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Government's reliance on free market economics makes essential drug prices too high for the poor

...er to buy a months supply of a commonly prescribed stomach ulcer pill. The researchers, from Malaysia and f...ector. One months supply of ranitidine (a drug for stomach ulcers) was equivalent to around three days wages for a low-paid government worker, and one months s...

Light-based probe 'sees' early cancers in first tests on human tissue

...y and precancerous 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 less than a second, their fa/LCI-enhanced version of an endoscope, instruments used to visualize internal organs, provided the clinical in...

Tequila raw ingredient being developed into drug-carrier that targets colon diseases

...allenge to physicians. Many drugs are destroyed by stomach acids before theyve had a chance to reach the inte...nto carrier molecules that resist breakdown in the stomach but have had difficulty finding a suitable carrier compound. The tequila compounds, a class of pol...

First step in developing heart hormone-based pill to control high blood pressure

...given orally, because it is so rapidly degraded by stomach enzymes. Yet we overcame this significant constraint. This is the first report demonstrating that a peptide -- in this case, BNP -- can be developed by innovative technology to be absorbed orally." The second advance is the development of a therap...

USC study identifies factors attributed to later stage cancer diagnosis

... Angeles on April 15. A survey of more than 350 stomach and kidney cancer patients in Los Angeles revealed patients were more likely to receive a later stage cancer diagnosis because of a combination of personal risk factors and neighborhood conditions. "In this study, we looked at three types of factor...

Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 17, 2007

...t Helicobacter pylori infection (a common cause of stomach ulcers), researchers found that four antibiotics given sequentially cured the infection more often than standard treatment with three antibiotics taken together for 10 days (Article, p. 556). The cure rate for the sequential treatment was 91 perce...

Johns Hopkins develops pancreas cancer risk model

...ndoscope 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 hopes to det...

Clinical studies evaluate potential treatments for mouth ulcers

...d adverse effects, including dizziness, headaches, stomach upset, increased heart rate and nausea. Sixty days after stopping treatment, all patients reported ulcers similar to those they had in the pre-trial phase. "Pentoxifylline did not prevent the ulcer episodes from occurring or result in a long-term ...

Simple system accurately predicts weight-loss surgery risk

...edure involves stapling off a large portion of the stomach and reattaching the intestine to the smaller remaining portion. Because of their decreased stomach capacity, patients are unable to eat as much food and feel sated much faster. "This represents the...

Dua anti-reflux stent relieves GI upper cancer distress

...Valve" was initially developed to reduce reflux of stomach contents in patients with cancers of the esophagus...ons as a pressure-sensitive valve that closes when stomach pressure increases thereby preventing reflux. However, when the pressure builds beyond a certain poi...

LAP-BAND System surgery improves insulin resistance

...ture so that food bypasses about 95 percent of the stomach and large parts of the small intestine. In contras...able silicone band is placed around the top of the stomach in order to create a small stomach pouch. The band can be filled with varying volumes of saline so t...

Students devise oral quick-dissolve strips for rotavirus vaccine

...e coating that would remain intact when exposed to stomach acid but would dissolve in the chemically neutral ...olymer coating that would protect the vaccine from stomach acid but release the medicine in the small intestine. The coating is pH-responsive, meaning it deliv...

Researchers investigate impact of lifestyle on GI health

...92; fat: 8.08 vs. 5.17). The percentage of normal stomach electrical rhythmi was similar between the lean an...the lean patients, but a lower vagal (nerve in the stomach that controls the making of stomach acid) activity (0.45 vs. 0.58). "In this study, we found tha...

Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care

...omies (surgical formation of a passage between the stomach and small intestine) and pyloroplasty (surgery to open up narrowing of the junction between the stomach and duodenum) in porcine models. "This method makes endoscopic suturing possible almost anywhere...

Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux

...ophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is caused by stomach content moving upward from the stomach into the esophagus. The new system involves pinning a small, flexible RFID chip to the esophagus,...

Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer

...ams to become a viable treatment option for liver, stomach and pancreatic cancers, which currently must be treated with surgery, drugs, or internal radioactive seeds in most cases. The hybrid device could also improve results for all cancer patients receiving radiation therapy. Using a process called Ad...

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

...artburn occurs when acid splashes back up from the stomach into the esophagus, the long feeding tube that connects the stomach and throat, causing a burning sensation. Over time, the persistent acid bath can cause normal skin...

Stomach cancer rate set to fall further 25 percent over next decade

New cases of stomach cancer are set to plummet a further 25 per cent in...ree types of cell changes indicative of subsequent stomach cancer. The authors tracked all new cases of atrophic gastritis, intestinal metaplasia, and dyspla...

Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women

... exception of a small increase in reports of upset stomach among those taking active beta carotene. Overall, we found no benefit on the primary combined end point for any of the antioxidant agents tested, alone or in combination, the authors conclude. We also found no evidence for harm. While additional re...

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