NEW ORLEANS -- About 13% of children aged 0-18 years who undergo esophagogastroduodenoscopy
have erosive esophagitis, and the prevalence increases with age, results from a landmark study suggest.
TABLE Comparison of EGD and Esophageal Capsule Endoscopy Esophageal Capsule Characteristc EGD Endoscopy Type of endoscopic Reusable Disposable device tube video capsule Length of training 3 months to A few hours required to perform 2 years to a few days procedure Total physician 25 * 18 ([dagger]) time (min) Sedation required Yes No Potential for Considerable Minimal patient discomfort Average recovery 60 0 time (min) Ability to visualize Yes No the stomach and duodenum Ability to provide Yes No tissue biopsy EGD = esophagogastroduodenoscopy
* Includes consult and procedure.
by family physicians phase II.
OBJECTIVE To compare the tolerance, feasibility, and safety of ultrathin esophagogastroduodenoscopy
(EGD) in unsedated patients with conventional EGD in sedated patients.
Howden estimated the costs of treatment for Helicobacter pylori at $25 for a triple-therapy eradication regimen and $100 for esophagogastroduodenoscopy
Other assumed costs were $100 for esophagogastroduodenoscopy
, and $10,000 to treat an episode of peptic ulcer hemorrhage.
Background The role of esophagogastroduodenoscopy
(EGD) in the management of H pylori disease has been increasingly challenged as less invasive diagnostic tests have become available.
Most of the flexible endoscopy procedures were screening and therapeutic colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy
The others received tests such as esophagogastroduodenoscopy
an upper GI series, abdominal CT or MRI, or carcinoembryonic antigen.
Section 1 covers diagnostic procedures, such as colposcopy, endometrial biopsy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy
, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and lumbar puncture; section 2 addresses therapeutic procedures, such as Bartholin's cyst/marsupialization, eyelid chalazion, excision technique for sebaceous cysts, and hemorrhoidectomy for thrombosed external hemorrhoids; and section 3 covers diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as dermal electrosurgical shave excision, fine-needle aspiration of the breast, fusiform excision (elliptical incision of lesion), and arthrocenthesis.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Current management of laryngoscopic signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease relies too heavily on pH monitoring and esophagogastroduodenoscopy
, neither of which is sensitive or specific enough to be of much help in diagnosis, Dr.