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How to Fast Before an Abdominal Ultrasound

How to Fast Before an Abdominal Ultrasound

An ultrasound is a medical test that allows a doctor to view the internal organs of the body by bouncing sound waves off of tissues and organs. These sound waves translate to pictures upon their return. Abdominal ultrasounds are used to locate problems in structures within the abdominal cavity, incl......[Read More]
New Drug Fights MS and Crohn's Disease

New Drug Fights MS and Crohn's Disease

New research on the drug called natalizumab shows it dramatically slows the progression of MS as well as prevents relapses of both MS and Crohn's disease.......[Read More]
How to Get Relief From Gastric Reflux

How to Get Relief From Gastric Reflux

Gastric reflux or acid reflux disease is a common digestive condition that often causes heartburn, abdominal pain, a sore throat, vomiting and coughing. Remedies are available. And gastric reflux is often manageable without medications. Several factors play a role in gastric reflux, and relieving sy......[Read More]
Bloated-Stomach Problems

Bloated-Stomach Problems

You may feel nauseated, extremely full or only have one big symptom---a bloated stomach. Your stomach can appear bigger or distended. There are many reasons for bloated-stomach problems. Some may be medical, because of diet or stomach problems. For instance, your bloated stomach could be caused by a......[Read More]
Adalimumab Induces Apoptosis of Monocytes: Comparative Study

Adalimumab Induces Apoptosis of Monocytes: Comparative Study

Apoptosis induction potentially plays a major role in the induction of remission of Crohn's disease by anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy.......[Read More]
The Methodological Quality of Trials Affects Estimates

The Methodological Quality of Trials Affects Estimates

Functional (non-ulcer) dyspepsia is defined as continuous or frequently recurring epigastric pain or discomfort for which no organic cause can be determined.......[Read More]
The Common Signs of Frequent Heartburn

The Common Signs of Frequent Heartburn

All you need to know about frequent and constant heartburn is discussed in this article. You will also learn the common signs, symptoms and treatments of heartburn.......[Read More]
Uncover How to Take Care of the Basic Acid Reflux Cause

Uncover How to Take Care of the Basic Acid Reflux Cause

Don't you just hate it when you have a nice, tasty meal and then the sour taste of acid reflux spoils it all? You are not alone in this. Millions of people in this country alone are suffering from this problem, and the worse thing is - they do not even realize its seriousness. If you want to kn......[Read More]
Alteration of the Intestinal Microbiome

Alteration of the Intestinal Microbiome

Recurrent C difficile infection is an excellent example of alteration of the microbiome. Could fecal transplant or probiotics be a means to restore healthy gut bacteria for this and other diseases?......[Read More]
Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Sofosbuvir Treatment of HCV

Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Sofosbuvir Treatment of HCV

Is the drug combination of sofosbuvir plus peginterferon/ribavirin considered to be more cost-effective than current treatment regimens for chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 infection?......[Read More]
Rational Helicobacter pylori Therapy

Rational Helicobacter pylori Therapy

What is the current recommended regimen for the treatment of H. pylori disease?......[Read More]
Colectomy Effects on Digestion

Colectomy Effects on Digestion

A colectomy is a surgical procedure a doctor uses to remove all or part of a patient's colon. Physicians typically recommend a colectomy to treat disorders of the colon. Naturally, this procedure changes a patient's digestion in several ways.......[Read More]
How Long it Takes for Colonoscopy Results

How Long it Takes for Colonoscopy Results

A colonoscopy is an invasive procedure carried out by a seasoned health care professional to investigate the health and condition of the part of the large intestine known as the colon. A colonoscopy is often used as a routine colorectal cancer screening test for those age 40 and above and others at ......[Read More]
5 Common Symptoms Of Acid Reflux Disease

5 Common Symptoms Of Acid Reflux Disease

Acid reflux disease is called by many different names including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), and gastric reflux disease. Although there may be a little confusion about what to call this condition, there's no question about the variety of ofte......[Read More]
Liver Transplant

Liver Transplant

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of liver transplants including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Home Treatment for Gastritis

Home Treatment for Gastritis

Gastrisis, an inflammation of the stomach lining, can usually be treated at home using natural remedies. Treating gastritis will depend on its cause, but for the most part, gastritis is treated by the reduction of stomach acid. Always consult your doctor before starting any gastritis treatment.......[Read More]
Acute GI Bleeding After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Acute GI Bleeding After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Gastrointestinal bleeding can sometimes occur after cardiovascular surgeries such as PCI. How can cardiologists and gastroenterologists work together to come up with a way to both prevent and treat this bleeding?......[Read More]
Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Disease Du Jour

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Disease Du Jour

Eosinophilic esophagitis attracted attention at DDW 2011. Dr. David Johnson and Dr. Philip Katz discuss the latest developments in this increasingly important disease.......[Read More]
Six Methods to Get Over the Bother of Heartburn

Six Methods to Get Over the Bother of Heartburn

The people that experience heartburn on a regular basis find it annoying and painful, and often because it occurs when eating can be very uncomfortable in a social setting. Heartburn may come on when you're eating out and knowing what causes your heartburn will make the dining experience more e......[Read More]
Symptoms of IBS in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Symptoms of IBS in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Investigate new ideas on the intersection and divergence of symptom presentation and pathophysiology in inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.......[Read More]