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2014-03-13 23:03:57

Andrew E. Scanga, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, presented on Nutrition in Liver Disease. Robert G. Martindale, MD, PhD, Professor and Chief, Division of General Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, presented on Nutrition in GI Cancer. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Gastroenterology Volume 28, Issue 1: Nutrition,...

2014-03-12 23:27:16

Hemorrhoid No More designed by Jessica Wright is the latest program for hemorrhoids sufferers who want to eliminate all hemorrhoids related symptoms. A full review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Hemorrhoid No More is the latest program for hemorrhoids sufferers who want to learn how to cure hemorrhoids, and how to get rid of their pain and embarrassment for good. This program covers safe and effective methods to fix...

2014-03-12 08:30:38

The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation funds groundbreaking research to prevent Crohns and Colitis Disease. NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crohns and Colitis Disease is a chronic disease of the lower intestinal track, causing inflammation and a host of crippling symptoms from ulcers to intestinal rupture. The disease affects approximately 700,000 Americans and many more suffer from undiagnosed irritable bowel syndrome. To date, not much is known about the ultimate cause of...

2014-03-11 16:26:53

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A jury in New Jersey returned a $1.59 million verdict to a former Accutane user against N.J.-based pharmaceutical companies Hoffmann La-Roche Inc. and Roche Laboratories. The plaintiff, Kamie Kendall Rees, was prescribed several courses of Accutane for treatment of her acne in the 1990s, starting at the age 12. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Kendall Rees developed ulcerative colitis--a permanent, debilitating disease. Unable to manage...

2014-03-10 23:27:46

National network of lawyers continues offer of complimentary consultations to consumers seeking compensation in lawsuits alleging links between diabetes medications Byetta, Januvia, Janumet and Victoza and pancreatic cancer. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/byetta.html Resource4thePeople announced today its latest update for consumers following allegations in lawsuits* claiming that the use of the diabetes medication Byetta and other...

2014-03-05 12:22:20

Scientific study appearing in the journal Risk Analysis raises public health concerns WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wastewater used to irrigate agricultural crops in countries where water is scarce may contribute to significant public health risks such as diarrheal disease in children from rotavirus. A new study of these risks found that wastewater used to irrigate vegetable plots in Asian countries poses health risks that may exceed World Health Organization...

2014-03-04 23:26:41

With locations in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona, The Giving Tree Wellness Center provides a holistic approach to pain relief and well-being. They are thrilled to support the Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis fundraising event on March 29, 2014. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 At the heart of alternative healing is a holistic approach and strong community. The Giving Tree Wellness Center has locations in Mesa and Phoenix, and focuses largely on pain management for those tackling...

2014-03-03 16:25:33

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) applaud President Barack Obama's Proclamation designating March 2014 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In the proclamation, the President noted, "The second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, colorectal cancer claims more than 50,000...

2014-03-03 08:32:34

CCFA Researchers Map Out Strategies to New Drugs and Individualized Therapy for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High-powered research teams supported by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) are gearing up for an ambitious new goal: developing individualized treatment approaches for patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), through their Genetics and...

2014-03-01 23:01:16

The Firm is actively investigating Byetta lawsuit claims on behalf of diabetics who may have been diagnosed with pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or thyroid cancer after taking the medication. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 The federal litigation of Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit.com/) and other claims involving similar Type 2 diabetes drugs has grown to include more than 300 cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to a Case List updated February 19th by the...


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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