In the Journals

On your way back from space? Watch out for leaky gut

November 30, 2019
Experiencing the weightlessness of space could compromise the ability of the gut epithelial barrier to keep foreign cells out of the body, according…

Meeting News

Multidisciplinary program reduces GI complications after orthopedic surgery

November 20, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Implementing a multidisciplinary improvement program helped reduce bowel complications among patients recovering from orthopedic…

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…

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…

In the Journals

Gattex reduces need for parenteral support in children with short bowel syndrome

September 30, 2019
Gattex, a recombinant human glucagon-like peptide-2, helped pediatric patients with short bowel syndrome-associated intestinal failure reduce their…

In the Journals

Daily coffee speeds up recovery after laparoscopic colorectal surgery

August 1, 2019
Daily coffee intake after laparoscopic elective colorectal resection may prevent postoperative ileus and reduce hospital stay due to a significantly…

Mayo Clinic ranked best hospital for adult gastrointestinal care

July 30, 2019
Mayo Clinic tops U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Hospitals rankings for adult gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery…

FDA News

FDA issues new warnings for illegally selling kratom-based products

June 25, 2019
The FDA announced today that it issued warning letters to Cali Botanicals of Folsom, California, and Kratom NC of Wilmington, North Carolina, for…

Cover Story

The Cannabis Frontier: As Medical Cannabis Moves Mainstream, are Gastroenterologists Prepared?

Healio Gastroenterology, June 2019
As any self-respecting American marijuana smoker can attest, the nation’s complicated relationship with the drug dates at least as far back as…

Colonic eosinophilia linked to depression

June 12, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Eosinophil counts in the colon are associated with current but not incident depression, according to study results presented at…

Meeting News

Healio to report live from DDW 2019

May 17, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Over the next four days, the gastroenterology community will convene in the San Diego Convention Center for Digestive Disease Week…

FDA News

FDA extends Gattex indication to 1 year and up with short bowel

May 17, 2019
The United States FDA has approved an extension of the indication for Gattex to include injection in pediatric patients with short bowel syndrome…

In the Journals

Obesity increases risk for diverticulosis in women

May 14, 2019
Women with obesity are at increased risk for developing diverticulosis while hormones seem to be at play as well, according to research published in…

In the Journals

Adhesive small bowel obstruction surgery reduces recurrence risk

February 5, 2019
Surgical intervention for a patient’s first occurrence of adhesive small bowel obstruction significantly reduced the risk for recurrence…

AGA to honor winners of annual Recognition Awards

February 1, 2019
The American Gastroenterological Association has named the 2019 winners of its annual Recognition Awards, bestowed on leaders in gastroenterology to…

Apraglutide receives orphan drug designation for short bowel syndrome

January 5, 2019
The European Commission has granted an orphan drug designation to Therachon’s apraglutide for the treatment of short bowel syndrome, according…

ArTara advances trial of intestinal failure-associated liver disease therapy

January 2, 2019
ArTara Therapeutics has completed an end-of-phase 2 meeting with the FDA to discuss a phase 3 study of intravenous choline chloride substrate…

FDA News

FDA accepts new drug application filing for expanded use of Gattex for short bowel syndrome

November 17, 2018
The FDA has accepted the filing of a new drug application to extend the use of Gattex for injection in children aged 1 to 17 years with short bowel…


Pediatricians explore ways to use virtual reality in practice

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2018
Researchers and pediatric specialists are working to find new, innovative ways to use virtual reality to improve patient care. Kate Donovan

In the Journals

Antibiotics feasible option for uncomplicated acute appendicitis

September 25, 2018
The likelihood of recurrence of uncomplicated acute appendicitis within 5 years was 39.1% among patients initially treated with antibiotics…