Task Force presents new ranking of colorectal cancer screening tests

In its latest recommendations, the US Multi-Society Task Force (MSTF) on Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening confirms that people at average risk should be screened beginning at age 50, and recommends colonoscopy and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) as the “first tier” screening tests for this group. Screening continues to be a first line of defense against CRC, as it can detect ...

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Optim LLC Releases Next Generation LED for ENTity™ Series Flexible Endoscopes

Optim LLC, a premier manufacturer of proprietary flexible endoscopes for use in the visual diagnosis of Ear-Nose-and-Throat (“ENT”) disorders, announced today it has released a new, next generation LED-based illumination system in its ENTity line of flexible laryngoscopes. “We are happy to announce this key enhancement to our ENTity series of products,” stated Paul Joyce, President and CEO of Optim. ...

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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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