Adverse Events Associated with EGD and EGD-Related Techniques
July 14, 2022
Last Updated Month/Year
August 14, 2023
Country of Publication
This document is intended to educate readers on the rates and predictors of adverse events (AEs) in patients who undergo EGD and EGD-related techniques. Our goal is to assist endoscopists in providing accurate, evidence-based, and up-to-date information on the rates of AEs to patients, caretakers, and trainees. The information provided should not be construed as encouraging or discouraging any particular treatment or technique. Clinical decision-making in any specific case involves a personalized and thorough analysis of the patient’s condition, available courses of action, local expertise, and the patient’s values and preferences. Therefore, certain clinical considerations could lead an endoscopist to take a course of action that varies from the guidance in this document. This document is an update of a previous guideline prepared by the Standards of Practice Committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) in 2013.
Male, Female, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Older adult
Health Care Settings
Hospital, Outpatient, Operating and recovery room
Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant
Diagnosis, Assessment and screening, Management
D016099 - Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), endoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Upper endoscopy, upper GI endoscopy, GI endoscopy, EGD
ASGE STANDARDS OF PRACTICE COMMITTEE, Coelho-Prabhu N, Forbes N, Thosani NC, Storm AC, Pawa S, Kohli DR, Fujii-Lau LL, Elhanafi S, Calderwood AH, Buxbaum JL, Kwon RS, Amateau SK, Al-Haddad MA, Qumseya BJ. Adverse events associated with EGD and EGD-related techniques. Gastrointest Endosc. 2022 Sep;96(3):389-401.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2022.04.024. Epub 2022 Jul 14. PMID: 35843754.