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2011-07-05 23:19:31

Patients with gastric tumours in their stomach will no longer have to suffer an eight-hour long surgery, but instead can look forward to a short day surgery which last a few minutes to an hour without the need for hospitalisation. This new procedure "“ the world's first flexible endoscopy robotic surgery in the stomach "“ was successfully performed on patients suffering from gastric tumours in India. The procedure was performed on a total of three patients, one patient per day...

2011-06-27 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A paper has recently been published by the American Heart Association based on expert review of recent scientific studies, which states that for some portions of severely and morbidly obese population weight loss surgery can result in long term weight loss and significant benefits in cardiac and other obesity-related risks. The study also notes that recent studies have indicated that bariatric surgery may be able to prolong life span in morbidly...

2011-06-21 07:27:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients with Barrett's esophagus may have a lower risk of esophageal cancer than previously thought, according to this study. Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous condition, and patients who have it are often advised to have regular endoscopies to watch for signs of esophageal adenocarcinoma, the most common kind of esophageal cancer. However, how often Barrett's esophagus progresses to cancer has not been clear. In this study, Shivaram Bhat, B.Ch., MRCP, of Queens...

2011-06-17 06:52:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ReShape Medical®, Inc. today announces results of its U.S. Phase 1 investigational clinical study. This feasibility study of thirty subjects assessed the safety and effectiveness of the ReShape Duo(TM) in conjunction with lifestyle modification in patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40. After six months of therapy, 21 study participants treated with the ReShape Duo(TM) achieved an average of 32% excess weight loss and...

2011-06-17 01:50:22

Patients with Barrett's esophagus may have a lower risk of esophageal cancer than previously reported, according to a large, long-term study published online June 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Barrett's esophagus is a premalignant condition, and patients who have it are often advised to have regular endoscopies to watch for signs of esophageal adenocarcinoma, the most common kind of esophageal cancer in many parts of the world. But how often Barrett's esophagus...

2011-06-09 14:47:36

Cancers of the gut, stomach and pancreas could be detected much sooner with a simple urine test, research suggests. Cancers of the gut, stomach and pancreas could be detected much sooner with a simple urine test, research suggests. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have identified key proteins in the urine of patients with advanced cancers. The findings could help the detection of these cancers in people who have not yet started to show symptoms of the disease. This would enable...

2011-06-05 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that PARAMOUNT, its Phase III study evaluating ALIMTA® (pemetrexed for injection) in the continuation maintenance setting, met its primary endpoint of progression-free survival, or the time a patient is alive without their disease worsening, for patients with a specific type of lung cancer called advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). "Continuation maintenance"...

2011-05-18 13:57:15

No increase seen from moderate alcohol consumption The results from a very well-done meta-analysis support other data generated on the risk of alcohol consumption and gastric cancer "“ that is "“ that the risk may be real for heavy alcohol consumption but not for moderate intake. The type of gastric cancer relating to heavier alcohol intake in this study tended to be tumors involving the noncardia, but differences between the association with tumors of the gastric cardia were not...

2011-04-19 12:49:13

A potential vaccine against bacteria that cause serious gastric disorders including stomach cancer may be a step closer following a pioneering study by a University of Guelph chemist. In the first published study of its kind, a team led by Prof. Mario Monteiro, Department of Chemistry, found a carbohydrate-based antigen caused mice to develop antibodies against a common bacterium linked to gastric cancer. "This is the first jab at a sugar-based vaccine against Helicobacter pylori," said...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies published in the current issue of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, a peer-reviewed journal, add to the large body of scientific evidence which supports that the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System, made by Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN), is a safe and effective weight-loss procedure. One study concluded that laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) procedure can be safely performed in a...


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