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.

  • Endo Nerds Unite!
    While surfing the Internet to scan national newspapers, I came upon a headline that made me jump: "Hospital Says Faulty Recall May Have exposed 400 to Infection." I read the online article quickly, hurried to the printer to review the text again and furiously made interview ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Lotronex Back on Shelves for Selected Few
    BETHESDA, Md - Officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been hesitant to allow selected individuals to receive Lotronex - a pharmaceutica that treats irritable bowel syndrome. The drug has also been linked to the hospitalization of more than 160 patients and ...More
    April 29, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • California Medicare to Cover Capsule Endoscopy
    LOS ANGELES - California public health officials have announced the state will begin to cover capsule endoscopy under the Medicare program. The coverage includes a reimbursement of the procedure, examining the small intestine, available to those 3 million plus Medicare ...More
    April 29, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Eating Healthy May Prevent Colon Cancer
    NEW ORLEANS - At a presentation at the annual Experimental Biology 2002 conference, Volker Mai, MD, reported preliminary studies show mice that eat healthy food choices have a lower risk of developing cancer of the colon and gut. Working with the U.S. National Cancer ...More
    April 29, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Antacids Promote Bacteria
    A new report shows that taking antacids for heartburn may promote the growth of cancer-causing bacteria. The studies, done on mice, show that the stomach ulcer bacteria Helicobacter pylori grow more rapidly after the use of antacids. The bacteria has been recently linked to ...More
    April 29, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Study Participants Needed
    PHOENIX - Officials at the Arizona Research Center are searching for two trials of ALT-711 - an investigational drug used to reverse the effects of hypertension. There are more than 60 testing sites nationally. Patients recruited will receive ALT-711 tablets or placebo one ...More
    April 22, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • National DO Day Recognizes Osteopathic Medicine
    CHICAGO - Healthcare workers celebrated National Osteopathic Physician (D.O.) Day April 18. With 2.2 million Americans losing health insurance annually, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) used the day to recognize a group of physicians that are frequently ...More
    April 22, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Endoscope Disinfection Controversy Continues
    NEW YORK - The proper disinfection of endoscopes has reached national media. After a recent Pseudomonas outbreak at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, more attention is being paid to the proper cleaning of these delicate medical instruments. Healthcare officials were interviewed ...More
    April 22, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • STERRAD Sterilization System Celebrates Milestone
    Officials at Johnson and Johnson, parent company of Advanced Sterilization Products, are celebrating the 5,000 installation of a STERRAD Sterilization System. The system was installed at St. Vincent's Hospital and Health Services in Indianapolis. The low-temperature system ...More
    April 9, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Conference Discusses Capsule Endoscopy
    YOQNEAM, Israel - The Given Imaging Conference on Capsule endoscopy drew more than 90 physicians from 12 countries to Rome last week to discuss the ingestible endoscopic technology. The conference had gastroenterologist participants from the United States, Canada, Germany, ...More
    April 9, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures