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

Ocaliva associated with collagen improvement in patients with PBC

May 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO – Post-hoc analysis of data from a POISE substudy has shown reduction in fibrosis “supporting the overall trend of improvement…
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Bariatric surgery does not increase likelihood of liver transplantation in NASH

May 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients with NASH who underwent bariatric surgery were no more likely to undergo liver transplantation surgery than those without…
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Cooking classes improve diet adherence, quality of life in celiac

May 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO — A series of cooking courses helped patients with celiac disease improve adherence to a gluten-free diet and their quality of life…
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Activity trackers help predict IBD relapse

May 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Data collected from activity trackers, like Fitbit, can help predict elevated biomarkers of inflammation in inflammatory bowel…
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VARSITY: Entyvio beats Humira in ulcerative colitis

May 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO – The VARSITY study results showed that clinical and endoscopic outcomes of Entyvio treatment were superior to those of Humira in…
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TNF inhibitor use prior to IBD surgery does not increase postoperative infection risks

May 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Preoperative use of TNF inhibitors in patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis did not increase the risk for any…
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Close follow-up in EoE means fewer strictures

May 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Strictures related to eosinophilic esophagitis form less frequently in patients who are able to stick to a close follow-up…
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Young adults demonstrate ability to handle their GI medical records

May 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Adolescents and young adults demonstrated high levels of health literacy compared with their physicians as well as satisfaction…
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Therapeutic drug monitoring program improves clinical outcomes in pediatric IBD

May 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Implementing a practice-wide therapeutic drug monitoring program may help improve several significant clinical outcomes in children…
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Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet well-tolerated in children

May 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO — The Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet appeared to be an effective and well-tolerated, first-line therapy for children with…

Meeting Calendar

Digestive Disease Week

May 18, 2019 - May 21, 2019

  • Location: San Diego, California
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