• Sucampo Submits New Drug Application for Lubiprostone
    Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leader in functional fatty acid research and development, announced that it submitted a new drug application (NDA) to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 31, 2005 to market lubiprostone, a novel compound with a ...More
    April 5, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Inflammation From Too Little Stomach Acid Leads to Gastric Cancer
    When it comes to gastric cancer, too little stomach acid can be just as dangerous as too much, according to scientists at the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School. Both extremes create inflammatory changes in the stomach lining and a condition called chronic ...More
    April 5, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • FDA Requests Further Data on Proposed Treatment for IBS With Diarrhea
    MARIETTA, Ga. -- As announced last week during a corporate press conference in Brussels, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has received a letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its new drug application (NDA) for cilansetron, a novel drug submitted to the agency ...More
    April 5, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Reprocessing Flexible & Rigid Laryngoscopes
    LARYNGOSCOPES are one of several different types of rigid and flexible endoscopes sometimes referred to as ENT (or, “ear-nosethroat”) endoscopes. Examples of flexible laryngoscopes include rhino-laryngoscopes and nasopharyngo-laryngoscopes. Rhinolaryngoscopes use ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Esophageal Manometry & 24-hour pH Study
    THE SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF ESOPHAGEAL DISORDERS is dependent upon the skills of dedicated clinicians. These clinicians, in turn, must be well-versed in the most precise and reliable diagnostic methods and tools. Esophageal manometries and 24-hour pH studies can provide a ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • EndoNurse Salutes Honorary All Star Cybill Shepherd
    Cybill Shepherd is one of the most recognizable women in the country. Many celebrities would be envious of her career longevity — bridging the worlds of fashion, stage, screen and music. Balancing a successful career with motherhood (her daughter is 25 years old, and she ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Innovations
    Metrex Metrex announces CaviWipesXL are now available in a single-use packet. This convenient single-use size provides accessibility, convenience and ease-of-use for all healthcare personnel. CaviWipes are disposable towelettes pre-saturated with CaviCide Surface ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Have a Hitch in Your Get-a-long?
    Have a Hitch in Your Get-a-long? By Patricia L. Raymond, MD, FACP, FACG His eyes squinted meanly into mine, and his lip curled in a sneer that revealed brown-stained teeth. I didn’t think we should be bothering him right then. “Walk up to him like you mean business,” the ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • References
    References Diagnosis 411, page 33 1. www.jhbmc.jhu.edu/Motil/motilfac.html 2. www.iffgd.org/GIDisorders/GImain.html 3. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000267.htm 4. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/barretts/index.htm 5. ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • You’re ALL All Stars to Me
    Amid wildly exaggerated rumors that I am leaving publishing to devote my career to interpretive dance, let me set the record straight. I’ve accepted a marketing position with another company, and therefore must reluctantly retire my EndoNurse T-shirt. I’ve been with you for ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues