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2009-08-12 11:31:36

Hormonal changes during pregnancy increase the lithogenicity of bile and impair gallbladder emptying, which create a favorable environment for gallstone formation. Choledocholithiasis and consequent complications such as pancreatitis and cholangitis are potentially fatal diseases for the mother and fetus.

2009-07-06 07:10:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First-time mom Brandi Phare thought she was all alone when she began suffering postpartum ailments.

2009-05-28 06:00:00

Proteon also receives orphan drug designation for its lead product candidate, PRT-201 WALTHAM, Mass., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Proteon Therapeutics, Inc., announced today that it has completed a second closing of its Series B equity financing, securing an additional $12 million and increasing the total equity capital raised in this round to $50 million.

2009-05-01 08:56:02

After surgery to remove the head of the pancreas, invagination of the pancreas into the small intestine resulted in a lower rate of pancreatic fistula, according to researchers at the Jefferson Pancreas, Biliary and Related Cancer Center.

2009-04-13 15:48:00

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The cost to Medicare for managing chronic kidney disease (CKD) is high; however, IPRO is urging health care providers in New York to work together to both improve patient care and reduce costly complications from the disease.

2009-03-26 09:40:00

10,000 Women with Fistula Receive Life-Changing Surgery WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and EngenderHealth announced today that 10,000 women have received surgery for fistula with U.S. support since 2005.

2009-03-12 13:21:49

For chronic kidney disease patients, both young and old, arteriovenous fistulas (AV) is the top choice for maintaining access to a patients circulatory system during life-saving dialysis.

2009-03-09 08:00:00

Preferred Access at Any Age: Comparison by Interventional Radiologists Shows No Difference in 'Patency' or Openness of Arteriovenous (AV) Fistulas SAN DIEGO, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study shows that for those individuals with chronic kidney disease, it doesn't matter if you're young or old: arteriovenous (AV) fistulas remain the gold standard for maintaining access to one's circulatory system to provide life-sustaining dialysis.

2009-03-05 07:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Proteon Therapeutics, Inc., announced today that it has successfully completed a $38 million Series B equity financing, led by MPM Capital on behalf of the MPM Bio IV NVS Strategic Fund L.P.


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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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