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EU

European Union

A supranational economic and political organization consisting of the majority of the countries in Europe. While it lacks the authority of a federal union, it provides a common market and free trade between members. Importantly, it created and operates the euro, which is one of the most important global currencies. See also: European Central Bank.

EU

see EUROPEAN UNION.
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The steep learning curve for EUS is one of the main factors preventing the wide acceptance of this method.[5] For EUS learners, operating skills and the knowledge of illustrating the findings under EUS are essential.
The specificity, sensitivity, NPV, PPV, and accuracy were 96%, 83%, 86%, 95%, and 90%, respectively, compared to the values of 22-70%, 64-96%, 61-83%, 57-72%, and 60-75%, respectively, that were gained from different criteria of B-mode EUS [12].
Given the difficulties in making a diagnosis of VCE preoperatively, we believe that in a patient who has endoscopic findings of wart-like mucosal lesions and who is a surgical candidate, an EUS should be performed followed by an esophagectomy to rule out a possible occult squamous cell carcinoma.
Edinburghborn solicitor Duff, who was jailed for two years in 1993 for his part in a mortgage fraud, became business development manager at EUS in 2007.
The authors of another study recommend EUS plus CT, to increase specificity, especially in cases of chronic pancreatitis [10].
"EUS and MRI-MRP provided the same diagnosis in 21 patients (80.8%).
Artifacts can make MRCP images milky, obscuring visualization of small stones and even sludge depicted clearly on EUS.
The EUS allows the doctor to perform an ultrasound using an endoscope inside the body.
The dilated pancreatic duct was punctured anterogradely via the stomach by a 19-gauge needle under EUS guidance.