• Few Residency Programs Train Docs on Cost Reduction
    Despite a national consensus among policy makers and educators to train residents to be more conscious of the cost of care, less than 15 percent of internal medicine residency programs have a formal curriculum addressing it, according to a new research letter published this ...More
    December 19, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Mayo Clinic Opens C. difficile Clinic
    ROCHESTER, Minn.—Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) has reached an epidemic state and is the most common infectious cause of diarrhea in hospitals. Healthcare providers are seeing increased severity and recurrence rates of the infection. In response, Mayo Clinic has ...More
    December 17, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Cook Medical Starts Study on Removal of Esophageal Stents
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—Cook Medical has initiated a clinical study to evaluate the removability of the new Evolution Esophageal fully covered stent. ...More
    December 17, 2013 Posted in News
  • STERIS Launches New Cleaner for Surgical Tools
    MENTOR, OHIO―STERIS Corporation recently introduced Prolystica Ultra Concentrate HP Cleaning Chemistries, a cleaning agent for surgical instruments. ...More
    December 16, 2013 Posted in News
  • Gut Microbes Affect MicroRNA Response to Bacterial Infection
    WASHINGTON―When it comes to fighting off pathogens like Listeria, your best allies may be the billions of microorganisms that line your gut, according to new research published in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. ...More
    December 12, 2013 Posted in News
  • NIH Director: Medical Schools Need More Innovation
    BALTIMORE—The United States may be losing ground as the leader in biomedical research and within the next five years will be second to China in the funds it spends for R&D, according to Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health. ...More
    December 11, 2013 Posted in News
  • ASGE Awards 8 Endo Units for Excellence
    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.―The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized eight endoscopy units as part of its program to promote quality in endoscopy in all settings where it is practiced in the United States. ...More
    December 10, 2013 Posted in News
  • Covidien to Acquire Given Imaging
    DUBLIN, Ire., YOQNEAM, Israel―Covidien, and Given Imaging, this week announced that Covidien will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Given Imaging for $30 per share in cash, for a total of approximately $860 million. ...More
    December 10, 2013 Posted in News
  • Gut Microbes May Be a Risk Factor for Colorectal Cancer
    NEW YORK, N.Y.—In one of the largest epidemiological studies of human gut bacteria and colorectal cancer ever conducted, a team of researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center has found a clear association between gut bacteria and colorectal cancer. ...More
    December 9, 2013 Posted in News
  • Stomach 'Clock' Tells Us How Much to Eat
    ADELAIDE, Aus.—University of Adelaide researchers have discovered the first evidence that the nerves in the stomach act as a circadian clock, limiting food intake to specific times of the day. ...More
    December 9, 2013 Posted in News