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2014-07-18 23:01:42

Frank Quintieri will discuss short bowel syndrome and provide an overview of a therapy that improves absorption. Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Frank Quintieri, a nurse and patient advocacy liaison with NPS Pharma will address the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group Aug. 12. Quintieri will discuss short bowel syndrome and provide an overview of a therapy that improves absorption. The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, will meet...

2014-07-18 11:24:04

PLOS How Helicobacter pylori identifies and colonizes sites of small injury in the stomach Helicobacter pylori infection promotes stomach ulcers and cancer. How H. pylori initially interacts with and irritates gastric tissue is not well understood. An article published on July 17th in PLOS Pathogens now describes that H. pylori rapidly identifies and colonizes sites of minor injuries in the stomach, almost immediately interferes with healing at those injury sites, and so promotes...

2014-07-18 08:25:11

Take Steps Walk Program Helps Fund Key Initiatives for CCFA NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High-powered research teams supported by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) are gearing up for an ambitious new goal: developing individualized treatment approaches for patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), also known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), through their Genetics and Microbiome Research Initiatives. It's fundraising...

2014-07-17 23:02:43

ReportsnReports.com adds “United States Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Outlook to 2020” to its store. The objective is to provide information that represents the most up-to-date data of the industry possible. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 "United States Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the United States Capsule Endoscopy Systems market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and average...

2014-07-17 04:21:04

MT Services LLC informs plaintiffs on various pharmaceutical drug cases available to obtain lawsuit funding and legal assistance BRONX, N.Y., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MT Services LLC, a Lawsuit Settlement News Reporting Company, which operates lawsuitsettlementnews.com announced today a primary focus on assisting plaintiffs of bad pharmaceutical drugs such as AndgroGel: Testosterone Creams, Accutane, Acetaminophen, Actos, Avandia, Byetta-Januvia-Victoza, Birth Control Products:...

2014-07-16 20:22:34

Local New York team is forming to prepare runners and walkers for the ultimate tour of Vegas NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th annual Rock 'n 'Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is taking place on Sunday, November 16, 2014. "Team Challenge prepares participants to run or walk a half marathon while helping to raise necessary funds for research, education, and support for the 1.4 million Americans suffering...

2014-07-16 12:28:22

Bacteria and Genes in Small Intestine affect course of IBD in Children NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Specific types of bacteria and accompanying gene expression patterns in the small intestine affect the development and progression of inflammatory bowel (IBD) diseases in children, according to research sponsored by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). The identification of specific bacterial populations and a core gene signature associated...

2014-07-15 08:27:47

Radiofrequency (RF) Therapy Fills Gap Between Medications and Surgery NORWALK, Conn., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly published peer-reviewed paper concludes that Stretta therapy is a safe, effective and durable treatment for gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The paper states that Stretta addresses a significant unmet need where patients receive inadequate control from PPI therapy and find surgery an undesirable option. The paper was authored by George Triadafilopoulos, MD,...

2014-07-11 23:05:25

DMG Productions explores advancements in constipation relief for children. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Alliance Labs announced that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing later this year 2014, via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. In this episode, Innovations will explore DocuSol® Kids, a mini-enema containing a delivered dose of 100mg docusate sodium in polyethylene glycol base designed to give adolescents general...

2014-07-11 08:24:29

ALBANY, New York, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Endoscopy Devices Market (Endoscopes, Endoscopic Operative Devices, and Visualization Systems) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013-2019" the global endoscopy devices market was valued at USD 24.9 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of USD 36.9...


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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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