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ASGE is the home of general and advanced endoscopists, working with members to be the global leader in advancing digestive care through education, advocacy and promotion of excellence and innovation in endoscopy.

Valuable resources have been curated here for easy access by general  endoscopists, including specific information about diverse educational opportunities, quick video tips, GIE and VideoGIE articles, guidelines and more.

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  • Jan 20

    GI Bleeding Toolkit

    Dates: January 19, 2023 8:00 P1 - 9:00 PM
    Course Director(s): Bashar Qumseya, MD, MPH, FASGE, and Madhav Desai, MD, MPH

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  • Esophagus

    Genetic Risk Loci, Biomarkers, and Lifestyle Risk Factors in Barrett’s Esophagus and Cancer

    Prateek Sharma, MD, FASGE reviewing Schröder J, et al. Gut 2022 Jul 26.

    Previous genome-wide association studies of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and Barrett’s esophagus (BE) have identified 15 genetic risk loci and determined them to be associated with EAC, BE, or both. This meta-analysis involving 16,790 patients with BE or EAC discovered new risk loci and provides insight into genetic and lifestyle risk factors for BE and EAC, including a correlation with GERD.



  • Colorectal

    High Synchronous Neoplasia Burden in Patients With Large Pedunculated Colon Polyps

    Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE reviewing El Rahyel A, et al. Endoscopy 2022 Nov 10.

    Previous studies have found that patients with large (≥20 mm) nonpedunculated colorectal polyps have a high prevalence of synchronous colorectal neoplasia. This study investigated synchronous neoplasia in patients with large (≥20 mm) pedunculated lesions, using patients with large nonpedunculated lesions as controls.



  • Colorectal

    Online Yoga Good for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE reviewing D'Silva A, et al. Am J Gastroenterol 2022 Nov 4.

    Yoga has been found to be as effective as other treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms. This study tested whether virtually delivered yoga improved IBS symptoms.



  • Colorectal

    Mental Illness Delayed Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis in England

    Douglas K. Rex, MD, MASGE reviewing Benitez Majano S, et al. JAMA Netw Open Oct 3.

    Mental health illness is reportedly associated with advanced stages of cancer but there is little information about potential disparities in the diagnostic process for patients with mental illness. This study of patients with colon cancer, including patients with preexisting mental health morbidities, evaluated the length of intervals to diagnosis and red-flag symptoms or signs recorded in the 2 years prior to cancer diagnosis.



  • IBD

    Long-term Safety and Efficacy of Tofacitinib in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

    Gursimran S. Kochhar, MD reviewing Straatmijer T, et al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2022 Oct 25.

    Based on rheumatology studies, there is concern about the safety of tofacitinib (approved for the management of ulcerative colitis [UC] in adults) because it was found to be associated with a higher incidence of cardiac and thromboembolic events. The data on the same have been lacking in gastroenterology. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness and safety of 24 months of tofacitinib use in patients with UC.



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