Tag Archives: MEDICINE/HEALTH

Cedars-Sinai receives $10 million for pioneering studies of debilitating digestive tract disease

NIH grant funds research of complex genetic factors in inflammatory bowel disease Cedars-Sinai investigators in gastroenterology have been awarded $10 million by the National Institutes of Health to conclude a groundbreaking, decades-long investigation of the genetic and immunological causes of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). “This is the longest IBD study of its kind funded by the NIH and the first to ...

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Study says CT use OK for some colon cancers, yet challenging for lymph node involvement

CT has good sensitivity for the detection of colon cancers with tumors that have spread beyond the bowel wall, however, it remains a challenge in detecting nodal involvement, which could have considerable consequences given the increasing interest in neoadjuvant treatment for colon cancer. This finding was published in the November 2016 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) in an article ...

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DNA study offers blood test hope for bowel disease patients

Scientists have identified chemical changes in the DNA of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases that could improve screening for the conditions. The DNA changes can be detected in blood samples, paving the way for simple tests to aid diagnosis. Researchers say their findings shed light on how the diseases develop and could reveal new approaches to treatments. Inflammatory bowel diseases ...

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Bariatric surgery may reduce heart failure risk

American Heart Association Meeting Report – Poster: M2019 – Session: LF.APS.P138 Bariatric surgery and other treatments that cause substantial weight loss can significantly reduce the risk of heart failure in obese patients, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016. Researchers compared 25,804 bariatric surgery patients in a Scandinavian obesity surgery registry to 13,701 Swedish ...

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Modified rye bread helps patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often concerned that certain foods may trigger or worsen their symptoms, which can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, or constipation. In a new study, patients who ate rye bread that was low in so-called “FODMAPs” (fermentable oligo- di- and mono-saccharides and polyols) experienced milder IBS symptoms than patients who ate normal rye bread. Patients ...

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