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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...

2008-10-01 06:00:29

Tranzyme Pharma today announced positive Phase IIb results for its first-in-class, highly potent and selective ghrelin agonist, TZP-101, for the management of postoperative ileus (POI). Results demonstrated that TZP-101 was both safe and highly effective in reducing the duration of ileus following surgery in patients undergoing open bowel resection. Over 200 patients were enrolled in an adaptive, multinational, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase IIb clinical trial designed to assess...

2008-08-20 18:00:51

Chewing gum following colon surgery to remove all or part of the colon may enhance recovery of intestinal function, British researchers say. Sanjay Purkayastha and colleagues at St. Mary's Hospital in London said postoperative ileus -- the inability of the intestines to pass contents -- is regarded as an inevitable response to the trauma of abdominal surgery and is a major contributing factor to postoperative pain and discomfort associated with abdominal distension, nausea, vomiting and...

2008-07-24 09:01:13

Adolor Corporation (NASDAQ:ADLR) announced today that over 500 hospitals have now enrolled in the Entereg Access Support & Education (E.A.S.E.(TM)) Program. The Company estimates that these hospitals perform approximately 20% of the annual bowel resection procedures in the United States. The E.A.S.E. Program was launched by Adolor and GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) in June 2008, following approval of Entereg(R) (alvimopan) capsules by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in May. "We are...

2008-07-22 06:00:17

Tranzyme Pharma, a leading biopharmaceutical company developing novel mechanism-based therapeutics for the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) and metabolic disorders, announced today that the Company has received Notices of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for two patent applications entitled "Macrocyclic Modulators of the Ghrelin Receptor" and "Spatially-Defined Macrocyclic Compounds Useful for Drug Discovery". Together, the patents expected to be issued based...

2008-06-23 06:00:06

Tranzyme Pharma announces the successful results from a "Thorough QT/QTc" study of the company's lead product TZP-101, an intravenous gastrointestinal prokinetic agent currently in two Phase IIb trials for the treatment of postoperative ileus (POI) and severe gastroparesis. The study, required by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for all new chemical entities, was conducted to evaluate the cardiac safety of TZP-101, with a focus on cardiac repolarization as measured by the...

2007-07-04 18:19:31

By Hiromura, Katsuhiko Furuhashi, Madoka; Minami, Kojiro; Miyazaki, Ken; Et al Abstract Septic shock during pregnancy is very rare but has high mortality. We report a case of septic shock in a pregnant woman with ileus, showing that severe ileus in a pregnant woman could be attributed to life-threatening septic shock and that we should give special attention to a nosocomial infection. Keywords: Septic shock, ileus, pregnancy, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia...

2006-02-20 16:05:40

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chewing gum after intestinal surgery can help reactivate paralyzed bowels and get patients out of the hospital sooner, a study said on Monday. Patients who have abdominal surgery often suffer a slowdown or shutdown of the bowels called ileus that causes pain, vomiting and abdominal swelling, and they may not be able to tolerate food or even water, the report published in the Archives of Surgery said. Study participants had no problem chewing sugarless gum three...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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