PENTAX Medical Blog

PENTAX INSIGHT Education: Case Reports

PENTAX Medical is committed to continuing to be a true partner in education and innovation. That’s why we’re pleased to present the PENTAX INSIGHT Studio Case Reports. In partnership with global endoscopic ultrasound Key Opinion Leader, Dr. Anand..

Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Is Adherence to Quality Metrics Associated with Improved Survival?


In 2009, the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) approved a set of quality measures for the pretreatment, treatment, and posttreatment of patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Per these metrics, pretreatment evaluation..

5 Ways ServiceWorks One is Fixing the Service Model

By prioritizing risk prevention and cost reduction, PENTAX helps customers stay a step ahead.

There are many capitated service agreements, but ServiceWorks One is unique. We’ve redesigned our entire service program around identifying preventable..

Integrating Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) into Clinical Practice


Assessing patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) has become more prevalent throughout the healthcare field. By collecting PROMs, physicians gain insight into each patient’s care experience and view of his or her own health status.


The Utility of Office-Based Procedures to Diagnose and Treat Laryngeal Disorders


The recent development of distal chip endoscopes and the inclusion of a working channel have expanded possibilities for the outpatient diagnosis and management of laryngeal disorders.

This literature review aims to determine the clinical..

An Investigation of the Post-Laryngectomy Swallow Using Videofluoroscopy and FEES

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An Investigation of the Post-Laryngectomy Swallow Using Videofluoroscopy and FEES

This study aims to compare the reliability and inter-instrument agreement of two techniques,..

Is Flexible Endoscopic Biopsy a Safe Way to Diagnose Laryngopharyngeal Lesions?

Owing to recent advances in transnasal endoscopy, flexible endoscopic biopsy (FEB) has become the diagnostic modality of choice for benign and malignant laryngopharyngeal lesions. The following study aims to examine the safety of this office-based..

The Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia (CSID) as a Classification Tool for Voice Disorders

The following blog post discusses findings presented in an award-winning article by Dr. Shaheen N. Awan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, winner of the 2016 “Journal of Voice Best Paper Award” in the Speech-Language Pathology/Vocal Pedagogy category, awarded at the..

Does Secondary Furlow Palatoplasty Worsen Palatal Motion?


A widely-accepted technique for primary cleft palate repairs, Furlow palatoplasty is also used for secondary repairs to treat complications such as fistula development or persistent velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). However, due to its..

Optimizing Diagnostic Yields of EUS-Guided Liver Biopsy: An Assessment of Tissue Acquisition Techniques and Needle Types


EUS-guided liver biopsy continues to grow in popularity as an alternative to transjugular and percutaneous approaches used to assess disease status in patients with chronic liver disease or cirrhosis. However, the diagnostic accuracy of..