In the Journals

AI bests non-expert endoscopists in Barrett’s neoplasia detection

December 9, 2019
Researchers developed a deep-learning, computer aided system that detected neoplasia in patients with Barrett’s esophagus at a better rate than…

In the Journals

Drinking water instead of coffee, tea, soda may reduce reflux

December 4, 2019
Replacing a few servings per day of either coffee, tea or soda with water may reduce risk for symptoms of GERD, according to study results. …

In the Journals

POEM more effective than previous estimates for achalasia

November 27, 2019
Peroral endoscopic myotomy is highly safe and effective for at least 1 year for the treatment of achalasia and outperformed previous efficacy…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Endoscopic therapy for GERD in the ‘best position it’s ever been’

November 15, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — In this exclusive video from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Ronnie Fass, MD, FACG, medical director of…

Top 5 stories you may have missed in October

November 9, 2019
Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease compiled a list of the top five stories posted in October. Our readers were most interested in updates in…

Meeting News

WATS brush effective for upper GI biopsies

October 30, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Biopsies using a wide-area transepithelial sampling brush helped diagnose intestinal metaplasia in patients with no prior…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Oral budesonide effective in EoE

October 29, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — In this exclusive video from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Ikuo Hirano, MD, FACG, a professor of…

Meeting News

Endoscopic submucosal dissection lowers recurrence rates in Barrett’s early neoplasia

October 29, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Treatment with endoscopic submucosal dissection helped lower recurrence rates and reduce the need for repeat treatment in…

Meeting News

Healio to report live from ACG 2019

October 24, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Starting this weekend, Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease will provide live coverage as the exclusive media partner of the…

Few patients truly have PPI-refractory heartburn caused by GERD, researchers learn

October 16, 2019
Researchers recently conducted a randomized trial of treatments for patients with heartburn who were not responsive to proton pump inhibitors, or…

By the Numbers

7 stories you may have missed in September

October 12, 2019
Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease has compiled a list of some of the top stories we reported in September. Our readers were most interested…

NIH renews $7.5 million grant for eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder research

October 11, 2019
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has received a 5-year, $7.57 million grant renewal from the NIH to continue leading the…

In the Journals

Minimally invasive test accurately assesses EoE activity

October 10, 2019
A minimally invasive diagnostic test that used a capsule attached to a string accurately distinguished active from inactive eosinophilic esophagitis…

In the Journals

Novel therapy improves disease features in EoE

October 8, 2019
Patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who received Dupixent experienced improvement in dysphagia, severity of histologic and endoscopic features…

Healio announces its Disruptive Innovators finalists

October 4, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Healio will host its second Disruptive Innovators reception during the American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual…


Q&A: How three GIs are handling the Zantac recall

September 27, 2019
A week after halting the distribution of Zantac, Sandoz, the drug’s manufacturer, voluntarily recalled several formulations of the heartburn…

FDA NewsPerspective

Sandoz voluntarily recalls generic forms of Zantac

September 25, 2019
Sandoz has voluntarily recalled all generic forms of Zantac (ranitidine) in the United States after noting confirmed contamination with…

Novartis stops distribution of Zantac

September 19, 2019
Zantac manufacturer Novartis has stopped the distribution of its heartburn medication across all available markets, including the United States and…

In the Journals

Genetic variants affect PPI response in pediatric EoE

September 12, 2019
Researchers from Nemours Children’s Health System identified gene variants that influence the efficacy of proton pump inhibitor therapy in…

In the Journals

Magnetic sphincter augmentation manages refractory GERD for up to 1 year

September 11, 2019
Patients with medically refractory GERD reported that magnetic sphincter augmentation sustained regurgitation control over 12 months, according to…