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2013-11-21 12:34:44

Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have developed the first molecular test to diagnose eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic upper gastrointestinal disorder. The incidence of EoE has skyrocketed since it was first characterized two decades ago. The test, based on a 96 gene expression profile, "offers an unprecedented opportunity to improve diagnosis and treatment, and a platform approach for other inflammatory diseases," says Marc Rothenberg, MD, PhD, director...

2013-11-08 23:00:09

The treatment is a new option that can provide faster recovery times for people suffering from disorders of the esophagus. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 Baptist Health is one of the first hospitals in Northeast Florida to treat patients suffering from esophageal disease with a new treatment called truFreeze® spray cryotherapy. This minimally invasive technology involves placing a small catheter in a standard endoscope to spray extremely cold liquid nitrogen to ablate...

2013-10-14 14:33:16

May affect risk of developing esophageal and gastric cancer Overweight adolescents were twice as likely as their normal weight peers to later develop esophageal cancer in a recent study from Israel. The study, which is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, also found that lower socioeconomic status as well as immigration from higher risk countries were important determinants of gastric cancer. Zohar Levi, MD, MHA, of the Rabin Medical...

2013-10-14 11:11:10

Findings from the first large-scale, genome-wide association study of esophageal adenocarcinoma may lead to new screening tools for those at high risk An international consortium co-led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia has identified four genetic variants associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and its precursor, a condition called Barrett's esophagus. The findings, by corresponding...

2013-10-02 13:09:58

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) leads to remission for 91 percent of patients with dysplastic Barrett's esophagus, according to new figures published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Dysplastic Barrett's esophagus is the most serious grade of the condition in which precancerous cells are detected in the esophagus. "In order to make appropriate informed decisions about the use of radiofrequency...

2013-09-10 23:24:13

Miraca Life Sciences continues its commitment to the evolution of molecular testing by expanding diagnostic analysis with HER2 testing. IRVING, Texas (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Miraca Life Sciences is excited to announce the initiation of a new testing protocol that will aid in the management of patients with gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma. This protocol is in response to the 2010 “ToGA” (Trastuzumab in Gastric cancer) clinical trial that demonstrated a clear survival benefit for...

2013-08-28 21:39:55

Comparative studies on benefit are missing / Data on diagnostic and prognostic accuracy lack informative value The patient-relevant benefit of positron emission tomography (PET) in oesophageal cancer, alone or in combination with computed tomography (CT), is not proven due to a lack of comparative studies. In terms of their diagnostic and prognostic accuracy, it also remains unclear whether these diagnostic techniques can detect the spreading of tumors better than conventional diagnostics....


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Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.