Q&A: Why ERCP Is So Critical to Effective GI Care
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ProcedureThe risk of infection from inadequate endoscope reprocessing is relatively low, but there is a risk nonetheless – which has sparked much discussion around endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and patient safety. Dr. Mark Gromski says research needs to drive future attention to cross-contamination.
How Endoscopy is Evolving to Treat Gastrointestinal Trauma
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ProcedureSurgical management remains the primary way to treat acutely ill patients, but endoscopic tools and techniques have been adapted for use in diagnosing and managing biliary, pancreatic and luminal trauma.
Should Endoscopists Train Like Athletes?
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ProcedureAn overview of ergonomics challenges and available resources for GI physicians struggling with endoscopy-related injury or pain.
How Do Partially Disposable Scopes Compare?
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ProcedureDigestive Disease Week 2021 research assessed the effectiveness of partially disposable duodenoscope technology.
Women in Endoscopy: Addressing Ergonomics Challenges
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ProcedureErgonomics challenges in the GI suite require a comprehensive solution, particularly for women. Short-term remedies can help and are available.
DDW 2021 Recap: Is It Time to Switch to Single-Use for ERCP?
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ProcedurePhysicians debate the use of new technology to address infection prevention challenges in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
How a Rock Star’s Bout with Pancreatitis Sparked Interest in Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ProcedureTravis Barker, the drummer for the pop-punk band Blink-182, had a small polyp removed that resulted in damage to a critical pancreatic drainage tube.
What is the ‘Holiday Effect’ on ERCPs?
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ProcedureResearchers have found certain post-ERCP complications to be more frequent in December. But why?
Trends to Watch in 2023: Endoscopy and Gastroenterology
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ProcedureExpect these trends — including diversity in the GI workforce, single-use duodenoscopes, and the ongoing pandemic — to drive discussion in the field in 2023.