The current 24-hour driving ban after gastrointestinal endoscopic procedural sedation is an inconvenience that may deter some patients from complying with colonoscopy screenings and other exams. A Cleveland Clinic research project aims to assess endoscopy patients’ discharge readiness using a driving simulator to compare psychomotoric performance among recipients of propofol and nonpropofol sedation.
Cleveland Clinic’s John Vargo, MD, MPH, an international expert in therapeutic endoscopy, shares his leadership plans for the endoscopy society and his take on the state of the specialty.
Standardizing endoscopy procedures enterprise-wide is helping Cleveland Clinic augment and ensure quality, while minimizing waste and lowering the cost of procedures. John Vargo, MD, MPH explains.
Gallstones are common in the United States, affecting an estimated 1 in 7 adults. Fortunately, they are asymptomatic in up to 80% of cases, and current guidelines do not recommend cholecystectomy unless they cause symptoms.
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Endoscopy is being standardized throughout Cleveland Clinic to ensure every patient gets optimal care for the best value. Dr. Vargo explains how this is being done.
Highlights include new findings in the treatment of IBD, cirrhosis, lung transplantation and bariatric surgery for obesity.
Cleveland Clinic physicians will make more than 60 presentations at this year’s meeting. Our GI chair highlights 6 you won’t want to miss.
Cleveland Clinic physicians will make over 70 oral and poster presentations at this year’s meeting. Our GI chair highlights 7 of special importance.
In healthy patients undergoing EGD or colonoscopy with moderate sedation, capnography increases costs without adding safety benefit, first-of-its-kind study shows
This year’s American College of Gastroenterology annual conference will focus on key trends important to your GI practice. Find out what the hot topics are from physicians at Cleveland Clinic