Is endoscopic surgery as effective as surgical cystogastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst drainage?
Acid reflux is a condition where the sphincter muscle between your stomach and esophagus does not work properly. As a result, the contents of your stomach, which are very acidic, come back up into your esophagus. Symptoms include heartburn, voice problems, the need to repeatedly clear your throat an
Nighttime heartburn, whether it's just occasionally or several times a week, is a problem for nearly 80 percent of heartburn sufferers. Staying up all night, suffering from a bout of heartburn, isn't practical. For many individuals, the cause of their nighttime heartburn can be traced back
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The authors sought to examine any difference in cecal intubation rates between morning and afternoon colonoscopies and identify factors contributing to a discrepancy.
Do PPIs help patients with overlapping gastrointestinal diseases such as GERD, functional dyspepsia, and IBS?
AuthorJan Nissl, RN, BSEditorSusan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBAAssociate EditorTracy LandauerPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineLast UpdatedSeptember 9, 2005 ...
Do you suffer from acid reflux disease? Are you looking for a way to ease your symptoms without using medications? Here are 3 natural remedies you'll be able to try after reading this article.
How are new endoscope designs and endoscopy techniques changing the field of gastrointestinal imaging?
A pressure sores is called a bed sore, or decubitus ulcer. It is an injury to the skin and tissues. A pressure sore can develop from sitting or lying in one position too long, and can appear on certain areas of the body. Healing pressure sores depends on nutrition, pressure relief and care of the so
A gastric ulcer is caused by part of the stomach lining deteriorating. This deterioration is the result of an imbalance between a stomach enzyme, called pepsin, and the defenses inherent in the stomach lining. It's not uncommon for people with gastric ulcers to have no symptoms.
What does the latest research tell us about the overall effectiveness of colonoscopy for the detection of colorectal cancer?
How well do probiotics work as an alternative to other treatments for IBS? This new study explains.
Natural remedies for heartburn provide relief to heartburn sufferers. Heartburn can be mild but it can be a cause for alarm, especially if it occurs frequently.
How at risk are obese and overweight children for NAFLD, and following referral from primary care providers to pediatric gastroenterologists how should they be evaluated.
A report at this week's meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology finds that nearly half of normal people get gas from fructose. This common fruit sugar is found in fruit juice and is used as a sweetener in some soft drinks.
GNC began operations in 1935 with a single store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At that time, the company name was Lackzoom. Entrepreneur.com reports that the original store sold yogurt, honey and grains. When the company expanded, the name changed to General Nutrition Centers. In June 2010, GNC repor
Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. It often occurs in people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. This can lead to more pressure against the lower esophageal sphincter, forcing it to relax prematurely, whi
Pressure ulcers occur due to prolonged, unrelieved pressure on the skin. They are also referred to as bed sores, pressure sores or decubitus ulcers. Pressure ulcers are wounds that appear in particular areas of the skin that have been subjected to pressure. Some causes of this condition are impaired
What role does race and gender potentially play in the pathophysiology of gastrointestinal diseases? This study looks specifically at eosinophilic esophagitis.