Fast food habits lead to colorectal cases in Oman

Muscat – The number of colorectal cancer cases in the Sultanate is likely to cross 200 this year as against 100 last year. Experts in internal medicine attribute the alarming rise in number of colorectal cancer cases and other bowel-related problems to a deviation in the way food is consumed. “A change in the eating regime after a month-long moderation ...

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Bhavesh B. Shah, M.D., Named Medical Director of Interventional Gastroenterology at Long Beach Memorial

LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Bhavesh B. Shah, M.D., a gastroenterologist, has been named the Medical Director of Interventional Gastroenterology at Long Beach Memorial and the Gastroenterology Director at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute (TCI) at Long Beach Memorial. Dr. Shah also is an associate with Long Beach Gastroenterology Associates. With the arrival of Dr. Shah, Long Beach Memorial will join ...

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Augusta Endoscopy Center Expands to New Three-Room Center

AUGUSTA, Ga., July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Physicians Endoscopy, LLC (PE) along with the physicians of Gastroenterology Consultants of Augusta, are pleased to announce the opening of their newly built ambulatory surgery center—Augusta Endoscopy Center (AGEC). With a growing demand and need for expanded GI services in the area, AGEC outgrew its two-room facility originally built in 2002.  On May 23, ...

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Genetic test detects colon cancer-linked DNA in blood to predict disease recurrence risk

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and University of Melbourne report they have used a genetic test that spots bits of cancer-related DNA circulating in the blood to accurately predict the likelihood of the disease’s return in some — but not all — of a small group of patients with early-stage colon cancer. The DNA-based test, described in ...

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New Study Shows Just How Difficult Endoscope Disinfection Is

Seattle, WAA new study suggests endoscope disinfection remains difficult for hospitals, meaning even with rigorous cleaning some endoscopes are still not fully clean. The study, conducted at a variety of hospitals and medical centers, highlights the difficulty of ensuring the medical devices are bacteria free. In 2015, the FDA issued a warning about the improper cleaning of endoscopes, while lawsuits have been ...

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