Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Polyethylene glycol deemed less effective for colon prep

(HealthDay)—Pulsed irrigation evacuation (PIE) and sodium phosphate are superior to polyethylene glycol (PEG) for colon preparations prior to colonoscopy, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in the Journal of ...

Surgery

Uptake of topical compounds higher with thermal coagulation

(HealthDay)—Microchannels surrounded by a coagulation zone (CZ), generated by ablative fractional laser, have higher uptake of topical compounds than those without a CZ, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in Lasers ...

Pediatrics

New statement on 'PEG' feeding tubes in children published

Placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube has become an "essential" technique for children and young people with a wide range of problems with feeding and nutrition, according to a position statement in the ...

Medical research

High-tech peg measures palsy patients' dexterity (w/ Video)

(Medical Xpress)—It looks like a game board and many of its users will find it fun, but there's serious intent behind a device by Rice University students to test the abilities of cerebral palsy patients.

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