• 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
  • What's Up Doc? Carrots Created Containing Hep B Vaccine
    BERLIN - A team of German researchers have created modified carrots that contain a hepatitis B vaccination. After experimenting with tomatoes and potatoes, the scientists say carrots may be the most efficient way to prevent the liver-attacking virus. Rather than following ...More
    May 13, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Bronchoscope Pseudomonas Outbreak Rattles Johns Hopkins
    Two pulmonary patients at Johns Hopkins Medical Center have died of pneumonia after being treated with Olympus bronchoscopes that were recalled several months prior to the procedures. The bronchoscopes were voluntarily taken off the market by the company after it was ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Hepatitis: The Quiet Killer
    There are six known viruses that can cause inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E and G infect the liver, causing the organ to weaken and die. May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month. Hepatitis A, B and C are the most infectious and most dangerous forms of ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders
  • SGNA Special
    U.S. Endoscopy GroupBooth 321 The newly designed Roth Net™ is the premier device for both polyp and foreign body retrieval. Improvements to this patented innovation include the "easy-pack" net delivery system, a stiffer loop wire and a reinforced sheath. All of these ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Endo Nerds Unite!
    While surfing the Internet to scan national newspapers, I came upon a headline that made me jump: "Hospital Says Faulty Recall May Have exposed 400 to Infection." I read the online article quickly, hurried to the printer to review the text again and furiously made interview ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Hep A Vaccine May Provide 30 Years of Protection
    LONDON - Researchers studying the lasting effects of GlaxoSmithKline's hepatitis A vaccine Havrix say the inoculation may provide 30 years, rather than 10 years, of protection. Following 155 adults who were vaccinated with Havrix in 1990, the team followed a mathematical ...More
    March 26, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Hepatitis B, Carotid Atherosclerosis Linked
    NEW YORK - Japanese researchers have reportedly found a tie between chronic hepatitis B (HBV) and carotid atherosclerosis. The team's report, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, details the population-based study. Studying 4,686 men and women aged ...More
    March 18, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Latex Allergy Update
    Often thought of as a modern-day malady, allergic reactions to rubber gloves were first reported in the early 1930s. The number of reported reactions rapidly increased as the consumption of medical gloves rose after the implementation of Universal Precautions during the ...More
    March 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Applied Medical GelPort
    Applied Medical, headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif, has developed the GelPort Hand Access Device to combine the patient outcomes of minimally invasive surgery with the speed and precision of open surgery. The GelPort Hand Access Laparoscope allows a surgeon and ...More
    March 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures