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  • Largest U.S. Hepatitis C Trial Provides Insight Into Optimizing Treatment
    LOS ANGELES -- Researchers who participated in the WIN-R trial, the largest hepatitis C study ever conducted in U.S. patients, reported key factors affecting treatment outcomes in five data presentations at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) annual meeting, and provided ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Bowel Prep Update 2006 
    The industry is working hard to formulate more patient-friendly routes with an increased efficacy of bowel cleanliness. EndoNurse highlights today’s hot bowel prep products and the current research that describes the efficacy and side effects of such products. Bowel ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Caring for Geriatric Patients
    Each patient an endoscopy nurse sees has his or her own particular needs. Some are more self-conscious and require an extra gown; some may require extra attention and education; and others may have physical needs such as maintenance medication, which can interfere with the ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    Personal protective equipment (PPE) has been a topic of discussion in EndoNurse on more than one occasion. In the past, we have focused on new products and solutions for personal protection, but not always the reasons behind wearing these items. In this issue, EndoNurse ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • When Nurses and Doctors Become Patients 
    Being a seasoned obstetrician and gynecologic surgeon, I knew medicine well from the clinician’s side of the bed rails. However, three days after my abdominal surgery, I became a critically ill patient in a rural New Hampshire hospital’s intensive care unit. Diagnosed with ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • North Carolina Nurses Make Patients Feel Like Stars
    The gastroenterology unit at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C., are an extraordinary bunch. The hospital’s services are evaluated by Press Ganey, and the group recently received recognition for being in the top 4 percent in the nation (among surveyed hospitals) for ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Briefs
    Probiotics Ease Gut Problems Caused by Long-Term Stress Probiotics may help to reduce gut symptoms caused by long-term stress, indicates research published in the journal Gut. The researchers base their findings on analysis of gut tissue taken from rats subjected to either ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Fluid Waste Management:
    Disposing of liquid waste is a task that every facility must perform with an eye toward efficiency and cost effectiveness while protecting healthcare workers (HCWs) from exposure to potentially infectious agents. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome 
    Budd-Chiari syndrome is a rare disorder that results from blood clots that completely or partially block the hepatic veins of the liver. The hepatic vein is the major vein that carries the blood from the liver. The liver, the largest internal organ in the human body, is ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Disorders
  • How’s Your Stress?
    Several times a year, a new “fashion season” begins. And each year, there is a “new black” — a color as ubiquitous as black and just as “cool.” Back in 1987, when I was in junior high, it was sea green. In later years, it has been gray, pink, or even white. I think that ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues