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.

  • Drug Reps Pay to See Doctors
    SEATTLE - Tired of managing the pharmaceutical representatives bombarding their waiting rooms, physicians in Seattle have decided to start charging reps for their visits. According to officials at the Polyclinic, a physician-owned clinic, sales reps will now pay $30 per ...More
    June 14, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Internet Users: Regulate Health Info
    NEW YORK -- A study of Internet users in four countries has determined that cyberchondriacs - those who use the Internet to research health issues - want government regulated information. There are an estimated 100 million cyberchondriacs in the US, 48 million in Japan, 31 ...More
    June 14, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • New Hep C Treatment Being Tested
    REHOVOT, Israel - U.S. health officials estimate that more Americans will die during this decade of hepatitis C (HCV) infection than AIDS. Officials at XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. are trying to make a difference in these statistics. After successfully passing Phase IA ...More
    June 11, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • HHS Grants $30M to Ease Nursing Shortage
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have granted $30 million to attract more people into the field of nursing. More than $22 million will be distributed to colleges, universities and other organizations, while $8 million will be ...More
    June 11, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Lotronex Returns to Market
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that 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 reported ...More
    June 7, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Stool-Based Colorectal Cancer Diagnostic Tool Effective
    NEW YORK - A group of researchers from the Hutchinson/MRC Research Centre in Cambridge, UK report a new stool-based screening test to detect colorectal cancer has shown promising results. The test identifies the protein minichromosome maintenance protein 2 (MCM2). Produced ...More
    June 5, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination, Nerve Diseases Not Related
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Contrary to several consumers' groups voiced concerns, a federally funded scientific panel has found no evidence to link nerve diseases to hepatitis B vaccinations. The panel recommended further research, but concluded there is no proof the vaccine causes ...More
    June 5, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Smith & Nephew Introduces New Autoclavable Camera System
    ANDOVER, Mass. - Officials at Smith & Nephew, Inc have announced the introduction of the Dyonics Vision 337 Autoclavable Camera System. The system has an autoclavable 3-chip endoscopic camera and detachable coupler. It was designed to withstand the rigors the autoclave ...More
    May 30, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Probiotics Ease Childhood Diarrhea
    HVIDOVRE, Denmark - A new study shows "good bacteria" may help children recover from bouts of diarrhea. Researchers at the University Clinic of Pediatrics in Denmark gave children with diarrhea a supplement containing two different strains of lactobacillus. The bacteria, ...More
    May 30, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Study: Elderly Don't Know About Medications
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new study from the Annals of Emergency Medicine found that many seniors entering the emergency room for treatment do not know enough about their medications. The study found 15 percent of elderly (age 65 and older) emergency department patients could ...More
    May 29, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues