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2014-08-27 16:25:46

BOSTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhythm, a biopharmaceutical company developing peptide therapeutics that address gastrointestinal diseases and genetic deficiencies that result in metabolic disorders, announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have...

2014-08-26 16:27:52

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a medical condition where symptoms occur and the stomach cannot empty properly. The impact of the condition is significant. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140826/139866 The number of people with gastroparesis appears to be rising. Yet gastroparesis is poorly understood. More community awareness is needed about the condition. "Gastroparesis can have a significant impact on a person's...

2014-08-05 16:27:07

Southwest Gastroenterology encourages patients to make time to visit their office for a colonoscopy. OAK LAWN, Ill., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The latest statistics show that over 130,000 patients are diagnosed with colon cancer each year. It is a condition that can be most efficiently resolved when it's caught early, which is why Dr. Jeffrey Port strongly suggests that patients come in to get screened with a colonoscopy.A colonoscopy can identify colorectal cancer and...

intestine of a mouse
2014-07-07 05:11:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University at Buffalo are developing a new imaging technique that could allow doctors to identify and treat gastrointestinal ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease more easily. While the location of the small intestine makes it difficult to examine the organ using traditional methods such as MRIs and ultrasound images, the authors of a study appearing in the July 6 edition of Nature...

2014-06-27 23:02:20

In honor of Men’s Health Awareness Month, the treatment center is educating their patients and the community on colon cancer. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 June is Men’s Health Awareness Month, and the Digestive & Liver Disease Center of San Antonio is ready to help patients and the community become more aware of the third most common cancer in America: colon cancer. Colon cancer affects both men and women equally. It begins with a small growth called a polyp. Colon cancer...

2014-06-23 16:25:08

MINNEAPOLIS, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medivators Inc., a Cantel Medical company and a leading medical device manufacturer with over thirty years in endoscopy technology, announces the debut of the JET PREP(TM) Endoscopic Flushing Device, a novel irrigation and suction device that clears and removes debris and obstructions from the colon during a colonoscopy, resulting in improved visualization of the gastrointestinal tract and increased polyp detection. Colonoscopy is an...

2014-06-09 12:30:34

Quality-of-Life Survey Scores on Medications and Presence of Esophagitis Appear to Be Best Correlated Predictors of Success SAN MATEO, Calif., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoGastric Solutions® (EGS), a leader in endoluminal reconstructive treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), announced publication of US registry data on patient factors predictive of positive outcomes following transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF). The study demonstrates that patients with an...

2014-05-08 12:29:40

ISFIYA, Israel, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new investigational imaging capsule has the potential to safely produce high-resolution images of the colon without requiring patients to go through the bowel cleansing process beforehand, according to data presented at a research forum during the Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®) 2014 annual meeting which took place this week in Chicago. "Fewer than 20% of Europeans and 55% of Americans in the target population for colon screening...

2014-05-06 16:31:52

CHICAGO, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research presented this week at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) provides insight into the development and new treatments of diseases, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, colorectal cancer and ulcers. Key studies presented include: -- Weight-loss surgery can reduce liver damage. Bariatric surgery, which is best known for its ability to help patients lose weight, can also result in improvement in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease...

2014-04-30 23:17:18

Miraca's presence will include the presentation of nine research posters, two platforms, and the introduction of consultative services for GI practices Irving, TX (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Miraca Life Sciences, (MLS) the nation’s largest independent anatomic pathology lab, will have a significant presence at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2014, including the presentation of nine research posters, two platforms, and the introduction of consultative services for practices as they face new...


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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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