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A novel disposable, transnasal esophagoscope: a pilot trial of feasibility, safety, and tolerance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22271030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A novel disposable transnasal esophagoscope, the E.G. Scan (IntroMedic Co. Ltd., Seoul, Korea), was developed for the evaluation of esophageal diseases while eliminating the inconvenience associated with sterilization, portability, patient monitoring, complications, and the economic burden of sedation. The feasibility, safety, and tolerability of the first version of the E.G. Scan was evaluated in this pilot study. Nasal esophagoscopy was performed successfully in 46 patients with known or suspected esophageal diseases. At least 50 % of the Z-line was visualized by the E.G. Scan in 38 (82.6 %) of 46 patients. Abnormalities were identified in 27 patients: erosive esophagitis (n = 18), Barrett's esophagus (n = 1), esophageal varices (n = 7), and esophageal candidiasis (n = 1). Nasal pain was absent or mild in most patients, and adverse events were not observed. Further technical improvement of the E.G. Scan would increase the diagnostic usefulness in future clinical practice.
Authors:
J W Chung; S Park; M J Chung; J Y Park; S W Park; J B Chung; S Y Song
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endoscopy     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1438-8812     ISO Abbreviation:  Endoscopy     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215166     Medline TA:  Endoscopy     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Affiliation:
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei Institute of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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