• Reprocessing Flexible & Rigid Laryngoscopes
    LARYNGOSCOPES are one of several different types of rigid and flexible endoscopes sometimes referred to as ENT (or, “ear-nosethroat”) endoscopes. Examples of flexible laryngoscopes include rhino-laryngoscopes and nasopharyngo-laryngoscopes. Rhinolaryngoscopes use ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • You’re ALL All Stars to Me
    Amid wildly exaggerated rumors that I am leaving publishing to devote my career to interpretive dance, let me set the record straight. I’ve accepted a marketing position with another company, and therefore must reluctantly retire my EndoNurse T-shirt. I’ve been with you for ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • References
    References Diagnosis 411, page 33 1. www.jhbmc.jhu.edu/Motil/motilfac.html 2. www.iffgd.org/GIDisorders/GImain.html 3. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000267.htm 4. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/barretts/index.htm 5. ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Innovations
    Metrex Metrex announces CaviWipesXL are now available in a single-use packet. This convenient single-use size provides accessibility, convenience and ease-of-use for all healthcare personnel. CaviWipes are disposable towelettes pre-saturated with CaviCide Surface ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Have a Hitch in Your Get-a-long?
    Have a Hitch in Your Get-a-long? By Patricia L. Raymond, MD, FACP, FACG His eyes squinted meanly into mine, and his lip curled in a sneer that revealed brown-stained teeth. I didn’t think we should be bothering him right then. “Walk up to him like you mean business,” the ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Two Schools of Thought: A Response to the Article, “It All Adds Up”
    “IT ALL ADDS UP,” by Kim Wood, RN, MBA, a senior consultant in supply chain performance improvement with Premier, Inc., ran in the February/March 2005 issue of EndoNurse magazine. While the author received several positive responses, there was also response from infection ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal EMERGENCIES
    Gastrointestinal (GI) emergencies can crop up at any time — during a routine endoscopy, or as an admission via the emergency room. Experts agree — several situations constitute an emergency that requires immediate endoscopy. And some patient populations may need special ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Fiber, H2O & Exercise May Not Prevent or Cure Constipation
    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Exercise, drinking lots of water and eating lots of fiber are largely ineffective in preventing constipation. That's according to a new study that reveals that diet and lifestyle should not be assumed to be the cause of -- or the cure for -- ...More
    March 31, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • FDA Approves BARACLUDE(TM) for Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B
    PRINCETON, N.J., -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved BARACLUDE™ (entecavir). BARACLUDE is indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection in adults with evidence of active viral replication and ...More
    March 31, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Pediatric Gastroenterologists Release Survey Results on Celiac Disease Awareness
    FLOURTOWN, Pa. and SAN MATEO, Calif. -- The Children's Digestive Health and Nutrition Foundation (CDHNF) with the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) announced the findings from a survey of 200 pediatricians, family ...More
    March 29, 2005 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures