News tagged with abdominal cavity
Visceral fat, or fat stored deep in the abdominal cavity, is directly linked to an increased risk for colon cancer, according to data from a mouse study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Associ ...
Cancer Mar 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A fatty membrane in the belly called the omentum has until recently been considered somewhat like the appendix -- it didn't seem to serve much purpose.
Immunology Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Adolescents who don't eat enough fiber tend to have bigger bellies and higher levels of inflammatory factors in their blood, both major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, researchers report.
Health Jun 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have, for the first time, described the genetic basis of endometriosis, a condition affecting millions of women that is marked by chronic pelvic pain and infertility. ...
Genetics Feb 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A large pad of fat cells that extends from the stomach and covers the intestines provides nutrients that promote the spread and growth of ovarian cancer, reports a research team based at the University of Chicago in the journal ...
Cancer Oct 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new study suggests that surgery for appendicitis that uses a pinhole incision through the navel may be a feasible alternative to traditional appendectomies. Published early online in the British Journal of Surgery, the fi ...
Surgery Apr 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The Department of Defense's medical system aspires to a standard known as the "Golden Hour" that dictates that troops wounded on the battlefield are moved to advanced-level treatment facilities within the ...
Medical research Dec 11, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Heartburn is one of the most common reasons for people to see a doctor, and some physicians often use upper endoscopy to diagnose and manage gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). But most patients do not require the procedure ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Visceral, or deep belly, obesity is a risk factor for bone loss and decreased bone strength in men, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
There's a novel way to remove a gallbladder: Use a surgical robot to take it out through the navel.
Surgery Sep 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Obese adults with excess visceral fat (fat located inside the abdominal cavity, around the body's internal organs) and biomarkers of insulin resistance had an associated increased risk for the development ...
Diabetes Sep 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have demonstrated that cancer of the appendix is different than colon cancer, a distinction that could lead to more effective treatments for both diseases.
Cancer Mar 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Highly elevated platelet levels fuel tumor growth and reduce the survival of ovarian cancer patients, an international team of researchers led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center reports in ...
Cancer Feb 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Renal transplantation is best treatment option for improving quality of life in people with late-stage chronic kidney disease
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An infection called peritonitis commonly arises in the weeks before many dialysis patients die, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings sugges ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0