Endoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit

  • Harvey M. Licht
  • Fredric Jaffe
  • Gilbert E. D’Alonzo


After studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following: Understand the indications for both respiratory and gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy in critically ill patients. Describe the contraindications and potential complications that are associated with endoscopy and endosurgery.


Bronchoalveolar Lavage Endotracheal Tube Esophageal Varix Blunt Chest Trauma Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harvey M. Licht
    • 1
  • Fredric Jaffe
    • 2
  • Gilbert E. D’Alonzo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical CareTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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