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Diagnostic accuracy of probe‑based confocal laser endomicroscopy and tissue sampling by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in indeterminate biliary strictures: a meta‑analysis Junjie Mi et al Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE), also known as optical biopsy, is a new endoscopic technique that provides real-time magnifcation of 1000 ×microscopic tissue information to diagnose indeterminate biliary strictures. Tissue sampling…

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Tolerating bad health research: the continuing scandal Stefania Pirosca et al. Abstract Background At the 2015 REWARD/EQUATOR conference on research waste, the late Doug Altman revealed that his only regret about his 1994 BMJ paper ‘The scandal of poor medical research’ was that he used the word ‘poor’ rather than ‘bad’. But how much research is bad?…

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