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Bowel Sounds Ep. 5: Diana Lerner – Management of Foreign Body Ingestions

In this episode of Bowel Sounds, hosts Drs. Temara Hajjat and Jason Silverman talk to Dr. Diana Lerner about the management of foreign body ingestions, with a particular focus on button battery ingestions including their rising incidence as well as risk mitigation strategies and public education approaches to reducing harm.

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Produced by: Jason Silverman

Links:

  1. Follow Dr. Lerner on Twitter for more on foreign bodies and endoscopy
  2. AAP site on button battery safety for parents
  3. US Poison Control Centre site on button battery management
  4. GIRC – app for reporting ingestions
  5. Management of ingested foreign bodies in children: a clinical report of the NASPGHAN Endoscopy Committee (2015)
  6. Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Button Battery Ingestion in Childhood: A European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition Position Paper (2021) 

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