The de-foaming agent simethicone can continue to be used to prevent bubbles in the lumen that impair muscosal assessment in GI endoscopy procedures, GESA says. A new position statement from GESA contradicts warnings from endoscope manufacturers who have recommended that simethicone not be used due to concerns of biofilm formation and a possible increased the ...
Continue using simethicone for endoscopy: GESA
By Michael Woodhead
4 Jul 2019