Liver :: Endosonography-guided biliary drainage is useful in cases with failed endoscopic biliary stenting

The role of endosonography (ES) in digestive diseases is expanding gradually from diagnostic applications to therapeutic ones. The feasibility of ES-guided cholangiopancreatography was first reported by Harada et al. (pancreatography) and Wiersema et al. (cholangiography) in 1995 and 1996, respectively. Several reports on the application of ESBD for a therapeutic purpose have been published since 2001. However, there have been no reports as to the influence of this technique on the gut wall, the bile duct, and the intervening tissues.

Kidney :: Clinical trials present better alternatives for dialysis patients

Having a healthy kidney is worth a billion dollars. But an unhealthy kidney costs more—about $16 billion more, according to Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, associate professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension at the University of Cincinnati (UC).

Health Care :: NICS announces 6 new leaders in australian health care

The National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS) has today announced the award of six 2007 NICS Fellowships to help improve the use of evidence in six key health areas: stroke rehabilitation, mental health, reduction of birth defects, pain management, osteoporosis and Indigenous health.

Kidney :: Darwin pharmacist awarded prestigious national fellowship

Improving the management of chronic kidney disease in remote Indigenous communities is the goal of Bhavini Patel, director of pharmacy at the Royal Darwin Hospital, who has just received a two-year Fellowship from the National Institute of Clinical Studies.

Homeopathy :: Homoeopathy and its miracles – an alternative medicine

Homoeopathy (=homeopathy) is an alternative method of treatment, based on the nature?s Law of Cure, namely ?Like Cures Like?. A german scientist Dr. Samuel Hanhnemann in 1796 has been verified experimentally and clinically for 200 yrs discovered the truth of this law. Homoeopathy is the revolutionary, natural medical science. Homoeopathy is a gentle and effective system of medicine. The remedies are prepared from natural substances to precise standards and work by stimulating the body?s own healing power.