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2014-04-09 23:29:35

Cancers of the liver are increasing in incidence faster than any other cancer in the U.S. and other western countries, and are a leading cause of cancer death worldwide. CanLiv - The Hepatobiliary Cancers Foundation will bring together researchers, cancer doctors, patient advocates, and industry partners to collaboratively develop better treatment for liver cancer patients at its 4th Annual Research Symposium, May 9, 2014 at ASCO Conference Center in Alexandria, VA. Alexandria, VA...

2014-01-09 12:26:37

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xlumena, Inc., a leader in advanced endoscopic devices, today announced the first US commercial use of its AXIOS Stent and Delivery System (AXIOS) at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco. The recent FDA clearance of AXIOS represents a significant breakthrough in the treatment of patients with pancreatic pseudocysts and fluid collections. There are more than 90,000 cases of pseudocysts and pancreatic fluid...

2013-12-03 08:31:29

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xlumena, Inc., a leader in the development of advanced endoscopic devices, today announced the close of a $25 million Series C financing. Led by Third Point LLC, the round of funding includes existing investors Prism VentureWorks, Charter Life Sciences, Ascent Biomedical Ventures and Aperture Venture Partners. Xlumena will use the Series C proceeds to expand global commercialization efforts for its AXIOS family of devices and...

2013-11-04 10:40:59

A team of scientists from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Fundeni Clinical Institute (Romania) and Koen Kaen University (Thailand), have made a seminal breakthrough in understanding the molecular basis of bile duct cancer or cholangiocarcinoma, a rare but highly lethal form of liver cancer. The team, led by Professors Teh Bin Tean, Patrick Tan, Steve Rozen, Irinel Popescu and Vajaraphongsa Bhudhisawasdi, used advanced DNA sequencing...

2013-05-15 12:34:32

Study Evaluates Clinical Outcomes of Self-Expanding Metal Stents as a Bridge to Surgery NATICK, Mass., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The first patient has been enrolled in a clinical investigation evaluating the use of the Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) WallFlex® Biliary RX Stent, a self-expanding metal stent (SEMS), as a bridge to surgery compared with the absence of drainage prior to surgery. This multi-center, prospective, randomized study is expected to enroll 294...

2013-04-30 23:15:28

An experimental procedure successfully tested in obese laboratory rats may provide a less-invasive alternative to bariatric weight-loss surgery, researchers report online in Endocrinology. Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center used a catheter to re-direct the flow of bile from the bile duct into the small intestine, producing the same metabolic and weight-loss benefits as bariatric surgeries such as gastric by-pass. They named the procedure bile diversion, or BD....

2013-04-30 12:26:38

CINCINNATI, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experimental procedure successfully tested in obese laboratory rats may provide a less-invasive alternative to bariatric weight-loss surgery, researchers report online in Endocrinology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center used a catheter to re-direct the flow of bile from the bile duct into the small intestine, producing the same metabolic and...

2013-04-26 10:38:19

New data from two clinical trials presented today at the International Liver Congress 2013 demonstrate substantial improvements in the detection of both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC) using diagnostic urine tests. HCC is common throughout the world and most often develops as a late complication of chronic viral hepatitis or cirrhosis of any cause. The overall survival rate of HCC is poor and so screening for HCC offers the best hope for early detection,...

2012-12-04 08:28:58

NATICK, Mass., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The first patient has been enrolled in a Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) study comparing the WallFlex® Biliary RX Fully Covered self-expanding metal stent (SEMS) to plastic stents for the treatment of benign bile duct strictures caused by chronic pancreatitis. This multi-center, prospective, randomized study will enroll 164 patients at leading hospitals in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy...

2012-11-08 04:22:50

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, November 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Albireo AB (Gothenburg, Sweden; "Albireo"), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in gastroenterology, today announced that A4250 (an inhibitor of the ileal bile acid transporter, IBAT/ASBT) has been granted orphan-drug designation by the U.S Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for the treatment of - Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC) - Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)...


Latest Bile duct Reference Libraries

Liver
2013-04-30 14:18:06

The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...

Gallbladder
2013-03-05 14:18:48

The gall bladder is the sac-shaped organ that is the passage between the liver and intestine where bile is held. Formation and Orientation The gall bladder is relatively 8 cm by 4 cm when fully formed. The gallbladder is angled between the rectus abdominis muscle and the costal margin. It is hollow and is made up of three parts; the fundus, the body and the neck. The fundus is the part of the gallbladder that is most far from the cystic duct. This is at the same level of the...

Interventional Radiology
2013-03-04 16:18:42

Interventional radiology (IR) is a special sub-operation under general radiology. It is used to find, diagnose and treat a disease in almost every body system. The process of interventional radiology is very noninvasive to help with the recovery and outcome of the procedure. It utilizes x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other modes of imaging in order to direct tools in the body as well as a variety of catheters, narrow tubes, so that incisions can be minimalized. How it is Performed...

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