Features/Columns


  • The scope of things
    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 training, and one and a quarter yards of stain-resistant white ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Managing Workplace Anger
    Numerous factors in the workplace can combine to set us off. While eyeing an endoscope as a means of settling a score might be tempting, in reality, it is not a healthy response. “Anger is a normal and helpful emotion. It’s good when it’s appropriately expressed,” says Dan ...More
    February 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • MÉNÉTRIER’S DISEASE
    Ménétrier’s disease is idiopathic, extremely uncommon and may cause symptoms that continue for decades. This rare condition is characterized by thick gastric folds, particularly in the fundus and the body, and histologic features of foveolar hyperplasia and glandular ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders
  • Staffing the Suite
    Anyone with insomnia has at some point turned on the television at 3 a.m. and seen commercials to find “free government money!” But tracking down funding for continuing nursing or technician education may be more difficult than the advertisements imply. Although there has ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • New Beginnings
    When my friend asked me to be the official photographer at the birth of her third child, I was a little nervous. But it was either that or babysit her two older children while she was in labor. I chose photography. Considering that the only births I’d witnessed to date were ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • The scope of things
    As I watched the stylish retro movie “Down with Love” starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, I briefly longed to return to the past. Briefly. Back to rigid scopes? Teaching heads? The nurse not being able to see during most of the endoscopies and all of the ERCPs? ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • the scope of things
    Spa Endo: Choose High Touch over High Tech By Patricia L. Raymond, MD, FACP, FACG As I watched the stylish retro movie “Down with Love” starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, I briefly longed to return to the past. Briefly. Back to rigid scopes? Teaching heads? The ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Getting the Scoop on Scope Repair
    I arrive unfortunately late— both the flight and the cab ride from the airport took longer than expected. By the time I check in, pin on my name tag and pull out my camera and notepad, my group is just rounding the third of several long rows inside the giant factory. ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Briefs
    One-Day Therapy Eliminates H. Pylori A four-drug regimen lasting one day is as effective as a traditional seven-day, three-drug therapy in eliminating Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in dyspeptic patients. Investigators compared eradication rates between the therapies in ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Tumor Advances in Diagnosis and Removal
    Tumor — the word alone is enough to send a shiver down the spine of the bravest. Diagnoses that would have been a death sentence 20 years ago are now treatable with procedures that result in brief recovery times and minimal scarring.Cancer is the term used for more ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues