New Crohn's treatments, low FODMAP diet among top gastroenterology topics in 2016

December 30, 2016
Emerging therapies in Crohn’s disease, specifically mongersen and Stelara, as well as the low FODMAPs diet in irritable bowel syndrome were…

Plecanatide meets primary endpoint in second phase 3 trial in IBS-C

December 30, 2016
Plecanatide improved abdominal pain and constipation in patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome in the second of two phase 3…

Colonic release formulations of linaclotide show promise in IBS, other GI indications

December 29, 2016
Two colonic release formulations of linaclotide showed improved abdominal pain relief in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, while one of them…

In the Journals

Cognitive behavior therapy superior to other psychotherapies for improving daily functioning in IBS

December 22, 2016
Different psychotherapies showed comparable improvements in the mental health of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, but cognitive behavior…


Treating the Whole Patient with Functional GI Disorder

Healio Gastroenterology, December 2016
Because complex interactions between the brain, the gut and the environment contribute to functional gastrointestinal disorders, effective treatments…

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Psychological Therapies in FGIDs: Stigma Persists While Data Accumulates

Healio Gastroenterology, December 2016
Psychological interventions are increasingly recognized as effective for treating patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders like irritable…

Plecanatide improves IBS-C symptoms in phase 3 trial

December 13, 2016
Plecanatide improved abdominal pain and constipation in patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome in the first of two phase 3…

Meeting News

IBD patients with IBS may have higher risk for chronic fatigue

December 10, 2016
ORLANDO — Patients with inflammatory bowel disease who also have irritable bowel syndrome, especially women, may have an increased risk for…

In the Journals

Probiotic used in IBS not superior to placebo for improving GI symptoms in general population

December 7, 2016
Bifidobacterium infantis 35624, a probiotic often used to treat patients with irritable bowel syndrome, was not superior to placebo for improving…

In the Journals

Adolescents with IBS benefit from internet therapy

November 30, 2016
Exposure-based cognitive behavior therapy delivered via the internet improved gastrointestinal symptoms and quality of life in adolescents with…

In the Journals

IBS, IBD diagnosed by fecal gas analysis

November 28, 2016
A prototype point-of-care platform technology based on fecal gas analysis was effective for positively diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome and active…

In the Journals

IBS linked to genetic defects in carbohydrate digestion

November 22, 2016
Mutations in the gene encoding the enzyme sucrase-isomaltase, responsible for the digestion of small carbohydrates from sugars and starches called…

Meeting News

Healio Gastroenterology 200 kicks off ACG 2016

Healio Gastroenterology, November 2016

Meeting News

Tenapanor improves global endpoints in IBS-C

November 10, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Tenapanor at a dose of 50 mg twice per day significantly improved global endpoints in constipation-predominant irritable bowel…

In the Journals

Low FODMAP diet improves IBS-D symptoms

November 8, 2016
About half of patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome had adequate symptom relief on either a low FODMAP diet or traditional IBS…

Meeting News

Gut microbiome profiles predict response to low FODMAP diet in IBS

November 2, 2016
Gut microbiota profiles in stool samples of patients with irritable bowel syndrome predicted response to a low FODMAP diet, according to research…

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VIDEO: Talley discusses David Sun lecture on advances in functional GI disorders

October 21, 2016
LAS VEGAS — In this exclusive video, Nicholas J. Talley, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and pro vice-chancellor of global research at the…

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VIDEO: Chey discusses benefits of tenapanor in IBS-C

October 20, 2016
LAS VEGAS — In this exclusive video from ACG 2016, William D. Chey, MD, professor of medicine, director of the GI Physiology Lab, and…

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Lyrica may improve IBS symptoms

October 18, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Lyrica may improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, including overall symptoms, abdominal pain and potentially bloating and…

Allergan, SonarMD to develop IBS-D patient engagement platform

October 17, 2016
Allergan and SonarMD have partnered to develop clinical decision support and patient engagement tools to improve diagnosis and monitoring of patients…