gastrointestinal endoscopy


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gastrointestinal endoscopy

Endoscopy A diagnostic procedure in which a flexible fiberoptic endoscope is passed into the esophagus, stomach, and upper small intestine–depending on the level at which lesions are anticipated Indications Dyspepsia, persistent N&V, dysphagia–odynophagia, persistent chest pain, caustic ingestion, small intestinal biopsy, follow-up of operations for obesity, surveys for malignancy, sclerotherapy for esophageal varices. See Endoscopy.
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This was a retrospective, descriptive study of patients who underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy at the endoscopy unit of OAUTH.
Importantly, patients show more inclination toward these noninvasive methods compared to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (1).
In this regard, in addition to the standards on endoscopy training and practice defined by international organizations such as the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the current status should be assessed with post-graduate seminars and annual scientific meetings, as well as establishing plans and programs for the future (19).
The indications, utilization and safety of gastrointestinal endoscopy in an extremely elderly patient cohort.
Al Khor and Al Ahli hospitals hosted a workshop for the development of the medical and nursing staff on the gastrointestinal endoscopy procedure in order to update them on the use of the new generation of endoscopes and medical equipment and keep them abreast with the current medical trends scientifically and practically.
The case is additional to a previously confirmed transmission of Hepatitis C for a patient during a May 29, 2013 gastrointestinal endoscopy at BGH.
Although upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and laryngoscopy were performed again after surgery, no obvious tumour was detected.
Meanwhile, the hospital has also added a recovery room in its gastrointestinal endoscopy unit for four extra patients.
Brunner's gland hyperplasia is usually asymptomatic and an incidental finding during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Tilney III, board-certified in general surgery, Morice E Dennery, the region's only board-certified urologist, and Victor Lazaron, board-certified in general surgery and gastrointestinal endoscopy.

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