Endoscopy 2008; 40(1): 65-70
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-967046
Endoscopy essentials

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Endoscopy essentials: Preparation, sedation, and surveillance

V.  Kwan1 , J.  Devière1
  • 1Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
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Publication History

Publication Date:
21 January 2008 (online)

Introduction

Endoscopic technology is rapidly advancing at an impressive pace. However, regardless of these advances, the basic principle of executing a safe, effective, and patient-friendly procedure will always remain an essential prerequisite. Therefore, the issues of preparation, sedation, and surveillance are perennially relevant, and are the focus of this state-of-the-art review featuring a limited selection of recently studies published over the past 12 months.

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V. Kwan, MB BS, FRACP

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Westmead Hospital

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