Published online Dec 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i47.9077
Revised: September 5, 2013
Accepted: September 16, 2013
Published online: December 21, 2013
Core tip: Since the publication of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) modification of the guideline on the appropriate use of endoscopy in children, no study has been conducted to ascertain the applicability of this guideline in the pediatric population. The present study addressed the deficiency in the literature by conducting a retrospective review of the gastrointestinal endoscopies conducted in a university setting in an Asian country. The present study showed that the modified NASPGHAN and ASGE guideline is applicable universally, be it in a Western country or an Asian country.