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2012-12-12 16:25:00

DENVER, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocky Mountain-region patients living with Acid Reflux disease, also known as GERD, have welcome relief - literally and figuratively - at the hands of Swedish Medical Center's (Live Link to www.SwedishHospital.com) Reginald Bell, M.D. Bell is the only physician in the region performing a new procedure in patients suffering from this debilitating disease. It's known as the LINX® Reflux Management procedure. (Photo:...

2012-12-06 12:28:55

Northwestern Medicine expert explains causes and remedies for heartburn CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every Sunday, millions of Americans turn their attention to the football field to watch their favorite team. Whether tailgating, inside the stadium, or watching at home, most football fans will likely indulge in typical game day snacks, including pizza, wings, salsa and beer, all of which are known triggers for heartburn. Affecting some 40 to 60 million Americans...

2012-12-05 08:25:42

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Biologics, Inc., a bio-pharmaceutical technology company developing and manufacturing novel therapies for oncology and rare diseases announced today the acquisition of laser technologies for use in photodynamic therapy (PDT). The acquisition includes the Diomed(TM) PDT 630 laser and the OPTIGUIDE(TM) fiber optic diffusers, which are currently the only FDA-approved devices for use in PDT with PHOTOFRIN ® (porfimer sodium) for...

2012-12-04 12:03:14

New evidence-based paper aims to inform patients and physicians about current and effective standards of care Heartburn is one of the most common reasons for people to see a doctor, and some physicians often use upper endoscopy to diagnose and manage gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). But most patients do not require the procedure unless other serious symptoms are present, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP) Clinical Guidelines Committee in a new evidence-based...

2012-11-19 12:27:08

GERD Awareness Week is Nov. 18-24; know the symptoms and when to see a doctor to make the holidays and every day comfortable and symptom-free OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout the holiday season, many individuals will eagerly partake in the abundance that graces their tables. After indulging, however, approximately 30 million Americans will suffer the effects of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, making their celebrations less than festive....

2012-11-09 08:28:31

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for a way to help free yourself of persistent heartburn through lifestyle changes? The answer may lie in your body mass index (BMI), a test of whether your weight is too high. Frequent or persistent heartburn is the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Symptoms of GERD can increase along with your waistline. GERD occurs when stomach contents repeatedly flow back (reflux) into the food pipe (esophagus). In addition to...

2012-10-22 22:48:29

Study suggests diabetic men at highest risk independent of obesity, smoking, and alcohol use Patients with Type 2 Diabetes may face an increased risk for Barrett's Esophagus (BE), regardless of other risk factors including smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to research unveiled today at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas. The study, "Diabetes Mellitus Increases the Risk of...

2012-10-22 22:47:12

Statin use is associated with protection from esophagus cancer according to a new meta-analysis of existing clinical studies exploring the cancer prevention effects of statins presented by a Mayo Clinic researcher, Dr. Siddharth Singh, at the American College of Gastroenterology 77th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Singh and his Mayo colleagues conducted a systematic review of eleven studies reporting 8,613 cases of esophageal cancer from studies including almost 1 million...

2012-10-15 07:28:52

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that the REGARD trial, a Phase III study of ramucirumab (IMC-1121B) in patients with metastatic gastric cancer, met its primary endpoint of improved overall survival and also showed prolonged progression-free survival. This trial is the first Phase III data read-out for ramucirumab. The REGARD trial compared ramucirumab and best supportive care to placebo and best supportive care as a second-line...

2012-10-10 07:28:32

WOODLAND PARK, N.J., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Obesity is a health challenge that has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., with more than half of all adults classified as overweight, one in four categorized as obese and millions of Americans considered morbidly obese. The epidemic has profound health implications, causing more than 300,000 deaths in the U.S. annually and cutting the average lifespan of morbidly obese individuals by greater than 10 years. Long-term weight...


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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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