Tag: "bowel" at medical news
Wireless technology shows promise in diagnosing pediatric intestinal disease
...copy is a useful and safe technique to study small bowel
health in children. While the technology has becom...tudy to examine its use in pediatrics. The small bowel
has always been difficult to evaluate, due to its size and many convolutions, says study author Gian...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...ample, to combat severe abdominal infections after bowel
surgery. People with profoundly impaired balance need better treatment options, says Della Santina. Many cope through rehabilitation exercises or by restricting their activities, but the chronic disequilibrium and blurry vision can be disabling. ...
Medical students respond positively to simulated patient experience
...-size adult, that makes realistic heart, lung, and bowel
sounds and can be programmed to have various medical problems which students can work to treat. Students can also use SimMan to practice procedures such as giving injections and inserting urinary catheters or breathing tubes. I figured if we were...
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals submits supplemental new drug application for Lubiprostone to treat IBS-C
...trength of lubiprostone (8 mcg) to treat irritable bowel
syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Lubiprostone,... Approximately 58 million Americans have irritable bowel
syndrome, with IBS-C accounting for approximately one-third of these cases. IBS-C symptoms include ...
Spuds that like you -- in your summer salad
...s long been known that eating potatoes is good for bowel
health, but new research suggests that they may al...ongest study of it kind on the effect of starch on bowel
health (Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture doi:10.1002/jsfa.2835). Study leader Jos Fran...
VEGF Trap shows activity in patients with advanced ovarian cancer
...e urine, renal dysfunction, and a low incidence of bowel
perforation (one percent). Ovarian cancer may be unusual among solid tumors because vascular-targeting agents like VEGF Trap appear to have significant single-agent activity in advanced ovarian cancer, said Dr. David R. Spriggs, Head of Solid Tumo...
JRRD releases single-topic issue on pain and pain management
... that focused on transfers, skin care, bladder and bowel
management, nutrition, and incentive spirometry. We compared these study patients with a historical control group of 30 patients who had paraplegia from cancer but did not receive rehabilitation. Subjects were followed until death. The study patients...
ECP may be effective in treating Crohn's disease
...ohns. In contrast, most patients with inflammatory bowel
disease are currently treated with medicines that suppress the immune system. Unlike ECP, those medications can have many serious side effects. The 28 patient trial studied the safety and efficacy of ECP in patients with a Crohns Disease Activit...
Clinical review -- A psychological approach to the management of irritable bowel syndrome
...e potential to help patients with severe irritable bowel
syndrome (IBS), say researchers in this weeks BMJ. IBS is a very common disorder, but conventional physical treatments often do not work very well and patients can feel that their symptoms are being ignored, downplayed or misunderstood. Patients ...
Novel treatments may help alleviate constipation, IBS in women
...ions, showed promise in the treatment of irritable bowel
syndrome (IBS), according to research presented to...onstrated the benefits of hypnotherapy in treating bowel
and abdominal complications in children. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians a...
New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2007) -- Inflammatory bowel
disease, or IBD, is an umbrella term referring to ...opy and gastrointestinal surgery. "Inflammatory bowel
diseases are serious and complex diseases with varied preventative and treatment options, and we are...
Developments in tissue engineering offer new sources for stem cell treatments
... months, mean 46 months) showed a prompt return of bowel
function, preserved renal function, normal mucus production and no urinary calculi. Results were best in those patients where implantation included an omental wrap. This abstract will be presented during Moderated Poster Session 8 on Sunday, May 20...
New study demonstrates that Lubiprostone may improve symptom relief rates in adults with IBS-C
...rove symptom relief rates in adults with irritable bowel
syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). These results...scomfort associated with defecation or a change in bowel
habits with features of disordered defecation. Lubiprostone is a novel selective chloride channel ...
Web-based program could ease treatment decisions for prostate cancer patients
... treatments, which can include sexual, bladder and bowel
dysfunction. Men can hear their doctors recommendations, but ultimately, they decide which treatment to pursue. Those decisions can dramatically affect their lives, but the bottom line is that we often dont know enough scientifically to recommend one...
Glucosamine-like supplement inhibits multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes
...n with treatment-resistant autoimmune inflammatory bowel
disease improved significantly following two years of treatment with GlcNAc. No significant adverse side effects were noted. Together, these findings identify metabolic therapy using dietary supplements such as GlcNAc as potential treatments for au...
Probiotics could prevent necrotising enterocolitis in premature babies
...nfection which attacks and kills the lining of the bowel
and affects mainly premature infants. Dr Sanjay Patole, King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, and colleagues studied the results of seven trials involving babies born at 33 weeks or earlier and less than 1.5k...
New treatments needed for irritable bowel syndrome
...ope with IBS but generally without improving their bowel
symptoms. Hypnosis has proven beneficial is random... diarrhoea, and soluble fibres to improve pain and bowel
habit. Tricyclic antidepressants can also prevent pain especially where diarrhoea is one of the symp...
Smoking influences Crohn's disease
... ways. "Fundamental differences in small and large bowel
physiology may explain the differences in location of Crohns disease in smokers," says Aldhous. "The effects of smoking should be further investigated, to understand why smoking has a differential effect on different parts of the bowel."...
No data to support leaving small colon polyps in place
...nd ethnic populations and people with inflammatory bowel
disease or previous colon polyps or cancer. By age 50, all adults should undergo one of the colorectal cancer screening tests currently available to them, says Dr. Allen. Guidelines of multiple agencies and professional societies, including the AGA...
2 Rutgers College of Nursing professors study patients with prostate cancer
...anagement of physical symptoms such as urinary and bowel
incontinence and psychological symptoms such as depression, said Eller, a Cedar Grove, N.J. resident. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United States. Improved diagnosis and treatment have led to increased survival rates, sa...
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