Slovenian Journal of Digestive Diseases

October 2023 • Year 27, supplement 1

Date of issue:
Slovenian Association for Gastroenterology and Hepatology


On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to welcome you all to the 4th Alpe-Adria-Donava (AAD) conference organized by SAGH (Slove­nian association for gastroenterology and hepatology), in conjunction with the section of medical nurses and technicians (SSMS and ZT) specializing in endoscopy and gastroenterology.

This event, scheduled from October 20th to 21st, 2023 at Brdo pri Kranju, represents a unique collaborative platform aimed at providing updates on the latest advancements in gastroenterology, hepatology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, and abdominal surgery.
This international congress boasts a remarkable line-up of international faculty from across the globe – the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Hungary, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Croatia, Serbia, Latvia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Montenegro, Republic of Srpska.
Their expertise, along with the rich array of topics to be discussed, underscores our commitment to fostering a conducive environment for knowledge exchange, thus propelling the fields of gastroenterology and he­patology forward.
Besides lectures, the agenda includes hands-on endoscopic workshops, where practical examples from daily practice focusing on digestive diseases will be showcased. These sessions are tailored not only for members of SAGH and SSMS and ZT but also for interested specialists from various fields, extending an invitation to our colleagues from neighbouring countries as well.

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Articles in the magazine​

EditorialMilan Stefanovič
Relevance of Endoscopy in Bariatric ProceduresTadeja Pintar
Impact of obesity on complications after laparoscopic liver resectionŠpela Turk, Tajda Španring, Kevin Laufer, Irena Plahuta, Tomislav Magdalenić, Stojan Potrč, Arpad Ivanecz
Advanced endoscopic bariatric therapy – endoscopic gastroplasty for treatment of obese patients: preliminary results at 6 months follow-up from a prospective, single center, randomized controlled trialM. Bulajić
Robotic colorectal resections at UMC Ljubljana – steady road from competency to proficiencyJan Grosek
Endoscopic full thickness resection in appendix, issues and solutions (a single center experience)Rajko Knežević
Endoscopic Ultrasonography-Assisted Management of Biliopancreatic Disease Pieter Hindryckx
Recommendations For Prevention and Management Of LAMS-Related Complications: An International Delphi Consensus StudySebastian Stefanovič, Douglas G. Adler, Alexander Arlt, Todd H. Baron, Kenneth F. Binmoeller, Michiel Bronswijk, Marco J. Bruno, Jean-Baptiste Chevaux, Stefano Francesco Crinò, Helena Degroote, Pierre H. Deprez, Peter V. Draganov, Pierre Eisendrath, Marc Giovannini, Manuel Perez-Miranda, Ali A. Siddiqui, Rogier P. Voermans, Dennis Yang, Pieter Hindryckx
Do extensive pancreatic resections improve survival?Blaž Trotovšek
Indications for minimally invasive pancreatic surgery: are there any oncological benefits?Miha Petrič
Slovenian National Screening and Early Detection Programme for Colorectal Cancer – SVIT, Our ResultsMilan Stefanovič
Gastric cancer screening in Europe: where are we now?João Carlos Silva
Gastric cancer prevention in Europe – the EUROHELICAN projectBojan Tepeš
Safe colorectal anastomosis: a new concept of surgical procedure standardization and trans-anal evaulation resulted in a low leak and a diversion rateAlexander Ferko
New aspects in esophageal cancer surgery: our experiencesAssoc. Papp András
The Journey of Liver Surgery and Future PerspectivesBjørn Edwin
Prevention of post splenectomy infectious complications – an audit at Clinical Department for Abdominal and General Surgery in Clinical Centre MariborMatjaž Horvat, Stojan Potrč, Nina Miksić Gorišek
EUS-guided liver biopsy for parenchymal liver diseaseTajana Pavić
Watch and Wait Protocol – Rectal cancer – Our resultsErik Brecelj
Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency: from diagnosis to treatmentMiroslav Vujasinović
Slovenian UR-CARE Inflammatory Bowel Disease Registry: in 4 years from scratch to top European recruiterDavid Drobne
Clinical tool CDST for treatement of IBD with vedolizumabPetra Maček, Nikolaus Molinari, Andreja Ocepek
Pathogenesis of Fibrostenosis in Crohn’s DiseaseMiha Jerala, Nina Zidar
Helicobacter pylori in children and adolescents (data from Slovenia)Matjaž Homan
Eosinophilic Diseases of Gastrointestinal TractRok Orel
What defines long-term survival in patients after liver resection for colorectal metastases?Irena Plahuta, Aleks Brumec, Matej Mencinger, Assoc. Iztok Peruš, Tomislav Magdalenić, Špela Turk, Tajda Španring, Kevin Laufer, Stojan Potrč Arpad Ivanecz
Preoperative Nutritional Assessment in Gastric Cancer Patients: A Single Center Experience Hladnik Gaja, Potrč Stojan, Ilijevec Bojan, Jagrič Tomaž, Pivec Vid, Ivanecz Arpad, Horvat Matjaž
SIBO in Upper Gastrointestinal Tract SurgeryNovljan Urška, Tadeja Pintar
Comparison of Endoscopic Mucosal Resection of large colorectal polyps with or without thermal ablation of the resection base and marginsRoupen Djinbachian, Heiko Pohl, Douglas K Rex, John M. Levenick, Douglas Pleskow, Michael B Wallace, Mouen A Khashab, Ajaypal Singh, Joshua Melson, Dennis Yang, Aleksandar Gavrič, Daniel von Renteln
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors – what is the appropriate treatment for localised diseaseAles Tomazič
Barrett’s esophagus – How often do we think about it in everyday practice?Predrag D. Dugalić
Management of GI Fistulas
Tomislav Bokun
imaging in intact mouse acinar cells in acute pancreas tissue slices
Urška Marolt, Eva Paradiž Leitgeb, Viljem Pohorec, Saška Lipovšek, Viktória Venglovecz, Eleonóra Gál, Attila Ébert, István Menyhárt, Stojan Potrč, Marko Gosak, Jurij Dolenšek, Andraž Stožer

Slovenian Journal of Digestive Deseases / Gastroenterolog

ISSN 1408–2756

Editorial address
Zavod Gastroenterolog
Dunajska 106, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
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Zavod Gastroenterolog in Slovensko združenje za gastroenterologijo in hepatologijo

Editorial Board
Bojan Tepeš, Milan Stefanovič, Stojan Potrč, Aleš Tomažič, Pavel Skok, Samo Plut, Rok Orel, Peter Popovič, Nina Zidar, Lojze Šmid, David Drobne, Arpad Ivanecz, Blaž Trotovšek, Andreja Ocepek

Editor in chief
Borut Štabuc

Technical editor
Urša Noč

Melita Keber Jašović

Design & DTP
Studio N, Tina Noč, s. p.

Slovenian Journal of Digestive Diseases / Gastroenterolog is the newsletter of the Slovenian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Slovenian Journal of Digestive Diseases / Gastroenterolog is published three times a year.

The journal follows the uniform criteria for manuscripts intended for publication in peer-reviewed biomedical journals.

The annual subscription for members of the Slovenian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is included in the membership fee.

Note: This colophon reflects the situation at the time of publication of the last regular issue of the magazine. Due to the large number of participants, the data may not fully correspond to the above information.
The colophon with all relevant information for each issue of the Slovenian Journal of Digestive Diseases / Gastroenterolog can be found in the contents of the issue.

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