ECCO News

ECCO News keeps ECCO Members up-to-date on what is going on within the organisation and reports on IBD activities taking place within Europe. Since Spring 2006, ECCO News has maintained the flow of information between Members of the organisation. 

ECCO News is an important part of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation’s ambition to create a European standard of IBD care and to promote knowledge and research in the field of IBD. 

Editor & Associate Editors

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Nuha Yassin
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Ignacio Catalán-Serra
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Brigida Barberio
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Spyros Siakavellas
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Latest ECCO News Content


04October2018

Privacy and your ECCO Membership

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At ECCO, we process your data in line with the principles of transparency and fairness. When becoming a member of ECCO, you are asked to provide your contact information, which enables us to correctly identify you in our database. We do not pass on any of your data to external parties, unless this is necessary to ensure the correct processing and safe-keeping of your information. You can find more detailed information in the ECCO Data Privacy Statement.

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 3

04October2018

Y-ECCO Literature Review: Christina Kapizioni

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Increased risk of acute arterial events in young patients and severely active IBD: A nationwide French cohort study

Kirchgesner J, Beaugerie L, Carrat F, Andersen NN, Jess T, Schwarzinger M; BERENICE study group
Gut. 2018;67:1261–1268.

Posted in ECCO News, Y-ECCO Literature Reviews, Committee News, Y-ECCO, Volume 13, Issue 3

04October2018

Y-ECCO Literature Review Introduction

Dominik Bettenworth, Y-ECCO Literature Review Admin

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Dear Y-ECCO Friends,

A warm welcome to the Y-ECCO Literature Review section, where you will find a summary and discussion of cutting-edge clinical trials as well as basic science studies in the field of IBD. 

If you are a Y-ECCO Member and you are looking for an opportunity to get actively involved in ECCO and gain some visibility, contribute your article to the Y-ECCO Literature Review corner, together with a short self-description and your picture.

Posted in ECCO News, Y-ECCO Literature Reviews, Committee News, Y-ECCO, Volume 13, Issue 3

04October2018

Y-ECCO Interview corner: Nicola Dames

Nuha Yassin, Y-ECCO Chair

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“The patient's perspective”

With the Y-ECCO Interview corner, I have had the honour to talk to inspirational people who have been kind enough to share with the ECCO Family and the IBD Community their professional and personal IBD journeys. Taking an IBD MDT approach, I have had the pleasure to speak to surgeons, gastroenterologists, nurses and dietitians from Europe and beyond. 

Today, I have the pleasure to speak to a representative of the most important group within the MDT, the patient. As clinicians, our clinical and research work is patient centred. Therefore, it is natural that the Interview corner should take us to a place we have never been before, the patient’s home. 

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Y-ECCO, Volume 13, Issue 3

04October2018

Y-ECCO Members’ Address

Nuha Yassin, Y-ECCO Chair

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Dear Y-ECCO Friends,

I hope you are well and enjoying your summer break. As we catch the last rays of sunshine, or hide away from the sweltering heat, we think about the next ECCO Congress in the beautiful city of Copenhagen. Abstract submission is now open, and Y-ECCO Members can prepare for writing the best abstracts and sharing their research with the ECCO Community. There will be an opportunity to win one of the five best Y-ECCO Abstract Awards, but you’re only eligible if you indicate that your abstract qualifies for the Y-ECCO Abstract Award. If you’re a Y-ECCO basic scientist, please prepare your abstracts with a general focus on two areas, genetics/epigenetics and metabolomics, and do tick the box if you’d like your abstract to be considered for presentation at the Y-ECCO Basic Science Workshop.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Y-ECCO, Volume 13, Issue 3

04October2018

Pouchitis: Practical Points for Pathologists

Paula Borralho Nunes, H-ECCO Member

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A significant number of patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC) will require a colectomy [1], with the most frequent indications including medical refractory disease and the occurrence of dysplasia or cancer in cases of longstanding disease. A total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch–anal anastomosis (IPAA) has become the surgery of choice for the “definitive” management of UC since it avoids a permanent stoma while removing all diseased colonic mucosa [2], but it is also used for familial adenomatous polyposis and sometimes (advertently or inadvertently) for Crohn’s Disease (CD). However, although this surgery has significantly improved the quality of life of patients with UC, complications such as fistulas, abscesses, strictures of the anastomosis and pouchitis can occur after restorative proctocolectomies. Pouchitis refers to a chronic relapsing inflammatory condition with active inflammation of IPAA mucosa and is considered to be a primary “non-specific, idiopathic inflammation of the neorectal ileal mucosa”. 

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, H-ECCO, Volume 13, Issue 3

04October2018

12th European Colorectal Congress, St. Gallen

Michel Adamina, S-ECCO Member

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The 12th European Colorectal Congress takes place from Monday, December 3 to Thursday, December 6, 2018 in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and will be preceded by the Colorectal Masterclass on Sunday, December 2. About 1,400 participants from 80 countries are expected to attend the St. Gallen Colorectal Week (www.colorectalsurgery.eu). 

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, S-ECCO, Volume 13, Issue 3

04October2018

Nutrition screening tools in IBD

Catherine Wall, D-ECCO Member

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Nutrition screening tools are commonly used in clinical practice to identify patients who may be at nutrition risk. Patients identified as being at nutrition risk should be referred for nutritional assessment prior to implementation of a food and nutrition intervention as required. The use of nutrition screening tools can identify those patients most likely to benefit from a dietitian's input and can assist with the allocation of scarce dietetic resources. 

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, D-ECCO, Volume 13, Issue 3

04October2018

N-ECCO activities in Copenhagen 2019

Petra Hartmann, N-ECCO Member

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Once again, N-ECCO is offering an outstanding range of clinical and educational opportunities for nurses attending the ECCO’19 Copenhagen Congress.

The programmes for each activity continue to be developed on the basis of the evaluation forms from the previous year in order to meet your needs.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, ECCO'19, N-ECCO, Volume 13, Issue 3

04October2018

1st Guideline Methodology and GRADE Workshop

Tim Raine, GuiCom Member

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The upcoming ECCO Congress will see a new addition to the line-up of workshops offered. Under the supervision of the Guidelines Committee (GuiCom), we are running a workshop specifically designed to offer ECCO Members the opportunity to increase their awareness and knowledge of the GRADE clinical guideline development methodology.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, GuiCom, ECCO'19, Volume 13, Issue 3