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Latest American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Stories

2012-11-19 12:27:08

GERD Awareness Week is Nov. 18-24; know the symptoms and when to see a doctor to make the holidays and every day comfortable and symptom-free OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout the holiday season, many individuals will eagerly partake in the abundance that graces their tables. After indulging, however, approximately 30 million Americans will suffer the effects of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, making their celebrations less than festive....

2012-11-15 16:26:29

ASGE encourages patients and families to learn about the disease and seek support OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This November, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is raising awareness about pancreatic cancer and encouraging patients and their families to become educated about the disease, to ask their doctor about treatments and to reach out for support. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States....

2012-10-11 07:27:35

Milestone Underscores Value of Clinical Benchmarking Tool for Gastroenterology Practices BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GI Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd. (GIQuIC), a joint initiative of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, announced today that more than 100,000 colonoscopy cases have been submitted to a national registry of endoscopic procedures. GIQuIC registry participants have...

2012-09-24 10:25:30

OAK BROOK, Ill., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year more than 140,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with colon cancer and approximately 50,000 will die from the disease. All men and women are at risk for colon cancer. However, because of disproportionate screening rates, minorities, including Hispanics, are more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer in advanced stages. Survival rates after diagnosis are also lower for Hispanics and this may be due to less...

2012-05-22 21:55:29

The national gastroenterology societies have issued a new document on sedation training for gastrointestinal endoscopy. The Multisociety Sedation Curriculum for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (MSCGE) grew out of the need for a complete and programmatic approach to the training of procedure sedation. The document is published jointly in Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, GIE:Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Hepatology and in Gastroenterology Nursing. "As a natural outgrowth of...

2012-05-01 10:25:24

OAK BROOK, Ill., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) broke ground on its new ASGE Institute for Training and Technology (IT&T) in Downers Grove, Illinois, in a ceremony held on April 27. The new $20 million 42,000 square foot state-of-the-art gastrointestinal endoscopy training center and ASGE world headquarters will use cutting-edge technologies to foster the development, training and adoption of...

2012-03-12 14:29:37

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that 92 percent of more than 1,000 gastroenterologists responding to a survey believed that pressures to increase the volume of colonoscopies adversely impacted how they performed their procedures, which could potentially affect the quality of colon cancer screening. The findings, based on responses from members of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), are published in the March 2012 issue of Gastrointestinal...

2012-03-06 23:48:21

New study appears in the March GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy special issue on colorectal cancer In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has published a special issue for March on colorectal cancer. The issue includes a study describing innovative efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in the Alaska Native population, who experience twice the incidence and death rates from colorectal cancer as does the U.S. white...

2012-01-23 21:59:43

Underscores the importance of implementing colonoscopy quality indicators and guidelines Researchers in the Netherlands assessed the quality of colonoscopy reporting in daily clinical practice and evaluated the quality of colonoscopy performance. They found that colonoscopy reporting varied significantly in clinical practice. Colonoscopy performance met the suggested standards, however, considerable variability between endoscopy departments was found. Researchers concluded that the results...

2011-12-15 11:40:00

If you are 50 or over, talk to your doctor about colorectal cancer screening OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As 2012 approaches, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) encourages all men and women age 50 and over to add getting screened for colorectal cancer to their list of New Year's resolutions. Recent studies have confirmed that screening is a contributing factor to declining colorectal cancer death rates. Colorectal cancer, also...