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2013-08-06 09:12:09

Among underserved patients whose colorectal cancer (CRC) screening was not up to date, mailed outreach invitations appear to result in higher CRC screening compared with usual care, according to a study by Samir Gupta, M.D., M.S.C.S., of the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, and the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues. A total of 5,970 participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups: 1,593 to fecal immunochemical test (FIT) outreach, 479 to...

Organized Mailing Campaigns May Promote Colon Cancer Screening
2013-08-06 09:04:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mention the word colonoscopy and you are likely to make people cringe with fear. While the subject is a touchy one for many, most health experts concur far-reaching changes are needed to improve people's attitudes when it comes to colorectal cancer screening. In a new study of nearly 6,000 North Texas patients, researchers from UT Southwestern and the University of California, San Diego found screening participation rates rose...

2013-08-01 09:24:05

New technology offers three-dimensional images, making it easier to detect precancerous lesions MIT researchers have developed a new endoscopy technology that could make it easier for doctors to detect precancerous lesions in the colon. Early detection of such lesions has been shown to reduce death rates from colorectal cancer, which kills about 50,000 people per year in the United States. The new technique, known as photometric stereo endoscopy, can capture topographical images of the...

2013-07-20 23:00:50

The report provides comprehensive analysis on global market of endoscopy by products/devices, applications, and technology. Each of the market segments are further drilled down at granular level to provide in-depth information on the global scenario. (PRWEB) July 20, 2013 The Global “Endoscopy Devices Market by Product [Rigid/Flexible Endoscopes, Visualization Systems, Endoscopic Ultrasounds], Application [Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopy, Arthroscopy] & Technology [Narrow Band...

2013-07-12 23:32:00

Dr. Jerald Wishner led a medical team that became the first in the Hudson Valley Region to perform a robot-assisted splenectomy. Westchester County, New York (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Northern Westchester Hospital announced today that Dr. Jerald Wishner led a New York hospital medical team that became the first in the Hudson Valley Region to perform a robot-assisted splenectomy. Dr. Wishner used a da Vinci Robotic Surgical System with high-definition 3D imaging to complete this highly...

2013-07-12 23:25:35

Transparency Market Research Published new "Endoscopy Devices Market - North America Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecast 2011 - 2017" market research report to its report store. Browse the report; visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/north-america-endoscopy-devices-market.html. Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Endoscopy devices Market - North America Industry Size,...


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 bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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