The Practice of Interventional Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at a Tertiary Referral Hospital

James Waweru, Daniel Ojuka, Pankaj Jani, Wilson Kiraitu, Stephen Onyango, William Okumu
2018 The Annals of African Surgery  
Interventional endoscopy enables one time diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases with minimally invasive therapy and improved disease outcome. Local use has remained low with minimal reporting. Knowledge of current practice at a tertiary level may promote utilization of interventional gastrointestinal endoscopy. Objective: To describe the practice of interventional gastro intestinal endoscopy at Kenyatta National Hospital. Methods: In a prospective descriptive study consecutive
more » ... pling was used. Main variables were interventional procedure offered, sedation mode and immediate outcome of the procedure. Results: There were 211 cases and interventional endoscopy accounted for 21.7% of these.
doi:10.4314/aas.v15i1.7 fatcat:7rtfbjsxvfhs5jbgpwnd3otnhu