Open Access Medical Books



Edited by Somchai Amornyotin .

358 pages . 
Open Access . 

Endoscopy is a fast moving field, and new techniques are constantly emerging. Gastrointestinal endoscopy has a central role in the evaluation of gastrointestinal complaints and in the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal diseases. It is a very safe procedure in the general population as demonstrated by numerous studies. Several data provide a better understanding of pathogenic mechanisms. In recent decades, gastrointestinal endoscopy has evolved and branched out from a visual diagnostic modality to impressive interventional capabilities. Some new endoscopic techniques will be too complex or expensive to make the leap into general gastroenterology practice, others already show major progress in the management of digestive diseases. In this chapter the authors will discuss some of the emerging techniques and technologies used to increase the diagnostic and therapeutic yield in the gastrointestinal tract. As in any field, demands of service delivery by conventional equipment and newer, more glamorous, and usually more expensive technologies are often in competition. Modern endoscopic equipment provides us with the benefit of many technical advances. New videoendoscopes, magnification endoscopes and confocal of narrow band imaging endoscopes emerged. 
An increased knowledge of normal and pathologic endoscopic patterns has been increasing in the last decades. Endoscopy is an effective and safe procedure even in special populations including pediatric patients, geriatric patients, pregnant patients and liver transplant patients. In addition, many diagnostic techniques and therapeutic interventions documented real improvement.
The contributions in this book are very valuable. InTech Open Access Publisher selected several known names from many countries with different levels of development. Multiple specific points of view were presented together with various topics regarding diagnostic or therapeutic endoscopy.
The readers can take into consideration of practical knowledge in the gastroenterology field. This book actually represents a valuable tool for formation and continuous medical education in the gastrointestinal endoscopy procedure considering the performances or technical possibilities in different parts of the world.
I very much appreciate and thank to all authors of this book. Many thanks to InTech Open Access Publisher which offered me the possibility of editing this attractive book. It was a real pleasure to read such interesting works by so many experts from all over the world. Finally, I also thank Ms.Iva Simcic for her perfect, prompt and efficient co-operation.

Assoc. Prof. Somchai Amornyotin MD, FRCAT

Department of Anesthesiology and Siriraj GI Endoscopy Center
Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital
Mahidol University, Bangkok


Section 1 of the textbook : General Aspects .

 1 Pediatric Sedation Related to Endoscopy 3 Ludwik Grzegorz Stołtny, Urszula Grzybowska–Chlebowczyk, Halina Woś and Anna Agata Stołtny

 2 Cardiorespiratory Complications During Moderate and Deep Sedation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures 13 Somchai Amornyotin

 3 Pre–Endoscopy Screening of Helicobacter pylori Infection: Implication and Advantages 23 Maria Teresa Mascellino, Alessandra Oliva and Barbara Porowska

 4 Diagnostic Endoscopy 37 Akash Nabh, Muhammed Sherid, Charles Spurr and Subbaramia Sridhar

 5 Capsule Endoscopy: A New Era of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 75 Uday C Ghoshal

Section 2 of the textbook : Upper Gastrointestinal Tract .

 6 Diagnostic Value of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Prior to Cholecystectomy 91 Waleed Al-Khyatt, Farhan Rashid and S.Y. Iftikhar

 7 Endoscopic Management of Oesophageal and Gastric Varices 99 Neil Rajoriya and David A. Gorard

 8 Diagnosis and Management of Barrett’s Esophagus with and Without Dysplasia 129 Borislav Vladimirov, Radina Ivanova and Ivan Terziev

 9 Clinical Outcome of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for 352 Lesions of Superficial Gastric Neoplasms in 284 Patients 179 Yasutoshi Ochiai, Shin Arai, Masamitsu Nakao, Makoto Nishimura, Takashi Shono, Kouichi Nonaka, Osamu Togawa, Keiko Ishikawa 
and Hiroto Kita

 10 The Current Role of Endoscopic Stenting in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery 197 Pok Eng Hong and Chin Kin Fah

Section 3 of the textbook : Lower Gastrointestinal Tract .

 11 Ileoscopy; How and Why to Do It 223 Arjuna P. De Silva

12 Therapeutic and Diagnostic Approaches in Colonoscopy 233 Naohisa Yoshida, Nobuaki Yagi, Yutaka Inada, Munehiro Kugai, Akio Yanagisawa and Yuji Naito

Section 4 of the textbook : Special Population .

 13 Peculiarities of Paediatric Digestive Endoscopy 267 Marco Gasparetto and Graziella Guariso

 14 Liver Transplantation and Endoscopic Management of Bile Duct Complications 311 Bassam Abu-Wasel, Paul D. Renfrew and Michele Molinari

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