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

Current Issue: April 2020

Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided deployment of embolization coils and cyanoacrylate

by Carlos Robles-Medranda, Roberto Oleas, Manuel Valero et al.

Trial comparing technical success of EUS-guided coil embolization for gastric varices with or without cyanoacrylate injection in 60 patients. Although the technical success was 100% in both groups, immediate disappearance of varices was significantly higher in the cyanoacrylate group (86% vs. 13 %).

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Sustained colonoscopy quality improvement using a simple intervention bundle

Laura J. Neilson, James E. East, Praveen T. Rajasekhar et al.

This pragmatic "before and after" observational study from the UK shows that the introduction of a simple, inexpensive, pragmatic intervention bundle significantly improved colonoscopy quality as measured by the adenoma detection rate, particularly in poorer performers.

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Role of gastrointestinal endoscopy in the screening of digestive tract cancers in Europe: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Position Statement

by Adrian Săftoiu, Cesare Hassan, Miguel Areia et al.

Gastrointestinal cancers represent a substantial burden of morbidity, mortality, and costs for the European population. GI endoscopy provides a unique opportunity to reduce this burden by means of early diagnosis and cancer prevention. This ESGE Position Statement addresses the role of GI endoscopy techniques in the screening of upper and lower GI and pancreatic cancer, based on the burden of each cancer according to country-specific disease incidence, the risk attributable to the target population, and the expected efficacy of screening prevention.

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