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  • Ultrathin endoscopes

    Narrow-caliber endoscopes were initially designed in the 1970s for use in pediatric patients. Current ultrathin (UT) endoscopes are primarily videoendoscopes and have a shaft diameter of 6 mm or less, which allows them to be passed through the nose or mouth. Use of an UT endoscope to perform unsedated transnasal EGD was first reported in 1994.1 Potential benefits of unsedated endoscopy include red…
  • Wireless esophageal pH monitoring system

    GERD is characterized by pain and by mucosal inflammation caused by prolonged exposure of the esophageal mucosa to gastric acid. The frequency and the cumulative duration of esophageal-acid exposure over 24 hours provides a measure of the severity of gastroesophageal re- flux.1 Ambulatory esophageal pH studies for 16 to 24 hours are indicated in patients with symptoms suspected to be caused by gas…
  • Botulinum toxin therapy in gastrointestinal endoscopy

    569 VOLUME 47, NO. 6, 1998 GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY570 GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY VOLUME 47, NO. 6, 1998571 VOLUME 47, NO. 6, 1998 GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY572 GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY VOLUME 47, NO. 6, 1998
  • Guidewires for use in GI endoscopy

    TECHNOLOGY STATUS EVALUATION REPORT Guidewires for use in GI endoscopy The ASGE Technology Committee provides reviews of existing, new, or emerging endoscopic technologies that have an impact on the practice of gastrointestinal endoscoopy Evidence-based methodology is used, with a MEDLIIN literature search to identify