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  • The role of endoscopy in Barrett’s esophagus and other premalignant conditions of the esophagus

    Endoscopy plays an important role in the diagnosis and management of premalignant conditions of the esophagus. Early recognition of premalignant conditions provides an opportunity to prevent esophageal cancer or to diagnose it at an early stage. This guideline discusses the role of endoscopy in the management of premalignant conditions of the esophagus. The primary condition addressed will be Barr…
  • The role of endoscopy in the management of premalignant and malignant conditions of the stomach

    This is one of a series of statements discussing the use of GI endoscopy in common clinical situations. The Standards of Practice Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) prepared this text. In preparing this guideline, a search of the medical literature was performed by using PubMed from January 1980 through March 2014 by using the keyword(s) “gastric tumor,” “gastr…
  • Guidelines on Endoscopic Treatment of Dyspepsia

    Oak Brook, Ill. – December 21, 2007 – The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has issued guidelines for the role of endoscopy in treating dyspepsia, discomfort thought to arise from the upper-gastrointestinal tract, which affects a fourth of the population in Western countries. An upper endoscopy is a procedure which uses an instrument to evaluate the inside of the e…
  • Nov 09

    Postgraduate Course at AASLD Liver Meeting: Optimizing Endoscopic Outcomes in Liver Disease

    Dates: November 9, 2018
    Course Director(s): Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, FASGE Johns Hopkins Medical Institution Baltimore, MD Rajesh N. Keswani, MD, MS Northwestern University Chicago, IL
    This course is presented in conjunction with AASLD's The Liver Meeting(R). Gastrointestinal endoscopy plays an integral role in the evaluation and management of patients with advanced liver diseases as well as patients with biliary tract disease. The endoscopic management of these patients is often complex and challenging. During this course, you'll have the opportunity to enhance your knowledg…
  • The role of endoscopy in subepithelial lesions of the GI tract

    Subepithelial lesions (SELs) of the GI tract are tumors that originate from the muscularis mucosa, submucosa, or muscularis propria. The term subepithelial lesion is preferred to the term submucosal tumor, which should be reserved for those that originate from the submucosal layer. SELs are most commonly found in the stomach, as often as 1 in every 300 endoscopies.2 They usually are identified dur…
  • The role of endoscopy in the management of GERD

    This is one of a series of statements discussing the use of GI endoscopy in common clinical situations. The Standards of Practice Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy prepared this text. In preparing this guideline, a search of the medical literature from January 1990 to August 2014 was performed by using PubMed. Additional references were obtained from the bibliographi…
  • The role of endoscopy in the management of variceal hemorrhage

    Variceal bleeding is a common and serious adverse event of portal hypertension. Mortality after an index hemorrhage in patients with cirrhosis had been previously reported to be as high as 50%, with a 30% mortality rate associated with subsequent bleeding episodes.2 Although more recent data demonstrate improvement in mortality with the increasing use of vasoactive drugs, endoscopy, and antibiotic…
  • The role of endoscopy in the management of choledocholithiasis

    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…
  • The role of endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease

    Endoscopy is fundamental to the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and is essential for diagnosing and treating both Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Endoscopy is used to make an initial diagnosis of IBD, distinguish CD from UC, assess disease extent and activity, monitor response to therapy, survey for dysplasia, and provide endoscopic treatment. The purpose o…
  • Report From Groundbreaking “EndoVators Summit” Offers Guidance and Direction for Obesity Treatment

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- A recently published white paper from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE) breaks new ground in defining the role and value of the latest approaches for obesity management. Based on the proceedings and conclusions of the EndoVators Summit on Obesity convened last November, the paper reports on the scope …