan, success and complication rates of transpancreatic precut papillotomy (n = 34) and the double-guidewire technique (n = 34), both combined with prophylactic pancreatic stenting, were compared. It was concluded that cannulation rates were higher using transpancreatic precut papillotomy than with the double-guidewire technique, while post-ERCP pancreatitis was 2.9% in both groups.

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A new composite measure of colonoscopy: the Performance Indicator of Colonic Intubation (PICI) (FREE ACCESS)

Roland M. Valori, Sarah Damery, Daniel R. Gavin et al.

Population-based study from the UK that examines a new composite quality indicator that includes cecal intubation, sedation, and patient comfort. During an audit including more than 20 000 colonoscopies, the indicator was met in 54% of procedures. A higher score was associated with increased polyp detection. The score may help to identify colonoscopists or units that perform suboptimally.

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