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2009-07-22 10:00:00

Scientists have linked an overactive response by one of the immune system's key weapons against infection "“ natural killer, or NK, cells "“ to the onset of biliary atresia in infants, a disease where blocked bile ducts can cause severe liver damage and death.Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center also report that blocking a gene that helps NK cells attack bile duct tissues lessens damage and may be a way to treat the most common cause of chronically...

2009-06-01 07:46:36

Pancreatic cancer and bile duct cancer are difficult to diagnose and often fatal because they are discovered in the advanced stages of the disease. Researchers have developed new tests that double the ability to detect bile duct and pancreatic cancers, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the June issue of Gastroenterology.Pancreatobiliary tumors such as bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) and pancreatic cancer often present as strictures, or a narrowing of the duct that can either...

2009-05-28 07:30:00

Studies to be presented on safety and efficacy of SpyGlass System for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures throughout pancreatico-biliary system NATICK, Mass., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that 14 abstracts and additional clinical data analyses involving the SpyGlass(R) Direct Visualization System will be presented at Digestive Disease Week(R) (DDW), which runs from May 30 to June 4 in Chicago. "The impressive number of...

2008-09-21 00:00:23

A new study finds that efforts to make sure medical residents in the United States and Canada get more rest are getting results. Researchers tracked patients who underwent gallbladder removals at a California hospital, The Toronto Globe and Mail reported. They found fewer complications in patients after 2003, when residents were limited to an 80-hour work week. Before 2003, about 1 percent of patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures suffered from bile duct injuries...

2008-09-03 09:00:46

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Sept. 3, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new imaging system that allows physicians to examine tissue at the cellular level from inside the body may now enable them to more effectively diagnose cancer of the bile ducts, according to a new study in the September 2008 issue of the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. This cancer, medically known as cholangiocarcinoma, is one of the most difficult to detect and treat. "Accurate diagnosis and staging of cancer of the...

2006-07-07 21:58:19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results of a study conducted in China indicate that drinking tea reduces the risk of bile stones and cancer, especially among women. Bile stones, which are often seen in women and have been linked to obesity, occur in the ducts that transfer bile from the liver to the small intestine. If the stones block the opening of the gallbladder, they can cause discomfort and pain, typically located just below the rib cage on the right side of the abdomen. At this...


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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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