• Stool-based DNA Tests
    There are several options for early testing of colorectal cancer. But lack of patient acceptance makes many of these modalities less than ideal. Bowel preps. Diet restrictions. Laxatives. The list of items that seem deliberately designed for patient discomfort grows each ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • NAPS Receives Support
    Nurse-administered Propofol Sedation Gets Thumbs-Up from GI Heads On March 8, 2004, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) issued a jointly sponsored ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Digest This
    Digest This Fun...What? It’s Called Nissen fundoplication, and It works! By Jenny Tipton Editor’s note: Jenny Tipton wrote “A Patient’s Perspective” in the August 2002 issue of EndoNurse, detailing her battles with lactose intolerance, ulcers, erosions throughout her ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures
  • Escondido Surgery Center Endoscopy Team
    The Escondido Surgery Center is a multi-specialty outpatient surgery center with two endoscopy and four operating rooms. State licensed and Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations(JCAHO) certified, the center received the highest Joint Commission score ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Ready...Set...Gloves
    More than 100 years ago clinicians began using medical gloves for protection. In 1987, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued standar precautions, emphasizing glove protection when exposed to blood or other body fluids. As a result of the CDC’s ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures
  • Innovations
    Volk Protective Products Volk Protective Products is proud to introduce its inaugural line of skincare products, including antibacterial soaps, instant hand sanitizers, lotions and barrier cream. The line includes antimicrobial gel lotion soap with a mild scent that is 99.9 ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Digest This
    Editor’s note: Jenny Tipton wrote “A Patient’s Perspective” in the August 2002 issue of EndoNurse , detailing her battles with lactose intolerance, ulcers, erosions throughout her stomach, severe GERD/acid reflux, and Crohn’s disease. Currently a student at Northern Arizona ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures
  • Fun With Colonoscopy
    In the course of my wanderings, I came across an article published by the Associated Press titled, “Colonoscopy Parties Remove Fear Factor.” Instantly my mind drifted back to childhood, when, as a disciplinary threat, my mother threatened to book Bobo the Enema Clown for my ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Pharma Update
    Gallstones are the most common of all gallbladder problems, and can migrate to other parts of the digestive tract and cause life-threatening complications. They are responsible for 90 percent of gallbladder and bile duct disease, and are the fifth most common reason for ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • CBGNA Presents Outstanding GI Professional Award
    Chicago -- The Certifying Board of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (CBGNA), the national certification body for GI professionals, has conferred its highest honor, the Outstanding GI Professional Award, on Lynne A. Thomas, BSN, RN, CGRN of Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. ...More
    May 27, 2004 Posted in News, Industry Issues