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An endoscopic training and assessment model for argon plasma coagulation.

07:00 EST 19th January 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "An endoscopic training and assessment model for argon plasma coagulation."

Argon plasma coagulation (APC) is a standard modality for the treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding. However, there are no metrics to assess technical proficiency. We aimed to determine if a Quick APC Training Test (QAPCTT) can improve performance and assess proficiency with this modality.

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Name: Advances in medical sciences
ISSN: 1898-4002
Pages: 152-156

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