The endoscopy profession is one of the fastest changing parts of the medical world. Members need to stay up to date on a breadth of industry issues, including product releases, research results, controversies, continuing education, lawsuits, recalls and procedure updates.
Endo Team Raises Most Money for the Undy 5000
When it comes to colon cancer prevention, Gateway Gastroenterology of St. Louis, Mo., has gone above and beyond this year to shed some light on this disease in a unique and quirky way. ...More
PCI Medical Introduces GUS Disinfectant Warmer
PCI Medical recently introduced a GUS disinfectant that warms high-level disinfectants to meet the minimum recommended temperature. ...More
Few Residency Programs Train Docs on Cost Reduction
Despite a national consensus among policy makers and educators to train residents to be more conscious of the cost of care, less than 15 percent of internal medicine residency programs have a formal curriculum addressing it, according to a new research letter published this ...More
Mayo Clinic Opens C. difficile Clinic
ROCHESTER, Minn.—Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) has reached an epidemic state and is the most common infectious cause of diarrhea in hospitals. Healthcare providers are seeing increased severity and recurrence rates of the infection. In response, Mayo Clinic has ...More
Foundation Announces $1.5 Million in Nursing Grants
PRINCETON, N.J.―The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) this week announced that 10 additional states will be part of the Future of Nursing State Implementation Program. The program is helping states prepare the nursing profession to address our nation’s most pressing ...More
Is Diverticulosis Less Risky than Previously Thought?
LOS ANGELES—People who have diverticulosis, or pouches in the lining of the colon, often worry that they will eventually develop a painful and sometimes serious condition called diverticulitis, as previous research has shown that one in four, or up to 25 percent, of those ...More
New Study: Fecal Transplants Help C. diff Patients
BALTIMORE—Scientists at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and physicians at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md., have found that restoring the normal, helpful bacteria of the gut and intestines may treat patients suffering from ...More
Burnout Equal for Inpatient and Outpatient Docs
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The perception that doctors who are based in hospitals burn out quicker than doctors in outpatient settings is wrong—doctor burnout happens equally, according to a new Mayo Clinic study, published in the November issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine. ...More
Docs Should Ask: 'Do You Poop Your Pants?'
CHICAGO—“Do you poop your pants?" is a question few physicians ask their adult patients, but one that Dana Hayden, MD, colorectal surgeon at Loyola University Health System, believes should be at the top of the list. She points out that 15 million women ages 40 and older (1 ...More
Endo Pioneer's Book Educates Nurses Worldwide
The field of endoscopy rarely gets the credit it deserves for being innovative, life saving and downright fascinating. One doctor is changing this by sharing interesting history about the specialty as well as the hilarious experiences he's had working in it. ...More