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Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2018

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9 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R U Y 2 0 1 8 N ew technology is making upper GI procedures safer and more efficient. From a spray-on powder that con- trols bleeds and less invasive weight-loss surgery to treating swallowing disorders and resecting larger and deeper lesions, here are some of the latest tools and techniques you and your GI docs should know about. 1. Stop bleeding with a spray-on coagulating powder Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB), caused by everything from peptic ulcers to gastritis, is a common problem in upper GI proce- • WHAT'S UP? Specialists and their patients are benefitting from new tools and technologies for upper GI procedures. What's New in Upper GI The latest scope add-ons let gastroenterologists see and do more. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Anna Merriman | Associate Editor

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