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2014-07-03 04:21:19

VIENNA, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debilitating daily symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) not only cause depression and psychological complications in young people, but also significantly disrupts their education and ability to stay at work. In response to a new study highlighting the impact of IBD on children, United European Gastroenterology (UEG), Europe's largest digestive health body, is calling for quicker diagnosis and treatment to minimise the impact IBD has...

2014-07-01 23:09:21

Brought to her knees and nearly her death by ulcerative colitis, 25 year old Karin Miller was given a second chance at life thanks to a life-saving surgery. Miller used her second chance to help others with her newly launched website NewbieOstomy. (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a common inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which affects the top layers of the colon. Left untreated, it can increase the risk of colon cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

2014-06-30 23:15:02

After staying in the industry for quite some time, RezVera has developed natural remedies which are great at threating a wide variety of digesting problems. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 After staying in the industry for quite some time, RezVera has developed natural remedies which are great at threating a wide variety of digesting problems. At least once in everyone’s life, there comes a time when they experience issues related to digestion, some of these including flatulence, bloating gasor,...

2014-06-27 04:21:25

Pre-Settlement Case Funding Firm announces new program focus for plaintiffs of Byetta, as well as Actos, Januvia, and Victoza cases. LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, disclosed today a new lawsuit cash advance program that helps clients with cases facing Byetta complications. In 2011, after California medical researchers discovered that patients using Byetta are 3 times more at risk for Pancreatic cancer, the number of...

2014-06-24 08:31:37

ROSEVILLE, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HerAnswer.com, distributor of health and personal care products for men and women, is now the official U.S. distributor of Protexid, a digestive aid and indigestion relief product. HerAnswer.com has been a leading distributor of health and beauty products for men and women for over 12 years and is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau. "We are very happy to have been selected to be the official U.S. distributor of Protexid,"...

2014-06-20 23:05:58

The aim of this webinar is to enable the end-user to select the best model and study design for their research utilising in vivo inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) models. The live broadcast will be taking place on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. EDT / 4 p.m. BST (UK GMT +1). Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 This webinar is aimed at improving the end-users’ understanding of pre-clinical in vivo inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) models, addressing issues associated with the various...

2014-06-19 04:21:32

Pre-Settlement Case Funding Firm announces new program focus for plaintiffs who used Actos, as well as Byetta, Januvia, and Victoza NEW ORLEANS, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, disclosed today a new-implemented program involving lawsuit cash advances for clients facing complications due to risky Actos prescription drugs. In April 2014, Terrence and Susan Allen were awarded $9 billion from the Louisiana jury in the first official...

2014-06-17 23:05:32

Rezvera.com now offers effective natural remedies for problems Like IBS, stomach bloating and diarrhea. Rezvera is a dietary supplement made of completely natural elements to aid the digestion process and eliminate any and all obstacles in the digestion process through active enzyme production. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Rezvera is a dietary supplement made of completely natural elements to aid the digestion process and eliminate any and all obstacles in the digestion process through active...

2014-06-17 08:29:03

The American College of Gastroenterology Publishes New Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury BETHESDA, Md., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New clinical guidelines on the diagnosis and management of idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI) appear in the July issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. DILI is a rare adverse drug reaction, challenging to diagnose, and can lead to jaundice, liver failure and even...

2014-06-17 08:28:48

Storytelling strategy educates patients and physicians on GERD and bowel incontinence, focusing on minimally invasive solutions NORWALK, Conn., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tens of millions of Americans suffer from chronic digestive disorders. These growing patient populations are turning to the internet for treatment information on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and bowel incontinence. In the case of patients with GERD, an estimated 15 million Americans have daily symptoms,...


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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