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November 25th, 2019
Acute gastrointestinal bleeding can be a difficult and challenging condition. Cook is constantly testing and evaluating the efficacy and safety of our products, like the Hemospray® Endoscopic Hemostat, which creates a mechanical barrier over bleeding sites. As you will see…

October 31st, 2019
GI bleeds can be a challenging clinical scenario for attending healthcare professionals. Our device, Hemospray, is used for hemostasis in the GI tract. Dr. John Morris of Glasgow Royal Infirmary shares his recent experience where Hemospray was used to successfully…

October 3rd, 2019
Cook Medical is proud to be a long-time supporter of United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week. Now in its 27th year, the event regularly draws over 12,000 participants who are interested in the research and clinical management of digestive diseases. If…

September 4th, 2019
This clinical case video features a patient with advanced pancreatic cancer requiring celiac plexus neurolysis for pain management. The patient had received a duodenal and a biliary stent previously. In addition, a definitive diagnosis had not yet been obtained so…

July 1st, 2019
Flourish Pediatric Esophageal Atresia Device Flourish was created to give doctors a minimally invasive alternative to surgery when treating esophageal atresia – a congenital birth defect which occurs in about 1 in every 2,500 newborns¹. Using rare earth magnets, Flourish…

March 13th, 2019
[caption id="attachment_2878" align="alignright" width="300"] Kenneth L. Koch, MDProfessor & Chief, Section on Gastroenterology & HepatologyWake Forest School of MedicineWinston-Salem, NC[/caption]March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and I would like take this occasion to share some thoughts with you about…

March 5th, 2019
Colorectal cancer (CRC), often referred to as colon cancer, develops in the colon or the rectum (known as the large bowel or large intestine). CRC usually develops slowly over many years when a noncancerous (benign) adenoma or polyp (abnormal growth)…

February 6th, 2019
Contributed by Dr. M. Fuad Azrak [caption id="attachment_3170" align="alignright" width="200"] M. Fuad AzrakMD, MPHBeaumont Health Wayne, MI[/caption]Presentation and diagnosis A 57-year-old patient was recently diagnosed with rectal adenocarcinoma and was referred for rectal ultrasound for staging. Fiducial markers placement was…

November 26th, 2018
Learn more from the multi-disciplinary cancer team at the University of Michigan Health System as they continue to discuss their approach to the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer. This week’s videos focus on surgical, radiation therapy, and stenting options…

November 19th, 2018
Did you know that November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month? The incidence and mortality rates for this aggressive disease have been rising steadily for the last few decades. It’s time for us to act. Help us raise awareness and education…

November 1st, 2018
November 15th is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day and once again Cook Medical employees are helping to bring attention to this difficult-to-diagnose and often-deadly disease. All month, we will be raising awareness across multiple Cook communication channels and our people will…

October 17th, 2018
A 58-year-old patient with hepatitis C presented to the ER with a one-month history of dull, upper abdominal pain. Physical examination revealed jaundice, pallor, upper abdominal tenderness, and hepatomegaly. Lab findings were as follows: hemoglobin 9 g/dl, alkaline phosphatase 280…

October 5th, 2018
Gastrointestinal bleeding can be challenging, requiring fast decision-making and efficient tools to achieve effective results. To help clinicians meet that challenge, Cook Medical launched Hemospray, an advanced treatment option for patients suffering from non-variceal bleeding in the GI tract. Hemospray…

September 18th, 2018
When facing any GI bleed, the more simple and effective treatment options you have, the better your patient outcomes can be. That’s why, for over 30 years, Cook has given you a wide variety of easy-to-use, efficient hemostasis options. From…

June 22nd, 2018
As Cook Medical celebrates 20 years of innovation in the field of endoscopic ultrasound, we want to take a moment to reflect on the developments in medicine that led to this unique modality and Cook’s role in leading EUS innovations.…

June 12th, 2018
We’re excited to announce that we are now able to offer US clinicians and their patients the Hemospray Endoscopic Hemostat—a hemostasis treatment option for critical GI bleeds. This revolutionary treatment modality, which has been making a clinical impact internationally since…

May 17th, 2018
ASGE Learning Center Industry Hands-On Demonstration Area Hemostasis and EMR Solutions with Guest Faculty We are looking forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C. at DDW June 2nd-5th. Below is our schedule for the ASGE Learning Center, where we will…

May 3rd, 2018
We always look forward to gastroenterology meetings. They are a great opportunity not only to showcase the latest advances in our field, but also to meet with you face to face. We look forward to getting acquainted or reacquainted with…

April 26th, 2018
In this series, we meet members of the Endoscopy team from different regions around the world. This month we talk to Yoshi, our regional manager for Cook Medical in Japan. 1. What is your current position with Cook Medical and…

March 26th, 2018
As we celebrate the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) GI Nurses and Associates Week, we would like to acknowledge GI nurses and associates everywhere. We thank each and every one of you for your passion and commitment to…

February 28th, 2018
March is here and with it comes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. We believe that colorectal cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer - if it's caught early enough. That's why patients need to be informed about things…

December 21st, 2017
Every year, the major GI meetings continue to attract huge numbers of attendees and we were delighted again this year to participate in one of the world’s most prestigious congress— UEG Week. The large crowds and incisive research reflects the…

December 6th, 2017
At this joyous time of year, we all reflect on the things we are grateful for. One of the things for which we are most thankful is our relationship with you. Our mission has always been to help you care…

November 21st, 2017
Pancreatic cancer. Being the Endoscopy division of Cook Medical, pancreatic cancer is something that we are very familiar with. We know the ins and outs of symptoms, treatment options, and up- and-coming technology. But recently, we were reminded that what…

October 24th, 2017
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, UEG Week 2017 is expected to attract up to 13,000 participants from across the world to beautiful Barcelona for discussions and demonstrations of the latest advances in research and clinical management of digestive diseases. Visit Cook…

September 22nd, 2017
In this series, we meet members of the Endoscopy team from different regions around the world. This month we talk to Jay, our regional manager for Cook Medical in Southeast Asia. 1. What is your current position with Cook Medical…

July 31st, 2017
In this series, we meet members of the Endoscopy team from different regions around the world. This month we talk to Samson, our regional manager for Cook Medical in China and Hong Kong. 1. What is your current position with…

July 20th, 2017
[caption id="attachment_2472" align="alignright" width="300"] The Cook book project, initiated by Keith, Senior Product Manager for Cook's Endoscopy division, was widely embraced by his colleagues and other Cook Medical employees in Ireland.[/caption] With over 520 copies sold and €5200 raised for…

July 5th, 2017
Indication for Procedure [caption id="attachment_2549" align="alignright" width="198"] Michael Hünerbein, MD[/caption] The laparoscopic resection of colorectal carcinomas are, more and more, replacing open surgery. This minimally invasive method shows equal oncological results with less perioperative pain, a better cosmetic result and…

June 8th, 2017
Introduction [caption id="attachment_2329" align="alignright" width="195"] Klaus Mönkemüller, MD, PhD, FASGE[/caption] The word “stent” originates from the name of Dr. Charles Stent, an English dentist who developed a “prosthesis” made from natural latex (Gutta-percha, a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia)…

May 26th, 2017
[caption id="attachment_2010" align="alignright" width="191"] 1:1 TorqueabilityThe Acrobat 2—available in both straight and angled tip versions—gives you 1:1 torqueability for precise wire guide rotation when needed for selective cannulation and navigation of the ducts.[/caption] Because ERCP cases can range from routine…

May 2nd, 2017
We always look forward to gastroenterology meetings. They are a great opportunity not only to showcase the latest advances in our field, but also to meet with you face to face. We look forward to getting acquainted or reacquainted with…

March 27th, 2017
Country Music Artist Wade Hayes Has Used His Battle with Stage IV Colon Cancer to Inspire and Inform Others. by Jennifer Sellers “We’ll know something Thursday. That’s what the doctors said. We’ll see what we’re dealing with. We’ll see how…

March 16th, 2017
Cook cares about raising awareness of Colon Cancer; join us in raising awareness of this disease. Share this infographic!!

February 28th, 2017
Cook cares about raising awareness of Colon Cancer; join us in raising awareness of this disease. Share this infographic!!

December 5th, 2016
In this series we meet members of the Endoscopy team from different countries throughout Asia Pacific. This month we talk to John, our Regional Manager for South Korea and Taiwan. 1. What is your current position with Cook Medical and…

October 11th, 2016
We are actively preparing for the upcoming UEG Week 2016. Now in its 24th year, the event is expected to attract thousands of attendees to the Austria Center Vienna who are interested in the latest advances in digestive disease research…

October 5th, 2016
[youtube zNMvV1htio0?rel=0] Cook Medical’s Endoscopy division wouldn’t be what it is today without Marsha Dreyer. Her passion for gastrointestinal medicine began when she was a technician for some of the world’s earliest interventional endoscopists. She went on to become an…

September 26th, 2016
Our Cook Medical team always looks forward to gastroenterology conferences. They not only offer a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest advances, but also give us a priceless opportunity to meet with so many of you face-to-face. We’re…

September 1st, 2016
Cook Medical's Vista Education and Training Programs focus on best practices in using innovative techniques and technologies designed to improve patient care. Led by physician and nurse experts, these opportunities offer discussion of procedural techniques and hands-on device sessions featuring…

June 7th, 2016
It was great seeing so many of you at DDW in San Diego! This meeting is always a wonderful time to catch up and to explore our shared vision for the future of patient care in our field. It is…

May 24th, 2016
[brightcove 4879209636001]   Every successful company needs at least one visionary. Cook’s Endoscopy Division was lucky enough to have two. See the fascinating story of how Bill Cook and Don Wilson partnered with prominent clinicians to create Cook Medical’s Endoscopy…

May 17th, 2016
Cook Medical Booth #605 Endoscopic Clipping with Instinct™ Your Clinical Solution SUNDAY, MAY 22   1:00 - 1:30 pm 2:00 - 2:30 pm Miguel Ordonez, MD Rockwood Clinic Spokane, WA MONDAY, MAY 23   11:45 - 12:15 pm 12:45 -…

May 17th, 2016
ASGE Learning Center Industry Hands-On Demonstration Area Instinct and Duette Hands-on Training with Guest Faculty SATURDAY, MAY 21   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Rishi Pawa, MD Director, Advanced Endoscopy Innovation and Education Wake Forest School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC…

April 19th, 2016
We are very excited to announce our Strategic Business Unit (SBU) leader, Barry Slowey has been promoted to President of Cook Medical Winston-Salem and Cook Medical's Endoscopy Division! Barry started with Cook back in 1996 as the European marketing manager…

April 13th, 2016
Incorporating extensive feedback provided by clinicians, we now offer you our latest developments in needle flexibility and sampling capability, tailored to you and your pathologist’s needs and heavily supported by published study data. The EchoTip Ultra and EchoTip ProCore needles…

March 21st, 2016
[brightcove 4803846165001]   Cynthia Gomez is crafty. She can take everyday, household items and create art or recycle old materials into something functional. Cynthia is also a GI technician at the VA Hospital in Houston, Texas, and recently she used…

March 17th, 2016
[youtube Orfi2912wJo 620]   Can a single individual transform the practice of medicine? Colleagues of Norman Marcon, a professor and prominent Toronto gastroenterologist, say the answer is a resounding “yes.” At the time that Prof. Marcon entered the medical profession,…

February 10th, 2016
A new global design standard from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for medical tubing connectors is currently being applied to enteral feeding devices in the marketplace. In this issue of The Channel, we speak with Tom Hancock, a founder…

February 4th, 2016
Euro EUS, the leading European congress for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), will be held at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille, France, April 14-15 and Cook Medical is delighted to once again be a congress partner. The president for Euro EUS…

December 10th, 2015
[youtube fpzLfelxBsk] Cook Medical’s Vista Education and Training Programs focus on best practices in using Cook products, advanced techniques and innovative technologies designed to improve patient care. Each year Cook Medical offers thousands of sessions around the globe for training…

November 23rd, 2015
Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical’s Endoscopy clinical division announces the introduction of the latest addition to the EchoTip ProCore® product line, the EchoTip ProCore 20 gage needle with ReCoil Stylet™. This needle’s flexible design allows physicians to obtain histological samples…

November 6th, 2015
Collaboration among several endoscopic ultrasound centers in the UK has led to significant improvements in how practitioners are diagnosing and staging pancreatic cancers, reports Harriet Gordon, MD, a consultant gastroenterologist with the Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust. In a recent article…

October 30th, 2015
You can help right now with your Likes, Shares and Retweets! Please help us raise awareness of pancreatic cancer by sharing some vital information with your family, friends and colleagues. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death…

September 23rd, 2015
The EchoTip ProCore® High Definition Ultrasound Biopsy Needle introduced by Cook Medical has become a game changer for gastrointestinal physicians and their patients. With a hollowed-out notch at the tip, the device allows clinicians to potentially retrieve larger tissue samples…

August 26th, 2015
I was delighted to be in attendance at two important—and stimulating—meetings in recent months. During Euro EUS 2015 I experienced the excellent faculty and the great new facilities at Paoli Calmettes Institut in Marseille, France. Almost 300 attendees from 45…

August 25th, 2015
Ongoing clinical research: An update Clinical studies are key to bringing more innovative treatment options to patients and physicians around the world. That’s why Cook Medical makes it a priority to remain actively involved in clinical reseach. There are currently…

June 24th, 2015
Cook Medical has led the EUS field by collaborating with practicing endosonographers who require devices with ever-advancing clinical capabilities. It began with the first contoured handle on the market, followed by patented, high-definition dimpling technology for enhanced needle visualization. Recently,…

May 29th, 2015
Every year nearly 6 million people die from tobacco-related illness, which is the single most preventable cause of death globally. On May 31, please help Cook spread the word about the World Health Organization’s “World No Tobacco Day.” This is…

May 13th, 2015
Several thought-provoking clinical presentations will feature abstracts involving Cook Medical products during Digestive Disease Week (DDW®) 2015, May 16-19 in Washington, DC. Click on the abstracts below to explore interesting new data on the EchoTip ProCore® HD Ultrasound Biopsy Needle…

May 5th, 2015
DDW is an important meeting for us every year. It’s one of the best opportunities for us to engage with you, and we always look forward to hearing from the best and brightest in digestive disease. This year, based on…

May 4th, 2015
[caption id="attachment_1060" align="alignright" width="300"] Peter Cotton and Claude Ligoury[/caption] One of the interviews included in the second volume of the special edition of The Channel, celebrating 40 years of Interventional ERCP, was between Dr. Peter Cotton and Dr. Claude Liguory.…

April 22nd, 2015
EURO EUS 2015—held in Marseilles, France, April 23-24—is the leading European congress for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and Cook Medical Endoscopy is delighted to be a congress partner. For two days, live courses will be streamed from the Paoli Calmette Institute…

April 1st, 2015
It is more important than ever to keep up with—and stay ahead of—fast-developing procedural trends and technologies in the field of GI endoscopy. That's why we created The Channel newsletter. Here you will find relevant, reliable and accessible information on…

March 13th, 2015
[caption id="attachment_893" align="alignright" width="200"] Felice H. Schnoll-Sussman, MDJay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal HealthNew York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center[/caption] The month of March, which many know as colon cancer awareness month is here, but colon cancer does not affect people…

November 13th, 2014
This week, we’ve launched a new YouTube channel that features exclusive video from our Endoscopy division. Our channel will include endoscopy-related procedural and product education, clinical case videos, and updates on the latest innovations from Cook Medical. For easy navigation…

June 25th, 2014
Dr. John Morris, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, discusses how to overcome challenging anatomy while treating a GI bleed. [brightcove 3629427176001]   Dr. John Morris Glasgow Royal Infirmary 2:20 Dr. David Carr-Locke, Beth Israel Medical Center, discusses preferred treatment modalities for various types of…

June 23rd, 2014
Dr. Alan Barkun, McGill University Health Centre, discusses GI bleeding, specifically treatment of bleeding ulcers. [brightcove 3629425979001]   Dr. Alan Barkun McGill University Health Centre 1:09

June 10th, 2014
[brightcove 3617132569001]   Case History A 45-year-old patient who underwent a Nissen fundoplication six years prior for gastroesophageal reflux disease had heartburn symptoms for 20 years. On endoscopy, the patient’s Barrett’s disease demonstrated a long segment (Prague Criteria C9M10) without…

June 9th, 2014
Several thought-provoking clinical presentations featured abstracts involving Cook Medical products during Digestive Disease Week (DDW®) 2014, May 3-6 in Chicago. Click on the abstracts below to explore interesting new data from innovative applications of the EchoTip ProCore® HD Ultrasound Biopsy…

June 4th, 2014
Hemostasis: The cessation of bleeding via mechanical or chemical means. Hemostasis is most commonly achieved by two mechanisms, tamponade and coagulation. Examples of the tamponade mechanism of hemostasis include tourniquets, clipping, and cyanoacrylate sealants. Examples of the coagulation mechanism include thrombin,…

May 28th, 2014
Dr. D. Nageshwar Reddy, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India Tobacco increases the risk of GI disease by five-fold in people under the age of 50 and doubles the risk for those over-60. The prevention of children and adolescents from…

May 28th, 2014
Dr. Wu Qi, Chief Physician, Endoscopy Center of Peking University Cancer Hospital, Beijing, China There are more than 1400 ingredients within cigarettes. Smoking cigarettes causes smoke which contains more than 40 different substances that cause cancers, and more than 10…

April 24th, 2014
The Instinct™ Endoscopic Hemoclip is now available to gastroenterologists in major global markets. The clip is used to stop gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding, which is a condition that can be challenging to treat because of the variations among bleeds. The…

March 7th, 2014
Today, Cook Medical employees participated in “Dress in Blue Day!” Every year, the Colon Cancer Alliance encourages anyone and everyone to wear blue on March 7th as a way to raise awareness for colon cancer. Awareness is one of the…

December 12th, 2013
Expandable metal biliary stents are currently used to treat biliary tract obstruction. Malignant biliary obstruction can be caused by direct tumor infiltration, extrinsic compression, adjacent inflammation, desmoplastic reaction from tumors or, more commonly, a combination of more than one of…

November 19th, 2013
Background The first description of a clip used in gastrointestinal endoscopy was by Hayashi and colleagues more than 35 years ago in Japan in 19751 but it was Prof. Soehendra and his group in Hamburg, Germany, 20 years ago, who helped…

October 18th, 2013
Whether treating strictures in the biliary tract, duodenum, colon or esophagus, the Evolution family of stents gives you the unique ability to deploy, recapture and/or reposition the stent. Unlike with other systems, Evolution stents do not jump during deployment, giving…

February 1st, 2013
[brightcove 1678942313001]   Jacques JGHM Bergman; MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Director of Endoscopy, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands Michael J. Bourke, MD Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney Sydney, Australia 6:59 Click here for more information on Duette™…
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