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Boston Scientific is a global medical device company, the 8th largest (based on annual sales, which were over $8 billion in 2010). It is the world's second largest maker of heart devices; prod...
Waiting more than 72 hours for cholecystectomy in patients with acute cholecystitis is associated with more complications and longer time spent in the hospital, according to new research. Reuters He...
THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 -- Delaying cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis for more than 72 hours after admission is associated with an increased length of stay and increased rates of complications a...
A multimedia messaging service (MMS) group chat can be used real-time to grade images during laparoscopic cholecystectomy, researchers report. Reuters Health Information
The diagnostic yield was similar with capsule endoscopy versus standard endoscopy in a proof-of-concept study.
WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 -- Among patients with gallstones, cholecystectomy is associated with a reduced risk for overall, ischemic, and hemorrhagic stroke, according to a study published online June 5...
Pentax Medical has secured 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its IMAGINA endoscopy system. The new endoscopy platform has been developed to use The post PENTAX Medic...
An updated ASGE guideline outlines the appropriate use of 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
To compare the changes in hepatic enzymes and comfort level of the surgeon in low-pressure pneumoperitoneum laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LPPLC, 7 mm Hg) with that of normal pressure pneumoperiton...
We hypothesized that practicing surgeons would successfully achieve a better and more frequent Critical View of Safety (CVS) during laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) after participation in a structure...
The prediction of a difficult cholecystectomy has traditionally been based on certain pre-operative clinical and imaging factors. Most of the previous literature reported small patient cohorts and hav...
Biliary dyskinesia (BD) is a common indication for cholecystectomy in children. Current literature demonstrates an improvement in symptoms after cholecystectomy in most pediatric patients with an EF 6...