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2013-06-11 23:01:59

Pittsburgh researchers are investigating whether a new ablation technology can provide safer and more effective treatment for patients with Barrett´s esophagus, a condition that can progress to esophageal cancer if left untreated. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 West Penn Allegheny Health System researchers are investigating whether a new ablation technology can provide safer and more effective treatment for patients with Barrett´s esophagus, a condition associated with...

2013-05-24 23:14:42

West Penn Allegheny Health System esophageal disease experts say that patients with unexplained, chronic cough may benefit from GERD screening and treatment. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 Patients who have chronic cough with no known cause may be more likely to suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, West Penn Allegheny Health System physicians reported in a study published today. The article, “Antireflux Surgery in Patients with Chronic Cough and Abnormal Proximal...

2013-05-19 08:20:16

Non-Surgical Procedure Yields High Patient Satisfaction Scores; Reduced Need for Medication; No Serious Adverse Effects ORLANDO, Fla., May 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The non-surgical Stretta® procedure employing low power and low temperature radiofrequency (RF) energy is effective in control of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and eliminates or reduces the need for medication 10 years post-procedure, according to an independent, prospective long-term assessment presented...

2013-04-08 16:22:43

Jacksonville Mayor Issues Proclamation - Stephen Bogart, son of Film Icons Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall Raise Awareness in Florida Keys at Bogart Film Festival May 2nd - 5th MIAMI, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In effort to raise awareness of Esophageal Cancer, the Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN) has declared the month of April as national awareness month and is quickly getting elected officials nationwide to issue proclamations as such. Most recently, Alvin...

2013-03-05 16:24:32

BETHESDA, Md., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New treatment guidelines on the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), one of the most prevalent digestive disorders, appear in the March issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. The new guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology provide an overview of GERD and its presentation and offer clinical recommendations for the approach to diagnosis and management of this common condition,...

2013-02-21 08:30:44

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the millions who suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) provides clinical evidence of safety and effectiveness for a new, FDA-approved medical device. Torax Medical's LINX(®) Reflux Management System was studied in a controlled, prospective, multicenter trial involving 14 U.S. and European medical centers as part of the FDA pre-market approval process....

2013-02-12 17:09:19

A new study from researchers at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania reports that endoluminal (endoscopic) therapies, combining resection and ablation techniques, for patients with Barrett's esophagus and high-grade dysplasia or early mucosal cancer have a high success rate, with durable results and a low risk of complications. The researchers noted that endoscopic surveillance after successful eradication is required. The study appears in the February issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal...

New Pill-Sized Device Detects Esophagus Conditions Easier Than Expensive Endoscopy
2013-01-14 09:46:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Doctors may soon have a new method for checking for cancers and other ailments of the esophagus thanks to a pill-sized device that can take microscopic images as it is fed down through the throat. Scientists hope the new technology can become an easier way to screen people for a condition known as Barrett´s esophagus, a precancerous condition usually caused by chronic exposure to stomach acid. Unlike current imaging...

2012-12-17 08:24:27

FT. MYERS, Fla., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEO), a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services, announced today it has validated and launched a laboratory developed Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization ("FISH") assay for the surveillance of patients with Barrett's Esophagus ("BE"). The test is highly sensitive for the detection of the presence of esophageal cancer or high grade dysplasia indicative of precancerous changes. Approximately 3...

2012-12-04 12:03:14

New evidence-based paper aims to inform patients and physicians about current and effective standards of care Heartburn is one of the most common reasons for people to see a doctor, and some physicians often use upper endoscopy to diagnose and manage gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). But most patients do not require the procedure unless other serious symptoms are present, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP) Clinical Guidelines Committee in a new evidence-based...


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Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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