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.


  • Colossal Colon Tour Educates and Amazes Chapel Hill
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C-- A 40-foot long, four-foot tall crawl-through replica of the human colon recently arrived at the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The mayor, local cancer survivors and healthcare professionals welcomed the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation's 20-city ...More
    February 25, 2003 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • New Colon Cancer Test Receives Approval
    WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- Targeted Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Inc. (TDT) announced today that it has received regulatory approval to immediately begin offering its powerful new blood test (called GCC-B1) for the detection of recurrent colorectal cancer. TDT has been certified ...More
    February 11, 2003 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • 'Western' Diet May Increase Women's Risk of Colon Cancer
    BOSTON -- Women who eat foods primarily from the "Western diet" (one high in red meats, sweets and desserts, french fries, and refined grains) have a 50 percent greater risk of colon cancer than those who consume few Western foods in their diet, according to a ...More
    February 10, 2003 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Findings Reveal High Patient Satisfaction With Fast-Dissolve IBS Treatment
    MILWAUKEE -- Ninety-five percent of patients who are prescribed NuLev (hyoscyamine sulfate orally disintegrating tablets) 0.125 mg to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would ask their doctor to prescribe it again, according to feedback from 700 IBS sufferers received by ...More
    February 10, 2003 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Curon Medical Announces Publication of Stretta(R) Patient Registry
    SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Curon Medical, Inc. today announced the publication of data from a registry of 558 patients who had undergone the Stretta procedure for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The study, authored by Herbert C. Wolfsen, MD, associate ...More
    February 4, 2003 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Surfing An Acidic Wave:
    Americans' love of fast foods and high-fat diets, in combination with more stress and less exercise, has led to an increase in digestive disease. One must go no farther than the television set -- where commercials for prescription acid blockers support the network news -- ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • The Critical Nursing Shortage
    There is a perceived threat to the health of the older adult in the United States. It is not a new type of bacteria or caused by a virus. The threat to the health of the older adult is a result of the increasing shortage of nurses in the United States. Over the last few ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Staffing the Endoscopy Suite With Volunteers
    Staffing the Endoscopy Suite With Volunteers By Tina Brooks Endoscopy units are busy places. Patients are admitted, prepared and educated about their procedures all within the same day. Family and friends are kept abreast of the progress of loved ones. Besides administering ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Briefs
    ANTI-REFLUX RESPONSE IMPAIRED BY SMOKING According to a recent article in the Journal of the British Society of Gastroenterology (GUT), smoking prevents the body's natural response of preventing gastric reflux. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • The Critical Nursing Shortage
    The Critical Nursing Shortage By Sharon Lesser, RN There is a perceived threat to the health of the older adult in the United States. It is not a new type of bacteria or caused by a virus. The threat to the health of the older adult is a result of the increasing shortage of ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues