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Advanced endoscopic procedures in gastroenterology

Guest Editors:
Chang Seok Bang: Hallym University College of Medicine, South Korea
Wandong Hong: The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China
Yeong Yeh Lee: Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Andrea Lisotti: University of Bologna, Italy
Kyaw Min Tun: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA



BMC Gastroenterology presents a Collection on "Advanced endoscopic procedures in gastroenterology".

Advanced endoscopic procedures play an essential role in gastroenterology, allowing clinicians to perform minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases. Recent advances in endoscope technology, coupled with the development of new techniques and equipment, have significantly improved the safety and efficacy of these procedures, enabling clinicians to achieve better patient outcomes and improve the overall quality of care.

This Collection comprises original research articles that pertain to recent developments in endoscopic techniques and their benefits in the field of gastroenterology.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Chang Seok Bang: Hallym University College of Medicine, South Korea

Chang Seok Bang currently works at the Department of Internal Medicine at the Hallym University College of Medicine, South Korea. Chang Seok does research in clinical trials, gastroenterology, internal medicine (general medicine), and artificial intelligence in medicine. He is an Editorial Board Member of BMC Gastroenterology and Associate Editor of Clinical Endoscopy, J Gastric Cancer, and Korean J Gastroenterology.

Wandong Hong: The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China

Dr Wandong Hong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China. He has been engaged in clinical practice of gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy for 20 years.  His major research interests are the acute pancreatitis and advance endoscopy (such as endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic submucosal dissection). He is also an Editorial Board Member of BMC Gastroenterology, Associate Editor of European Journal of Medical Research, Academic Editor of  International Journal of Clinical Practice and Academic Editor of Gastroenterology Research and Practice.

Yeong Yeh Lee: Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Yeong Yeh Lee, MD, Ph.D., FACP, FRCP, FACG, FAMM, AGAF is Professor of Medicine and Consultant of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Internal Medicine of Universiti Sains Malaysia. In addition to BMC Gastroenterology, he is senior editor of a number of journals including the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences. He has published almost 300 papers in journals including Gastroenterology and Gut, and several book chapters and textbooks. JCI Malaysia awarded him the Outstanding Young Malaysian Award in 2015 and the Top Research Scientist of Malaysia by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia in 2018. He is current President of the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Past Scientific Chair of Asia Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) 2021, and is committee member of numerous international societies.

Andrea Lisotti: University of Bologna, Italy

Andrea Lisotti completed a fellowship and a Master's in advanced endoscopy at the Gastroenterology Unit of the Hospital of Imola in the University of Bologna, Italy. In recent years, he worked for six months at the Gastroenterology Unit of the Hôpital Privé Jean Mermoz in Lyon, France, where he had the opportunity of getting involved in several interventional endoscopy procedures. Andrea's field of expertise is the diagnostic and interventional biliary-pancreatic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and ERCP.

Kyaw Min Tun: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Dr Kyaw Min Tun is a junior faculty/chief resident of the Internal Medicine residency program at Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA (UNLV). He completed his medical education at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his internal medicine training at UNLV. Dr Tun's research interests include endoscopy techniques, NAFLD, alcoholic hepatitis, and fecal microbiota transplantation.

About the collection

Advanced endoscopic procedures play an essential role in gastroenterology, allowing clinicians to perform minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases. Recent advances in endoscope technology, coupled with the development of new techniques and equipment, have significantly improved the safety and efficacy of these procedures, enabling clinicians to achieve better patient outcomes and improve the overall quality of care.

This Collection comprises original research articles that pertain to recent developments in endoscopic techniques and their benefits in the field of gastroenterology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, studies on the application of endoscopic techniques such as:

•    Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)
•    Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)
•    Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
•    Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
•    Endoscopic Suturing and Closure Techniques
•    Endoscopic Balloon Dilation
•    Endoscopic Hemostasis
•    Endoscopic Bariatric Procedures
•    Endoscopic Stenting
•    Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES)

In addition, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 “responsible consumption and production” we also welcome manuscripts on the topic of “sustainable endoscopy”. Being among the most prevalent medical interventions we are looking for research that describes practices and technologies to minimize waste generation, conserve resources and reduce the overall environmental impact of endoscopic procedures.    

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  1. Endoscopic biliary stenting (EBS) is commonly used for preoperative drainage of localized perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (LPHC). This study retrospectively compared the utility of inside stent (IS) and conventio...

    Authors: Reiko Yamada, Naohisa Kuriyama, Takamitsu Tanaka, Kenji Nose, Yoshifumi Nakamura, Tetsuro Miwata, Junya Tsuboi, Shugo Mizuno and Hayato Nakagawa
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2024 24:174
  2. Esophageal squamous cell neoplasia (ESCN) is predominant in Asia. Endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) have both been recommended worldwide, however the application of endosc...

    Authors: Hsu-En Cheng, Sz-Iuan Shiu and Chung-Wang Ko
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2024 24:152
  3. The colorectal cancer (CRC) screening program B-PREDICT is a population based invited two stage screening project using a faecal immunochemical test (FIT) for initial screening followed by a colonoscopy for th...

    Authors: Stefanie BREZINA, Gernot LEEB, Andreas BAIERL, Evelyn GRÄF, Monika HACKL, Philipp HOFER, Harald LANG, Michaela KLEIN, Karl MACH, Remy SCHWARZER, Wilhelm WLASSITS, Andreas PÜSPÖK and Andrea GSUR
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2024 24:149
  4. Methods to prevent esophageal stenosis (ES) after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) have received increasing attention. Although steroid administr...

    Authors: Junichi Mizuno, Yuji Urabe, Shiro Oka, Hirona Konishi, Kazuki Ishibashi, Motomitsu Fukuhara, Hidenori Tanaka, Akiyoshi Tsuboi, Ken Yamashita, Yuichi Hiyama, Takahiro Kotachi, Hidehiko Takigawa, Ryo Yuge, Toru Hiyama and Shinji Tanaka
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2024 24:41
  5. To investigate the feasibility of a deformable self-assembled magnetic anastomosis ring (DSAMAR), designed and developed by us, for endoscopic gastrointestinal bypass anastomosis.

    Authors: Miaomiao Zhang, Jianqi Mao, Jia Ma, Shuqin Xu, Yi Lyu and Xiaopeng Yan
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2024 24:20
  6. Authors: Junichi Kaneko, Takanori Yamada, Yuzo Sasada, Moeka Watahiki, Toshikatsu Kosugi, Daisuke Kusama, Hiroki Tamakoshi, Tomoyuki Niwa, Masaki Takinami, Atsushi Tsuji, Masafumi Nishino, Yurimi Takahashi, Kazuhito Kawata and Ken Sugimoto
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2024 24:13
  7. Whether body mass index (BMI) is a risk factor for poor bowel preparation is controversial, and the optimal bowel preparation regimen for people with a high BMI is unclear.

    Authors: Hailin Yan, Hongyu Huang, Dailan Yang, Zonghua Chen, Chao Liu, Zhong Huang, Rui Zhao, Jing Shan, Li Yang, Jinlin Yang and Kai Deng
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:427
  8. The effect of Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) eradication therapy on mixed-histological-type gastric cancer remains unclear. This study aimed to clarify the effect of H. pylori eradication therapy on mixed-histolo...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Tokai, Yusuke Horiuchi, Noriko Yamamoto, Ken Namikawa, Shoichi Yoshimizu, Akiyoshi Ishiyama, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Toshiaki Hirasawa and Junko Fujisaki
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:425
  9. Demonstration of access to the bile duct through Enlarged Papillary Fistulotomy, a method different from conventional fistulotomy.

    Authors: Alexandre Gomes, Ana Sarah Rafka Haidar, Giovani Caetano Padilha, Juliana Bara, Mariana Sussai Nonato, José Mauro da Silva Rodrigues, Pérsio Campos Correia Pinto, Ricardo de Oliveira Ayres and Ronaldo Antonio Borghesi
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:419
  10. There are different therapeutic approaches for biliary strictures and reducing portal hypertension in patients with symptomatic portal cavernoma cholangiopathy (PCC). Endoscopic treatment includes endoscopic b...

    Authors: Abdullah Murat Buyruk, Çağdaş Erdoğan, Fatih Tekin, İlker Turan, Ömer Özütemiz and Galip Ersöz¹
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:414
  11. Iatrogenic esophageal perforation (IEP) is a severe adverse event (AE) of upper endoscopy procedures (UEPs) associated with morbidity. Management has shifted from surgery to endotherapy with clip closure (CC),...

    Authors: Eric M. Montminy, Blake Jones, J. Christie Heller and Augustin Attwell
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:371
  12. For high-risk elderly patients with chronic diseases, endoscopic stone removal for large common bile duct stones is associated with a high risk of adverse events and incomplete stone removal. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Ke Meng, Da-ya Zhang, De-xin Chen, Wen-jing Liu, Kai-xuan Fang, Shengxin Chen, Lang Wu and Ming-yang Li
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:344
  13. The sedation method used during double-balloon endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (DB-ERCP) differs among countries and/or facilities, and there is no established method. This study aimed to evalua...

    Authors: Kazuya Miyamoto, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Taisuke Obata, Ryosuke Sato, Akihiro Matsumi, Kosaku Morimoto, Taiji Ogawa, Hiroyuki Terasawa, Yuki Fujii, Tatsuhiro Yamazaki, Daisuke Uchida, Shigeru Horiguchi, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Hironari Kato and Motoyuki Otsuka
    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2023 23:296