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  • The Dynamic Gastric Model ( Dgm )

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    The dynamic gastric model (DGM) was invented and designed by Dr. Martin Wickham and Dr. Richard Faulks from the United Kingdom. Even though the model is only half the size of the human digestive system, it can be used to investigate the effects of diet, drugs, alcohol and other factors on digestion. The figure is made of plastic and metal and is composed in two parts. The upper section is a funnel and a cylinder shaped container where food, enzyme, and gastric acid are mixed. After the hydration

  • Survival Analysis For Patients With Gastric Bypass Surgery

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    Other than mortality, survival analysis can be used for those patients having gastric bypass surgery. Many advertisements are geared toward the obese patients in my area, much weight loss clinical and more surgeons are performing gastric bypass surgery. We have designated an entire unit for gastric bypass patients. Survival is said to improve in patients who have surgery those who don’t (Seppa, 2015) Studies also at the 10 year mark after surgery the death rate was 23.9 percent among thse who didn’t

  • Gastric Secretion: What Is Gastric Digestion?

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    According to Huether & McCance (2012) gastric secretions is stimulated by eating (gastric distention), by the hormone gastrin, paracrine pathways (histamine, ghrelin, somatostatin), by the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and chemicals (ethanol, coffee, protein). The stomach secretes large volumes of gastric juices or gastric including mucous, acid, enzymes, hormones, intrinsic factor, and gastroferrin. Intrinsic factor is necessary for the intestinal absorption of vitamin B12 and gastroferrin facilitates

  • Gastric Cancer

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    Gastric cancer Cancer is a disease that is caused by the growth of abnormal cells in a particular part or location in a person’s body. Since cancer is a build up of cells in one spot in your body, the cells has nowhere else to go, and in that case it could cause people to get a tumor. cancer is not contagious most of them are curable but if they are not treated right or at all the disease could spread to other organs near by or can be fatal. Gastric cancer or another name for it is stomach cancer

  • The Aspiration Of Gastric Contents

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    Aspiration of gastric contents is a major cause of morbidity and mortality related to anesthesia. According to the NAP4 report, aspiration accounts for 50% of allanesthesia-related deaths1. Aspiration pneumonia, sepsis and prolonged ICU admission are common among survivors. A Swedish study on 185 385 general anaesthetics reported an aspiration rate of 1 in 2131 patients, and four fatalities related directly or indirectly to gastric content aspiration into the lungs 2. While the overall incidence

  • Pros And Disadvantages Of The Gastric Sleeve Vs. Gastric Bypass

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    Gastric Sleeve Vs Gastric Bypass : What is the Difference and what’s best option for me? If you are struggling to lose weight and you’re tired of the endless dieting, commercial weight-loss programs (magic pills) and all the other usual methods; maybe it is time you considered weight loss surgery. Your health will thank you. Because of their success rates in aiding weight-loss and their relative simplicity, most obese patients who consider undergoing bariatric surgery as a treatment for their obesity 

  • Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders: A Case Study

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    Disorders Involving Gastric Acid The gastrointestinal tract has barriers and secretions to provide protection from gastric acid. Disruptions in the balance between these protective factors and erosive factors can cause injury to the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms of these dysfunctions and injuries are similar and may be difficult to diagnose without a thorough knowledge of the disorders. The purpose of this paper is to describe the normal stimulation and production of gastric acid; the changes

  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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    Gastric Sleeve surgery (A.K.A. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) is the second mentioned type of weight reduced surgery. In this surgery, the medical doctor eradicates an enormous portion of your stomach. This surgery is another form of Restrictive weight reduce surgery that shrinks the size of the stomach and slowing down the digestion. During the surgery, the medical doctor removes approximately 75% of the stomach and what remains lastly in the stomach is a narrow tube or sleeve, which attaches to the

  • Essay On Gastric Cancer

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    Risk of developing gastric cancer in long term PPI users with prior history of GERD. Introduction: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly used in treatment for many conditions of the stomach, esophagus, and duodenum like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcers and as prophylaxis of gastritis caused by many other widely used medications. PPIs are being used on long term basis and thus it is important to know the adverse effects as part of public health. Several epidemiological studies

  • Gastric Emptying Studies

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    What is a gastric emptying study? The definition of a gastric emptying study is “a procedure that is done by nuclear medicine physicians using radioactive chemicals that measures the speed with which food empties from the stomach and enters the small intestine”. What does it have to do with nuclear medicine and radioactive elements? That’s a good question. It has to do with radioactive elements because the meal, liquid, or both are mixed with a little bit of radioactive material, than gamma rays