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The results of a Phase III clinical trial have demonstrated that a new class of drugs, called NK-1 receptor antagonists, is more effective at reducing vomiting after surgery than the most commonly use ...


A study, published in the BMJ, found no evidence to claims that the new generation of anti-inflammatory drugs ( COX-2 inhibitors ) are less harmful to the stomach lining than many traditional anti-inf ...


Over-the-counter and prescription painkillers are often used inappropriately and there is an alarming number of people who are ignorant to the potential side effects. Despite the widespread use of ...


There is a wide variation in the use of laparoscopic surgery for gall bladder removal in Hong Kong hospitals, and use of this procedure is more likely at certain hospitals and among younger female pat ...


A study by collaborating researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ( BIDMC ), and Brigham and Women's Hospital ( BWH ), found that the patients who have undergone gas ...


People who take high doses of Ibuprofen on a regular basis are three times more likely to experience gastrointestinal ( GI ) bleeding than those who do not take painkillers. Results of a small, ret ...


Researchers in Japan and Baltimore have found that a daily serving of broccoli sprouts can improve chronic bacterial gastritis, a serious disorder that causes inflammation of the stomach lining. With ...


Natalizumab ( Tysabri ), a humanized monoclonal antibody against 4 integrin, inhibits leukocyte adhesion and migration into inflamed tissue. Two controlled trials have evaluated Natalizumab as ind ...


A single 400 mg injection of Cimzia ( Certolizumab pegol, CDP 870 ) every four weeks was effective in maintaining control of the signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease following induction therapy, acco ...


Medicare patients have a substantially higher risk of early death following bariatric surgery than previously suggested, and the risk of death is higher among men, older patients, and patients of surg ...


Laparoscopic surgery to treat severe reflux disease is effective in relieving symptoms and is associated with high rates of patient satisfaction five years after the procedure. Laparoscopic anti-r ...


A newly discovered hormone plays an important role in the digestion of fat, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, E, and D. The intestinal hormone sends a signal to the liver tha ...


A study in healthy volunteers suggests that the use of Oxycodone ( OxyContin ), a synthetic opioid compound, may be better at treating visceral pain than Morphine. The results, consistent with cli ...


Most treatments for Crohn's, an autoimmune disorder, are geared to suppress the immune response, but a new study demonstrates that stimulating innate immunity also is effective at improving symptoms i ...


ENCORE, the second Phase III induction trial of Tysabri ( Natalizumab ) for the treatment of moderately to severely active Crohn's disease in patients with evidence of active inflammation, met the pr ...