Endoscopy 2021; 53(05): 535-554
DOI: 10.1055/a-1397-3005
Position Statement

Revising the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) research priorities: a research progress update

Pradeep Bhandari
 1  Department of Gastroenterology, Portsmouth University Hospital NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK
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 1  Department of Gastroenterology, Portsmouth University Hospital NHS Trust, Portsmouth, UK
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 2  Gastroenterology Department, Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal
 3  Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems (CINTESIS), Faculty of Medicine, Porto, Portugal
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Pedro Pimentel-Nunes
 2  Gastroenterology Department, Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal
 3  Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems (CINTESIS), Faculty of Medicine, Porto, Portugal
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 4  Gastroenterology Department, Endoscopy Unit, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Navarrabiomed-UPNA-IdiSNA, Pamplona, Spain
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Mathieu Pioche
 5  Gastroenterology Division, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon, France
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Reena Sidhu
 6  Academic Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
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Cristiano Spada
 7  Digestive Endoscopy and Gastroenterology, Fondazione Poliambulanza, Brescia, Italy
 8  Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
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Andrea Anderloni
 9  Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Ospedale dei Castelli, Ariccia, Rome, Italy
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Alessandro Repici
10  Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, Milan, Italy
11  Digestive Endoscopy Unit, IRCSS Humanitas Research Hospital, Milan, Italy
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Rehan Haidry
12  Department of Gastroenterology, University College London Hospitals, London, UK
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Marc Barthet
13  Department of Gastroenterology, Hôpital Nord, Assistance publique des hôpitaux de Marseille, Marseille, France
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14  Department of Medicine I, University Medical Center Mainz, Mainz, Germany
15  GastroZentrum Lippe, Bad Salzuflen, Germany
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Giulio Antonelli
 9  Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Ospedale dei Castelli, Ariccia, Rome, Italy
16  Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital, Rome, Italy
17  Department of Translational and Precision Medicine, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy
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Alberto Testoni
18  Vita Salute, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
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Thierry Ponchon
 5  Gastroenterology Division, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon, France
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Peter D. Siersema
19  Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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20  Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
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Cesare Hassan
16  Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital, Rome, Italy
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Mario Dinis-Ribeiro
 2  Gastroenterology Department, Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal
 3  Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems (CINTESIS), Faculty of Medicine, Porto, Portugal
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Abstract

Background One of the aims of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) is to encourage high quality endoscopic research at a European level. In 2016, the ESGE research committee published a set of research priorities. As endoscopic research is flourishing, we aimed to review the literature and determine whether endoscopic research over the last 4 years had managed to address any of our previously published priorities.

Methods As the previously published priorities were grouped under seven different domains, a working party with at least two European experts was created for each domain to review all the priorities under that domain. A structured review form was developed to standardize the review process. The group conducted an extensive literature search relevant to each of the priorities and then graded the priorities into three categories: (1) no longer a priority (well-designed trial, incorporated in national/international guidelines or adopted in routine clinical practice); (2) remains a priority (i. e. the above criterion was not met); (3) redefine the existing priority (i. e. the priority was too vague with the research question not clearly defined).

Results The previous ESGE research priorities document published in 2016 had 26 research priorities under seven domains. Our review of these priorities has resulted in seven priorities being removed from the list, one priority being partially removed, another seven being redefined to make them more precise, with eleven priorities remaining unchanged. This is a reflection of a rapid surge in endoscopic research, resulting in 27 % of research questions having already been answered and another 27 % requiring redefinition.

Conclusions Our extensive review process has led to the removal of seven research priorities from the previous (2016) list, leaving 19 research priorities that have been redefined to make them more precise and relevant for researchers and funding bodies to target.



Publication History

Publication Date:
01 April 2021 (online)

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