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Non-invasive test to diagnose EoE could replace need for repeated endoscopy

Non-invasive test to diagnose EoE could replace need for repeated endoscopy

A non-invasive test to diagnose and monitor an inflammatory disease that injures the esophagus - called eosinophilic esophagitis or EoE - would replace the need for repeated endoscopy for a growing number of children and adults with this relatively new condition. [More]
Scientists develop innovative technique to deliver cancer drugs deep into tumour cells

Scientists develop innovative technique to deliver cancer drugs deep into tumour cells

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have invented a new way to deliver cancer drugs deep into tumour cells. [More]
Flat adenomas may warrant keeping closer eye on patients at risk for colorectal cancer

Flat adenomas may warrant keeping closer eye on patients at risk for colorectal cancer

Being on the lookout for certain features of polyps may help physicians keep a closer eye on patients at risk for colorectal cancer. [More]
Home screening for bowel cancer: an interview with Deborah Alsina, Chief Executive of Bowel Cancer UK

Home screening for bowel cancer: an interview with Deborah Alsina, Chief Executive of Bowel Cancer UK

FIT (faecal immunochemical test) is a screening test for bowel cancer which detects hidden traces of blood in stools. It is now used in population screening around the world including Italy, The Netherlands, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Slovenia, Malta, Japan, parts of Canada, and Southeast Asia. [More]
3-D replica of teen’s skull helps surgeons remove rare, aggressive tumor

3-D replica of teen’s skull helps surgeons remove rare, aggressive tumor

What started as a stuffy-nose and mild cold symptoms for 15-year-old Parker Turchan led to a far more serious diagnosis: a rare type of tumor in his nose and sinuses that extended through his skull near his brain. [More]
UEG, ESGE outline first phase of recommendations to improve endoscopy quality standards across Europe

UEG, ESGE outline first phase of recommendations to improve endoscopy quality standards across Europe

Every year, tens of millions of individuals across Europe undergo endoscopic procedures to assist with the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal diseases. [More]
Fecal transplants transfer bacterial viruses that appear to be harmless to humans

Fecal transplants transfer bacterial viruses that appear to be harmless to humans

Communities of viruses can be transferred during fecal transplants, according to a study published this week in mBio, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Fortunately for patients who use this procedure, the viruses found to be transmitted in this study appear to be harmless to humans. [More]
Simple method to determine prevalence of celiac disease in children aged 2-4

Simple method to determine prevalence of celiac disease in children aged 2-4

Researchers from the University of Granada have developed a new, simple and non invasive method which allows to determine whether a child aged 2-4 suffers from celiac disease or not without the necessity of a blood extraction. [More]
Study finds no evidence of lactase deficiency specific to autistic children with GI symptoms

Study finds no evidence of lactase deficiency specific to autistic children with GI symptoms

Children with autism have no unique pattern of abnormal results on endoscopy or other tests for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, compared to non-autistic children with GI symptoms, reports a study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, official journal of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. [More]

Current DRG-based cost recovery system appears problematic for patients with complex disorders

A new study by researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin compares the true cost of treating patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease with costs recoverable under the current German DRG-based system. [More]
FUJIFILM Medical Systems receives FDA clearance for Synapse 5

FUJIFILM Medical Systems receives FDA clearance for Synapse 5

FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions, announced it has received FDA 510 (k) clearance for the sale and distribution of its most recent innovation in PACS technology, Synapse 5. [More]
Streamlined medical device integration with new XLMii LED fiber optic light source

Streamlined medical device integration with new XLMii LED fiber optic light source

Excelitas Technologies® Corp., a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, today unveiled the new XLMii™ LED Fiber Optic Light Source for medical applications. [More]
Post-operative colonoscopy can improve overall survival in colorectal cancer patients

Post-operative colonoscopy can improve overall survival in colorectal cancer patients

It is critically important that colorectal cancer patients undergo colonoscopy after surgery to ensure that they do not have a second colon cancer, and to find and remove any additional polyps. [More]
EndoChoice Holdings releases Lumos Adaptive Matrix Imaging system

EndoChoice Holdings releases Lumos Adaptive Matrix Imaging system

EndoChoice Holdings, Inc. announced the release of Lumos, a novel and proprietary imaging software system as part of the Fuse Full Spectrum Endoscopy platform. Scientists and engineers at EndoChoice created Lumos based upon Adaptive Matrix Imaging which analyzes and selectively enhances the vascularity, surface texture, and color of abnormal tissue, providing better clarity for physicians. [More]
Loyola offers multidisciplinary digestive health program

Loyola offers multidisciplinary digestive health program

Loyola University Health System now offers a multidisciplinary digestive health program to treat digestive tract and related medical conditions. Bipan Chand, MD, FACS, FASGE, FASMBS, and Neil Gupta, MD, MPH, are co-directors of the new program. [More]
Cantel Medical to buy Sterility Assurance Monitoring Products division of NAMSA for $13.5 million

Cantel Medical to buy Sterility Assurance Monitoring Products division of NAMSA for $13.5 million

CANTEL MEDICAL CORP., has entered into a definitive agreement with North American Science Associates, Inc. to acquire NAMSA's Sterility Assurance Monitoring Products division for $13.5 million in cash consideration. For the year ending December 31, 2015 this business had adjusted sales of $5.7 million. [More]
Certain ethnicities diagnosed with colorectal cancer at younger ages

Certain ethnicities diagnosed with colorectal cancer at younger ages

Even though the possibilities of colorectal cancer increases with age, a new study found that certain ethnicities are starting to be diagnosed with the condition at younger ages than ever before. [More]

Remaining Pentax Italia shares acquired by Pentax GmbH

PENTAX Europe GmbH has acquired the remaining stock of PENTAX Italia S.r.L. from Movi S.p.A. This further investment by PENTAX Europe GmbH into the Italian healthcare market strengthens PENTAX Medical’s position in Italy and will bring enhanced customer and professional education services to its Italian customers. [More]
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty treatment may offer new solution for obese patients

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty treatment may offer new solution for obese patients

In the fight against obesity, bariatric surgery is currently the most effective treatment; however, only 1 to 2 percent of qualified patients receive this surgery due to limited access, patient choice, associated risks and the high costs. A novel treatment method -- endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty -- might offer a new solution for obese patients. [More]
Chromoendoscopy superior to other surveillance methods in detecting dysplasia in IBD patients

Chromoendoscopy superior to other surveillance methods in detecting dysplasia in IBD patients

Chromoendoscopy is superior to random biopsy or white-light colonoscopy in detecting dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), according to a long-term surveillance study led by James F. Marion, MD, Professor of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Director of Education and Outreach at The Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital, published online in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. [More]
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