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2014-08-20 16:23:24

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed Actress Amy Brenneman may play a silenced police chief's wife in her new role on "The Leftovers," but she generously lends her voice to help raise awareness for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in a newly refreshed public service awareness campaign. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2014-08-20 08:28:32

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Teams Up with Pfizer Inc.'s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation to Support Novel Translational Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) announces an agreement with Pfizer Inc.'s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) to identify and support the potential development and translation of research in the area of inflammatory bowel disease...

2014-08-19 08:30:00

Great Tasting, Medical Grade Hydration Solution Treats and Prevents Dehydration; SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DripDrop, the first great tasting medical-grade hydration solution, is now available at Walgreens stores nationwide and on Walgreens.com. "Walgreens pharmacists were big believers in DripDrop from the very beginning, when we were working out of my clinic in San Francisco and the pharmacist downstairs began recommending it to her patients," said Dr. Eduardo...

2014-08-18 20:22:15

Hernias are more common in women and children than many people assume, but laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair from Dr. Towfigh can reduce complications and risks LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Though common wisdom will tell you that hernias only occur in men, usually adult men, this is far from the truth. While the majority of hernias do occur in males - with inguinal hernia symptoms in men particularly common - some types of hernia are not at all rare in women and children of...

2014-08-15 23:00:59

The Firm is actively investigating Januvia and Byetta lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis and other serious injuries after taking either of the diabetes treatments. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Healthcare regulators in British Columbia have stopped patient coverage of a diabetes drug now involved in hundreds of Byetta lawsuits (http://www.byettalawsuit.com/) as well as several other medications, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports....

2014-08-14 08:29:17

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug.14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, DripDrop, the first great tasting medical-grade rehydration solution, announced that it has closed a $5.6 million round of financing. Investors include funds affiliated with owners of the San Francisco 49ers, Seth Taube of Medley LLC, and legendary American rock musicians Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. "We are pleased to support DripDrop, a Bay Area company, in their efforts to speed the delivery of...

2014-08-14 04:21:51

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and HERZLIYA-PITUACH, Israel, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQX and NASDAQ OMX First North Premier, Stockholm: "IMNP"), announced today its operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Dr. Daniel Teper, Chief Executive Officer of Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc., stated: "Following the completion of a $10.2 million capital raise in March 2014, in the second quarter, we have been able to advance the preparation of Phase II clinical trials...

2014-08-13 16:26:21

Dr. Shirin Towfigh of the Beverly Hills Hernia Center has been successful in reducing and combating post-operative hernia issues LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hernias are on the increase, and we have our increasingly sedentary modern lifestyle to thank for it. Fortunately, advances in medical technology have led to many effective methods for treating hernia and, in many cases, a reduced recovery time for hernia surgery patients, but complications remains an issue. As the...

2014-08-13 08:28:26

-- Keynote Speaker: Mark Pimentel, M.D., FRCP(C), Director, GI Motility Program and Laboratory, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Chairman, Synthetic Biologics' C-IBS Clinical Advisory Board -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that it will host an Investor Day in...

Disposable Biosensor Could Help Doctors Determine Which Patients Can Safely Eat Following Surgery
2014-08-12 03:39:29

University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Invention monitors an important new vital sign A disposal, plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs and shorten hospital stays, according to a UCLA study. Some patients who undergo surgery develop a condition called post-operative ileus (POI), a...


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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.