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New report analyzes Global Ostomy Care Accessories market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Ostomy Care Accessories Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. [More]
Sacral nerve stimulation for patients with birth defect

Sacral nerve stimulation for patients with birth defect

Heather Rayser, 16, has a colon that does not function properly and as a result, she has never been to high school and has been on home hospital care for nine years. [More]
Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Bowel Management Program uses new techniques to manage fecal incontinence

Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Bowel Management Program uses new techniques to manage fecal incontinence

The new Pediatric Bowel Management Program in Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center, is using innovative techniques to successfully manage fecal incontinence in children born with colorectal disorders. [More]
New report reveals current state of worldwide advanced wound care market

New report reveals current state of worldwide advanced wound care market

The Global Market for Advanced Wound Care Products 2014 report provides you with the knowledge to understand the current state of the advanced wound care market, the historical market background and the key companies who currently operate here. It is essential reading for anyone who needs to plan, sell or operate within the advanced wound care product sectors. [More]
Viewpoints: High Court's scrutiny of home health workers law; patient 'dumping' on LA's skid row; hospital fund raising

Viewpoints: High Court's scrutiny of home health workers law; patient 'dumping' on LA's skid row; hospital fund raising

On Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Harris v. Quinn, ... It was brought by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRTW), whose mission is to use "strategic litigation" to "eliminate coercive union power and compulsory unionism abuses," in this case on behalf of several personal assistants who provide in-home services to persons with disabilities under Illinois's Medicaid program. [More]
Abbott announces results from HUMIRA clinical studies on ulcerative colitis

Abbott announces results from HUMIRA clinical studies on ulcerative colitis

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced results from an analysis of three-year long-term data from an ongoing open-label extension of the HUMIRA (adalimumab) ULTRA 1 and ULTRA 2 studies. [More]
Merz acquires CUVPOSA oral solution to treat children with cerebral palsy

Merz acquires CUVPOSA oral solution to treat children with cerebral palsy

Merz, Inc. today announced the acquisition of CUVPOSA (glycopyrrolate) oral solution for pediatric chronic severe drooling associated with neurologic conditions such as cerebral palsy. [More]
CIHR and CH.I.L.D. create Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network

CIHR and CH.I.L.D. create Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network

Dr. Grace McCarthy, Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Children with Intestinal and Liver Disorders (CH.I.L.D), today announced an important new partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to fund the creation of the Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network: A Joint Partnership of CIHR and the CH.I.L.D. Foundation. [More]
Covidien introduces Endo GIA Radial Reload with Tri-Staple technology for LAR procedures

Covidien introduces Endo GIA Radial Reload with Tri-Staple technology for LAR procedures

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the launch of the Endo GIA Radial Reload with Tri-Staple technology. [More]
Well-balanced diet and exercise can prevent colorectal cancer

Well-balanced diet and exercise can prevent colorectal cancer

When Dessa Ledet repeatedly experienced pain on the right of her body, she never dreamed she would hear the words "you have cancer" when she woke up from a colonoscopy. In fact, she didn't believe that almost three years after her diagnosis she would run in MD Anderson's seventh annual Sprint for Colorectal Oncology Prevention and Education (SCOPE) Run on Saturday, March 24. [More]
Post-surgery death risk high among thinner people: Study

Post-surgery death risk high among thinner people: Study

A new study has found that thinner people are at a higher risk of dying within 30 days of an operation than heavier people. The cause behind this trend is not clear. [More]
Racial disparities in emergency diverticulitis surgery

Racial disparities in emergency diverticulitis surgery

Black senior citizens who need surgery for the intestinal disorder diverticulitis are significantly more likely to die in the hospital than their equally ill white counterparts, even when each racial group carries the same health insurance, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. [More]
New possibilities for relief from digestive diseases

New possibilities for relief from digestive diseases

As a researcher in neurogastroenterology for 40 years, professor Khalil Bitar has spent his professional life studying the causes of perplexing and what frequently become embarrassing problems for humans—issues such as constipation, diarrhea and colon disease. [More]
Two new studies could provide tools to prevent rehospitalizations after major surgeries

Two new studies could provide tools to prevent rehospitalizations after major surgeries

Studies have shown that patients returning to the hospital soon after they've been discharged may cost Medicare up to billions of dollars each year, but two new studies presented at the 2011 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons could give surgical teams and their patients tools to prevent rehospitalizations. [More]
National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation to be set up in London

National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation to be set up in London

A national research centre for bowel disease is to be set up in London to bring the Cinderella area of medicine to the forefront of surgical innovation. [More]
Memphis operation successfully separates twins joined at the spine

Memphis operation successfully separates twins joined at the spine

Joshua and Jacob Spates, all of seven months old spent their initial months outside the womb as conjoined twins. Now they are recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit of a Memphis hospital after a successful 13-hour surgery to separate them. [More]
Childhood cancer survivors may face high risk of late GI complications after therapy

Childhood cancer survivors may face high risk of late GI complications after therapy

Patients who received therapy for cancer during childhood have an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal complications later in life, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute. [More]
Stimatix GI's AOS-C1000 colostomy management device meets primary, secondary endpoints in pre-clinical studies

Stimatix GI's AOS-C1000 colostomy management device meets primary, secondary endpoints in pre-clinical studies

Stimatix GI reported that the AOS-C1000(TM), a unique colostomy management device, met primary and secondary endpoints in pre-clinical in-vivo animal studies. The study was conducted under the direction of Dr. Ron Greenberg, Senior Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv Israel. Primary endpoints of repeatable stoma sealing for continence control as well as secondary endpoints regarding tissue pathology and survival were met confirming the AOS-C1000(TM) as capable of enabling repeatable colostomy site (stoma) sealing for continence control. [More]
Vitala non-invasive continence control device demonstrates safety in Phase 2 clinical study

Vitala non-invasive continence control device demonstrates safety in Phase 2 clinical study

Vitala™ a novel, non-invasive continence control device, demonstrated safety and efficacy in providing up to 8 hours of temporary continence to people with an end colostomy, according to results of a study published in the journal Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. [More]

USPTO grants two patents for Leto Medical's COS technology

Leto Medical, LLC, a privately held, early-stage medical device company, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company two patents (7,765,006 and 7,765,007) for its breakthrough Continent Ostomy System technology, a system of products that will restore continence control to individuals with colostomies. [More]