Denver Esophageal and Stomach Center
A Center Specializing in the Treatment of Esophageal and Stomach Disorders
|Posted on July 22, 2015 at 10:10 AM||comments (1047)|
We have officially started treatment with our new research medication.
Our patient is doing well and tolerating the new medication. She has seen an improvement in a few of her symptoms and has been able to eat a bit of a normal diet.
We are excited to help out patient in the GP community and feel hopeful for this new treatment.
|Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM||comments (801)|
Check out this article published by Porter Hospital. Dr. Kurian discusses GERD and how this disease can impact your life.
Way to go Dr. Kurian!
|Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:25 PM||comments (2142)|
Since we have recently opened our exciting new clinical research study for Gastroparesis, I thought I would write about some basic Gastroparesis information.
-Gastroparesis is a syndrome defined by impaired emptying of the stomach
-The most common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, feeling full quickly while eating, and bloating
-The cause of Gastroparesis is most often divided into two categories:
-Idiopathic: No definite source for the diagnosis of Gastroparesis (most common)
-Diabetic: Gastroparesis diagnosed as a direct result of diabetes
-The diagnosis of Gastroparesis is confirmed with a 4 hour solid gastric emptying study
-This study is used to objectively measure how well a patient's stomach empties solid foods
-For a patient with Gastroparesis this study will be delayed
-Delayed gastric emptying is defined as more than 10% food retention at 4 hours
*Our new Gastroparesis study is testing a drug that has been developed to help Gastroparesis patients with their symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with Gastroparesis, call Carolyn to see if you are eligible for study participation!
Carrie Morrison, Physician Assistant
|Posted on December 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM||comments (12435)|
Welcome to DESC blog. We will be using the blog to update patients on exciting news here at DESC. Check back soon for an update from Carrie, our Physician Assistant.