In addition to the standard endoscopic procedures, including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, UCSF Medical Center's digestive disorder specialists also offer the advanced endoscopic procedures. And In many cases, these techniques will provide improved options for the treatment and diagnosis of a variety of digestive disorders affecting the GI tract.
The classic concept of the gastrointestinal endocrinology is that of a few peptides released for the circulation from endocrine cells, which are interspersed among the other mucosal cells in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Today more than 30 peptide hormone genes are known which are being expressed throughout the digestive tract, which makes the gut the largest endocrine organ in the body.
Digestive system is a series of hollow organs which are joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to anus and includes your oesophagus, stomach, and small and also large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas were also involved. They produce juices which helps digestion
The routine screening of the blood donors for potentially transmissible infections has been reduced transfusion-associated infection whilst providing an insight into disease prevalence. This retrospective cross-sectional study evaluates the prevalence of the hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and, human immunodeficiency (HIV) and syphilis infection in 2,026,628 potential blood donors screened at Tehran Blood Transfusion Centre. One or the more transmissible infections were identified in 0.52% of the donors with greater prevalence in first time donors
It is a common disorder in the western world which will lead to different complications such as oesophageal stricture and also oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Multiple challenges are associated with the GERD treatment.
This includes cancers of the oesophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel (large intestine or colon and rectum), and anus. It is a term for the group of cancers that effect the digestive system
In addition to the standard endoscopic procedures, including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, UCSF Medical Center's digestive disorder specialists also offer the advanced endoscopic procedures.And In many cases, these techniques will provide improved options for the treatment and diagnosis of a variety of digestive disorders affecting the GI tract
Fibrosis means the formation of an abnormally large amount of scar tissue in the liver .it occurs only when the liver attempts to repair and replace the damaged cells.This involves autophagy which refers to the process through which the impaired organelles, misfolded protein, and intruding microorganisms are being degraded by lysosomes to maintain stability in the cells
Perturbation of the bacterial micro flora from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract may play an important role in the pathophysiology of some of the GI disorders. Probiotics have been used as a treatment for the modality for over a century. They may restore normal bacterial microflora and effect the functioning of the GI tract by a variety of mechanisms. Probiotics are not currently regulated and only few are randomized controlled trials exist investigating their efficacy in the different GI disorders.
With increase in number of patients and practitioners using CAM modalities, the number of studies on the application of CAM for treatment of GI disorders has been increased. As conventional medical therapies either may not produce satisfactory results or may have side effects, many patients also seek complementary and alternative medicine. Furthermore, patients will prefer additional CAM therapies to improve health-related quality of life through holistic concepts. In the USA, it has been reported around 51% of the patients with GI tract disorders have tried some form of CAM , whereas, in the UK about 26% of the patients with GI tract symptoms and 48% of the patients with irritable bowel syndrome has been noted to use CAM .
It is a disease which describes about the ulceration or inflammation in the GI tract and which is usually classified as crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases can't be controlled easily and recurrence will be most challenging issue for the physicians. There are various controlled and colon targeted drug delivery sytems which are available for the treatment with limited success rate.
This will mainly encompasses the study of the brain, the gut, and their interactions with relevance to the understanding and management of the gastrointestinal motility and the functional gastrointestinal disorders