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Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

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Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: CME examination Source Type: research
We read with great interest the letter from Haseeb and colleagues1 about their experience (not published) with EUS-guided choledochoduodenostomy (EUS-CD) with uncovered self-expanding metal stents (uSEMSs). In recent years, EUS-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD) has rapidly spread and has been more and more recognized as an effective therapeutic tool after ERCP failure in distal malignant biliary obstruction. Currently, the best route to achieve EUS-BD (ie, EUS-CD vs hepatogastrostomy) and the best stent (ie, SEMS vs lumen-apposing metal stent [LAMS]) or technique (ie, over-the-wire access vs electrocautery enhanced) still h...
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
The traditional structure of gastroenterology fellowship has been an apprenticeship model much like those in the rest of medicine, where trainees learn on the job to treat patients, recognize common pathologic conditions, and perform endoscopy. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) sets minimum standards that must be achieved in a 3-year gastroenterology fellowship program to successfully graduate trainees. These have typically included specifications for a minimum number of cases that should be completed before the trainee can be signed off to independently perform a variety of endoscopic procedures.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
By the 1960s the proliferation of physician services after decades of accelerating innovation required development of a common language to describe medical services for modern health care.1 The American Medical Association (AMA) in partnership with medical specialties developed Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) to specify nomenclature describing physician procedures and services to facilitate documentation and third-party billing. In 1991 the Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) was established to develop a standard method to advise the Centers for Medicare&Medicaid (CMS), which sets service payments for phys...
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Practice management Source Type: research
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