Global Gastrointestinal Devices Market Research by Kalorama Information24 Jan 2012 • by Natalie Aster
There are many disposable items available for use in gastrointestinal procedures including endoscopes, sheaths, trocars etc. These products provide a certainty of absolute sterility.
However, hospitals and ambulatory care centers are opting for reusable and reposable devices as a cost containment measure. The key with these items is how often they are being used. If they are used routinely as seen in hospital outpatient surgery rooms or ambulatory care surgery centers, disposable items could be expensive and not recoverable in reimbursement. However, in a physician’s office where the procedure is not done all the time, disposable products might be the way to go. Disposable manufacturers have certainly felt the revenue pinch over the past two years as the healthcare industry in general has been cutting costs to pare down their budgets.
According to the report “World Market for Gastrointestinal Devices” by Kalorama Information, malignant tumors of the stomach may be present for a long time and may have spread to adjacent organs before any distressing symptoms occur. The tumor may grow to large dimensions without obstructing the lumen of the stomach simply because the lumen itself is so large. The mean interval from onset of symptoms to consultation with a physician may be as long as six months. This long delay is largely attributed to the vague, intermittent abdominal distress experienced by the individual.
World Market for Gastrointestinal Devices
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Stomach cancer can occur in any part of the stomach. In the past, cancers of the pyloric antral region were most common. Recently, there has been an increase in the incidence of proximal gastric cancer. Tumors located at the cardia and fundus is associated with a poor prognosis. These tumors typically infiltrate rapidly to the surrounding tissue, the regional lymph nodes and the liver. The individual with tumor growth along the lesser curvature has a better survival rate.
Some ulcers may not have many signs or symptoms. Others may have symptoms of a burning gnawing pain in the upper middle of the abdomen and through to the back. This pain can is usually worse at night, in the morning or on an empty stomach. It can last from several minutes to several hours, and sometimes be relieved by antacids, vomiting or eating. Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite or loss of weight.
More information can be found in the report “World Market for Gastrointestinal Devices” by Kalorama Information.
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