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Study Finds Texture and Color Enhancement Imaging Improves Colonic Adenoma Detection

The results from a 2023 multicenter randomized controlled trial published in Gastroenterology reveal Texture and Color Enhancement Imaging (TXI™) technology, available on the Olympus® EVIS X1™ endoscopy system, significantly improves the adenoma detection rate (ADR) and the rate of adenomas per colonoscopy (APC) ≥5mm in size versus white light endoscopy (WLE),3 highlighting its potential in enhancing the quality of colonoscopy screenings. 

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Clinical audience with business professional

Healthcare Headwinds and Our Supply Chain Friends

“What’s Going On? Seven Trends on Healthcare Supply Chain Professionals’ Radar,” uncovers some of the myriad issues related to healthcare workforce shortages, supply chain sustainability, quality metrics and more—and includes resources and potential solutions for consideration.

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So Many Men Have This Issue, and Nobody Wants To Talk About It

When Mario Elia was in his 40s, he said he began experiencing a weakened urine stream due to what physicians deemed a “lazy urethra.” The Toronto resident didn’t experience any other symptoms generally associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as an enlarged prostate, so it was little more than a nuisance he learned to live with for years.

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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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I’m a Surgeon Who Works in MedTech. I Would Never Rule Out the Power of Lifestyle Changes for Treating Disease

So, what does a former neurological surgeon like me have to do with liver disease? In medicine and surgery, I can attest, each health detail is indeed inter-connected to many others. Olympus hired me, among other physicians, nurses, and scientists, because it is committed to building a team of clinicians who can strongly advocate for patient interests in conversations with other health care providers, allied health professionals, hospital executives, professional societies, and many other stakeholders of the health ecosystem.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Normalizing Colonoscopies: A Family Tradition

Coming to terms at an early age with the death of a loved one is an indelible milestone. For Josh Reinert, it was the loss of his grandfather on his maternal side. He was 18. “At that age you’re not really friends with a lot of adults, but my grandfather was one of my best friends at that time. He was my buddy,” Josh recalled. “We did a lot together.”

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Transforming Trepidation: A Medtech Leader’s Colonoscopy Experience

With March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Kurt offered to share his recent colonoscopy experience, not only to help raise awareness of the recommended screening age of 45 and the value in knowing your family history, but to acknowledge his own regret about being less than proactive when it came to his health.

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Emily and Omni Team

From Muncie to Massachusetts: Spotlight on Olympus Employee Emily Halley

Emily explained that when non-Olympus employees ask about a certain job posting, she gets excited to talk about her employer. “I think that I may scare people off,” she laughed. “They’ll message me to ask what I think, and then I send five pages worth of all the reasons that I think they should go for it. I just really want people to experience Olympus.”

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Bartlett Remembers Colleagues through Tennessee Tree Day

This past spring, Olympus had four trees dedicated to the four Bartlett employees who had passed away between February 2020 and September 2022: Mike Duncan, Jay Farmer, Ken Klabbatz and Jim Wheeler. The Tennessee Environmental Council planted these trees throughout the state and provided Olympus with certificates of dedication for each.