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Towards a greener endoscopy: Considerations on the strategies to improve sustainability

  • João A. Cunha Neves
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author at: Department of Gastroenterology, Algarve University Hospital Centre, Portimão, Portugal.
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    Department of Gastroenterology, Algarve University Hospital Centre, Portimão, Portugal

    ABC – Algarve Biomedical Centre, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal
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  • Joana Roseira
    Affiliations
    Department of Gastroenterology, Algarve University Hospital Centre, Portimão, Portugal

    ABC – Algarve Biomedical Centre, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal
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  • Miguel F. Cunha
    Affiliations
    ABC – Algarve Biomedical Centre, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal

    Colorectal Disease Group - Department of General Surgery, Algarve University Hospital Centre, Portimão, Portugal

    Biomedical Sciences and Medicine, Algarve University, Gambelas, Portugal
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  • Gianluca Pellino
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    Corresponding author at: Departmentof Advanced Medical and Surgical Sciences, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy.
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    Department of Advanced Medical and Surgical Sciences, Universitá degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy

    Colorectal Surgery, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Author Footnotes
    1 Sampietro GM and Rodríguez de Santiago E share last/senior authorship
    Gianluca M. Sampietro
    Footnotes
    1 Sampietro GM and Rodríguez de Santiago E share last/senior authorship
    Affiliations
    Division of General and HPB Surgery, ASST Rhodense Rho Memorial Hospital, Milan, Italy
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    1 Sampietro GM and Rodríguez de Santiago E share last/senior authorship
    Enrique Rodríguez de Santiago
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    1 Sampietro GM and Rodríguez de Santiago E share last/senior authorship
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    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hospital Universitario Ramon y Cajal, University of Alcala, IRYCIS, Madrid, Spain
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    1 Sampietro GM and Rodríguez de Santiago E share last/senior authorship
Published:January 21, 2023DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dld.2022.12.017
      Bortoluzzi et al. provided an insightful set of recommendations aimed to delineate the strategies to achieve sustainability in gastroenterology and digestive endoscopy, on behalf of the Italian association of hospital gastroenterologists and digestive endoscopists (AIGO) [
      • Bortoluzzi F.
      • Sorge A.
      • Vassallo R.
      • et al.
      Sustainability in gastroenterology and digestive endoscopy: position paper from the Italian association of hospital gastroenterologists and digestive endoscopists (AIGO).
      ]. We congratulate the authors for providing such an important position paper, as it assembles key measures and suggestions, at different levels within the scope of endoscopy. These courses of action should be faced consciously in order to reduce the burden of the environmental impact of endoscopic procedures.
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