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Colonoscopy is widely embraced as the gold standard of colorectal cancer screening, but it is one of many tests designed to detect CRC. A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association examines the effects of flexible sigmoidoscopy on CRC incidence and mortality in Norway.
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. today announced that the FDA has granted tentative approval for UCERIS rectal foam for the induction of remission in patients with active mild-to-moderate distal ulcerative colitis extending up to 40cm from the anal verge. The foam is a rectally administered corticosteroid that overcomes treatment limitations associated with currently approved therapies which are often ineffective due to insufficient distribution of active drug to the distal colon.
A study in the latest issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology evaluates the effect of fiber supplementation on IBS. This approach had fallen out of favor until a recent resurgence, which was based on new randomized controlled trial data that suggested it might be effective.
The next speaker at the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan will give his prognosis on the future of medicine. Dr. Henry Beecher, a gastroenterologist, will address the club at 10 a.m. Sept.
Do the benefits outweigh the growing pressures of practicing in the gastroenterology field? Here are 19 things to know about GI compensation and satisfaction in 2014, according to a Medscape report. Income stability a Gastroenterologist salary rose 1.8 percent between 2013 and 2014, from $342,000 to $348,000.
The treatment of Crohn's disease is evolving. To help gastroenterologists better identify and manage their Crohn's disease patients, the American Gastroenterological Association has created a clinical decision tool to guide GIs in their decision-making process.
Abdul Basit By Fazeena Saleem DOHA: Some two percent of people screened in a random survey by Hamad Medical Corporation were diagnosed with hepatitis C viral infection. Among them 79 percent were Egyptian, 4.7 percent were Qatari, eight percent were Pakistani and eight percent were others.
Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Under healthcare reform, both payers and providers face significant pressure to reduce costs and ensure patients receive quality care. Rather than uphold antagonistic relations, progressive physicians and insurers have begun to work together to achieve this goal.
A doctor at Yorkville Endoscopy, the clinic where comedian Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest last month, is no longer practicing and is no longer head of the clinic, CBS 2 has learned. A spokesperson for the clinic spoke with CBS 2's Jessica Schneider Friday afternoon, releasing a statement that reads, "Dr. Cohen is not currently performing procedures at Yorkville Endoscopy; nor is he currently serving as medical director."
More importantly, WCE combined with mobile computing ensures rapid transmission of diagnostic data to hospitals and enables off-site senior gastroenterologists to offer timely decision making support." Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from , "However, during this WCE process, video data are produced in huge amounts, but only a limited amount of data is actually useful for diagnosis.
A study in this month's American Journal of Gastroenterology reports on the physician assessment and management of complex colon polyps. Dr Aziz Adam and colleagues from Illinois, USA presented as an oral presentation at Digestive Disease Week, May 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services leads the way in many areas of healthcare policy, including reimbursement. Here are 20 things for gastroenterologists to know about Medicare reimbursement in the GI field.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:00 am
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