Endoscopy in high-risk critical care unit patients

Ravi Botla, Charles E Brady Iii

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Gastrointestinal endoscopy is frequently necessary in high-risk patients in critical care units. This review analyzes recent publications dealing with the safety and efficacy of gastrointestinal endoscopy in patients with high-risk conditions, including acute myocardial infarction, pregnancy, AIDS, recent gastrointestinal surgery, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In general, the various endoscopic procedures that might be performed are relatively safe in stable patients in whom endoscopy is contemplated for clinically important indications. Clinically unstable patients are more likely to have complications. The safety of colonoscopy in pregnancy has not been adequately studied. Laparoscopic surgery in pregnancy needs further study, but may be done with proper maternal and fetal monitoring. In situations in which endoscopy cannot be performed, it can usually be deferred until stabilization of the underlying condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Critical Care
Volume3
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

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Critical Care
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Pregnancy
Fetal Monitoring
Safety
Colonoscopy
Laparoscopy
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Myocardial Infarction
Mothers

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Botla, R., & Brady Iii, C. E. (1997). Endoscopy in high-risk critical care unit patients. Current Opinion in Critical Care, 3(2), 149-152.

Endoscopy in high-risk critical care unit patients. / Botla, Ravi; Brady Iii, Charles E.

In: Current Opinion in Critical Care, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1997, p. 149-152.

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Botla, R & Brady Iii, CE 1997, 'Endoscopy in high-risk critical care unit patients', Current Opinion in Critical Care, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 149-152.
Botla, Ravi ; Brady Iii, Charles E. / Endoscopy in high-risk critical care unit patients. In: Current Opinion in Critical Care. 1997 ; Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 149-152.
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