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    1970s Medical Advances

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    stent system is used to help prevent symptoms of ischaemia. Ischaemia causes low blood levels flowing to parts of the body. The bioabsorbable everolimus-eluting coronary stent system “scaffolds the vessel wall when needed then disappears once the acute recoil and constructive remodelling processes have subsided.” In a study involving the stent, one out of 30 patients receiving the stent had a myocardial infarction due to his or her ischaemia (Ormiston, et. al.). Advancements made in the 2010s include capsule endoscopy and a drug-coated angioplasty balloon catheter. The procedure of capsule endoscopy is the more advanced version of an endoscopic procedure. It consists of a small pill with a camera inside. The capsule is swallowed by the patient, and it then takes pictures while traveling through the digestive tract. This is helpful to doctors because the pill will capture images of the small intestine, which is normally difficult to reach. Capsule endoscopy is used to help find the cause of gastrointestinal bleeding, screening for polyps, diagnosing Crohn’s disease, and many other reasons (Mayo Clinic Staff). The drug-coated angioplasty balloon catheter is a more advanced version of the angioplasty balloon catheter mentioned in the advances of the 1980s. It is the same as the original, except for the drug coated on the balloon. This device is called the Lutonix 035 Drug Coated Balloon Percutaneous Transluminal Catheter, or Lutonix DCB for short. The…

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    Endoscopy Experience

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    The Endoscopy Experience When searching whatsoever the developments in science and medicine, the methods we could perform today are astounding. The way and quality by which experts can gather details about your body or fix disorder would appear like sci-fi only half a century ago. Ingesting a video camera that can take 1000's of images from the small intestine so a physician can view them just like a movie and identify an issue sounds a lot more like a chapter of Star Wars than a real…

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    I did one day of a medicine/surgical clinical day with Anne Hartman at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. The day began at 0800 and ended shortly after 1600. There were several differences along the way starting with the time. I teach clinicals for Iowa College of Nursing and they begin at 0645 and end at 1530. Anne had informed me that she was not a morning person and got to chose what times she did her clinicals out. Plus, the hours she taught clinicals counted toward her full time…

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    Endoscopy Research Paper

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    Endoscopy and bronchoscopy doctors undergo most of the same training as other doctors, and then they take additional training to develop special skills. A typical course of training includes a four-year undergraduate degree, followed by four years of medical school, to acquire their M.D. degree and qualify for a medical license. After that, they usually complete a three-year residency program in internal medicine, and a three to four year fellowship in Gastroenterology of pulmonary medicine.…

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    Turning ourselves inside is not an option at the moment, but, the Endoscopy Pill is. It allows you to know what’s exactly going on inside our bodies and answers all the questions on why you may feel the way you do. The Endoscopy Pill is affordable, easy to use, and in no way uncomfortable for it’s users. The best method for diagnosing a patient is the Endoscopy Pill because it guarantees a 100% accurate results and gives society answers to not knowing what goes on inside our bodies.…

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    Dyspepsia

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    epigastric fullness after meals, often described by the patients as indigestion. The assessment of trending diagnostic patterns in upper GI endoscopy is important to validate the priority of endoscopic evaluation over other modalities of investigation for dyspepsia. The significant patterns may form a platform for new epidemiological studies to re-assess the risk factors and distribution of diseases causing dyspepsia in South Indian population AIM A retrospective study to assess the trends of…

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    These test include: labs, CT scans, GI series, and intestinal endoscopy. During the lab tests a sample of blood and stool will be taken. Blood is taken for red blood cell count to detect signs of anemia and for white blood cells to detect areas of inflammation. Stool is taken for a comparison it could potentially have in other digestive diseases. A CT scan is a variety of x-rays and when patients drink a contrast medium substance the scans are able to tell that is for certain Crohn’s disease and…

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    Pill Cam Disadvantages

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    One of the most effective application can be seen in the Endocrinology section. In which the process of Endoscopy was developed. This process is used to diagnose or examine the conditions regarding the digestive tract of a patient. This process is done by inserting an 8 mm tube, which is called an endoscope. The device is inserted through the mouth of the patient and it has a camera connected to its end, which is used to transmit images through a monitor that serves as a guide for a physician…

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    Quality Infrastructure The organization of Gastroenterology Associates uses two popular information management systems that fall into the category of electronic health records (EHR). In fact, this organization uses two separate EHRs, one for the Endoscopy Department and the second for the Gastroenterology Department. The Endoscopy Department uses MD Reports, specifically the Endo Report Writer tool. This specific program has a documentation tool used for surgery centers to record in detail the…

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    Gastric Polyps A gastric polyp, also called a stomach polyp, is a growth on the lining of the stomach. Most polyps are not dangerous, but some can be harmful because of their size, location, or type. Polyps that can become harmful include: Large polyps. These can turn into sores (ulcers). Polyps that cause a blockage. A kind of polyp called an adenoma. This type of polyp can become cancerous. CAUSES Gastric polyps form when the lining of the stomach gets inflamed or damaged.…

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