Endoscopy is the backbone of modern disease detection and includes several formats that are utilized throughout the body, incuding endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, gastroscopy, enteroscopy, esophogealgastroduodenoscopy (EGD, or upper endoscopy), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), among others.
Death of Joan Rivers Brings Endoscopy into the Spot Light
You’ve probably heard that comedian and television host Joan Rivers died last week during a procedure at an endoscopy facility in New York City. What’s clear is that this is sad. What’s not clear? Whether the endoscopy facility did anything wrong. ...More
Olympus Launches Hemostasis Clip for GI Endoscopy
Olympus announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared QuickClip Pro hemostasis clip designed for bleed control and defect closure during GI endoscopy procedures. ...More
Can an Endoscopic Procedure Help Treat Type-2 Diabetes?
Fractyl Laboratories Inc. today announced positive clinical data for the first endoscopic procedural therapy to directly treat the underlying digestive causes of insulin resistance in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. The non-invasive Revita Duodenal Mucosal ...More
Endoscope Reprocessing: Avoiding Complacency
The risk of infection from gastrointestinal endoscopy in the United States is very low. Reported cases of infection transmission are typically associated with a breach in accepted reprocessing protocols or the use of defective equipment. When technicians diligently follow ...More
Can Staffing Changes Improve ERCP Outcomes?
A recent study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology looks at the outcomes of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography that were delayed over a weekend due to smaller weekend staffing practices. The findings suggest that to improve patient ...More
New Imaging Agent Provides Better Picture of the Gut
A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of ...More
Study Compares Treatments for Early Esophageal Cancer
A new study sheds light on the risks associated with the growing popularity of endoscopic resection in the treatment of localized, early-stage esophageal cancer. ...More
US Endoscopy Releases Irrigation Scope Connector
US Endoscopy, an endoscopy-design-and-manufacturing company, today announced the release of the Torrent irrigation scope connector, called Pentax. The new single-use scope connector joins the existing Torrent irrigation tubing and accessories portfolio. ...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