Richard M Hovis

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BACKGROUND Abdominal pain after ERCP is common, and although it is frequently nonspecific and self-limited, it may provoke concern for complications and thus distress both patients and physicians. Carbon dioxide (CO(2)) insufflation during ERCP may reduce abdominal distension in comparison to insufflation of air, resulting in less pain. OBJECTIVE To(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Among patients undergoing advanced endoscopy, unrecognized obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could predict sedation-related complications (SRCs) and the need for airway maneuvers (AMs). By using an OSA screening tool, we sought to define the prevalence of patients at high risk for OSA and to correlate OSA with the frequency of AMs and SRCs. (More)
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