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Colonoscopy, Technology and Techniques, Endoscopic Marking

A Quick Guide to Endoscopic Tattooing for GI Nurses
By GI Supply on October 21, 2014

INTRODUCTION: Gastroenterology and endoscopy nurses play a large role in the safety and efficiency of GI Endoscopy suites. This includes helping to educate staff on the importance of...

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Patient Education, Blog

Thinking About Patient Education? 3 Reasons You Need Patient Brochures
By GI Supply on October 7, 2014

INTRODUCTION Patient education has always been an important part of any office visit, but can pose a challenge once patients leave. Studies show that patients often forget verbal...

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Patient Education, Colonoscopy, MoonPants, Blog

How to Create a Culture of Empathy for Colonoscopy Patients
By GI Supply on September 23, 2014

INTRODUCTION: Whether they talk about it with their doctor or not, patients have plenty of fears and anxiety around colonoscopy procedures. Some of these fears may be considered minor to...

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Clinical Studies

Spot™ Endoscopic Marker
By GI Supply on November 26, 2013

“The exact location of the tumour is crucial for undertaking minimal invasive surgery.  This can be difficult because of the lack of tactile sensation and if size of lesion is small. ...

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Articles

Take the time to be more accurate.
By GI Supply on October 20, 2013

“The authors believe this tattooing method yields more accurate distal margins than can be obtained using standard methods. Confidence that the margin obtained will be oncologically...

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Safer than India Ink
By GI Supply on February 1, 2013

“It is reasonable to suspect that India Ink could produce an acute colitis…including direct toxic effect, indirect manipulation, and immune complex-mediated inflammatory response.” Gopal...

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See Now. See Later.
By GI Supply on October 1, 2012

“The advent of a prepackaged sterile carbon particle suspension (Spot, GI Supply, Camp Hill, PA) has greatly enhanced the accessibility and ease of use of endoscopic tattooing....

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Proven Safe
By GI Supply on October 30, 2010

The safety and efficacy of Spot were evaluated in a study of 113 patients…At operation, the tattoos were visible in all cases, and none of the resected specimens exhibited necrosis or...

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Sterile and Safe
By GI Supply on July 2, 2006

“Commercially available India Ink has been used by endoscopists to mark or tattoo lesions for subsequent surgery or endoscopy since 1975. A new endoscopic marker has been developed. It...

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