• Many Discharged Patients Do Not Know Diagnoses, Medications, Side Effects
    Researchers report in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings that more than one-half of their study patients were unable to list their medications, diagnoses, treatment plan (names and purposes of medications) and common side effects of prescribed medications. The ...More
    August 2, 2005 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • FDA Accepts New Drug Application for ZEGERID Chewable Tablets
    SAN DIEGO -- Santarus, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on therapies for gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the company's New Drug Application (NDA) for ZEGERID® ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Dietary Fiber Does Help Prevent Colon Cancer
    Colon cancer takes the lives of more than 28,540 American men each year, and it kills nearly as many women, placing it second only to lung cancer on the list of cancer killers. New studies show that dietary fiber, previously thought to not aid against colon cancer, has a ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Celiac Disease
    CELIAC DISEASE (CD) is a genetic, lifelong digestive disorder effecting one in every 133 people in the U.S. alone. CD, also called celiac sprue or gluten sensitive enteropathy (GSE), leaves the genetically susceptible individual with a high intolerance for gluten. Gluten is ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disorders
  • Briefs
    Medication Safety Improving but Still a Concern for Nurses ATLANTA — Results of a national research study conducted by Harris Interactive® and commissioned by McKesson show that 72 percent of frontline registered nurses surveyed believe that medication safety has improved ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • All-Stars Offer Comprehensive Care
    Staff members pictured from left to right: Row 1: Julie Marshall, RN, Mary Gerber, RN, Jan Cramer, RN, Coffi Green, assistant; Row 2: Belinda Miller, assistant, Thea Davelli, RN, Jean Schultz, RN, Mary Cunningham, RN; Row 3: Rhonda Sebastian, RN, Marcia Colson, RN, Robin ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Legal Aspects of Conscious Sedation & Patient Release
    The black cloud of medical malpractice is always a concern. EndoNurse takes a look at the many legal twists and turns surrounding conscious sedation and patient release, and offers tips on how to keep you and your center out of the courts. FIRST OF ALL, “Conscious sedation ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Special Scope Cleaning:
    Reprocessing earlier models of endoscopes has always been challenging; however, new technologies have introduced even greater burdens on cleaning and decontamination staff. Shekhar Challa, MD, a board certified gastroenterologist and author of Spurn the Burn; Treat the ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Keeping Reflux at Bay
    According to the American Gastroenterological Association, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects more than 25 million Americans on a daily basis. The pharmaceutical industry offers a vast array of options for those who suffer from GERD, but, until recently, ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Always a Pleasure
    In May, I had the privilege of attending the 32nd annual conference of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) in Minneapolis. While I was there, I met nurses taking the certification exam; nurses dancing at a reception with a broken foot, half-healed; ...More
    August 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues