Endoscopy is the backbone of modern disease detection and includes several formats that are utilized throughout the body, incuding endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, gastroscopy, enteroscopy, esophogealgastroduodenoscopy (EGD, or upper endoscopy), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), among others.

  • Getinge/Castle Introduces New Stem Sterilizer Product Line
    ROCHESTER, NY - The Getinge/Castle 700 HC and 700 LS steam sterilizers were debuted this week. Officials at the company report this series of steam sterilizers was created for the healthcare and life sciences markets. The equipment includes features that reportedly make ...More
    August 12, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • New Disinfectant Receives EPA Registration
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - EcoTru is the only U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered Tox. Category IV disinfectant on the market. The new disinfectant reportedly kills tuberculosis and a wide spectrum of viruses, bacteria and fungi within 10 minutes, without any of ...More
    August 9, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Colorado Surgicenter Teams with Smith & Nephew
    ANDOVER, Mass. - Healthcare officials at Vail Valley Surgical Center in Vail, Colo. have decided to team with Smith & Nephew, Inc. to outfit four cutting-edge endoscopic digital operating rooms. The medical technologies provided will include: Digital image acquisition ...More
    August 9, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Grants Fund Kidney, Urology Research
    NEW YORK CITY - The Kindey and Urology Foundation of America has given 20 research and clinical fellowships totaling more than $1.3 million to fund future research of kidney and urologic disorders. Additionally, a young investigator award and a career development award, ...More
    August 6, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Lotronex Returns to Market
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced they are allowing Lotronex -- a drug prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome -- to return to the market. Lotronex was taken off the market in 2000 after seven people died from side effects. ...More
    August 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • FDA Approves First IBS Constipation Drug
    WASHINGTON, D. C. - Officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved the first medication to treat women with short-term irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The drug, manufactured by Novartis AG, is intended to aid those who suffer from constipation. "Zelnorm ...More
    July 25, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Smith and Nephew Create New Anchor for Rotator Cuff Repair
    ANDOVER, Mass. - Engineers at endoscopy giant Smith and Nephew can created TwinFix - a suture anchor that bioabsorbable. The device was designed to address the wide variations in bone density and tissue quality for patients requiring surgical intervention for rotator cuff ...More
    July 12, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Drugmaker May Have Concealed Info From Feds
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - When officials at Warner-Lambert Co. discovered they had a potentially life altering diabetes drug in production, they were thrilled. However, new documents show that research quickly showed the drug, Rezulin, caused liver damage. Executives allegedly ...More
    July 5, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • New CDC Chief Announced
    ATLANTA - Dr. Julie Geberding, an anthrax expert, has been named as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Geberding, 46, is an infectious-disease specialist who has made her mark within the scientific community. She was adamant about ...More
    July 5, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Legionnaires' Infects 9 at LA Hospital
    LOS ANGELES - A bacterial respiratory disease has infected nine recent patients at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. Hospital officials report two patients have died and seven have fallen ill from the bacterium Legionella pneumophila. The disease, named after an 1976 ...More
    July 1, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues