Pre-Endoscopy Drink of Simethicone and N-Acetylcysteine Significantly Improves Visualization in Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

  title={Pre-Endoscopy Drink of Simethicone and N-Acetylcysteine Significantly Improves Visualization in Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy},
  author={Shrihari Anil Anikhindi and Ashish Kumar and Noriya Uedo and Vikas Singla and Akshay Anikhindi and Praveen Sharma and Naresh Bansal and Piyush Ranjan and Mandhir Kumar and Munish Sachdeva and Shivam Khare and A. L. Arora},
  journal={Journal of Digestive Endoscopy},
  pages={011 - 018}
Abstract Introduction With the advancements in diagnostic and therapeutic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (UGIE), clear mucosal visualization is essential to ensure optimal outcomes. Though routinely followed in Japan and Korea, pre-endoscopic preparation is seldom used in India. We evaluated the efficacy of a pre-endoscopic drink of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and simethicone in improving mucosal visibility during UGIE. Patients and Methods This study was a retrospective, investigator blind study… 
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