Renewed Cleaning Efforts For Scopes Not Enough To Vanquish Bacteria

Rigorous cleaning practices don’t ensure that medical scopes are free of contamination, and many of these reusable devices have scratches and dents that could harbor blood, tissue and bacteria, a new study found. The seven-month study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, found that 12 of 20 gastroscopes and colonoscopes examined tested positive for bacterial growth, even after ...

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Research to Determine If Eating Broccoli Sprouts Can Help Reduce the Development of Cancerous Colon Tumors

Husson University announced today that two of their faculty members and a University of Michigan faculty member have received a $500,000 research award from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the United States Department of Agriculture (NIFA-USDA). The research funded by this award will be looking at the interactions between the natural chemical compounds found in broccoli sprouts ...

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AGA Launches New Patient App to Aid in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Monitoring and Education

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) today announced the launch of My IBD Manager, a new digital patient resource developed for the 1.6 million Americans living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and the doctors who treat them. This will be followed by the launch of an online clinical platform for health care professionals, ...

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Swallowable Alternative to Endoscopy for Barrett’s Esophagus Detection

A swallowable balloon device has been developed to obtain samples from the lower esophagus – samples which then undergo assay of combined CCNA1and VIM DNA methylation to detect Barrett’s esophagus metaplasia, according to a study published online January 17 in Science Translational Medicine. Helen R. Moinova, PhD, from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and colleagues developed a well-tolerated ...

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