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2010-10-21 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and CE Mark approval to market its Advanix(TM) Biliary Plastic Stents for the treatment of biliary strictures, including biliary stone disease, benign biliary strictures, and suspected and confirmed malignancies in the biliary system. The product is now available in Europe and other international...

2010-08-23 07:49:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A recent student at the University of Houston (UH) showed that gallbladder cancer might be associated to an elevated exposure of estrogens. "For the first time, we show that the absence of liver X beta receptors, or LXRB, in a complex interplay with estrogens, induces gallbladder cancer exclusively in female mice," Jan-Ó¦ke Gustafsson, Robert A. Welch Professor in the University of Houston's biology and biochemistry department was quoted as...

2010-06-02 20:20:50

New research findings in Journal of the American College of Surgeons show patients not treated during initial hospitalization required re-admission within 2 years New research findings published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicate that delaying cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder, in elderly patients with sudden inflammation of the organ often results in increased costs, morbidity and mortality. Gallstone disease is the most costly...

2009-10-06 07:36:00

NATICK, Mass., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its WallFlex(®) Biliary RX fully and partially covered stents for the palliative treatment of malignant bile duct strictures. The WallFlex Biliary RX uncovered stent was cleared by the FDA in 2006. All three models of the WallFlex Biliary RX Stenting System -- fully...

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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