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New anesthesia procedure demonstrates cause of obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnea

New anesthesia procedure demonstrates cause of obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnea

A simplified anesthesia procedure may enable more widespread use of preoperative testing to demonstrate the cause of airway obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnea, suggests a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia. [More]
Endoscopic resection not always best for localized, early-stage esophageal cancer: Study

Endoscopic resection not always best for localized, early-stage esophageal cancer: Study

A new study, published in the July, 2014, issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute by Northwestern Medicine- researchers, sheds new light on the risks associated with the growing popularity of endoscopic resection in the treatment of localized, early-stage esophageal cancer. [More]

Key market data on Australia’s capsule endoscopy systems market

"Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Outlook to 2020″, provides key market data on the Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems market. [More]
Study: Dietary elimination is successful method of treatment for adults with EoE

Study: Dietary elimination is successful method of treatment for adults with EoE

Dietary elimination is a successful method of treatment for adults with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new study1 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. [More]
RD Biomed announces Chinese distribution agreement for reflux diagnostic tool Peptest

RD Biomed announces Chinese distribution agreement for reflux diagnostic tool Peptest

RD Biomed, the Yorkshire medical technology company, has announced a Chinese distribution agreement for its world-leading reflux diagnostic tool Peptest. [More]
PuriCore International acquired by Cantel Medical

PuriCore International acquired by Cantel Medical

Cantel Medical Corp., today announced that the company has successfully completed the acquisition of PuriCore International Limited., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PuriCore plc. [More]
UEG calls for more nurse endoscopy workforce to reduce CRC deaths

UEG calls for more nurse endoscopy workforce to reduce CRC deaths

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is currently estimated to claim the lives of 214,675[1] adults in Europe, equivalent to 1 death every 3 minutes. [More]
University Hospital Dinant Godinne surgeons successfully perform robotic-assisted surgeries with Flex System

University Hospital Dinant Godinne surgeons successfully perform robotic-assisted surgeries with Flex System

Leading surgeons at the University Hospital Dinant Godinne completed the world's first robotic-assisted surgical procedures with the Medrobotics' Flex System. [More]
New study show direct link between depression and medication nonadherence

New study show direct link between depression and medication nonadherence

A new study led by Alan B. Ettinger, M.D., M.B.A., Director of the Epilepsy Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C., has found that many patients who fail to take their antiseizure medications are suffering from depression. [More]
Blood oxygen sensor attached to endoscope identifies pancreatic cancer

Blood oxygen sensor attached to endoscope identifies pancreatic cancer

An optical blood oxygen sensor attached to an endoscope is able to identify pancreatic cancer in patients via a simple lendoscopic procedure, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. [More]
Olympus' ENDOEYE FLEX 3D articulating videoscope earns top honors at ATA Showcase

Olympus' ENDOEYE FLEX 3D articulating videoscope earns top honors at ATA Showcase

Olympus, a global technology leader in delivering innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today that its ENDOEYE FLEX 3D articulating videoscope received top honors as the Breakthrough Technology of the Year. [More]
Region Skåne and Sectra sign six-year agreement

Region Skåne and Sectra sign six-year agreement

Region Skåne, one of Sweden's largest care providers, has signed a six-year agreement with IT and medical technology company Sectra. [More]
UCLA’s BrainSPORT Program earns $10M to research, treat sport concussions in youth

UCLA’s BrainSPORT Program earns $10M to research, treat sport concussions in youth

Philanthropist Steve Tisch, co-owner of the New York Giants and an Academy Award-winning film producer, has pledged $10 million to the department of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for the BrainSPORT Program, which has been renamed the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program. [More]
Effects of radiofrequency ablation and complete endoscopic resection are equal in dysplastic Barrett's esophagus

Effects of radiofrequency ablation and complete endoscopic resection are equal in dysplastic Barrett's esophagus

According to a new systematic review article, radiofrequency ablation and complete endoscopic resection are equally effective in the short-term treatment of dysplastic Barrett's esophagus, but adverse event rates are higher with complete endoscopic resection. [More]
CHEO pediatric surgeon wins TELUS Award for mHealth Innovation

CHEO pediatric surgeon wins TELUS Award for mHealth Innovation

Local pediatric surgeon and entrepreneur Dr. Matthew Bromwich accepted the "TELUS Award for mHealth Innovation" at the 29th Annual CATAAlliance Innovation Awards Gala tonight. [More]
Olympus receives Edison Awards for three healthcare products

Olympus receives Edison Awards for three healthcare products

Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, announced today that the company has received Edison Awards for three of its "world's only" products: ENDOEYE FLEX 3D, THUNDERBEAT and the BF-190 Bronchoscope. [More]
C-section delivery, early antibiotic treatment linked to eosinophilic esophagitis in children

C-section delivery, early antibiotic treatment linked to eosinophilic esophagitis in children

Children delivered by cesarean section and those given antibiotics during early infancy appear more prone to developing allergic inflammation of the esophagus — the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach — according to results of a study by investigators from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and Harvard Medical School. [More]
Laparoscopic-assisted colonoscopy with polypectomy reduces hospital utilization

Laparoscopic-assisted colonoscopy with polypectomy reduces hospital utilization

A surgical method combining two techniques for removing precancerous polyps during colonoscopies can substantially reduce the recovery time and the length of hospital stays, potentially saving the health-care system millions of dollars, according to research presented today at Digestive Disease Week- (DDW). [More]
AGA announces recipients of its annual recognition awards 2014

AGA announces recipients of its annual recognition awards 2014

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has announced the recipients of its annual recognition awards, given in honor of outstanding contributions and achievements in gastroenterology. [More]

Olympus launches next-generation ENDOCAPSULE 10 System for capsule endoscopy procedures

Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared, next-generation ENDOCAPSULE 10 System for small bowel capsule endoscopy procedures. [More]