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A study published in the journal Gastroenterology found a difference in how people responded to COX-2 inhibitors and that up to 30 percent of this variability can be attributed to an individual's gene ...


The number of bariatric surgeries performed in the U.S. increased by 450 percent between 1998 and 2002, a growth the researchers say could be linked with use of the minimally invasive laparoscopic tec ...


A study revealed that patterns in diet may effect the development of colorectal adenomas, or precancerous polyps of the colon. In this study, over 1500 patients underwent baseline colonoscopy to r ...


Patients with moderate-to-severe active ulcerative colitis treated with Infliximab ( Remicade ) at weeks 0, 2, and 6 and every eight weeks thereafter were more likely to have a clinical response at we ...


A study of gender and risk factors for colorectal cancer reveals that while both tobacco and alcohol increase risk for colorectal cancer, women who smoke are at higher risk. Anna L. Zisman, of Evanst ...


The results of a Phase III clinical trial have demonstrated that a new class of drugs, called NK-1 receptor antagonists, is more effective at reducing vomiting after surgery than the most commonly use ...


A study, published in the BMJ, found no evidence to claims that the new generation of anti-inflammatory drugs ( COX-2 inhibitors ) are less harmful to the stomach lining than many traditional anti-inf ...


Over-the-counter and prescription painkillers are often used inappropriately and there is an alarming number of people who are ignorant to the potential side effects. Despite the widespread use of ...


There is a wide variation in the use of laparoscopic surgery for gall bladder removal in Hong Kong hospitals, and use of this procedure is more likely at certain hospitals and among younger female pat ...


A study by collaborating researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ( BIDMC ), and Brigham and Women's Hospital ( BWH ), found that the patients who have undergone gas ...


People who take high doses of Ibuprofen on a regular basis are three times more likely to experience gastrointestinal ( GI ) bleeding than those who do not take painkillers. Results of a small, ret ...


Researchers in Japan and Baltimore have found that a daily serving of broccoli sprouts can improve chronic bacterial gastritis, a serious disorder that causes inflammation of the stomach lining. With ...


Natalizumab ( Tysabri ), a humanized monoclonal antibody against 4 integrin, inhibits leukocyte adhesion and migration into inflamed tissue. Two controlled trials have evaluated Natalizumab as ind ...


A single 400 mg injection of Cimzia ( Certolizumab pegol, CDP 870 ) every four weeks was effective in maintaining control of the signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease following induction therapy, acco ...


Medicare patients have a substantially higher risk of early death following bariatric surgery than previously suggested, and the risk of death is higher among men, older patients, and patients of surg ...