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2013-05-21 08:28:59

ORLANDO, Fla., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) suggests that more objective testing may substantially reduce the cost and risk of managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is believed to affect nearly 25 percent of adults. Researchers at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill-Cornell Medical College found that almost a third of patients undergoing treatment have no measurable signs of the chronic...

2013-05-18 12:20:12

EndoChoice's Fuse system receives FDA 510(k) Clearance ORLANDO, Fla., May 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Although colonoscopy exams prevent many colon cancer deaths(1) and are considered the most sensitive method for detecting colorectal cancers(2), the procedure is not completely effective in preventing cancer cases(3). EndoChoice(®) Inc. today unveiled research that shows that its new Fuse(TM) system significantly improves the accuracy of this procedure and greatly reduces the...

2013-05-01 12:38:03

Individuals who have experienced a major bleed from their stomach or esophagus (known as an upper gastrointestinal bleed) may be more likely to die from other causes, particularly malignant tumors and cardiovascular disease, than those without an upper gastrointestinal bleed, according to a study by UK researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. These findings are important as they suggest that an upper gastrointestinal bleed may be either a cause or an indicator of a decline in a...

2013-04-15 10:55:00

Additional fluoroscopic and CT views can substantially reduce complications that occur during percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy, a procedure used for patients who require a gastric tube for nutritional support. "In a study of 146 patients, we saw a major complications rate of 5.9%," said Dr. Erich Lang, of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, in Brooklyn, NY and lead author of the study. Major complications included organ injury with hemorrhage and colonic perforation, he said. Minor...

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....

2012-11-15 16:26:29

ASGE encourages patients and families to learn about the disease and seek support OAK BROOK, Ill., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This November, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is raising awareness about pancreatic cancer and encouraging patients and their families to become educated about the disease, to ask their doctor about treatments and to reach out for support. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States....

2012-10-22 22:49:46

Experimental treatment in pediatric patient resolves life-threatening GI bleeding crisis The number of patients dying from upper gastrointestinal bleeding has decreased over the past two decades, a result researchers attribute to the advances in medical and endoscopic therapies introduced over the past 20 years, according to a report unveiled today at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas. One example of how such advances are impacting...

2012-10-03 10:23:56

BURTONSVILLE, Md., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChiRhoClin, Inc. is pleased to notify the medical community that ChiRhoStim® (Human Secretin for Injection) has returned to the market. In cooperation with the FDA CDER Drug Shortage Team, ChiRhoClin is permitted to market the current batch of ChiRhoStim® until its new manufacturing site is operational by the beginning of 2013. ChiRhoStim® is an orphan drug product that aids in the diagnoses of pancreatic cancer and pancreatic...

2012-09-02 23:04:15

Acid reflux cure found in new holistic remedy e-book that is written by an ex-heartburn sufferer. Nutritionist Jeff Martin authored his new holistic remedy e-book to help those suffering from acid reflux and heartburn systems to find a cure without medical treatment. Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 02, 2012 Acid reflux is a condition that an estimated 72 percent of the population struggles with each year. While those that do not have this condition may not understand it, those that do...


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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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