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

Cirrhosis etiology may increase risk for recurrent C. difficile infection

August 14, 2019
SAN DIEGO – Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis-related cirrhosis may be an independent risk factor for recurrent Clostridium difficile infections…
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VERSIFY substudy demonstrates benefits of IV Entyvio

August 2, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients with Crohn’s disease treated with IV Entyvio demonstrated considerable improvements in quality of life and work…
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Stopping 5-ASA safe upon anti-TNF induction for Crohn’s disease

August 1, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Discontinuing 5-aminosalicylate therapy after starting anti-TNF therapy did not heighten the risk for adverse clinical events among…
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CENTAUR identifies characteristics of patients with NASH, demonstrates efficacy of cenicriviroc

July 24, 2019
SAN DIEGO – Data from year 2 of the CENTAUR study demonstrated that cenicriviroc, or CVC, reduced certain biomarkers associated with fibrosis…
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Modeling demonstrates clinical, financial benefits of long-term treatment for NASH

July 22, 2019
SAN DIEGO – A treatment regimen that demonstrates lasting efficacy for patients with advanced non-alcoholic steatohepatitis would increase…
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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…
Meeting NewsPerspective

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…