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2010-05-05 10:40:00

Just as cameras and televisions have been reinvented in the last decade with improved optics, sharpness and brightness, so have the tiny imaging scopes that physicians use to peer into the body's nooks and crannies -- its organs and digestive system. And few places in the United States are testing the power of these new endoscopic optics as thoroughly as are researchers at Mayo Clinic. Gastroenterologists at Mayo are pitting multiple high-tech probes against each other to see how well they...

2010-04-30 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that multiple clinical abstracts examining the diagnostic and therapeutic utility of its SpyGlass(®) Direct Visualization System, Radial Jaw(®) 4 Biopsy Forceps and WallFlex(®) Duodenal Stent will be presented at Digestive Disease Week(®) (DDW(®)), May 1 - 5 in New Orleans. "The large number...

2010-04-20 09:44:33

Gastric adenomyoma (AM) is a rare, benign tumor, characteristically composed of glands and cysts, lined by columnar, flattened epithelia and a prominent smooth muscle stroma. Patients with gastric AM may be asymptomatic, or present as nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms. A research article to be published on April 21, 2010 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team led by Dr. Wen-Yong Sun from Zhejiang Cancer Hospital reported a case of gastric AM...

2010-02-09 03:33:00

TOKYO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ALOKA CO., LTD. announced that the ProSound Alpha 6, the company's recently introduced compact, yet versatile and ergonomic diagnostic ultrasound system, was presented the iF Product Design Award 2010. The iF Product Design Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the world and is granted by iF International Forum Design GmbH in Germany. This year 2,486 items from 1,016 contestants from 39 different countries were submitted for the iF Product Design...

2010-01-15 17:53:50

It is reasonable to obtain a histological diagnosis before treating patients who have pancreatic masses and are unsuitable or unwilling to undergo surgery. As the pancreas is a deep seated organ surrounded by other vital structures, it is a challenge for the physician to obtain an adequate specimen for histological examination. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy of pancreatic masses has been proved to be a safe and effective method. However, if the hospital has no such facilities or patients...

2009-12-08 18:52:04

Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is a highly sensitive diagnostic method for the detection of small pancreatic carcinomas. Recently, there have been some reports describing the utility of contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS (CEH-EUS) which uses sonographic contrast agent for differentiation of a pancreatic mass. A research team from Japan reported a case of small adenocarcinoma of the pancreas distinct from branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) in which investigation by EUS...

2009-12-03 15:01:58

Administration of propofol by nonanesthesiologists is safe; proper training and patient selection are crucial The worldwide safety experience of endoscopist-administered propofol sedation now exceeds 600,000 patients. The low rate of serious adverse events underscores the safety of nonanesthesiologist-administered propofol (NAAP) for gastrointestinal (GI) procedures, provided that it is administered by a team of individuals who have received training specific to the administration of propofol...

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...

2009-09-08 10:31:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Devices http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131252/Gastrointestinal-Endoscopy-Devices.html This report analyzes the US market for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Devices in Millions of US$ analyzed by the following segments: GI Videoscopes (Video Colonoscopes, Video Gastroscopes, Video Duodenoscopes, Video Ultrasound Endoscopes, & Others...

2009-08-28 01:00:00

TOKYO, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ALOKA CO., LTD., announced today its new ProSound Alpha 6, the next generation of compact color ultrasound systems. This new multi-purpose system, providing unprecedented performance in a variety of ultrasound applications, is fully upgradable and easy to use. Building upon the proven technology of the high performance ProSound Alpha 10 and Alpha 7, the ProSound Alpha 6 addresses multiple diagnostic applications in one system, a marked difference from other...