Gastro Flash Vol-7 No-1, 2021
History of gastrointestinal endoscopy: How we reached here To predict the future, it is helpful, even advisable, to understand the past, and the history of endoscopy reveals much about the mechanisms whereby innovation occurred. From the time when the early pioneers faced two obvious problems in gastrointestinal endoscopy (GE): the gut being not straight and dark inside, to the present date when artificial intelligence (AI) is going to provide an effective and practical method for endoscopists in lesion detection and characterization, lie valuable lessons and great hopes for further advancements in endoscopy in this field.
Emergency abdominal pain: Overview Abdominal pain is considered the most common complaints of patients admitted to emergency departments amounting to 5-10% of emergency department visits. Acute abdominal pain can represent a spectrum of conditions from benign and self-limited disease to surgical emergencies. Although most abdominal pain is benign, as many as 10% of patients in the emergency department setting and a lesser percentage in the outpatient setting have a severe or life-threatening cause or require surgery. Therefore, a thorough and logical approach to the diagnosis of abdominal pain is necessary