Guidelines on endoscopy

By  |  December 9, 2012 | 

The ACP has published guidelines on the appropriate use of EGD, which is indicated for patients with heartburn with “alarm symptoms”, to assess healing of esophagitis or Barretts, for recurrent dysphagia/stricture, to assess GERD that has failed PPI therapy, and for men>50 with long term symptoms (>5 years) to assess for adenocarcinoma (abstract).

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Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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