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New breath test could help diagnose oesophageal and gastric cancer in minutes

New breath test could help diagnose oesophageal and gastric cancer in minutes

Researchers have devised a breath test that can help doctors diagnose the early signs of oesophageal and gastric cancer in minutes. [More]

OmniVision introduces CameraChip sensor for medical and industrial applications

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced a new ultra-compact CameraChip sensor for medical and industrial applications. [More]
Vitamin D supplementation may affect intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn's disease

Vitamin D supplementation may affect intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn's disease

New research published in this month's edition of United European Gastroenterology journal suggests that supplementation with vitamin D may impact on the intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn's disease, and could have a role in the treatment of the condition. [More]
Percentage of female authorship in gastroenterology journals remains lower than expected

Percentage of female authorship in gastroenterology journals remains lower than expected

The percentage of U.S. female physician authors of original research in major gastroenterology journals has grown over time, yet the percentage of women in the senior author position remains lower than expected based on the proportion of female gastroenterologists in academia. [More]
Physicians Endoscopy and Garden State Endoscopy Center finalize joint venture relationship

Physicians Endoscopy and Garden State Endoscopy Center finalize joint venture relationship

Physicians Endoscopy , and the physician partners of Garden State Endoscopy Center, are pleased to announce on May 6th, 2015, the two organizations finalized a joint venture relationship. [More]
Only 50% of men can remember their last medical check-up, shows new national survey

Only 50% of men can remember their last medical check-up, shows new national survey

A new national survey about men and their cars, commissioned by Orlando Health, found that more than 80 percent of men could remember the make and model of their first car, but only about half could remember the last time they went to the doctor for a check-up. [More]
NGS mutational testing can help detect patients with Barrett's esophagus

NGS mutational testing can help detect patients with Barrett's esophagus

Barrett's esophagus (BE) develops in a subset of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and can increase the risk of developing cancer of the esophagus. Although periodic surveillance for cancer is recommended for BE patients, these examinations may fail to identify pre-cancerous dysplasia and early cancers. [More]
Portable microendoscope could eliminate need for costly biopsies for esophageal cancer patients

Portable microendoscope could eliminate need for costly biopsies for esophageal cancer patients

In a clinical study of patients in the United States and China, researchers found that a low-cost, portable, battery-powered microendoscope developed by Rice University bioengineers could eventually eliminate the need for costly biopsies for many patients undergoing standard endoscopic screening for esophageal cancer. [More]
Mayo Clinic researchers examine how human factors contribute to surgical errors

Mayo Clinic researchers examine how human factors contribute to surgical errors

Why are major surgical errors called "never events?" Because they shouldn't happen — but do. Mayo Clinic researchers identified 69 never events among 1.5 million invasive procedures performed over five years and detailed why each occurred. Using a system created to investigate military plane crashes, they coded the human behaviors involved to identify any environmental, organizational, job and individual characteristics that led to the never events. [More]
LSDF awards $2.9 million in funding to help commercialize major medical breakthroughs

LSDF awards $2.9 million in funding to help commercialize major medical breakthroughs

Celiac disease-safe wheat, premature infant pain detection, and new medicines to fight flu and cancer are among the ideas to receive $2.9 million in funding from Washington's Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF). [More]
Study explores how our intestinal tract changes as we age

Study explores how our intestinal tract changes as we age

Scientists and clinicians on the Norwich Research Park have carried out the first detailed study of how our intestinal tract changes as we age, and how this determines our overall health. [More]
Current menopausal hormone therapy users at increased risk of experiencing GI bleeding

Current menopausal hormone therapy users at increased risk of experiencing GI bleeding

Current users of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) are more than twice as likely than non-users to develop lower gastrointestinal bleeding and ischemic colitis, especially if they use the therapy for longer durations, according to a study at Digestive Disease Week 2015. [More]

MDLGI partners with top GI experts to expand most comprehensive gastroenterology test review service

MDLGI provides hospitals; gastroenterologists; surgeons; capsule endoscopy programs; GI clinics; as well as GERD, esophageal and reflux centers around the globe a unique ability allowing consultation with the world’s leading GI experts for detailed analyses of esophageal function testing... [More]
Patients want to take more active role in decision-making process, study finds

Patients want to take more active role in decision-making process, study finds

Patients faced with a choice of surgical options want to engage their physicians and take a more active role in decision-making, according to a study (abstract 567) released at Digestive Disease Week 2015. [More]
Live, multi-strain probiotic drink may benefit people with ulcerative colitis

Live, multi-strain probiotic drink may benefit people with ulcerative colitis

People with ulcerative colitis may benefit from taking the live, multi-strain probiotic drink, Symprove, to reduce intestinal inflammation, according to the results of a new study presented today at Digestive Disease Week 2015. [More]
Investing in new hepatitis C therapies may have significant economic impact

Investing in new hepatitis C therapies may have significant economic impact

While a new generation of safer, more effective oral medications to treat hepatitis C patients may cost tens of thousands of dollars for a 12-week regiment, investing in these new therapies could generate savings estimated at more than $3.2 billion annually in the U.S. and five European countries, according to a new study (abstract 228) released today at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2015. [More]
Olympus becomes exclusive distributor of Terumo's GLIDEWIRE Urologic Guidewire in the U.S.

Olympus becomes exclusive distributor of Terumo's GLIDEWIRE Urologic Guidewire in the U.S.

Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today that it has partnered with Terumo Corporation to be the exclusive distributor of the GLIDEWIRE Urologic Hydrophilic Coated Guidewire, a device cleared by the FDA for urological use. [More]

UEG survey identifies significant variation in current provision of endoscopy services across Europe

Successful implementation of pan-European colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programmes may be pushing endoscopy services to the limit, according to experts from United European Gastroenterology. [More]
Karl Storz installs the OR1 NEO® at Spire Harpenden Hopsital

Karl Storz installs the OR1 NEO® at Spire Harpenden Hopsital

When Spire Harpenden needed to increase its facilities in response to the ever-growing number of patients choosing the hospital for surgery, it approached KARL STORZ for its market-leading OR1 NEO® integrated operating theatre... [More]
Check-Cap announces Notice of Allowance from USPTO for endoscopy capsule technology

Check-Cap announces Notice of Allowance from USPTO for endoscopy capsule technology

Check-Cap Ltd., a clinical stage medical diagnostics company engaged in the development of a preparation-free ingestible imaging capsule that utilizes low-dose X-rays for the screening for colorectal cancer, today announced receipt of a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for patent application U.S. 13/825,018 entitled, "Estimation of Distances and Size of Lesions in the Colon with an Imaging Capsule." [More]
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