The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to the invendoscopy E200 system

The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to the invendoscopy E200 system, which includes the first and only sterile, single-use colonoscope, the manufacturer announced. The disposable invendoscope SC200 (invendo medical) eliminates the need for scope reprocessing, which is costly, time consuming and carries a risk for microbial cross-contamination between patients, according to the press release. “Our one-of-a-kind technology provides a platform ...

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Stryker’s Endoscopy division acquires Ivy Sports Medicine

Stryker’s Endoscopy division announced today it has acquired Ivy Sports Medicine, LLC, whose portfolio is comprised of a comprehensive minimally invasive meniscal repair platform. The addition of Ivy Sports Medicine’s portfolio enables Stryker to provide customers with a complete meniscal platform to better serve their patients. The portfolio includes the only FDA-approved collagen meniscus implant (CMI®) on the market, a ...

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Modified rye bread helps patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often concerned that certain foods may trigger or worsen their symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation. In a new study, patients who ate rye bread that was low in so-called “FODMAPs” (fermentable oligo- di- and mono-saccharides and polyols) experienced milder IBS symptoms than patients who ate normal rye bread. Patients ...

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Molecule prevents effect of chemotherapy

Danish researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University are behind a possible breakthrough in the treatment of colorectal cancer. Annually about 2000 Danish patients with colorectal cancer are treated with chemotherapy. Today, a range of different chemotherapeutic regimens are available. However, deciding which regimen to use is not easy. Unfortunately, it is currently impossible to predict which regimen will ...

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Olympic stomach upsets — leaky gut symdrome?

A number of competitors at the Rio Olympics have reported stomach problems. Team GB officials have denied that athletes have fallen victim to food poisoning at the Olympic athletes’ village in Rio, despite a number complaining of upset stomachs. Professor Raymond Playford, a gastro-intestinal expert and Professor of Medicine from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, suggests that ...

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