Disorders

Endoscopy is used to detect and treat a myriad of disorders throughout the body, from gastroesophageal reflux disease to colitis and colorectal cancer. Several types of endoscopes are used to detect these, including pediatric scopes and colonoscopes and bronchoscopes, as well as several others.


  • The Evolution of ERCP
    ERCP has evolved from diagnostic tool to therapeutic alternative. While technological advancements and new techniques have enhanced ease and speed, the procedure still carries risks. Photo courtesy of Pentax Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is evolving ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    Chronic Liver Disease: Preventive Care By Tina Brooks Each year, 25 million Americans die from chronic liver disease (CLD) and cirrhosis — the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. CLD is particularly serious because it prevents the largest organ in the body ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Briefs
    New Symbol of Hope for Colon Cancer Cure WASHINGTON — Just as the red ribbon has come to symbolize AIDS and pink represents breast cancer, the blue star symbol introduced by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) will now signify the fight against colon cancer. ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Innovations
    Spectrum Surgical Instruments In response to the growing need for an affordable and disposable CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease) identification set, Spectrum has developed a “disposable” CJD Instrument Set comprised entirely of Pakistan-made instruments. Instruments include a ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    CT Colonography Wave of the Future or Possible Threat? Computerized tomographic (CT) colonography offers a means of viewing the colon for polyps without sedating the patient. Just how safe and effective is this technique? CT colonography, in limited use since 1994, has ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Briefs
    ACE Global Markets Announces New Privacy And Security Insurance Policies WASHINGTON — URAC has announced that ACE Global Markets, providers of insurance and reinsurance, will mandate URAC’s HIPAA Privacy and/or Security Accreditation programs for several new insurance ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    Tools in the Suite Highlighting products that increase efficiency, support patient care and safety, and enhance productivity. The presence of these key components of the endoscopy suite may be second nature, but you’d be lost without them. By John Roark Scope Cleaning ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • ENDO ALL STARS
    The Digestive Disorders team at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, was honored with their facility’s first service excellence award in May 2003. Nominated by hospital employees and staff physicians, the team was recognized for their excellence in ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    The Pulse of Endoscopy A look at some timely issues — what’s going on, what experts are talking about and what’s around the corner The Evolving Role of the Endonurse The advancement of technology and the shortage of nurses are strange bedfellows that have heightened the ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • New Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    A new treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) could be on the horizon as a result of a new collaboration between a University scientist and an up and coming biotechnology company, based in the MerseyBIO Incubator. Professor Jonathan Rhodes in the Department of ...More
    January 27, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures