Tag: endoscopy

Managing Early Complications After Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery

The American Gastroenterological Association recently published a clinical practice update concerning endoscopic evaluation and management of early complications after bariatric/metabolic surgery. The seven best practice...

Thermal Ablation May Reduce Residual, Recurrent Adenomas

Thermal ablation of the defect margin after endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR-T) is associated with reduced recurrence in the treatment of large (≥20-mm) nonpedunculated colorectal polyps...

Surprising Percentage of Biopsy Samples Retained in GI Endoscopes

Researchers examining GI endoscopes after colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) procedures found a “startingly high” rate of retained biopsy samples in the endoscope accessory channel or...

New Oral Protein Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis

A plant-based fusion protein is safe and effective for inducing favorable immune modulation in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis with no immune suppression–side...

Swallowable Capsule-Camera Instead of Endoscopy: Now in Patients

A miniature camera the size of a capsule that is swallowed and that then transmits images of the inside of the gut can reveal cancer...

A Case of an Underdiagnosed Condition?

A 46-year-old North Carolina man, who was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, vehemently denied consuming alcohol. When he refused to take a breathalyzer...

FDA Clears Device to Remove Dead Pancreatic Tissue

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the EndoRotor System (Interscope, Inc) for removal of necrotic tissue in patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis...

Colonoscopy Patients May Get Hit With a ‘Surprise Bill’

A colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer should be covered by commercial health insurance, but a new study reports that some patients receive a ‘surprise’ bill....

Surge in Colonoscopies May Tax Resources After COVID-19 Delays

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An expected surge in the number of people seeking colonoscopy after...

Gastroenterology Groups Map a Return to Elective Endoscopy

In contrast, the ACG decision tree calls for N95 or elastomeric masks in areas of high prevalence even with a negative test and a...

Will Coronavirus Restrictions Lead to More Advanced Cancers?

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 22, 2020 — My pathology lab once faced a daily flood of colon polyps, pap smears,...

No Benefit Seen for Rushing Endoscopy in Some High-Risk GI Patients

(Reuters Health) – Performing endoscopy during the first six hours after a patient with gastrointestinal bleeding is handed off to a specialist does not lower...