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2014-03-06 23:02:28

Five years ago, SAGES Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery(TM), or FLS –the nation’s first ever hands-on skills test for performing minimally invasive surgery – became a requirement for board certification by the American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists. FLS set the stage for FES, the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery(TM), a new program created by SAGES to assess a surgeon's skill and knowledge in endoscopy - all...

2014-03-06 16:27:04

OAKLAND, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grandmother Sherry Jansma had never faced a serious health problem. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO But in 2011, Sherry became one of the 150,000 Americans to be diagnosed that year with colon cancer after an at-home screening test came back positive. Just a few weeks prior, Sherry had opened her mailbox to find the screening test, called a Fecal Immunochemical Test, known as FIT, from Kaiser Permanente. The test sat on...

2014-03-06 16:27:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON), an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, recently attended the 65(th) Southern Neurosurgical Society (SNS) Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico from February 19-22, 2014. Misonix...

2014-03-06 12:28:41

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE:CMN) announced today that Andrew A. Krakauer, President & CEO, will be presenting at the Sidoti & Company, LLC 18th Annual Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum. The formal presentation is scheduled for 10:00 AM ET on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York. In addition, Mr. Krakauer and Seth Yellin, Senior VP-Corporate Development, will be available for separate one-on-one...

2014-03-05 08:30:30

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- StopColonCancerNow.com is participating in the third annual National Colon Cancer Screening Day, a national effort to screen 2,014 first-time patients for colon cancer on Friday, March 7. The goal of Screening Day is to not only encourage those who have been delaying a colonoscopy to get screened, but also to motivate individuals to have a conversation with family members about their medical history....

2014-03-04 08:31:07

Technological advances in minimally invasive and remote controlled devices drive the market LONDON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The increasing need for convenient diagnostic and accurate therapeutic tools is driving innovation in smart pills. While certain smart pill applications, such as imaging and sensing, have been successfully commercialized, others like drug delivery and surgery are yet to be proven clinically. There is also commercialization preference and focus on wireless...

2014-03-03 23:03:55

Spectrum Surgical extends repair services for all makes and models of flexible and rigid endoscopes and provides advanced repair capabilities. Stow, OH (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. is pleased to extend its repair services for all makes and models of flexible and rigid endoscopes. The company maintains a large, dedicated in-house inventory of loaner scopes. Spectrum provides advanced repair capabilities and offers preventive maintenance programs at no charge,...

2014-03-03 16:25:33

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) applaud President Barack Obama's Proclamation designating March 2014 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In the proclamation, the President noted, "The second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, colorectal cancer claims more than 50,000...

2014-03-02 23:01:10

The disposable medical devices sensors market is segmented on the basis of product type, sensor type, application (patient monitoring, diagnostics, and therapeutics), and geography. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/disposable-medical-devices-sensors-market-1259.html (PRWEB) March 02, 2014 The “Disposable Medical Devices Sensors Market - By Type [Biosensor, Image sensor, Accelerometer] Monitoring[Smart Pill, Pulse Oximeter] Diagnostic [Capsule Endoscope, Blood Glucose...

2014-02-27 23:02:15

Josephine Ford Cancer Institute at Henry Ford Hospital and the American Cancer Society are set to partner Monday, March 10 to host a community colon health event featuring an interactive, giant walk-through colon, as well as an educational panel discussion on colorectal cancer. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Taking a stroll through a 32-foot-long by 14-feet-high replica of the human colon may someday save your life. At least that’s the hope of the Josephine Ford Cancer Institute...


Latest Endoscopy Reference Libraries

Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

Laparoscopy
2013-03-04 09:24:55

A laparoscopy is an invasive surgical procedure used in abdominal area but is much less invasive than the preceding methods. Small incisions are made in the abdomen or pelvic area in which the camera and tools are introduced to perform the surgery or inspect the area. The method before the laparoscopy involved cutting open the area completely with longer healing time and more complications. Although in the pediatric populations, abscesses have a tendency to form around the incision sites....

Cystoscopy
2013-01-18 11:39:08

Cystoscopy is a medical procedure to explore the bladder with a cytoscope, a small camera with magnification. The bladder is accessed by the cytoscope through the urethra. This procedure is used as a diagnostic tool for the medical provider. Reasons for Procedure There are several complaints from patients that would make this procedure a consideration of the medical provider. Patients that present with chronic urinary tract infections, decrease in bladder control, abnormal urine...

Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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