Digestive Disease Week

Healio brings you the highlights from Digestive Disease Week. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from DDW, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

Meeting News

Telephone straight-to-test strategy improves early diagnosis of IBD

July 16, 2019
SAN DIEGO — The telephone straight-to-test approach shortened the length of time from primary care referral to diagnosis of inflammatory bowel…
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Nerve stimulation, antegrade enemas both help kids’ constipation

July 15, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Sacral nerve stimulation and antegrade continence enemas, when compared with each other, both offer positive experiences for…
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IgG, IgA levels help differentiate between UC, Crohn’s disease

July 12, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Levels of the anti-malondialdehyde-acetaldehyde adduct antibodies immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin A act as serological…
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Serum-based biomarker test yields positive diagnostic accuracy for Crohn’s disease

July 10, 2019
SAN DIEGO — The Mucosal Healing Index, a serum-based biomarker assay, demonstrated efficacy in identifying mucosal inflammation and similar…
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Gut microbiota changes bile acid composition, affects phenotypic features of IBD

July 9, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Higher levels of bile acid-metabolizing microbiota correlated significantly with type and location of disease and mucosal…
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Gastric cancer rates higher among patients treated for H. pylori

July 3, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients who receive antibiotic treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection experience gastric cancer at rates higher than the…
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Surgery fellows performing more endoscopies

July 2, 2019
SAN DIEGO — The number of endoscopies performed by surgery fellows has increased during the last 10 years, and that trend is likely to…
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Remicade provides clinical response in children with acute severe ulcerative colitis

July 2, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Drug clearance was associated with a reduction in disease activity in children who responded to Remicade for the treatment of acute…
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Technical success predicts outcomes of endoscopic GI leak closure

July 1, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Endoscopic closure of post-surgical gastrointestinal luminal leaks was both safe and effective, with immediate and long-term…
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Smoking and bariatric surgery do not mix

July 1, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Individuals who actively smoked experienced worse outcomes after bariatric surgery, including death and serious morbidity…