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Combine the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently lowering the recommended initial colorectal screening age from 50 to 45 with the influx of newly scheduled screenings from patients who postponed their colonoscopies during the height...

Ensuring that reprocessed endoscopes are completely dry during storage remains an important patient safety topic in the world of endoscopy. Residual moisture in and around endoscopes promotes the growth...

In March, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) updated ANSI/AAMI ST91:2021, its standard for the cleaning and storing of flexible endoscopes. The new guidance document — which addresses...

Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening and surveillance, but folds and blind spots within the colon can harbor precancerous polyps that may be...

Best practices in the high-level disinfection of flexible endoscopes must be prioritized after every one of the estimated 15 million colonoscopies performed each year in the U.S.,...

There are between 75 and 100 intricate steps involved in the proper reprocessing of flexible endoscopes. That means there are countless opportunities for staff to miss critical steps...

Efforts to keep your GI center running on all cylinders should focus on one all-encompassing goal: optimizing efficiencies. That’s according to gastroenterologist...

How does the structure and design of a healthcare facility impact the performance of the surgeon and the outcome of the surgery?...

People who love the outdoors and value affordable living are flocking to Boise, Idaho, making it one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. This incredible population...

Colonoscopes are the workhorses of endoscopy centers. When evaluating these products, focus on their reliability, image quality and features that improve visualization and navigation for the endoscopist. Let’s drill down...

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The better surgeons can see anatomy during minimally invasive abdominal procedures, the more precise their work will be. Ultra-high-def camera systems, image-enhancement...

This is a hectic time to run a GI center, isn't it? As you keep pace with newly scheduled colonoscopies and work through a backlog of postponed procedures, know the stakes...

Getting back up and running and returning to a sense of normalcy are phrases that have been thrown around since COVID-19 hit. As elective procedures such as colonoscopies began to ramp back up after last year's nationwide...

The Oregon Clinic Gastroenterology East at Gateway in Portland ?shut down in March for nearly two months when the pandemic's initial wave hit the west coast hard....

Ultrathin endoscopes have proven to be invaluable instruments for examining the upper GI tract of patients with challenging anatomy, even if that wasn't their intended...

When the American Cancer Society recommended colonoscopy screenings should start at age 45 instead of age 50 last May, you might have wondered how you were going to...

Boost Your Endoscope Efficiency;Small improvements in colonoscopy screenings will help keep patients moving.

The heavy use and repeated high-level disinfection flexible endoscopes endure can be problematic. A pinhole in an insertion tube, a drop of moisture collection...

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