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2009-12-08 19:12:02

According to a new guideline from the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) regarding the management of antithrombotic agents for endoscopy, aspirin and/or NSAIDs may be continued for all elective endoscopic procedures. When high-risk procedures are planned, clinicians may elect to discontinue aspirin and/or NSAIDs for five to seven days before the procedure, depending on the underlying indication for antiplatelet therapy. For patients on temporary anticoagulation therapy...

2009-11-23 15:51:28

In the November issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a study out of Stanford University found that Barrett's esophagus was detected in six percent of asymptomatic women undergoing endoscopic screening. Also in this issue, two studies examined endoscopic ultrasound (EUS): Researchers from France, in the largest single-center experience to date, demonstrated the accuracy of EUS-FNA...

2009-11-04 13:20:46

Recommendations made that will lead to even better patient care Due to the increasing complexities of treating digestive diseases, allowing gastroenterological (GI) trainee physicians the opportunity to develop enhanced abilities and experiences in specific disease areas or procedures will be a great benefit to patients, according to a "Report of the Multisociety Task Force on GI Training." Additionally, GI training programs need to measure the achievements of trainees based on specific...

2009-10-26 23:21:06

Researchers from Taiwan report in a new study that unsedated colonoscopy for primary colorectal cancer screening is well accepted in a majority of patients. Sedation is typically used for colonoscopy to make the patient feel comfortable during the procedure. In Taiwan, colonoscopy is performed less frequently than sigmoidoscopy for colorectal cancer screening due to concerns over cost and availability. While sigmoidoscopy is generally accepted as a well tolerated procedure without sedation,...

2009-10-05 10:26:00

In partnership with the WGO, the program is designed to export basic and advanced GI endoscopic medical care and physician training expertise to countries in need OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is proud to announce a $50,000 grant from PENTAX Medical Company to support the ASGE Ambassador Program, a new initiative designed to export basic and advanced gastrointestinal endoscopic medical care and physician...

2009-09-24 08:20:00

VANCOUVER, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CRH Medical Corporation (CRM:TSX-V) announced today that Dr. Bergein F. "Gene" Overholt, one of North America's most distinguished gastroenterologists, has joined its Board of Directors. Dr. Overholt designed the flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscope, which subsequently led to development of colonoscopy. His work in outpatient endoscopy led to the development of the first licensed and certified endoscopic ambulatory surgery center in the U.S. He is a...

2009-09-24 07:00:00

Physician experts will discuss successful programs addressing disparities in colorectal cancer screening among African-Americans at the Congressional Black Caucus 2009 Annual Legislative Conference OAK BROOK, Ill., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although overall incidence and death rates from colorectal cancer are decreasing, the gap in death rates between African-Americans and Caucasians has widened. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among both African-American men...

2009-09-16 14:36:10

A new study from researchers in Minnesota found that endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) performed in a community hospital setting results in complication rates that compare favorably with those of academic centers while achieving technical success at or above the performance levels recommended by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)/American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Task Force. This is the first large study evaluating complications and quality...

2009-08-18 10:48:28

A new study shows that elderly patients who underwent endoscopy within one day of presentation for peptic ulcer bleeding had a two-day shorter hospital stay and were less likely to require upper gastrointestinal surgery than patients who did not receive endoscopy within the first day of presentation. Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, note that unless specific contraindications exist, the data supports the routine use of early endoscopy for upper...

2009-08-06 11:06:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SedationFacts.org, a web site for practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology nurses and gastroenterology fellows, announces enhancements to the sedation administration standards and regulations content on the site, including state-specific sedation administration information and reliable links to other state resources. Standards and regulations governing sedation administration by nursing personnel vary from state to state....