FDA News

FDA clears endoscopy platform for use at ambulatory surgery centers

January 18, 2020
The FDA has given 510(k) clearance to the IMAGINA Endoscopy System, an endoscopy platform for gastrointestinal procedures at ambulatory surgery…
In the Journals

Hepatitis D coinfection found in ‘household clusters’ in Cameroon

January 17, 2020
Investigation into the epidemiology of hepatitis D in Cameroon revealed intrahousehold infection and large differences in prevalence between regions…
FDA News

FDA encourages innovative duodenoscope designs, reprocessing procedures

January 17, 2020
In its ongoing effort to limit potential disease transmission due to difficult-to-clean devices, the FDA is recommending a transition to…

Combination therapy trial for locally advanced, metastatic HCC underway

January 16, 2020
CStone Pharmaceuticals and Blueprint Medicines Corporation announced the first patient dosed in a phase 1b/2 trial of fisobatinib in combination with…
In the Journals

‘Number to treat’ with UDCA may improve survival rates in PBC

January 16, 2020
While the absolute clinical efficacy of ursodeoxycholic acid for primary biliary cholangitis varied by baseline prognostic characteristics, study…
In the Journals

Culture, quarantine effectively identify contaminated duodenoscopes

January 16, 2020
First and even second time high-level disinfection may not be enough to eliminate bacterial contamination in duodenoscopes, but a culture and…
In the Journals

Remicade is top among biologic-naive patients with UC

January 16, 2020
Remicade ranked highest for induction of remission and endoscopic improvement among biologic-naive patients, according to a meta-analysis of…
Editorial

Looking Back at 2019’s Top 10, Peer Tested by You

Healio Gastroenterology, January 2020
Edward V. Loftus Jr., MD
As we enter the 6th year of Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, it is worth looking back at what made us stand out in 2019: the Peer Tested…
Feature

Five ways climate change impacts health — and how clinicians can mitigate its effect

January 16, 2020
Although the link between climate change and health is “becoming increasingly clear,” the medical community is generally unaware of how…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Where does your financial advisor’s duty lie?

January 16, 2020
In the first article of this three-part series on investing we discussed the potential pitfalls of going it alone; current evidence suggests that…
In the Journals

Modified PAGE-B score classifies HCC risk in patients undergoing HBV therapy

January 15, 2020
The PAGE-B score and a modified PAGE-B score identified which patients on antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis B had a low risk for hepatocellular…

FDA, NIDA call for marijuana legislation to advance public health

January 15, 2020
Leaders from the FDA and the National Institute on Drug Abuse said during a recent House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing that there is a…
In the Journals

CKD following acute kidney injury impairs cirrhosis clinical outcomes

January 15, 2020
Development of chronic kidney disease following acute kidney injury in patients with cirrhosis was common and had negative impacts on relevant…
In the Journals

One-in-four adults fit Rome IV criteria for functional bowel disorders

January 15, 2020
More than 25% of adults in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom fit the Rome IV criteria for at least one of the six functional bowel…
In the Journals

JAK inhibitors may increase risk for herpes zoster in patients with IBD

January 15, 2020
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease and other immune-mediated diseases who receive Janus kinase inhibitors may be at increased risk for herpes…

Interim analysis of metabolic modulators shows efficacy in NAFLD

January 14, 2020
Axcella released an update from the ongoing clinical study of two potential therapies for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease that showed the compounds…
In the Journals

Improving cirrhosis outcomes requires increasing care coordination

January 14, 2020
Increasing care concentration for patients with cirrhosis, which was found to be less than optimal, increased mortality and health care use…
In the Journals

Weight loss may be an early clinical sign of early-onset CRC

January 14, 2020
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, identified several factors, including increasing age and male sex, as potential risk…
In the Journals

Ibsrela improves abdominal symptoms in IBS-C

January 14, 2020
Ibsrela helped reduce abdominal symptoms, like bloating, cramping and fullness, in patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome…
In the Journals

‘Pathway code’ for HCV test orders improves screening, linkage to care

January 13, 2020
Implementation of a multifaceted hepatitis C care pathway improved screening and linkage to care rates, especially among baby boomers, or those born…