Tag: "gastric" at medical news
Genetic link to cervical cancer
...the progression of other types of cancer including gastric
and prostate cancer. Exactly how inflammation might promote cervical cancer remains unknown....
Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical programs' experience increases
... Risk of serious complications and death following gastric
bypass surgery for morbid obesity may be reduced s...on in the article. Although laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric
bypass surgery has been the "gold standard" operative procedure for the treatment of intractable mor...
Combination chemotherapy shows small survival benefit in advanced stomach cancer
...d reflux disease, Wagner says. "Early diagnosis of gastric
cancer is difficult because most patients are asymptomatic in the early stage," says Dr. Peter Lopez, a clinical professor and surgeon and the University of Miami School of Medicine. "Weight loss and abdominal pain often are late signs of tumor progr...
UT Southwestern sports medicine doctor pedals advice on gearing up for safe cycling season
...arbohydrates, which have been found to cause fewer gastric
problems and are ideal for absorption," he said. "Cyclists should also try different sports drinks during training to get an idea of which one works best for them, as research has shown that taste is the most important factor for consumers." Chafing ...
Arm lift surgery generally safe, minor risks need to be considered, Mayo Clinic finds
...ily to the growth in weight loss surgeries such as gastric
bypass surgery, since massive weight loss typicall...ng significant weight loss, 74 percent of whom had gastric
bypass surgery. The surgical technique utilized in all patients involved removal of skin and fat ski...
New procedures more accurate in early diagnosis of GI cancers
...e medical community has yet to identify a reliable gastric
tumor marker that would identify individuals genet...ELDI ProteinChip technology to accurately diagnose gastric
cancer. This tool categorizes proteins and creates a unique "fingerprint" to diagnose cancer. This...
Popular procedures evaluated for diagnostic accuracy and treatment effectiveness
...echnologies are helpful in diagnosing and treating gastric
disorders, while others need more testing, accordi...phageal Reflux Symptoms (Abstract 632) Endoscopic gastric
plication (EGP) is an outpatient procedure in which tissue in the lower esophagus is sewn together t...
Study compares stomach acid control of three proton pump inhibitors in chronic NSAID users
... half of all people who regularly take NSAIDs have gastric
erosions and between 15 percent and 30 percent hav...t indicated for risk reduction of NSAID-associated gastric
ulcers. By the end of the study, all patients received five-day courses of all three proton pump inh...
New methods offer alternatives for patients undergoing obesity surgery
...ts with an effective, less-invasive alternative to gastric
surgery. In this pilot study, researchers from t...he feasibility, efficacy and safety of endoluminal gastric
suture, as well as its effect on reducing a patient's body mass index (BMI) and co-morbidities. Te...
New stomach cancer therapy potentially more convenient and better tolerated
...therapy called cisplatin in patients with advanced gastric
cancer. Overall, 13 of the 20 patients (65 percent...y study in Japan of S-1 and cisplatin for advanced gastric
cancer showed 19 of 25 patients, or 76 percent, responded to the drug. The most common side effects ...
Study shows grapefruit extract can heal stomach ulcers
...cterial and antioxidative properties that calm the gastric
tract. Researchers from Jagiellonian University M...e beneficial healing effects of GSE on preexisting gastric
ulcers. For the study, investigators induced gastric
ulcers in rats and applied graded doses of G...
Arthur Frommer tells America where to stop when they need to go
...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. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation resear...
Narcotic drugs effective for severe, chronic pain in older patients
... an increased risk for cardiac or kidney damage or gastric
ulcers, as some Cox-2 inhibitors do -- a risk of greater concern for older patients than younger ones, Palmer said. Sedation and constipation are the main opioid side effects, but these can be managed by modifying the selection of the opioid, the do...
Cancer patients do better with surgeons, hospitals that treat higher volume
...er outcomes, especially in pancreatic, esophageal, gastric
and rectal cancers, was consistent across most studies. "All studies showed either an inverse relationship, of variable magnitude, between provider volume and mortality," according to authors S.D. Killeen and colleagues of the Cork University Hospit...
Study examines characteristics of cancers of the esophagus
...of the esophagus has been changed, often caused by gastric
reflux) is found, according to background information in the article. But there is controversy about the origin of tumors located at the far end of the esophagus where it connects to the stomach. Two distinct cancer types arise there. One type is ass...
Japanese doctors likelier than US counterparts to involve patients' families in decisions
...ountry. One of the most common cancers in Japan is gastric
cancer, which has a high mortality rate. Given this poor prognosis, many Japanese health professionals have felt patients will become depressed or give up home. Another reason stems from the long tradition of family decision making in Japan. Freque...
Weight-loss surgery produces unexpected drop in heart disease risk, Stanford researchers find
...sing new measures of heart disease risk shows that gastric
bypass surgery reduces the risk of heart disease e... patients before surgery and again 12 months after gastric
bypass surgery, adding three new tests to the standard panel of cholesterol and triglyceride assays....
Robotic technique shows promise in weight-loss surgery, Stanford study finds
...d efficient way to use a surgical robot to perform gastric
bypass operations. Their report, published in the ...sible. The robot also offers a benefit specific to gastric
bypass surgery, which is often performed on morbidly obese patients: the robotic arms are strong eno...
Weight-loss surgery increasing, except for the poor
...n estimated 13,365 bariatric procedures, primarily gastric
bypass operations, in 1998. In four years that had doubled and doubled again, to 72,177 in 2002. The authors project 102,794 such operations in 2003; 130,000 in 2005 and as many as 218,000 by 2010. Recent growth, they note, was "substantially hig...
Patients have increased hospitalization rate after gastric bypass surgery
Patients who have gastric
bypass surgery have double the rate of hospitaliza...mation in the article. More than 100,000 Roux-en-Y gastric
bypasses (RYGB)--the primary bariatric procedure now done--are performed annually in the United Stat...
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