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2010-10-11 12:16:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced completion of the first clinical case involving its FlexShears(TM) Endoscopic Scissors. The new device was used to cut and remove an obstructing eroded suture from the patient's GI tract in a procedure that embodies the Apollo vision of improving patient care with flexible surgery. The subject of the case had undergone a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in 2001, and subsequently had suffered from protracted...

2010-09-27 15:18:57

The use of device-assisted enteroscopy, a technique that allows complete examination of the small bowel, may be just as successful pediatrics as it has been in adult medicine, according to a study from Nationwide Children's Hospital. One of these techniques known as Double-Balloon Enteroscopy (DBE), a procedure readily available in adults, allows doctors to reach parts of the small intestine that cannot be reached using standard endoscopic procedures. Due to access issues and size...

2010-06-24 15:37:16

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease is a serious complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT), which is widely accepted as a curative therapy for advanced hematological malignancies including leukemia and malignant lymphoma. CMV disease can involve many organs and stomach is a common target. Few reports have been published regarding endoscopic examination in diagnosing CMV gastritis after allo-SCT. A research team from Japan demonstrated the endoscopic findings...

2010-06-21 11:23:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surveillance colonoscopy is effective and cost-effective when targeted to high-risk patients, according to new research from a University of Michigan physician. However, overuse of surveillance colonoscopy could be excessively costly or even harmful. "Surveillance colonoscopy is a widely accepted and utilized practice that has the potential to decrease the burden of colorectal cancer. Yet, this practice also carries considerable monetary...

2010-06-04 13:07:44

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has issued guidelines addressing ethnicity, gastrointestinal diseases and endoscopic procedures. The guideline suggests that colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45 for average risk African-American men and women, and that it is recommended that colorectal cancer screening be emphasized for other minority ethnic groups that have lower screening utilization rates. It is noted in the statement that weaker recommendations are...

2010-05-03 07:45:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery today announced that the SEDASYS® System, the first computer-assisted personalized sedation (CAPS) system, was granted a CE Mark for the European Union for routine colonoscopy and screening of the upper gastrointestinal tract (EGD procedures), and Health Canada granted regulatory approval for the SEDASYS® System for use by healthcare professional teams during routine colonoscopy. The...

2010-04-28 08:00:00

VALHALLA, N.Y., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation announced that it has signed a five-year comprehensive joint research and development agreement on endoscopy-related products with one of the most prominent cancer prevention and treatment facilities in the United States, Fox Chase Cancer Center ("FCCC") *(1), located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fujifilm has entered into this research & development partnership with FCCC to reinforce its efforts to develop...

2010-04-19 10:14:59

Low-dose aspirin (LDA) is one of the main agents used for the prevention of thromboembolic vascular events, and has the advantages of both low cost and a prolonged duration of antiplatelet action; however, it is associated with a doubling of the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, even at doses as low as 75 mg daily. The gender differences in the clinical manifestations of LDA-associated gastroduodenal mucosal injury have not been well studied. A research team from Japan examined the clinical...

2010-03-03 11:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical, Inc. announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its HALO90 Ablation Catheter for the treatment of Radiation Proctitis (RP) and Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia (GAVE). Both conditions are diseases of the gastrointestinal tract associated with chronic bleeding and the need for blood transfusions. The HALO90 catheter is used in conjunction with the HALOFLEX and...

2010-02-19 08:46:55

Early tumor formation in Barrett's esophagus (BE) can be effectively and safely treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA), in combination with prior endoscopic removal of visible lesions, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. "Barrett's esophagus is the most important risk factor for the development of esophageal cancer, but there is no generally accepted management strategy...


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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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