Tag: GI

Cook’s Hemospray FDA Approved for Gastrointestinal Bleeds

Cook Medical‘s Hemospray has been approved by the FDA for performing hemostasis during endoscopic procedures within the GI tract. It uses the firm’s unique inorganic powder as the active agent, which turns into a gel when it meets blood. The gel stays put and keeps the blood from passing through the treatment area. Since heat […]

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MedCline Reflux Relief System: A Medgadget Product Review

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic medical condition that occurs when the acidic stomach contents regularly move backwards into the esophagus, irritating its delicate lining. It is a very common condition, and it is estimated that the disease affects around 20 percent of the U.S. population. Not only do patients with GERD suffer fr (Read more...)

Pure-Vu Pre-Colonoscopy Colon Cleansing System EU Cleared

MOTUS GI, an Israeli firm, received European CE Mark of approval for its Pure-Vu colon cleansing system, designed to alleviate the necessity to fast and making sure the colon can be clearly examined. The technology can be important because many patients go in for a colonoscopy without properly cleansing their bowels, resulting in difficulty for [&h (Read more...)

New Electronic Pill Monitors Gas Contents of Guts

The goings on deep inside our guts are still very much shrouded in mystery. The mystery arises partially from the fact that it’s hard to sample the gasses that exist inside our bowels. Much of our knowledge about the gaseous content of the GI system really comes from stool samples and when the guts are […]

Electronic Pills Powered by Gastric Acid to Guarantee Compliance: Interview with etectRx President & CEO Harry Travis

Patients are constantly lectured on the importance of taking their medications as directed. Yet, a disturbingly low adherence across patient populations remains a major challenge for clinicians, insurance and pharma companies, and of course the patients themselves. New technologies are coming out that are trying to solve this problem, and one of th (Read more...)

Swallowable Flexible Sensor to Detect Stomach Movements

Scientists at MIT have developed a flexible sensor that patients can swallow. The sensor sticks to the stomach wall and can relay information about stomach peristalsis. This could help doctors to diagnose disorders that slow down the movement of food through the gastrointestinal tract, or monitor food intake in obese patients. The research team wan (Read more...)