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Ethicon acquires Torax, Linx procedure for GERD

March 27, 2017

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, announced it has acquired Torax Medical and its Linx Reflux Management System for magnetic sphincter augmentation therapy for GERD.

The acquisition expands Ethicon’s portfolio of minimally invasive procedures for prevalent and serious medical conditions, according to a press release. The companies did not disclose the financial details of the transaction.

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Prevalence of fatty liver disease risk factors varies by ethnicity, region

March 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — Independent risk factors and prevalence of risk factors related to the development of fatty liver disease vary among ethnicities and regional…
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Gastric acid suppressants increase risk for recurrent C. difficile

March 27, 2017
Stopping unnecessary use of gastric acid suppressants may decrease recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, as well as health care costs, according to research…

SAGES provides 'strong recommendation' for endoluminal GERD therapies

March 27, 2017
A clinical review approved by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons’ Board of Governors provided strong recommendations for the use of…
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Rapid active sampling quick, effective in measuring norovirus in rural Guatemala

March 27, 2017
Two relatively rapid surveys effectively estimated the burden of childhood norovirus disease in a rural area of Guatemala, a study found. Results of the rapid active…
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S1P Receptor Modulators

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Receptos.

Modulators of the sphingosine-1-phosphate subtype 1 (S1P1) and S1P5 receptors are being investigated in the treatment
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Chapter 5: Dysplasia And Colorectal Cancer

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VIDEO: Practitioners should define 3 values patients recognize about the practice

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