The endoscopy profession is one of the fastest changing parts of the medical world. Members need to stay up to date on a breadth of industry issues, including product releases, research results, controversies, continuing education, lawsuits, recalls and procedure updates.
New Study: Fecal Transplants Help C. diff Patients
BALTIMORE—Scientists at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and physicians at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md., have found that restoring the normal, helpful bacteria of the gut and intestines may treat patients suffering from ...More
Burnout Equal for Inpatient and Outpatient Docs
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—The perception that doctors who are based in hospitals burn out quicker than doctors in outpatient settings is wrong—doctor burnout happens equally, according to a new Mayo Clinic study, published in the November issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine. ...More
Docs Should Ask: 'Do You Poop Your Pants?'
CHICAGO—“Do you poop your pants?" is a question few physicians ask their adult patients, but one that Dana Hayden, MD, colorectal surgeon at Loyola University Health System, believes should be at the top of the list. She points out that 15 million women ages 40 and older (1 ...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
Discharge Instructions: Does Your Facility Stick the Landing?
What does "stick the landing" mean? Stick the landing v. phr. to finish an athletic, gymnastic, or other sports performance with an ideal pose or stance, especially after a jump or leap; (hence, also outside of sports) to do or finish well; to win. ...More
CBSPD Appoints New Executive Director
LEBANON, N.J.―The Board of Directors of the Certification Board for Sterile Processing & Distribution, Inc. recently announced administrative changes. ...More
Leadership in the Endo Suite
The endoscopy suite is a fast-paced, high-energy environment where the team works for long hours and sometimes in stressful circumstances. In situations where quick turnovers are the norm, leadership is essential for motivating a department to provide quality patient care. ...More
Slide Show: Bronchoscopy 101
In this slide show, Sharon Lesser, RN, a senior clinical nurse I, explains the basics of endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy. Lesser works in the pulmonary procedures area at the University of Maryland Medical Center, in Baltimore. ...More
Experts Disagree on Endoscopic Surgery for Paraesophageal Hernia
PHILADELPHIA—Minimally invasive surgical techniques have revolutionized the treatment paraesophageal hernia—but there's continued controversy over some key technical aspects of the procedure. ...More
Mucosal Healing for Management of IBD
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), a heterogeneous group of disorders including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), affect approximately 1.4 million Americans, and can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, fatigue, and a host of other debilitating symptoms. ...More