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Studies address issues of risk and survival in rapidly increasing GI cancers

...udy of 1,142 patients diagnosed with esophageal or gastric cancer. After seven years of follow up, survival rates for both cancers were low between 12 and 20 percent. However, three factors increased the likelihood of survival: Those who were overweight before diagnosis (BMI 25-30 kg/m2) had an approx...

UIC offers new weight loss surgery for obese teens

...enter at Chicago now offer laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, or LAP-BAND, for weight loss in severely ...ications related to their obesity." The adjustable gastric band is usually placed laparoscopically, requiring only small keyhole incisions, during outpatient s...

Similar results found in both older and younger patients undergoing weight-loss surgery

CHICAGO Elderly patients can safely undergo gastric bypass surgery and can be expected to experience s...though some bariatric centers believe the risks of gastric bypass surgery outweigh the benefits in elderly patients, with the increase of life expectancy and t...

Guidelines restricting endoscopy referrals put patients at risk

...ern countries - where a higher proportion of early gastric cancers are diagnosed. The guidelines also undervalue endoscopy for diagnosing other serious and painful problems - such as inflammation of the gullet, or ulcers. Until the evidence on endoscopy is properly assessed, GPs should continue to refer pati...

Type of weight loss surgery more effective at reducing insulin resistance

...nique used, comparing biliopancreatic diversion to gastric bypass. Writing in the article, Elza Muscelli, MD...re than double those of patients who had undergone gastric bypass. Further, these levels were higher than those of lean controls." Eighteen nondiabetic patient...

Simple sputum test for confirmation of childhood tuberculosis

...er than the conventional and invasive procedure of gastric lavage. Diagnosis of tuberculosis is difficult in...ry tuberculosis in Cape Town. Sputum induction and gastric lavage were done on three consecutive days according to a standard procedure. Samples from induced ...

FDA approves Enablex for treatment of overactive bladder

...ontraindicated in patients with urinary retention, gastric retention or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma and in patients who are at risk for these conditions. Enablex is also contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug or its ingredients. This release contains certain forward-looki...

Long-term data show benefit of DETROL LA as first-line therapy for overactive bladder

...ontraindicated in patients with urinary retention, gastric retention, or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma and in patients who have demonstrated hypersensitivity to the drug or its ingredients. Patients with the following conditions should be treated with caution: renal impairment, bladder outflow obstructi...

New research shows stomach (gastric) cancer originates from bone marrow derived stem cells

...originate from tissue stem cells for example, the gastric stem cells contained in the lining of the stomach. However, the researchers suspected BMDC may contribute to the development or progression of cancer because they are frequently recruited to sites of tissue injury and inflammation, e.g., a typical s...

Gastric bypass works for GERD and obesity in patients with prior surgery, says Pitt study

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15 Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery can effectively control gastroesoph... of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study found that gastric bypass is feasible and effective in controlling GERD in patients who had previous antireflux surgery...

Stanford study reveals that cells linked to asthma and eczema also help cure deadly illness in mice

...sthma, congestive heart failure, renal failure and gastric ulcers, said Galli. Moreover, mast cells have been implicated in many of the same disorders. "Although we have studied a bacterial infection as a kind of first test case, we hope to be able to develop models that would allow us to study this phenomen...

Detrol LA combined with standard treatment for enlarged prostate is twice as effective

...ontraindicated in patients with urinary retention, gastric retention, or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma and in patients who have demonstrated hypersensitivity to the drug or its ingredients. Patients with the following conditions should be treated with caution: renal impairment, bladder outflow obstructi...

New scientific advances in gastroenterology

...sia in women; and the positive effect laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery can have on obesity-related health problems. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Therapy. This study investigates the effectiveness of a new therapy (cilansetron) on improving the quality of life for patients suffering from IBS with dia...

Capsule endoscopy aids in detection of small bowel tumors inaccessible to other diagnostic tests

...ded 73 small bowel tumors, one cecal tumor and one gastric tumor. Of these 65 percent were malignant, including adenocarcinomasc, carcinoids, melanomas, lymphomas and sarcomas. "Small bowel tumors are traditionally difficult to diagnose because of their endoscopic inaccessibility," explains Gregory Schwar...

Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery effectively improves obesity-related health problems

...paroscopic surgery for obesity, known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, effectively improves unhealthy conditions ...cations. In addition, 92 percent of postoperative gastric bypass patients who took both oral medications for diabetes and insulin were off these medications a...

FOSRENOL (R) maintains bone health status of end-stage renal disease patients

...the physiologically relevant pH range of 3 to 5 in gastric fluid,lanthanum binds approximately 97% of the ava...olol, and enalapril) was investigated in simulated gastric fluid. The results suggest that precipitation in the stomach of insoluble complexes of these drugs ...

Use of stomach acid-suppressive medications associated with increased risk of pneumonia

Individuals who use gastric acid-suppressive medications may be at an elevated... a common way to treat these symptoms is to reduce gastric (stomach) acid secretions with the use of acid-suppressive drugs. However, these medications can in...

Significant pain relief following gastric bypass surgery

...ints in obese patients before and after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. The researchers concluded that the complaints, which involved joint and tendon pain, decreased significantly following surgery and initial weight loss, even in non-weight bearing areas of the body. The comprehensive review of MSK sy...

Weight loss surgery can help reduce metabolic syndrome in obese patients

...ed in 528 patients (81.9 percent) and laparoscopic gastric bypass (surgery that causes food to bypass much of...th groups, but patients who underwent laparoscopic gastric bypass lost significantly more weight (average 38.4 kilograms vs. 35.1 kilograms) and achieved a low...

Patients undergoing weight loss surgery have high rates of H pylori bacteria

...ncreased demand for weight loss surgery, including gastric bypass surgery (surgery that results in food bypas...pper intestinal tract, or foregut), in addition to gastric cancer, according to the article. The role of H pylori after gastric bypass surgery is unknown. ...

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