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2011-09-20 14:05:11

An analysis of more than 30,000 cancer patients has shown that blood clots are a more common complication than doctors may realize, causing additional hospitalizations and driving up the cost of care, according to a study led by a Duke Cancer Institute researcher. The study, which will be reported Sept. 26 at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress in Stockholm, found that as many as one in five patients risk developing a blood clot called venous thromboembolism, or VTE, within...

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2011-07-28 10:55:00

Gastric bypass surgery, once a procedure of last resort for obese patients is quickly becoming an accepted and mainstream procedure used by patients to eat less, lose weight and become healthier. However, the actual reasons behind this surgery's success have been unclear. The most common and effective procedure is the "ËœRoux-en-Y' gastric bypass, which involves stapling the stomach to create a small pouch at the top, which is then connected directly to the small intestine. This...

2011-07-21 07:00:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In the largest study of its kind, researchers say different populations of people need different therapies to get rid of H. pylori, which is the primary cause of gastric cancer. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, stomach cancer was the fourth most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in the world in 2008. About 72 percent of new cases occur in developing countries. The current study, which was conducted at seven sites...

2011-07-20 12:24:52

Largest study of its kind suggests different populations need different therapies to eradicate H. pylori, primary cause of gastric cancer Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium known to cause peptic ulcers, is also the primary cause of gastric cancer, which is a leading cancer killer globally. A large clinical trial at seven sites across Latin America has now found that a standard three-drug regimen for treating H. pylori is more effective, at least in the population studied, than either of two...

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...


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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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