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Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and the Brain Microbiota in Neurological Diseases

Ruggiero M

No abstract available.
Acute Pancreatitis Following Endoscopic Ampullary Biopsies without Attempted Cannulation of the Ampulla of Vater

Michopoulos S, Kozompoli , Ntai S, Kalantzis , Zampeli E, Petraki K

A 51-year-old man underwent diagnostic work-up for an abnormal-appearing ampulla of Vater. Three hours after biopsy of the ampulla, the patient presented with intense symptoms suggesting acute pancreatitis, which was...
Giant Brunner’s Gland Hamartoma of the Duodenal Bulb Presenting with Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Obstruction

Lee JH, Jo KM, Kim TO, Park JH, Park SH, Jung JW, Hur SC, Yang SY

Brunner’s gland hamartomas are small benign lesions that are most commonly found in the bulb of the duodenum. They are very uncommon, and most are found incidentally during upper gastrointestinal...
Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculous Mediastinal Lymphadenitis, with an Esophagomediastinal Fistula, Mimicking an Esophageal Submucosal Tumor

Kim D, Kim J, Lee D, Chang HS, Joh H, Koh WJ, Lee JH

Mediastinal tuberculous lymphadenitis rarely mimics esophageal submucosal tumor, particularly in the case of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Herein, we report the case of a 61-year-old woman who visited a local hospital...
An Intractable Caustic Esophageal Stricture Successfully Managed with Sequential Treatment Comprising Incision with an Insulated-Tip Knife, Balloon Dilation, and an Oral Steroid

Lee WK, Kim BS, Yang MA, Yun SH, Lee YJ, Kim JW, Cho JW

Bougie or balloon dilation is a good short-term treatment for caustic esophageal strictures, although recurrence after dilation occurs in approximately 30% of these cases. Therefore, long-term treatment options are required...
Predicting Colonoscopy Time: A Quality Improvement Initiative

Jain D, Goyal A, Zavala S

BACKGROUND/AIMS: There is lack of consensus on the optimal time allotted for colonoscopy, which increases patient wait times. Our aim was to identify and quantify the individual pre-procedural factors that...
Endosonographic Features of Gastric Schwannoma: A Single Center Experience

Yoon JM, Kim GH, Park DY, Shin NR, Ahn S, Park CH, Lee JS, Lee KJ, Lee BE, Song GA

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Gastric schwannomas are rare benign mesenchymal tumors that are difficult to differentiate from other mesenchymal tumors with malignant potential, such as gastrointestinal stromal tumors. This study aimed to evaluate...
Feedback Survey of the Effect, Burden, and Cost of the National Endoscopic Quality Assessment Program during the Past 5 Years in Korea

Cho YK, Moon JS, Han DS, Lee YC, Kim Y, Park BY, Chung IK, Kim JO, Im JP, Cha JM, Kim HG, Lee SK, Lee HL, Jang JY, Kim ES, Jung Y, Moon CM, Ethics and Quality Control Committee of Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

BACKGROUND/AIMS: In Korea, the nationwide gastric cancer screening program recommends biennial screening for individuals aged 40 years or older by way of either an upper gastrointestinal series or endoscopy. The...
Diagnosis of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Tanabe S

Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB) is defined as gastrointestinal bleeding from a source that cannot be identified on upper or lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. OGIB is considered an important indication for capsule...
Endocuff-Assisted Colonoscopy—A Novel Accessory in Improving Adenoma Detection Rate: A Review of the Literature

Patil R, Ona MA, Ofori E, Reddy M

Endocuff (Arc Medical Design) is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved device that is attached like a cap to the distal tip of the colonoscope; it is used to improve...
Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangioscopy in Bilioenteric Anastomosis Stricture


Bilioenteric anastomosis strictures are a serious complication of biliary surgery, and often result in recurrent cholangitis, choledocholithiasis, biliary cirrhosis, and hepatic failure. Bilioenteric reconstructive surgery is the standard treatment of...
Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy in Surgically Altered Anatomy

Jirapinyo , Lee LS

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has become the mainstay of therapy for pancreatobiliary diseases. While ERCP is safe and highly effective in the general population, the procedure remains challenging or impossible...
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Bilioenteric Anastomosis

Park ET

For diagnosis and treatment of pancreatobiliary diseases, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is useful method nowadays and its technically success rate is usually in about 90%-95% of patients with normal gastric...
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Post Gastrectomy Patients

Park CH

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in post-gastrectomy patients with Billroth II (BII) reconstruction and Roux-en-Y (RY) reconstruction presents a challenge to therapeutic endoscopists. Major difficulties, including intubation to the ampulla of...
Challenges of Endoscopic Management of Pancreaticobiliary Complications in Surgically Altered Gastrointestinal Anatomy

Wai TM, Kim EY

Pancreaticobiliary complications following various surgical procedures, including liver transplantation, are not uncommon and are important causes of morbidity and mortality. Therapeutic endoscopy plays a substantial role in these patients and...
What Is the Mean Procedure Time to Optimize Colonoscopy?

Kim T, Lee BJ

No abstract available.
Is Endoscopic Ultrasonography Adequate for the Diagnosis of Gastric Schwannomas?

Gong EJ, Choi KD

No abstract available.
The Importance of an Endoscopic Quality Assessment Program Reflecting Real Practice

Yoo IK, Jeen YT

No abstract available.

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