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2014-04-08 08:32:03

Additional Mucoadhesive Polymer Hydrogel Technology Formulation; Seeking Marketing Partners NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP) provided an update on a new formulation of the anti-inflammatory drug amlexanox, called LexaGard(TM), for the treatment of inflammatory and ulcerative conditions of the esophagus. Amlexanox is a novel anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic agent that has been approved and used in the US, Japan and other countries,...

2014-04-08 08:26:59

Independent research by Singapore's DSO National Laboratories concludes Drip Drop is more effective for exercise-induced dehydration SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To stay hydrated and perform at optimal levels, athletes traditionally turn to water or sugary sports drinks following strenuous exercise. But in a new, independent study out of Singapore, Drip Drop, the first oral rehydration solution (ORS) to combine medical standards of rehydration therapy and excellent taste,...

2014-04-07 12:27:57

LONDON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:EpiCast Report: Ulcerative Colitis - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022EpiCast Report: Ulcerative Colitis - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022 SummaryUlcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and rectum. The colon's ability to absorb water is decreased, which leads to progressive loosening of the stool, bloody...

2014-04-04 23:39:27

Jennifer Davagian Ensign, Founder & CEO of Cristcot Inc. today announced that Sephure®, a first-of-its-kind disposable suppository applicator, is now available to the millions of people who require suppository medication therapy. Although suppositories have been around for hundreds of years, there is no standard of care for their administration. Concord, MA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Jennifer Davagian Ensign, Founder & CEO of Cristcot Inc. today announced that Sephure®, a...

2014-04-02 11:15:46

Probiotics cannot be routinely recommended for all infants with colic, say experts These findings differ from previous smaller trials and do not support a general recommendation for the use of probiotics to treat colic in infants. Infant colic (excessive crying of unknown cause) affects up to 20% of infants and is a major burden to families and health services. Although it spontaneously resolves three to four months after birth, its cause remains elusive and no single effective...

2014-04-01 16:25:08

New "Accordion" Flange Delivers the Clinically-Proven Skin Protection of Moldable Technology(TM) GREENSBORO, N.C., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a leading global medical products and technologies company, today launched the Natura(®) Accordion Flange, designed to make ostomy pouch application much easier and more comfortable while delivering the clinically-proven skin and leak protection of Moldable Technology. The launch is the first in a series of new product...

2014-03-29 23:01:26

The Firm is investigating Byetta lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis or thyroid cancer due to their use of Byetta. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 As Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit.com) continue to move forward in federal court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a newly published study is raising questions about the costs and benefits associated with newer medications used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes....

2014-03-28 23:00:14

Easy Hemorrhoids Cure, created by Barbara Harris, is a revolutionary treatment for hemorrhoids that guides users on how to get better excretory system. The site Vkool.com released the full Easy Hemorrhoids Cure review, telling people whether or not this remedy is worth trying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 In fact, many people around the world have problems with the digestive and excretory systems. Easy Hemorrhoids Cure is a newly updated remedy, offering a lot of natural remedies to...

2014-03-28 11:32:58

A novel method for distinguishing different types of bowel disease using the stool samples of patients has been created by a group of researchers in the UK. It works by analysing the chemical compounds emitted from the samples and could provide cheaper, quicker and more accurate diagnoses, at the point of care, for a group of diseases that have, up until now, been very hard to distinguish. The preliminary results of the test, which have been published today, 28 March, in IOP...

2014-03-27 23:32:16

H-Hemorrhoids Formula, an over-the-counter hemorrhoid treatment product, receives a best-in-class 5-star rating from TopConsumerReviews.com. Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to H-Hemorrhoids Formula, a safe and effective Hemorrhoids relief available without a prescription. “We’re pleased to receive TopConsumerReviews.com’s highest rating,” said RyanWasserman, CEO of Healing Natural Oils, maker of...


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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