• 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
  • Journal: Single-Dose Med Can Make ERCP Much Safer
    ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A study in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine shows a serious complication of ERCP—a procedure commonly used to diagnose and treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts—may be eliminated with a single dose medication. ...More
    April 12, 2012 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Lower GI Problems Plague Many With Rheumatoid Arthritis
    ROCHESTER, Minn.—Add lower gastrointestinal (GI) problems such as ulcers, bleeding and perforations to the list of serious complications facing many rheumatoid arthritis patients. They are at greater risk for GI problems and gastrointestinal-related death than people ...More
    April 5, 2012 Posted in News
  • Study: 3 Years of Drugs Ideal Post Removal of GI Tumor
    HELSINKI, Finland—Among patients with a high risk of recurrence of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor following surgery for its removal, patients who received imatinib (a drug to treat certain cancers) for three years instead of 1 had improved recurrence-free survival and ...More
    April 3, 2012 Posted in News
  • GI Doc Explains How to Help Kids Adapt to Celiac Disease
    GREENWICH, Conn.—Between birthday parties and school cafeterias, childhood can be difficult for children who have celiac disease, a digestive condition that interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. ...More
    March 26, 2012 Posted in News