• Study: Gut Microbes Vital to Premature Babies
    PHILADELPHIA—Mothers give a newborn baby a gift of germs—germs that help to kick-start the infant’s immune system. But antibiotics, used to fend off infection, may paradoxically interrupt a newborn’s own immune responses, leaving already-vulnerable ...More
    Yesterday Posted in News
  • Gastrointestinal Stents: Improving Outcomes
    In today's endoscopy suites, nurses and technicians assist providers with emergent and scheduled stent procedures that bring comfort and quality of life to many patients with gastrointestinal disorders. ...More
    1 week ago Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • GI Tract May Be Source of Chlamydia Reinfections
    The current standard of care treatment for chlamydia sometimes fails to eradicate the disease, according to a review published ahead of print in Infection and Immunity, and the culprit may be in the gut. ...More
    February 11, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders
  • Probiotic May Prevent GI Disorders in Infants
    Giving an infant a probiotic during the first three months of life appears to reduce the onset of gastrointestinal disorders and result in lower associated costs, according to a study by Flavia Indrio, MD, of the Aldo Moro University of Bari, Italy, and colleagues. ...More
    January 15, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders, Procedures
  • Sugar is the Key to Detecting Gastric Cancer Early
    Gastric cancer kills more than 700,000 people each year, mostly in Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe. Though the disease is quite treatable when caught early, symptoms are indistinct and late detection leads to high mortality. The five-year survival rate in the United ...More
    December 26, 2013 Posted in News, Disorders
  • Endoclips for GI Bleeding
    Bleeding in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is very common and leads to more than 300,000 hospital admissions annually in the United States, with a cost estimated to exceed $2.5 billion.1,2 While the site of the bleed varies, 90 percent of the bleeds occur in the upper GI ...More
    November 7, 2013 Posted in Articles
  • SGNA Survey Opportunity
    The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates is interested in learning more about the needs of nursing professionals who work at ambulatory surgery centers. ...More
    November 4, 2013 Posted in Blog
  • Bile Biomarker Can Identify Pancreatic Cancer
    SAN DIEGO, Calif.―A marker in bile known as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays an important role in the growth of cancerous tumors according to new research presented at the 78th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. ...More
    October 18, 2013 Posted in News
  • Supplements and Energy Drinks Linked to Liver Damage
    SAN DIEGO, Calif.―Severe liver damage, and even failure, has been associated with the consumption of weight-loss supplements, an herbal supplement and an energy drink, according to four separate case reports presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 78th ...More
    October 18, 2013 Posted in News
  • ASGE Opens GI Training Facility
    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.―The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has opened its new Institute for Training and Technology (IT&T) in Downers Grove, Illinois. ...More
    October 17, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
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