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Advanced Digestive Endoscopy: Practice and Safety

Peter B. Cotton (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-0027-7
384 pages
January 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Essential new title in the Advanced Digestive Endoscopy series

Endoscopy is a technically challenging procedure. Until recently it was regarded as a routine procedure that could be performed by general gastroenterologists until outcome and follow-up analyses revealed unacceptably high levels of complications. The opinion-leaders in endoscopy have brought about a shift in attitude. The emphasis is now very much on a 'back to basics' approach with retraining recommended for all levels of doctors performing endoscopy - and several techniques restricted to only the very experienced.

This series is aimed at the endoscopist with some experience who wishes to achieve competency in the more advanced techniques.

The book includes information and guidelines for all aspects of practice management relating to endoscopy. It provides a practical manual on how to perform techniques in the most safe and effective ways to reduce complications.

It covers training, endoscopy and imaging equipment, set-up of endoscopy units, cleaning & disinfection and patient preparation and monitoring. It also contains techniques for screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up from THE leading international names.
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List of contributors.

1 Overview: Peter B. Cotton (Medical University of South Carolina).

2 Design and management of gastrointestinal endoscopy units: Bret T. Petersen (Mayo Clinic) and Beverly Ott (Endoscopy Systems Coordinator, Mayo Clinic).

3 Sedation, analgesia, and monitoring for endoscopy: John J. Vargo (Cleveland Clinic Foundation).

4 Endoscopic equipment: Gregory G. Ginsberg (Gastroenterology Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania).

5 Digital documentation in endoscopy: Lars Aabakken (Department of Medicine, Rikshospitalet).

6 Principles of electrosurgery, laser, and argon plasma coagulation with particular regard to endoscopy:.

Guenter Farin (Kapellenweg 9) and Karl E.Grund (Center for Medical Research, Eberhard-Karls University, University Hospital Tuebingen).

7 Infection control in endoscopy: Alistair Cowen (Royal Brisbane Hospital) and Dianne Jones (Logan Hospital).

8 Risks, prevention, and management: Peter B. Cotton (Medical University of South Carolina).

9 Pathology: David N. Lewin (Medical University of South Carolina).

10 Pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy: Jonathan S. Evans (Nemours Childrens Clinic, Division of Pediatric GI & Nutrition) and Lori Mahajan (Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital).

11 Training and credentialing in gastrointestinal endoscopy: Jonathan Cohen.

12 Towards excellence and accountability: Peter B. Cotton (Medical University of South Carolina) and Roland Valori (Gloucestershire Royal Hospital).

Index

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Peter Cotton was born in England, educated at Cambridge University and at St. Thomas Hospital Medical School (London). He became interested in endoscopy in the late 1960’s with the introduction of flexible fiberscopes, and developed units at St. Thomas’ Hospital and at the Middlesex Hospital, which pioneered and evaluated many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly ERCP. He attracted postgraduates from many countries, held numerous teaching courses, and introduced live CCTV workshops. In 1986 he became Professor of Medicine and Chief of Endoscopy at Duke University in North Carolina, and developed a state of the art endoscopy center. He maintained his interests in teaching, new techniques, and careful outcome evaluation. He moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 1994 to initiate and lead a Digestive Disease Center, dedicated to multi-disciplinary patient care, and the research and education needed to enhance it.

He has been active in many National and International organizations, and has given invited lectures and demonstrations in more than 50 countries. He helped form the British Society for Digestive Endoscopy, and served the British Society of Gastroenterology as its vice president and treasurer. He was secretary of the European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and president of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain. He was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 1978, and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2002. He is an honorary member of the British Society of Gastroenterology, the Hong Kong Society for Digestive Endoscopy, and the South African Gastroenterology Society. Dr Cotton was awarded the Rudolph Schindler award of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2004.

His bibliography includes over 850 publications, including more than 250 original contributions in peer reviewed journals, and 8 books. “Practical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy” (co-authored by Christopher Williams) is the standard teaching text, currently in its 6th Edition, and has been translated into 8 languages.

In recent years Dr Cotton has become interested and active particularly in quality issues in endoscopy, including objective assessment of performance, benchmarking and report cards.

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Essential new title in the Advanced Digestive Endoscopy series

  • Provides a practical manual on how to perform techniques safely and effectively in order to maximise value, and to reduce risks
  • Covers training, endoscopy and imaging equipment, infection control, patient preparation and monitoring, complications and how to avoid and deal with them.
  • Contains techniques for screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up from THE leading international names.
  • Includes information and guidelines for all aspects of practice management relating to endoscopy.
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