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ESGE Days 2020 – watch this spot for the conference abstracts!  

Current Issue: May 2020



Authors: Ian M. Gralnek, Cesare Hassan, Ulrike Beilenhoff et al.

Gastric peroral endoscopic pyloromyotomy versus gastric electrical stimulation in the treatment of refractory gastroparesis: a propensity score-matched analysis of long term outcomes

by Shanshan Shen, Hui Luo, Cicily Vachaparambil et al.

Retrospective study comparing gastric electrical stimulation (GES) and gastric peroral endoscopic pyloromyotomy (GPOEM) for refractory gastroparesis. G-POEM had a better clinical response with a lower adverse event rate compared with GES.

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A prospective study of fully covered metal stents for different types of refractory benign biliary strictures

by Tatsuya Sato, Hirofumi Kogure, Yousuke Nakai et al.

Fully covered metal stents for refractory benign bile duct strictures were evaluated in this prospective study, with stenting for 3 months resulting in stricture resolution in about 90% of patients. Of interest, the authors included not only patients with regular benign bile duct strictures, but also those with hepaticojejunostomy and living-donor liver transplant strictures.

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Self-expandable metal stents for obstructing colonic and extracolonic cancer: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline – Update 2020

by Jeanin E. van Hooft, Joyce V. Veld, Dirk Arnold et al.

The updated guideline on "Self-expandable metal stents for obstructing colonic and extracolonic cancer" reveals some notable changes, particularly with regard to the indications for metal stent placement as a bridge to surgery in patients with acute colonic obstruction. Recommendations on rightsided colonic stent placement for acute obstruction and new data on the combination of metal stents and chemotherapy are also presented. This update to the 2014 guideline contains plenty of interest for those practising in this field.

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