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Two persistent problems confront anyone wishing to gauge the public-health cost and impact of hemorrhoids. First, there is the slipperiness of the term "hemorrhoids," which both patients and physicians use with imprecision. Second, there is endoscopic over-diagnosis of prominent anal cushions as internal hemorrhoids. While these factors both inflate the apparent cost of hemorrhoids, the fact remains that hemorrhoid diagnosis and treatment has become a billion-dollar industry.
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Name: The American journal of gastroenterology
Widely advocated for their health benefits worldwide, herbal medicine (HM) has evolved into a billion dollar generating industry. Much is known on their wellness, prophylactic and therapeutic benefits...
Hemorrhoids are common anorectal disease . Patients with Grade III-IV prolapsed hemorrhoids or after failed conservative are considered for excisional hemorrhoidectomy. Surgical technique At our de...
Hemorrhoids are a common reason for office visits. Each patient is unique, and with a range of treatments available, treatment can be individualized. This article reviews the diagnosis and decision-ma...
The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) represents a multi-billion dollar black-market industry whereby wild species are illegally taken from their natural environment and sold. A common question asked by wi...
Financial and legal entities (e.g. banks, casinos, notaries etc.) have to report money laundering suspicions. Countries' engagement in fighting money laundering is evaluated-among others-with statisti...
The investigators' aim is to assess if they can complete a study measuring the effect of local anaesthetic gel (Instillagel) on reducing pain experienced by patients undergoing a common tr...
This study is being conducted to evaluate an investigational instrument called the HEM-AVERT Perianal Stabilizer and its efficacy in reducing the occurrence or severity of hemorrhoids and ...
This study will compare Ferguson hemorrhoidectomy and THD in terms of one-year recurrence in a large population (N=492). Recurrence is defined as prolapsing internal hemorrhoids at physica...
The purpose of this study is to determine which treatment, band ligation (placing rubber bands around the hemorrhoids) or BICAP electrocoagulation (using electricity to cauterize) is safer...
This is a randomized controlled trial to test whether a money-management based intervention reduces substance abuse.
Swollen veins in the lower part of the RECTUM or ANUS. Hemorrhoids can be inside the anus (internal), under the skin around the anus (external), or protruding from inside to outside of the anus. People with hemorrhoids may or may not exhibit symptoms which include bleeding, itching, and pain.
An anionic surface-active agent used for its wetting properties in industry and used in medicine as an irritant and sclerosing agent for hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
Devices containing fissionable material in sufficient quantity and so arranged as to be capable of maintaining a controlled, self-sustaining NUCLEAR FISSION chain reaction. They are also known as atomic piles, atomic reactors, fission reactors, and nuclear piles, although such names are deprecated. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The aggregate of manufacturing or technically productive enterprises in a particular field, often named after its principle product, as "the automobile industry", "the steel industry". It includes the ownership and management of companies, factories, industrial plants, etc. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The provision of monetary resources including money or capital and credit; obtaining or furnishing money or capital for a purchase or enterprise and the funds so obtained. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed.)