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ASGE members benefit from an array of publications and newsletters in various formats to keep abreast of latest developments in GI endoscopy.

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) is ASGE’s preeminent internationally recognized journal on the science and practice of endoscopy   

VideoGIE, an online-only, open access video journal featuring peer-reviewed video case reports and case series of endoscopic procedures

Journal Scan, a weekly newsletter providing expert insights into the latest GI research, offered in three versions:

SCOPE provides a weekly news round-up on all things going on with ASGE and its members around the world

Daily Digest is a succinct quick-read for busy members looking for brief snippets of all that’s going on

Practical Solutions is a monthly newsletter offering resources for the GI team

Trainee Advisor provides a quarterly round-up of news and activities for fellows along their GI pathway

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The role of endoscopy in the management of choledocholithiasis

Mar 5, 2020, 18:30 PM
Gallstone disease affects more than 20 million American adults2 at an annual cost of $6.2 billion.3 The incidence of choledocholithiasis ranges from 5% to 10% in those patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis4-7 to 18% to 33% of patients with acute biliary pancreatitis.8-11 The diagnostic approach to patients with suspected choledocholithiasis is addressed in a separate ASGE practice guideline.12 This guideline addresses the role of endoscopy in the management of patients with known choledocholithiasis. Although data regarding the natural history of choledocholithiasis are limited, available studies indicate that 21% to 34% of common bile duct (CBD) stones will spontaneously migrate,13,14 and migrating stones pose a moderate risk of pancreatitis (25%-36%)13,14 or cholangitis if they obstruct the distal duct.15 The natural history of CBD stones incidentally discovered during routine intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) at elective cholecystectomy may be less morbid than symptomatic CBD stones discovered pre-cholecystectomy.16 However, because biliary pancreatitis and cholangitis may be life-threatening conditions, removal of discovered CBD stones is generally recommended.
Title : The role of endoscopy in the management of choledocholithiasis
Doi org link : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2018.10.001
Volume : VOLUME 89, ISSUE 6, P1075-1105.E15, JUNE 01, 2019
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