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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. ECCO Members automatically receive this publication four times a year. 

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08June2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Portugal

Ana Isabel Vieira and Isadora Rosa, ECCO National Representatives, Portugal

Portugal   Portugal

Name of group: Grupo de Estudos de Doença Inflamatória Intestinal (Study Group of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases) - GEDII
Number of active members:300
Number of meetings per year: 2
President: Luís Correia
Secretary: Paula Ministro
National Representatives: Ana Isabel Vieira and Isadora Rosa
Joined ECCO in:  2004
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 
14/100,000 habitants

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 2, ECCO Country Member Profiles

08June2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Moldova

Svetlana Turcan, Eugen Tcaciuc, ECCO National Representatives, Moldova

Moldova   Moldova

Name of group: IBD Group of the Moldovan Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 
Number of active members: Five active members in IBD Group, 109 members of the Moldovan Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Number of meetings per year: 3-4
National Representatives: Svetlana Turcan and Eugen Tcaciuc
Joined ECCO in:  2015
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 
2009–2017: 4.8 per 100,000 inhabitants

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 2, ECCO Country Member Profiles

08June2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Israel

Matti Waterman and Henit Yanai, ECCO National Representatives, Israel

Israel   Israel

Name of group: IBD Society
Number of active members: 40
Number of meetings per year: 2
President: Yehuda Chowers
Secretary: Eran Israeli
National Representatives: Matti Waterman and Henit Yanai
Joined ECCO in:  2006
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 27/100,000

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 2, ECCO Country Member Profiles

08June2018

ECCO Country Member Profiles: Cyprus

Ioannis Kaimakliotis, Theodora Demetriou, Anastasia Nicolaou, ECCO National Representatives, Cyprus

Cyprus   Cyprus

Name of group: Cyprus Gastroenterology Society
Number of active members: 45
Number of meetings per year: 12
President: Andreas Evgeniou
Secretary: Adamos Saveriades
National Representatives: Ioannis Kaimakliotis, Theodora Demetriou and Anastasia Nicolaou
Joined ECCO in:  2007
Incidence of IBD in the country (if available): 
31/100,000 (approximation, not based on Ministry of Health epidemiological report, which is pending)

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 2, ECCO Country Member Profiles

08June2018

Y-ECCO Literature Review: Viktor Domislović

Viktor Domislović

Cumulative burden of inflammation predicts colorectal neoplasia risk in Ulcerative Colitis: A large single-centre study

Choi CR, Al Bakir I, Ding NJ, Lee GH, Askari A, Warusavitarne J, Moorghen M, Humphries A, Ignjatovic-Wilson A, Thomas-Gibson S, Saunders BP, Rutter MD, Graham TA, Hart AL
Gut. 2017 Nov 17. pii: gutjnl-2017-314190. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2017-314190.

Posted in Y-ECCO Literature Reviews, ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 2, Y-ECCO

08June2018

Y-ECCO Literature Review: Valentina Petito

Valentina Petito

Uncoupling of mucosal gene regulation, mRNA splicing and adherent microbiota signatures in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Häsler R, Sheibani-Tezerji R, Sinha A, Barann M, Rehman A, Esser D, Aden K, Knecht C, Brandt B, Nikolaus S, Schäuble S, Kaleta C, Franke A, Fretter C, Müller W, Hütt MT, Krawczak M, Schreiber S, Rosenstiel P
Gut. 2017;66:2087–2097. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2016-311651

Posted in Y-ECCO Literature Reviews, ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 2, Y-ECCO

08June2018

Y-ECCO Interview corner: Jane Andrews

Nuha Yassin, Y-ECCO Chair

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Nuha Yassin © ECCO

With the Y-ECCO Interview corner, we travel the world and share the thoughts of some of the most inspirational IBD leaders. Today we travel to Australia in order to share the IBD journey of a very successful and inspirational IBD leader, Professor Jane Andrews, who is head of the IBD service and Education in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia and a clinical professor at the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide.

 

 

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 2, Y-ECCO

08June2018

Y-ECCO Members’ Address

Nuha Yassin, Y-ECCO Chair

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Nuha Yassin © ECCO

Dear Y-ECCO Friends,

Greetings fellow Y-ECCOs. I hope you are all enjoying some warmth after the prolonged winter. The Young ECCO Committee (Y-ECCO) has been using the cold winter time well, wrapped up indoors and brewing up a couple of brand new hot beverages for you as we continue to strive to provide Y-ECCO Members with the best possible offers.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 2, Y-ECCO

08June2018

Serrated lesions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Magali Svrcek, H-ECCO Member

Magali Svrcek
Magali Svrcek
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In addition to the “classical” pathway of colorectal carcinogenesis, involving development of cancer from an adenomatous precursor lesion, an alternative pathway, the serrated pathway, is now recognised to exist, and it is estimated that approximately 30% of colorectal cancers (CRC) arise via this alternative pathway [1]. In the last WHO classification, serrated polyps were classified as (i) hyperplastic polyps (HP), (ii) sessile serrated adenoma/polyps (SSA/P), with or without dysplasia, and (iii) traditional serrated adenomas (TSA). The possibility of a serrated pathway has also been suggested in colorectal carcinoma complicating Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) [2–4]. Little is known concerning immunohistochemical and molecular features of serrated lesions in IBD: Data are limited to small series of patients or case reports and findings are controversial due to the rarity of the cases. However, the clinical, pathological and biological characteristics of serrated polyps in patients with IBD do seem to resemble those of their sporadic counterparts.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 2, H-ECCO

08June2018

Challenges in using new drugs in children

Lissy de Ridder, P-ECCO Member

Lissy de Ridder
Lissy de Ridder
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Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) accounts for 10%15% of all incident cases of IBD, while the incidence in children under 10 years old is rising most rapidly [1, 2]. Children and adolescents present with a more severe phenotype of disease and have both higher and unique risks (e.g. fistulising disease, growth failure, pubertal delay) and a longer disease duration, given that IBD is a lifelong disease. 

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 2, P-ECCO