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Peptic ulcer bacterium alters the body's defense system

Helicobacter pylori survives in the body by manipulating important immune system cells. This is shown in a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The discovery may lead to new treatments against the common peptic ulcer bacterium. About half of the world's...

Simple measures may prevent transmission of stomach ulcer bacteria

The stomach ulcer bacterium Helicobacter pylori is not transmitted through drinking water as previously thought, but rather through vomit and possibly faeces. This is shown in a thesis at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. It is therefore possible to prevent the spread of...

Commonly used ulcer drugs may offer treatment potential in Alzheimer's disease

Amsterdam, 22 April 2009 In a new study, published in the May issue of Elsevier's Experimental Neurology ( www.elsevier.com/locate/yexnr ), scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered that drugs commonly used to treat ulcers have significant neuroprotective properties, whic...

Maggots as Good as Gel in Leg Ulcer Treatments

But while larval therapy works well, study says there's no rush to abandon standard care FRIDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- The use of maggots to treat leg ulcers is similar to standard hydrogel therapy in terms of health benefits and costs, according to British researchers. Deb...

Clinical Intervention Eliminates Heel Ulcer Incidents in ICU

- Texas medical center reduces heel ulcers to zero, saves nearly $2 million CARY, Ill., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients that are sedated or immobilized are at a higher risk for the development of heel pressure ulcers and plantar flexion contractures, conditions that...

Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Leads Pressure Ulcer Care Initiative

MALVERN, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AAWC Wound Care Specialty Council's (WocSpec) Guidelines Department (GD) announced presentation of summary content validation results for its "Guideline of Pressure Ulcer Guidelines" at the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel's (NPUAP) 11th B...

An ideal therapy for peptic ulcer disease

Since the discovery of the etiological role of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) in peptic ulcer disease, its eradication became the main objective of therapy, and several treatment regimens were developed. Currently, triple therapy with omeprazole, amoxicillin, and clarithromycin remains the best ...

Wound Care Education Institute to Partner with Wisconsin Organizations to Improve Pressure Ulcer Care

LAKE GENEVA, Wis., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) is proud to be a partner with the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Wisconsin Health Care Association, Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Ag...

Medline's Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program Addresses New CMS Deadline of October 1, 2008

Program combines a product bundle, education and training, and program support to assist in reducing healthcare-acquired pressure ulcers MUNDELEIN, Ill., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Knowing that pressure ulcers are top-of-mind for the entire healthcare community, Medline Industries, Inc. today i...

Hospitals Could Improve Outcomes for Patients and Save Millions According to Hill-Rom 10th Annual Pressure Ulcer Survey

Close to 1 million Medicare patients develop pressure ulcers costing the system more than $10 billion annually BATESVILLE, Ind., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, findings of the 10th Annual International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Survey (IPUPS) were released by Hill-Rom...

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Ulcer in Medical Technology

HEALTHPOINT-Sponsored Venous Leg Ulcer Clinical Trial Enrolls First Subject for Second Phase II Study

Multi-Center, Randomized Trial to Test Unique Delivery System Using Living Cells to Enhance Wound Healing Marks Milestone for Fort Worth, Texas-based Specialty Biopharmaceutical Company FORT WORTH, Texas, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTHPOINT, Ltd. today announced that it has enrolled the f...

AstraZeneca Submits sNDA for NEXIUM(R) I.V. for Peptic Ulcer Bleed Indication

WILMINGTON, Del., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced the submission of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for NEXIUM(R) I.V. (esomeprazole sodium) for Injection to seek approval for use in patients wit...

New Powder Speeds Healing of Difficult Foot Wounds

...h acts very much like a layer of skin, is proving to speed the healing time and reduce the amount of pain that a patient suffering from a serious foot ulcer would normally experience. This includes open sores on the feet as a result of inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes or skin cancer. The study result...

Horizon Therapeutics' HZT-501 Significantly Reduces Incidence of NSAID-Induced Upper Gastrointestinal Ulcers in Patients With Mild-to-Moderate Pain

...of developing ulcers in the stomach or intestine and the risk of developing ulcer complications, such as bleeding. Patients at increased risk for gastrointe...atients developed either an endoscopically diagnosed upper gastrointestinal ulcer and/or prohibitive toxicity. Patients received endoscopies at baseline and...

Logical Therapeutics Appoints Peter A. Lankau as CEO and Director

...ious side effects, the most frequent being an increased rate of gastric and duodenal ulcers. In the United States alone, the direct costs of treating ulcer complications associated with NSAID use exceed $4 billion a year. Serious NSAID-induced gastrointestinal (GI) complications, such as hemorrhage and pe...

Cardium Announces Completion of Patient Recruitment in Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Excellarate(TM) for the Potential Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

...ints include time to complete wound closure, absolute and percent change in ulcer area, and wound healing trajectories at various time points. With confirmat...hich included extensive photographic documentation, as well as computerized ulcer planimetry measurements on a weekly basis, represents one of the most exten...

AstraZeneca Submits NDA for Low Dose Aspirin/Esomeprazole Combination Product

... - Company Also Submits sNDA for NEXIUM Capsules for Risk Reduction of Low-Dose Aspirin-Associated Peptic ulcer - WILMINGTON, Del., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) today announced the submission of a new drug application (NDA) t...

Clinician Reports Fast Healing of Intractable Wounds Using MEDIHONEY(R)

...as, Jason R. Hanft, DPM, Director of Medical Education at Baptist Health South Florida, revealed details of a recently concluded 11-patient venous leg ulcer (VLU) case series involving the use of Derma Sciences' MEDIHONEY(R). Dr. Hanft's presentation was part of the general agenda of the conference, where...

ULURU Inc. to Present Altrazeal(TM) Clinical Evidence and Advanced Therapeutic Research at the Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon) 2009

...eated with Altrazeal(TM) following wound bed preparation. For all four patients, the time to healing was between one and four weeks and one patient's ulcer had been present in stasis for 24 weeks prior to Altrazeal(TM) treatment. Commenting on the results, Dr. Persich stated "Altrazeal(TM) represents a n...

MEDIHONEY(TM) Dressings Shown to Help Improve Outcomes of Non-Healing Venous Leg Ulcers in Recent Case Series

...s with odor (1) Roughly 1% of the population will have a venous leg ulcer at some point in their lifetime (2) The costs to treat venous leg u...in the US exceeds $1 billion (3) (1) Charles H. Venous leg ulcer pain and its characteristics. Journal of Tissue Viability. 2002;12(...

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Ulcer in Medical Products

Hi-Lo® Evac Endotracheal Tube with Evacuation Lumen

Description:...r C, Jospe R, et al: Prevention of nosocomial pneumonia in intubated patients: respective role of mechanical subglottic secretions drainage and stress ulcer prophylaxis. Intesive Care Med 1992; 18: 20-25. ). Indications For Usage: The Hi-Lo® Evac Endotracheal Tube is indicated for airway managemen...
Company:Nellcor

FlexSure HP

Description:...ative immunochromatographic method for rapid detection of antibodies to H. pylori, a bacterium that grows in the stomach and is associated with peptic ulcer disease and some gastric cancers. FlexSure HP, available for use with either whole blood or serum samples, provides the physician with the opportunity...
Company:Beckman Coulter, Inc.

FlexSure HP Helicobacter Pylori Antibody Test

Description:...ative immunochromatographic method for rapid detection of antibodies to H. pylori, a bacterium that grows in the stomach and is associated with peptic ulcer disease and some gastric cancers. FlexSure HP, available for use with either whole blood or serum samples, provides the physician with the opportunity...
Company:Beckman Coulter, Inc

BariMaxx™ II

Features:... Pressure reduction mattress helps reduce the risk of pressure ulcer development Expandable bed width to 48 accommodates larger sized patients Integrated bed scales with display panel on footboard Dual brake pedals o...
Company:Kinetic Concepts, Inc.

BariMaxx™

Features:... Pressure reduction therapy helps reduce the risk of pressure ulcer development Expandable bed width accommodates larger sized patients with siderails at 45 degrees Heavy-duty side rails enhance patient safety and co...
Company:Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
Ulcer in Medical Definition

Pathology

...nd cornea Scleritis - Keratitis - Corneal ulcer - Snow blindness - Thygeson's superficial punc... - Periodontitis - Pulpitis - Pulp stones - ulcer Maxillomandibular anomalies Ameloblastom... - Esophageal varices Stomach Peptic ulcer - Abdominal pain - Stomach cancer - Non-ulce...
Ulcer in Medical Dictionary

Ulcer

Corneal ulcer , an inflammatory or infective condition of the cornea. Venous ulcer , a wound thought to occur due to improper functioning of valves in the veins ... A peptic ulcer , also known as ulcus pepticum, PUD or peptic ulcer disease, is an ulcer of an area of the gastroin...

Stomach Ulcer

A peptic ulcer , also known as ulcus pepticum, PUD or peptic ulcer disease, is an ulcer of an area of the gastrointestinal tract that is usually acidic and thus extremely painful. As many as 80% of ulcers are associated with... Stomach ulcer : symptoms, cause, treatment, prevent...

Pressure ulcer

Bedsores, more properly known as pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are lesions caused by many factors such as: unrelieved pressure ; friction; humidity; shearing forces; temperature; age; continence and medication; to any... Explains the condition in which an area of skin breaks down ...

Peptic Ulcer

A peptic ulcer , also known as ulcus pepticum, PUD or peptic ulcer disease, is an ulcer of an area of the gastrointestinal tract that is usually acidic and thus extremely painful. As many as 80% of ulcers are associated with... Peptic ulcer — Comprehensive overview covers symptom...

Gastric ulcer

A peptic ulcer , also known as ulcus pepticum, PUD or peptic ulcer disease, is an ulcer of an area of the gastrointestinal tract that is usually acidic and thus extremely painful. As many as 80% of ulcers are associated with... (Redirected from Gastric ulcer ) Jump to: ... ...

Duodenal ulcer

rarely, an ulcer can lead to a gastric or duodenal perforation. ... Symptoms of duodenal ulcers would manifest mostly before the meal—when acid ... Provides facts about stomach and duodenal ulcers , including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. ... As ...

Corneal ulcer

A corneal ulcer , or ulcerative keratitis, or eyesore is an inflammatory or more ... Many micro-organisms cause infective corneal ulcer . ... A corneal ulcer , or ulcerative keratitis, is an inflammatory condition of the cornea involving loss of its outer layer. It is very comm...

Aphthous ulcer

An aphthous ulcer , also known as a canker sore, is a type of oral ulcer , which presents as a painful open sore inside the mouth or upper throat caused by a break in the mucous membrane. The condition is also known as aphthous ... An oral ulcer is the name for the appearance of an open ...

Wound Care

...t Brochure ... Check out the wide variety of Wound Care Products at DHP Home Delivery! ... Wound Care Dressing Protocol - Stage I Pressure ulcer (pdf) ... The center collaborates with Wound Care Centers, Inc. ... The Wound Care Center at South County Hospital is a collaboration betw...

Venous

...bosis (DVT), however, occurs in over 2½ million ... A venous skin ulcer is an open wound that typically develops on the lower leg ... If you have had a venous skin ulcer before or have one of a number of high-risk ... ...

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Ulcer in Biological News

Stomach ulcer bug causes bad breath

Bacteria that cause stomach ulcers and cancer could also be giving us bad breath, according to research published in the December issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology . For the first time, scientists have found Helicobacter pylori living in the mouths of people who are not showing signs...

Duke Medicine physician-scientist receives National Medal of Science

... located on the surface of the membranes surrounding cells, are the targets of almost half of the drugs on the market today, including antihistamines, ulcer medications and beta blockers for heart disease. Lefkowitz and his group first identified, purified and cloned the genes for these receptors in the 19...

Francisella tularensis: Stopping a biological weapon

... tularensis can result in a variety of symptoms, depending on the route of infection. For example, infection via an insect bite can lead to a swollen ulcer or fever, chills, malaise, headaches and a sore throat. When infection occurs by eating contaminated food, symptoms can range from mild diarrhoea to a...

New pathogen from pigs' stomach ulcers

...as used to remove substances that are toxic to the stomach bacterium. Genetic analysis revealed that it is a new species related to the common stomach ulcer bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Its name, Helicobacter suis, comes from the Latin for "of the pig". H. suis has been associated with stomach ulcers ...

Early treatment of stomach infection may prevent cancer

...ians are not sure whom to screen and treat with costly antibiotics, aside from first degree relatives of gastric cancer patients and those with peptic ulcer disease, he adds. Since it typically takes several decades for gastric cancer to develop in those who are susceptible which is estimated to be up ...

Proteins that stop a major signaling pathway can also generate new proteins

... to numerous successful drugs, including beta blockers which help relieve hypertension, angina and coronary disease, as well as new antihistamines and ulcer drugs. They also formed the basis of Nobel Prize winning work on smell receptors. "The reason the new work is so exciting to me is that it reminds ...

Scientists decode genomes of diverse TB isolates

...tigators and a leading researcher of the XDR epidemic in KwaZulu-Natal, dean of the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, and director of the MRC Genital ulcer Disease Research Unit at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Genetic characterization of this strain is essential for developing tools to get this epidem...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Nov. 7, 2007

... ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dragons blood quenches stomach ulcer bacteria Journal of Natural Products Dragons blood may sound like an exo...ts in dragons blood responsible for its beneficial health effects on peptic ulcer and preventing blood clots. The researchers isolated 22 different compou...

ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays

...nd primarily in central and western Africa. Buruli ulcer has been declared to be "an emerging public health...rting two French clays to treat people with Buruli ulcer and was getting startling results, while her use o...ted to Mycobacterium ulcerans, which causes Buruli ulcer disease). The clay was also found to partially inh...

Search on for treatment of slow-healing wounds

...elderly get bedsores that turn into chronic wounds annually. Due to the poor blood circulation of many diabetics, a foot sore can develop into an open ulcer that won't heal. For diabetics, such wounds contribute to a foot or lower-leg amputation rate 10 to 15 times higher than non-diabetics. Eighty pe...
Ulcer in Biological Technology

International Wound Care Experts, Medline Announce Pressure Ulcer Prevention Consensus Paper

International Expert Wound Care Advisory Panel reacts to CMS final rule; identifies challenges, recommends strategies MUNDELEIN, Ill., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Medline Industries, Inc. and the International Expert Wound Care Advisory Panel announce the panel's first-of-its-kind cons...

NewBridge Pharmaceuticals Announces Licensing of Pylera(R) for Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Caspian Region

...is believed to cause a spectrum of diseases in humans, including gastritis, ulcer disease (gastric and duodenal), gastric cancer and gastric lymphoma. In North-America, 10% of the population will have an ulcer in their lifetime; and many treatments end up with a high rate of recurrenc...

New Report Just Published: World Endoscopy Systems Market Report

... Pelvic Inflammation II-33 General Surgery Applications II-34 Laparoscopy Relieves Pain in CABG Surgery II-34 Laparoscopic Vagotomy for ulcer Treatment II-34 Laparoscopic Splenectomy II-34 Splenic Aneurysms II-34 Treatment of Liver Disease II-34 Nephrectomy II-34 Treatmen...

Innocoll Announces Provisional Findings From Its Three Phase 2 Clinical Trials Investigating CollaRx(R) GENTAMICIN TOPICAL for the Treatment and Prevention of Diabetic Foot Infections

...hird phase 2 trial is evaluating the product for the prevention of diabetic ulcer infection versus placebo control (collagen sponge) in a randomized, double-...cularly pleased to report 100% treatment success in the moderately infected ulcer study indicating that use of our product has the potential to address a ver...

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Caldolor(TM)

...operative period in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Caldolor should be used with caution in patients with prior history of ulcer disease or GI bleeding, in patients with fluid retention or heart failure, in the elderly, those with renal impairment, heart failure, liver impairmen...

The University of Arizona College of Medicine and OmegaGenesis Announce Collaboration Agreement to Address Diabetic Foot Ulcers

...n - Creation of a consumer guide for diabetic foot ulcer care and amputation prevention for people in devel... performing pilot testing of its new diabetic foot ulcer products being developed. OmegaGenesis also may wo... will support the FDA submission for diabetic foot ulcer prevention and therapeutic drugs developed by Omeg...

Horizon Therapeutics Announces Senior Management Appointments

... lead product HZT-501 met the primary endpoints in two Phase 3 clinical studies, REDUCE-1 and REDUCE-2 (The Registration Endoscopic Study to Determine ulcer Formation of HZT-501 Compared to Ibuprofen: Efficacy and Safety Study). In REDUCE-1, 24-week treatment with HZT-501 resulted in a statistically signi...

Wound Management Technologies, Inc. Announces a Published Case Study

...e problematic for patients and a drain on the healthcare industry. In the United States, it is estimated that 15-20% of diabetics will develop a foot ulcer in their lifetime and that 14-24% of these ulcers will result in amputations. Every 30 seconds a leg is lost to diabetes somewhere in the world. ...

Ranbaxy Launches Omeprazole 40 mg Capsules

...of Omeprazole 40 mg Capsules in the U.S. healthcare system. Omeprazole 40 mg is indicated for the treatment of acid-related disease, including gastric ulcer and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. The most common side effects of Prilosec(R) are headache, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Prilosec(R) 40 mg had sales in ...

Sangamo BioSciences Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...were examined before and after treatment, the data suggests that subjects who showed the most marked clinical improvements, as judged by limb salvage, ulcer healing, reduction in pain and increased oxygen concentrations in the tissues of the lower limbs, also showed the greatest increase in bone marrow ste...
Ulcer in Biological Definition

Escherichia coli

...nitiating event is unclear. When the bacteria get out of the intestinal tract through a perforation (= a hole or tear, which could be caused by an ulcer , for example) and into the abdomen, they usually cause an infection called " peritonitis " that can be fatal. However, E. coli are extremely sensit...

Skin

...s Blisters Acne Keratosis pilaris Fungal infections such as athlete's foot microbial infections. calcinosis cutis ulcer list of skin diseases See also Birthmark Vernix caseosa Hidradenitis suppurativa Foreskin restoration Skin graft ...
Ulcer in Biological Dictionary

Stomach

...tomach cancer. ... Media file 1: The stomach lies between the esophagus and small intestine in the upper abdomen. ... A suspicious stomach ulcer that was diagnosed as cancer on biopsy and resected. ... Stomach cancer is the fourth most common cancer worldwide with 930,000 cases ... ...

Gastric

...se of digestion, following mastication (chewing). The word... rarely, an ulcer can lead to a gastric or duodenal perforation. ... A major causative fa...enter provides world class care and services to patients. ... A gastric ulcer develops when stomach acids and digestive juices injure the ... Deta...
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