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Appropriate Use of Endoscopy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases: Up-to-date Indications for Primary Care Providers

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source: International Journal of General Medicine

year: 2010

authors: Nguyen VX, Le Nguyen VT, Nguyen CC

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The field of endoscopy has revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases in recent years. Besides the ‘traditional’ endoscopic procedures (esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), advances in imaging technology (endoscopic ultrasonography, wireless capsule endoscopy, and double balloon enteroscopy) have allowed GI specialists to detect and manage disorders throughout the digestive system. This article reviews various endoscopic procedures and provides up-to-date endoscopic indications based on the recommendations of American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American Cancer Society for primary care providers in order to achieve high-quality and cost-effective care.

organisation: Mayo Clinic

DOI: 10.2147/IJGM.S14555

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