Tag: "digestive" at medical news
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005
...surgical complications to gall bladder disease and digestive
difficulties. The ACP guidelines estimate that the death rate from bariatric surgery, including in-hospital deaths and deaths within 30 days of discharge, range from 0.3 per 100 surgeries to as high as 1.9 per 100 surgeries. ACP recommends that docto...
Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem
...udy to date surveying the inhabitants of the lower digestive
tract. In the three healthy subjects he studied, he found 395 unique bacterial species. "The intestinal flora is critical to human physiology and a wide spectrum of disease, but the first step in studying this ecosystem is to figure out who is there ...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
...ther major function of the pancreas, production of digestive
enzymes, is dealt with by taking the enzymes as a dietary supplement. Leading the complex operation were Drs. Selwyn M. Vickers, Devin E. Eckhoff and Juan L. Contreras. Vickers, who removed the pancreas, directs a clinic for the manageme...
A common bacterium leads to serious blood infection in many seniors, new study finds
...coli (E. coli), which grows naturally in the human digestive
tract, is a leading cause of urinary tract infections. Medical researchers have long known that E. coli is also a cause of bloodstream infection. But until this study, the number of non-institutionalized seniors affected by E. coli bacteremia has not...
Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs
...e they are needed. They are also very sensitive to digestive
enzymes and may be destroyed by stomach acid before they can be absorbed." To sidestep the difficulty of getting these large protein drugs through the GI tract intact, pharmaceutical scientists have looked at other ways to deliver protein-based drugs...
Digestive Disease Week 2005 spotlights breakthrough research in digestive health
...sitive and negative impact of lifestyle choices on digestive
health The effect of diet, weight and obesity sur...f various hepatitis treatments, capsule endoscopy, digestive
cancers, GERD therapies, liver disease and genetics and Barrett's esophagus controversies, among oth...
Wiley to publish UICC TNM Atlas in July 2005
...las include illustrations of head and neck tumors, digestive
system tumors, lung and pleural tumors, tumors of bone and soft tissues, skin tumors, breast tumors, gynecological tumors, urological tumors, ophthalmic tumors, Hodgkin lymphoma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Wiley will distribute the TNM Atlas on behalf...
Active vaccine prevents mice from developing prion disease
...we're stimulating an immune response mainly in the digestive
tract," he explains. "Thus, harmful prions in contaminated food will be destroyed in the gut and will not reach other organs in the body." Because the research was conducted in normal mice, the NYU researchers say it will be easier to apply in animal...
Obesity linked to colorectal and esophageal cancers
...y mass index is now associated with cancers of the digestive
tract and other serious GI disorders." The Effect of Body Weight Reduction on Incidence of Colorectal Adenoma (Abstract 128) High risk lifestyle behaviors have been associated with an increased incidence of colorectal neoplasm. Researchers at the ...
Smoking increases risk for liver, pancreatic and colorectal cancers
...nizing that this high-risk behavior also hurts the digestive
system is fundamental in preventing life-threatening cancers and improving overall health." Smoking and Alcohol Use Associated with Markedly Earlier Age of Onset in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma (Abstract 360) With the link between smoking and pancreat...
Study shows grapefruit extract can heal stomach ulcers
... habits and lifestyle choices can directly benefit digestive
and overall health over the long term." Role of L...utrients with antioxidant properties that maintain digestive
health. While grapefruit is often associated with acidity and GI irritation, GSE actually possesses...
Skin infections caused by MRSA are cured more often when treated with Pfizer's ZYVOX
...YVOX-treated patients were noted more often in the digestive
system and in lab tests documenting thrombocytopenia. Rash, anaphylaxis, drug-related allergic reaction and phlebitis were reported more often by patients in the vancomycin treatment group. About ZYVOX ZYVOX was initially approved in the United ...
'Dr. Chef' improves quality of life for patients
...improve the quality of life for people with severe digestive
problems. In recognition of this achievement, Rani... To accomplish his objective of helping those with digestive
problems to eat and live better, Polak helped develop a cooking workshop for patients suffering from...
Diabetes drug controls blood glucose, cardiac risk
...at the adverse effects of metformin, mainly on the digestive
tract, are not life-threatening. Metformin first became available in Europe in 1979, but was not cleared for use in the United States until 1994 due to concerns about a potentially fatal complication called lactic acidosis. Diabetes takes a severe to...
Secretin should not be used to treat autism, researchers say
...s part of an endoscopic procedure to examine their digestive
functioning. Horvath and colleagues reported, to their surprise, that some autism symptoms seemed to improve in children who received the hormone. "Since then, the use of secretin has become widespread and it is currently being dispensed in many diff...
K-State researchers designing better drug to treat cystic fibrosis
... and generally focuses on treating respiratory and digestive
problems to prevent infection and other complications. Treatment usually involves a combination of medications and home treatment methods, such as respiratory and nutritional therapies. Tomich, along with colleagues Takeo Iwamoto, a K-State research ...
NIH launches National Commission on Digestive Diseases
...seases. This is a major victory for patients with digestive
diseases and for the AGA, which has worked tireles...Commission will assess the state-of-the-science in digestive
diseases and the related NIH research portfolio, with a view toward identifying areas of research ch...
NIH establishes National Commission on Digestive Diseases
...l work to improve the health of the nation through digestive
diseases research. As part of its mission, the Com...erview of the state-of-the science in the field of digestive
diseases research and will develop a 10-year, long-range plan for digestive
diseases research consis...
Beta-carotene assoc. with higher risk of some cancers in women smokers but not nonsmokers
...sociated with an increased risk of lung cancer and digestive
cancers in smokers. To investigate the relationships of beta-carotene intake from both diet and supplementation with the risk of tobacco-related cancers--which include colorectal, thyroid, ovarian, cervical, and lung cancers in addition to less comm...
New nutritional challenges emerge for HIV care providers
...ts that were often lost through poorly-functioning digestive
tracts and minimizing weight loss. "The newer medications keep patients healthier overall, so we are not dealing with quite as much severe weight loss," says Tang. "Now we are able to concentrate more on determining the vitamin and mineral ('micronut...
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