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ESGE Days 2020 – click here to read the conference abstracts!

Current Issue: October 2020

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided tissue acquisition with or without macroscopic on-site evaluation: randomized controlled trial

by Charing C. N. Chong, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Nam Nguyen et al.

This trial compared the diagnostic yields, with and without macroscopic on-site evaluation (MOSE), of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine-needle tissue acquisition in patients with solid lesions. The diagnostic yields were similar, but fewer passes were required in the MOSE arm.

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Colonoscopy later than 270 days in a fecal immunochemical testbased population screening program is associated with higher prevalence of colorectal cancer

by Manuel Zorzi, Cesare Hassan, Giulia Capodaglio et al.

Colonoscopy performed more than 9 months after fecal immunochemical testing was associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer and cancer progression, but no increase in low or high risk adenomas, in a large cohort study.

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Curriculum for optical diagnosis training in Europe: EuropeanSociety of Gastrointestinal Endos copy (ESGE) Position Statement

by Evelien Dekker, Britt B. S. L. Houwen, Ignasi Puig et al.

This ESGE Position Statement comprehensively presents a clear framework for the provision of training in optical diagnosis during endoscopy. It encompasses the skills required prior to commencing training in optical diagnosis, structured training steps for trainees to achieve and maintain competence, and ways of ensuring proficiency, with several practice recommendations.

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