ASGE members benefit from an array of publications and newsletters in various formats to keep abreast of latest developments in GI endoscopy.

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (GIE) is ASGE’s preeminent internationally recognized journal on the science and practice of endoscopy   

VideoGIE, an online-only, open access video journal featuring peer-reviewed video case reports and case series of endoscopic procedures

iGIE, the latest ASGE publication; a gold open-access, online only journal that accelerates the publication of peer-reviewed research and best practices, including the work conducted collaboratively and across disciplines

Journal Scan, a weekly newsletter providing expert insights into the latest GI research, offered in two versions:

SCOPE provides a weekly news round-up on all things going on with ASGE and its members around the world

Daily Digest is a succinct quick-read for busy members looking for brief snippets of all that’s going on

Practical Solutions is a monthly newsletter offering resources for the GI team

Trainee Advisor provides a quarterly round-up of news and activities for fellows along their GI pathway

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Guidelines for endoscopy in pregnant and lactating women

Nov 15, 2016, 18:30 PM
The safety and efficacy of GI endoscopy in pregnant patients is not well-studied. Invasive procedures during pregnancy are justified when it is clear that failure to perform the procedure could expose the fetus and/or mother to harm. Informed consent should include risks to the fetus as well as to the mother. Studies involving humans tend to be small and retrospective, and much of the drug safety data is based on animal studies. GI endoscopy in pregnant patients is inherently risky because the fetus is particularly sensitive to maternal hypoxia and hypotension, either of which can cause hypoxia that can lead to fetal demise.3 Maternal oversedation resulting in hypoventilation or hypotension or maternal positioning precipitating inferior vena cava compression by the gravid uterus can lead to decreased uterine blood flow and fetal hypoxia. Other risks to the fetus include teratogenesis (from medications given to the mother and/or ionizing radiation exposure) and premature birth.4 In situations where therapeutic intervention is necessary, endoscopy offers a relatively safe alternative to radiologic or surgical interventions.3,5-10 The main indications for endoscopy in pregnancy are outlined in Table 2, and general principles that apply apply to endoscopy in pregnancy are shown in Table 3.
Title : Guidelines for endoscopy in pregnant and lactating women
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Volume : Gastrointest Endosc 2012;76:18-24
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