Gastroenterology


  • Research: Gut Bacteria's Genomes are Unique, Stable
    HEIDELBERG, Germany―We all have E. coli bacteria in our gut but each of us carries a version that is genetically slightly different. The same can be said of most gut microbes: our own gut metagenome, that is the sum of all the genomes of all our gut microbes, appears to be ...More
    December 7, 2012 Posted in News
  • EndoChoice Awarded GI Contract with HealthTrust
    ALPHARETTA, Ga.―EndoChoice, Inc., this month received a group purchasing agreement with HealthTrust for endoscope care, cleaning and protection accessories. Included in this award are EndoChoice’s Compliance EndoKit; CinchPad; SafeStart bedside clean kit; Koala cleaning ...More
    December 3, 2012 Posted in News
  • Gastroenterological Group to Congress: 'Stop the Cuts'
    BETHESDA, Md.— On Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, members of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) from across the country will participate in the first-ever AGA Virtual Advocacy campaign. Gastroenterologists will flood Congress with calls for them to stop the cuts. ...More
    November 28, 2012 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Studies Explore Racial Disparities in IBD and Therapy
    LAS VEGAS—Three separate studies presented recently at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas help to advance understanding of the differences between African American and Caucasian patients with Inflammatory Bowel ...More
    November 16, 2012 Posted in News
  • 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