Meeting NewsPerspective

Fecal transplant alters gut microbiome in IBS patients

June 11, 2018
WASHINGTON — Fecal microbiota transplantation altered the gut microbiota of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, but it was not superior to…

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Fecal transplant improves refractory IBS with abdominal bloating

June 5, 2018
WASHINGTON — Fecal microbiota transplantation improved symptoms in patients with refractory irritable bowel syndrome with severe abdominal…

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IBS-C linked to pelvic floor symptoms

June 3, 2018
WASHINGTON — Patients with constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome are more likely to experience pelvic floor-related distress…

FDA News

FDA fast tracks IBS-D drug candidate

April 27, 2018
Biopharmaceutical company OrphoMed announced that the FDA has granted Fast Track status to speed development of its drug candidate for…

IBS Awareness Month: 10 recent advances in research, diagnostics

April 13, 2018
April is IBS Awareness Month. First designated by the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in 1997, this initiative…

In the Journals

IBS linked to genetic variant found only in women

April 9, 2018
In a genome-wide association study, investigators linked irritable bowel syndrome to certain DNA variants found only in women, which researchers said…

NSAIDs, when used properly, can be ‘happy medium’ in pain management

February 22, 2018
Primary care physicians need to discuss the risks and dangers of using NSAIDs with their patients, several doctors told Healio Family Medicine. …

New blood test distinguishes between IBD, IBS

February 8, 2018
Analyte Health announced that it now offers a new test to help health care providers determine if a patient has inflammatory bowel disease or…

Meeting News

IBS-D antibiotic Xifaxan shows promise in severe Crohn’s disease

January 26, 2018
LAS VEGAS — Patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn’s disease achieved clinical response with Xifaxan, an antibiotic with limited systemic…

In the Journals

Vitamin D supplements may ease IBS symptoms

January 25, 2018
Vitamin D could be effective in treating the painful symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome, according to a study published in The

FDA News

FDA approves Trulance for IBS-C

January 25, 2018
Synergy Pharmaceuticals announced the FDA has approved Trulance for the treatment of constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome in adults…

In the Journals

Low FODMAP diet shows short-term efficacy, safety for IBS

January 10, 2018
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome who adhered to a low fermentable, oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyol diet, known as the low FODMAPs…

In the Journals

Liver cancer study links sorafenib response with dermatologic adverse events

January 4, 2018
Researchers observed a low rate of complete response to sorafenib treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma in a recent retrospective study; however…

Tenapanor shows favorable tolerability in IBS-C safety study

January 3, 2018
Tenapanor showed positive results in a safety extension study, which the manufacturer Ardelyx said will support a new drug application along with two…

Video

How to make ‘the conversation about poop’ easier for IBS patients

December 29, 2017
NEW YORK — In this exclusive video, Jack Braha, DO, a practitioner at Brooklyn Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, discusses how physicians can…

Video

Early diagnosis needed to improve outcomes in IBS

December 15, 2017
NEW YORK — In this exclusive video, Aimee Lenar, Allergan’s Vice President of GI Marketing, discusses the importance of educating…

5 key questions for patients to help diagnose IBS

December 5, 2017
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common gastrointestinal condition, affecting approximately 30 million people in the United States. The hallmark of this…

In the Journals

Low FODMAPS offers superior symptom relief in IBS-D vs. general dietary advice

November 29, 2017
Both low FODMAP diet and general dietary advice offered improved gastrointestinal symptoms at 6 weeks in patients with irritable bowel syndrome with…

RNA blood test for diagnosing IBD, IBS launched

November 21, 2017
Life science technology company IQuity announced the launch of IsolateIBS-IBD, a blood test that can diagnose inflammatory bowel disease and…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: IBS-C shows ‘substantial burden,’ available treatments insufficient

November 2, 2017
ORLANDO — In this exclusive video from the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017, Eamonn M.M. Quigley, MD, MACG, professor…