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2014-10-30 08:34:22

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, DripDrop, the first great tasting oral rehydration solution (ORS), announced that it was awarded a two-year contract, effective Sept. 1, from Novation, the leading healthcare services company that serves the more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA, Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista. DripDrop also received an Innovative Technology designation based on feedback from member hospitals who attended the...

2014-10-29 08:32:05

FREIBURG and HEIDELBERG, Germany, October 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Positive FDA feedback on the protocol for the US Phase III trial with LT-02, a key element of the product's global development program Lipid Therapeutics today announces that its European co-development partner Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH has enrolled the first patients into a pivotal Phase III trial with LT-02, a novel barrier function therapy for mild-moderately active ulcerative...

2014-10-28 23:16:40

The newest products on the incontinence market are from a highly recommended brand for incontinence, Prevail! They just released gender specific underwear and Breezers 360°, a more breathable version of their most popular brief, Breezers. - By Home Delivered (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 These are great products, but Per-Fit- 360° Briefs were the most impressive. Per-Fit 360° Briefs have velcro-like tabs that stretch, contributing to the brief's comfortable fit and...

2014-10-27 20:22:39

LA JOLLA, Calif., and JUPITER, Fla., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Positive new clinical data were released today on a drug candidate for ulcerative colitis that was first discovered and synthesized at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). According to results released today from a Phase 2 study of 199 patients with active, moderate to severe disease, the drug candidate RPC1063 has potential to significantly improve the treatment paradigm for ulcerative colitis patients....

2014-10-27 12:29:42

ZURICH, October 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Cross reference: Picture is available at epa european pressphoto agency (http://www.epa.eu) and http://www.presseportal.de/pm/111920 - Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), often referred to as heartburn, is a major issue for many people worldwide.[1] Choice of foods[2] and eating habits [3] may have an impact on GERD symptoms. Takeda has developed the mobile application Food4GERD to assist people to manage their reflux...

2014-10-27 08:28:51

"Get Your Full Course" addresses diet and nutritional considerations related to inflammatory bowel diseases and highlights Sunny's personal story of living with ulcerative colitis HORSHAM, Pa., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) announced today the launch of Get Your Full Course, an educational campaign designed to provide resources for people living with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) on the paired role...

2014-10-24 08:26:10

BOSTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhythm announced today the presentation of results from a Phase 2a clinical trial assessing the safety and efficacy of relamorelin (RM-131) in 48 patients with chronic constipation. Analysis of the data indicates that relamorelin administered once daily for two weeks in patients with chronic constipation significantly improves constipation symptoms, along with accelerating colonic transit. The study results were presented in a late-breaker session at the...

2014-10-22 12:30:14

Presentations examine certain demographic and clinical disease characteristics that may be indicative of Cimzia® treatment response and remission for moderate to severe Crohn's disease ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company focusing on CNS and immunology treatment and research, is sponsoring several data presentations on Cimzia(®) (certolizumab pegol) at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia,...

2014-10-22 08:32:25

-- Relamorelin is a Novel Peptide Ghrelin Agonist for Diabetic Gastroparesis -- DUBLIN and BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, and Rhythm, a biopharmaceutical company, today announced that Actavis has been granted an exclusive option to acquire Rhythm's wholly owned subsidiary, Rhythm Health, Inc., which is developing relamorelin (RM-131), a peptide ghrelin agonist, for the treatment of diabetic...

2014-10-22 08:31:07

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently published clinical studies of Stretta for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have bolstered the already substantial database of evidence. This data has led to significantly expanded insurance coverage and adoption of Stretta therapy for sufferers of refractory GERD. The substantial body of clinical evidence supporting Stretta therapy as a safe and effective GERD treatment has driven new coverage policies that make Stretta...


Latest Gastroenterology Reference Libraries

Duodenal Atresia
2013-07-19 15:38:56

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...

Small Intestine
2013-03-04 15:13:09

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...

Stomach
2013-03-04 14:34:35

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...

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,...

Esophagus
2012-07-01 19:23:24

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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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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