Safety of endoscopic interventions in patients with thrombocytopenia.

  title={Safety of endoscopic interventions in patients with thrombocytopenia.},
  author={Somashekar G Krishna and Bhavana Bhagya Rao and Selvi Thirumurthi and Jeffrey S. Lee and Srinivas Ramireddy and Michele Guindani and William A. Ross},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={80 3},
BACKGROUND The risk of endoscopic interventions in thrombocytopenia has received little attention in the medical literature. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the safety of endoscopic interventions including evaluation of GI bleeding (GIB) in patients with thrombocytopenia. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective study, tertiary oncology center. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION Review of consecutive endoscopies with preprocedure platelet counts (PCs) of 75 × 10(3)/μL or lower. MAIN… CONTINUE READING


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