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Practical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
The Fundamentals
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Practical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has become the basic primer for endoscopy around the world. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. Drawing on the vast experience of the authors it provides clear and practical guidance on the fundamentals of standard endoscopy practice. It describes procedures in great depth and addresses improved therapeutic techniques and advances in technology. The book is well illustrated throughout with color line drawings and diagrams. It is an indispensable resource for all trainees in gastroenterology and essential read for all practising endoscopists who are interested in improving their techniques. Peter B. Cotton and Christopher B. Williams are joined in this sixth edition by two new authors, Rob H. Hawes and Brian P. Saunders.


Preface to the Sixth Edition, vii Acknowledgments, ix 1 The Endoscopy Unit and Staff, 1 Staff, 1 Facilities, 1 Management and behavior, 3 Documentation, 4 Educational resources, 5 2 Endoscopic Equipment, 7 Endoscopes, 7 Endoscopic accessories, 11 Ancillary equipment, 12 Electrosurgical units, 12 Lasers and argon plasma coagulation, 13 Equipment maintenance, 14 Infection control, 15 Cleaning and disinfection, 16 3 Patient Care, Risks, and Safety, 22 Patient assessment, 22 Patient education and consent, 26 Physical preparation, 31 Monitoring, 31 Medications and sedation practice, 32 Recovery and discharge, 34 Managing an adverse event, 35 4 Upper Endoscopy: Diagnostic Techniques, 37 Patient position, 37 Endoscope handling, 38 Passing the endoscope, 39 Routine diagnostic survey, 42 Problems during endoscopy, 49 Recognition of lesions, 50 Specimen collection, 55 Diagnostic endoscopy under special circumstances, 58 5 Therapeutic Upper Endoscopy, 61 Benign esophageal strictures, 61 Achalasia, 65 Esophageal cancer palliation, 66 Gastric and duodenal stenoses, 70 Gastric and duodenal polyps and tumors, 70 Foreign bodies, 70 Acute bleeding, 74 Enteral nutrition, 80 6 Colonoscopy and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, 87 History, 87 Indications and limitations, 88 Informed consent, 93 Contraindications and infective hazards, 94 Patient preparation, 95 Medication, 105 Equipment-present and future, 111 Anatomy, 116 Insertion, 120 Handling-"single-handed," "two-handed," or twoperson?, 123 Sigmoidoscopy-accurate steering, 128 Endoscopic anatomy of the sigmoid and descending colon, 131 Sigmoidoscopy-the bends, 133 Sigmoidoscopy-the loops, 134 Diverticular disease, 143 Descending colon, 144 Splenic flexure, 145 Transverse colon, 152 Hepatic flexure, 155 Ascending colon and ileo-cecal region, 158 Examination of the colon, 164 Stomas, 172 Pediatric colonoscopy, 172 Per-operative colonoscopy, 173 7 Therapeutic Colonoscopy, 176 Equipment, 176 Polypectomy, 182 Other therapeutic procedures, 202 8 Resources and Links, 208 Web sites, 208 Endoscopy books, 208 Journals with major endoscopy/clinical focus, 209 Index, 211


ISBN-13: 9781444300826
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd))
Publication date: June, 2008
Pages: 232
Dimensions: 172.00 x 249.00 x 17.00

Subcategories: Gastroenterology, General Practice, Radiology