• The Evolution of ERCP
    Chronic Liver Disease: Preventive Care By Tina Brooks Each year, 25 million Americans die from chronic liver disease (CLD) and cirrhosis — the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. CLD is particularly serious because it prevents the largest organ in the body ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • the scope of things
    An Endoscopic Symphony By Patricia L. Raymond, MD, FACP, FACG While reading Ken Blanchard’s “The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams,” I experienced a direct download from God... We doctors simply don’t get it. We believe that by virtue of our years of medical ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Briefs
    New Symbol of Hope for Colon Cancer Cure WASHINGTON — Just as the red ribbon has come to symbolize AIDS and pink represents breast cancer, the blue star symbol introduced by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) will now signify the fight against colon cancer. ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • the scope of things
    Understanding Authority By Phillip Van Hooser, MBA, CSP Let’s admit the obvious. In the workplace, each of us has seen authority used effectively and/or abused deliberately. Authority is an important concept as it applies to an individual’s quest to be a more respected and ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Innovations
    Spectrum Surgical Instruments In response to the growing need for an affordable and disposable CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease) identification set, Spectrum has developed a “disposable” CJD Instrument Set comprised entirely of Pakistan-made instruments. Instruments include a ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • ENDO ALL STARS
    The eight-member endoscopy department team of Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.H. functions like a welloiled machine. The level of expertise, compassion and caring exhibited by the “Frisbie All Stars” is unmatched within the hospital setting. In December 2001, Mary ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Pharma Update
    Gastroparesis (GP), or delayed gastric emptying, is a condition in which the stomach’s ability to empty its contents is impaired, unrelated to obstruction. There are three main forms of the condition: diabetic, post-surgical and idiopathic, where the common cause is ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • The Evolution of ERCP
    CT Colonography Wave of the Future or Possible Threat? Computerized tomographic (CT) colonography offers a means of viewing the colon for polyps without sedating the patient. Just how safe and effective is this technique? CT colonography, in limited use since 1994, has ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Innovations
    PDI Sani-Dex® ALC is PDI’s latest contribution to the advancement in hand hygiene. Sani-Dex ALC is an antiseptic handwash effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, fungi and yeast. The gel-based formula contains 65.9 percent ethyl alcohol by volume and ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • The scope of things
    Let’s admit the obvious. In the workplace, each of us has seen authority used effectively and/or abused deliberately. Authority is an important concept as it applies to an individual’s quest to be a more respected and effective endoscopy nurse or a professional of any ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues