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ESGE Days 2019
Find the ESGE Days abstracts here (full PDF) or here (individual contributions)


Current Issue: January 2020

Adherence to recommendations of Barrett's esophagus surveillance guidelines: a systematic review and meta-analysis

by Carlijn A. M. Roumans, Ruben D. van der Bogt, Ewout W. Steyerberg et al.

Meta-analysis investigating factors associated with variability in adherence to Barrett's surveillance guidelines. The main findings showed that adherence was better in university hospitals and in dedicated programs, indicating that persistent alertness to guidelines is important. Short-term meaningful consequences include optimal introduction and monitoring of formalized surveillance programs.

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Combined versus single use 20G fine-needle biopsy and 25G fine-needle aspiration for endoscopic ultrasound-guided tissue sampling of solid gastrointestinal lesions

by Priscilla A. van Riet, Paolo Giorgio Arcidiacono, Mariachiara Petrone et al.

The incremental yield of dual sampling (20G endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy [FNB]+ 25G fine-needle aspiration [FNA] needles) was compared with single needle use for diagnostic accuracy for malignancy in solid gastrointestinal lesions. The main findings were that both dual sampling and FNA followed by FNB improved the diagnostic accuracy.

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Predictive rules for optical diagnosis of <10-mm colorectal polyps based on a dedicated software

by Cesare Hassan, Raf Bisschops, Pradeep Bhandari et al.

Study validating the previously reported BASIC classification for differentiation of polyps using dedicated software. New BASIC classes for adenomatous and hyperplastic histological types were created, with favorable effects on accuracy and confidence.

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