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2015-03-25 12:29:58

ST LOUIS and the HAGUE, Netherlands, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoStim announced publication of two-year results of LES Stimulation therapy for chronic gastro-esophageal reflux disease

2015-03-24 23:06:19

2nd Annual Wine Tasting Event at GI Roundtable hosted by gMed and Cornerstone Cellars Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 24, 2015 Leading gastroenterologists from

2015-03-23 04:21:55

BARCELONA, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Only to a small extent have the underlying causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis been revealed so far.

2015-03-19 08:27:47

- Oral tablet offers prescription strength B12 option for the estimated 48 million Americans with a B12 deficiency ROSELAND, N.J., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Emisphere Technologies,

2015-03-17 16:24:25

Encourages others to sign up for Team Challenge summer races NEW YORK, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixteen years old, bald, and beautiful, Chayla may look like she has cancer,

2015-03-17 08:30:00

DALLAS, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Linzess (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) - Forecast and Market Analysis to 2023" market research report provides

2015-03-16 23:03:20

The BCIR Advocate and author of the best selling BCIR book, "Colitis Be Gone," establishes a website that discusses the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir) procedure, as it

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2015-03-15 10:50:28

Intestinal gas is awful, but getting it measured may be even worse. Researchers are developing new and noninvasive ways to measure the microbe count in your gut.

2015-03-11 20:23:35

Cellvizio is now available in ten leading hospitals involving multiple specialties in Japan PARIS, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology highlighted in

2015-03-11 08:29:37

NEW BERN, N.C., March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Enteric Solutions Corporation (ESC) announced today that the Internal Revenue Service has awarded the 501(c)(3) nonprofit status to the company.


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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Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.