Endoscopy

Study Shows Existing Flexible Endoscopes Reprocessing Techniques Insufficient for Bacteria Removal

According to a new study, current endoscopic manufacturer cleaning instructions for a wide range of gastrointestinal, urological and respiratory devices used in diagnostic procedures still fail to protect patients from the risk of infection.

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3.5 Million Laparoscopic Procedures Performed in the US Across 12 Procedure Types According to iData Procedure Tracker

Are your sales following the most current procedure trends? Contact us and schedule a demo to find out which procedures are driving volumes within a particular state, hospital, ASC or even physicians.

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Lumenis Advances Endometriosis Therapy and Awareness

Providing Gynecologists and Their Patients True Added Value with a Delicate and Precise Surgical Tool and a New Online Resource for Patient Education and Support at the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) Annual Meeting.

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Biocorp Releases Inspair, Smart Sensor Connected Inhaler Device to Assist Patients with Asthma or COPD

BIOCORP, a French company specializing in the development and manufacturing of medical devices and smart drug delivery systems, recently announced the launch of Inspair, the smart sensor which converts inhalers into connected devices to help patients with Asthma or COPD.

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iData Laparoscope News Roundup: Fortimedix, Teleflex, Levita Magnetics

Fortimedix FMX314 Surgical Platform Emulates Multi-Port Laparoscopy, Teleflex Percuvance Percutaneous Surgical System Makes Laparoscopy Less Invasive, and Levita Magnetic Platform Expedites Gallbladder Removal

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Olympus, Pentax, Karl Storz Lead Shift to Popular Flexible Videoscopes in US Ear, Nose and Throat Endoscope Market

In 2015, there were nearly 6 million ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedures performed in the United States; the total market for ENT endoscopes was valued at over $75 million.

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Integrated Imaging System Provides New Focus for Laparoscopy

The new system centres around retractable micro-lens arrays integrated onto the end of each port. When a port is inserted into the body, these cameras will flare out in a ring, allowing the surgeon to use the port simultaneously for imaging and operating.

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Bronchial Thermoplasty for the Treatment of Asthma

Bronchial thermoplasty utilizes thermal energy (heat) on the smooth muscle inside the airways of the lungs. It is this smooth muscle that is enlarged (hypertrophy) and more abundant (hyperplasia) in the lungs of severe asthmatics.

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Shift Toward Minimally Invasive Treatment Transforms Chronic Sinusitis Market

Chronic sinusitis is a highly prevalent condition, with approximately 12.5 percent of the American population affected annually. It is categorized by an inflammation of the sinuses lasting more than 12 weeks, with symptoms ranging from nasal congestion to maxillofacial pain.

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Arthroscopy Association of North America 35th Annual Meeting 2016

The 35th Annual Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Meeting will be taking place on April 14-16, 2016. This year’s meeting will be held in Boston Massachusetts at the John B. Hynes Veteran Memorial Convention Center.

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