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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crospon wins FDA 510(k) for next-gen Endoflip system
Endoscopic diagnostic company Crospon said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its next-gen Endoflip system with Flip topography module, designed to allow clinicians to assess patient motility disorders during endoscopy. The newly cleared Endoflip 2.0 system includes imaging software that displays esophageal contractility patterns in real time on a touch screen display, the Ireland-based company said. “This clearance represents a significant milestone for our organization as we can now offer physicians an additional tool that can be used during endoscopy, along with other diagnostic methods, to evaluate patients wi...
Source: Mass Device - May 5, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Crospon Source Type: news

Upper Endoscopy Screening in Koreans Reduces Risk of Gastric Cancer Death Upper Endoscopy Screening in Koreans Reduces Risk of Gastric Cancer Death
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Endoscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, EGD)
Title: Endoscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, EGD)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/4/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 4, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

All bleeding stops — but does idarucizumab (Praxbind) make it stop faster?
3.5 out of 5 stars Persistent life-threatening hemorrhage after administration of idarucizumab. Alhashem HM et al. Am J Emerg Med 2016 June 30 [Epub ahead of print] Reference Dabigatran (Pradaxa) is a direct thrombin inhibitor approved for stroke and embolism prophylaxis in patients with non-valve-related atrial fibrillation. When it was first released in 2008, a major disincentive to widespread use was the lack of a reliable reversal agent to treat major bleeds, or to administer before necessary invasive procedures. In October 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved idarucizumab (Praxbind), a monocl...
Source: The Poison Review - July 27, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical anticoagulant hemorrhage idarucizumab pradaxa praxbind reversal agent Source Type: news

Capnographic Monitoring Unhelpful for Routine EndoscopyCapnographic Monitoring Unhelpful for Routine Endoscopy
Capnographic monitoring offers no additional safety benefit in healthy patients who receive moderate sedation during routine endoscopic procedures such as esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy, researchers report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 7, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Computer-assisted sedation reduces patient recovery time by almost 20 percent
(Digestive Disease Week) Use of computer-assisted propofol sedation for routine upper endoscopy and colonoscopy reduced recovery room time by almost 20 percent, according to a study released today at Digestive Disease Week® 2015. The study, conducted by researchers at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Wash., showed the process yielded a better recovery experience than the commonly used combination of midazolam and fentanyl. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 19, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Three Things You Should Know Before Your Endoscopy
The recent news story about patients at UCLA medical center developing a life-threatening infection has been shocking. Two of seven infected patients died from the nightmare bacteria carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) after an ordinary medical device was used to inspect their digestive system. In this specific case, a type of endoscope called a duodenoscope was used to perform the procedure. Although the design of the duodenoscope largely carried the blame, the medical community should now be looking to make all types of upper endoscopy safer, because many of them have been implicated in other outbreaks of dange...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 27, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Brozak Source Type: news

New Research Study by the Mayo Clinic Finds Sedation-Free TNE With EndoSheath(R) Technology May Provide an Effective Alternative to Standard Upper Endoscopy Procedures
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - December 29, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SEDASYS Computer-Assisted Propofol Sedation System Rolling Out in U.S.
SEDASYS, a division of Ethicon, itself part of J&J, is releasing the SEDASYS Computer-Assisted Personalized Sedation (CAPS) System in the U.S. market. The device is intended for delivery of propofol (1% (10 mg/mL) injectable emulsion) by non-anesthesiologist clinicians when performing colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedures. The technology allows administration of minimal to moderate amounts of propofol during upper and lower GI endoscopies and for monitoring of patient sedation. According to the company, only adult ASA class I and II patients are eligible to receive propofol via SEDASYS. The SEDASYS...
Source: Medgadget Anesthesiology - October 14, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Editors Tags: Anesthesiology GI Source Type: news

Do pediatric patients require endoscopy after ingesting a laundry pod?
3 out of 5 stars Laundry Detergent Pod Ingestions: Is There a Need for Endoscopy? Smith E et al. J Med Toxicol 2014 Sep;10(3):286-91 Abstract The authors never answer their title question definitively, but you wouldn’t expect that they’d be able to on the basis of this small case series and the limited data published to date. Ingestion of laundry detergent pod (LDP) ingredients can present with manifestations affecting a number of systems: Gastrointestinal Pulmonary Neurological Metabolic The paper presents 3 cases of pediatric LDP ingestion in patients ages 13 months to 3 years. Presenting sig...
Source: The Poison Review - September 8, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical caustic ingestion esophageal stricture laundry pod detergent Source Type: news

Are Gastroenterologists Scoping For Dollars On Medicare Patients?
Sometimes people flat out need cameras shoved down into their stomachs.  A long history of reflux disease, for example, could prompt a gastroenterologist to perform an “upper endoscopy”—to run a thin tube down the patient’s throat in order to view their esophagus and stomach and look for signs of serious illness.  Medicare has correctly decided that such upper endoscopies are valuable medical tests, and reimburse physicians relatively generously for performing them.  But what should Medicare do when gastroenterologists unnecessarily repeat these tests in patients who do not show signs...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 22, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel Source Type: news

Inappropriate Medicare Incentives Lead To Unnecessary Subspecialty Procedures
Sometimes people flat out need cameras shoved down into their stomachs.  A long history of reflux disease, for example, could prompt a gastroenterologist to perform an “upper endoscopy”—to run a thin tube down the patient’s throat in order to view their esophagus and stomach and look for signs of serious illness.  Medicare has correctly decided that such upper endoscopies are valuable medical tests, and reimburse physicians relatively generously for performing them.  But what should Medicare do when gastroenterologists unnecessarily repeat these tests in patients who do not show signs...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 22, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel Source Type: news

The Basics of Peptic Ulcers
Peptic ulcers can cause a variety of symptoms, and these vary from patient to patient. Some patients with ulcers have minimal, unusual, or even no symptoms at all. Others may have every symptom. This is why it is very important to consult your doctor if you have any concerns. It is important to understand the causes of peptic ulcers. In the past, it was believed stress and diet caused peptic ulcers. Later, researchers stated stomach acids (hydrochloric acid and pepsin) contributed to the majority of ulcer formation. Today, however, research shows that most ulcers develop as a result of infection with a bacterium called ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Basics of Hiatal Hernias
A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm, and up into the chest. This opening is called a esophageal hiatus or diaphragmatic hiatus. Approximately 50 percent of hiatal hernia patients don't experience any symptoms. For the other 50 percent of patients, the these hiatal hernia symptoms may occur. There are a number of contributing factors that can cause hiatal hernias. While some patients with a hernia hernia may also have GERD, GERD doesn't cause a hiatal hernia. Various tests can be used to diagnose a hiatal hernia, though the tests most often used are the bar...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Basics of Hiatal Hernias
A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm, and up into the chest. This opening is called a esophageal hiatus or diaphragmatic hiatus. Approximately 50 percent of hiatal hernia patients don't experience any symptoms. For the other 50 percent of patients, the these hiatal hernia symptoms may occur. There are a number of contributing factors that can cause hiatal hernias. While some patients with a hernia hernia may also have GERD, GERD doesn't cause a hiatal hernia. Various tests can be used to diagnose a hiatal hernia, though the tests most often used are the bar...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Basics of Peptic Ulcers
Peptic ulcers can cause a variety of symptoms, and these vary from patient to patient. Some patients with ulcers have minimal, unusual, or even no symptoms at all. Others may have every symptom. This is why it is very important to consult your doctor if you have any concerns. It is important to understand the causes of peptic ulcers. In the past, it was believed stress and diet caused peptic ulcers. Later, researchers stated stomach acids (hydrochloric acid and pepsin) contributed to the majority of ulcer formation. Today, however, research shows that most ulcers develop as a result of infection with a bacterium called ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endoscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, EGD)
Title: Endoscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, EGD)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - February 4, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

For Recalcitrant GERD Symptoms, Order 24-h pH/Imepdance Study
The symptom of regurgitation is generally less responsive to acid suppressants than heartburn. In the absence of red flag signs, however, upper endoscopy is not warranted. (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - September 20, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Chronic GERD and Intestinal Metaplasia: What Next?
Upper endoscopy demonstrates salmon colored tongues that extend 2 cm above the squamocolumnar junction in a 42-year-old man with chronic GERD. Biopsies reveal intestinal metaplasia without any dysplasia. What now? (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - August 19, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Recurrent Nausea and Vomiting: What Cause?
A 21-year-old college student has presented multiple times with nausea and vomiting during the last 4 years. Upper endoscopy showed residual food in the stomach. Cyclical vomiting syndrome? Something else? (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - August 15, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Esophageal Malfunction: Can You Name the Cause?
An ED visit for food impaction, a short history of solid food dysphagia, and, lately, the last person at the dinner table. See if upper endoscopy results help you make a diagnosis in this young man. (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - August 9, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dolly Parton: Suffering From GERD Faces Esophageal Cancer Scare
There have been reports that Dolly Parton has had surgery to treat her acid reflux disease because of a fear of developing esophageal cancer. It is reported that even though Dolly Parton has suffered from gastroesophageal reflux disease for several years, it was because she had a dramatic weight loss that the fear she had developed esophageal cancer crept in. A source reported the laparoscopic surgery was performed on June 4th to implant a device called a LINX. This device consists of a series of titanium beads, each with a magnetic core, connected together with titanium wires to form a ring shape. It is implanted around ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Basics of Hiatal Hernias
A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm, and up into the chest. This opening is called a esophageal hiatus or diaphragmatic hiatus. Approximately 50 percent of hiatal hernia patients don't experience any symptoms. For the other 50 percent of patients, the these hiatal hernia symptoms may occur. There are a number of contributing factors that can cause hiatal hernias. While some patients with a hernia hernia may also have GERD, GERD doesn't cause a hiatal hernia. Various tests can be used to diagnose a hiatal hernia, though the tests most often used are the bar...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Basics of Peptic Ulcers
Peptic ulcers can cause a variety of symptoms, and these vary from patient to patient. Some patients with ulcers have minimal, unusual, or even no symptoms at all. Others may have every symptom. This is why it is very important to consult your doctor if you have any concerns. It is important to understand the causes of peptic ulcers. In the past, it was believed stress and diet caused peptic ulcers. Later, researchers stated stomach acids (hydrochloric acid and pepsin) contributed to the majority of ulcer formation. Today, however, research shows that most ulcers develop as a result of infection with a bacterium called ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Capsule vs Conventional Endoscopy for Heartburn, DyspepsiaCapsule vs Conventional Endoscopy for Heartburn, Dyspepsia
Is conventional upper endoscopy as effective as capsule endoscopy in the assessment of both heartburn and dyspepsia? This new study compares the 2 procedures. Frontline Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news