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Tag Archives: mortality
Can We Treat Diarrhea by Stimulating Na+ Absorption?
Drugs designed to increase intestinal absorption of sodium might be the best approach for treatment of diarrheal diseases, according to the Advances in Translational Science article in the January issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Acute diarrheal diseases are the second … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged absorption, acute, brush border, chlorine, crypt, developing nations, diarrhea, drug development, exchange, intestine, mortality, sodium, treatment, villus 1 Comment
Can We Increase Survival of Patients with Gastric Cancer?
Researchers have identified factors that affect life expectancy of patients with stomach cancer, reported in the December issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Use of these factors to increase early detection of gastric adenocarcinoma could greatly increase survival times among … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged adenocarcinoma, database, detection, Epidemiology, gastric, H pyori, life expectancy, mortality, risk factor, Stomach Cancer, survival, Taiwan cancer registry, treatment 1 Comment
What is the Best Treatment for Esophageal Adenocarcioma?
Patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) who receive endoscopic therapy survive as long as patients treated by surgery, according to the November issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Esophageal cancer is a highly fatal malignancy—approximate 19% of patients survive 5 years. … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged adenocarcinoma, EAC, esophageal cancer, esophagus, morbidity, mortality, neoplasm, risk factor, Surgery, survival, therapy, treatment 2 Comments
Is it Safe for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease to Discontinue Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy?
In patients with cardiovascular disease, discontinuing low-dose aspirin therapy after peptic ulcer bleeding increases risk of death and acute cardiovascular events almost 7-fold, according to the January issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Many patients with cardiovascular disease receive low-dose … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract Tagged age, baby aspirin, bleeding ulcer, gastrointestinal, heart attack, heart disease, ibuprofin, mortality, NSAID, risk 6 Comments
Is it Safe to Donate Part of Your Liver?
Donating part of your liver is just as safe as donating a kidney—donors of these organs have survival rates similar to the rest of the population, according to an article in the February issue of Gastroenterology. With organ shortages, live-donor liver … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary, Technology Tagged database analysis, death, donation, kidney, liver, mortality, organ transplantation, risk, Surgery, survival rate Leave a comment