Complications of gastrointestinal endoscopy

Palmer, Kevin R.
April 2007
Gut;Apr2007, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p456
Academic Journal
The article comments on a report, entitled "Scoping Our Practice," which analyzed events that contributed to complications and death occurring within 30 days of therapeutic endoscopy in Great Britain. The author suggests to only undertake procedures that are clinically indicated and to act in a way that maximizes the chances of success and minimizes the risks of complications. The British Society of Gastroenterology has been asked to form a working party to deal with complications of endoscopy.


Related Articles

  • Fiberoptic Endoscopy: The Singular Transformative Event of Our Time. Wilcox, C. // Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Nov2014, Vol. 59 Issue 11, p2619 

    No abstract available.

  • Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Capsule or Balloon? Bo-In Lee // Clinical Endoscopy;Jan2016, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p4 

    The author discusses the obscure gastrointestinal bleeding (OGIB), and its evaluation using endoscopic techniques like capsule endoscopy (CE) and balloon-assisted enteroscopy (BAE). Topics discussed include diagnostic capability of these techniques, significance of outcomes, and guidelines from...

  • Endoscopy, but not as we know it. Sharma, Neel // British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Feb2011, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p115 

    A letter is presented which discusses various genome-wide association studies on gastrointestinal diseases including coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease and colorectal cancer, which could aid the development of new diagnostic means such as geneoscopy, (a genetic form of endoscopy) that will...

  • Continuing Medical Education Questions: January 2011. DeVault, Kenneth R.; Bhatt, Amit; Parisian, Keely; Makkar, Rohit; Sourianarayanane, Achuthan // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jan2011, Vol. 106 Issue 1, p37 

    The article offers information on the American College of Gastroenterology's medical educational program on endoscopic imaging of the small bowel. It reports that the program is for the medical professionals in the area of gastroenterology and hepatology. It also discusses the program's...

  • Continuing Medical Education: December 2010.  // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec2010, Vol. 105 Issue 12, p2635 

    The article offers information on the one-hour educational program designed for gastroenterologists and hepatologists who are willing to learn updated information on the diagnosis of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. It mentions that the free activity is designated by the American College of...

  • Response to Syed et al. Sami, Sarmed S; Ragunath, Krish; Iyer, Prasad G // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun2015, Vol. 110 Issue 6, p937 

    A response from the authors of the article "A Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Novel Endoscopic Techniques and Approaches for Barrett's Esophagus Screening in the Community" published in the journal in 2015 is presented.

  • UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPIC BIOPSY; MORPHOLOGICAL SPECTRUM OF LESIONS. Memon, Farzana; Baloch, Kanwal; Memon, Ameer Afzal // Professional Medical Journal;2015, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p1574 

    Background: Upper GI endoscopy is an established procedure for investigating a wide range of upper GI conditions especially inflammatory and malignant diseases of stomach and esophagus. A good correlation in diagnosis can be achieved by complementing endoscopic findings with histology of biopsy...

  • Granting of privilege for gastrointestinal endoscopy. Hori, Y. // Surgical Endoscopy;May2008, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p1349 

    The article presents information on the privilege guidelines for gastrointestinal endoscopy. It is stated that credentialing for the performance of both diagnostic and therapeutic esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy should be based on prior demonstration of proficiency in the performance...

  • Controlled prospective evaluation of the diagnostic yield of a laryngopharyngeal screening examination during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Mullohaupt, B.; Jenny, D.; Albert, S.; Schmid, S.; Fried, M. // Gut;Sep2004, Vol. 53 Issue 9, p1232 

    Background and Aims: Examination of the laryngopharyngeal area is not always performed during routine upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopies although older studies reported pathological findings in 0.9-3.5% of cases. The aim of our study was to prospectively evaluate the positive and negative...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics