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2014-09-18 20:22:43

- Trulicity, a weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, is indicated for adults with type 2 diabetes as an adjunct to diet and exercise INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trulicity(TM) (dulaglutide), approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is the latest Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) treatment option for adults with type 2 diabetes. Trulicity is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2...

2014-09-18 12:30:08

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physician members of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) will travel to Capitol Hill tomorrow to send a clear message to Congress that impending changes in health care will jeopardize both the science and practice of gastroenterology. The inability of Congress to address key issues of concern to our members will directly affect our ability to care for Americans with digestive disorders. Gastroenterologists...

2014-09-18 04:21:05

Company Recently Initiated Phase II in Bullous Pemphigoid CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and HERZLIYA PITUACH, Israel, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IMNP; "Immune" or "the Company") announces today that it has initiated the screening of patients for a Phase II proof of concept clinical trial exploring the safety and efficacy of bertilimumab in the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). Dr. Daniel Teper, Chairman and CEO of Immune comments: "Bertilimumab is...

2014-09-11 23:01:20

The Firm is evaluating Byetta lawsuits on behalf of individuals who developed pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or thyroid cancer allegedly due to their use of Byetta or other incretin mimetic Type 2 diabetes drug. New York (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit.com) and legal claims involving other incretin mimetic Type 2 diabetes drugs, including Januvia and Victoza, continue to move forward in a federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District...

2014-09-10 12:29:04

-- Keynote Speaker: Mark Pimentel, M.D., FRCP(C), Director, GI Motility Program and Laboratory, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Chairman, Synthetic Biologics' C-IBS Clinical Advisory Board -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that its Investor Day to highlight...

2014-09-10 08:31:51

Pouch System with Moldable Technology(TM) for Clinically Proven Leak and Skin Protection DEESIDE, Wales, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a leading global medical products and technologies company, today launched a new urostomy pouch with softer materials and other features to provide improved comfort, a slimmer profile and enhanced security. The new Natura® + urostomy pouch is part of a two-piece system that includes an adhesive wafer that connects the pouch to the skin....

2014-08-30 23:02:07

The Firm is evaluating Byetta lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis or thyroid cancer due to their use of the medication. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Hundreds of Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit.com) and other incretin mimetic claims continue to move forward in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a statement issued by AstraZeneca PLC on July 31, 2014, Byetta and Bydureon (an extended-release...

2014-08-29 20:22:13

DUBLIN, August 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pkmk8k/global_ostomy) has announced the addition of the "Global Ostomy Care Accessories Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pkmk8k/global_ostomy ] report to their offering. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Ostomy refers to a surgically made opening (stoma) in the body for the excretion of waste...

2014-08-29 20:22:07

DUBLIN, Ireland, August 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jjj5vs/global_peptic) has announced the addition of the "Global Peptic Ulcer Drugs Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jjj5vs/global_peptic ] report to their offering. A peptic ulcer is an open lesion that develops on the mucosal lining of the stomach and small intestine because of the caustic effect of the gastric acids and...

2014-08-29 16:24:07

Large, Prospective, Multi-National Study Examines Management of Benign Biliary Strictures with Fully Covered Self-Expanding Metal Stents after Extended Indwell MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) prospective, multinational study on stent removability and preliminary long term stricture resolution of benign biliary strictures has been published in the August issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Gastroenterology. The multinational...


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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