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dc.date.created2018-07-11T11:08:55Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationPedersen, Ina Borgenheim Løberg, Magnus Hoff, Geir Kalager, Mette Bretthauer, Michael Holme, Øyvind . Polypectomy techniques among gastroenterologists in Norway – a nationwide survey. Endoscopy International Open. 2018, 6(7)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/72753
dc.description.abstractBackground and study aims Incomplete polyp removal has been estimated to cause 27 % of all colorectal cancers detected soon after colonoscopy. There is limited information regarding polypectomy techniques among endoscopists. The article is a nationwide survey of polypectomy techniques among Norwegian endoscopists. Materials and methods We invited all board-certified gastroenterologists in Norway to complete a web-based questionnaire about their polypectomy technique. Inadequate polypectomy techniques were defined as using biopsy forceps for polyps larger than 3 mm in diameter, using hot biopsy forceps for polypectomy, and using the same electrocautery output irrespective of polyp size and morphology. Results Twenty-six of 30 Norwegian gastroenterology departments participated in the study. A total of 119 endoscopists received the survey, and 70 (59 %) responded. Mean duration of endoscopy practice was 11.5 years, and 95 % had performed more than 1,000 colonoscopies during their career. Twenty-eight endoscopists (40 %) used one or more inadequate polypectomy techniques: 10 (14.3 %) used biopsy forceps for removal of polyps larger than 3 mm in diameter, five (7.1 %) used hot biopsy for polypectomy, and 17 (24 %) used the same electrocautery output for all polypectomies. Five (7 %) endoscopists reported that they did not remove polyps smaller than 4 mm. Conclusion A substantial number of Norwegian endoscopists use inadequate polypectomy techniques. Improved training and certification of endoscopists is warranted.
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherThieme
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titlePolypectomy techniques among gastroenterologists in Norway – a nationwide survey
dc.typeJournal article
dc.creator.authorPedersen, Ina Borgenheim
dc.creator.authorLøberg, Magnus
dc.creator.authorHoff, Geir
dc.creator.authorKalager, Mette
dc.creator.authorBretthauer, Michael
dc.creator.authorHolme, Øyvind
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cristin.unitnameAvdeling for helseledelse og helseøkonomi
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dc.identifier.cristin1596718
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.jtitle=Endoscopy International Open&rft.volume=6&rft.spage=&rft.date=2018
dc.identifier.jtitleEndoscopy International Open
dc.identifier.volume06
dc.identifier.issue07
dc.identifier.startpageE812
dc.identifier.endpageE820
dc.identifier.pagecount9
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1055/a-0607-0727
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-75833
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn2196-9736
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/72753/2/Pedersen-2018-Polypectomy%2Btechniques%2Bamong%2Bgas.pdf
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