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2014-04-30 16:30:12

Afternoon to Honor Robbyn Sockolow, MD; Hosted by Veteran TV News Anchor Liz Cho and featuring a Fashion Presentation by Bergdorf Goodman NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), Greater New York Chapter, will host their Twenty-First Annual Women of Distinction Luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria on Thursday, May 1(st). The luncheon will be hosted by veteran WABC-TV News Anchor, Liz Cho. To purchase tickets to the 21(st) Annual...

2014-04-30 10:31:21

Researchers capture circulating pancreas cells in the bloodstream during early stages of pancreatic cancer Cancer cells are on the move in the bloodstream in the very early stage of pancreatic cancer, and can be detected before cancer is diagnosed, according to research by the University of Michigan Health System. In a study of 51 patients, researchers used a state-of-the art microfluidic device to capture circulating pancreas epithelial cells in 33 percent of patients with early...

2014-04-29 23:21:00

The Colonoscopy Helper, the convenient smartphone app developed by L.A.Endoscopy Center to simplify the complex bowel preparation process for colonoscopy is now available for download at the Apple App Store. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The Colonoscopy Helper is the popular smartphone app that facilitates the bowel preparation process for colonoscopy examination. Until now, this convenient tool providing comprehensive step-by-step, multi-media instructions for the bowel...

2014-04-29 08:35:38

RA'ANANA, Israel, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SMART Medical Systems Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of advanced endoscopy and colonoscopy products for gastrointestinal (GI) medicine, announced the appointment of Mr. Harald Beyer as Senior Director of Global Strategy. Mr. Beyer's engagement with SMART comes in addition to his Executive role at SORING GmbH, a global surgical devices company. Gadi Terliuc, CEO of SMART Medical systems said, "Mr. Beyer's unique professional skills...

2014-04-29 08:29:48

LONDON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Ostomy Drainage Bags Market to 2019 - Technical Advances Increase Patient Convenience but Unfavorable Reimbursement Scenarios Limit Growth Potentialhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_supplies/hospital_supplies/ostomy_drainage_bags_market_2019_technical_advances_increase_patient_convenience_unfavorable_reimbursement_scenarios_limit_growth_potential.html Ostomy Drainage Bags...

2014-04-23 08:31:08

Ten scholarships of up to $5,000 now available, up from seven last year TORONTO, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Crohn's and Colitis Canada and AbbVie are providing funding for more students living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis through an increased number of AbbVie IBD scholarships. There are now ten (10) one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 CAN available (up from 7 in 2013) to meet the increasing need for support of Canadian students living with these chronic diseases....

2014-04-22 08:33:00

BETHESDA, Md., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rate of developing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) nearly doubles in those who both smoke and drink compared to those who only smoke or drink, according to new research published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Although multiple studies have identified risk factors for the development of ESCC, notably, exposure to alcohol and tobacco, this research is the first meta-analysis to look at the interaction...

2014-04-21 12:27:26

Mucosal Healing and Maintenance of Remission Have High Influence in Gastroenterologists' Prescribing Decision for UC, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, according to surveyed U.S. and EU5 gastroenterologists, effect on mucosal healing and improvement in the maintenance of remission are two of the attributes that most strongly influence their prescribing decisions in moderate to severe...

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...


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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