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  • A Personal Stake in Making a Difference
    Here we are again, back at the SGNA conference, held this year in San Antonio. This is my favorite show of the year, because the education sessions and subject matter are so absorbing. I have a personal interest as well; I am a sufferer of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A ...More
    April 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Patient Identification 
    From case studies to guidelines to technological advances, EndoNurse takes at a look at patient identification initiatives in the 21st century. A study conducted in 2002 examined the case of a patient who was mistakenly taken for another patient’s invasive electrophysiology ...More
    April 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Time to Make a Choice
    Often, I write amusing EndoNurse essays. Warning: This ain’t one of them. I’ll assign blame for this rant to editor Kathy Dix — she wound me up and let me go, which I believe to be part of an editor’s job description. People in healthcare sometimes have to do things against ...More
    April 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Time to Make aChoice
    Time to Make a Choice By Patricia L. Raymond, MD, FACP, FACG Often, I write amusing EndoNurse essays. Warning: This ain’t one of them. I’ll assign blame for this rant to editor Kathy Dix — she wound me up and let me go, which I believe to be part of an editor’s job ...More
    April 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Briefs
    Johns Hopkins Hosts Annual Endoscopy Conference On June 22-23, 2006, the Johns Hopkins Office of Continuing Education will present its annual endoscopy course, “The Fifth Annual Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technique in Endoscopy: A Symposium for GI Nurses and Associates.” ...More
    April 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • References
    Contending With Sedation Challenges, page 26 1. Tu RH, et al. Diphenhydramine as an adjunct to sedation for colonoscopy: a double-blind randomized, placebo-controlled study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Jan;63(1):87-94. 2. Semlacher E. Droperidol: an effective adjuvant for ...More
    April 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures
  • Contending with Sedation Challenges
    Effective sedation is usually a vital precursor to any successful endoscopic procedure. With the advanced techniques and medications available today, in the hands of a skilled provider, this component of the procedure can generally be dealt with safely, and in a highly ...More
    April 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Clues to Colon Cancer May Be in Bark of Mahogany Tree
    An unexpected entry in a traditional medicine book from the Republic of Guinea has led a University of South Carolina cancer researcher to study whether medicinal properties in the bark of mahogany trees may hold clues to understanding colon cancer. Funded by a $300,000, ...More
    March 31, 2006 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Study to Test Antibody Therapy in Severe Ulcerative Colitis Patients
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers announced the start of a global clinical trial evaluating an antibody therapy that could potentially delay the need for surgery for patients with severe ulcerative colitis (UC) that no longer ...More
    March 31, 2006 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Treatment Reduces Gastric Ulcers in at-risk Patients Using Long-term NSAIDs
    Results from two clinical trials, to be published in the April 2006 edition of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, indicate that esomeprazole magnesium can reduce the incidence of gastric (stomach) ulcers in patients at risk of developing gastric ulcers and who ...More
    March 31, 2006 Posted in News, Industry Issues, Procedures