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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

iGIE, the latest ASGE publication; a gold open-access, online only journal that accelerates the publication of peer-reviewed research and best practices, including the work conducted collaboratively and across disciplines

Journal Scan, a weekly newsletter providing expert insights into the latest GI research, offered in two 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 patients with peptic ulcer disease

Nov 14, 2016, 20:27 PM
A peptic ulcer is a defect in the gastric or duodenal wall that extends through the muscularis mucosa (the lowermost limit of the mucosa) into the deeper layers of the wall (submucosa or the muscularis propria).3 Signs and symptoms of PUD include dyspepsia, GI bleeding, anemia, and gastric outlet obstruction. Dyspepsia is a nonspecific term denoting upper abdominal discomfort that is thought to arise from the upper GI tract. Dyspepsia is a common symptom, affecting 10% to 40% of the general population.4,5 Although the majority of patients with dyspeptic symptoms have functional dyspepsia for which no organic etiology can be identified, PUD is found in 5% to 15% of dyspeptic patients.6-8 Guidelines regarding the role of endoscopy in dyspeptic patients were recently updated by the ASGE.9 These guidelines advise esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in patients older than age 50 with new-onset dyspepsia and in patients of any age with alarm features that suggest significant structural disease or malignancy. Alarm features include a family history of upper GI malignancy, unintended weight loss, overt GI bleeding, iron deficiency anemia, progressive dysphagia or odynophagia, persistent vomiting, a palpable mass, or lymphadenopathy. Dyspeptic patients younger than 50 years of age without alarm features may be tested for Helicobacter pylori and treated for the infection if they test positive. If they are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), these should be stopped, if possible. Patients who test negative for H Pylori can be offered either a short trial (4-8 weeks) of acid suppression or EGD. It should also be noted that the alarm features mentioned previously have limited predictive value for the identification of underlying PUD and/or upper GI malignancy.8 Therefore, EGD is advisable for any patient with persistent dyspeptic symptoms.
Title : The role of endoscopy in the management of patients with peptic ulcer disease
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