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2015-04-13 16:26:36

NEW YORK, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to raise support for patients and families dealing with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

2015-04-13 00:20:28

Study results support a test-and-treat strategy that could benefit symptomatic patients MODI'IN, Israel, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Exalenz Bioscience (TASE: EXEN), a leader in

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2015-04-11 12:05:10

We know you've thought about it. Is it possible to use your farts to push you through space? The answer is yes - theoretically.

2015-04-10 08:26:01

NEW YORK, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zofran birth defect lawsuits continue to mount in

2015-04-09 16:29:52

Data and analysis announced today in a poster presentation at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 27th Annual Meeting and Expo BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-08 08:31:06

Vast majority of study participants also rank Moldable Technology(TM) high for comfort and reliability DEESIDE, Wales, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a leading global medical products

2015-04-06 08:29:20

LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) acknowledges the two petitions filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

2015-04-02 12:32:11

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, March 30, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the lead society for safety and quality in gastrointestinal

2015-04-02 12:29:30

LONDON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SummaryIrritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder characterized by abdominal discomfort associated with altered bowel function.

2015-04-02 12:29:27

LONDON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SummaryIrritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder characterized by abdominal discomfort associated with altered bowel function.


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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