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2012-06-10 02:21:13

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Great Comebacks® Program today presented Harriet Pilert, RN, MS, COCN with the WOC Nurse Great Comebacks® Award at the opening ceremony of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN®) Society(TM) 44th Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC. The Great Comebacks® Program annually honors outstanding individuals, including the specialist WOC nurses who inspire their patients to live life to the fullest after...

2012-06-09 14:20:17

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Joanna Burgess, RN, CWOCN of Apex, NC, was honored today as this year's Great Comebacks® National Award recipient at a ceremony held at the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN®) Society(TM) 44th Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC. The Great Comebacks® Program, now in its 27th year, annually honors outstanding individuals who inspire others to live life to the fullest after ostomy surgery. Burgess' ostomy journey of 45 years...

2012-06-04 23:01:21

According to court documents, on April 10th 2012, a Georgia man, Nelson Eddie Caviness, filed a lawsuit in Georgia Northern District Court (case no. 1:2012cv01209) alleging he suffered inflammatory bowel disease from Accutane. Accutane (isotretinoin), manufactured by Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc., is a popular acne medication introduced in 1982. On April 26th, 2012, Caviness´s case was transferred to the Accutane Multidistrict Litigation (MDL 1626) in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of...

2012-05-24 02:28:25

OMER, Israel, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The SRS system by Medigus, offers endoluminal treatment for one of the most common chronic conditions Medigus Ltd. [http://www.medigus.com ] (TASE: MDGS) announced that it has received FDA 510(k) marketing clearance for its SRS endoscopic system. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120524/533495 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120524/533495-logo ) The SRS device is intended for...

2012-05-22 06:25:30

SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company, announced today the thirteen abstracts relating to its proprietary diagnostic platform presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2012. The abstracts (see full list below) highlight Prometheus's innovative technologies aimed at helping healthcare providers personalize patient care with the goal of ultimately helping to improve patient outcomes. Topics span across a wide...

2012-05-22 02:30:15

New research being presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) offers key insights into the prevention and treatment of bowel diseases, which affect millions of people worldwide. Several studies show that factors, including common dietary additives, hormone replacement therapy, oral contraceptives and even high-altitude travel may cause or exacerbate these diseases. Other research examines the effect of cutting-edge therapies on ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, collectively known as...

2012-05-21 10:23:23

SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New study findings presented today show that subcutaneous induction regimens of the anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha therapy SIMPONI® (golimumab) induced clinical response in a majority of patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC) who had previously failed or were intolerant to conventional agents. Investigators presented data from the Janssen Research & Development, LLC, (Janssen)-sponsored Phase 3 study at...

2012-05-18 06:25:12

ATLANTA, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the research and development of treatments for severe central nervous system and immunological disorders, is marking Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2012 in San Diego by reinforcing its commitment to improving the lives of patients with Crohn's disease. UCB will present scientific data at this year's DDW meeting. "DDW is an exciting opportunity for UCB to join its colleagues in the...

2012-05-15 14:23:59

Canada has one of the highest prevalence of IBD in the world with one in 160 Canadians living with IBD and 9,200 new cases diagnosed each year* MONTREAL, May 15, 2012 /CNW/ - As global attention turns towards inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with the upcoming World IBD Day on May 19(th), a group of patients who live with this chronic condition are celebrating World IBD Day early with a public event taking place on May 15(th) at the ByWard Market in Ottawa. The group, called Gut...

2012-05-09 19:43:59

According to research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), the ingredient that gives hot sauce its heat could play a role in the future of weight loss. Ali Tavakkoli, MD, BWH Department of Surgery, and his team have published a study investigating whether two surgeries called vagal de-afferentation-which uses capsaicin, the component responsible for the chili pepper's burning sensation-and vagatomy can achieve weight loss and reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases with fewer side...