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Mobile, Ala. (November 23, 2005)
Contact: Cristin Etheredge, (251) 461-1509

USA Gastroenterologist Using Cutting-Edge Technology to Discover Quick and Reliable Results

Kevin Olden, M.D., professor of internal medicine and gastroenterologist at the University of South Alabama, conducted a research study to determine if capsule endoscopy findings led to a change in patient management. The study was presented at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).
Olden’s study found that capsule endoscopy findings reassure patients and eliminate the need for further testing. Combined with other studies, the information showed that capsule endoscopy not only identifies small bowel tumors and previously undetected Crohn’s disease, it also leads to meaningful changes to patient management.
Olden received his medical degree from State University of New York Downstate in Brooklyn, N.Y. He completed his internship in categorical medicine and residency in internal medicine at UCLA-San Fernando Valley Medical Program in Sepulveda, Calif. Following his residency training, Olden was a teaching fellow in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, while performing his residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In 1981, he was a postgraduate scholar in internal medicine and psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine.

The ACG was formed in 1932 to advance the scientific study and medical treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The College promotes the highest standards in medical education and is guided by its commitment to meeting the needs of clinical gastroenterology practitioners.

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