Driving After Endoscopic Procedural Sedation: Is a 24-hour Ban Too Long?

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.

Gallstones: Watch and Wait, or Intervene?

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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