Etanercept (11-4-2015)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: Etanercept  Trade Name: Enbrel® For which conditions is this drug approved? Enbrel is approved for use in adults who have been diagnosed with the following inflammatory conditions: moderately to severely active... Continue Reading

Epigenetic alteration (08-20-2015)

A heritable change that does not affect the DNA sequence but results in a change in gene expression. Examples include promoter methylation and histone modifications. These changes can affect a person’s risk of disease and may be passed from parents... Continue Reading

EGFR (08-20-2015)

The protein found on the surface of some cells and to which epidermal growth factor binds, causing the cells to divide. It is found at abnormally high levels on the surface of many types of cancer cells, so these cells may divide excessively in the presence... Continue Reading

Esophageal manometry (10-29-2014) A test used to measure the strength and coordination of the esophagus during swallowing to identify the source of problems in the upper digestive system. ... Continue Reading

Epidural catheter (10-29-2014) A small tube (catheter) passed into the space between the spinal cord and spinal column. Pain medication is then delivered through the tube, numbing the lower abdominal area. ... Continue Reading

Endosonography (10-29-2014)

Also called ultrasound, is a diagnostic tool used to visualize the gastrointestinal organs. High-frequency sound waves are used to produce images and precisely identify abnormalities, such as tumors of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas or rectum. In the... Continue Reading

Encephalopathy (10-29-2014) Confused thinking and forgetfulness caused by poor liver function, and the diversion of blood flow away from your liver. ... Continue Reading

ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) (05-9-2014) a laboratory blood test for non-specific inflammation. ... Continue Reading

Electrolytes (05-9-2014) laboratory test panel including serum sodium, potassium, chloride, and carbon dioxide that may indicate dehydration and other complications or medication side effects. ... Continue Reading

EIM (extraintestinal manifestations of IBD) (05-9-2014) signs and symptoms outside of the gastrointestinal tract associated with IBD. ... Continue Reading

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