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Olympus ordered to pay $6.6 million in damages related to superbug outbreak

July 25, 2017

Endoscope manufacturer Olympus Corp. was ordered to pay $6.6 million in damages to Virginia Mason Medical Center after a jury decided the company failed to provide adequate warnings or instructions after a since-recalled duodenoscope model was manufactured, according to court documents obtained by Kaiser Health News.

The jury also found the Seattle hospital’s negligence played a role in the death of Richard Bigler, a patient who acquired an infection linked to a contaminated scope, and ordered it to pay $1 million to his family, who filed the suit against Olympus.

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Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk for gallbladder removal surgery

July 25, 2017
New data has revealed a link between high adherence to a Mediterranean diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and olive oil, and a lower risk for cholecystectomy…
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FMT ‘highly effective’ for recurrent, refractory C. difficile infection, regardless of preparation, delivery

July 24, 2017
Fecal microbiota transplantation was highly effective for treating recurrent or refractory Clostridium difficile infection, independent of preparation and delivery…
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Financial incentive increases colonoscopy screening

July 24, 2017
Adding a financial incentive of $100 to an offer of colonoscopy screening by email increased the screening rate by more than twofold in a randomized control trial. …
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The Patient with Abdominal Discomfort and Diarrhea

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