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Pentax and Hitachi Partner on Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems
MONTVALE, N.J.—PENTAX Medical, an endoscopic-imaging company, and Hitachi-Aloka Medical, an ultrasound-imaging company, recently announced that they'll collaborate on the development of endoscopic ultrasound systems. The companies have partnered on other ventures for years. ...More
Data on Cook Medical Products Presented at DDW
ORLANDO—At this week’s Digestive Disease Week (DDW), the world’s largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the gastroenterology field, six abstracts and other clinical data will be presented on Cook Medical products. ...More
Study Examines Aspirin's Role in Colon-Cancer Treatment
FORT LAUDERALE, Fla.—Researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University this month published a review for clinicians on the optimal utilization of aspirin to treat and prevent heart attacks, and also covers aspirin in the treatment of ...More
Surgeons Make Big Progress Against Small-Bowel Cancer
ROCHESTER, Minn.—Researchers at Mayo Clinic have completed the world’s first whole exome sequence of small intestine neuroendocrine tumors, also known to patients and physicians as carcinoids, the most common cancer of the small bowel and one that responds poorly to ...More
Nurse's Advice on Workplace Communication
In today’s fast-paced nursing environment every word matters. Make yours count. Choose your words wisely and be successful at work. ...More
Endo Pioneer's Book Educates Nurses Worldwide
The field of endoscopy rarely gets the credit it deserves for being innovative, life saving and downright fascinating. One doctor is changing this by sharing interesting history about the specialty as well as the hilarious experiences he's had working in it. ...More
Should Hospitals Screen for C. dif Upon Admission?
WASHINGTON―Testing patients with just three risk factors upon hospital admission has potential to identify nearly three out of four asymptomatic carriers of C. difficile, according to a new study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the ...More
Malpractice Suits Add Little to Healthcare Costs
BALTIMORE—Efforts to lower health care costs in the United States have focused at times on demands to reform the medical malpractice system, with some researchers asserting that large, headline-grabbing and “frivolous" payouts are among the heaviest drains on health care ...More
Plan to Reduce Diarrhea Could Save 2 Million Children a Year
GENEVA―A new Global Action Plan launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF has the potential to save up to 2 million children every year from deaths caused by pneumonia and diarrhea, some of the leading killers of children under age 5 globally. ...More
Gifts for Nurses Week: Is It the Thought That Counts?
"It’s the thought that counts." That’s the phrase you hear when you look at your gift with bewilderment, seeking to understand—why this? Why to me? And it’s always non-returnable, without a gift receipt. ...More