Industry Issues

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.


  • Mucosal Healing for Management of IBD
    Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), a heterogeneous group of disorders including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), affect approximately 1.4 million Americans, and can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, fatigue, and a host of other debilitating symptoms. ...More
    November 8, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Better Inventory Management Can Cut O.R. Costs
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Healthcare supply chain researchers at the University of Arkansas, in a study of three hospitals within the Mercy network, have found that adoption of advanced inventory management systems can significantly reduce costs associated with medical and ...More
    November 5, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Healing a Broken Relationship at Work
    Maybe you have a broken leg at work. I don’t mean the physical kind; the type where you see a doctor and try to stay off of it for a while. That kind will heal in a few weeks all by itself. I mean the broken relationship kind; the type that’s much harder to heal, keeps you ...More
    November 4, 2013 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Doctors in Training Lack Common Courtesy
    BALTIMORE—Johns Hopkins investigators have found that doctors-in-training are unlikely to introduce themselves fully to hospitalized patients or sit down to talk to them eye-to-eye, despite research suggesting that courteous bedside manners improve medical recovery along ...More
    October 29, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • IBD Patients at Higher Risk for Stroke and Heart Attack
    ROCHESTER, Minn.—Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at an increased risk of stroke and heart attack according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers. ...More
    October 23, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Study: Female Doctors Better Than Male Doctors
    MONTREAL—According to a University of Montreal research team, the quality of care provided by female doctors is higher than that of their male counterparts while the productivity of males is greater. ...More
    October 22, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • ASGE Opens GI Training Facility
    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.―The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has opened its new Institute for Training and Technology (IT&T) in Downers Grove, Illinois. ...More
    October 17, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • New Study on Fecal Transplantation and Gut Flora
    SAN DIEGO―Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is effective in resolving Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in immunocompromised patients with few serious adverse events according to an retrospective series presented at the 78th Annual Scientific Meeting of the ...More
    October 15, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Report HAIs Cost Nearly $150 Billion Annually
    SKOKIE, Ill.―Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) arising in acute-care hospitals cost the United States as much as $147 billion annually, according to a new report recently published in the Journal of Medical Economics online edition. ...More
    October 8, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • APIC Launches “Infection Prevention and You” Campaign
    WASHINGTON, D.C.―The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announced a new multiyear education and awareness effort to help patients, families, and healthcare professionals understand their role in preventing infections. ...More
    October 7, 2013 Posted in News, Industry Issues