Going Paperless: Improving the Patient Admission and Registration Process
The New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Endoscopy Unit was responsible for registering patients upon arrival and completing the pre-procedure nursing assessment in multiple modalities including paper forms and computer applications. This led to repeat and inconsistent documentation. Several multidisciplinary teams were created to address (3) key focuses: decrease registration time, create an integrated electronic admission note, and reassign key roles. The registration process was improved by moving to electronic registration, centralizing the admitting department, and encouraging patient ’s to complete online pre-registration.
This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of a traction method using a dexterous robotic arm in ex vivo gastric ESD.
AbstractPurpose of reviewWith a globally aging population, dysphagia is a growing health concern among elderly. Increasing reflux disease has contributed to an increased prevalence of dysphagia from peptic strictures and esophageal cancer. Dysphagia can lead to malnutrition and aspiration pneumonia, causing considerable morbidity and mortality. This review article focuses on recent advances in the approach and management of esophageal dysphagia.Recent findingsEndoscopic functional luminal imaging probe is a novel test that complements upper endoscopy, esophagram, and esophageal manometry for evaluation of esophageal dyspha...
The feasibility of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in rectal tumors extending to the dentate line (RTDL) is unclear.
While recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states as of November 2019, more states gravitating toward legalizing the recreational use of the substance, and 33 states allowing medical marijuana, there’s apparently no stopping this trend. Cannabis, in the form of marijuana, hemp, and cannabidiol (CBD) is being used for pain relief, to alleviate stress, cope with anxiety, and a number of other mental health disorders and addictions. Yet, there’s a dearth of clinical studies that have been conducted on the overall effects on a user’s health. Clearly, as Crain’s Detroit Business points out, more ...
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Fuß &SprunggelenkAuthor(s): Hubert Hörterer, Sebastian Felix Baumbach, Mareen Braunstein, Ulrike Szeimies, Wolfgang Böcker, Markus Walther, Hans PolzerZusammenfassungSchmerzen am Ansatz der Achillessehne stellen mit einer Lebenszeitinzidenz von 6% ein häufiges Krankheitsbild dar. Mittels klinischer Untersuchung, Röntgen und MRT können die Pathologien entsprechend ihrer Lokalisation in drei verschiedene Kompartimente (retro-, intra-, prä-achillär) eingeteilt werden. Führt die konservative Therapie nicht zu einer ausr...
ConclusionIn selected cases, endoscopic management is more cost-effective, minimally invasive, has less post-operative complications, and leads to a more expeditious recovery. Therefore, the role of therapeutic endoscopy for gastric perforations secondary to foreign bodies should always be considered.
Management of GERD
Charles J. Lightdale
CHARLES J. LIGHTDALE, MD