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Current Issue October 2017

Endocuff-assisted vs. standard colonoscopy in the fecal occult blood test-based UK Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (E-cap study): a randomized trial (FREE ACCESS)

Rupam Bhattacharyya, Fergus Chedgy, Kesavan Kandiah et al.

This randomized trial compared endocuff-assisted with standard colonoscopy among 534 patients with positive fecal occult blood tests. No difference was found in the detection of polyps, adenomas, or advanced adenomas between endocuff-assisted and standard colonoscopy. In 6% of patients, the endocuff could not pass through the sigmoid colon.

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Calculating the adenoma detection rate in screening colonoscopies only: Is it necessary? Can it be gamed? (FREE ACCESS)

Douglas K. Rex, Prasanna L. Ponugoti

It is generally recommended to calculate the adenoma detection rate (ADR) in screening colonoscopies only, although this may be subject to indication gaming. The overall ADR (for screening, surveillance, and diagnostic procedures combined) was evaluated in a large retrospective study and is suggested to be a superior colonoscopy quality metric.

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Prevention of multidrug-resistant infections from contaminated duodenoscopes: Position Statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and European Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (ESGENA) (FREE ACCESS)

Ulrike Beilenhoff, Holger Biering, Reinhard Blum et al.

This ESGE-ESGENA Position Statement addresses the recent outbreaks of infection with multidrug-resistant organisms following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and proposes measures to prevent or manage such outbreaks. As a consequence of the outbreaks, the development of purpose-designed cleaning equipment has been intensified, and manufacturers have provided more instructions on how to reprocess duodenoscopes appropriately and how to identify when servicing is necessary. The Position Statement addresses the importance of staff training, reprocessing and maintenance of duodenoscopes, process validation, and microbiological surveillance, as well as outbreak management.

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