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2013-10-15 08:30:06

IBS Treatment Center Opening a New Location SEATTLE, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The IBS Treatment Center, which specializes in treating irritable bowel syndrome, announced the opening of a new clinic in Santa Monica, California, in late October. Conveniently located next to the UCLA Medical Center, this new branch of the clinic will provide a progressive approach to digestive health as well as easy access to treatment for patients previously without adequate care. Since 2005,...

2013-10-14 23:26:43

Cases involve claims that diabetes medications such as Januvia, Byetta and Victoza cause pancreatic cancer and other serious side effects. Resource4thePeople also announces continuation of policy of free consultations for consumers seeking legal options for compensation. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/januvia.html Resource4thePeople announced today its latest update for consumers who are following the progress of lawsuits alleging...

2013-10-14 23:01:48

The Firm is investigating Januvia lawsuits on behalf of individuals who developed pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis or thyroid cancer, allegedly due to their use of Januvia. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 Januvia lawsuits ( http://www.januvialawsuithelp.com/), as well as product liability claims involving other incretin mimetic drugs, are preparing to move forward in a multidistrict litigation established in U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, Bernstein...

2013-10-14 23:01:16

The Firm’s Byetta lawyers are investigating legal claims on behalf of individuals treated with the Type 2 diabetes drug who went on to develop pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis and thyroid cancer, allegedly due to Byetta. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit2013.com/) alleging that use of the Type 2 diabetes drug caused patients to develop pancreatic cancer are moving forward in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court,...

2013-10-14 11:11:10

Findings from the first large-scale, genome-wide association study of esophageal adenocarcinoma may lead to new screening tools for those at high risk An international consortium co-led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia has identified four genetic variants associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and its precursor, a condition called Barrett's esophagus. The findings, by corresponding...

2013-10-14 08:24:34

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harry Eugene Sarles, Jr., M.D., FACG was elected by the membership as the 2013-2014 President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), a national medical specialty society representing more than 12,000 clinical gastroenterologists and other specialists in digestive diseases. Dr. Sarles officially took his position as President during the College's 78(th) Annual Scientific Meeting, held this week in San Diego. As President,...

2013-10-12 23:03:48

http://www.DrugNews.net is the web’s premier source for prescription drug warnings, research, side effects and legal news. Visit the DrugNews Center today. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 12, 2013 The diabetes drug resource center at DrugNews.net is announcing new information for patients taking the medication Byetta. A special court recently created to handle lawsuits alleging the drug caused cancer* has now scheduled the initial hearing to begin the legal process. DrugNews is a free...

2013-10-11 23:01:47

NextServices will be exhibiting at the American College of Gastroenterology, October 13th through 15th at Booth #1326. NextServices enables seamless healthcare delivery through a single solution offering mobile EHR (enki), revenue cycle management / medical billing, practice consulting and analytics services to help gastroenterology surgery centers and specialist physicians run their practice more smoothly and profitably. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Focused on improving the...

2013-10-11 12:25:17

NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Endoscopy Center (AEC) is proud to announce the addition of five physicians to its medical staff doing procedures at the center. The five physicians are: Neil Herbsman, MD who is a practicing physician at Bronx Gastroenterology; Ian Harnik, MD who is a practicing physician at Gastroenterology & Liver Associates of Riverdale; Jeremy Gutwein, MD who is a practicing physician at Riverdale Gastroenterology; Vivek Gumaste, MD who is a...

2013-10-11 12:24:54

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE, Monday, October 14, 2013, 8:00 a.m. EDT SAN DIEGO, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 4,000 gastroenterologists, physicians and other health care professionals from around the world will convene this week for the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 78(th) Annual Scientific Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA, to review and present the latest scientific advances in gastrointestinal research, treatment of digestive...


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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