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The link between chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer is well established. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is increased in patients with IBD involving at least one-third of the colon, and it is important to remember that it is the same for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Classically, the risk of CRC was estimated to […]

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The assessment and prevention of work-related injury to physicians who perform endoscopy is a remarkably understudied area, but an extremely important one. Endoscopists are at risk of musculoskeletal strain and repetitive motion injury due to procedures requiring repetitive push-and-pull movements of the arms, torquing of the endoscope with force, and a prolonged grip of the […]

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We are all aware that the incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has been rising rapidly over the last 50 years. Since the cancer is associated with an endoscopically visible lesion in Barrett’s esophagus, screening for esophageal adenocarcinoma ought to be relatively easy compared to screening for other terrible cancers, such as pancreatic or ovarian. But there […]