At Medtronic, our mission is to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. Join us in leading a proactive approach to GI care.
In the U.S., care and management of digestive diseases and cancers cost billions of dollars every year in direct and indirect costs.([FOOTNOTE=Everheart J, Ruhl C. Burden of digestive diseases in the United States part 1: overall and upper gastrointestinal diseases. Gastroenterology. 2009;136:376-86.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) We’re committed to caring for the large, diverse population of GI patients with products to support them across the continuum of care.
Only 12.5% of Barrett’s esophagus is diagnosed([FOOTNOTE=Dymedex Market Development Consulting, Strategic Market Assessment: Barrx-GI, October 30, 2014.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
About two million people may be affected globally([FOOTNOTE=Kaplan G. The global burden of IBD: from 2015 to 2025. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2015;12:720-727.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
In 5% of cases, the source of GI bleeding is not found on an upper and lower endoscopy([FOOTNOTE=Gralnek IM. Obscure-overt gastrointestinal bleeding. Gastroenterology. 2005;128:1424-30.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Gerson L, Fidler J, Cave D, Leighton J. ACG Clinical Guideline: Diagnosis and management of small bowel bleeding. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2015;110:1265-1287.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Large economic burden and limited diagnostic success
About 65,000 deaths due to pancreatic cancer and malignant liver diseases([FOOTNOTE=Peery AF, Crockett SD, Barritt AS, Dellon ES, Eluri S, Gangarosa LM, et al. Burden of Gastrointestinal, Liver, and Pancreatic Diseases in the United States. Gastroenterology. 2015;149(7):1731–1741.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=SEER Cancer Statistics Factsheets: Pancreas Cancer. National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/pancreas.html.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Approximately 1.6-10% of colonoscopies are incomplete([FOOTNOTE=Chong A, Shah JN, Levine MS, Rubesin SE, Laufer I, Ginsberg GG, et al. Diagnostic yield of barium enema examination after incomplete colonoscopy. Radiology. 2002;223:620-4.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Kao K, Tam M, Sekhon H, Wijeratne R, Haigh Pl, Abbas MA. Should barium enema be the next step following an incomplete colonoscopy? Int J Colorectal Dis. 2010;25:1353-1357.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])