Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Post-endoscopic infection more common than previously thought

(HealthDay)—The rates of post-endoscopic infection within seven days vary from 1.1 per 1,000 procedures for screening colonoscopy to 3 per 1,000 procedures for osophagogastroduodenoscopies (OGDs), according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Standard and double dose pantoprazole equally effective

(HealthDay)—For patients with gastric adenoma or early gastric cancer, standard dose or double dose intravenous pantoprazole for 48 hours is equally effective for prevention of delayed bleeding after endoscopic resection, ...

Surgery

Review: Propofol relatively safe in endoscopic procedures

(HealthDay)—The risks of cardiopulmonary adverse events are similar for propofol sedation versus traditional agents in gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, with fewer complications associated with use in simple endoscopic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidance issued for endoscopic management of foreign bodies

(HealthDay)—Guidelines, published online Jan. 25 in the Journal of Digestive Diseases, have been developed for endoscopic management of foreign bodies in the upper gastrointestinal tract.

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