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New Study: Aspirin May Thwart C. Difficile

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Dr. Rabin Rahmani studies on Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) were featured at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) press conference this October. Dr. Rabin Rahmani is the newest addition to the Brooklyn Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Associates and the Greater New York Endoscopy Surgical Center. Dr. Rahmani currently serves as Director of medical education and research for department of Gastroenterology at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Rahmani has conducted and published extensively on this topic for past few years. Also it is important to mention his studies showed taking probiotics before starting antibiotics reduced the risk of developing antibiotic-associated diarrhea by about 60 percent.

These are some of the materials that were covered at the event:

Aspirin users had a 40% lower risk of Clostridium difficile diarrhea in a retrospective study of almost 30,000 hospitalized patients. The risk declined even further among patients who reported using a 325 mg aspirin as opposed to the 81 mg dose commonly used for cardioprotection.

"Our thought is that perhaps, in addition to the pH change that occurs as a result of aspirin, there is also a decrease in the inflammatory cascade that is present in the gut, which is known to be very important for C. diff infection," told by Dr. Rabin Rahmani.

"We know that toxin A, one of the toxins of C. diff, induces expression of COX-2 [cyclooxygenase 2], so the thought is that perhaps by inhibiting or modulating that, very simply by giving aspirin, you decrease the chances of patients at high risk getting C. diff.

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Treating the Patient, Not the Ailment: A Message from Dr. Baradarian

Friday, July 1st, 2011

The way medicine is often practiced is to diagnose the ailment and then treat the ailment. It is rather impersonal and doesn’t take in the full impact and ailment has on a human being. Brooklyn Gastroenterology and Endoscopy is different. They look at the whole patient, not just what’s currently physically wrong with them.

To start, our staff speaks English, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Persian, Hebrew, and Spanish, so they are able to address a wide range of patients in their native tongue. This is an often overlooked aspect of medicine. It can help a patient feel more comfortable and develop a level of trust and care that can truly help treatment.

The practice also has a dietician, psychotherapist, and pathologist on staff. This allows the doctors to treat, not just the ailment, but the complications someone goes through when dealing with such an ailment (and its treatment) and some of the underlying issues that contribute to the ailment in the first place.

Getting sick can be debilitating mentally and emotionally, it can mean having to develop a whole new lifestyle, it can mean changing habits (such as diet) that you’ve spent a lifetime developing. The additional staff allows the practice to address all aspects of a patient’s life. Disease is not just the destruction of the body. It affects everything that makes us human. It should be treated as such and there’s at least one place that understands that. (more…)

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Free From Gluten Yet? Celiac Disease vs. Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

As awareness about gluten has spread across the nation, we have received an influx of questions about Celiac Disease. The fact is less than 1% of the US population is known to suffer from Celiac, while it’s estimated that 10% or more suffer from a gluten sensitivity sometimes known as Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance or NCGI. (more…)

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A Gastroenterology Doctor in Brooklyn

Monday, January 17th, 2011

It’s often a confusing and frustrating experience when your digestion, bowel movements, and general gastroeintestinal health seem to be delivering less-than-the-best results. The source of the discomfort and, in some cases, pain is hard to pinpoint on a truly independant basis.

Pain and discomfort could simply be caused by a lack of digestive fiber or an over-consumption of highly processed foods. It could also be caused by more intense and dangerous ailments such as Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, or even Cancer of the stomach, rectum, or colon. These are ailments that one cannot, and should not, try to self diagnose.

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Patient and Gastroenterologist Communication

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

For many, noticing signs of a developing gastrointestinal illness might initially feel uncertainty as to how to handle the situation, or even embarrassment. Not communicating with your physician about issues that might be construed as embarrassing or uncomfortable. Withholding information can be dangerous, especially because many gastrointestinal ailments can be alleviated quickly if found soon, but leaving ailments like hemorrhoids, constipation, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome just go without any sort of treatment can be very dangerous and can lead to much worse, more devastating illnesses.

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How to avoid Heartburn symptoms from GERD

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Millions of Americans suffer from Gastroesophoageal Reflux Disease (GERD), more commonly known as acid-reflux or heartburn. Treating the heartburn is easier than you may think: “You don’t always have to avoid your favorite foods,” however Dr. Baradarian suggests better understanding of the disease can help you avoid its painful symptoms.

Common symptoms of heartburn include burning sensation in your lower chest  or even a sour taste in your mouth, although many patients may not experience any symptoms at all.  That’s why it’s important to check with your doctor, like our team of Gastroenterologists, to identify the best treatment which will alleviate your symptoms.
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Dr. Scott Tenner Talks About Colon Cancer Prevention

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Dr. Scott Tenner is the nation’s leading advocate of colon cancer screening legislation, not to mention a fantastic gastroenterologist in his own right. He sits down with Dr. Conrad Fischer to discuss just how deadly colon cancer is in our country and the steps people can take to prevent the fatal illness from ever even developing. His optimism in the face of one of deadliest diseases is refreshing and somewhat reassuring. Despite how daunting colon cancer is the conversation Dr. Tenner shares with Dr. Fischer should help guide people in their goal of cancer prevention.

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