• Patients Are in Good Hands at Northern Dutchess Hospital
    Rhinebeck, New York is home to the small, yet strong endoscopic team at Northern Dutchess Hospital. The NDH team has found ways to add personalized touches that make every patient’s visit easier to tolerate. The physicians, nurses and nurse technician have all helped to ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Esophageal Dilation
    Esophageal stricture involves abnormal narrowing of the distal portion of the esophagus. It is a relatively common phenomenon, affecting approximately two in 1,000 people. Symptoms of this disorder vary and may include difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), painful swallowing, ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Food Poisoning
    Food poisoning is a surprisingly common occurrence. People will often refer to a short-lived bout of vomiting or nausea as “the flu” — although influenza rarely causes gastrointestinal symptoms in adults. In actuality, they may be suffering from food poisoning. The U.S. ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Survival of the Fittest
    Survival of the Fittest Weathering the Cold and Flu Season By John Roark During the peak months of cold and flu season, it seems that everything conspires to expose us to illness. Sick people who should be at home in bed are up and about, exposing others. By following some ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Bronchoscopy Training in the 21st Century
    Today’s technology is giving tomorrow’s clinicians an edge. By shortening the learning curve, cutting time and cost, the bronchoscopy simulator is leading the way. Bronchoscopy offers several different procedures to treat and diagnose a variety of pulmonary disorders. ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Shortage Busters
    The nursing shortage has increased the pressure on an already strained healthcare system. One group feeling this staffing crunch most acutely and increasingly being held accountable for staff retention is middle management. In some cases, this pressure has worked to help ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • PPE Review
    Healthcare workers (HCWs) in the endoscopy suite are at constant risk of exposure to infectious agents and other workplace hazards. In addition to being vigilant and mindful of patient safety, HCWs must take appropriate measures to ensure their own well-being. A large part ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • PDI
    PDI Professional Disposables International (PDI) announces the launch of the Sani-Cloth_ Brand Wipes Extra-Large Germicidal Disposables Wipes in a new wipe size and count, and the introduction of the Locking Sani-Bracket™ Wall and Mobile Equipment System for storing and ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Cybill Shepherd Leads Amazing Women Campaign to Help IBS Sufferers Get Relief
    NEW YORK — Cybill Shepherd, the National Women’s Health Resource Center (NWHRC) and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced that they are working together to launch the educational campaign Amazing Women. The campaign is designed to empower women to seek proper ...More
    December 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Bevacizumab Combined With Oxaliplatin-based Chemotherapy Prolongs Survival for Previously Treated Patients With Advanced Colorectal Cancer
    Preliminary results from a large, randomized clinical trial for patients with advanced colorectal cancer who had previously received treatment show that those who received bevacizumab (Avastin™) in combination with an oxaliplatin (Eloxatin™) regimen known as FOLFOX4 lived ...More
    November 30, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures