Health

Healthcare consumers find little information online

Trying to be an informed healthcare consumer in the United States is harder than you might think, according to researchers from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. When consumers search for healthcare prices online, ...

Cardiology

PPI use linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke, MI

(HealthDay)—Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use is associated with increased risk of first-time ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published online Oct. 12 in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

Other

This GI test could help patients avoid a hospital stay

Symptoms of possible upper GI bleeding (UGIB) are a leading cause of hospital admissions through emergency departments. But according to a new study, use of capsule endoscopy can avoid many unnecessary hospital admissions ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New research discoveries on endoscopy during pregnancy

According to earlier recommendations, women ought to avoid endoscopy during pregnancy. New analyzes by researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Columbia University could question these recommendations.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DDW: Endoscopic L-menthol spray ups colon polyp detection

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing colonoscopy, L-menthol sprayed directly onto the colonic mucosa improves the adenoma detection rate, according to a study presented at the annual Digestive Disease Week, held from May ...

Other

Video capsule accurately detects intestinal blood

(HealthDay)—Video capsule endoscopy can be safely and accurately used to detect blood in patients with acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage seen in emergency departments, according to a study published online Feb. 11 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Upper endoscopy is overused in patients with heartburn

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

Death from GI bleeding decreased in United States in past two decades

The number of patients dying from upper gastrointestinal bleeding has decreased over the past two decades, a result researchers attribute to the advances in medical and endoscopic therapies introduced over the past 20 years, ...

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