Diagnosis and Management of Colonoscopic Perforations

A Comprehensive Guide to the Literature for Personal Injury Lawyers

Publisher: Medifocus Legal
Publication Date: October 25, 2017
Number of Pages: 151

Diagnostic colonoscopy is an endoscopic procedure used for examination of the large bowel and the distal segment of the small bowel with a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. Colonoscopies are most often used to screen for colorectal cancer but are also frequently used to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease. About 15 million colonoscopies are performed in the U.S. annually, primarily in adults between the ages of 50 to 75 years.

Although early detection of colorectal cancer can lead to earlier treatment and, thereby, reduce mortality, it is well recognized that screening colonoscopy carries the risk of potentially serious complications. In general, the most serious complication is intestinal perforation which is a life-threatening medical emergency. The rate of colon perforation during screening colonoscopy is estimated to be about 1 in 2,000 procedures. Once an iatrogenic colonoscopic perforation occurs, prompt recognition and urgent treatment is necessary to prevent the onset of sepsis and its potentially lethal consequences.

Diagnosis and Management of Colonoscopic Perforations is a comprehensive reference guide to the medical literature for personal injury lawyers who may be involved in litigating cases related to a colonoscopic perforation. This unique Guide consists of over 150 hand-selected references published in peer-reviewed journals with links to the abstracts and FREE online access to the FULL TEXT of 22 articles. This reference Guide will be a valuable addition to the library of law firms that focus on personal injury litigation.

Diagnosis and Management of Colonoscopic Perforations is a one-of-a-kind literature reference Guide that includes:

  • A comprehensive bibliography of 155 journal article references indexed in MEDLINE published in well respected medical and scientific journals.
  • Online access to the abstracts (summaries) of the articles.
  • Online access to the free full-text version of 22 articles.
  • Links to full-text sources of other articles that are available for purchase directly from individual journal publishers.
  • A unique “Author Directory” consisting of the names and institutional affiliations of experts who have published and have specialized knowledge about Diagnosis and Management of Colonoscopic Perforations. The “Author Directory” is a valuable resource for quickly identifying and locating experts for case reviews, opinions, and testimony.

Select examples of topics that are covered by the articles referenced in this Guidebook include:

  • Efficacy of laparoscopic primary repair in the treatment of colonic perforation after colonoscopy.
  • Patient comorbidity and serious adverse events after outpatient colonoscopy.
  • Decision-making in the management of colonoscopic perforation.
  • Management of bleeding and perforation after colonoscopy.
  • Colonoscopic perforation management by laparoendoscopy: an algorithm.
  • Laparoscopic direct suture of perforation after diagnostic colonoscopy.
  • Risk factors for colonoscopic perforation: a population-based study of 80118 cases.
  • Perforation following colorectal endoscopy: what happens beyond the endoscopy suite?
  • Endoscopic clip closure versus surgery for the treatment of iatrogenic colon perforations developed during diagnostic colonoscopy.
  • The indications for nonsurgical management in patients with colorectal perforation after colonoscopy.
  • Therapeutic options for iatrogenic colon perforation: feasibility of endoscopic clip closure and predictors of the need for early surgery.
  • Promptness of diagnosis is the main prognostic factor after colonoscopic perforation.
  • Colonoscopic perforation: useful parameters for early diagnosis and conservative treatment.
  • Onset and clinical course of bleeding and perforation after outpatient colonoscopy: a populationbased study.
  • What are the risk factors of colonoscopic perforation?
  • Laparoscopic repair of colonoscopic perforations: indications and guidelines.
  • Critical decisions in the management of endoscopic perforations of the colon.
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