Tag: "stomach" at medical news
Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem
...lif. - The universe of microbes that lives in your stomach
may be nearly as unique as your fingerprint, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine who have embarked on the early stages of exploring the intestinal ecosystem. Using molecular techniques that detect all known types of...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
... several hours, making it difficult to say whether stomach
positioning has any long-term benefits or drawback...on between sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and stomach
sleeping positions. The review appears in the April issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of ...
NSAIDS okay for tonsillectomy, new study finds
...dom seem to be turning toward NSAIDs to reduce the stomach
upset that frequently follows narcotic use, many in the United States prefer different surgical techniques that avoid discomfort and different drugs for the pain. Dr. Mary Cardwell of North Manchester General Hospital in England led a team that revi...
Combination chemotherapy shows small survival benefit in advanced stomach cancer
Patients with advanced stomach
cancer have the best chance of prolonging their su...edical trials on a topic. Despite recent progress, stomach
cancers remain the second highest cause of cancer death worldwide, in large part because the majorit...
Children do well with shorter fast before surgery
...k up to a half-day before surgery to prevent their stomach
contents from being regurgitated or sucked into th...given liquids two hours before surgery have higher stomach
volumes or more acidic stomach
contents than those who undergo longer fasts, the researchers found. ...
UBC-U of S research offers hope for treatment of age-related blindness
.... Also, since NSAIDS can have side effects such as stomach
upset, ulcers and stress on kidneys, they are not appropriate for everyone and criteria for high-risk patients that would benefit from their use will need to be defined. Macular degeneration is the most common cause of severe vision loss in Canada, e...
Lower vaccination rates put children at risk
...to the clinic for ailments such as skin disorders, stomach
problems or psychiatric concerns, were already using CAM therapies (including vitamins, herbal remedies, probiotics and homeopathic remedies). As well, 8.9 per cent of the children were not vaccinated for diseases like measles, mumps and rubella. Thi...
Recombinant DNA technology may enable oral, rather than injectable, delivery of protein drugs
...itive 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-such as via needle-free injections or t...
Sensor warns of gastrointestinal problems
...the stomach. A high level of carbon dioxide in the stomach
is a characteristic of this so-called gastrointest...an indicate how good or bad the circulation in the stomach
wall is. The main components of the sensor are a pH-sensitive polymer (hydrogel) and a micro pressu...
Molecular testing in patients with rare cancer predicts response to Gleevec
...astrointestinal stromal tumors, which occur in the stomach
and intestines, are diagnosed in about 5,000 Americans annually. Surgery is the treatment of choice for localized tumors, but in many patients the tumor recurs and spreads elsewhere, particularly to the liver. Without Gleevec, at this metastatic stag...
New procedures more accurate in early diagnosis of GI cancers
...agnosis of Gastric Cancer (Abstract 476) Although stomach
cancer is the world's second most deadly cancer, the medical community has yet to identify a reliable gastric tumor marker that would identify individuals genetically predisposed to cancer or individuals in the early stages of the disease. Researche...
Study compares stomach acid control of three proton pump inhibitors in chronic NSAID users
... 16th, 2005 V Data from a clinical trial comparing stomach
acid control of three proton pump inhibitors (PPIs...at long-term NSAID users are at increased risk for stomach
ulcers, which is often a deterrent to long-term treatment. Acid control can reduce this risk and pr...
UCLA researchers find common gastrointestinal condition keeps patients up at night
...ysician and a proton pump inhibitor, which reduces stomach
acid, was prescribed. "Sleep problems impact all ...lar rising backward flow (reflux) of acid from the stomach
into the esophagus. If the acid backs up as far as the throat and voice box, then the sleeper may w...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May 2005 (second issue)
...or wound healing, elevated blood sugar levels, and stomach
bleeding, to mention only a few specific problems. In the study, every eight weeks, researchers checked 40 children with stable asthma who were eligible for inhaled steroid reduction. If clinically indicated, their steroid dose was halved. At each s...
Obesity linked to colorectal and esophageal cancers
...s to become damaged as a result of irritation from stomach
acid leakage. However, the relationship between BMI, smoking and BE has been unclear. Researchers at the Queen's University Belfast in Ireland examined the possible correlation between BMI, smoking and BE in conjunction with esophageal cancer and f...
New methods offer alternatives for patients undergoing obesity surgery
...astrectomy (VG), during which 90-95 percent of the stomach
is removed, leaving a small, thin, tube-like stomach
approximately two ounces in size; Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RGB), which restricts food intake by sep...
OTC treatments for reflux fail to match relief of prescriptions
...family of medications that block the production of stomach
acid, or other prescription drugs were more likely to improve their symptoms than those undiagnosed GERD sufferers using OTC medicines. In face-to-face interviews, researchers asked 1,908 participants about their disease, lifestyle and drug usage. P...
New stomach cancer therapy potentially more convenient and better tolerated
...ombination chemotherapy appears to battle advanced stomach
cancer harder than other platinum-based therapies,...imate that 21,860 Americans will be diagnosed with stomach
cancer during 2005 and another 11,550 will die from the disease. In addition to surgery, physicians...
Study shows grapefruit extract can heal stomach ulcers
...xidant properties that can have healing effects on stomach
ulcers, according to a new study presented today at Digestive Disease Week 2005 (DDW). In a second study, researchers clarified that while females metabolize alcohol differently in the body, they are more susceptible to alcohol-related liver injury ...
Ultrasound-guided biopsies are safe alternative to endoscopic biopsies of the pancreas
...n the throat of the patient, through the patient's stomach
and duodenum and then the pancreatic biopsy is performed. The patient is sedated for the procedure. The number of percutaneous ultrasound-guided biopsies has gone down because gastroenterologists are doing endoscopic ultrasound biopsies, said Dr. C...
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