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FDA Clears The Path For Colon Camera Pill
2014-02-03 11:01:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Uncomfortable, but a medically important procedure – many colonoscopies cannot be completed due to physiological reasons or a patient’s history of complexities and procedures in their abdomen. A camera-in-a-pill device from Given Imaging that recently received federal approval could change how colonoscopies are performed and possibly lower the rate of incomplete colonoscopies. "PillCam COLON will improve patient care by offering...

2014-01-30 16:26:00

AMES, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ames, Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been granted United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) autogenous licensure of the company's Rotavirus C vaccine utilizing its SirraVax(SM )RNA Particle Technology, approved by the Department's Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) for disease caused by Rotavirus subtype C. Rotavirus C is a cause of diarrhea and mortality in young piglets. Preparing effective...

2014-01-30 04:22:02

Company to Move Forward with FDA Phase 2b Multi-Center Trial JERUSALEM, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQCM: ORMP), a developer of oral drug delivery systems, announced today results from its Phase 2a clinical trial for its ORMD-0801 oral insulin capsule for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The trial was conducted under a United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) IND (Investigational New Drug) protocol. The Phase 2a study met all primary and...

2014-01-29 23:04:46

The Firm is currently evaluating Byetta lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, or pancreatitis due to their use of the Type 2 diabetes drugs. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 As Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit.com ) continue to mounts in courts around the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that plaintiffs in federally-filed lawsuits involving allegations that use of the drug caused thyroid cancer have filed a...

2014-01-29 20:23:49

Drip Drop, a medical grade hydration solution available in lieu of IV saline SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to news that America's hospitals are experiencing an IV Saline Shortage... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131211/SF31471LOGO) "Dehydration results in hundreds of thousands of preventable outpatient hospital visits a year - hospital trips that might be avoided simply by using an oral rehydration solution (or ORS) as part of your cold and flu...

2014-01-29 16:28:51

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMDx announced today that the artus C. difficile QS-RGQ Kit has received CE-marking for use with QIAsymphony SP/AS and Rotor-Gene Q instruments. This is the first of a series of assays designed, developed, and manufactured by IMDx for QIAGEN under a multi-year development and license agreement. Concurrently in December 2013, a Premarket Notification 510(k) submission for the test was submitted to FDA for review. (Logo:...

2014-01-29 12:27:38

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altheus Therapeutics, Inc. announced the USPTO has allowed patent 8,629,127 B2 covering the oral pharmaceutical composition 5-ASA (5-aminosalicylic acid) and NAC (N-acetylcysteine). Combination therapy patents are uncommon and under-appreciated in the pharmaceutical industry because the Patent Office requires surprising, unexpected, or synergistic benefits from combining active ingredients into a single formulation. Altheus' success in...

2014-01-29 12:27:15

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, January 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Click here for Picture 1 [http://www.debiotech.com/news/images/nw181_1.png ] The JewelPUMP2, which will be unveiled for the first time at the ATTD 2014 congress on February 5th in Vienna, is a new product dedicated to the Diabetes Type 2 market, based on Debiotech's innovative JewelPUMP platform. The JewelPUMP2 has been entirely re-designed to address the very specific market of Type 2 patients, requiring an...

2014-01-28 08:30:07

DALLAS, January 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Endoscopy Equipment Market by Endoscopes (Rigid, Flexible, Capsule), by Visualization Systems (HD, 3D Camera, Wireless Display & Monitor), Others Endoscopic Ultrasound, Carts), by Application (Colonoscopy, GI Endoscopy) - Global Forecasts to 2018" by MarketsandMarkets, analyzes and studies the major market drivers and restraints in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Rest of the World. Browse 183 market data...

2014-01-28 08:29:21

Elite Hydration Solution now available to US Armed Forces and Emergency Personnel SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drip Drop Inc., makers of the first oral rehydration solution (ORS) to combine medical standards of rehydration therapy and excellent taste, today announced that Chinook Medical Gear will become a Drip Drop distribution partner. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131211/SF31471LOGO) Developed in 2008, Drip Drop has been consistently tested 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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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.