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Twenty-five million Americans suffer from ulcers. An ulcer is a sore or hole in the lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). People of any age can get an ulcer and women are affected just as often as men.

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium that lives on the lining of the stomach. Although we used to think that spicy food, acid, and stress were the major causes of ulcers, we now know that nine out of ten ulcers are caused by H. pylori. Medicines that reduce stomach acid may make you feel better, but your ulcer may come back. Here's the good news: Since most ulcers are caused by this bacterial infection, they can be cured with the right antibiotics.
Embolisation of abnormal neovessels relieves osteoarthritic knee pain

Embolisation of abnormal neovessels relieves osteoarthritic knee pain

Transcatheter arterial embolisation relieves knee pain in patients with moderate osteoarthritis who are resistant to pharmacological pain management, research suggests. [More]
Pain control in osteoarthritis patients: an interview with Dr. Clarence Young, Chief Medical Officer and John Vavricka, President and CEO, Iroko Pharmaceuticals

Pain control in osteoarthritis patients: an interview with Dr. Clarence Young, Chief Medical Officer and John Vavricka, President and CEO, Iroko Pharmaceuticals

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of disability, and inadequate pain control can lead to joint stiffness that may impair mobility for patients. [More]
Treating ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease: an interview with Dr. Stephen Hanauer, Medical Director, Digestive Health Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Treating ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease: an interview with Dr. Stephen Hanauer, Medical Director, Digestive Health Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are idiopathic (we don’t know the cause) inflammatory diseases (IBD) of the colon and/or small bowel. They are chronic in that we do not have a medical cure and are differentiated from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) by inflammation that causes ulcerations of the GI tract. [More]
Researchers discover analgesic mechanism that prevents pain in Buruli ulcer patients

Researchers discover analgesic mechanism that prevents pain in Buruli ulcer patients

When the body receives an injury to the skin, a signal is sent to the brain, which generates a sensation of pain. [More]
EHOB announces release of Position Perfect System

EHOB announces release of Position Perfect System

EHOB, Inc., a leading provider of affordable products effective in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers, is announcing today the release of the Position Perfect System. Designed as a unique turning, transferring and positioning system, it not only complies with facility turning protocols but also protects patients from added pressure and shearing forces. [More]
Agfa HealthCare launches ICIS for mobile and web capture at SIIM 2014, extending the "Evolution of Visual Healthcare" to smart phones and tablets

Agfa HealthCare launches ICIS for mobile and web capture at SIIM 2014, extending the "Evolution of Visual Healthcare" to smart phones and tablets

Extending the "Evolution of Visual Healthcare" to mobile devices, Agfa HealthCare announced today the launch of its new web-enabled mobile image management technology that brings the power of ICIS to iPhones, iPads, Web, and Android mobile digital devices. [More]
Cumberland launches new Vaprisol product

Cumberland launches new Vaprisol product

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced the launch of its active promotional campaign to support its new Vaprisol® product. [More]
Pradaxa receives FDA approval for treatment and reduction of risk of recurrence of DVT and PE

Pradaxa receives FDA approval for treatment and reduction of risk of recurrence of DVT and PE

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) for the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients who have been treated with a parenteral anticoagulant for five to 10 days, and to reduce the risk of recurrent DVT and PE in patients who have been previously treated. DVT and PE are collectively referred to as venous thromboembolism (VTE). [More]
Ulcerative colitis control: an interview with Dr Paul Robinson, Medical Director, MSD UK

Ulcerative colitis control: an interview with Dr Paul Robinson, Medical Director, MSD UK

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which means there is chronic inflammation and ulceration in the lining of the digestive tract, usually in the large intestine. [More]
Derma Sciences' net sales increase 3% to $20.7 million in fourth quarter 2013

Derma Sciences' net sales increase 3% to $20.7 million in fourth quarter 2013

Derma Sciences, Inc., a tissue regeneration and burn care company focused on advanced wound care, today reported financial and operating results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
Tissue repair drug can improve healing rates in people with diabetic foot ulcer

Tissue repair drug can improve healing rates in people with diabetic foot ulcer

Patients were twice as likely to have a diabetic foot ulcer heal within eight weeks when they were treated with a tissue repair drug versus a placebo, according to new research accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
CareView introduces new CareView Connect Patient Monitoring and Communications module

CareView introduces new CareView Connect Patient Monitoring and Communications module

CareView Communications, Inc., an information technology provider to the healthcare industry, announced today the introduction of its new CareView Connect Patient Monitoring and Communications module. [More]
Blood disorder medicines could be used for treating stomach and bowel cancer

Blood disorder medicines could be used for treating stomach and bowel cancer

Stomach and bowel cancer, two of the most common cancers worldwide, could be treated with a class of medicines that are currently used to treat a blood disorder, a Melbourne research team has discovered. [More]
Researchers develop new, safer and noninvasive diagnostic technique for ulcers

Researchers develop new, safer and noninvasive diagnostic technique for ulcers

Doctors may soon be able to diagnose stomach ulcers without taking tissue samples from the stomach. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark now report to have developed a new, safer and noninvasive diagnostic technique for ulcers. [More]
New study finds that Americans had more health concerns during the recession

New study finds that Americans had more health concerns during the recession

We ring in the New Year with hopes of being healthy, wealthy, and wise. A new study led by San Diego State University School of Public Health research professor John W. Ayers suggests that from a public health standpoint, health and wealth may be connected. [More]
Rice University, MD Anderson analyze complications on costs of complex cancer surgery

Rice University, MD Anderson analyze complications on costs of complex cancer surgery

Although complications from surgical care for cancer patients may seem infrequent, the costs associated with such outcomes are extremely high, according to researchers from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. [More]
Amneal launches generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg

Amneal launches generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC today announced the launch of generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg. This new esomeprazole therapy is the generic equivalent of the recently launched brand Esomeprazole strontium. It contains the same active moiety (esomeprazole) in a different salt form as found in the leading PPI brand Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) and presents a potentially more affordable treatment option for GERD in adult patients. [More]
International researchers study glycans that could help clinicians diagnose gastric cancer early

International researchers study glycans that could help clinicians diagnose gastric cancer early

Gastric cancer kills more than 700,000 people each year, mostly in Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe. Though the disease is quite treatable when caught early, symptoms are indistinct and late detection leads to high mortality. The five-year survival rate in the United States is 26.9 percent. [More]
Joint initiative aims to eradicate health disparities among communities of color in the U.S.

Joint initiative aims to eradicate health disparities among communities of color in the U.S.

The world's first and largest group medical practice and one of the nation's premier volunteer service organizations of professional African American women are joining forces to eradicate health disparities among communities of color in the United States. Mayo Clinic and The Links, Incorporated have established a formal collaboration that aims to develop a more diverse health care workforce. [More]
Amneal's Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules now available for GERD patients

Amneal's Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules now available for GERD patients

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC today announced the launch of its branded Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules. Esomeprazole Strontium contains the same active moiety (esomeprazole) in a different salt form as found in the branded proton-pump inhibitor Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) and is a new option for adult patients for the short term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. [More]