Ulrike Beilenhoff

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Propofol sedation by non-anesthesiologists is an upcoming sedation regimen in several countries throughout Europe. Numerous studies have shown the efficacy and safety of this sedation regimen in gastrointestinal endoscopy. Nevertheless, this issue remains highly controversial. The aim of this evidence- and consensus-based set of guideline is to provide(More)
For more than 30 years, sedation using benzodiazepines, combined or not with opioids, has been used as a standard regimen for gastrointestinal endoscopy; it is usually referred to as traditional sedation. Sedation management in gastrointestinal endoscopy varies between European countries according to the different legal frameworks and different healthcare(More)
Biliary stenting is widely used to palliate malignant obstruction or to treat benign biliary diseases. Recently, the most important changes have related to self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs), which are now available in a wide variety of designs, and to treatment techniques. This article is part of a combined publication that expresses the current view of(More)
Validation is an important quality assurance tool in hygiene and infection control, whether endoscopy procedures are performed in hospitals, in private clinics, or in doctors’ offices. Up till now, the clinical service provider (see Appendix 1: Glossary) has had to rely on the correct functioning of automated washer-disinfectors according to the(More)
Prof. Dr. Till Wehrmann Fachbereich Gastroenterologie, Deutsche Klinik f r Diagnostik Aukammallee 33 65193 Wiesbaden Tel.: ++ 49/611/57 7212 Fax: ++ 49/611/577460 till.wehrmann@dkdwiesbaden.de Herausgeber der Leitlinie ist die Sektion Endoskopie im Auftrag der Deutschen Gesellschaft f r Verdauungsund Stoffwechselerkrankungen e.V. (DGVS), die auch die federf(More)