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2014-02-25 13:49:54

Segmentation motion occurs when not 1 but 2 sets of pacemakers interact with each other to create a specific rhythm High performance athletes like Olympians can push their bodies to optimal potential, but some of the ways the human body actually works is still a mystery. Now McMaster University researchers have cleared up one aspect of how the bowels move that had mystified scientists for, well, forever. Gastroenterology scientist Jan Huizinga and his team have learned that of the...

2014-02-25 12:27:33

Seeking Innovation Ideas to Improve Patient Quality of Life CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a medical device incubator and online resource for people passionate about healthcare innovation, is conducting a worldwide innovation search for ideas to improve stoma management and the quality of life for patients following a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy procedure. The search aligns with National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March as ostomy...

2014-02-24 12:26:21

Non-Surgical Procedure Offers Patients Significant Improvement in Symptoms and Elimination or Reduction in Medication, Along With a Regression of Barrett's Metaplasia NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly-published peer-reviewed clinical study evaluated 217 patients pre-treatment and tracked them for ten years after receiving Stretta Therapy to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The study, entitled "Long-term maintenance effect of radiofrequency energy delivery for...

2014-02-22 23:01:04

The Firm is evaluating Byetta lawsuits on behalf of patients who allegedly developed pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, or thyroid cancer due to their use of the Type 2 diabetes medication. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 22, 2014 A Byetta lawsuit (http://www.byettalawsuit.com) Plaintiff has withdrawn her motion seeking the consolidation of all federal claims involving allegations that the Type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop thyroid cancer, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports....

2014-02-20 04:20:55

-- More than 200 artists inspired by patients in more than 40 countries NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie today announced the launch of 'Perspectives - Art, Inflammation and Me', an initiative designed to add a different dimension to the current understanding of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) and their impact on patients and society. More than 100 unique artistic expressions from the initiative are being debuted at the 9th Congress of the...

2014-02-19 23:29:34

Author, comedian, and national speaker, Brenda Elsagher will be the keynote speaker and featured entertainer at Metro Maryland Ostomy Association's 40th Anniversary Brunch to be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Sheraton in downtown Silver Spring. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 She will make you laugh, and at times bring you to tears from laughing so hard with her comedy routine that focuses on healing through laughter in the face of adversity. Brenda Elsagher is a...

2014-02-18 00:21:52

#GutCheckAGA PSA Video Addresses How to Safely Use Over-the-Counter Pain Medicine BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the cold and flu season peaks, adults may take multiple over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines to treat their pain and fever symptoms. Yet many are unaware of the serious liver or gastrointestinal damage that can result from the overdose or overuse of common OTC pain medicine ingredients. To help adults safely take these medicines, the American Gastroenterological...

2014-02-17 23:03:29

The Firm is investigating Byetta lawsuits on behalf of individuals who developed pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer or pancreatitis, allegedly due to their use of the Type 2 diabetes medication. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 The federal court overseeing dozens of Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit.com) and other product liability claims involving Type 2 diabetes drugs known as incretin mimetics is now considering proposals for the case management of the...

2014-02-13 23:01:43

The Firm is evaluating Byetta lawsuits and other legal claims on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, and thyroid cancer due their use of incretin mimetic medications used to treat Type 2 diabetes. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 As Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit.com) and other legal claims involving incretin mimetic drugs continue to move forward in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that U.S. health regulators...

2014-02-13 16:25:08

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CementBloc won a total of 69 major awards in 2013, cementing its status as the most-awarded healthcare agency in the United States. The CementBloc pulled in 4 CLIO Healthcare Awards (including its first-ever Gold CLIO); 11 Global Awards; 8 IPA Best of Health Awards; 5 MM&M Awards; 3 PM360 Pharma Choice Awards; 2 Manny Awards; and 36 Rx Club Awards. It was the best-ever showing in the agency's 13 years, and a significantly higher total than any...


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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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