Gastroenterology

Q&A: Functional dyspepsia can significantly affect quality of life

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have dealt with digestive issues for much of my 30s. Ulcers run in my family. My doctor said that while I could have an ulcer, testing could determine if it is functional dyspepsia. What is the difference, ...

Oncology & Cancer

New guidelines for pancreatic cancer screening

By the year 2030, pancreatic cancer is expected to become the second most common cause of cancer deaths for both men and women in the United States, according to recent reports. While considered uncommon, inherited gene mutations ...

Gastroenterology

New recommendations for harmartomatous polyposis syndrome

Gastrointestinal hamartomatous polyposis syndromes are rare, hereditary disorders associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. The U.S. Multisociety Task Force on Colorectal Cancer has released new guidance for ...

Radiology & Imaging

Intestinal ultrasound informs management of IBD

(HealthDay)—Point-of-care (POC) intestinal ultrasound (IUS) affects clinical decision-making in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and could reduce the need for endoscopy or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to ...

Radiology & Imaging

Ultrasound detects ulcerative colitis disease activity

(HealthDay)—A new ulcerative colitis intestinal ultrasound (UC-IUS) index shows strong correlation with endoscopy for detection of disease activity, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Crohn's ...

Surgery

Guidelines issued for endoscopy of surgically altered bowel

(HealthDay)—In a consensus guideline issued by the Global Interventional Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group and published in the June 1 issue of The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, recommendations are presented for ...

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Endoscopy

Endoscopy (pronounced /ɛnˈdɒskəpi/) means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an endoscope (pronounced /ˈɛndəskoʊp/), an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike most other medical imaging devices, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ. Endoscopy can also refer to using a borescope in technical situations where direct line of-sight observation is not feasible.

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