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Articles and Expert Insights for the Week of November 8, 2019

  • Colon

    Seven Percent Are “One-and-Done” Colonoscopists

    Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE reviewing Fedewa SA, et al. Endosc Int Open 2019 Nov.

    “One and done” in colonoscopy refers to endoscopists who find one polyp, remove it, and do not continue with meticulous clearing of the remainder of the colon. This study analyzed more than 25,000 colonoscopies performed by 69 endoscopists for one-and-done prevalence.

  • Colon

    More on Bad Outcomes After Surgery for Benign Colon Polyps

    Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE reviewing Ma C, et al. Am J Gastroenterol 2019 Oct 11.

    Recent studies have established that surgery for benign colon polyps is associated with higher morbidity, mortality, and costs compared to endoscopic resection, but rates of surgical resection for benign polyps have remained stable in the U.S. In a new study, researchers analyzed data from 262,843 surgeries for benign colon polyps to determine estimates and predictors of post-surgery morbidity and mortality.

  • Stomach and Small Bowel

    Selective Research Summary From the World Summit on Gut Microbiota for Health

    Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FASGE reviewing Fuhler GM, et al. Gastroenterology 2019 Sep 6.

    The 2019 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit focused on microbiota translational science with clinical significance and included plenary sessions on such topics as the impact of diet, exercise, nutrition, and probiotics on microbiota. This article is a selective representation of data discussed at the summit.

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