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Discharge Instructions: Does Your Facility Stick the Landing?
What does "stick the landing" mean? Stick the landing v. phr. to finish an athletic, gymnastic, or other sports performance with an ideal pose or stance, especially after a jump or leap; (hence, also outside of sports) to do or finish well; to win. ...More
SGNA Releases 'Reuse of Single-Use Critical Medical Devices'
The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA) assumes no responsibility for the practices or recommendations of any member or other practitioner, or for the policies and procedures of any practice setting. Nurses and associates function within the ...More
SGNA Releases Guidelines on GI Nursing Roles
CHICAGO—The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA) has released three role delineation practice statements for nurses in the gastroenterology specialty. ...More
Early MVP Voting Results Are In
Voting for the 2013 EndoNurse MVP started on May 22 and early results are in. ...More
New Smartphone App Improves Colonoscopy Prep
ORLANDO—The use of a smartphone application improves patients’ preparation for a colonoscopy, according to new research presented this month at Digestive Disease Week. ...More
GI Drug Company Presents Constipation Studies at DDW
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., a developer of new drugs to treat patients with gastrointestinal disorders and diseases, this week presented results from its large multicenter trial of plecanatide in patients with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) at ...More
Study Supports Diagnostic Tool for Barrett's Esophagus
ORLANDO—CDx Diagnostics announced today that new data from routine clinical use in a number of academic GI centers support use of company's WATS3D (wide-area transepithelial sample biopsy with 3-dimensional analysis) as an additional surveillance tool to increase detection ...More
Pentax and Hitachi Partner on Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems
MONTVALE, N.J.—PENTAX Medical, an endoscopic-imaging company, and Hitachi-Aloka Medical, an ultrasound-imaging company, recently announced that they'll collaborate on the development of endoscopic ultrasound systems. The companies have partnered on other ventures for years. ...More
Data on Cook Medical Products Presented at DDW
ORLANDO—At this week’s Digestive Disease Week (DDW), the world’s largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the gastroenterology field, six abstracts and other clinical data will be presented on Cook Medical products. ...More
Study Examines Aspirin's Role in Colon-Cancer Treatment
FORT LAUDERALE, Fla.—Researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University this month published a review for clinicians on the optimal utilization of aspirin to treat and prevent heart attacks, and also covers aspirin in the treatment of ...More