Ethnic issues in endoscopy

Brooks D. Cash, Subhas Banerjee, Michelle A. Anderson, Tamir Ben-Menachem, G. Anton Decker, Robert D. Fanelli, Norio Fukami, Steven O. Ikenberry, Rajeev Jain, Terry L. Jue, Khalid M. Khad, Mary L. Krinsky, Phyllis M. Malpas, John T. Maple, Ravi Sharaf, Jason A. Dominitz

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Abstract

This is one of a series of statements discussing the use of GI endoscopy in common clinical situations. The Standards of Practice Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) prepared this text. In preparing this guideline, a search of the medical literature was performed by using PubMed. Additional references were obtained from the bibliographies of the identified articles and from recommendations of expert consultants. When few or no data exist from well-designed prospective trials, emphasis is placed on results from large series and reports from recognized experts. Guidelines for appropriate use of endoscopy are based on a critical review of the available data and expert consensus at the time the guidelines are drafted. Further controlled clinical studies may be needed to clarify aspects of this guideline. This guideline may be revised as necessary to account for changes in technology, new data, or other aspects of clinical practice. The recommendations are based on reviewed studies and are graded on the quality of the supporting evidence (Table 1). The strength of individual recommendations is based on both the aggregate evidence quality and an assessment of the anticipated benefits and harms. Weaker recommendations are indicated by phrases such as "we suggest," whereas stronger recommendations are typically stated as "we recommend.". This guideline is intended to be an educational device to provide information that may assist endoscopists in providing care to patients. This guideline is not a rule and should not be construed as establishing a legal standard of care or as encouraging, advocating, requiring, or discouraging any particular treatment. Clinical decisions in any particular case involve a complex analysis of the patient's condition and available courses of action. Therefore, clinical considerations may lead an endoscopist to take a course of action that varies from this guideline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1108-1112
Number of pages5
JournalGastrointestinal endoscopy
Volume71
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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    Cash, B. D., Banerjee, S., Anderson, M. A., Ben-Menachem, T., Decker, G. A., Fanelli, R. D., Fukami, N., Ikenberry, S. O., Jain, R., Jue, T. L., Khad, K. M., Krinsky, M. L., Malpas, P. M., Maple, J. T., Sharaf, R., & Dominitz, J. A. (2010). Ethnic issues in endoscopy. Gastrointestinal endoscopy, 71(7), 1108-1112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gie.2010.03.001