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2009-06-10 09:39:00

WALTHAM, Mass., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, finds that despite the economic downturn, market growth in the European gastrointestinal (GI) videoscope segment will be fueled by increased colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programs in France, Germany, and the UK. As detailed in the recently released European Markets for GI Endoscopy Devices 2009 report, the rise in screening initiatives will expand...

2009-05-15 08:39:07

Researchers find electronic coding overestimates prevalence of Barrett's esophagusIn a review of more than 2,000 patients coded for Barrett's esophagus, electronic diagnosis overestimated the prevalence of the disease according to researchers in California. They found that only 61.9 percent of patients assigned a billing diagnosis code for Barrett's esophagus actually had Barrett's esophagus after a manual record review. The study evaluated the accuracy of diagnostic codes for Barrett's...

2009-01-28 08:32:54

First human trial demonstrates feasibility and safety of MAG techniqueA prospective clinical trial from researchers in Japan shows magnetic-anchor-guided endoscopic submucosal dissection for large early gastric cancer to be a feasible and safe method in humans. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is useful in the en bloc removal (in a single large piece) of large gastric lesions because it reduces the risk of a local recurrence caused by removing the lesions piecemeal (in multiple small...

2008-10-19 21:00:18

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical, Inc. today announced clinical trial results presented at the United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) in Vienna, Austria, October 18-22, 2008. In a plenary presentation entitled, "Stepwise circumferential and focal radiofrequency energy ablation of Barrett's esophagus with early neoplasia: First European Multi-centre trial" patients with the most advanced stages of Barrett's esophagus, dysplasia and early cancer, were staged with...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIVN) today announced data from a pilot study that demonstrate the Company's PillCam(R) capsule endoscopy of the esophagus can significantly reduce health care costs in a prison population through on-site evaluation of esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients. Results were presented at Poster Session II (Abstract # P-648) of the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2008 taking place in Orlando, Florida, October 3 to 8, 2008....

2008-07-21 00:00:15

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical, Inc. today announced that 98.4 percent of patients having a precancerous condition of their esophagus called Barrett's esophagus were free of the disease 2.5 years after non-surgical, endoscopic treatment with the HALO ablation system. The results were published this month in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, a leading scientific publication for gastrointestinal physicians and researchers. Barrett's esophagus develops as a result of...

2008-07-14 00:00:26

Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIVN) (TELAVIV: GIVN), the global leader in capsule endoscopy, today announced that Medical Mutual of Ohio, the state's oldest and largest health insurance company serving more than 3.9 million individuals in Ohio and South Carolina, has updated its capsule endoscopy policy effective May 9, 2008. Under the new guidelines, Medical Mutual will allow physicians to use PillCam SB as a primary test (standard endoscopic procedures and or SBFT are not required) for...

2007-10-31 06:00:10

By Roa, Paul E Sesto, Mark E Recurrent obstructive symptoms after cardiomyotomy for achalasia occur in approximately 10 per cent to 15 per cent of patients, but only some require reoperation. Reoperative procedures for achalasia vary, and in general, have less success in relieving symptoms than the initial procedure. We present the case of a 37-year-old male with a 15-year history of recurrent achalasia, with symptoms of heartburn and progressive dysphagia after meals. He underwent several...

2005-11-04 14:17:58

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Abdominal obesity is associated with a higher risk of Barrett's esophagus, a condition in which cells that line the esophagus become abnormal that may be a precursor to cancer, according to a new report. Obesity has previously been linked to an increased risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), inflammation caused by back up of stomach acid into the esophagus, which often precedes Barrett's esophagus, the authors explain. But the effect of obesity...

2004-11-29 09:00:18

CINCINNATI, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given marketing clearance to the new PillCam(TM) ESO, a miniature color video camera in a pill that helps doctors diagnose and evaluate diseases of the esophagus such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive esophagitis and Barrett's esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition, according to InScope, a division of Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) company. The PillCam(TM) ESO was...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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