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COPD Explained

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 16 million people in the United States suffer from COPD, and millions more are undiagnosed. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that obstructs airflow in the lungs. Chronic lower respiratory diseases, including COPD, are the sixth leading cause of death. Although COPD cannot be cured, the symptoms can be treated.

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Lung Cancer Screenings: Raising Rates and Awareness

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer among men and women, and the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Yet, studies show an alarmingly low rate of participation among those who are eligible for lung cancer screenings.

MedPresence as a telepresence tool for virtual clinical education

Simulation Is About to Get Much More Real

COVID-19-related restrictions on in-class learning have limited access to procedure spaces and created a demand for alternatives such as virtual clinical education. Remote participants such as students, fellows, and mentors need a remote access tool that provides in-room and clinical context video and audio communications—a tool that is much more robust than the typical video teleconference platform. 

Research Round-Up

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Highlights: Case Study Article, Video a Window into Next-generation Duodenoscope

Adoption of new technology, such as Olympus’ TJF-Q190V duodenoscope, for ERCP procedures does not present a substantial learning curve to Muhammad K. Hasan, MD, FACG, medical director for the Center for Interventional Endoscopy at AdventHealth in Orlando, FL. He used the scope, designed with a disposable distal endcap and features intended to improve visualization, during two clinical cases described in “Drivers Ed: Behind the Wheel of a Next-generation Duodenoscope” (“Article”) (see instructions for downloading this free article at the end of this post).

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ORBEYE Helps Surgical Teams Protect Against COVID-19

A recent case report published in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery details how the use of the ORBEYE 4K 3D exoscope allows surgeons to perform otologic surgery with sterile draping and proper PPE without compromising surgical visualization or patient outcomes.

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Jim's iTind™ Experience

Jim has been receiving treatment for enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, for almost 10 years. For most of that time, he was taking prescription medication, but when the drugs began to lose their effect, Jim and his urologist began discussing other options for treatment.

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“Don’t suffer silently.”

Dr. Jed Kaminetsky urged men to take advantage of the BPH treatment options available, including minimally invasive procedures.

At Our Core

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Colonoscopy Prep: Don’t Believe The Hype

I knew that a colonoscopy remained the best option for colorectal cancer screening given its thoroughness and the opportunity to remove any polyps that may have developed. I also knew that provided I would get the all-clear from my physician following the procedure, I wouldn’t need to think about another colonoscopy for a decade. But with the good comes the potentially uncomfortable. ~Ed Sieger

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Olympus Executives Talk About Going Global, Shifting Focus

Within the last 100 years, Olympus’ core success was founded on its technology and innovation, according to COO Nacho Abia. To those outside of the organization, Olympus’ pervasive branding as “the camera company” still sticks, despite the divestiture of that business in 2020. The company continues to pivot, and with recent news of impressive earnings in FY22, a listen back to a January 2022 MassDevice podcast in which Nacho was interviewed, along with Gabriela Kaynor, Division Head of Therapeutics Solutions, proves insightful to some of these shifts.

Olympus team at previous Tour De Tush Event

A New Spin on the Tour de Tush: National, Virtual, and Goal Attainable

The annual event is in its second virtual year, and Maggie has renewed her 200-mile “Weekend Warrior” goal for the month, which she plans to tackle on both her Trek® road bike and her Peloton® stationary bike. Maggie started racking up her miles on May 1, 2022, the first day of the month-long event.

Inside Olympus

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Making A Difference One Product At A Time

When Inna Brockman first came to Olympus, it wasn’t due to Olympus’ reputation in the medical device industry, but an opportunity that inspired her.
“I always heard about Olympus,” she explained. “But I stumbled on [the job listing] by accident… [and it] kind of spoke to me.”

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Spotlight on Talent: Scott Pfeifer

The development of single-use bronchoscopes and navigational tools and instruments requires top software talent, and Scott says his team is amazing to work with.