Improving Safety and Handoff for the Fast Tracked Patient

Following an endoscopy procedure, most patients are fast tracked from the endoscopy suite to phase II. Some patients were returning to phase II from the endoscopy suite that had not achieved phase II status by evidence of decrease level of consciousness, difficult arousing, and unstable vital signs.
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONEsophageal perforation is a very rare complication of TEE. High suspicion is mandatory to reach prompt diagnosis and install effective treatment. Primary closure of the perforation is the treatment of choice, and the endoscopic approach is a safe and feasible option in high volume centers.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conditions:   Esophagogastroduodenoscopy;   Deep Sedation;   Cognition Disorders Interventions:   Drug: Propofol;   Device: endoscopy Sponsor:   Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Terminated
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
MR imaging plays a crucial role in the post-CRT assessment of rectal cancer; results are used for treatment planning. Radiologists should assess response or progression, possibility of a complete response, risk factors for incomplete resection, and nodal stage. T2-weighted MR imaging with diffusion-weighted imaging yields the best results to identify a complete response, but endoscopy is also very important. Overstaging of transmural and MRF invasion after CRT occur regularly, owing to residual stranding regarded as tumor to err on the safe side. Nodal restaging is a challenge. A structured report format or checklist is recommended.
Source: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Endocuff improves detection at colonoscopy, but seems to impede terminal ileal (TI) intubation. We assessed the impact of Endocuff Vision (EV) on TI intubation using adult or pediatric colonoscopes. Second, we evaluated whether filling the cecum with gas versus water affected the impact of EV on TI intubation.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
The administration of intravenous conscious sedation to patients undergoing GI endoscopy carries risk of cardiopulmonary adverse events. Our study aim was to create a score that stratifies risk of occurrence of either high-dose conscious sedation requirements or a failed procedure.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionNLR correlates with advancing stages of BE progression, a finding that reinforces the role of immune imbalance in EAC carcinogenesis and suggests a possible use of this marker for risk stratification on surveillance strategies.
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 4583: Using Microbiological Sampling to Evaluate the Efficacy of Nasofibroscope Disinfection: The Tristel Trio Wipes System in Ear–Nose–Throat (ENT) Endoscopy International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph16224583 Authors: Ditommaso Giacomuzzi Cipriani Zaccaria Cavallo Boggio Albera Zotti Disinfection and sterilization are needed for guaranteeing that medical and surgical instruments do not spread contagious microorganisms to patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a simple manual technique of hig...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of this study was to evaluate whether tongue peak pressure measured using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument is correlated with the topographic site of obstruction in patients with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome observed during drug-induced sleep endoscopy. Thirty-five consecutive adult patients (29 men, 6 women) were prospectively enrolled after having been diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome by polysomnography. An apnea –hypopnea index>  30 was confirmed, and age, gender, and body mass index were recorded by Epworth Sleepiness Scale questionnaire, a...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
To document the prevalence and variable appearance of gastric heterotopic pancreas (HP) in children undergoing upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of a traction method using a dexterous robotic arm in ex vivo gastric ESD.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
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