This commentary discusses a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine that assessed trends in the use of monitored anesthesia care for outpatient gastrointestinal endoscopy in the Veterans Health Administration from 2000 to 2013.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effect of sulindac and erlotinib vs placebo on duodenal adenoma regression among people with familial adenomatous polyposis.
This randomized clinical trial investigated whether fully covered, self-expandable metallic stents are noninferior to plastic stents for achieving stricture resolution in patients with benign biliary strictures and a bile duct diameter ≥6 mm in whom the covered metallic stent would not overlap the cystic duct.
Iranmanesh and colleagues assess surgical treatment options for patients at intermediate risk of a common duct stone in a randomized clinical trial and 6-month follow-up of 100 patients in a Geneva, Switzerland hospital, June 2011-February 2013.
Phoa and coauthors investigate whether endoscopic radiofrequency ablation could decrease the rate of neoplastic progression among 136 patients with Barrett esophagus and a confirmed diagnosis of low-grade dysplasia in Europe.
Spechler reviews current concepts on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of Barrett esophagus; discusses the importance of dysplasia and the role of endoscopic eradication therapy for its treatment; and reviews current management guidelines.
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