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Frost & Sullivan European Gastroenterology Technology Implementation of the Year Award Bestowed on Crospon

... real-time imaging of the lower oesophageal sphincter in less than ten minutes." The system uses a ... of the degree of surgical tightening of the sphincter region during surgery. The evaluation of the ... the distensibility and functional diameter of the sphincter region, thereby serving as an indispensable tool ...

Medical University of South Carolina Leads Multicenter Study Evaluating Biliary Sphincter Disorder

... the best techniques for diagnosing and treating sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD), a painful condition ... excluded, SOD is suspected. Dysfunction of the sphincter (narrowing or spasm) can cause back pressure in ... of the relevant anatomy, assessment of any sphincter spasm by measuring the pressure with manometry, ...

Boston Scientific's Urology/Gynecology Products Featured in Studies at International Urogynecological Association Annual Meeting

... Comparison of Efficacy of Transobturator Tape in Women with Intrinsic sphincter Deficiency and without ISD from International Registry - Anga S. ... in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women with intrinsic sphincter deficiency (ISD) and non-ISD. Results will be presented during an oral ...

Delaware Urologic Associate's, Dr. Peter J. Muench, Presents Advances in Incontinence Treatment with a New Perspective and Outlook

... Systems 800TM Urinary Control System, also known as an artificial urinary sphincter (AUS). It is the only artificial urinary sphincter currently on the market. For over 30 years, physicians worldwide have ...

Uroplasty Reports Continued Progress During Second Quarter of Fiscal 2009

... of adult-female stress-urinary incontinence primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Fiscal Second Quarter and Six Month Results for the Periods ... of adult female stress urinary incontinence primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Please visit Uroplasty, Inc. at http://www.uroplasty.com . ...

Muscle-derived stem cells prove effective in reparing sphincter damage to restore continence

... (AUA), show that patients with incontinence resulting from iatrogenic sphincter damage may benefit from this therapy. Researchers from Germany and Austria ... in continence after four months, the use of muscle-derived cells to repair sphincter damage proved successful. Minor side effects were observed in five ...

GERD Not Limited to Grownups

... percent of GERD cases are caused by the relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which separates the esophagus from the stomach and stays closed, ... top of the stomach around the esophagus to strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter is recommended. "GERD cannot be cured, but it can be treated," Moon ...

Uroplasty Reports First Fiscal Quarter Results

... Implants, an injectable urethral bulking agent for the treatment of adult female stress urinary incontinence primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. For more information on the company and its products, please visit Uroplasty, Inc. at www.uroplasty.com. Forward-Looking ...

Uroplasty to Issue First Fiscal Quarter Results on August 3, 2009

... Macroplastique((R)) Implants, an injectable bulking agent for the treatment of adult female stress urinary incontinence primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Please visit Uroplasty, Inc. at www.uroplasty.com. For Further Information: Uroplasty, Inc. ...

Uroplasty Announces Patent Issuance Related to the Urgent(R) PC System

... Implants, an injectable urethral bulking agent for the treatment of adult female stress urinary incontinence primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. For more information on the company and its products, please visit Uroplasty, Inc. at www.uroplasty.com . Forward-Looking ...

NUCYNTA(TM) (tapentadol) CII Immediate Release Tablets Now Available for Relief of Moderate to Severe Acute Pain

... used with caution in patients with moderate hepatic impairment. Like other drugs with mu-opioid agonist activity, NUCYNTA(TM) may cause spasm of the sphincter of Oddi and should be used with caution in patients with biliary tract disease, including acute pancreatitis. The most common adverse events are ...

Uroplasty to Issue Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Full Year Results on June 4, 2009

... Macroplastique(R) Implants, an injectable bulking agent for the treatment of adult female stress urinary incontinence primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Please visit Uroplasty, Inc. at www.uroplasty.com . For Further Information: Uroplasty, Inc. EVC Group David ...

Video: Novartis Receives Approval From FDA to Market Prevacid(R) 24HR as First and Only OTC Proton Pump Inhibitor in Original Prescription Formulation

... two or more days per week. Frequent heartburn is a result of the backing up of stomach acid into the esophagus. Typically the lower esophageal sphincter muscle opens to allow food to pass, but then quickly closes. However, in frequent heartburn sufferers the muscle relaxes and allows food and acid ...

Acid Reducers May Not Help All With Asthma

... And asthma might trigger GERD when it causes difficulty breathing. The diaphragm may overinflate, and the extra pressure may cause the esophageal sphincter to herniate, allowing fluids to wash out of the stomach. Proton pump inhibitors work by suppressing acid production. The study, which was ...

Collagen injections can help some incontinence patients when surgery fails, researcher finds

... procedures sometimes fail. Collagen has been used to treat SUI because its injection into the tissue surrounding the urethra tightens the urethral sphincter and stops urine from leaking. The study, published in the February edition of the Journal of Urology, reviewed the records of patients who ...

'Stay Dry' tested to help men with incontinence problems from prostate cancer treatments

... Leakage of urine is a common side effect, as the surgical procedure to remove cancerous tumors involves some degree of loss of control of the sphincter muscle, which supports the bladder. In addition to recovering from surgery and treatment, many men have to deal with the consequences of ...

Uroplasty to Host Third Fiscal Quarter Conference Call on February 3

... Macroplastique(R) Implants, an injectable bulking agent for the treatment of adult female stress urinary incontinence primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Please visit Uroplasty, Inc. at http://www.uroplasty.com . For Further Information: Uroplasty, Inc. David Kaysen, ...

The miseries of allergies just may help prevent some cancers, study finds

... to chemicals from the nasal epithelium via the olfactory tract), and pancreatic cells (which can be exposed to intestinal contents if the intervening sphincter malfunctions) "can sometimes come into direct contact with carcinogens from the external environment," Sherman said. Asthma is linked to higher ...

Uroplasty to Present at the Noble Financial Fourth Annual Equity Conference

... Macroplastique(R) Implants, an injectable bulking agent for the treatment of adult female stress urinary incontinence pimarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Please visit Uroplasty, Inc. at http://www.uroplasty.com . For Further Information: Uroplasty, Inc. EVC ...

People With GERD More Likely to Develop Asthma

... to bed; raise the head of the bed a few inches; and limit consumption of fatty foods, caffeine and alcohol, all of which can relax the esophageal sphincter and increase the likelihood of reflux. More information The American College of Gastroenterology has more about GERD . ...

Scientists identify how gastric reflux may trigger asthma

... the head of the bed a few inches; maintain a healthy weight; and limit fatty goods, coffee, tea, caffeine and alcohol they can relax the esophageal sphincter and make reflux more likely. ...

Antibiotics can prevent wound complications of childbirth, Stanford/Packard study finds

... occur between the vagina and the anus, are classified in severity according to their length. Third-degree tears extend into the muscle of the anal sphincter and fourth-degree tears reach the rectum. The tears are surgically repaired immediately after delivery but subsequent infections and poor healing ...

Magnet-controlled camera in the body

... leader Dr. Frank Volke. "This allows them to make a precise examination of the junction between the esophagus and the stomach, for if the cardiac sphincter is not functioning properly, gastric acid comes up the esophagus and causes heartburn. In the long term, this may even cause cancer of the esophagus. ...

Pediatric Wheezing: If Not Asthma, Then What is It?

... exercise 3. Foreign Body Aspiration -- inhaled items 4. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -- a digestive disorder of the lower esophageal sphincter 5. Hyperventilation -- excessive breathing 6. Psychogenic Cough -- a dry, non-productive cough associated with emotional or psychological ...

New Survey Reveals Hispanic-Americans Are Taking Steps to Better Understand and Manage GERD

... disease (GERD) symptoms more than twice a week. GERD is characterized by frequent and persistent heartburn, which occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (the valve separating the esophagus and stomach) does not close properly, allowing acid to back up into the esophagus. GERD is chronic and, if left ...

New Anal Cancer Therapy Fails to Improve Outcomes

... radiation plus concurrent chemotherapy, and surgical excision of residual cancer after concurrent chemoradiation at an earlier interval, when sphincter preservation may still be feasible in select patients." The study was published in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical ...

Beaumont Sees Results in Nation's 1st Urinary Nerve Rewiring Surgeries for Spina Bifida Patients

... research efforts and bringing innovative treatments to patients. In spinal cord injury and spina bifida, the nerves that control the bladder and sphincter are damaged. People cannot urinate without the use of a catheter or are constantly wet. Most experience recurrent urinary tract infections. Also, ...

FDA Approves NEXIUM(R) for the Treatment of Short-Term GERD in Children 1 to 11 Years Old

... disease (GERD) symptoms more than twice a week.(4) GERD is characterized by frequent and persistent heartburn, which occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (the valve separating the esophagus and stomach) does not close properly, allowing acid to back up into the esophagus. GERD is chronic and, if left ...

Researchers discover correlation between GERD and obesity in females

... of GERD because the gastric acid gets into esophagus. It is known that fatty foods produce a prolonged inhibitory effect on the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), particularly following intra-duodenal lipid perfusion, but this inhibitory effect would appear due to a cholecystokinin-mediated action on ....

Back-to-School Campaign Motivates Children and Parents to Embrace 'Habits for Health'

... researchers estimate children ages 3-17 years old reported GERD symptoms roughly 2-8% of the time. Acid reflux occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (the valve separating the esophagus and stomach) does not close properly, allowing acid to back up into the esophagus. Almost everyone has ...

Doctors in UK Promoting Awareness of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease

... reflux is a condition where the lower oesophageal sphincter (the muscular ring at the lower end of the ... end of the oesophagus, near the diaphragm. The sphincter is designed to prevent the stomach contents from ... - it functions as one-way valve. If the sphincter does not work properly, stomach acid flows into ...

No More Dietary Restriction for Heartburn Patients - Study Says

... is most commonly caused when the esophageal sphincter relaxes more often than it is supposed to, ... that food from your diet would allow the sphincter to tighten up, thus reducing your heartburn. But, ... doesn't fix the main problem of the esophageal sphincter relaxing too readily. Gerson's experiences ...

Quick, Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

... anatomy," Dr. Tewari explains. "Together, these structures form a kind of sphincter that must remain strong and supported to maintain urinary continence." ... Tewari explains. "We reconstruct the anterior and posterior parts of the sphincter and surgically join the bladder and the anastomosis (the gap in tissues ...

Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

... anatomy," Dr. Tewari explains. "Together, these structures form a kind of sphincter that must remain strong and supported to maintain urinary continence." ... Tewari explains. "We reconstruct the anterior and posterior parts of the sphincter and surgically join the bladder and the anastomosis (the gap in tissues ...

Biofeedback Treats One Type Of Chronic Constipation

... and pushing out artificial stools. "We showed the biofeedback group how to improve their pushing effort and relax the pelvic floor and anal sphincter muscles so that they can poop normally and easily," Rao said. "The probe gives us information about how the muscles are working." The sham ...

Two-In One Approach To Prevent Incontinence After Prolapse Surgery

... enough to rise botheration. The incidence of the condition was reduced to 1 in 20 by addition of four stitches of the Burch procedure. As the urinary sphincter is secured, movement is restricted and hence the risk of incontinence is greatly reduced. This new surgical procedure is believed to benefit ...

Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief

... in the pancreatic duct. For these patients, endoscopic therapy that includes endoscopic pancreatic sphincterotomy (EPS), in which surgeons cut the sphincter muscle at the end of the pancreatic duct to release pressure, has proven effective in the short term, but the Hopkins study was designed to assess ...
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