Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is a widely practiced clinical procedure that has become routine in even the most remote medical environments. Its application at a liver transplant center represents the use of this particular technology at the opposite extreme of medical practice and its use in a unique and severely ill group of patients. The following is a description of the author's experience with upper gastrointestinal endoscopy at the University of Pittsburgh's liver transplant center. Despite the severity of illness of the patients seen at this center, documented by the high frequency of patients seen with abnormal prothrombin times and low platelet counts, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy performed either for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures has been found to be safe. The disease processes that affect transplant patients both before and after transplantation are not seen frequently in the general practice of gastroenterology. Thus the endoscopist at a transplant center has to be able to recognize, identify, and treat the unique problems seen in a transplant population

Van Thiel, D., Wright, H., Fagiuoli, S., Gavaler, J. (1994). Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: its clinical use and safety at a transplant center. THE JOURNAL OF THE OKLAHOMA STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 87(3), 116-121.

Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: its clinical use and safety at a transplant center

Fagiuoli S;
1994

Abstract

Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is a widely practiced clinical procedure that has become routine in even the most remote medical environments. Its application at a liver transplant center represents the use of this particular technology at the opposite extreme of medical practice and its use in a unique and severely ill group of patients. The following is a description of the author's experience with upper gastrointestinal endoscopy at the University of Pittsburgh's liver transplant center. Despite the severity of illness of the patients seen at this center, documented by the high frequency of patients seen with abnormal prothrombin times and low platelet counts, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy performed either for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures has been found to be safe. The disease processes that affect transplant patients both before and after transplantation are not seen frequently in the general practice of gastroenterology. Thus the endoscopist at a transplant center has to be able to recognize, identify, and treat the unique problems seen in a transplant population
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Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy; safety; transplant center;
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Van Thiel, D., Wright, H., Fagiuoli, S., Gavaler, J. (1994). Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: its clinical use and safety at a transplant center. THE JOURNAL OF THE OKLAHOMA STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 87(3), 116-121.
Van Thiel, D; Wright, H; Fagiuoli, S; Gavaler, J
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