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PillCam enables study of esophagus by swallowing a pill

...very, said Dr. Ulrich, who heads UT Southwestern's endoscopy services. Clinical trials already have shown that ... gastrointestinal obstruction, said Dr. Ulrich. An endoscopy is still needed for tissue samples should the images suggest the presence of Barrett's esophagus or ...

Patient knows best when it comes to ulcerative colitis, U-M study finds

...ctivity, and save researchers the expense of using endoscopy as part of clinical trials, says lead author Peter...rently, common disease activity indices require an endoscopy every time a patient with ulcerative colitis is evaluated to measure disease activity and monitor th...

Guidelines restricting endoscopy referrals put patients at risk

...elines restricting GPs from referring patients for endoscopy - a hospital procedure to check for cancer of the ...cers are diagnosed. The guidelines also undervalue endoscopy for diagnosing other serious and painful problems - such as inflammation of the gullet, or ulcers. U...

Suffering from fatigue, abdominal discomfort or bloody diarrhea?

...ctivity, and save researchers the expense of using endoscopy as part of clinical trials, says lead author Peter...rently, common disease activity indices require an endoscopy every time a patient with ulcerative colitis is evaluated to measure disease activity and monitor th...

ASGE announces grant recipients in annual research awards program

...bjective is to foster research in gastrointestinal endoscopy both within and outside of academic centers. The institutions receiving ASGE grants in this 20th year of the program include: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland; Emory University School of Medic...

Study shows long-term use of NSAIDs causes severe intestinal damage

... study author. "The introduction of video capsule endoscopy gave us an opportunity to examine the small intest... authors are hopeful that the use of video capsule endoscopy will allow future researchers to determine how often dyspepsia symptoms originate from small intesti...

Surgical procedure to treat GERD in children found to be ineffective

...y provide short-term relief of symptoms. Although endoscopy is another method which provides a simpler way of treating GERD in adults, its long-lasting efficacy has not been determined. Researchers advise patients to discuss alternatives to fundoplication prior to surgery. About the Study Lead study auth...

Esophageal capsule technology proves as effective as endoscopy

...that this new technology is comparable to upper GI endoscopy for the detection of severe esophageal problems. The researchers studied 82 patients, including 73 patients with gastroesophageal reflux and 9 patients undergoing surveillance for Barrett's esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition found in up to t...

Research news from the AGA

...base and from the Massachusetts General Hospital's endoscopy unit. Current national colonoscopy practice, estimated using various published reports, was used as the foundation to project colonoscopy demand if virtual colonoscopy was implemented as the primary colorectal cancer screening method. CT C...

New scientific advances in gastroenterology

...is study investigates the effectiveness of capsule endoscopy at detecting tumors in the small bowel. Smoking and Colon Polyps. Two studies explore smoking and how it can increase one's risk of developing colon polyps. Virtual Colonoscopy and Mortality Rates. A model predicting complications for colorectal ...

Research hones in on therapies and diagnosis of bowel diseases

...ics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. "We are pleased to ...studies have not analyzed the influence of capsule endoscopy on clinical decision-making and therapeutic outcomes in IBD. According to research presented by sci...

Breakthrough therapies treat Crohn's disease

...ics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. These studies present confirming evidence that we are getting closer to finding an absolute cause for Crohns disease, said Jim Lewis, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania. We hope that until we can find a cure for ...

New era of colon screening emerging

...ics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. "Colonoscopies are... from St. Mary's Hospital in London used a capsule endoscopy as an adjunct to conventional colonoscopy and yielded significant results. Barriers to accurate scr...

Studies identify risk factors for colon cancer

...ics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. "Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, so barriers to screening and other related challenges need to be addressed to improve care," said Bernard Levin, M.D., of the University of ...

Study shows M2A capsule endoscopy improves clinical outcomes in IBD patients

...ay reported study data indicating that M2A capsule endoscopy --examination of the intestinal tract with the so-...ohn's disease, clinical decisions based on capsule endoscopy findings improved outcomes in 95% of patients. The investigators also demonstrated that capsule endo...

Cutting-edge science offers improved care for liver diseases

...ics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. "Liver disease is among the top 10 killers in the U.S.," said Anna Lok, M.D., of the University of Michigan. "The size of this population requires more attention from the research community for improved preventive and...

GI health affected by consumption of coffee and carbonated drinks

...ics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. "This research supports the widespread medical recommendations for healthy eating," said Lee Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital. "The relationships between diet and disease that these investigators h...

Studies indicate healthy eating may affect cancer development, improve digestive system

...ics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. "Particularly for children, healthy eating patterns are important for proper GI function and development," said Lee Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital. "Incorporating a healthy diet into a sound li...

Advances emerging in hepatitis management

...ics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. "The hepatitis viruses, primarily A, B and C, are prevalent throughout the world, and safe and effective therapies are not available for many sufferers," said Anna Lok, M.D., of the University of Michigan. "Once we ca...

Interventional procedures significantly improve quality of life for obese patients

...ics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Scientists have identified that obesity can contribute to a marked increase in length of hospital stays and, as a result, cost of hospital visits for elective surgical procedures not directly related to their obesity. ...

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