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Olympus Endorses The Purchase of Pre-Owned Endoscopy Equipment

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In a recent article published in Becker's ASCREVIEW, Practical Business, Legal and Clinical Guidance for Ambulatory Surgery Centers, one of the product managers for The Olympus Corporation of America, said that purchasing pre-owned endoscopy equipment is an excellent way to stretch your budget thereby...

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The Frontiers of Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasound

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News | Andrew C. Storm, MD Michael J. Levy, MD

Initially developed as a diagnostic imaging tool to enhance local tumor staging and characterize mucosal and submucosal lesions, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has evolved into a valuable therapeutic modality for managing a variety of gastrointestinal and nongastrointestinal disorders.

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Assist Devices Boost Colonoscopy Quality

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News | Ted Bosworth

Orlando, Fla.—Given the theoretical advantage of smoothing mucosal folds, devices that flatten the colon during endoscopy should reveal more polyps. But do they?

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Endoscopic Assessment Of Reflux: Are You Doing It Right?

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News | Caroline Helwick

In the use of diagnostic endoscopy for reflux esophagitis and Barrett's esophagus, what should gastroenterologists be doing but probably aren't? Ask Prateek Sharma, MD.

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Colonoscopy Checklist: Things You Should Be Doing, but Often Don't

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News | Caroline Helwick

Best practices aren't accidental. Like Aristotle's virtues, they are refined and reinforced by habit.

"For colonoscopy, there are things that you may not be doing in the endoscopy unit, but should," said...

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Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, On Why GI Fellows Should Consider Advanced Training In Endoscopy.

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News

Dr. Chiang is in the middle of an advanced endoscopy fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia

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Endoscopic Therapies for Obesity and Metabolic Disease

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News

With the epidemic proportion of obesity in the United States and worldwide, and given that less than 1% of people who qualify for bariatric surgery undergo a surgical procedure, safe and effective endoscopic therapies may play an increasingly critical role in managing this potentially devastating disease.

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Can Embracing the Humanities Help Us Be Better Physicians?

Kathryn E. McGoldrick, MD, FCAI (Hon)

Charles Percy Snow (1905-1980), the esteemed British scientist and novelist, delivered the 1959 Rede Lecture in the Senate House, Cambridge, on May 7, addressing the controversial issue of "Two Cultures." Snow posited that the intellectual life of Western society was divided into two cultures—specifically....

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Flexible Endoscope Leak Testing

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Leak testing is the most efficient and least expensive method available to detect any dangerous opening inside the flexible endoscope that could lead to fluid invasion and extraordinarily expensive repairs.

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