• Docs Should Ask: 'Do You Poop Your Pants?'
    CHICAGO—“Do you poop your pants?" is a question few physicians ask their adult patients, but one that Dana Hayden, MD, colorectal surgeon at Loyola University Health System, believes should be at the top of the list. She points out that 15 million women ages 40 and older (1 ...More
    November 29, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Less-Invasive Option as Effective as Esophagus Removal
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Use of a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal cancer is as effective as surgery that takes out and rebuilds the esophagus, according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. ...More
    November 29, 2013 Posted in News, Procedures
  • The Role of EUS-FNA for the Evaluation of Biliary Strictures
    Cholangiocarcinoma and other malignant bile-duct tumors are often difficult to diagnose because they commonly present late and are therefore associated with a poor prognosis. The majority of these tumors present as biliary strictures. Up to 20 percent of proximal biliary ...More
    November 29, 2013 Posted in Content Library, Procedures
  • PEG Placement: An Education Program
    Children with feeding difficulty typically fail to thrive due to their inability to consume enough calories to support growth. One of the means of treating feeding difficulty involves the placement of a gastrostomy tube (G-tube). This tube can be used to infuse nutrition, ...More
    November 28, 2013 Posted in Content Library, Procedures
  • SGNA Nurse Fellowship Program
    The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates is calling for applicants for its GI nursing education program. ...More
    November 27, 2013 Posted in Blog
  • GI Doc: FDA Over-regulating Fecal Transplants
    Fecal transplant therapy or FMT (fecal microbiota transplantation), also known as human probiotic infusion and stool transplant, is an infusion of healthy colonic flora that comes from a healthy donor. In short, the person who wishes to receive a fecal transplant receives ...More
    November 26, 2013 Posted in Content Library, Procedures
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy 101
    What is bronchoscopy? Bronchoscopy is a method used for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are performed in the lungs. It allows direct visualization in the lumen of the upper airway and the tracheobronchial tree including subsegmental bronchi. ...More
    November 26, 2013 Posted in Content Library, Procedures
  • Fecal Transplants: Sharing is Caring?
    It’s a new/old treatment, used back in 19581 and now regaining popularity. With the increase in cases of Clostridium difficile (C. diff), a treatment other than the usual antibiotics has to be considered. Fecal transplant is that treatment and is a sharing of poop. ...More
    November 26, 2013 Posted in Content Library, Procedures
  • Small Team, Many Hats: Wamego City Hospital
    Set in the small town of Wamego, Kansas, Wamego City Hospital has been serving Pottawatomie County and its surrounding communities since 1915. The hospital's GI department works daily to provide care at the 25-bed, critical-access hospital. The team of five consists of ...More
    November 25, 2013 Posted in Content Library
  • Service to the Scope: The First Endoscopy Nurse
    The first endoscopy nurse? I believe that some days in endoscopy, those of us who are "well seasoned" feel as if we were working right alongside her. It just well may be Kim who deserves the honored title of "first endoscopy nurse." ...More
    November 25, 2013 Posted in Content Library