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

New device could make closing surgical incisions a cinch

Like many surgeons, Dr. Jason Spector is often faced with the challenge of securely closing the abdominal wall without injuring the intestines. If the process goes awry, there can be serious consequences for patients, including ...

Medical research

Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease

A temporary tattoo to help control a chronic disease might someday be possible, according to scientists at Baylor College of Medicine who tested antioxidant nanoparticles created at Rice University.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Polyethylene glycol 3350 doesn't cut time to bowel movement

(HealthDay)—For women undergoing urogynecologic surgery, addition of polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG3350) to docusate sodium does not reduce the time to first bowel movement, according to a study published in the September ...

Health

Chewing gum improves colonoscopy preparation

(HealthDay)—Chewing gum relieves discomfort associated with ingestion of the polyethylene glycol solution for colonoscopy preparation, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Oncology & Cancer

Split-dose better than day-before colonoscopy prep

(HealthDay)—Split-dose regimens increase the quality of colon cleansing compared to day-before colonoscopy preparation, according to a review and meta-analysis published in the July issue of Gastroenterology.

Oncology & Cancer

Theranostic PET takes on both ovarian and prostate cancer

A first-in-human study revealed at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) shows how a powerful new drug finds and attaches itself to the ovarian and prostate cancer cells ...

Medical research

Amniotic stem cells demonstrate healing potential

Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital scientists are using stem cells from amniotic fluid to promote the growth of robust, functional blood vessels in healing hydrogels.

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