Help & Feedback
The e-Guide currently supports “modern” browsers, including Internet Explorer 9+, Google Chrome & Firefox. Standard browsers for Android & iOS mobile devices are also supported. We are working on adding full support for Internet Explorer 8 and (possibly) Internet Explorer 7, according to need.
At present the e-Guide is designed primarily to work on desktop computers and tablets. Algorithms should be visible on mobile phones, but the site is not specifically optimized for these at present.
The e-Guide is currently only available online. However we are looking to develop an offline version and/or mobile app in the future.
If you would like to get involved, please let us know on the feedback form. This will notify the ECCO office of your interest.
As of February 2015, the ECCO e-Guide is now open access. You do not need to be an ECCO member to access the e-Guide.
The e-Guide is based on the ECCO Consensus Guidelines. A team of contributors developed and reviewed the visualization of these guidelines as algorithm.
Risk and benefit visualizations rely on data from individual clinical trials or meta-analyses.
When data is based on an individual clinical trial, we visualize particular efficacy or safety data by converting the % of study patients experiencing a benefit or risk into an absolute benefit/risk to 1,000 and 10,000 people. We are visualizing this data compared to placebo, except where stated, so the charts only show the treatment effect. We may look to include the benefit/risk from placebo and/or natural course of disease in future.
When the visualization is based on a meta-analysis, we will have converted either a number needed to treat (NNT) or an absolute risk reduction (ARR) into an absolute benefit/risk to 1,000 and 10,000 people. Many meta-analyses only provide relative risk data between two treatments, in which case we would not include this data in our visualization.
At the bottom of each algorithm it states when the algorithm was last revised. ECCO statements are the latest statements available at the time of this revision. These are currently 2014 statements except where explicitly stated.
We are looking to continuously improve the e-Guide over the coming months & years. You can share your ideas with the ECCO office and e-Guide developers via the feedback form.
Our aim is to continuously improve the e-Guide over the coming months. If you would like to get involved, let us know on the feedback form. This will notify the ECCO office of your interest.
If you believe that one of our resources breaches your copyright, please notify us immediately via the feedback form. We will review your claim in a timely fashion and may take down the resource in accordance with our internal procedures.
We know about this issue and it is next on our to-do list. We expect to have downloadable and printable pdfs of the algorithms available shortly.
Please let us know via the feedback form. In the “type of request” drop-down select “Technical issue”.
We have optimized the site for desktop and tablet devices, such as iPads. However displaying algorithms clearly on the typical screen size of a mobile phone is a little trickier. As such you may have to zoom in and out to navigate the algorithms fully. We will continue to work on this in the future.
The e-Guide is based on the ECCO Consensus Guidelines, as well as on original studies referenced in the guidelines. While we have always aimed to base content on the guidelines, there is inevitably some degree of expert interpretation required and details of the contributor team can be found on the About page. The latest ECCO statements (currently 2014) are used except where specified.
In general, red boxes signify therapeutic interventions, such as treatments. Blue boxes signify investigations, such as endoscopy, or disease status, such as remission. If you have ideas on how to improve the visualization, please let us know.
Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis algorithms are currently available. We also plan to add additional resources and information in the coming months.