The research roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultants, including featured abstracts and a complete list of published studies and reviews.
Large colon polyps removed by endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) can be complicated by delayed bleeding. Prophylactic defect clip closure can reduce post-EMR bleeding. Larger defects can be challenging to close using through-the-scope clips (TTSCs) and proximal defects are difficult to reach using over-the-scope techniques. A novel, through-the-scope suture (TTSS) device allows direct closure of mucosal defects without scope withdrawal. We aim to evaluate the rate of delayed bleeding following the closure of large colon polyp EMR sites with TTSS.