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NEW YORK and ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lycera Corp., a biopharmaceutical company developing breakthrough immunomodulatory medicines to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer,
SAINT PREX, Switzerland and AMSTERDAM, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, the journal Digestive and Liver Disease and Ferring Pharmaceuticals announce
NEW YORK, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 40 countries across the globe are joining together this year in a unified effort to raise awareness about Crohn's disease and
LONDON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- About Ostomy ProductsOstomy refers to a surgically made opening (stoma) in the body for the excretion of waste products such as stools, mucus, and
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) presented the 2015 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award to Roger I.
PRINCETON, N.J., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc.
NEW YORK, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to raise support for patients and families dealing with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
Study results support a test-and-treat strategy that could benefit symptomatic patients MODI'IN, Israel, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Exalenz Bioscience (TASE: EXEN), a leader in
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Duodenal atresia is a congenital closure of the lumen of the duodenum, which is the first portion of the small intestine and is separated from the stomach by the pyloric sphincter. During fetal development, the duodenum develops from the posterior portion of the foregut and the anterior portion of the midgut. The liver and pancreas originate from the diverticulum arising from the ventral part of the duodenum, and the bile duct runs along the ventral free side of the duodenum. Rotation and...
The small intestine is the part of the digestive tract that follows the stomach and is followed by the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average between 22 feet 6 inches and 24 feet 4 inches. It is composed of three distinct structural parts; the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. The duodenum is the part of the intestine where most chemical breakdown happens; it is also the shortest part of the intestine. It starts at the duodenal bulb and stops...
The stomach is the hollow organ that helps along digestion after mastication (chewing). It is the next step after the esophagus and before the small intestines. Formation and Orientation The stomach is composed of four parts. The cardia is the first part of the stomach in the digestive tract. It is the part of the stomach that allows the food to empty from the esophagus. The most northern part of the stomach is the Fundus. This section is the part that creates the curved part of the...
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,...
The Esophagus is an organ which consists of a muscular tube through which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach. During swallowing, food passes from the mouth through the pharynx into the esophagus and travels to the stomach via peristalsis -- a radially symmetrical contraction and relaxation of muscles that propagate in a wave downward. The word esophagus is derived from the Greek word oisophagos, meaning “entrance for eating.” In humans the esophagus is continuous with the...
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