Ask the Mayo Mom: How and why endoscopy is used in children
Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to visually examine the digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube. An upper endoscopy examines the stomach, esophagus and small intestines. A colonoscopy, which is another type of endoscopy, is used to examine the rectum, large intestine and colon. In children, endoscopy can be used to look for causes of unexplained abdominal pain, to diagnose swallowing disorders or to identify conditions including… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 3, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Caustic ingestion in children treated at a tertiary centre in South Africa: can upper endoscopy be omitted in asymptomatic patients? - Ngobese A, Govender S, Peer N, Sheik-Gafoor MH.
PURPOSE: Considering that clinical presentation and gastrointestinal tract (GIT) injuries post-caustic ingestion vary in children, this study aims to establish whether a correlation exists between clinical presentation and endoscopic findings. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Postendoscopy Upper GI Cancers Common, Diagnosis Often Delayed Postendoscopy Upper GI Cancers Common, Diagnosis Often Delayed
Patients who develop upper gastrointestinal cancers within 3 years of esophagogastroduodenoscopy are less likely to present with ' alarm ' symptoms than patients whose upper GI cancers are detected at endoscopy, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 10, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AI System Improves Early Gastric Cancer Detection AI System Improves Early Gastric Cancer Detection
An artificial intelligence system was effective for real-time monitoring of endoscopic"blind spots" and improved detection of early gastric cancer during esophagogastroduodenoscopy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 28, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Upper Endoscopy May Reduce GI Cancer Mortality Upper Endoscopy May Reduce GI Cancer Mortality
The relatively high incidence of upper GI cancer among patients with GERD suggests benefit from even one endoscopy, according to the investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 22, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

AGA releases guideline on management of gastric intestinal metaplasia
(American Gastroenterological Association) This guideline will aid health care provider decision-making for patients who are undergoing upper endoscopy in North America (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Guideline Inclusion Could Open More Doors for WATS3D
CDx Diagnostics has some extra firepower behind the WATS3D diagnostic platform. The Suffern, NY-based company said the diagnostic has been included in the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s Standards of Practice Committee’s guideline for the screening and surveillance of Barrett’s esophagus. Since esophageal dysplasia is both highly focal and typically invisible, the effectiveness of upper endoscopy is widely recognized to be limited by the high rate of false-negative sampling error associated with standard 4-quadrant random biopsy. WATS3D, or Wide Area T...
Source: MDDI - October 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

New Monitoring System Reduces Blind Spots During Esophagogastroduodenoscopy New Monitoring System Reduces Blind Spots During Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
The new WISENSE monitoring system reduces blind-spot rates during esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), researchers from China report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

A Resident ’s Right to Appeal a Facility-Initiated Discharge
On May 12, 2016, Mrs. D was admitted to an acute care facility after she was found collapsed in her home, unresponsive, covered with melenic stool, and with dried blood around her mouth. She could not provide a history, and her daughter (her caregiver) was unavailable. She was noted to have possible upper gastrointestinal bleeding, rhabdomyolysis (from a fall), and a urinary tract infection (UTI). She was hydrated aggressively, and her rhabdomyolysis and kidney injury resolved. Her upper endoscopy examination showed severe esophagitis and Barrett ’s esophagus. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: William C. Wilson Tags: lEGAL iSSUEs Source Type: news

Breath test can save money and catch cancer early
This test is a cheaper and less invasive alternative to an upper endoscopy. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDx & #039;s WATS3D Highly Effective in Real World Setting
CDx Diagnostics said results from a recent multicenter prospective trial show the use of its WATS3D test increases the detection of both Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal dysplasia by more than 80%. The results were published in the latest issue of United European Gastroenterology Journal and featured in the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE’s) Scope Tech Talk Video Series. The trial was conducted at 25 community-based gastrointestinal (GI) centers across the U.S. In the study, 4,203 patients were tested for esophageal disease. The findings show that with the inclusion of WATS3D overall detection ...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Design News Source Type: news

Upper endoscopy
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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