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Study Cites Gains in Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment

... MONDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with gallbladder cancer are surviving longer than they used to, ... research shows. An estimated 9,520 cases of gallbladder or bile duct cancer were diagnosed in the United ... Medical School identified 402 patients with gallbladder cancer at a university-affiliated center between ...

Gallbladder removal through vagina offers minimally invasive alternative

... Hospital successfully removed a patient's gallbladder through the vagina, making them the first in the ... as the gallbladder, kidney and appendix. When the gallbladder is removed through the vagina, a thin, flexible ... of women in the United States suffer from gallbladder disease, and many of those women will eventually ...

New Technique Removes Gallbladder Without External Incisions

... University Medical Center removed a woman's gallbladder without making any external incisions. The ... cavity. Using the scope, surgeons detached the gallbladder and removed it through the incision behind the ... team made headlines after they removed a woman's gallbladder through her uterus, using flexible endoscopy and ...

Gallbladder removed without external incisions

... Center made headlines by removing a women's gallbladder through her uterus using a flexible endoscope, ... and into her body cavity. Using that scope, the gallbladder was detached and removed through the incision behind the uterus. The area where the gallbladder was removed was then sutured. The three-hour ...

Hormone Replacement May Raise Women's Gallbladder Risk

... replacement therapy (HRT) may boost her risk for gallbladder disease, researchers say, although the risk ... "For women who are using HRT, their risk of gallbladder disease is less if they use a patch or gel form ... on the gallbladder, the authors explained. The gallbladder stores bile produced in the liver, and less ...

SILS Surgical Technique Now Available at MUMC

... Center (MUMC) now offers a type of gallbladder surgery that requires only one small incision in ... at MUMC. Using SILS, Senkowski can remove the gallbladder through a 1cm. incision in the belly button. ... Currently, the standard minimally invasive gallbladder operation requires at least four incisions. ...

UT Southwestern surgeons complete North Texas' first single-incision gallbladder removal

... Medical Center surgeons have removed a gallbladder through a unique operation requiring only a ... abdomen at once, and we were able to remove her gallbladder very safely, just like we do routinely through ... said she had suffered for more than a decade with gallbladder attacks that caused recurring abdominal pain, ...

iNOS expression may links chronic biliary inflammation to malignant transformation

... biliary carcinogenesis, utilizing normal hamster gallbladder epithelial cells cultured in the presence of ... inhibitor. The expression of iNOS mRNA in the gallbladder epithelial cells was clearly demonstrated in the ... to chronic inflammation. In normal hamster gallbladder epithelial cells, cytokine stimulation induced ...

Surgeons Remove Gallbladder Through Vagina

... News) -- French surgeons report removing a gallbladder through a woman's vagina, joining a handful of ... University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, removed the gallbladder from a 30-year-old woman. During the operation, ... inserted through this opening, they removed the gallbladder through the vagina. There was no bleeding or ...

Abdominal Surgery May Become Easier for Patients

... technique shows promise in procedures such as weight-loss surgery and gallbladder and appendix removal, suggest several studies. The technique, called ... information The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about gallbladder removal . -- Robert Preidt ...

Improved DNA stool test could detect digestive cancers in multiple organs

... the study looked at throat, esophagus, stomach, pancreatic, bile duct, gallbladder and small bowel cancers to determine if gene mutations could be detected ... cancers, 62 percent of pancreatic cancers, and 75 percent of bile duct and gallbladder cancers. In this series, 100 percent of both stomach and colorectal ...

Study Showed Minimally Invasive Surgery Reduced Risk of Hospital-Acquired Infections Compared to Open Surgery

... was associated with reduction of the risk of nosocomial infections during gallbladder removal by 66 percent, and during hysterectomy by 52 percent compared to ... undergone laparoscopic or open hysterectomy (43.3 percent of patients), gallbladder removal (32.7 percent of patients) and appendectomy (24 percent of ...

Early surgical treatment contributes to better outcomes in gallstone pancreatitis cases

... to widespread belief, early cholecystectomy -- or surgical removal of the gallbladder -- significantly reduces hospital stays in patients with mild to moderate ... Gallstones -- the small, pebble-like deposits that develop in the gallbladder -- are the leading cause of acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the ...

Canonsburg Woman Undergoes Robot-Assisted Weight Loss Procedure at AGH

... an assortment of surgical procedures, including prostate cancer surgery, gynecologic surgery and surgeries of the pancreas, esophagus, adrenal gland, gallbladder and kidney. According to Miro Uchal, M.D., Director of AGH’s Minimally Invasive Surgery Center Education Program and Director of the ...

New Data: Efficacy and Responder Analyses of Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 percent for the Treatment of Menopause

... and hair loss. Less common but serious side effects include breast cancer, cancer of the uterus, stroke, heart attack, blood clots, dementia, gallbladder disease and ovarian cancer. In Divigel(R) clinical trials, the most common side effects were inflammation of the nasal passages and pharynx, ...

GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy June issue study highlights

... such as a growth that was detected at a prior endoscopy or by X-ray. EUS can also be used to diagnose diseases of the pancreas, bile duct, and gallbladder when other tests are inconclusive, and can be used to determine the stage of cancers. Tissue samples, using a fine needle aspiration technique (FNA), ...

Abbott's TRILIPIX(R) (Fenofibric Acid) in Combination With Rosuvastatin Calcium Helps Patients With Mixed Dyslipidemia and Type 2 Diabetes Meet American Diabetes Association Lipid Targets

... their healthcare provider if they experience abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting while taking TRILIPIX. These may be signs of inflammation of the gallbladder or pancreas. Women who are pregnant should not take statins and should talk with their healthcare provider about TRILIPIX if they are pregnant or may ...

Abbott and AstraZeneca Extend Relationship to Include Co-Promotion of TRILIPIX(R) (fenofibric acid)

... their healthcare provider if they experience abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting while taking TRILIPIX. These may be signs of inflammation of the gallbladder or pancreas. Women who are pregnant should not take statins and should talk with their healthcare provider about TRILIPIX if they are pregnant or ...

Abbott and AstraZeneca Submit New Drug Application to the FDA for CERTRIAD(TM), an Investigational Treatment for Mixed Dyslipidemia

... healthcare provider if they experience abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting while taking TRILIPIX. These may be signs of inflammation of the gallbladder or pancreas. Women who are pregnant should not take statins and should talk with their healthcare provider about TRILIPIX if they are pregnant or may ...

Simple Test Could Detect More Gastrointestinal Cancers

... from the surface of several types of tumors, detected 65 percent of esophageal cancers, 62 percent of pancreatic cancers, 75 percent of bile duct and gallbladder cancers and 100 percent of stomach and colorectal cancers. The test was equally successful at detecting early-stage and late-stage cancers. One in ...

Lumenis(R) Presents the SlimLine(TM) GI Laser Fiber: The Latest Advancement in Laser Lithotripsy for Gastroenterology

... of 19.3mm and impacted stones in 18 of the 31 patients. Ductal clearance was achieved in all 31 patients. (i) The presence of stones in the gallbladder affects approximately 10% of the adult population in the United States and stones that have formed or migrated to the common bile duct affect 10%-20% ...

Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Offers Support for Hydroxycut Recall

... detoxification and health products including, Max Cleanse & Lean, Max Green Synergy, and Max Glutamine. L-Tox will ensure that your liver, gallbladder and intestines are working at optimal function which is essential for peak athletic performance and overall health. "Keeping the concerns of ...

Landmark Policy Report: Many Cancers Could Be Prevented Across the Globe

... 28 38 42 20 Lung 36 36 33 38 Kidney 13 24 19 8 gallbladder 10 21 16 6 Liver 6 15 17 6 Prostate n/a 11 ...

Newly Published Menopause Study: 'Bioidentical' and FDA-Approved Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 Percent Safe and Effective Treatment for Moderate to Severe Hot Flashes Associated With Menopause

... and hair loss. Less common but serious side effects include breast cancer, cancer of the uterus, stroke, heart attack, blood clots, dementia, gallbladder disease and ovarian cancer. In Divigel(R) clinical trials, the most common side effects were inflammation of the nasal passages and pharynx, ...

YMCA and Dominick's Offer Health and Wellness Options

... or obesity. People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems and some types of cancer. Every January, the YMCA promotes the programs and services ...

(Multimedia Version): Abbott Receives FDA Approval for TRILIPIX(TM) (fenofibric acid), First and Only Fibrate Indicated for Use in Combination With a Statin for Cholesterol Management

... their healthcare provider if they experience abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting while taking TRILIPIX. These may be signs of inflammation of the gallbladder or pancreas. Women who are pregnant should not take statins and should talk with their healthcare provider about TRILIPIX if they are pregnant or may ...

Abbott Receives FDA Approval for TRILIPIX(TM) (fenofibric acid), First and Only Fibrate Indicated for Use in Combination With a Statin for Cholesterol Management

... their healthcare provider if they experience abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting while taking TRILIPIX. These may be signs of inflammation of the gallbladder or pancreas. Women who are pregnant should not take statins and should talk with their healthcare provider about TRILIPIX if they are pregnant or may ...

New drug target in obesity: Fat cells make lots of melanin

... risk of diseases and health conditions, such as high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, dyslipidemia, Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, and some cancers. "No pill can replace a healthy diet and exercise, yet," said Gerald Weissmann, ...

Endoscopic ultrasound highly accurate in evaluating ambiguous radiographic findings of the pancreas

... such as a growth that was detected at a prior endoscopy or by X-ray. EUS can also be used to diagnose diseases of the pancreas, bile duct, and gallbladder when other tests are inconclusive, and can be used to determine the stage of cancers. Tissue samples, using a fine needle aspiration technique (FNA), ...

Digestive Disease Week study examined ACR's guidelines for CT colonography interpretation

... bile duct (CBD), 22 percent for the common hepatic duct (CHD), seven percent for the intrahepatic ducts (IHD), ten percent for the cystic duct, gallbladder was one percent, and the left and right hepatic ducts (LHD and RHD) was four percent. In 59 percent of the cases, stones were impacted, and in 29 ...

June 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights New MRI Scanning Technology, Obesity-Related Cancer, and Do-It-Yourself Massage

... obesity -- Obesity-related problems such as acid reflux, high blood pressure, gallstones and fatty liver may damage tissues of the esophagus, kidney, gallbladder and liver, respectively. This may set the stage for cancer development. Although there's evidence that gaining weight increases the risk of cancer, ...

UT Southwestern surgeons complete first single-incision lap-band surgery in Texas

... achieved several firsts in single-incision surgery, including the nation's first single-incision kidney removal, North Texas' first single-incision gallbladder surgery and the first single-incision hysterectomy in Durango, Mexico. UT Southwestern surgeons have also performed single-incision colectomies and ...

Outcomes Similar for Laparoscopic, Open Colon Cancer Surgeries

... of the Cochrane Library journal. Laparoscopic surgery, which is conducted through small incisions, is used for a number procedures, including gallbladder removal, appendectomies, and gastric bypass. Patients who have laparoscopic surgery have less pain and quicker recovery times. "More studies are ...

Fashion Guru Nina Garcia Launches National Design Competition

... including venous and arterial thrombotic and thromboembolic events (such as myocardial infarction, thromboembolism, stroke), hepatic neoplasia, gallbladder disease, and hypertension. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects; women who take OCs are strongly advised not ...

SurgiQuest Announces First Procedure Using AirSeal(TM) Access System

... the AirSeal(TM) access system. At Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, Dr. David Earle, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, performed a gallbladder removal procedure through a single 12mm access port in the umbilicus (belly button). The AirSeal system creates an invisible barrier that does not ...

Obesity Raises Cancer Risk

... cancer by 33 percent, and colon and kidney cancer by 24 percent each. In women, the same increase in BMI increased the risk of endometrial and gallbladder cancer by 59 percent each, esophageal adenocarcinoma by 51 percent, and kidney cancer by 34 percent. In men, there were weaker associations ...

U of I study: exercise to avoid gallstones!

... Kenneth Wilund, a faculty member in the U of I Division of Nutritional Sciences and an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Community Health. gallbladder disease affects 10 to 25 percent of adults in the United States, although some persons who are affected may not have symptoms. It has the second ...

Language Assistance Lacking at Resurrection Hospitals

... effectively diagnose her condition. After months of suffering she was finally brought to another area hospital where she was diagnosed with a severe gallbladder infection that had spread to the kidneys. She underwent an operation and spent 15 days hospitalized in critical condition. "Resurrection Health ...

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

... lower rates of most cancers than non-Hispanic whites between 1999 and 2004, but they had a higher incidence of cancers of the stomach, liver, kidney, gallbladder and cervix. Incidence rates in these populations varied largely depending on the specific geographic region. From 1999 through 2004, AI/AN men ...

Annual report to the nation finds cancer death rate decline doubling

... Alaska and were significantly elevated in comparison with NHW rates The incidence rates for cancers of the kidney, stomach, liver, cervix and gallbladder were higher in AI/AN than in NHW populations in all regions combined With the exception of Alaska, AI/AN persons were less likely than NHW ...
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