• SGNA Releases Statement on Ergonomics in GI Setting
    CHICAGO―The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA) this month released a position statement called Ergonomics in the Gastroenterology Setting. In response to nursing having among the highest incidences of work-related musculoskeletal injuries, SGNA’s ...More
    August 13, 2012 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • U.S. Trends for Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Devices
    The U.S. market for gastrointestinal endoscopic devices is valued at almost $2 billion and rising. Unlike many others, this market did not experience a decline in value as a result of the recession. However, the market growth rate experienced a sharp decrease and is not ...More
    August 10, 2012 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • ASGE's GI Training Center Gets Another Big Donation
    OAK BROOK, Ill.―The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Foundation has received a donation of $100,000 from GI Supply to ASGE’s IT&T Capital Campaign, a fundraising project to construct a new facility that will provide cutting-edge technology and ...More
    August 7, 2012 Posted in News
  • Human Digestion Simulators Provide GI Insight
    LAS VEGAS—Simulations of the human digestive system have proven to be useful tools for scientists studying how the body processes food from the mouth through the intestines, including how it separates the nutrients for absorption. This is according to a panel discussion ...More
    July 3, 2012 Posted in News
  • Brain's Gut Hormone Receptor is Key to Gastric Empting
    HOUSTON—Researchers have discovered how a hormone in the gut slows the rate at which the stomach empties and thus suppresses hunger and food intake. Results of the animal study were presented yesterday at The Endocrine Society’s 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. ...More
    June 26, 2012 Posted in News
  • Common Blood-Pressure Drug Linked to Severe GI Problems
    ROCHESTER, Minn.—Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered an association between a commonly prescribed blood pressure drug, Olmesartan, and severe gastrointestinal issues such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and electrolyte abnormalities—symptoms common among ...More
    June 25, 2012 Posted in News
  • Childhood Cancer Survivors at High Risk for GI Cancer
    CHICAGO—Survivors of childhood cancers are at an increased risk of another battle with cancer later in life, according to new research published online in June by the Annals of Internal Medicine. ...More
    June 20, 2012 Posted in News
  • Stomach Bacterial Changes May Trigger Arthritis
    ROCHESTER, Minn.—The billions of bugs in our guts have a newfound role: regulating the immune system and related autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ...More
    June 15, 2012 Posted in News
  • 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