Features/Columns


  • 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
  • ENDO ALL STARS
    Endoscopy and Special Procedures Department, Redington-Fairview General Hospital “We are a small rural hospital in central Maine,” says Rachel McCollor, RN. “We visit local groups, such as Senior Spectrum or Wisdom, when asked. We love to answer their questions and let them ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Making The Grade
    Nearly every facility has a program for continuing education for its nurses and technicians. Certain elements make an education “campaign” stand out; the best programs will be remembered long after certificates have been sent. EndoNurse talked to readers, teams nominated as ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Good Eats
    If we are what we eat, does that mean we have diet soda and vending machine snacks coursing through our veins? We preach proper nutrition, but do we practice it ourselves? Proper nutrition is the foundation to good health. Dr. Edward Murach, ND, LAc, first-year resident at ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders
  • Innovations
    Olympus America’s EndoEYE™ Surgical Videoscopes Olympus America’s family of EndoEYE™ surgical videoscopes places the imaging technology on the instrument’s distal tip, at the site of surgery. EndoEYE rigid surgical videoscopes are designed for general surgery, urology, and ...More
    December 1, 2003 Posted in Articles