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.


  • Alternative Methods of Treating Ulcers
    A recent study from researchers at Foothills Hospital and the University of Calgary in Canada shows 6 to 15 percent of the American population suffers from duodenal ulcers.1 These lesions in the mucous membrane of the duodenum can be caused by a combination of factors ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders
  • Briefs
    ANTI-REFLUX RESPONSE IMPAIRED BY SMOKING According to a recent article in the Journal of the British Society of Gastroenterology (GUT), smoking prevents the body's natural response of preventing gastric reflux. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Given Imaging's M2A to be Reimbursed by Three New Payors
    ATLANTA-- Given Imaging announced today that three new payors, Blue Cross of California, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Medicare and HGSAdministrators which is Highmark of Pennsylvania's government business unit, have established coverage policies for the M2A ...More
    January 21, 2003 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Boston Scientific Announces FDA Panel Approval of Reflux Disease Product
    NATICK, Mass -- Boston Scientific Corporation announced today that the Gastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel voted unanimously to recommend to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the approval of Enteryx for the treatment of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux ...More
    January 21, 2003 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • 'Talk About It' Campaign Highlights Colon Cancer Risks
    MADISON, N.J. -- Men are too quiet about their colons: A nationwide Roper survey shows that more than two-thirds of men (68 percent) have not consulted a doctor about their risk of developing colon cancer, and nearly half (48 percent) are not at all concerned about ...More
    December 3, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Tales of a Reluctant GI Patient
    Although I have several years of experience writing about GI-related procedures and medications, I had never been party to one myself. That all changed last January with a frozen pizza. Normally, I like to cook, but it was the end of a long week and all I wanted was to ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Briefs
    Given Revenues Hit $7.4M YOQNEAM, Israel -- Given Imaging officials have announced their video capsule system has exceeded $7.4 million in sales during the third quarter of 2002. The announcement highlights a 480 percent increase in sales since third quarter 2001. "We ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • The Next Generation of Endoscopes
    The availability of several types of imaging tools has brought unprecedented access to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. However, up until now, pathologies of the small intestine remained difficult to diagnose. Limited viewing capabilities of traditional endoscopes has been ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Tools and Trends: The Year in Review
    Endoscopy team members have read an interesting mix of headlines concerning gastrointestinal health during the past year. Outbreaks tied to endoscopy suites, new innovations to treat GI illness and national campaigns, like Polyp Man, brought increased attention to the ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Fighting the Flu
    Objectives: 1. To define influenza and recognize its symptoms. 2. To distinguish between influenza viruses and identify their traits. 3. To employ strategies for the influenza vaccine and prevent the spread of influenza. "The flu" represents different things to different ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures