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Endoscopic advances in the management of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the most common cancer of the pancreas. PDAC is an aggressive and difficult malignancy to treat.

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Let’s talk about health Ep. 2: A Growing Problem Worldwide?

Obesity is also associated with the leading causes of death worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. Accordingly to WHO, at least 2.8 million patients die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. The Digestive Disease Center of Bumrungrad International Hospital provides solutions to obesity. And Vitallife Scientific Wellness Center, Bumrungrad’s sister company, specializes in lifestyle medicine and takes a holistic view of weight management by looking at diet, activity levels, genetics, biochemistry, and lifestyle habits.

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Amyloidosis: An invisible killer

Amyloidosis is a rare condition affecting approximately 1 in every 100,000 people. It is caused by the overproduction of amyloid proteins.

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Treating deep-seated lesions in the GI tract without surgery: endoscopic full thickness resection (EFTR)

One of the newest technologies to treat deep growths without surgery is endoscopic full thickness resection (EFTR) using the full-thickness resection device (FTRD).

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Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF), an advanced non-surgical treatment for GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition in which the gastric contents move up into the esophagus. Reflux becomes a disease when it causes frequent or severe symptoms or injury. Reflux may damage the esophagus, pharynx, or respiratory tract.

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Light at the end of the tunnel

Mr. Murshed Sayeed is a Bangladeshi businessman with the diagnosis of severe acute pancreatitis with organ failure. His condition worsened and every which way he turned was darkened, so his family decided to take him to Bumrungrad International Hospital. Under the multidisciplinary team captained by Assoc.Prof.Dr.Tossapol Kerdsirichairat, Mr. Murshed received an innovative treatment. More importantly, the medical team slowly walked together side-by-side with Mr. Murshed along this darkened path until they found that glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.

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A new American standard for screening colonoscopy

According to the World Health Organization's data in 2020, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer after breast cancer and lung cancer, and is ranked second in cancer-related deaths after lung cancer.

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Surgeries are not made all equal. Differences in colon cancer surgeries

If colon cancer surgery is required, there are a few options, but what are the pros and cons?

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A bariatric endoscopy procedure can do more than help patients lose weight

A bariatric endoscopy procedure has a range of benefits, although many people only associate this new technique with weight loss as it can be a great option for those looking to lose weight without surgery.

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