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Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: its clinical use and safety at a transplant center.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8195923     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy is a widely practiced clinical procedure that has become routine in even the most remote medical environments. Its application at a liver transplant center represents the use of this particular technology at the opposite extreme of medical practice and its use in a unique and severely ill group of patients. The following is a description of the author's experience with upper gastrointestinal endoscopy at the University of Pittsburgh's liver transplant center. Despite the severity of illness of the patients seen at this center, documented by the high frequency of patients seen with abnormal prothrombin times and low platelet counts, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy performed either for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures has been found to be safe. The disease processes that affect transplant patients both before and after transplantation are not seen frequently in the general practice of gastroenterology. Thus the endoscopist at a transplant center has to be able to recognize, identify, and treat the unique problems seen in a transplant population.
D H Van Thiel; H I Wright; S Fagiuoli; J S Gavaler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0030-1876     ISO Abbreviation:  J Okla State Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1994 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-24     Completed Date:  1994-06-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503043     Medline TA:  J Okla State Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  116-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Oklahoma Transplantation Institute, Baptist Medical Center of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City 73112-4481.
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MeSH Terms
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / adverse effects,  utilization*
Liver Transplantation*
Retrospective Studies

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