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2014-06-04 23:12:46

Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the seventh issue brief in a series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates. Issue Brief #7, Take Advantage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Preventive Care Clause, Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer via Colonoscopy, highlights the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this goal. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC)...

2014-06-04 08:32:09

LONDON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: U.S. Market for Gynecological Deviceshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_supplies/hospital_supplies/u_s_market_gynecological_devices.html In 2012, the U.S. market for gynecological devices was valued at $1.11 billion.This report covers assisted reproduction, global endometrial ablation, uterine fibroid embolization, hysteroscopes, colposcopes, female sterilization, female...

2014-06-04 08:31:33

Acquisition of UK-based automated endoscope reprocessor manufacturer significantly expands Cantel Medical's international capabilities LITTLE FALLS, N.J., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN), today announced that it entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire PuriCore International Ltd. for a purchase price of $26.9 million in cash consideration. PuriCore International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PuriCore plc (LSE: PURI), is a leading...

2014-05-28 14:29:39

The JAMA Network Journals In certain patients with abdominal pain after gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy), undergoing an endoscopic procedure involving the bile and pancreatic ducts did not result in fewer days with disability due to pain, compared to a placebo treatment, according to a study in the May 28 issue of JAMA. Post-cholecystectomy pain is a common clinical problem. More than 700,000 patients undergo cholecystectomy each year in the United States, and at least 10 percent...

2014-05-28 12:30:37

New Scope Allows Hospitals to Realize Cost Savings and Efficiencies Through One-Scope Solution for Diagnosis and Therapy CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a global technology leader in delivering innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared, next-generation GIF-1TH190 gastrointestinal videoscope for endoscopy or endoscopic surgery use...

2014-05-27 08:29:22

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanovas Inc., a Life Science company accelerating the development and commercialization of next-generation micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies, announced today that its MicroCam Inc. subsidiary has signed partnership agreements with two major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs): Healthmark Industries Co. and TeDan Surgical Innovations. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140523/91037 The...

2014-05-23 08:24:19

MILFORD, Conn., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SurgiQuest, Inc. ("SurgiQuest", the "Company"), a leading provider of innovative access technologies for minimally invasive surgery (MIS), today announced that its AirSeal(®) System was highlighted on multiple occasions during the Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association in Orlando, Florida. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140113/NY44266LOGO Three live surgical procedures featuring AirSeal were broadcast before a...

2014-05-20 20:22:18

The popularity of weight loss solutions like lap band and sleeve gastrectomy has led many people to rely on the expertise of Dr. Feiz to explain their differences LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As obesity has become an increasingly serious issue in recent years, many people have come to call on lap band surgeon Michael Feiz, MD, FACS for bariatric procedures. Yet, upon their initial consultation at Dr. Feiz and Associates, some are surprised to find Dr. Feiz recommend sleeve...

2014-05-19 08:28:58

Fuse® Enables Doctors to See Significantly More Pre-Cancerous Polyps ATLANTA, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoChoice(®) today announced Carnegie Hill Endoscopy of New York City has become the first center in the world to receive 'Center of Excellence' designation for the revolutionary Fuse(® )Full Spectrum Endoscopy(TM) system. Endoscopes are thin flexible tubes with imaging capabilities that doctors use to view the upper and lower GI tracts of their patients. The Fuse system...

2014-05-18 16:20:41

ORLANDO, Fla., May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AUA 2014 -- Visitors to the 2014 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting, in Orlando, Fla., will see a joint demonstration of a new 3D solution for endoscopic applications, combining REACH3D's Single Light Path 3D HD capture system and Sony Electronics' medical grade 3D 32-inch display (LMD-3251MT) and 3D video recorder (HVO-3000MT). The REACH3D-Sony demonstration can be seen at AUA in booth #2275. The high-definition,...


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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