Congratulations to Yaseen Perbtani (Class of 2016 graduate, first author) for the publication of his article in the American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG)! His article titled ‘Impact of Endotracheal Intubation on Interventional Endoscopy Unit Efficiency Metrics at a Tertiary Academic Medical Center’ is available in print and here: http://www.nature.com/ajg/journal/v111/n6/full/ajg201697a.html
They conducted a review of prospectively collected endoscopy unit metrics at UF Health and found that endotracheal intubation negatively impacted nearly all process efficiency metrics. The multivariate analysis also revealed that patients with an anesthesiologist who had performed a greater number of total endoscopic sedations were less likely to be intubated than the patients with an anesthesiologist who had performed fewer total procedures (P=0.0066). The analysis also revealed a direct correlation between likelihood of intubation, and ERCP as the procedure type, and inpatient status as the disposition.