Phase 3 trials to test efficacy, safety of bile acid sequestrant for GERD

June 22, 2018
Two phase 3 trials are set to test the efficacy and safety of IW-3718 — a novel formulation of the bile acid sequestrant colesevelam —…
In the Journals

Benzodiazepine users five times more likely to overdose on opioids

June 22, 2018
The use of benzodiazepines was linked to a fivefold increase in the risk for opioid-related overdose during the first 90 days of such treatment…
In the Journals

Trump supporters linked to chronic opioid use

June 22, 2018
There were parallels between voting for Donald J. Trump in the 2016 presidential election and chronic opioid use, according to findings recently…
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Pentax Medical shares new GI, biliary technology presented at DDW

June 22, 2018
WASHINGTON — In this exclusive video perspective from Digestive Disease Week 2018, Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease spoke with David
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MD Anderson Cancer Center’s colorectal cancer moon shot team designed to make fundamental changes in detection, treatment

June 21, 2018
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Colorectal Cancer Moon Shot team is making significant strides in its effort to increase…
Meeting News

Higher colon cancer risk tied to delayed colonoscopy after positive FIT

June 21, 2018
WASHINGTON — Patients who wait longer to undergo colonoscopy screening after a positive fecal immunochemical test are at higher risk for…
In the Journals

Telehealth VA program aids in identification of liver transplant candidates

June 21, 2018
The Specialty Care Access Network-Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes program, or SCAN-ECHO, is a telehealth-based program created by the…
FDA News

FDA withdraws biosimilar draft guidance following public comments

June 21, 2018
The FDA has withdrawn a draft guidance intended to provide advice for biosimilar sponsors regarding the determination of similarity between the…
In the Journals Plus

Diet may affect colon cancer outcomes

June 21, 2018
A diet with a high insulin load increased risk for colon can recurrence and mortality, according to results of a prospective, observational study…
In the Journals

Most GIs believe IBS diets ‘as good or better’ than medical therapy

June 21, 2018
The majority of gastroenterologists in the United States believe that diet therapy can be as good as, if not better than, available medical therapies…
In the JournalsPerspective

Prescription drug monitoring programs rarely influence prescribing patterns in ED

June 21, 2018
Prescription drug monitoring program data rarely changed an emergency medicine provider’s plan to prescribe an opioid, according to findings…
In the Journals Plus

Sodium thiosulfate lowers risk for hearing loss among children with hepatoblastoma

June 20, 2018
Children with standard-risk hepatoblastoma who received sodium thiosulfate 6 hours after cisplatin chemotherapy had a 48% lower incidence of…
Meeting NewsVideo

DDW 2018 review: Obesity treatment integral to gastroenterology care

June 20, 2018
WASHINGTON — In this exclusive video perspective from Digestive Disease Week 2018, Sarah Streett, MD, from the Stanford University Medical…
Meeting News

Computer-assisted polyp detection similar to expert colonoscopists

June 20, 2018
WASHINGTON — A machine learning model successfully identified all polyps in colonoscopies previously reviewed by expert colonoscopists and even…

ACP: Trump’s new insurance rule weakens patient protections

June 20, 2018
On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump issued a new health insurance rule that would roll back essential patient protections established by the…
In the Journals

Ethnic differences determine liver cancer detection, outcomes

June 20, 2018
Researchers determined racial and ethnic differences that correlated with early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma and receipt of curative…
Meeting News

Top 200 Innovators Reception at DDW 2018

Healio Gastroenterology, June 2018
Celebrating innovation in GI.
Guest Editorial

Patient Support in Face of ‘Wheat Sensitivity’ Imperative to Management

Healio Gastroenterology, June 2018
Peter H.R. Green, MD
About a decade ago, celiac disease experts worldwide were struck by the number of individuals being seen and claiming gluten sensitivity. This came…
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Non-celiac Wheat Sensitivity: Emerging from the Shadow of Celiac Disease

Healio Gastroenterology, June 2018
When it comes to gluten-specific conditions, celiac disease is by far the most well-known. An estimated 2.5 million Americans are affected by the…
Meeting News

Water exchange colonoscopy improves adenoma detection, patient comfort

June 20, 2018
WASHINGTON — The water exchange method of colonoscopy was superior to both the water immersion and air or carbon dioxide insufflation…