Tenure-track or tenure-eligible investigator in biomedical image processing
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a tenure-track or tenure-eligible investigator within its Intramural Research Program (IRP) in Bethesda, MD. The recruitment is part of a planned expansion of NLM ’s intramural research in computational health sciences. The goal of this search is to identify candidates with the potential to develop a dynamic, innovative, and independent research program with a focus on clinical image processing (e.g., radiology, pathology, endoscopy). (Source: NLM General Announcements)
Source: NLM General Announcements - September 14, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

AGA recommends bidirectional endoscopy for most patients with iron deficiency anemia
(American Gastroenterological Association) The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) published new clinical guidelines outlining an evidence-based approach for the initial gastrointestinal evaluation of chronic iron deficiency anemia in asymptomatic patients. Iron deficiency anemia is extremely common worldwide, and a gastrointestinal cause should be considered in all patients without an obvious cause for their anemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How can gastroenterology training thrive in a post-COVID world?, BMJ
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated dramatic restructuring of the workforce, with gastroenterology trainees widely redeployed and elective activity reduced. The impact on specialty training is substantial, with key examples summarised in table 1. Reduced endoscopy training is a particular challenge internationally,6 and will disproportionately affect junior trainees who cannot work under remote supervision. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal and liver conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response [NG172], NICE (updated 21st August 2020)
The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of children and adults who have gastrointestinal or liver conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response during the COVID 19 pandemic. 21 August 2020: We updated recommendations in section 4 on delivering planned care in line with our guideline on arranging planned care in hospitals and diagnostic services, and linked to British Society of Gastroenterology guidance on restarting gastrointestinal endoscopy. Minor ch anges since publication 7 July 2020: We changed the wording of the links in recommendation 2.5 to match the titles of the spec...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission during flexible laryngoscopy
(JAMA Network) Researchers review evidence on the risks of aerosolization and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from patients to health care workers during endoscopy of the upper aerodigestive tract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Reopening Endoscopy Centers: Expert Advice Reopening Endoscopy Centers: Expert Advice
Drs Klaus Mergener, Carol Burke, and Joseph Vicari discuss the challenges they've faced in reopening their endoscopy centers during a pandemic and offer lessons for those doing the same.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

NHS heading for 'massive’ endoscopy backlog if no private sector deal agreed
Senior managers have warned of the “massive” endoscopy problem if a deal to use private sector capacity is not agreed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Endoscopy shortfall is here to stay, NHS warned
A leading doctor has warned that trusts will struggle to get back to anything like pre-covid levels of endoscopy services and will need to prioritise which patients are diagnosed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

BSG Interim Guidance: COVID-19 specific non-biopsy protocol for those with suspected coeliac disease, BSG
In guidance on restarting endoscopy services the BSG has suggested treating patients (x10ULM without biopsy. Here is the protocol further detailing this advice, which is specific to the COVID-19 environment and has been issued as interim guidance pending the publication of the new BSG Coeliac Guideline expected to be published in 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quiz: When to Use Endoscopy for Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
In our gastrointestinal cancer quiz, you ’ll get a chance to test your knowledge on the use of endoscopy for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Olympus Announces Market Availability of the New TJF-Q190V Duodenoscope
Latest-Generation Duodenoscope Offers Advanced Visualization, More Precise Handling, and Innovative Infection Prevention Features CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 1, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Olympus, a global technology leader in desig... Devices, Product Launch Olympus Medical Systems, endoscopy, Duodenoscope, cholangiopancreatography (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Postpropofol Driving Poses Low Risk to Endoscopy Patients Postpropofol Driving Poses Low Risk to Endoscopy Patients
The 24-hour prohibition on driving recommended after propofol sedation might not be necessary, as driving skills are similar before and after elective outpatient endoscopy, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Gastroenterology Groups Map a Return to Elective Endoscopy
Gastroenterologists can safely return to elective procedures when adequate personal protective equipment is available, professional societies say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BSG Guidance on recommencing GI Endoscopy in the deceleration & early recovery phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, BSG .
Early in the COVID-19 epidemic, the BSG advised a pause in endoscopic services (6 weeks) for all but emergency and essential procedures. This pause was to protect patients and the workforce and permit time to plan service reconfiguration. Five weeks after the initiation of this pause, the following guidance is being issued to guide the safest possible restart of service. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastroenterology Groups Map a Return to Elective Endoscopy Gastroenterology Groups Map a Return to Elective Endoscopy
Gastroenterologists can safely return to elective procedures when adequate personal protective equipment is available, professional societies say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 30, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Fecal transplantation improves outcomes in patients with multi-drug resistant organisms
(Digestive Disease Week) Transferring fecal matter from the digestive systems of healthy donors to extremely ill patients who had previously been infected with drug-resistant bacteria resulted in shorter hospital stays, fewer bloodstream infections and infections that were easier to treat, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2020. DDW ® data will be published in the May online supplements to Gastroenterology and GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Changes to gut microbiome may slow cancer growth in smokers
(Digestive Disease Week) Changes to the gut microbiome interacted with the immune system to slow the growth of cancer in mice exposed to cigarette smoke, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2020. DDW ® data will be published in the May online supplements to Gastroenterology and GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds highly elevated levels of fatty liver disease for 9/11 first responders
(Digestive Disease Week) Toxin exposure appears to have contributed to dramatically higher rates of fatty liver disease among first responders to the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week ® (DDW) 2020. DDW ® data will be published in the May online supplements to Gastroenterology and GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NHS England Specialty Guide: Clinical guide for the management of patients requiring endoscopy during the coronavirus pandemic
This guidance aims to help endoscopy units and their teams prioritise activity during the COVID-19 outbreak. It discusses 2 week wait referrals, including suspected bowel cancer referrals, emergency inpatient endoscopy, and bowel cancer screening. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Practical Advice for Performing Endoscopy in a Pandemic Practical Advice for Performing Endoscopy in a Pandemic
Dr David Johnson summarizes new guidance on decreasing the risks of this procedure for patients and practitioners alike.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

When antireflux surgery is needed to treat GERD after endoscopy
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers report a growing awareness of gastroesophageal reflux problems among patients who undergo endoscopic, nonsurgical treatment for esophageal achalasia, frequently requiring future surgical intervention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Allurion Files for PMA Submission of Elipse Gastric Balloon
Allurion Technologies is one step closer to having its Elipse gastric balloon enter the U.S. market. The Natick, MA-based company announced the PMA submission of the device early Tuesday. The submission comes hot on the heels of Allurion raising $34 million in new funding through a securities financing and a growth capital term loan. Allurion also announced the hiring of Joyce Johnson as VP, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. “Joyce comes to Allurion at an opportune and exciting time as we work towards receiving US regulatory approval from the FDA for the Elipse Balloon,” said Sha...
Source: MDDI - April 7, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Is Capsule Endoscopy Safe?
Title: Is Capsule Endoscopy Safe?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 4/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - April 7, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

No Benefit Seen for Rushing Endoscopy in Some High-Risk GI Patients No Benefit Seen for Rushing Endoscopy in Some High-Risk GI Patients
Performing endoscopy during the first six hours after a patient with gastrointestinal bleeding is handed off to a specialist does not lower the 30-day mortality rate compared to procedures done six to 24 hours after consultation, according to a new study of 516 volunteers reported in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Endoscopy Within Six Hours Does Not Lower Mortality in GI Bleed
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 -- Endoscopy within six hours versus six to 24 hours after consultation is not associated with lower 30-day mortality in patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding who are at high risk for further bleeding or death,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

I ’m a Doctor’s Husband, and I’m Begging You to Keep Medical Workers Like Her Safe
I never imagined needing to have end-of-life conversations with my wife while we were in our thirties. But here was my wife, a doctor board-certified in internal medicine, giving me directives a few days ago as she suited up to head to her New York hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic. “If I’m on a ventilator, I don’t want you to come visit me,” she said stoically. “And do everything you can to keep my parents away, too. I don’t want to infect any of you.” That was the moment it hit me. I was getting a glimpse into what it might feel like for a spouse right before a loved one in ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shahar Ziv Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Endoscopy Safe Early After Heart Attack Endoscopy Safe Early After Heart Attack
Patients hospitalized after a heart attack can safely undergo endoscopy, a large retrospective study reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

SMART Medical Systems Launches G-EYE(R) 760R Colonoscope in the European Endoscopy Market Through FUJIFILM Europe, Under Strategic Distribution Partnership with FUJIFILM Corporation, to Provide Synergetic Colonoscopy Solution in Fight Against Colon Cancer
SMART's G-EYE® 760R colonoscope, incorporating its G-EYE® Balloon Technology designed to increase the detection of cancerous polyps in colonoscopy, will become available by FUJIFILM Europe with its state-of-the-art ELUXEO system, as part of the new... Devices, Oncology, Product Launch, Distribution SMART Medical Systems, Fujifilm, G-EYE, colonoscope, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Revolution in Laparoscopic Training: KARL STORZ and VirtaMed Leap Beyond VR Simulation
TUTTLINGEN, Germany and ZURICH, Feb. 3, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- KARL STORZ, the leading endoscopy manufacturer, and VirtaMed, world leader in medical training simulation, introduce a novel mixed reality simulator bringing innovat... Devices, Product Launch KARL STORZ, VirtaMed, endoscopy, medical training simulation, LapTrainer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Capsule Endoscopy Useful for Evaluating Equivocal Celiac Disease Capsule Endoscopy Useful for Evaluating Equivocal Celiac Disease
Small-bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) is useful for evaluating patients with equivocal celiac disease, researchers in the UK report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Evaluation of corrosive poisoning in adult patients - Acehan S, Satar S, Gulen M, Avci A.
This study is a retrospective one concerning patients admit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Endoscopy vs. Colonoscopy
Title: Endoscopy vs. ColonoscopyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 1/27/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/27/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 27, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

A 3,000-Year-Old Mummy Speaks. Really.
The priest once known as Nesyamun has been a man of few words for the past 3,000 years—which is how things go when you’ve been dead since about 1000 BCE. But according to a study just published in Scientific Reports, he recently spoke in a lab in the United Kingdom, and the single syllable the mummified Nesyamun uttered could open the door to an entire chorus of voices from the ancient Egyptian past. One of the things that makes mummification special among interment rites is that unlike simple burial—in which bodies decay relatively quickly, leaving only bones behind—it preserves soft tissue. That m...
Source: TIME: Science - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Archaeology Research Source Type: news

Iterative Scopes Closes $5.2M Seed Fundraising Round
BOSTON, Jan. 15, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Iterative Scopes, a Gastroenterology AI company with a focus on applying computer vision analytics to complex endoscopy problems, today announced the closure of a $5.2 million seed round -... Devices, Gastroenterology, Venture Capital Iterative Scopes, gastroenterology AI, endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Allurion Kicks It up a Notch with New Funding and Personnel
Allurion has been making some pretty strong moves in the obesity treatment market over the past few days. The Natick, MA-based company recently announced significant funding and the hiring of several key personnel. These measures are being taken to help the company gain FDA approval for the Elipse Balloon for weight loss, and expand its presence outside the U.S. Allurion, which MD+DI once named as one of 5 Obesity Startups You Should Know, raised $34 million in new funding through a securities financing and a growth capital term loan. The round was led by Novalis LifeSciences and Romulus Capital with participation from IDO...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Pentax Medical Remains Committed to Endoscopic Ultrasound Business
Innovation in the Field of Diagnostic and Therapeutic EUS-Guided Procedures Remains an Essential Component of PENTAX Medical's Long-Term Strategy TOKYO, Dec. 19, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PENTAX Medical continues its commitme... Devices PENTAX Medical, Endoscopic Ultrasound, EUS/EBUS-J10, endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doxapram for Low SpO2 During Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Doxapram for Low SpO2 During Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
IV propofol anesthesia is widely used for painless GI endoscopy, but low oxygen saturation may result. Can doxapram alleviate low SpO2 in this scenario?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Wins FDA Clearance for the World & #039;s First Fully Disposable Duodenoscope
Contamination on duodenoscopes after reprocessing continues to be a major concern in the United States, but a recent FDA clearance represents a major step toward combating the problem. Boston Scientific snagged clearance to sell its Exalt-D single-use duodenoscope in the United States to provide visualization and access to the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract to treat bile duct disorders and other upper GI problems. The Exalt-D is the first fully disposable duodenoscope to reach the market. The company is planning a limited U.S. market release of the device during the first quarter of 2...
Source: MDDI - December 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Three patients died after delayed cancer tests at teaching hospital
Three people died of cancer and another four came to severe harm after their endoscopies were delayed, a teaching hospital trust has confirmed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AGA releases guideline on management of gastric intestinal metaplasia
(American Gastroenterological Association) This guideline will aid health care provider decision-making for patients who are undergoing upper endoscopy in North America (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What ’s New at ALD 2020? The First “Laser 101” Full-Day Session
Coral Springs, FL – November 25, 2019 – The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), recently announced its first “Lasers 101” full day educational track at the upcoming 27th annual conference and exhibition, April 2-4 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego.Specifically, the “Lasers 101” track is a day pass program entitled “So You Got a Laser. Now What?” This program will take place on Saturday, April 4th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. According to ALD executive director, Gail Siminovsky, CAE, “This learning track is designed to excite clinicians interested in expl oring laser d...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 2, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

AI Medical Service Inc. announces FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for endoscopic AI system
TOKYO, Nov. 11, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- AI Medical Service Inc., one of the world's first real-time endoscopic artificial intelligence (AI) developers, today announced the Company has secured Breakthrough Device Designation by th... Devices, Gastroenterology, FDA AI Medical Service, endoscopic, artificial intelligence, endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Major Houston hospital system plans $250M Woodlands campus expansion
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center is launching a $250 million expansion project that will add a new eight-floor tower. The 332,510-square-foot South Tower will include new registration, waiting and observation areas; six new operating rooms; endoscopy services; a post-acute care unit; a conference center; a 36-bed patient care unit; an intensive care unit; three shelled floors for future patient growth; and other features, according to a Nov. 8 press release. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Major Houston hospital system plans $250M Woodlands campus expansion
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center is launching a $250 million expansion project that will add a new eight-floor tower. The 332,510-square-foot South Tower will include new registration, waiting and observation areas; six new operating rooms; endoscopy services; a post-acute care unit; a conference center; a 36-bed patient care unit; an intensive care unit; three shelled floors for future patient growth; and other features, according to a Nov. 8 press release. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Junkosha & #039;s Latest Innovation Makes Way for Next-Gen Catheters
A new catheter solution from Junkosha represents a major step toward smaller, more flexible, and higher data capacity catheters, according to the Japanese wire and cable supplier. Tokyo-based Junkosha launched its new Multi-Filar active catheter solution at the recent MD&M Minneapolis expo. The new cables have a capacity of up to 60 power lines depending on AWG size or pitch, and are designed to provide not only increased functionality but also more signals into formerly inaccessible areas of the body, the company said. Using Junkosha’s precision-engineered PTFE lamination tech...
Source: MDDI - November 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Components Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Surgery for hiatal hernias
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After a recent CT scan, endoscopy and colonoscopy, I learned that I have a hiatal hernia containing both stomach and colon, and extrinsic stenosis at the splenic flexure. My understanding is that this is rare and that I will need surgery. Will I need to find a surgeon who has seen this [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 1, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medtronic Displays its GI Genius at UEG Week
Medtronic is taking some very big steps with artificial intelligence. The Dublin-based company is launching GI Genius – a system it said is the first to use AI to detect colorectal polyps. The product’s launch is taking place during United European Gastroenterology Week in Barcelona, Spain. GI Genius was developed by Cosmo Pharmaceuticals and has CE mark. Medtronic is bringing the solution to the market through a distribution agreement with the Dublin-based Cosmo Pharmaceuticals. The GI Genius module uses advanced artificial intelligence to highlight the presence of pre-cancerous lesions...
Source: MDDI - October 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

J & amp;J Talks Up Surgical Robotics Plans
Few medtech sectors are as hot as surgical robotics is right now, so it comes as no surprise that analysts tried to dig for information about Johnson & Johnson's plans for the market during the company's third-quarter earnings call Tuesday. "I couldn't be more bullish around how J&J is going to create value in this space," Ashley McEvoy, EVP and worldwide chairman of Johnson & Johnson's medical device segment, said during the call in response to an analyst's question about surgical robotics. "The goal that we're trying to achieve is really to make medical interventions smarter, less invasive, mor...
Source: MDDI - October 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Guideline Inclusion Could Open More Doors for WATS3D
CDx Diagnostics has some extra firepower behind the WATS3D diagnostic platform. The Suffern, NY-based company said the diagnostic has been included in the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s Standards of Practice Committee’s guideline for the screening and surveillance of Barrett’s esophagus. Since esophageal dysplasia is both highly focal and typically invisible, the effectiveness of upper endoscopy is widely recognized to be limited by the high rate of false-negative sampling error associated with standard 4-quadrant random biopsy. WATS3D, or Wide Area T...
Source: MDDI - October 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

A transnasal foreign body penetrating the spinal cord from the nasopharynx - Takagi D, Shinohara N, Nishida N, Matsui S.
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: This is the first article regarding a transnasal Foreign bodies (FB) penetrating the spinal cord. We tried to remove it safely with a bilateral approach by performing a nasal endoscopy and partial laminectomy. CLINICAL PRESENTATIO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news