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Endoscopy-related occupational injuries run rampant in gastroenterology

Key clinical point: Eighty-one percent of gastroenterologists participating in a national survey indicated they would welcome training in ergonomic strategies for prevention of endoscopy-related injuries.

Major finding: Three-quarters of surveyed gastroenterologists reported having experienced endoscopy-related musculoskeletal injuries.

Study details: This 38-question American College of Gastroenterology survey addressed members’ endoscopy-related injury experiences.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts of interest.


Pawa S. ACG 2019, Abstract 18.