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ASGE Journal Scan | Esophagus

Is Obesity a Risk Factor for Barrett’s Esophagus? June 2020

While the role of obesity in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the role of GERD in Barrett’s esophagus (BE) are independently well established, there is

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ASGE Journal Scan | Colon

Prophylactic Clipping Ineffective for Polyps Less Than 20 mm in Size June 2020

Analyses of randomized trials indicate that prophylactic clipping of EMR sites ≥20 mm in size in the proximal colon reduces the risk of delayed hemorrhage.

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ASGE Journal Scan | Colon

Dutch Endoscopic Full-Thickness Resection Experience in Colorectum June 2020

This report summarizes a prospectively acquired experience using the endoscopic full-thickness resection device (FTRD) in the colorectum. Among 367 procedures performed between July 2015 and

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ASGE Journal Scan | Stomach and Small Bowel

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis: Should Routine Ampulla Biopsies Be Performed? June 2020

Duodenal and ampullary cancers are the most common causes of death in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) who have undergone colectomy. Current guidelines recommend

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ASGE Journal Scan | Colon

Adenomas in the Young: What Do They Mean? June 2020

The incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) is increasing in persons under age 50 in much of the world. Endoscopists commonly encounter sporadic adenomas when performing

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ASGE Journal Scan | Colon

Negative Colonoscopy Predicts Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer for 17 Years June 2020

Previous studies in symptomatic populations have found that a negative colonoscopy predicts a reduction in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence for greater than 20 years. The

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