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Air Force: As many as 135 patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis at Al Udeid clinic

Improperly cleaned medical equipment at the clinic at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar may have exposed as many as 135 patients to blood-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C over an eight-year period. The Air Force Surgeon General said Monday that Air Force Medical Service found that endoscopes used for upper and lower gastrointestinal procedures “were ...

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US Endoscopy announces full market release of the AquaShield® system CO2 – Fujinon

MENTOR, OHIO — JUNE 21, 2017 — US Endoscopy, a leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, today announced the release of the AquaShield® system CO2 – Fujinon. This new line item joins the existing AquaShield® system portfolio of disposable water bottle cap solutions.  The AquaShield® system offers an alternative option to reprocessing reusable water bottle systems and helps minimize ...

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US ENDOSCOPY ACQUIRES THE PADLOCK CLIP™ DEFECT CLOSURE SYSTEM PRODUCT LINE FROM APONOS MEDICAL

US Endoscopy, a leader in endoscopy device design and manufacturing, today announced the acquisition of the Padlock Clip™ defect closure system product line from Aponos Medical Corporation. Based in Kingston, New Hampshire and founded in 2008, Aponos Medical is a medical device manufacturer specializing in tissue management and closure in the GI space. Ideal for closure of GI tract luminal ...

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VolitionRx presents at World Congress of GI Endoscopy

VolitionRx Limited (NYSE MKT: VNRX) has presented data at the World Congress of GI Endoscopy (ENDO) 2017 conference in Hyderabad, India, from a study that confirms prior test results that the Nu.QTM Colorectal Cancer Screening Triage test reduces the total number of colonoscopy referrals while maintaining high sensitivity for cancer detection. “This is a key clinical milestone in the launch of our Nu.QTM Triage product. This ...

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Intestinal bacteria alter gut and brain function: McMaster study

Research from McMaster University has found that bacteria in the gut impacts both intestinal and behavioral symptoms in patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a finding which could lead to new microbiota-directed treatments. The new study, published today in Science Translational Medicine, was led by researchers from the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster, Drs. Premysl Bercik and ...

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