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Tag Archives: nausea
What are Choledochoceles?
Choledochoceles are cystic dilatations of the intraduodenal portion of the common bile duct. They are often classified as Type III biliary cysts, but have distinct demographic and anatomic features, and a lower risk of malignancy than other types of choledochal … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary Tagged abdominal pain, bile duct, biliary, Cancer, Choledochoceles, cyst, cystic dilatation, nausea, neoplasm, Pancreas, pancreatitis, vomiting 3 Comments
What are the Complications of Weight Loss Surgery?
Bariatric surgery is effective treatment for obesity and its related disorders. Yet as increasing numbers of patients undergo this procedure, gastroenterologists encounter a growing number of complications. A Perspective article in the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology discusses common … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged adverse event, bariatric surgery, Bleeding, Complications, gastric bypass, nausea, RYGB, Side Effects, ulcer, vomiting, weight regain 13 Comments
A Rare, Autoimmune Cause of Intractable Nausea and Vomiting
Some cases of unexplained, intractable vomiting are caused by an autoimmune disorder in which patients develop antibodies against the brain protein astrocytic aquaporin-4 (AQP4), according to the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. AQP4 is a water channel in … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract Tagged autoimmune disease, brain, cause, etiology, nausea, nervous system, neurologic, neurology, pathogenesis, vomiting, water channel 1 Comment
New Treatment for IBS
LX1031, a drug that inhibits serotonin production, relieves symptoms and increases stool consistency in patients with nonconstipating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study by Philip Brown et al. in the August issue of Gastroenterology. Serotonin (also called 5-hydroxytryptamine or … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged bloating, Clinical Trial, constipation, drug, efficacy, IBS, irritable bowel syndrom, nausea, pain, Side Effects, symptom reduction, therapy, Toxicity, treatment 3 Comments