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2013-05-02 23:25:22

DrugRisk is the Web´s largest source for information on prescription drug warnings, side effects and legal news. Visit http://www.DrugRisk.com Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 The diabetes drug safety advocates at DrugRisk.com are announcing new information on the site for those taking the medication Januvia. A recent study suggests the drug may have higher occurrence rates of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer than traditional pills****. DrugRisk was created to improve patient...

2013-04-18 23:02:02

DrugRisk is the Web´s largest source for information on prescription drug warnings, side effects and legal news. Visit http://www.DrugRisk.com New York, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 The prescription drug safety advocates at DrugRisk.com are announcing the launch of a new resource center for patients who have taken the diabetes drug Januvia, amid warnings that the drug may be related to pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer. The goal of DrugRisk is to improve patient safety by providing...

2013-03-24 23:02:01

Recently, the law offices of d´Oliveira & Associates issued a new infographic providing information on the type-2 diabetes drug, Byetta, and recent medical studies assessing the safety of the drug. (PRWEB) March 24, 2013 Approved by the FDA in April 2005, Byetta is a type-2 diabetes drug used to control glucose levels. Adverse Events, an organization that standardizes FDA adverse event reports, has processed 38,730 adverse events concerning Byetta and 1,733 of these reports allege...

FDA Launches Probe Into Diabetes Drug Over Pancreatic Cancer Risk
2013-03-15 15:35:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into findings published by a group of researchers suggesting diabetes drugs have a link to pancreatic cancer. The FDA said it is reviewing unpublished findings that suggest pre-cancerous cellular changes could be associated with specific Type 2 diabetes drugs known as incretin mimetics. These findings were based on examination of a small number of pancreatic tissue specimens...

Bitter Melon Juice Prevents Pancreatic Cancer In Mice
2013-03-13 08:20:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Colorado Cancer Center reveals that bitter melon juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, thus cutting the cells' energy source and eventually killing them. The findings of the study were published in the journal Carcinogenesis. “Three years ago researchers showed the effect of bitter melon extract on breast cancer cells only in a Petri dish. This study...

2013-02-26 10:41:14

Patients treated with cortisone should be advised to refrain from alcohol and smoking A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that cortisone — a hormone used in certain medicines — increases the risk of acute pancreatitis. The results are published in the scientific journal JAMA Internal Medicine. According to the researchers, they suggest that patients treated with cortisone in some forms should be informed of the risks and advised to refrain from alcohol and...

2013-02-26 10:28:18

People who take the newest class of diabetes drugs to control blood sugar are twice as likely as those on other forms of sugar-control medication to be hospitalized with pancreatitis, Johns Hopkins researchers report. In an article published online in JAMA Internal Medicine, the scientists say the new drugs – glucagon-like peptide-1-based therapies (GLP-1) – are associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for acute pancreatitis. The agents sitagliptin and exenatide...

2013-02-25 23:04:05

Law Firm Offers a No Win - No Fee Promise for alleged clients injured from the oral insulin medication, Januvia, used to treat Type 2 Diabetes. Januvia has been linked to side effects, such as pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, and pancreatitis. (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 Januvia is a prescription medicine used with diet and exercise to lower the blood sugar in adults with Type 2 Diabetes, which occurs when there is not enough insulin to break down the sugar in the body. Januvia was...

Latest pancreas disorders Reference Libraries

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

2013-01-02 11:22:15

The pancreas is a digestive and an endocrine organ with both endocrine and exocrine functions. It is about six inches long located in the upper portion of the abdominal cavity. The head of the pancreas lies within the indentation of the duodenum and is connected to it by the pancreatic duct. The uncinate process extends from the head and the neck connects to the body of the pancreas, which lies directly behind the stomach. The tail of the pancreas extends to the left side of the body and is...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.