• Grove Hill Medical Center Selects Burst Technology to Protect Confidential Patient Information
    BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- Burst Technology, Inc., a provider of employee Internet management (EIM) solutions, today announced that Grove Hill Medical Center, the largest independent multi-specialty healthcare clinic in the state of Connecticut, chose Burst Technology's ...More
    August 4, 2004 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer Offers No Survival Benefit After 10 Years
    In 1988, a team of researchers reported that for patients with colon cancer, postoperative chemotherapy was associated with better five-year disease-free and overall survival than surgery alone. However, this survival benefit disappeared after 10 years, according to an ...More
    August 4, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • New Test Gives Hope for Early Diagnosis of Esophageal Cancer
    A new screening test for esophageal cancer could dramatically improve survival from the disease, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer1 this week. Cancer Research UK funded scientists at University College London's Wolfson Institute for Biomedical ...More
    August 4, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Vital Images Signs New Agreement With Existing Partner E-Z-EM for Virtual Colonoscopy Applications
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Vital Images, Inc., a medical imaging software company, has signed a new agreement with existing partner E-Z-EM, Inc., a leader in conventional colonoscopy contrast agents and disposables. Since 2001, E-Z-EM has distributed Vital Images' virtual ...More
    August 3, 2004 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Xanthus Receives Patent on Technology to Measure Gastric Emptying
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Xanthus Life Sciences today announced that it has received U.S. Patent No. 6,740,305, covering methods for measuring an individual's gastric emptying rate. A person's gastric emptying rate directly relates to how quickly or slowly they are able to absorb ...More
    August 3, 2004 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Briefs
    National Time-Out Day Celebrates Adoption of First Universal Protocol to Prevent Errors in U.S. Operating Rooms DENVER — For the first time, nurses, surgeons and accredited hospitals throughout the country are being required to adopt a common set of operating room ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Tools In the Suite
    Focusing on video monitoring and disinfecting equipment — essential tools in endoscopy. Video and Monitoring Equipment Advances in technology have made what once was impossible easily within reach. The versatility of today’s video and monitoring equipment not only enhances ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
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    BY ALL ACCOUNTS a grand success, SGNA’s 31st Annual Course, May 14- 19 in Dallas featured four days of education, vendor presentations, exhibits and social gatherings. This was the first conference I have attended for this industry, and I came home with a great sense of ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • The Scope of Things
    They’re rumpled and disordered,” declares Sandy Dumont. “Loose and limp. Nurses have got to get back into uniform. Then they’ll have power and authority, and be taken more seriously. Scrubs are not a uniform.” Sandy Dumont is an image consultant (www.TheImageArchitect.com), ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Innovations
    Ruhof Prepzyme_ X.F. provides a thick, long-lasting enzymatic foam that keeps soiled biopsy forceps and scopes moist and begins breaking down bioburden prior to decontamination. Prepzyme_X.F. makes cleaning easier and helps speed up turnaround time by preventing bio-burden ...More
    August 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures