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2014-04-18 09:57:20

Expert says reducing lactose malabsorption by adding lactase to milk may reduce the amount of gas in the infant gut, thereby resulting in a reduction of colic symptoms Colic affects about one in five infants in the United States annually and accounts for numerous pediatric visits during the first several months after birth. Research into probiotic use for reduction of colic symptoms was showing promise; however, the April 1, 2014 issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ2014;348:g2107;...

2014-04-17 23:01:33

The Firm is actively evaluating Byetta lawsuit claims on behalf of diabetics who allegedly developed pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or thyroid cancer after taking the incretin mimetic. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 More than 30 federal cases have joined a federal diabetes drug litigation that includes an increasing number of Byetta lawsuit (http://www.byettalawsuit.com/) filings, as well as claims over similarly-designed medications, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. Court documents...

2014-04-15 16:27:56

LONDON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tanzeum(TM) (albiglutide) for injection, for subcutaneous use, as a once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes. Tanzeum has been approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Albiglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1), is a biological product for the...

2014-04-14 12:33:08

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 14, 2014 Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a developer of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and other diseases, announced today the formation of a Clinical Advisory Board (CAB) to support development of the Company's constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (C-IBS) program. The Company also announced that pioneering gastroenterologist and lead investigator for the C-IBS...

2014-04-12 23:00:25

Transparency Market Research Report Added "Inflammatory Bowel Disease Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/inflammatory-bowel-disease.html. Albany, New York USA (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an immune-mediated disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks the parts of the digestive system of the human body....

2014-04-11 23:22:57

Hemorrhoid No More Pdf penned by Jessica Wright is a newly updated book that teaches people how to reduce their hemorrhoids symptoms quickly. A full review on the site Vkool.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Hemorrhoid No More is a newly updated book that teaches people how to treat their hemorrhoids naturally without medications. The book indicates that there are 15 main factors that cause hemorrhoids and other colon-related problems such as:...

2014-04-11 23:21:27

NaturesMagicGift.com releases a review of Hemorrhoid Miracle, a downloadable guide, which promises to provide an all-natural cure for hemorrhoids. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 The Hemorrhoid Miracle system - which claims to provide "nature's method" for the successful treatment and elimination of hemorrhoids has created quite a lot of excitement in the natural health community for it's all natural approach to effectively treating hemorrhoids. The excitement...

2014-04-11 12:23:43

Elastic-Like Seal Rebounds around Stoma to Provide Clinically-Proven Skin Protection GREENSBORO, N.C., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a leading global medical products and technologies company, today launched an innovative new ostomy pouch that for the first time brings the clinically-proven skin and leak protection of Moldable Technology to ostomates who prefer the convenience of a one-piece pouch. The launch is the latest in a series of new product introductions that...

2014-04-11 00:21:56

LONDON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is associated with a significant increase in mortality (58.1% vs. 32.4%), as well as longer hospital stays (8 days vs. 6.8 days) and more primary care visits (18.2 vs. 8.7 contacts per patient year) compared to similar liver patients without HE[i],[ii] - XIFAXAN(R) 550 (rifaximin-alpha) is a cost-effective treatment option for the...

2014-04-10 23:02:43

Comprehensive research report “Eubiotics Market by Type (Probiotics, Prebiotics, Organic Acids, Essential Oils), Livestock (Pork/Swine, Poultry, Ruminant, Aquaculture, Others) & by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Rest of the World) – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019” worked out by MarketsandMarkets (M&M) is now available at MarketPublishers.com. According to the study, the global eubiotics market is poised to register a healthy 5.6% CAGR between 2014 and...


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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