Improving key diagnostic measures for gastrointestinal disorders

With no laboratory test available to diagnose functional gastrointestinal disorders, proper diagnostic criteria are critical for clinicians to make an accurate determination of what ails their patients. Several University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers played a key role in crafting diagnostic criteria and patient questionnaires for the Rome Foundation, an international nonprofit aimed at improving the lives of ...

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Mobile app for gastrointestinal patients developed

A Coimbatore city-based hospital has developed an informative mobile application for the benefit of gastrointestinal patients. The features of the app include descriptive videos to help understand the various laparoscopic surgeries, one touch call and e-mail facility, with time saving easy access to reach  gastroenterologists during emergencies, Chairman and Chief Laparoscopic Surgeon of Gateway Clinics, K Sendhil Kumar said in ...

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After endoscopy, Siddaganga Mutt seer walks out of hospital

The 109-year-old seer of Siddaganga Mutt, who underwent endoscopy at a city hospital, was discharged and he walked out of the hospital on Saturday evening. Shivakumara Swami diagnosed with jaundice, pancreatitis and blockage in the bile duct, did not use a wheelchair while getting admitted or after being discharged, said doctors attending on him at the BGS Global Hospitals. The ...

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FDA clears Auris Surgical’s robotic endoscopy system

Auris Surgical Robotics has been flying under the radar, billing itself only as a “company based in Silicon Valley.” Founded by robotic surgery vet Dr. Frederic Moll, the company has won an FDA clearance for a robotic endoscopy system, which can potentially be used as a diagnostic or surgical tool. The FDA cleared the device, dubbed ARES, or Auris Robotic ...

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