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.

  • Sandhill Scientific Markets New Gastro Diagnostic Tools
    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. - Officials from Sandhill Scientific have announced Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to market two new modalities for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders. The MultiChannel Intraluminal Impedance technology was designed to allow ...More
    June 26, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Internet Users: Regulate Health Info
    NEW YORK -- A study of Internet users in four countries has determined that cyberchondriacs - those who use the Internet to research health issues - want government regulated information. There are an estimated 100 million cyberchondriacs in the US, 48 million in Japan, 31 ...More
    June 14, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Study: Treatments for Hep C Improving
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A committee convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that treatment for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) has significantly improved during the past five years. Sustained response rates have reportedly increased from 15 percent to 50 ...More
    June 14, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Chinese Fish Sauce May Cause Esophageal Cancer
    NEW YORK - A new study in the International Journal of Cancer reports a fermented fish sauce popular in China and the Philippines may cause esophageal cancer. Researchers examined 1,200 people with esophageal cancer, and a matching group without the illness, from the same ...More
    June 14, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Drug Reps Pay to See Doctors
    SEATTLE - Tired of managing the pharmaceutical representatives bombarding their waiting rooms, physicians in Seattle have decided to start charging reps for their visits. According to officials at the Polyclinic, a physician-owned clinic, sales reps will now pay $30 per ...More
    June 14, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • New Hep C Treatment Being Tested
    REHOVOT, Israel - U.S. health officials estimate that more Americans will die during this decade of hepatitis C (HCV) infection than AIDS. Officials at XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. are trying to make a difference in these statistics. After successfully passing Phase IA ...More
    June 11, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • HHS Grants $30M to Ease Nursing Shortage
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have granted $30 million to attract more people into the field of nursing. More than $22 million will be distributed to colleges, universities and other organizations, while $8 million will be ...More
    June 11, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Lotronex Returns to Market
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that they are allowing Lotronex - a drug prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome - to return to the market. Lotronex was taken off the market in 2000 after seven people died from reported ...More
    June 7, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Stool-Based Colorectal Cancer Diagnostic Tool Effective
    NEW YORK - A group of researchers from the Hutchinson/MRC Research Centre in Cambridge, UK report a new stool-based screening test to detect colorectal cancer has shown promising results. The test identifies the protein minichromosome maintenance protein 2 (MCM2). Produced ...More
    June 5, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination, Nerve Diseases Not Related
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Contrary to several consumers' groups voiced concerns, a federally funded scientific panel has found no evidence to link nerve diseases to hepatitis B vaccinations. The panel recommended further research, but concluded there is no proof the vaccine causes ...More
    June 5, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues