Record waits for endoscopy as referrals soar
The waiting list for endoscopies has broken the record set during the height of the covid pandemic, as referrals for suspected colorectal cancer surged, HSJ analysis shows. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 24, 2023 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AGA Offers Key Guidance on Managing Subepithelial GI Lesions AGA Offers Key Guidance on Managing Subepithelial GI Lesions
Dr David Johnson highlights new best practice recommendations on these lesions commonly encountered during routine endoscopy.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 10, 2023 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Olympus expands distribution agreement with EndoClot Plus
Olympus has inked an exclusive distribution agreement with EndoClot Plus tha...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Olympus and Bracco ink marketing plan Olympus launches quantitative CT analysis service Olympus, Hitachi extend endoscopy ultrasound deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fascinating footage shows gagging doctor give himself an endoscopy
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Footage shows Dr Nitin Joshi of Galaxy Hospital in Nanded, India, give himself an endoscopy by shoving a tube down his throat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Downward Trend in Medicare Payments for GI Services Downward Trend in Medicare Payments for GI Services
The past 15 years have seen a steady decline in Medicare reimbursement for endoscopy and other common GI procedures as well as GI office visits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 8, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Adults With Chronic Acid Reflux Rarely Get Recommended Test
People with GERD are at risk for Barrett's and cancer of the esophagus. Yet in a survey of 472 adults with GERD, only 13% had ever been advised by their doctor to undergo screening endoscopy and even fewer actually had the imaging test. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Data Show an Overall Clinical Response Rate of Approximately 80 Percent in a Phase 2b Induction Study of Adults with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 24, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new data from the Phase 2b QUASAR Induction Study 1 in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) with inadequate responses to previous treatments. The data presented at the 2022 American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Annual Scientific Meeting show an overall clinical response rate of approximately 80 percent in patients who were randomized to TREMFYA® (guselkumab).Clinical responsea at weeks 12 or 24 of the study was ultimately achieved by 80.2 percent of patients who w...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Families accept damages over Nottingham NHS endoscopy deaths
Four patients died in the space of about six months after undergoing the same endoscopy procedure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transnasal Endoscopy Tested in Primary Care for Esophageal Screen Transnasal Endoscopy Tested in Primary Care for Esophageal Screen
With a lower price tag and fewer complications than sedated endoscopy, experts said the transnasal approach could help primary care physicians catch potential GI cancers early.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 17, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Results of Novel Clinical Study of Guselkumab and Golimumab Combination Therapy Show Adults with Moderately to Severely Active Ulcerative Colitis Maintained Higher Rates of Clinical, Histologic, and Endoscopic Remission at Week 38
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 10, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced data from an ongoing analysis of a Phase 2a clinical trial showing adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who received 12 weeks of combination induction therapy with guselkumab and golimumab, followed by a transition to guselkumab alone for maintenance, achieved a clinical remission ratea (based on the modified Mayo score [mMayo])b at week 38 of 47.9 percent, a higher rate than induction and maintenance treatment with either guselkumab alone (31.0 percent) or golimumab al...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Quality Indicators for Capsule Endoscopy, Deep Enteroscopy New Quality Indicators for Capsule Endoscopy, Deep Enteroscopy
The new quality indicators will help standardize practice and optimize baseline competency in these relatively new procedures, expert task force says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 7, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Even Small Changes Can Make Endoscopy More Sustainable: Study Even Small Changes Can Make Endoscopy More Sustainable: Study
A new study revealed that sustainable endoscopy disposal did not decrease productivity.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Even Small Changes Can Make Endoscopy More Sustainable: Study Even Small Changes Can Make Endoscopy More Sustainable: Study
Although the reduction in carbon footprint was modest in this single department, it shows how small steps can contribute to climate change mitigation.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 19, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Intestinal Ultrasound Accurate for Assessing Response in UC
(MedPage Today) -- Intestinal ultrasound proved its mettle against endoscopy for analyzing treatment response and remission in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) followed in a small prospective Dutch study. Bowel wall thickness (BWT) was the... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 26, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

IBD Biologics After COVID; Cutting Endoscopy Waste; New Humira Biosimilar OK'd
(MedPage Today) -- How soon after a COVID-19 infection is it OK to administer biologics for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? (Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology) Compared with second-dose side effects, gastrointestinal symptoms... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 26, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news