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Volume 86 - 2023 - Fasc.4 - Letters

Motorized spiral enteroscopy: this is the end my friend?

Endoscopic devices have a history of being launched as the next big thing, and subsequently being retrieved from the marked because of efficacy or safety concerns. The Shapelock overtube to overcome sigmoid loop formation during colonoscopy and the Enteryx implant to reduce gastro-oesophageal reflux are only two examples (1,2). They were voluntarily removed by the manufacturers because of serious adverse events. These were accessory devices to facilitate endoscopy or to perform endoscopic therapeutic interventions.


2023 Belgian consensus on Helicobacter pylori treatment, yet another (Belgian) guideline

The Belgian Helicobacter and Microbiota Study Group (BHMSG) welcomes the publication of their new Belgian consensus on the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) in the Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica. Vol 86, January-March (74-91), 2023 (1). We carried out a survey through a questionnaire on the treatment habits of Belgian practitioners at the end of 2020. This 30 questions survey was distributed through the Belgian professional associations of gastroenterology and general practitioners. 138 responses were received in total, including 95 Belgian and 43 African physicians.