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  • Alternative Methods of Treating Ulcers
    A recent study from researchers at Foothills Hospital and the University of Calgary in Canada shows 6 to 15 percent of the American population suffers from duodenal ulcers.1 These lesions in the mucous membrane of the duodenum can be caused by a combination of factors ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders
  • Briefs
    ANTI-REFLUX RESPONSE IMPAIRED BY SMOKING According to a recent article in the Journal of the British Society of Gastroenterology (GUT), smoking prevents the body's natural response of preventing gastric reflux. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Innovations
    KIMBERLY-CLARK SAFESKIN PURPLE NITRILE GLOVE Having sold more than 2 million purple nitrile gloves, officials at Kimberly-Clark recently celebrated. The tough purple gloves can be used for administration of powerful chemotherapy drugs as well as gluteraldehyde. Also, they ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Anna Jaques Hospital Endo All Stars
    The unique backgrounds of the employees in the endoscopy department at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Mass., make their team all stars. Richard Maki, RNC, BA, MHSA and director of perioperative/endoscopy services at the hospital says the department exemplifies the ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • The Critical Nursing Shortage
    The Critical Nursing Shortage By Sharon Lesser, RN There is a perceived threat to the health of the older adult in the United States. It is not a new type of bacteria or caused by a virus. The threat to the health of the older adult is a result of the increasing shortage of ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Common Terminology in Electrosurgery
    Based on more than 40 years of experience in the field of electrosurgery, including design, service and consultation with operating room personnel, especially in endoscopy, I must clearly state that the majority of "accidents" are not instrumentation-based but caused by ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Customer Service, Cost Savings
    The setting is common in any large hospital -- a patient comes in for a laparoscopic nephrectomy scheduled with surgeon Smith. The patient and room are prepared, including Dr. Smith's preferred instruments on specifically labeled trays. At the last minute, Smith is called ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Alternatives to Traditional Classroom Education
    Objectives: 1. Identify barriers to the efficacy of traditional education 2. Identify alternatives to traditional education. With all the demands on our time, we have less time for education -- namely traditional classroom education. There are three classifications of ...More
    February 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Innovations
    M D Technologies Inc. DM6000-2 Double Unit Suction-Drain System The DM6000-2 is a double-unit version of the popular DM6000. The DM6000-2 connects to two suction sources, permitting the healthcare worker to connect two independent suction fields to the device. This is ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Procedures
  • Tales of a Reluctant GI Patient
    Although I have several years of experience writing about GI-related procedures and medications, I had never been party to one myself. That all changed last January with a frozen pizza. Normally, I like to cook, but it was the end of a long week and all I wanted was to ...More
    December 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues