Distance from hospital impacts adverse event detection

Post written by Rajesh N. Keswani, MD, MS, from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The objective of this study was to determine the hospital utilization patterns of patients with endoscopy-related adverse events (AEs), including death, after ambulatory endoscopy at 5 Chicago-area medical centers. We specifically aimed to investigate whether care fragmentation, which is …

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Predicting adverse events associated with therapeutic colonoscopy

Post written by Ryota Niikura , MD, PhD from the Department of Gastroenterology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Our study focused on a large sample size of various therapeutic colonoscopies and data on the use of drugs that might increase the risk of bleeding, such as anticoagulants and antithrombotics, NSAIDs, and steroids. …

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Prediction of adverse events after esophageal stent placement

Lorenzo Fuccio, MD, from the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, S.Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, in Bologna, Italy discusses this Original Article, "Development of a prediction model of adverse events after stent placement for esophageal cancer." We conducted a retrospective analysis of a large database including 267 patients with dysphagia owing to esophageal cancer and treated …

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