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2013-06-17 08:28:11

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc. (MID) today announced it has raised an additional $2.5 million from Radius Ventures, topping off its Series B financing at $11.5 million. The Series B originally raised $9 million in a financing led by Canaan Partners with participation by existing investor, Charter Life Sciences. FloShield(TM), MID's flagship laparoscopic vision system is the first and only product that actually maintains a clear field of vision...

2013-06-12 12:28:12

BOSTON, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (OTCPK: SNDY) is pleased to announce that the Company and TUV SUD America has scheduled its Stage 2 ISO 13485 Audit for August 16, 2013. Solos Endoscopy completed the Stage 1 Audit with TUV SUD America on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Solos Endoscopy's Quality Manual and 28 Quality System Procedures were reviewed by TUV SUD for compliance to the international quality system standard ISO 13485:2003, to the European Union's Medical...

2013-06-12 08:28:09

Medical Handpiece with Automatic Power Switching Means FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON), a surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for spine surgery, cranial maxillo - facial surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, today announced today that is has received a new U.S. patent on the Company's...

2013-06-11 08:31:45

- #1 Priority to Focus on Revenue Growth and Market Expansion - NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Care Medical Devices Ltd., (OTC BB: LCMD), a development stage medical device company today provided a mid-year 2013 corporate review and outlined the Company's near-term key strategic priorities and expected corporate milestones. Life Care Medical Devices' lead development and commercialization program is its proprietary, innovative Keyhole Cup(®) Laparoscopic...

2013-06-10 10:24:57

A new study has found that women can be screened for colorectal cancer at least five to 10 years later than men when undergoing an initial "virtual colonoscopy." Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help establish guidelines for the use of this screening technique, which is less invasive than a traditional colonoscopy. Detecting precancerous polyps through the use of imaging techniques such as a traditional colonoscopy...

Bio Dirt Commonly Found In Colonoscopy, Endoscopy Equipment
2013-06-07 13:56:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling a little violated by the idea of getting a colonoscopy? Well a new study of several hospitals in the US shows there is a little more to worry about than just that invasion of privacy. After conducting tests at five hospitals researchers said they determined that three out of 20 flexible gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes used for screening harbored unacceptable levels of "bio dirt," which is cells and matter from a...

2013-06-06 23:22:07

Although rare, complications associated with these common gastroenterology procedures can be life-threatening. A recent AllMed webinar helped risk management professionals understand how to monitor performance and decrease risk in their hospitals. Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Both EGD (upper endoscopy) and colonoscopy carry the risk of cardiopulmonary complications that range from minor fluctuations in oxygen saturation or heart rate, to significant complications such as respiratory...

2013-06-03 12:25:10

BETHESDA, Md., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology expressed disappointment that a front page article in the Sunday, June 2, 2013, issue of the New York Times, "The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill," unfairly casts outsized blame for high medical care costs on colonoscopy and, by extension, on gastroenterologists. In a Letter to the Editor of the New York Times, ACG President Ronald J. Vender, MD, FACG, said, "The College stands behind its guideline...

2013-05-30 23:15:14

The expert surgeons at The Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers are specializing in shoulder arthroscopy to treat and prevent severe shoulder pain due to impingement syndrome, instability, torn cartilage and rotator cuff tears. These expert orthopedic surgeons are providing useful information about shoulder arthroscopy and tips for a better recovery from shoulder problems. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Thanks to recent advances in arthroscopy, many common shoulder problems can now be...

2013-05-29 23:15:48

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons today issued Guidelines for the Management of Hiatal Hernia. Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair which is minimally invasive is the preferred approach. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons today issued Guidelines for the Management of Hiatal Hernia. The guidelines are a series of systematically developed statements to assist physicians´ and patients´...


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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