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E. coli gain edge by changing their diets in inflammatory bowel disease

What if you had to plan your outings based on how your stomach felt that day or where the nearest restroom is located? For many people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), their guts have an inordinate effect on their daily quality of life. One of the most common forms of IBD, called Crohn’s disease, is characterized by inflammation within the digestive tract ...

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Fungal invasion of pancreas creates cancer risk

Certain fungi move from the gut to the pancreas, expand their population more than a thousand-fold, and encourage pancreatic cancer growth, a new study finds. Published online in Nature, the study is the first to offer strong evidence that the mycobiome—the local mix of fungal species in the pancreas—can trigger changes that turn normal cells into pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). This form of ...

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Integrated Endoscopy initiates worldwide pilot launch of single-use arthroscope

Integrated Endoscopy, a medical device company pioneering the development of high-definition, low-cost single-use endoscopes for the arthroscopic surgery market, today announced it has begun the international pilot launch of its NUVIS single-use arthroscope technology via placement in centers of medical excellence around the world. News of the international roll out comes on the heels of Integrated Endoscopy’s clearance from the ...

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Fujifilm unveiled eight new endoscopes at ACG 2019

FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA Inc.- Endoscopy, a division of the Fujifilm Healthcare portfolio, will unveiled eight new endoscopes as well as exhibit its comprehensive suite of endoscopic imaging solutions at the American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Meeting (ACG). The event took place October 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. ED-580XT Duodenoscope: The ED-580XT Duodenoscope features a removable ...

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Hospital disinfectants struggling to kill C. diff bacteria colonies

The deadly and notoriously stubborn superbug, Clostridioides difficile (C. diff), is putting up a winning fight against hospital-grade disinfectants meant to kill it, according to results of a new study published in the Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The C. diff bacterium causes inflammation of the colon with symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening sepsis and is most common among ...

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