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VA: 5th HIV case linked to unsterile equipment

(AP) -- A fifth patient has tested positive for HIV, and seven more tested positive for hepatitis after being exposed to contaminated medical equipment at three Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, the agency said Friday.

May 03, 2009
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Magnitude of dirty VA hospital equipment unknown

(AP) -- Thousands of veterans were at first shocked to learn they should get blood tests for HIV and hepatitis because three hospitals might have treated them with unsterile equipment. Now, just a couple of months after ...

Apr 25, 2009
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Surgery helps chronic sinusitis sufferers get relief

Adults with chronic rhinosinusitis —a debilitating inflammation of the nasal passages that lasts for months and keeps coming back — report significantly improved quality of life following minimally invasive endoscopic ...

Jan 27, 2010
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Endoscopy (pronounced /ɛnˈdɒskəpi/) means looking inside and typically refers to looking inside the body for medical reasons using an endoscope (pronounced /ˈɛndəskoʊp/), an instrument used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike most other medical imaging devices, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ. Endoscopy can also refer to using a borescope in technical situations where direct line of-sight observation is not feasible.

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