Previous studies have reported that 48% of women preferred a female endoscopist
while waiting for a sigmoidoscopy and 45% while waiting for a colonoscopy; only 4% of men had a gender preference.
Table 1 also documents the adenoma detection rate per endoscopist
It is essential for endoscopists
to provide pathologists with (1) the accurate location of biopsy tissues taken from the EGJ region, to the best of their knowledge; (2) multiple biopsies in the proximal stomach below the EGJ and the distal stomach so that a comparison can be made histologically among different biopsy samples; (3) endoscopic images; (4) the location of the SCJ and the relationship between the SCJ and the EGJ; and (5) clinical information.
All units provided basic diagnostic OGD until recently, when 2 district hospitals had their services suspended due to the withdrawal of outreach endoscopists
from their regional hospital.
After standard informed consent was obtained the endoscopist
made a phone call to access a computer-generated patient list for randomization.
Distinguished for his expertise as an advanced therapeutic endoscopist
and endoscopic ultrasonographer, Dr.
Before a national roll-out can be considered, we need to consider examples of countries like the United Kingdom that are now using highly trained nurse endoscopists
as part of their endoscopy teams," he said.
In one such approach, the endoscopist
injects a liquid, such as saline, into the submucosa beneath the abnormal mucosa, thereby elevating it and basically turning it into a polyp.
Recommendations for clinical practice Oral preparation for screening flexible sigmoidoscopy presents a subjectively better prepared colon to the endoscopist
, and shortens the procedure and nursing time when compared with enemas given at the time of the procedure.
These findings suggest that new methods to educate endoscopists
, the physicians who examine the colon, could increase colorectal cancer detection rates and potentially reduce cancer deaths.
The study demonstrated that endoscopists
commonly recommended shorter follow-up intervals than established guidelines support, and these recommendations were strongly correlated with subsequent colonoscopy overuse.
The interesting point about this scale was that none of the endoscopists
involved in the study rated the quality of bowel cleanliness in any patients as adequate--only good or poor.