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2011-07-07 15:05:47

Patients who underwent endoscopic testing prior to surgery for lung cancer had significantly better quality of life at the end of the staging process, with no significant difference in costs between the two strategies, according to data presented at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam, hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). "Given that assessment of lymph glands using the endoscopic approach was more effective, better tolerated by...

2011-05-09 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the U.S. and international launch of its Expect(TM) Endoscopic Ultrasound Aspiration Needle, used for acquiring tissue samples for diagnosing and staging malignancies in organs adjacent to the gastrointestinal tract. The Expect Needle received FDA clearance and CE Mark approval earlier this year and is being marketed in the U.S., Europe and other international markets. Endoscopic...

2011-05-05 14:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Xlumena, Inc., a privately-held provider of innovative technology for the interventional endoscopist and endoscopic surgeon, announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for its revolutionary AXIOS(TM) Stent and Delivery System (AXIOS). The AXIOS is the first stent designed for endoscopic ultrasound-guided translumenal therapy and is indicated for drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts. Having achieved this important milestone,...

2011-01-13 09:13:00

DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A clinical research study to develop a rapid and inexpensive blood screening test for the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer has been launched by Henry Ford Health System and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. Funding for the study was provided by Sky Foundation, Inc., a local non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the early detection of pancreatic cancer. Henry Ford will recruit 300 patients to participate in this study...

2010-07-08 14:26:09

First study to analyze a large population-based cancer registry and demonstrate that EUS evaluation improves overall pancreatic cancer survival A new study has found that endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is associated with improved outcomes in patients with localized pancreatic cancer, possibly due to the detection of earlier cancers and improved stage-appropriate management, including more selective performance of curative intent surgery. This is the first study to analyze a large...

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2010-05-05 10:40:00

Just as cameras and televisions have been reinvented in the last decade with improved optics, sharpness and brightness, so have the tiny imaging scopes that physicians use to peer into the body's nooks and crannies -- its organs and digestive system. And few places in the United States are testing the power of these new endoscopic optics as thoroughly as are researchers at Mayo Clinic. Gastroenterologists at Mayo are pitting multiple high-tech probes against each other to see how well they...

2010-04-30 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that multiple clinical abstracts examining the diagnostic and therapeutic utility of its SpyGlass(®) Direct Visualization System, Radial Jaw(®) 4 Biopsy Forceps and WallFlex(®) Duodenal Stent will be presented at Digestive Disease Week(®) (DDW(®)), May 1 - 5 in New Orleans. "The large number...

2010-04-20 09:44:33

Gastric adenomyoma (AM) is a rare, benign tumor, characteristically composed of glands and cysts, lined by columnar, flattened epithelia and a prominent smooth muscle stroma. Patients with gastric AM may be asymptomatic, or present as nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms. A research article to be published on April 21, 2010 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The research team led by Dr. Wen-Yong Sun from Zhejiang Cancer Hospital reported a case of gastric AM...

2010-02-09 03:33:00

TOKYO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ALOKA CO., LTD. announced that the ProSound Alpha 6, the company's recently introduced compact, yet versatile and ergonomic diagnostic ultrasound system, was presented the iF Product Design Award 2010. The iF Product Design Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the world and is granted by iF International Forum Design GmbH in Germany. This year 2,486 items from 1,016 contestants from 39 different countries were submitted for the iF Product Design...

2010-01-15 17:53:50

It is reasonable to obtain a histological diagnosis before treating patients who have pancreatic masses and are unsuitable or unwilling to undergo surgery. As the pancreas is a deep seated organ surrounded by other vital structures, it is a challenge for the physician to obtain an adequate specimen for histological examination. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy of pancreatic masses has been proved to be a safe and effective method. However, if the hospital has no such facilities or patients...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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