Covered versus uncovered double bare self-expandable metal stent for palliation of unresectable extrahepatic malignant biliary obstruction: a randomized controlled multicenter trialIn a recent randomized controlled trial, a double bare metal stent (DBS) showed better stent patency than single-layer metal stents. However, clear evidence comparing the efficacy of uncovered (UCDBS) and partially covered (PCDBS) DBSs for distal malignant biliary obstruction (MBO) is lacking. Therefore, we compared the clinical outcomes including stent patency of UCDBSs versus PCDBSs.
Long-term rebleeding rate and predictive factors of rebleeding after capsule endoscopy in patients with obscure GI bleedingThe incidence of rebleeding in obscure GI bleeding (OGIB) remains unclear. This study used capsule endoscopy (CE) to determine the long-term rebleeding rate and predictive factors for rebleeding in patients with OGIB.
Clinically significant serrated polyp detection rates and risk for postcolonoscopy colorectal cancer: data from the New Hampshire Colonoscopy RegistryHigher adenoma detection rates reduce the risk of postcolonoscopy colorectal cancer (PCCRC). Clinically significant serrated polyps (CSSPs; defined as any sessile serrated polyp, traditional serrated adenoma, large [≥1 cm] or proximal hyperplastic polyp >5 mm) also lead to PCCRC, but there are no data on associated CSSP detection rates (CSSDRs). We used data from the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry (NHCR) to investigate the association between PCCRC risk and endoscopist CSSDR.
Reproducibility of the electronic chromoendoscopy PICaSSO score (Paddington International Virtual ChromoendoScopy ScOre) in ulcerative colitis using multiple endoscopic platforms: a prospective multicenter international study (with video)Endoscopic and histologic remission (HR) are key therapeutic targets in the management of ulcerative colitis (UC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the reproducibility of the Paddington International virtual ChromoendoScopy ScOre (PICaSSO), a virtual chromoendoscopy score originally validated by use of the iSCAN platform, with the narrow-band imaging (NBI), linked-color imaging (LCI), and blue-laser imaging (BLI) platforms.