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    Smart Pill Breakthrough for IBS Sufferers

    There has been a massive breakthrough in the monitoring and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that affects many sufferers on a daily basis. The breakthrough comes in the form of a new “smart pill” which patients swallow to allow the activities of the digestive system to be analysed as the pill moves […]

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    NHS Not Meeting Recommended Waiting Times

    Last week it was reported that an increasing number of patients are not receiving diagnostic tests within the NHS’s recommended waiting times. The tests, which include x-rays, ultrasounds, colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies, amongst others, are all aimed at detecting disease, disorder and injury, and if not carried out swiftly could  significantly impact on the patient’s prognosis. […]

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    October GRS Census

    Despite the unusual bout of warm weather we have sneaked into the month of October, which means the Global Rating Scale (GRS) census is now open for units to complete their assessments. The GRS is a tool that enables units to assess how well they provide a patient-centred service. It is a web-based assessment tool […]

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    The Latest on Ingestible Capsule Endoscopes

    Last year, Olympus and Siemens announced a partnership to create a magnetically guided endoscope capsule. The patient swallows the capsule and then a joystick paired with a magnetic field maneuvers the capsule. Once in place, cameras at both ends of the capsule transmit to a viewer. A feasibility study by the Institut Arnault Tzanck in […]

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    Happy Birthday Capsule Endoscopy!

    As we come to the end of August it seems only right that we celebrate this month marking the 10-year anniversary of the FDA approving the use of capsule endoscopy technology. The Mayo Clinic in Arizona was among the first medical centers in the U.S. to perform examinations of the small bowel using the pioneering “pill camera” technology and […]