Tag: "endoscopic" at medical news
ASGE Foundation to hold first Crystal Awards Dinner
...ward is given to a member whose accomplishments in endoscopic
research, teaching and/or service to ASGE exemplif...ward an independent research career in any area of endoscopic
research. These awards are supported by educational grants from Olympus America; AstraZeneca Pharmac...
PENN researchers use robotic surgery
...il than conventional surgery permits. Unlike other endoscopic
systems now in use, which afford reverse-image views that require counter-intuitive movements by surgeons (whereby the surgeon must move his hand to the left in order to move the mechanical device to the right), the daVinci technology affords surgeon...
Popular procedures evaluated for diagnostic accuracy and treatment effectiveness
...lth-related quality of life. "Our findings suggest endoscopic
gastric plication is not as beneficial for GERD pa...hree categories: those who received the EndoCinch endoscopic
procedure (15 patients), those who received a sham procedure (17 patients) and those who received on...
New methods offer alternatives for patients undergoing obesity surgery
...through the mouth into the stomach) using the bard endoscopic
suturing kit to significantly reduce the size of t...demonstrates that the less-invasive method used in endoscopic
intraluminal suturing is safe and effective. All patients achieved significant weight loss, ranging...
Cutting-edge technologies signify a new era for colorectal cancer screening
...of 18.3 percent (19 of 104 adenomas). Accuracy of endoscopic
diagnosis for atypical lesions improved from 57 to 83 percent and hyperplastic lesions from 59 to 70 percent with the use of both white and fluorescent light. "Colonoscopy remains the best way to detect colon cancer. However, we feel that fluores...
Procedure setting, technique and cost are key for effective colorectal cancer screening
...al time. "These data highlight the importance of endoscopic
technique during screening colonoscopy, which could impact significantly on the overall effectiveness of this procedure in reducing rates of colorectal cancer," said Robert Barclay, M.D., of Rockford Gastroenterology Associates and lead author of the...
Ultrasound-guided biopsies are safe alternative to endoscopic biopsies of the pancreas
...s biopsies are a safe and effective alternative to endoscopic
biopsies for obtaining samples in the pancreas, a ...as gone down because gastroenterologists are doing endoscopic
ultrasound biopsies, said Dr. Chintapalli. This study indicates that it is just as effective and mor...
Measures can help save frontal sinuses
...l fat. "A better solution is to perform functional endoscopic
surgery that provides a large area for the sinuses to drain while preserving sinus function," says Dr. Kountakis, who directs the Georgia Sinus and Allergy Center. He is corresponding author on a study published in the May/June issue of the American ...
Largest study to date reveals baseline findings for flexible sigmoidoscopy
...cent of these individuals received follow-up lower endoscopic
procedures. Findings also indicated that women were more likely to decline FSG than men, 19.2 percent and 13.8 percent respectively, and that non-acceptance of FSG increased with age among women, but not among men. The rate of cancer detected was 2.9...
Dr. Kountakis edits first textbook on the frontal sinus
...untakis, who authored a chapter for the book on an endoscopic
approach to relieving chronically inflamed frontal sinuses. Co-editors are Dr. Brent A. Senior, associate professor and chief of Rhinology, Allergy and Sinus Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Dr. Wolfgang Draf, professor...
Secretin should not be used to treat autism, researchers say
...al disorders were given pig secretin as part of an endoscopic
procedure to examine their digestive functioning. Horvath and colleagues reported, to their surprise, that some autism symptoms seemed to improve in children who received the hormone. "Since then, the use of secretin has become widespread and it is c...
Chronic sinus infection thought to be tissue issue, Mayo Clinic scientists show it's snot
...Clinic chronic sinus infection patients undergoing endoscopic
sinus surgery. The surgeons extracted the maximum possible tissue and mucus during the sinus surgery. The surgeons also extracted tissue and mucus from healthy patients undergoing septoplasty, surgery to fix a deviated septum, for comparison with the...
Public patients denied effective obesity treatment
...obesity including lifestyle changes, drug therapy, endoscopic
procedures and surgery. Although lifestyle changes seem simple to prescribe, the researchers have found it is very unlikely to achieve sustainable outcomes. Bariatric surgery provides the most effective treatment currently available, they say. Profes...
Large sinus tumors can be removed endoscopically, study finds
... big incisions in the face, a new study finds. The endoscopic
approach worked well not only to remove large inve...e still disease-free after two years with only one endoscopic
procedure; two patients required three procedures. Patients need close follow- up for five years to ...
Innovative gel reduces post-operative pain
...duces pain and may improve wound healing following endoscopic
sinus surgery according to researchers at Rush Uni...ssible with other pooled blood products. Following endoscopic
surgery, the gel is sprayed into the sinus cavity. "The gel is rich in wound factors. It contains p...
Aspirin & similar drugs may cut risk of esophageal cancer in people with Barrett's esophagus
...ing symptoms of reflux, or heartburn, and frequent endoscopic
surveillance, which involves inserting a tube-like...gression through regular endoscopies. Frequency of endoscopic
surveillance was determined by the stage of the condition. The study participants were selected from...
'No sweat' CT-guided injection treats embarrassing hand condition
...nts for sweaty hands were thoracic conventional or endoscopic
surgical sympathectomies requiring general or loca... treat sweaty feet, is less expensive than open or endoscopic
surgery and is often covered by insurance. Dr. Brat cautioned, however, that the treatment is not fo...
Case School of Engineering professor applies virtual reality to train brain and heart surgeons
...u helped to develop sophisticated laparoscopic and endoscopic
tools in the Robotics and Intelligent Machine Lab at the University of California at Berkeley. Laparoscopy and endoscopy enable doctors to treat diseased organs and tissue and remove cysts and tumors through tiny rather than major incisions and often...
Light-based device probes for early cancer signs
...nd, Wax said. The researchers now have devised an endoscopic
fiber bundle probe incorporated into the faLCI sys... lining of the esophagus. In laboratory tests, the endoscopic
faLCI probe could precisely and accurately determine the size of tiny polystyrene beads in solution,...
Minimally invasive approach can work for many thyroid patients
...n incision about half the size of the norm, and an endoscopic
approach, in which video monitoring and a thin, ul.... Dr. Terris hopes the video of him performing the endoscopic
approach will be a good first step for physicians interested in adopting these techniques. Practice ...