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Tryptophan deficiency linked to IBD development

September 18, 2017

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease showed significantly lower serum levels of tryptophan than healthy controls in a recent study. Further, researchers found that among IBD patients, lower tryptophan levels were significantly correlated with increased disease activity.

They concluded that “tryptophan deficiency could contribute to development of IBD.”

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Proton density fat fraction accurately classifies hepatic changes in NASH

September 18, 2017
Proton density fat fraction, or PDFF, estimated by magnetic resonance imaging scanners of different field strength and at different sites accurately classified changes…

Penn appoints GI professor as director of pancreatic cancer research

September 15, 2017
University of Pennsylvania announced that Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD, associate professor of gastroenterology in the Perelman School of Medicine, has been appointed…
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Transmission, reinfection common in prisoners with HCV who inject drugs

September 15, 2017
Hepatitis C transmission rates were high in Australian prisons and significantly correlated with injection drug use, according to a presentation at the International…
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Advances in Ulcerative Colitis Management: Targeting Inflammation to Achieve Remission Across the Disease Spectrum

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Salix, A Dvision of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, LLC.

Although ulcerative colitis (UC) is globally one of the most common inflammatory bowel diseases, many patients continue…
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Question 20: A 58-Year-Old Female Underwent A Screening Colonoscopy That Showed A 2.5-Cm Flat Polyp In The Proximal Ascending Colon. I Tattooed The Area And Biopsied The Polyp, Which Was Initially Reported As Hyperplastic. What Should I Do?

From Curbside Consultation in Endoscopy: 49 Clinical Questions, Second Edition
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VIDEO: Edible colon prep products may improve tolerability of bowel prep

October 17, 2016
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