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FDA gives 510(k) clearance for AbStats System for gastro-intestinal diagnostics- GI Logic

GI Logic announced it has received FDA 510K clearance for the AbStats System to be used by physicians in hospitals...

Added 7 years ago Drug news

Ulimorelin (Tranzyme) fails in ULISES 007 trial for Post Operative Ileus

The intravenous ghrelin agonist, ulimorelin, from Tranzyme Pharma/Norgine failed to meet its primary efficacy endpoint of accelerating recovery of GI...

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Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen is important for blood clot formation and breakdown. It is the first coagulant factor to be reduced to critical levels during massive trauma, cardiac surgery and postpartum haemorrhage that involve excessive bleeding. Persistent fibrinogen deficiency can lead to bleeding complications and an increased risk in mortality. This learning zone looks at both congenital and acquired fibrinogen deficiencies including indications and techniques for diagnosis, trigger level for treatment and treatment options.

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Cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid as a prognostic marker of bowel ischemia in patients with small bowel obstruction.

Background: Patients with strangulation small bowel obstruction are at a high risk for serious morbidity and mortality due to ischemic bowel. Measuring serum, cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid levels could help recognize...

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Technical and Clinical Outcomes Following Colonic Stenting: A Seven-Year Analysis of 268 Procedures.

To assess the factors contributing to the technical and clinical success of colorectal stenting for large bowel obstruction.

Added 3 years ago

Laparoscopic versus open surgical management of small bowel obstruction: an analysis of clinical outcomes.

Laparotomy is the standard surgical approach for treatment of small bowel obstruction (SBO). Laparoscopic management could be beneficial in terms of less complications and shorter hospital stay.

Added 3 years ago

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