• Gastroenterologist: IBS Isn’t ‘All in the Head’
    ROCHESTER, Minn.—Irritable bowel syndrome is not “all in the head," as has been commonly thought. In a review of the literature, Michael Camilleri, MD, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and author of an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, describes a renaissance ...More
    November 14, 2012 Posted in News
  • Green Tea May Reduce Some GI Cancers
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Women who drink green tea may lower their risk of developing some digestive system cancers, especially cancers of the stomach/esophagus and colorectum, according to a study led by researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. ...More
    November 5, 2012 Posted in News
  • Death from GI Bleeding Decreased in Past Two Decades
    The number of patients dying from upper gastrointestinal bleeding has decreased over the past two decades, a result researchers attribute to the advances in medical and endoscopic therapies introduced over the past 20 years, according to a report unveiled today at the ...More
    October 29, 2012 Posted in News, Disorders
  • New Company Develops Endoscopic Tools for GI Tract
    NEWTON, Mass.—Beacon Endoscopic Corporation, an emerging GI endoscopy company, this week announced a spin-off business, GI Windows. GI Windows will develop and bring to market a series of self-assembling magnets (SAMSEN) for incisionless bypass procedures of the digestive ...More
    September 18, 2012 Posted in News
  • SGNA Offers Webinar on Scope Reprocessing
    CHICAGO—The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA) will host a webinar on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. Central Time that will present valuable information on the SGNA Standards of Infection Control in Reprocessing of Flexible Gastrointestinal ...More
    September 17, 2012 Posted in News
  • Electrosurgery, Jewelry and the GI Suite
    Virtually every hospital or freestanding endoscopy center wisely advises patients during scheduling to plan to leave their jewelry at home. If asked why, “the chance of a burn during electrosurgery" is often the reason given. ...More
    September 13, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Researchers: Well Water May Be Causing GI Illnesses
    More than 100 million people in the United States rely on water piped into homes, schools and businesses from public water systems that get their water from wells, rather than lakes, rivers and other above-ground sources. Much of that water either is not disinfected at all ...More
    September 12, 2012 Posted in News
  • Utah Study: Biopsies May Overlook Esophagus Disease
    SALT LAKE CITY—University of Utah engineers this month announced that they mapped white blood cells called eonsinophils and that an existing diagnostic method may overlook EoE. EoE is short for eosinophilic esophagitis, an elusive digestive disorder that causes swelling in ...More
    September 11, 2012 Posted in News, Procedures
  • Researchers Study Protein that Repairs Gut Lining
    ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Gut lining is among the body’s busiest highways, traveled not only by the food we ingest but also by trillions of microorganisms that aid digestion. Because the intestine plays key roles in absorbing nutrients and containing the microbes, any damage must be ...More
    September 7, 2012 Posted in News
  • GI Illness May be Caused by Feces at Beaches
    Beach-goers beware: a gastrointestinal pathogen associated with fecal contamination was present in 97 of 129 water samples taken from four beaches on the Lake Erie coast of Ohio. This is according to research published in the August issue of Applied and Environmental ...More
    August 30, 2012 Posted in News