Complications after outpatient upper GI endoscopy in children

30-Day follow-up

M. Samer Ammar, Marian D. Pfefferkorn, Joseph M. Croffie, Sandeep K. Gupta, Mark Corkins, Joseph F. Fitzgerald

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objectives: Upper GI endoscopy (UGE) is a common procedure performed for evaluation and treatment of various upper GI tract disorders in children. Limited comprehensive data are available on the complications of UGE in adults and particularly in children. The goals of this study were to identify complications and adverse events reported by patients and their parents after outpatient UGE under general anesthesia (GA). Methods: Pediatric patients who underwent outpatient UGE under GA between April, 2000 and April, 2001 at the James Whitcomb Hospital for Children were identified. The interviewer obtained verbal consent and performed standardized telephone interviews 30 days after the outpatient UGE. Results: A total of 393 patients participated in this survey. Of the patients, 165 (42%) had one or more complications or adverse events. The most common ones reported by patients or parents 30 days after the UGE under GA were sore throat or hoarseness (34.6%), fatigue (6.6%), cough (4.1%), headache (3.3%), excessive gas or burping (2.8%), nausea (2.5%), emesis (2.3%), abdominal pain (2%), fever (2%), behavior problems (1.8%), upper respiratory symptoms (1.3%), excessive drowsiness (0.5%), nosebleed (0.3%), perioral rash (0.3%), and chest pain (0.3%). Ten of 165 patients with complications or adverse events after UGE sought medical assistance. Conclusions: Approximately one third of pediatric patients complained of sore throat or hoarseness after UGE under GA. All other reported complications or adverse events were infrequent. We conclude that UGE under GA is safe and well tolerated in pediatric patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1508-1511
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume98
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Endoscopy
Outpatients
General Anesthesia
Hoarseness
Pharyngitis
Pediatrics
Parents
Primary Headache Disorders
Interviews
Medical Assistance
Epistaxis
Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
Sleep Stages
Exanthema
Chest Pain
Nausea
Abdominal Pain
Vomiting
Fatigue
Fever

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

Cite this

Complications after outpatient upper GI endoscopy in children : 30-Day follow-up. / Ammar, M. Samer; Pfefferkorn, Marian D.; Croffie, Joseph M.; Gupta, Sandeep K.; Corkins, Mark; Fitzgerald, Joseph F.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 98, No. 7, 01.07.2003, p. 1508-1511.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ammar, M. Samer ; Pfefferkorn, Marian D. ; Croffie, Joseph M. ; Gupta, Sandeep K. ; Corkins, Mark ; Fitzgerald, Joseph F. / Complications after outpatient upper GI endoscopy in children : 30-Day follow-up. In: American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2003 ; Vol. 98, No. 7. pp. 1508-1511.
@article{a5f4eb6f015646af93cf25613505af6a,
title = "Complications after outpatient upper GI endoscopy in children: 30-Day follow-up",
abstract = "Objectives: Upper GI endoscopy (UGE) is a common procedure performed for evaluation and treatment of various upper GI tract disorders in children. Limited comprehensive data are available on the complications of UGE in adults and particularly in children. The goals of this study were to identify complications and adverse events reported by patients and their parents after outpatient UGE under general anesthesia (GA). Methods: Pediatric patients who underwent outpatient UGE under GA between April, 2000 and April, 2001 at the James Whitcomb Hospital for Children were identified. The interviewer obtained verbal consent and performed standardized telephone interviews 30 days after the outpatient UGE. Results: A total of 393 patients participated in this survey. Of the patients, 165 (42{\%}) had one or more complications or adverse events. The most common ones reported by patients or parents 30 days after the UGE under GA were sore throat or hoarseness (34.6{\%}), fatigue (6.6{\%}), cough (4.1{\%}), headache (3.3{\%}), excessive gas or burping (2.8{\%}), nausea (2.5{\%}), emesis (2.3{\%}), abdominal pain (2{\%}), fever (2{\%}), behavior problems (1.8{\%}), upper respiratory symptoms (1.3{\%}), excessive drowsiness (0.5{\%}), nosebleed (0.3{\%}), perioral rash (0.3{\%}), and chest pain (0.3{\%}). Ten of 165 patients with complications or adverse events after UGE sought medical assistance. Conclusions: Approximately one third of pediatric patients complained of sore throat or hoarseness after UGE under GA. All other reported complications or adverse events were infrequent. We conclude that UGE under GA is safe and well tolerated in pediatric patients.",
author = "Ammar, {M. Samer} and Pfefferkorn, {Marian D.} and Croffie, {Joseph M.} and Gupta, {Sandeep K.} and Mark Corkins and Fitzgerald, {Joseph F.}",
year = "2003",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1111/j.1572-0241.2003.07524.x",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "98",
pages = "1508--1511",
journal = "American Journal of Gastroenterology",
issn = "0002-9270",
publisher = "Nature Publishing Group",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Complications after outpatient upper GI endoscopy in children

T2 - 30-Day follow-up

AU - Ammar, M. Samer

AU - Pfefferkorn, Marian D.

AU - Croffie, Joseph M.

AU - Gupta, Sandeep K.

AU - Corkins, Mark

AU - Fitzgerald, Joseph F.

PY - 2003/7/1

Y1 - 2003/7/1

N2 - Objectives: Upper GI endoscopy (UGE) is a common procedure performed for evaluation and treatment of various upper GI tract disorders in children. Limited comprehensive data are available on the complications of UGE in adults and particularly in children. The goals of this study were to identify complications and adverse events reported by patients and their parents after outpatient UGE under general anesthesia (GA). Methods: Pediatric patients who underwent outpatient UGE under GA between April, 2000 and April, 2001 at the James Whitcomb Hospital for Children were identified. The interviewer obtained verbal consent and performed standardized telephone interviews 30 days after the outpatient UGE. Results: A total of 393 patients participated in this survey. Of the patients, 165 (42%) had one or more complications or adverse events. The most common ones reported by patients or parents 30 days after the UGE under GA were sore throat or hoarseness (34.6%), fatigue (6.6%), cough (4.1%), headache (3.3%), excessive gas or burping (2.8%), nausea (2.5%), emesis (2.3%), abdominal pain (2%), fever (2%), behavior problems (1.8%), upper respiratory symptoms (1.3%), excessive drowsiness (0.5%), nosebleed (0.3%), perioral rash (0.3%), and chest pain (0.3%). Ten of 165 patients with complications or adverse events after UGE sought medical assistance. Conclusions: Approximately one third of pediatric patients complained of sore throat or hoarseness after UGE under GA. All other reported complications or adverse events were infrequent. We conclude that UGE under GA is safe and well tolerated in pediatric patients.

AB - Objectives: Upper GI endoscopy (UGE) is a common procedure performed for evaluation and treatment of various upper GI tract disorders in children. Limited comprehensive data are available on the complications of UGE in adults and particularly in children. The goals of this study were to identify complications and adverse events reported by patients and their parents after outpatient UGE under general anesthesia (GA). Methods: Pediatric patients who underwent outpatient UGE under GA between April, 2000 and April, 2001 at the James Whitcomb Hospital for Children were identified. The interviewer obtained verbal consent and performed standardized telephone interviews 30 days after the outpatient UGE. Results: A total of 393 patients participated in this survey. Of the patients, 165 (42%) had one or more complications or adverse events. The most common ones reported by patients or parents 30 days after the UGE under GA were sore throat or hoarseness (34.6%), fatigue (6.6%), cough (4.1%), headache (3.3%), excessive gas or burping (2.8%), nausea (2.5%), emesis (2.3%), abdominal pain (2%), fever (2%), behavior problems (1.8%), upper respiratory symptoms (1.3%), excessive drowsiness (0.5%), nosebleed (0.3%), perioral rash (0.3%), and chest pain (0.3%). Ten of 165 patients with complications or adverse events after UGE sought medical assistance. Conclusions: Approximately one third of pediatric patients complained of sore throat or hoarseness after UGE under GA. All other reported complications or adverse events were infrequent. We conclude that UGE under GA is safe and well tolerated in pediatric patients.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0038119171&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0038119171&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2003.07524.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2003.07524.x

M3 - Article

VL - 98

SP - 1508

EP - 1511

JO - American Journal of Gastroenterology

JF - American Journal of Gastroenterology

SN - 0002-9270

IS - 7

ER -