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2014-03-18 08:32:05

Sportscaster Bob Papa, the voice of the New York Giants, recruiting fellow Baby Boomers to 'Take a Stand against Colon Cancer' and pledge to get screened PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals, the makers of PREPOPIK(®) (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid) announce the start of a national campaign with sportscaster Bob Papa and the Colon Cancer Alliance, aimed at encouraging the last of the Baby Boomer generation, born in 1964, to...

2014-01-29 16:28:51

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMDx announced today that the artus C. difficile QS-RGQ Kit has received CE-marking for use with QIAsymphony SP/AS and Rotor-Gene Q instruments. This is the first of a series of assays designed, developed, and manufactured by IMDx for QIAGEN under a multi-year development and license agreement. Concurrently in December 2013, a Premarket Notification 510(k) submission for the test was submitted to FDA for review. (Logo:...

2013-06-06 23:22:07

Although rare, complications associated with these common gastroenterology procedures can be life-threatening. A recent AllMed webinar helped risk management professionals understand how to monitor performance and decrease risk in their hospitals. Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Both EGD (upper endoscopy) and colonoscopy carry the risk of cardiopulmonary complications that range from minor fluctuations in oxygen saturation or heart rate, to significant complications such as respiratory...

2008-06-26 06:02:08

By Spinks, Julian THE BASICS Differentiating ulcerative colitis from other bowel conditions can be difficult, says Dr Julian Spinks Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon with a prevalence of 35-100 per 100,000. The age of onset has two peaks, one in the second to fourth decades and the other in the sixth and seventh decades of life. Women are 30 per cent more likely to develop UC. The aetiology is not yet fully understood but it is considered to be...

2007-08-03 09:23:05

By Payne, Jason A Snyder, David C; Olivier, Jacob; Salameh, Jihad R Total abdominal colectomy is required for many colonic diseases. The authors studied the outcomes of this operation and the quality of life based on the decision to perform an ileostomy or an anastomosis. Patients who underwent total abdominal colectomy (excluding those with inflammatory bowel disease and chronic constipation) had either ileoproctostomy or ileostomy and were compared. Patients were surveyed to assess...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.