• ASGE’s Training Facility to Open in 2013
    Keeping up with the healthcare rollercoaster is an increasing challenge for all of us. Additionally, gastrointestinal endoscopy is rapidly evolving in multiple diagnostic and therapeutic directions. For the past several years, the leadership of the American Society for ...More
    June 12, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • FDA Approves Treatment for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
    PHILADELPHIA—The Food and Drug Administration and worldwide bodies announced approval this month of sunitinib for the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors that are resistant to the only other available therapy. This is according to a study in Clinical Cancer ...More
    June 5, 2012 Posted in News
  • EndoHeroes™ Program to Reward Great GI Professionals
    ALPHARETTA, Ga.—EndoChoice, Inc. today announced the establishment of EndoHeroes, a program designed to recognize outstanding GI professionals. ...More
    May 17, 2012 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Partner Up: How an Endo Team and GI Team Merged
    It was 15 years ago that two community hospitals merged to form one system. The goal was to unify processes, procedures and people. ...More
    May 10, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • A GI Technician Shares His Views
    I recently received a letter to the editor that was a good reminder of how any topic can be seen from multiple angles. The following letter is from Antonio Vargas, who shared his thoughts regarding an article that ran in EndoNurse magazine earlier this year. ...More
    May 9, 2012 Posted in Blog
  • Orlando GI Clinic Wins 'All-Stars of the Year'
    With every regular issue of EndoNurse magazine we select an All-Star team. Well, this year, thanks to our sponsor, Medivators, we also have an award for All-Star of the Year. We'll be giving this award annually. The best among the six teams of that year will be chosen, and ...More
    May 4, 2012 Posted in Articles
  • DDW Conference to be Held in San Diego this Month
    SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Thousands of physicians, researchers and academics from around the world will gather in San Diego from May 19–22 for Digestive Disease Week® (DDW), a scientific conference for the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal ...More
    May 3, 2012 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • ASGE Breaks Ground on Gastroenterology Training Center
    OAK BROOK, Ill.—The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) broke ground on its new ASGE Institute for Training and Technology (IT&T) in Downers Grove, Illinois, in a ceremony held on April 27. The new $20 million 42,000 square foot state-of-the-art ...More
    May 1, 2012 Posted in News
  • ASGE Releases New Data on Nondiagnostic Upper Endoscopies
    OAK BROOK, Ill.―A new study from researchers in Oregon reports that the diagnostic yield of colonoscopy to investigate melena after a nondiagnostic upper endoscopy is lower, 4.8 percent, than previously reported. The rate of therapeutic intervention in this population is ...More
    April 18, 2012 Posted in News
  • Study: Gastroprotective Drugs Reduce GI Risks
    To relieve pain, arthritis sufferers are prescribed medications that may include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, both of which can irritate the digestive tract. At times additional drugs are co-prescribed with NSAIDs or ...More
    April 17, 2012 Posted in News