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.
New E-book Helps Nurses Identify Common HAIs
American Sentinel University’s free e-book, “Are You Prepared to Identify and Prevent the Three Infections That Make Up Two-Thirds of All Healthcare Associated Infections?” is a go-to guide to help nurses minimize the occurrence of hospital-acquired ...More
New Statement Published on PEG Feeding Tubes for Kids
Placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube has become an "essential" technique for children and young people with a wide range of problems with feeding and nutrition, according to a position statement in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and ...More
Children's Hospital Starts Center for Complex Colorectal Issues
Nationwide Children’s Hospital has established a Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction, with internationally-known colorectal surgeon Marc Levitt, MD at the helm. ...More
Scientists Identify Proteins Involved in Crohn's Disease
University of Delaware researchers have identified a protein, hiding in plain sight, that acts like a bodyguard to help protect and stabilize another key protein, that when unstable, is involved in Crohn’s disease. The fundamental research points to a possible pathway ...More
New Study: Stretta a Valuable GERD Treatment
A newly published peer-reviewed paper suggests that Stretta therapy is a safe, lasting treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The paper was authored by George Triadafilopoulos, MD, clinical professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and ...More
Study Shows How Gut Microbiota Respond to Infection
A study from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has utilized unique computational models to show how infection can affect bacteria that naturally live in our intestines. The findings may ultimately help clinicians to better treat and prevent gastrointestinal infection and ...More
Children's Hospital Offers Endoscopic Surgery for Swallowing Disorder
Deion Brown of San Jose was a typical teenager with a healthy appetite. So, he and his mother knew something was wrong last summer when he could no longer gobble up everything on his plate. Instead, he’d spend time figuring out how he was going to swallow his food, ...More
Crab and Other Crustacean Shells May Treat IBD
Yoshimi Shibata, PhD, professor of biomedical science in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, has received a $380,552 grant from the National Institute of Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ...More
Is Endoscopic Removal of Gall Bladder Best for Duct Stones?
Among patients with possible common duct stones, removal of the gall bladder, compared with endoscopic assessment of the common duct followed by gall bladder removal, resulted in a shorter length of hospital stay without increased illness and fewer common duct examinations, ...More
Do Probiotics Help Kids with Stomach Bugs?
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Consumers worldwide spend billions of dollars each year on probiotic foods and supplements. But studies evaluating probiotics—microorganisms believed to aid digestive health—have been limited. ...More