Unsedated Endoscopy

Deepak Agrawal, Amitabh Chak

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Abstract

The availability of newer small-caliber videoendoscopes makes unsedated endoscopy an attractive option for the screening of Barrett's esophagus, esophageal varices and gastric cancers. Unsedated endoscopy, via a transnasal or peroral route, is well tolerated, has a diagnostic accuracy similar to standard upper endoscopy and leads to substantial cost savings. Preconceived notions on the part of physicians as well as patients continue to be an obstacle to the wide spread acceptance of this procedure

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationEsophagus and Stomach
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages149-152
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781405182737
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010

Keywords

  • Endoscopy
  • Transnasal
  • Unsedated

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Agrawal, D., & Chak, A. (2010). Unsedated Endoscopy. In Practical Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Esophagus and Stomach (pp. 149-152). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444327311.ch20