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An absolute contraindication to elective upper GI endoscopy is lack of informed consent from a mentally competent patient. Relative contraindications are organ perforations and states of cardiac or respiratory decompensation (Fig. 1.2).

Peptic Stricture

b Upper abdominal pain, heartburn, Barrett esophagus, peptic stricture, achalasia a Dysphagia, swallowing difficulties, retrosternal pain a Dysphagia, swallowing difficulties, retrosternal pain

b Upper abdominal pain, heartburn, Barrett esophagus, peptic stricture, achalasia

c Nausea, vomiting, anorexia, fullness, hematemesis, weight loss, pernicious anemia, diarrhea (sprue)

d Unexplained aspiration, chronic cough e Portal hypertension f Chronic inflammatory bowel disease, familial polyposis syndromes

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The rate of serious complications in upper GI endoscopy is small and is measured in tenths of a percent (Table 1.1). Reports based on larger reviews show that the mortality rate is less than 0.01 %.

It should be emphasized that most complications do not involve the gastrointestinal tract itself but consist of respiratory or cardiovascular incidents, especially in sick or sedated patients (Table 1.2).

Complications can result from local anesthesia, sedation, or the endoscopy itself. They consist mainly of respiratory and cardiovascular events, mechanical injuries, hemorrhages, and infections.

Table 1.1 Complication rates in upper GI endoscopy

Complication

Complication

Percentage of

rate

all complica-

tions

Cardiac

1 :2000

60%

Pulmonary

1:4000

30%

Perforation, bleeding

1 : 15000

9%

Infection

1 :50000

1 %

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Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the medical term for what we know as acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the stomach releases its liquid back into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage to the esophageal lining. The regurgitated acid most often consists of a few compoundsbr acid, bile, and pepsin.

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