News tagged with gastroenterology

Vitamin D deficiency in cirrhosis

A research team from Denmark examined the vitamin D status in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis compared to those with primary biliary cirrhosis. They found that vitamin D deficiency in cirrhosis relates to liver dysfunction ...

Mar 15, 2011
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Unusual treatment of colonic perforation

A research team from Italy described a case of a sigmoid perforation repaired with endoclips and endoloops, and sealed with fibrin glue. The effectiveness of this approach was confirmed on laparoscopic examination.

Mar 15, 2011
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Detection of early gastric cancer using hydro-stomach CT

A research team from South Korea evaluated the difference in diagnostic performance of hydro-stomach computed tomography (CT) to detect early gastric cancer (EGC) between blinded and nonblinded analysis and to assess independent ...

Mar 15, 2011
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A novel prognostic marker for biliary atresia

A research team from China characterized the differentially expressed gene profiles in livers from biliary atresia (BA) patients. They found that RRAS gene and its related MAPK pathway are important regulatory modules in ...

Mar 08, 2011
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Urinary metabolomic profile and gastric cancer

A research team from China investigated urinary metabolites expression changes among three mice groups using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Ten metabolites have differences between the normal group and the cancer group ...

Mar 08, 2011
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Fast track management of colorectal surgery

A research team from China compared the fast-track rehabilitation program and conventional care for patients after resection of colorectal cancer. The study showed that the fast-track rehabilitation program can significantly ...

Feb 07, 2011
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Natural history of heartburn

A research team from Iceland studied the natural history and prevalence of heartburn at a 10-year interval, and the effect of heartburn on various symptoms and activities. The results showed that heartburn is a common and ...

Feb 07, 2011
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A diagnostic marker in hepatocellular carcinoma

A research team from South Korea investigated the expression profile of E2F5 in primary hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) and explored the biological implications of E2F5 overexpression. They found that E2F5 is commonly overexpressed ...

Jan 31, 2011
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New classification of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction

A research team from China proposed a new classification system for sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) based on clinical data of patients. The new classification system has significant advantages for guiding the diagnosis ...

Jan 31, 2011
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