IBS symptoms? THIS may be the real cause of your watery diarrhoea
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME symptoms may actually be caused by another condition, known as bile acid diarrhoea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The real reason you may have an upset tum
Experts believe up to a third of people diagnosed with IBS may, in fact, have bile acid diarrhoea, with around one in 100 people affected overall. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children with Alagille Syndrome have malformed bile ducts
(Karolinska Institutet) Serious liver and heart problems can affect children with Alagille Syndrome early in life. While there is as yet no cure, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that the liver disease part of the syndrome is caused by specific malformations of the bile ducts. The results, which are published in the journal Gastroenterology, were discovered with the aid of a new mouse model that can now be used to develop and test new therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Police save lives every day, just not this way — a liver for Sloan
Sloane and Lt. Tenney A police officer’s job is all about action and reaction. “We see something, react to it and, typically, it’s over quickly,” says Lt. Steve Tenney of the Keene, New Hampshire, Police Department. But on the morning of Sept. 8, while Steve lay in a hospital bed at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, action/reaction wasn’t part of the equation. This time, there was time to think. Even so, the decision to donate a piece of his liver to save Sloan — a baby he’d never even met — was made without hesitation. “I did what anyone would have done,” he says. Sloan ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories biliary atresia Dr. Christine Lee Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Dr. Khashavar Vakili Liver transplant Liver Transplant Program living donor Source Type: news

UCLA Health launches pioneering mobile stroke unit with support from L.A. County
Roughly every 40 seconds, someone in the United States will have a stroke. Almost every four minutes, one of those people will die as a result. Against that backdrop, UCLA Health has officially launched the first mobile stroke unit on the West Coast, enabling rapid delivery of brain-saving medications to stroke patients who might otherwise face debilitating delays in treatment.  As part of the first phase of a pilot program, the specialized ambulance unit and highly trained personnel began responding in September to select 911 calls in Santa Monica in coordination with the Santa Monica Fire Department. With support from t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cholesterol Vaccine?
I saw this headline not long ago and it made my jaw drop. “Daily statin use to lower cholesterol may soon be a thing of the past.” I thought maybe — finally — the war on cholesterol was coming to an end. It wasn’t. Instead, it turns out Big Pharma is doubling down on cholesterol drugs. They’ve found a new multi-billion dollar scam. Let me explain… Statins have been blockbusters for the drug companies. Worldwide sales hit $34 billion in one year. But most of these drugs have come to the end of their patents. Profits are starting to dip. Big Pharma needs another patent to replace them. So instead of statin ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Primary sclerosing cholangitis
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes primary sclerosing cholangitis? How long does it take for it to progress? ANSWER: Primary sclerosing cholangitis, or PSC, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the bile ducts that may lead to severe liver damage and liver failure. PSC also can be associated with an increased risk of cancers in the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Will Disposable Caps Solve Dirty Scope Problems?
Reprocessing duodenoscopes after they’ve journeyed through a patient’s GI tract has been a pain in the you-know-what for pretty much everyone involved. These flexible lighted instruments are quite complex, with a lot of small working parts that are difficult to clean. So it’s all too easy for contaminated tissue or fluid to get trapped in the crevices of the device and allow nasty little superbugs to spread to other patients. And yet, duodenoscopes enable more than 500,000 necessary procedures a year for patients with bile duct disorders and other upper GI problems, according to FDA. That’s why the agency is optimi...
Source: MDDI - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Sterilization Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Liver fluke: Symptoms and treatment
The liver fluke is a parasite found in the bile ducts and the liver. In this article, we look at the symptoms and diseases they can cause, and prevention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

FDA clears first duodenoscope with disposable distal cap
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared the first duodenoscope with a disposable distal cap, a new feature that will improve access for cleaning and reprocessing. The Pentax ED34-i10T model duodenoscope is intended to provide visualization and access to the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract to treat bile duct disorders and other upper GI problems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bile reflux
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Game of Thrones-Inspired Reason Hillary Clinton Compared Herself to Cersei Lannister
Hillary Clinton name-drops a number of books in her new memoir What Happened, but it’s her reference to hit television show Game of Thrones that seems to be garnering the most attention. In a passage focused on the hostility leveled at her by Trump supporters at the now-President’s campaign rallies, Clinton compared herself to Cersei Lannister — the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms played by Lena Headey in the HBO drama. “Crowds at Trump rallies called for my imprisonment more times than I can count,” she wrote. “They shouted, ‘Guilty! Guilty!’ like the religious zealots in Game ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized Books cersei lannister game of thrones hillary clinton politics Television TV Source Type: news

Drug-induced bile duct injury - Visentin M, Lenggenhager D, Gai Z, Kullak-Ublick GA.
Drug-induced liver injury includes a spectrum of pathologies, some related to the mode of injury, some to the cell type primarily damaged. Among these, drug-induced bile duct injury is characterized by the destruction of the biliary epithelium following ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New selfie app can spot early signs of pancreatic cancer
Normally, by the time symptoms arise, patients have a nine percent chance of living five years. BiliScreen uses a camera to detect bile levels through the eyes before you can see it in a mirror. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making connections: Bonded by short bowel syndrome
At the top of the dual slide, 4-year-old Brayden Austin is buzzing with energy, excited to go careening down to the bottom. Yet he waits patiently until a towheaded boy joins him on the neighboring chute. Two-year-old Camden Glover is a little nervous. But Brayden grabs his hand and the pair sails to the ground together, squealing with delight. It’s a typical playground scene, but also an apt metaphor for the boys’ special connection. The two children — one from Maine, one from Tennessee — have a close friendship. But they might never have met if not for one life-threatening event. Parallel lives  It was March 7,...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Dr. Bram Raphael Dr. Mark Puder intestinal malrotation Omegaven short bowel syndrome (SBS). TPN Source Type: news