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.
Study:More Polyps Being Removed Per Colonoscopy
WILMETTE, Il. - Officials at the Institute for Quality Improvement (IQI) have found that more polyps are being removed per colonoscopy procedure than in previous studies. "Data collected continues to support findings that a colonoscopy, reaching areas of the bowel that ...More
Prometheus Laboratories Announces Strategic License Of Two Gastrointestinal Pharmaceutical Products
SAN DIEGO -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, announced that it has acquired exclusive North American rights to two prescription gastrointestinal pharmaceutical products, as well as all improvements to and line extensions of ...More
New Book Links Grains, Obesity, Diabetes
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Tucson-based nutritionist and health educator Melissa Diane Smith has written a new book discussing the national surge in grain consumption, in addition to record-level incidences of obesity and Type II diabetes. Going Against the Grain covers Celiac ...More
Coalition Formed to Prevent Unsafe Needle Disposal
HOUSTON - Citing the improper disposal of needles, six organizations have united to issue a national call to action. The American Medical Association, American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Pharmaceutical Association, Association ...More
Colorectal Cancer Drug Clears FDA Approval
PARIS - Officials from the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Synthelabo have announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Eloxatin - a chemotherapy drug to treated advanced colorectal cancer. The drug, called oxaliplatin when injected, received ...More
New Disinfectant Receives EPA Registration
SAN JOSE, Calif. - EcoTru is the only U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered Tox. Category IV disinfectant on the market. The new disinfectant reportedly kills tuberculosis and a wide spectrum of viruses, bacteria and fungi within 10 minutes, without any of ...More
Which Bowel Preps Are Best for Your Patients?
Bowel preps are no picnic. In fact, patients often consider them worse than the actual procedure. Even if virtual colonoscopy is chosen over the traditional method, a bowel prep is still required. "What patients need is a virtual bowel prep," says Mark R. Wax, MD, vice ...More
First IBD-Related Legislation is Considered by Congress The first inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-related legislation is currently making its way through the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. On June 27, Congress members Sue Kelly (R-NY), Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) ...More
Event Highlights Emotional Needs of Patients
I recently attended a conference at the Heard Museum in Phoenix sponsored by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. The intimate gathering featured leading researchers speaking about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the emotional difficulties tied to the ...More
What's pestering your patients?
Your patient enters the endoscopy suite with a golden tan, sun streaked hair and the worst stomach cramps she has ever experienced. After recently returning from a dream vacation in the Caribbean, where she ate at local restaurants and stayed in a small hotel, she became ...More