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2014-02-12 20:22:04

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altos Therapeutics, LLC, was recently informed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office that its pending patent application covering Altos' dopamine D2/D3 receptor antagonists for treating gastrointestinal diseases will be granted. The patent that issues will broadly and specifically cover the company's drug candidates, their pharmaceutical compositions, and their use for treating a number of important gastrointestinal...

2014-02-10 23:26:16

Hemorrhoid Miracle is a new treatment method designed by Holly Hayden that claims to help people treat their hemorrhoids quickly. The site hynguyenblog.com has written a comprehensive review to show if the program is worth using. New York (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Hemorrhoid Miracle is the newest treatment method designed by Holly Hayden who promises to guide sufferers how to deal with hemorrhoids symptoms like irritation, pain, itching and bleeding. The program will provide users with...

2014-02-10 12:25:17

JERUSALEM, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQCM: ORMP) (www.oramed.com), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that it has submitted a protocol to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a Phase 2a trial of its orally ingestible insulin capsule, ORMD 0801, for type 1 diabetes. The protocol was submitted under Oramed's existing IND for ORMD-0801 to include both...

2014-02-06 16:27:12

DUBLIN, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/stcwck/given_imaging) has announced the addition of the "Given Imaging PillCam COLON 2 Capsule Reverse Costing Analysis" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The Second-Generation Camera Pill Designed by the Israeli firm Given Imaging, " PillCam Colon 2 " is a little bigger than a capsule (31x11 mm), provided with two tiny cameras and a light...

2014-02-05 23:32:17

The Ultimate Flatulence Cure System, Joseph Arnold’s new book, provides users with natural remedies and practical methods to eliminate their flatulence, bloating, bad smell, and gas problems permanently. The site abb2u.com has recently posted a review of the Ultimate Flatulence Cure to show whether this product is worth purchasing. (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Joseph Arnold used to suffer from chronic gas problems. After years of researching, experimenting, and consulting naturopaths in...

2014-02-03 23:23:19

Thick-It®, the number one retail brand in dysphagia nutrition solutions, including purees and thickening agents, is also the premier producer of ready-to-drink dysphagia hydration products with its AquaCareH2O® Beverage line. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Designed for dysphagia patients in hospitals, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities as well as at-home use, AquaCareH2O pre-thickened, ready-to-drink solutions provide convenient and easy-to-use hydration...

2014-02-03 23:04:07

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “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” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Over the years, the endoscopy equipment market, which comprises endoscopes and visualization equipment, has witnessed various technological...

2014-02-03 23:01:24

Senator John Astle (D-30) and co-sponsor Senator Joanne Benson (D-24) have introduced SB 671, legislation that would require insurers, non profit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations (HMO's), that provide health insurance policies and contracts, to provide coverage for Ostomy Equipment and Supplies. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Metro Maryland Ostomy Association, Inc. (MMOA), the state and Mid-Atlantic region's largest and most tenured ostomy...

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...


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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