G-POEM: non-invasive pyloroplasty

by Jim Sliney Jr For patients whose primary symptoms of gastroparesis are nausea and vomiting, and in whom other gastric procedures have failed, there is a hopeful procedure and a related study going on. G-POEM stands for Gastric per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy, which is a procedure using endoscopy (a camera attached to a tube that, in … Continue reading G-POEM: non-invasive pyloroplasty

Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month – August 2016

August is Digestive Tract Paralysis Awareness Month and this year is G-PACT's 15th Anniversary. Come have a look at what we have all accomplished together over the last 15 years.

FDA Meeting on Compounding Domperidone

On October 28, 2015 there was an FDA meeting to discuss the request from the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC) to allow compounding pharmacies in the United States to compound domperidone.    Below are notes from that meeting. The FDA presented information that, in the past 6 years in the United States, 7500-11600 prescriptions were written … Continue reading FDA Meeting on Compounding Domperidone

Communicating with your Doctor

A beginner's guide to understanding medical terminology, Jim Sliney Jr, November 2015 I have spent almost 25 years working in medicine as a Medical Assistant. I’ve worked in several different departments, doing both clinical and research work. Thousands of patients and hundreds of healthcare workers later, I have learned some important lessons. Take those lessons and … Continue reading Communicating with your Doctor

Fecal Transplants

Writer: Sam Hyde, M.S. PhD, MPH One of our members recently saw a TV show PBS series called 'Second Opinion' where fecal transplants were discussed as having a 91% success rate for curing C-Diff. Since people with digestive tract issues many times have problems with C-Diff, we asked our Science Advisor, Dr. Sam Hyde, to … Continue reading Fecal Transplants