Birgitte Seip

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OBJECTIVE Use of magnetic endoscope imaging (MEI) during colonoscopy has the potential to ease caecal intubation and patient discomfort and to reduce dependence on sedation and/or analgesics (SAs). However, pain reduction by using MEI has not been demonstrated so far, probably because of the liberal use of SAs. The aim of the present study was to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The effect on abdominal pain of using carbon dioxide (CO2) for insufflation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has not been investigated. The present study aimed to compare CO2 insufflation with standard air insufflation with respect to the pain experienced during and after ERCP. In addition, we(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM To reduce the costs of colonoscopy the feasibility of unsedated procedures has been explored. The aims of our study were to assess patient satisfaction with on-demand sedation and identify factors related to painful colonoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS The Norwegian Gastronet quality assurance documentation tools consist of endoscopy(More)
BACKGROUND Colonoscopic screening for colorectal cancer is being implemented in an increasing number of countries. This might lead to a demand for colonoscopies that could outstrip supply. OBJECTIVE We wanted to investigate whether undergoing a colonoscopic examination for colorectal cancer would affect the utilization of later distal GI endoscopies for(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Colonoscopy without sedation has several advantages over sedated colonoscopy, but a considerable proportion of patients experience pain. The aim of this study was to develop a risk stratification model of pre-examination risk factors to enable targeted sedation during colonoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between October 2011 and(More)
BACKGROUND In sharp bends, particularly in the colonic flexures, the axial pushing force conveyed to the distal actively bending tip of the endoscope may cause impaction rather than progression. It is hypothesized that colonoscopes with a very flaccid segment immediately proximal to the distal bending tip might reduce this problem. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE An important challenge of any quality assurance (QA) programme is to maintain interest among participants to ensure high data quality over time. The primary aim of this study was to identify factors associated with endoscopist compliance with the Norwegian QA programme for colonoscopies (Gastronet). MATERIAL AND METHODS The Gastronet(More)
OBJECTIVE Although oesophagogastroduodenoscopies (OGDs) are associated with few medical complications, substantial pre-procedural anxiety and discomfort during the procedure have been reported. The aims of the present study were to evaluate OGD-related discomfort assessed by the patient and to identify the possibilities for improvement. MATERIAL AND(More)
The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and United European Gastroenterology present a short list of key performance measures for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. We recommend that endoscopy services across Europe adopt the following seven key performance measures for lower gastrointestinal endoscopy for measurement and evaluation in daily(More)
BACKGROUND There is considerable variation in the quality of colonoscopy performance. The Norwegian quality assurance programme Gastronet registers outpatient colonoscopies performed in Norwegian endoscopy centres. The aim of Gastronet is long-term improvement of endoscopist and centre performance by annual feedback of performance data. OBJECTIVE The(More)