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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....

2009-07-22 11:46:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SedationFacts.org, a web site for practicing gastroenterologists, gastroenterology nurses and gastroenterology fellows, announces enhanced site content addressing policies and conditions related to Non-anesthesiologist Administered Propofol (NAAP). NAAP describes the administration of propofol by a registered nurse under the direction of a physician, or by a physician or nurse other than an anesthesia professional. Propofol represents an...

2009-07-11 07:00:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research(R) (NOSCAR(R)), a joint effort of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), today announced Olympus' continuing commitment to funding research in an emerging minimally invasive transdisciplinary therapy known as Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery(R), with a $250,000...

2009-07-10 10:00:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research(R) (NOSCAR(R)), a joint effort of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), announces the first Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery(R) (NOTES(R)) multicenter human trial in the United States. Until now, NOSCAR research efforts have focused on basic research. The next...

2009-03-09 11:24:00

Study shows that sending screening reminders near a birthday increases colorectal cancer screenings OAK BROOK, Ill., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has created a birthday e-Card featuring cartoon characters Peter and Polly Polyp(TM) that reminds recipients age 50 and over to get screened for colorectal cancer, also referred to as colon cancer. According to a recent study from researchers in Norway, screening reminders sent...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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