Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person's digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor can view pictures of your. No procedure is ever completely free of risks. However, upper endoscopy has been performed for many years with successful results and very limited complications. Complications during upper endoscopy occur in approximately 1 to 2 out of 1000 procedures. The complications will be broken down into minor and major categories.
with Down syndrome, but clinical management has not been determined.33,34 In2001,thegeneral populationmedianageof menopausewas51.2years,whereasthemedianageforwomen with Down syndrome ranged from 44.7 to 47.1.19,34,35 In women ages 13 to 27, there is no difference between the per-centage with Down syndrome who are ovulating (76%) and. Jul 24, 2014 · Updated June 3, 2013. Accessed March 26, 2014. Otherwise, a patient may come out of an endoscopy examination only with complaints of nausea or bloating due to the sedatives or a sore throat due to the topical anaesthesia. So, an endoscopic examination is considered to be a safe procedure.
Gastrointestinal endoscopy is safe and efficacious in the elderly. In the older adults, colorectal cancer screening or surveillance with colonoscopy is best individualized based upon general health and comorbidity. Colonoscopies performed for bleeding or iron-deficiency anemia have a higher yield in older adults.Author: Noelle O’Shea, Frank J. Lukens. In fact, most adults with Down syndrome who have valve problems do not have histories of congenital heart disease, and half of those adults living with valvular disease may be undiagnosed. Cardiac valve problems can affect hemodynamic stability during anesthesia, including heart rate, heart rhythm, blood pressure, and pulmonary blood pressure.
Dec 29, 2009 · More elderly patients now undergo gastrointestinal endoscopy following recent advances in endoscopic techniques. In this study, we conducted a high-risk survey of endoscopies in Japan, using a questionnaire administered prior to upper gastrointestinal tract endoscopy (UGITE), and identified anticholinergic agents and glucagon preparations as high-risk premedication.Cited by: 12. Sep 19, 2018 · Endoscopy is procedure that allows a doctor to examine the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, which can help to detect digestive disorders, for example, hiatal hernia, GERD, cancer, and stomach (peptic) ulcers. Endoscopy is performed in a doctor's office under conscious or deep sedation. After the procedure, your doctor will discuss any findings.
Feb 12, 2008 · So, you'll be able to go home after the endoscopy right away. (Make sure someone will take you.) You'll want to spend the next 4-5 hours relaxing on the couch. You'll be able to eat after the procedure too. Just ask the nurse. Endoscopy is completly safe! It is a valuable tool the doctors can use to see what's wrong.Status: Open.