Tag: "esophageal" at medical news

Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer

...h suggests that the continuous acid bath affecting esophageal cells causes them to divide more frequently in ord...bone-marrow cells come into play to regenerate the esophageal lining in rats that have heavy reflux. So the first paper shows that the telomeres are short, sugg...

Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators

...ans to develop strategies for reducing deaths from esophageal cancer. Dr. Catherine Wu is developing a new treatment schema for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Current treatments for CML are effective for a short time, but patients ultimately relapse and die of their disease. Under the mentorship of D...

Pancreatic surgery riskier for obese patients

... developing diabetes and heart disease, as well as esophageal and pancreatic cancers. Increased BMI has been demonstrated to be an important factor predicting perioperative morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing numerous operations, Dr. Berger added. At the time of surgeries, 85 (46 percent) patient...

Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux

...ring system that uses electrical impulses to track esophageal reflux. The wireless technology, called radio fr...ravo capsule, another wireless system that detects esophageal acids. Both technologies are currently used by UT Southwestern gastroenterologists. Researchers h...

New technique effective in closing accidental colonoscopy wounds

... treated at UTMB for postoperative leaks following esophageal and colon cancer surgery using the clip technology." Raju said he expects that by next year, experience gained in the laboratory will allow his UTMB surgical colleagues Drs. Guillermo Gomez and William Nealon to help patients with gastrointestinal ...

New relief for unexplained chest pain

...ity, Iowa May 09, 2007 - The discomfort caused by esophageal (non-cardiac) chest pain is often severe, driving ... either intravenously or orally, appears to reduce esophageal chest pain by relaxing the esophageal wall and decreasing hypersensitivity. Lead author Satish S.C. ...

Liver stiffness indicates portal hypertension

...en liver stiffness measurement and the presence of esophageal varices, however, the negative and positive predic... direct HVPG measurement and the identification of esophageal varices on upper GI endoscopy. "Additional validation studies evaluating its diagnostic accuracy ...

Dua anti-reflux stent relieves GI upper cancer distress

An anti-reflux valve developed to help esophageal cancer patients also has been shown to help those ...he "Dua Esophageal Stent" for use by patients with esophageal cancer in 2002. Using a similar windsock design, Dr. Dua modified the valve and attached it to the b...

New reflux guidelines released

... Md. April 13, 2007 - New, updated guidelines for esophageal reflux testing appear in The American Journal of G... how they have modified the clinical management of esophageal disorders. "Gastroenterologists are confronted with an increasing number of patients presenting sy...

Cancer-fighting foods, supplements explored in day-long symposium, March 25

...hether the berries will prevent the development of esophageal and colon cancer in humans, says study leader Gary D. Stoner, Ph.D., a researcher and professor of internal medicine at the university. (AGFD 008, Sunday, March 25, 8:45 a.m.) Blueberries contain chemical that may help prevent colon cancer A ...

Aspirin reduces esophageal-cancer risk in people with most-aggressive form of Barrett's esophagus

...ophagus, a precancerous condition that can lead to esophageal cancer, may benefit the most from preventive thera...t significantly increases their risk of developing esophageal cancer. These findings, by lead authors Patricia C. Galipeau and Xiaohong Li, senior author Brian J....

Esophageal cancer rates climb with obesity; U-M study finds esophagectomy safe in obese patients

...in the United States have created a higher risk of esophageal cancer linked to reflux disease. And this has some...ure called transhiatal esophagectomy primarily for esophageal cancer had outcomes similar to their lean counterparts. "The type of patient who currently devel...

Study demonstrates long-term durability of Plicator procedure

BOSTON Patients treated for gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) using the endoscopic Plicato...ment so it's very important to help control gastro esophageal reflux disease." The treatment, called endoscopic plication, uses a device called the Plicator to r...

Obesity linked to acid reflux disease

...y associated with more serious conditions, such as esophageal ulcers and cancer, weight reduction therapy may be...rn and acid reflux, which can increase the risk of esophageal ulcers and cancer," says Corley. "While we cant say at this time that weight loss therapy is definit...

'Dua Anti-reflux Valve' found to improve quality of life for bile duct/pancreatic cancer patients

...he "Dua Esophageal Stent" for use by patients with esophageal cancer in 2002. Using a similar windsock design, Dr. Dua modified the valve and attached it to the bile duct stent. Laboratory studies to evaluate the flow dynamics of this modified stent showed that its valve was effective in reducing backflow whi...

Does too much protein in the diet increase cancer risk?

... colon cancer, kidney cancer and a certain type of esophageal cancer. Now preliminary findings from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest that eating less protein may help protect against certain cancers that are not directly associated with obesity. The research, publis...

OHSU findings may improve how people with chronic heartburn, precancer of the esophagus are screened

...lopment of one of the most lethal forms of cancer: esophageal cancer the need for a cost-effective screening an... Center. "However, given the relative rarity of esophageal cancer compared with the high prevalence of GERD," Jobe explained. "Routine screening within the gen...

Optical technique provides improved 'virtual biopsies' of internal surfaces

...am reports that OFDI successfully imaged the inner esophageal surfaces of living pigs, revealing the structural ...e diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer that can be identified with OCT, provided the affected tissue is scanned. The researchers es...

Holiday season could ring in 'heartburn season'

...re complex problem, such as Barrett's esophagus or esophageal cancer. "But if you're taking medications daily, I think you should be concerned about it," Dr. Spechler said. There are some warning symptoms that, if associated with chronic heartburn, may be signs of more serious problems. Questions to ask yourse...

Minorities, uninsured less likely to receive care at high-volume hospitals

...ry artery bypass grafting, carotid endarterectomy, esophageal cancer resection, hip fracture repair, lung cancer resection, cardiac valve replacement, coronary angioplasty, pancreatic cancer resection, and total knee replacement. According to this database, a total of 719,608 patients received 1 of the 10 oper...

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