Tag: "esophagus" at medical news
Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
...ed Barretts esophagus, have altered cells in their esophagus
containing shortened telomeres, the ending sequenc... acid bath can cause normal skin-like cells in the esophagus
to change into tougher, more acid-resistant cells of the type found in the stomach and intestine, a ...
Johns Hopkins develops pancreas cancer risk model
...d through an endoscope inserted through the mouth, esophagus
and stomach to detect precancerous changes. The test provides sound-wave pictures of the pancreas, which sits next to the stomach. Klein says that the new model also needs to be assessed in other populations besides the Hopkins registry, and she ...
Light-based probe 'sees' early cancers in first tests on human tissue
...lls, which line the mucous membranes in the lungs, esophagus
and gut. "About 85 percent of all cancers start ...cerous digestive tissue taken from the stomach and esophagus
of three patients known to have a precancerous form of a condition called Barrett's esophagus. In le...
Cancer-fighting foods, supplements explored in day-long symposium, March 25
...erries had a 60 percent reduction in tumors of the esophagus
and up to an 80 percent reduction in colon tumors. Clinical trials are now underway to determine whether the berries will prevent the development of esophageal and colon cancer in humans, says study leader Gary D. Stoner, Ph.D., a researcher and prof...
Aspirin reduces esophageal-cancer risk in people with most-aggressive form of Barrett's esophagus
...tive, longitudinal study in patients with Barretts esophagus
or any other pre-malignant condition, for that ma...ogram. The study followed 243 people with Barretts esophagus
for 10 years (189 male, 54 female, mean age 62 upon joining the study). The participants were interv...
Esophageal cancer rates climb with obesity; U-M study finds esophagectomy safe in obese patients
...ing if a currently popular procedure to remove the esophagus
is as safe in obese patients. According to a new...lated to more gastroesophageal relux and Barrett's esophagus
in these patients," says Mark Orringer, M.D., John Alexander Distinguished Professor of Surgery at t...
Study demonstrates long-term durability of Plicator procedure
... and other stomach contents from going up into the esophagus
which then reduces symptoms," says Pleskow. The study involved 29 patients with chronic heartburn who required daily maintenance of their symptoms with medication. Patients were treated at five sites, each receiving plication treatment. They were t...
OHSU findings may improve how people with chronic heartburn, precancer of the esophagus are screened
...people with chronic heartburn or pre-cancer of the esophagus
in an office setting using a "skinny scope" is as ...subsequent endoscopy. The prevalence of Barrett's esophagus
discovered by both approaches was equal and there were no undetected cases of cancer....
Optical technique provides improved 'virtual biopsies' of internal surfaces
...ain imaging (OFDI) to visualize broad areas of the esophagus
and coronary arteries of living pigs. The technique is an advance over optical coherence tomography (OCT) another noninvasive MGH-developed technology that details much smaller areas and could be useful for identifying precancerous lesions and dan...
Holiday season could ring in 'heartburn season'
...e throat to the stomach. A valve at the end of the esophagus
is supposed to function as a one-way release, rela...t signal a more complex problem, such as Barrett's esophagus
or esophageal cancer. "But if you're taking medications daily, I think you should be concerned about...
Order of chemotherapy, radiation has no effect on breast cancer survival
...t that certain toxic side effects in the blood and esophagus
-- common in chemotherapy and radiation patients -- may be up to 44 percent more likely when the two therapies are delivered at the same time, said Dr. Brigid Hickey and colleagues at the Southern Zone Radiation Oncology Service in Brisbane, Australi...
OSA 'Frontiers in Optics' annual meeting celebrates 90th anniversary of innovation in optics
...mages in an endoscope, used in examinations of the esophagus
and colonoscopies A new technique using light to determine blood flow in human brain tumors Award Session to recognize industry thought leaders "What's Hot in Optics Now" session highlighting trends across the entire field of optics including b...
Imaging technique may prevent injury during ablation for atrial fibrillation
...iography (ICE) to provide real-time imaging of the esophagus
to gauge the power, temperature and duration of th...rial ablation for AF, is the first to identify the esophagus
and monitor lesions, known as atrio-esophageal fistulas, on the posterior wall of the heart's left a...
Researchers discover how acid reflux leads to esophageal cancer
...er cells and biopsies from patients with Barrett's esophagus
(BE), a condition where cells in the esophagus
have been altered by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux. Acid reflux is believed...
Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds
... on the amount of stomach acid that can enter your esophagus
while you sleep. But Gerson noted a conundrum in her counsel. Although there is no evidence that ceasing consumption of the suspect foods will reduce heartburn, some of the studies did show that certain of the foods (such as chocolate and carbonat...
New ACC/AHA guidelines released for valvular heart disease
...chocardiography, involves passing a probe into the esophagus
and using sound waves to create real-time pictures of the heart. Further clarification of the use of blood thinners in patients who have undergone heart valve surgery. An update on preventive medical treatment for some heart valve conditions. The...
Mayo Clinic studies find association between acid reflux and esophageal cancer
...k factors and possible genetic basis for Barrett's esophagus
and esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma). These stud...s esophagus," says Dr. Romero. "And once Barrett's esophagus
is diagnosed, patients have a 30- to 125-fold increased risk of developing esophageal cancer." Bar...
New study shows erosive esophagitis healing linked to acid control
...perienced a longer duration of acid control in the esophagus
(95.2 percent of a 24-hour period) compared to unh...days a week. It occurs when the valve between the esophagus
and stomach stops closing properly, allowing acid to leak back into the esophagus. About one in thr...
New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization
...s. The heart's close proximity to the wall of the esophagus
has led researchers to study the possible benefit of endoscopic ultrasound to visualize the heart and help guide interventions. This study by researchers at Homerton University Hospital in London focused on the feasibility and safety of trans-esop...
Procedures beat meds to help patients fight obesity, GERD
...prazole, reduce symptoms and repair erosion to the esophagus
by reducing the upswell of acid from the stomach i...ing the upper part of the stomach around the lower esophagus
to strengthen the control valve to decrease the upflow of stomach acid to the esophagus. Researchers...
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