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2014-08-29 16:24:07

Large, Prospective, Multi-National Study Examines Management of Benign Biliary Strictures with Fully Covered Self-Expanding Metal Stents after Extended Indwell MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) prospective, multinational study on stent removability and preliminary long term stricture resolution of benign biliary strictures has been published in the August issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Gastroenterology. The multinational...

2014-08-25 08:28:14

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC: MCET) has been issued U.S. patent 8,809,290 covering novel drug compositions and platform technologies which redirect the immune system response to protect against highly virulent virus infection and cancer. These novel drug compositions consisting of noncoding doubled stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecules and recombinant immunoglobulin-peptide (IgP) molecules demonstrate unique immune stimulating activity,...

2014-08-14 08:29:11

CEO to Present Significance of Announced Clinical Trial Results for Lead Drug G-202 Treating Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Patients to Wall Street Audience SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenSpera, Inc. (OTCQB: GNSZ), a leader in developing prodrug therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, announces it will be presenting at the Rodman & Renshaw 16th Annual Global Investment Conference. The conference will be held September 8-10, 2014 at the New York Palace Hotel in...

gallstones
2014-08-13 10:14:09

Sharon Theimer, Mayo Clinic Study: younger, older people likelier to visit ER repeatedly with gallstone pain before surgery Gallstone pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit emergency rooms. Figuring out who needs emergency gallbladder removal and who can go home and schedule surgery at their convenience is sometimes a tricky question, and it isn’t always answered correctly. A new Mayo Clinic study found that 1 in 5 patients who went to the emergency room with...

2014-08-06 23:11:27

CDI, The Miami Center for Diagnostic Imaging, announces upgraded MRCP scans for better prevention and diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic duct systems. Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 CDI, the Miami Center for Diagnostic Imaging, announces upgraded MRCP scans for better prevention and diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic duct systems. MRCP, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatoography, is a less costly, non-invasive, and sensitive technique for evaluating the biliary and pancreatic...

2014-08-06 16:29:06

- Conference Call and Webcast Today at 4:30 p.m. ET - NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH) today reported financial results and operational developments for the fiscal second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Developments for the quarter and recent weeks subsequent to quarter end are as follows: -- Adoption of CHEMOSAT in Europe continued with 50 treatments performed in the first seven months of 2014, as compared to 22 treatments in the same...

2014-08-05 11:43:07

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. The results of the analysis, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and performed with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, are...

2014-08-05 08:33:58

POINT ROBERTS, Wash. and NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including biotech, issues an exclusive Q&A interview with Dr. Craig Dionne, PhD, GenSpera's (OTCQB: GNSZ) CEO. Dr. Dionne discusses the company's lead drug G-202 and how they have taken a powerful toxin named thapsigargin to selectively target and kill cancer cells. He also shares insight into the key points that make them different from competitive...

2014-08-05 08:33:22

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is first site opened, more sites scheduled in August TORONTO AND CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Concordia Healthcare Corp. ("Concordia") (TSX: CXR) (OTCQX: CHEHF), a diverse healthcare company focused on legacy pharmaceutical products, orphan drugs, and medical devices for the diabetic population, and its subsidiary Pinnacle Biologics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in rare diseases, today...

2014-07-30 23:08:37

La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles, California is proud to welcome two new doctors to its team of medical experts. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 As a leading outpatient surgery clinic in Southern California, La Peer Health Systems boasts over 50 of the best physicians across fourteen medical departments. The new doctors joining the La Peer Health Systems’ team are Dr. Benjamin Basseri and Dr. Marc D. Makhani, both gastroenterologists. About Dr. Basseri Benjamin Basseri, MD,...


Latest Hepatology Reference Libraries

Chinese Liver Fluke, Clonorchis sinensis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Chinese liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis) is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It can be found in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Japan, and China and is present in nearly 30,000,000 humans today. It is thought to be one of the world’s most pervading parasites. The Chinese liver fluke requires two intermediate, or secondary, hosts and one definitive, or main, host to successfully complete its lifecycle. The first intermediate host is typically...

Southeast Asian Liver Fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Southeast Asian liver fluke (Opisthorchis viverrini) is a parasite that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is native to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and the Lao People's Democratic Republic. It occurs in higher numbers in northern areas of Thailand when compared to central areas of Thailand, and the disease the worm causes, known as opisthorchiasis, does not occur in southern areas of Thailand. The Southeast Asian liver fluke is so small that it can only be seen under...

Echinococcus multilocularis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Echinococcus multilocularis is a species of tapeworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It is one of a few worms that cause echinococcosis, a disease that affects many canid species including wolves, coyotes, foxes, jackals, domesticated dogs. Humans can also contract this disease. Adult members of this species can reach an average length of .2 inches, and like other species of tapeworm, its body is segmented by three proglottids. Its head, or scolex, is equipped with...

Liver
2013-04-30 14:18:06

The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...

Gallbladder
2013-03-05 14:18:48

The gall bladder is the sac-shaped organ that is the passage between the liver and intestine where bile is held. Formation and Orientation The gall bladder is relatively 8 cm by 4 cm when fully formed. The gallbladder is angled between the rectus abdominis muscle and the costal margin. It is hollow and is made up of three parts; the fundus, the body and the neck. The fundus is the part of the gallbladder that is most far from the cystic duct. This is at the same level of the...

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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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