Esophagogastroduodenoscopy in chronic hemodialysis patients: 2-year clinical experience in a renal unit.

@article{Fabbian2002EsophagogastroduodenoscopyIC,
  title={Esophagogastroduodenoscopy in chronic hemodialysis patients: 2-year clinical experience in a renal unit.},
  author={Fabio Fabbian and Carlo Catalano and Veronica Bordin and Tiziana Balbi and Domenico Di Landro},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  year={2002},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={54-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Upper gastrointestinal (UGI) disorders are frequent in uremic patients and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (OGD) is an important investigation for their management. SUBJECTS AND METHODS From January 1, 1997 to December 31, 1998, 57 endoscopies were performed in 96 hemodialysis patients (aged 65+/-12 years, 68 M, 28 F, dialysis duration 51+/-58 months) chronically treated in our unit in that period. The reasons for prescribing OGD were: anemia, after exclusion of poor response to EPO… CONTINUE READING