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.


  • 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
  • Gastritis: What Endoscopy Team Members Need to Know
    Gastritis: What Endoscopy Team Members Need to Know By Kelli M. Donley 55-year-old female patient enters the endoscopy suite complaining of a burning sensation after eating. She has been using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the last year, along with ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Gallstone Pancreatitis
    Gallstones are ubiquitous. More than 20 million adults in the U.S. have them, but only 1 to 4 percent of these patients develop symptoms of gallstone disease; of these, only 5 percent develop pancreatitis. The gallbladder has one purpose only: to store bile, which helps ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Procedures
  • AGA Panel: Non-Prescription Treatments First Choice for Heartburn
    FT. WASHINGTON, Pa.-- Leading gastroenterologists have concluded that the majority of the 61 million Americans who suffer from heartburn can effectively relieve their symptoms with over-the-counter (OTC) heartburn medications, rather than expensive prescription (Rx) ...More
    November 14, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues