Highlights from the 2002 Digestive Disease Week. Best of DDW 2002

Nimish Vakil, Robert H. Hawes, Stephen B. Hanauer, Martin L. Freeman, Michael Camilleri

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In the presentations reviewed above, there is clearly a trend toward using flexible endoscopes to perform procedures that have heretofore been seen as "surgeries." Although it is exciting to see these developments, we should be reminded that new techniques and technologies must be carefully evaluated by well-designed clinical trials before being integrated into general practice, and the drive and incentive for adopting them into our clinical practice should be the results of good science rather than Wall Street hype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-141
Number of pages16
JournalReviews in gastroenterological disorders
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2002


  • Azathioprine
  • Barrett's esopagus
  • Cancer staging
  • Crohn's disease
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastric bypass
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Ghrelin
  • H. pylori
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Infliximab
  • Leptin
  • Obesity
  • Orexin
  • Resistance, antimicrobial
  • Satiation
  • Sphincter of Oddi manometry
  • Stents, pancreatic
  • Training, endoscopic
  • Triple therapy
  • Ultrasound, endoscopic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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