• $2.5 Million Gift for Celiac Disease Research Center
    Newswise — Thanks to a $2.5 million gift from the Oklahoma-based William K. Warren Foundation, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine will be able to step up the fight against celiac disease, a disease estimated to affect one in 100 ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Pilot Study of Cryotherapy for Esophageal Condition Looks Promising
    OAK BROOK, Ill. -- In the ongoing fight against cancer, medical researchers at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., have come up with a promising potential treatment for Barrett's esophagus (BE), which is a possible precursor to cancer of the esophagus. In a ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • New Study Evaluating Effect of Drug on GI Dysfunction in Autistic Children
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The University of California (UC) Davis MIND Institute is one of twelve trial sites participating in a research study to evaluate an investigational medication for the treatment of persistent gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction in children with autism. ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Pill-Sized Video Camera Gives GIs New Tool for Diagnosing, Evaluating Esophageal Diseases
    OAK BROOK, Ill. -- The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is encouraged to see esophageal disease brought to national attention. The society congratulates Katie Couric and "The Today Show" for highlighting this important health issue and the available ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Briefs
    Remicade® Data Shows Promise for Pediatric Crohn’s Patients HORSHAM, Pa. — New data show that nearly 90 percent of pediatric patients with moderate to severe active Crohn’s disease (CD) with an inadequate response to conventional therapy achieved clinical response at week ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • The Scoop on Scopes
    As technology continues to advance, endoscope manufacturers constantly work to incorporate cutting-edge developments into their products as part of the quest to provide clinicians with the most effective means of diagnosis and treatment. EndoNurse recently spoke with some ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
    Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES) is characterized by excessive production of stomach acid due to tumors called gastrinomas. Primary gastrinomas are usually found in the duodenum, pancreas, or abdominal lymph nodes. The gastrinomas produce gastrin, which causes the excess ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Better Never Than Late
    If I have made an appointment with you, I owe you punctuality. I have no right to throw away your time, if I do my own. ~ Richard Cecil Louis looked at me pityingly over his half glasses; the expression on his face could be perceived as a smirk to those less self-possessed ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • All About Personal Protective Equipment
    It is undisputed that personal protective equipment (PPE) can protect both patients and healthcare workers (HCWs). Universal and Standard Precautions indicate when certain PPE should be worn, and how it should be disposed of. So many choices exist, though, that it’s often ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • IBD: Currentand Future Trends
    Research flourished in 2005, bringing with it new and exciting insight to the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. EndoNurse takes a look at what’s hot, what’s new, and what may lie ahead in 2006. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) encompass Crohn’s disease (CD) and ...More
    December 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures