CO2 and air insufflation during consecutive EGD and colonoscopy

Post written by Jun-Won Chung from the Divison of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, South Korea. Endoscopy is performed with air insufflation and is usually associated with abdominal pain. It is well recognized that carbon dioxide (CO2) is absorbed more quickly into the body than air; however, to date, …

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CO2 vs air insufflation during colonoscopy in children

Matjaž Homa, MD, PhD from The Children’s Hospital at the University Medical Centre of Ljubljana in Ljubljana, Slovenia discusses "Randomized, double-blind trial of CO2 versus air insufflation in children undergoing colonoscopy." The focus of this study was to prove for the first time in children that CO2 insufflation during endoscopy is better and associated with …

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