Tag: GI

DiLumen Stabilizes Scopes Within Large Intestine to Help Avoid Surgeries: Now Approved in Europe

Lumendi, a company based in Buckinghamshire, England, won European regulatory approval for its DiLumen Endolumenal Interventional Platform (EIP). The one-time-use device fits over typical endoscopes to provide stability when visualizing, diagnosing, and treating conditions within the large intestine. It works by inflating two balloons that squ (Read more...)

MedCline Sleep System for Acid Reflux Cleared in Europe

The MedCline sleep assist device from Amenity Health, a San Diego, CA firm, won European regulatory approval to be marketed as a medical device for preventing acid reflux. We at Medgadget tried the MedCline ourselves and wrote a comprehensive review of the innovative product. The MedCline positions the sleeper in an inclined position, and thanks [& (Read more...)

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 […]