Digestive Disease Week 2020

Below is a sample of the abstracts and presentations we had anticipated sharing with you in person at Digestive Disease Week, with hopes for discussion and collaboration in the future. It is our great responsibility and privilege to care for our patients, and we are grateful to be your colleagues in this unprecedented time.


Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Rendezvous for Failed ERCP Cannulations:A Sytematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Jagpal S. Klair, Munish Ashat, Arvind R. Murali, Mahendran Jayaraj, Joanna K. Law, Michael Larsen, Dhruv P. Singh, Meena Shanmugam, Shayan S. Irani, Richard A. Kozarek, Andrew Ross, Rajesh Krishnamoorthi

Outcomes 0f Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) Among Therapy-Naive Patients with Achalasia at a Single Tertiary Care Center
Jagpal S. Klair, Michael Larsen, Joanna K. Law, Donald Low, Richard A. Kozarek, Shayan S. Irani, Andrew Ross, Rajesh Krishnamoorthi

POEM for Treatment with Esophageal Dysmotility in Patients with Prior Bariatric Surgeries: A Multicenter Experience
Jagpal S. Klair, Munish Ashat, Joanna K. Law, Michael Larsen, Rami El Abiad, Henning Gerke, John Keech, Kalpaj Parekh, Peter Nau, Richard A. Kozarek, Shayan S. Irani, Andrew Ross, Rajesh Krishnamoorthi

Elevated Liver Enzymes Not Correlated with Advanced Fibrosis Among Patients Incidentally Found to Have Fatty Liver on Ultrasound
Navroop Nagra, Rubal Penna, Danielle La Selva, David L. Coy, Asma Siddique, Blaire E. Burman

Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Franseen EUS-FNB Needle with Fork-Tip EUS-FNB Needle Regarding Specimen Quality and Diagnostic Accuracy: A Non-Inferiority Study
Munish Ashat, Jagpal Klair, Arvind Murali, Chris Jensen, Rami Elabiad, Henning Gerke

Patients with Crohn’s Disease Treated with Ustekinumab vs Vedolizumab in Real-World Settings
Michael Chiorean, Jeanne Jiang, Ninfa Candela, Grace Chen, Hela Romdhani, Dominick Latremouille-Viau, Sherry Shi, Rebecca Bungay, Tao Fan

Development of a Preliminary Question Prompt List as a Communication Tool for Adults with Achalasia: A Modified Delphi Study
Afrin Kamal, Arjan Bredenoord, John Clarke, Ronnie Fass, C. Prakash Gyawali, Mary Hawn, Joo Ha Hwang, Peter Kahrilas, David Katzka, Donald Low, Benson Massey, Dhyanesh Patel, Roberto Penagini, Sabine Roman, Madhusudhan Sanaka, Edoardo Savarino, Andreas Smout, Lee Swanstrom, Roger Tatum, Micheal Vaezi, Marcelo Vela, Giovanni Zaninotto, George Triadafi lopoulos

Here a LAMS. There a LAMS. Everywhere a LAMS.
Jun-Ho Choi, Richard A. Kozarek, Michael C. Larsen, Andrew S. Ross, Joanna K. Law, Rajesh Krishnamoorthi, Shayan Irani

Full-Thickness Resection Device (FTRD) for Treatment of Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Lesions: The First International Experience
Kaveh Hajifathalian, Yervant Ichkhanian, Qais M. Dawod, Alexander Meining, Arthur Schmidt, Nicolas Glaser, Kia Vosoughi, David L. Diehl, Ian S. Grimm, Theodore W. James, Adam W. Templeton, Jason B. Samarasena, Nabil E. Chehade, John Lee, Kenneth J. Chang, Meir Mizrahi, Mohammed Barawi, Shayan S. Irani, Shai Friedland, Mohammad A. Al-Haddad, Thomas E. Kowalski, George Smallfield, Gregory G. Ginsberg, Norio Fukami, Shou J. Tang, Franklin Kasmin, Martin Goetz, Stefan Seewald, Vivek Kumbhari, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Saurabh Mukewar, Kartik Sampath1, SriHari Mahadev, David L. Carr-Locke, Mouen A. Khashab, Reem Z. Sharaiha

Endoscopic Full-Thickness Resection of Polyps Involving the Appendiceal Orifice: First Multicenter International Study
Yervant Ichkhanian, Mohammed Barawi, Bachir Ghandour, Talal Seoud, Shyam Thakkar, Truptesh H. Kothari, Krystle Bittner, Asad Ullah, Vivek Kaul, Shivangi Kothari, Edris Wedi, Patrick Aepli, Thomas E. Kowalski, Brianna Shinn, Reem Z. Sharaiha, Qais M. Dawod, SriHari Mahadev, Kaveh Hajifathalian, Gianluca Andrisani, Heinz Albrecht, Andrew Q. Giap, Shou J. Tang, Yehia M. Naga, Ayla S. Turan, Shai Friedland, Benjamin Tharian, Shayan S. Irani, Andrew S. Ross, Laith H. Jamil, Daniel Lew, Andrew Nett, Omid Sanaei, Nasim Parsa, Jad Farh, Manol Jovani, Vivek Kumbhari, Anthony N. Kalloo, Mouen A. Khashab

ERCP: Cases to Write Home About
Shayan S. Irani

Biliary Sphincterotomy vs Biliary Stent With or Without Biliary Sphincterotomy for the Management of Post- Cholecystectomy Bile Leak: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Jagpal S. Klair, Arvind R. Murali, Joanna K. Law, Michael Larsen, Navroop Nagra, Dhruv P. Singh, Shayan S. Irani, Richard A. Kozarek, Andrew Ross, Rajesh Krishnamoorthi

Safety of EUS-Guided Gall Bladder Drainage in Grade 4 Cholecystitis
Shifa Umar, Shayan S. Irani, Harshit S. Khara, Talal Seoud, Shyam Thakkar

Fecal Calprotectin and C-Reactive Protein Levels are Correlated with Long Term Clinical and Endoscopic Outcomes: Analysis of the Oasis Open Label Extension Trial of Etrasimod for Ulcerative Colitis
Andres Yarur, Michael Chiorean, Jinkun Zhang, Walter Reinisch, Severine Vermeire, Julian Panes, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Bruce Sands, Chris Cabell, Snehal Naik, William Sandborn

Endoscopes: Disinfect, Sterilize or Discard?
Andrew Ross

Pancreatic Endotherapy: Past, Present, and Future
Richard Kozarek

Palliative Care and End-of-Life Healthcare Utilization Among Patients with Advanced Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
Amulya Reddy, Christina Pham, Blaire Burman

Same Day Discharge is Safe in Selected Patients Following Laparoscopic Right Colectomy in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project
Richard Huettemann, Virgilio George, Pinckney Maxwell, Vlad Simianu, Thomas Curran

Is Fluoroscopy Useful for Guiding Crohn’s Disease-Related Stricture Dilation?
HyunSeok Lee, Michael Chiorean, James Lord, Elisa Boden, Shayan Irani, Andrew Ross, Richard Kozarek, Michael Larsen

Challenging the Norms: EUS-Guided Gallbladder Drainage
Shayan Irani

Acute Complications of Edge and Their Management
Shayan Irani

Outcomes of Radiofrequency Ablation vs. Endoscopic Surveillance for Barrett’s Esophagus With Low-Grade Dysplasia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Jagpal Klair, Mahendran Jayaraj, Navroop Nagra, Joanna Law, Michael Larsen, Dhruv P. Singh, Shayan Irani, Richard Kozarek, Andrew Ross, Rajesh Krishnamoorthi

Spray Coagulation to Manage Remnant Polyp During EMR of Di­ cult Colorectal Polyps
Jagpal Klair, Rajesh Krishnamoorthi, Joanna Law, Michael Larsen, Andrew Ross, Richard Kozarek, Shayan Irani

Retrospective Multicenter Study on Endoscopic Treatment of Upper Gastrointestinal Post-Surgical Leaks
Eduardo Rodrigues-Pinto, Pedro Pereira, Rui Morais, Hany Shehab, Rolando Pinho, Michael Larsen, Shayan Irani, Richard Kozarek, Milena Di Leo, Alessandro Repici, Ealaf Shemmeri, Brian Louie, Pawel Rogalski, Andrzej Baniukiewicz, Andrzej Dabrowski, João Correia de Sousa, Silvia Barrias, Yervant Ichkhanian, Vivek Kumbhari, Mouen Khashab, Nicole Bowers, Allison Schulman, Guilherme Macedo

Blood T Cell Frequencies Predict and Correlate with Response to Ustekinumab in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
James Lord, Donna Shows, Andrew Konecny, Elisa Boden

Metastatic Nets: Role of Surgery for the Primary?
Flavio Rocha

Frame the Debate
Flavio Rocha

Clinical Management of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms
Andrew Ross