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Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

...stem. All patients were followed up with 6 monthly endoscopy and annual CT scans. Of the 213 patients who underwent surgery, 41 (19%) had a complete pathological response to the pre-surgery therapy, meaning there was no sign of cancer in the tissue samples. 31 (15%) of the remaining patients were classed as ...

Capsule Endoscopy is Effective in Diagnosing GI Problems Children

... Jefferson Medical College have shown that capsule endoscopy is effective in diagnosing gastrointestinal bleedi...e ages range from 7 to 19 years, underwent capsule endoscopy procedure. The subjects qualified because they were experiencing unexplained abdominal pain, GI blee...

Esophageal Cancer Rates Climb With Obesity

... chronic, patients should have a thorough exam and endoscopy to see if they have developed Barrett’s esophagus, which carries an increased risk of cancer and signals the need for close surveillance with periodic endoscopies and biopsies,” Orringer says. Source-Newwise SRM...

Risk Of Colorectal Polyps Recurrence Can Be Controlled By Rofecoxib

...ics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. For more information, please visit www.gastro.org. About Gastroenterology Gastroenterology, the official journal of the AGA Institute, is the most prominent journal in the subspecialty and is in the top one percent of...

Is Nexium? beneficial for patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome?

...etion throughout the trial.) Patients underwent an endoscopy at baseline, at six months and at 12 months to check for the presence of gastric or duodenal ulcers and/or erosive esophagitis. NEXIUM was generally well tolerated at all doses....

Less Invasive By Pass Surgery Proves Economical In The Long Run

...rom the ankle to the top of the inner thigh. In US endoscopy is used to harvest the vein which requires small incisions (2 cm deep). According to the study conducted by Timmy Au, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Hong Kong’s Grantham Hospital said that up to 40 % of 74 bypasses patients were diabetic. This shows ...

Any Form Of Minimally Invasive Surgery- Name It & They Do It!

...ed up,' said M. Maran, director minimal access and endoscopy expert. Sudha Parimalaa, 30, a mother of two, for instance, suffered from severe back pain and was referred to MIOT where her appendix was removed and an ovarian cyst tackled. A tubectomy was performed in addition to an extra gynaecological procedu...

Novel Technology For Early Detection of Gastrointestinal Cancer

... in Delhi. // The technique is based on a type of endoscopy (visualization of the internal organs through a te... narrow bandwidth of blue and green region. Normal endoscopy uses white light illumination. This light is however scattered to a large extent, yielding very litt...

Novel Technique For Management Of Inverted Papilloma Of Frontal Sinus

...sinus tumors can be removed through the nose using endoscopy rather than having to make large incisions in the ...ted papilloma from 2000 to 2004. Researchers used endoscopy to remove large inverted papillomas in 18 people, aged 36 to 74, and found this method worked well i...

The effects of Curcumin: a natural pigment in turmeric explored for its anti-cancer properties

...er, their NF-kappa-B levels will be measured by an endoscopy and compared with those of a control group. The curcumin dosage used is likely to be 500g tablets, since these are readily available from health food stores. Researchers say they don’t expect long lasting effects in these participating patients fro...

Pancreatitis: Minimially Invasive Procedure Offers Long-Term Pain Relief

... drugs, says Anthony N. Kalloo, MD, director of GI endoscopy at Hopkins and lead author of the study that appeared in the July 2000 issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. "Chronic pancreatitis, long-term inflammation of the pancreas, affects up to 5% of the United States population. Caused by various factors...

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