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Q&A: Study to evaluate usability of a prep-free colon cancer screening tool

March 22, 2019
The emergence of noninvasive colorectal cancer screening options such as fecal immunochemical tests, CT colonography and digestible X-ray capsules…
In the Journals

Machine-learning algorithms may identify those at risk for opioid overdose

March 22, 2019
Researchers have found machine-learning algorithms that appear to accurately identify people at risk for opioid overdose, according to findings…
In the Journals

Money doesn’t talk for FIT incentive

March 22, 2019
Results from a randomized clinical trial suggest that $10 is not enough to motivate people to return their fecal immunochemical tests for colorectal…
In the Journals

Small dense LDL cholesterol predicts CVD events post-liver transplant

March 21, 2019
According to a study published in Hepatology, small dense LDL cholesterol independently predicted cardiovascular disease events among liver…
In the Journals

Patients with IBD appear more receptive to text-based telemedicine

March 21, 2019
Lower attrition rates observed in a year-long study revealed that patients with inflammatory bowel disease are more receptive to an improved…
In the Journals

Swallowed, inhaled steroids effective in EoE

March 21, 2019
Initial treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis with oral viscous budesonide or fluticasone from a multi-dose inhaler both produced decreases in…
Cover Story

In Search of a Cure: First Steps Toward the Conquest of Hepatitis B

Healio Gastroenterology, March 2019
Hepatitis B is a quiet virus that can take decades before its damaging effects on the liver are realized. However, with approximately 257 million…
Guest Editorial

Hepatitis C Cure has Opened the Door for an Explosion of Therapeutics in Hepatitis B

Healio Gastroenterology, March 2019
When it comes to viral hepatitis, hepatitis C has become relatively boring since curative therapies have been so effective in treating the disease…
Pharmacology Consult

Montezuma’s revenge: A new treatment option

Infectious Disease News, March 2019
Jeff Brock, PharmD, MBA, BCPS-AQ ID
One of the most disappointing situations you can encounter while traveling is the dreaded travelers’ diarrhea. Travelers’ diarrhea is the…
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Early postoperative weight loss predicts long-term success of bariatric surgery in teens

March 20, 2019
Adolescents with obesity who lose at least 30% of excess weight in the 3 months after bariatric surgery are more likely to experience sustained…
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Eosinophilic esophagitis rates rising steadily

March 20, 2019
The incidence and prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis has been increasing at rates higher than previously estimated, according to results of a…
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Noninvasive tests detect advanced fibrosis, progression in NAFLD

March 20, 2019
Combined analysis from two large studies verified that the noninvasive tools Fibrosis-4 index, aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio, and…
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Regional cohort shows stable liver cancer rates, earlier diagnoses

March 20, 2019
In contrast to current reports that show liver cancer rates increasing on the global scale, the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma remained stable…
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Older patients with Crohn’s may benefit from early combined immunosuppression

March 20, 2019
Using an early combined immunosuppression strategy in older patients with Crohn’s disease does not appear to cause additional treatment-related…
In the Journals

Undiagnosed anxiety, depression common in IBD

March 19, 2019
Anxiety and depression remain undiagnosed in large portions of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to recent data. Charles N

US on course to eliminate HCV among veterans within 2 months

March 19, 2019
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it is on track to eliminate hepatitis C in all veterans willing and able to receive treatment…
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Clip it: Closures prevent bleeding after polyp resection in proximal colon

March 19, 2019
Clip closure helped prevent bleeding after resection of large polyps in the proximal colon, according to results of a randomized, controlled trial…
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Sovaldi cures recurrent HCV after liver transplantation in 12 weeks

March 19, 2019
Twelve weeks of combination Sovaldi and NS5A inhibitors without ribavirin was a reliable therapy with high rates of sustained virologic response for…
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Cultural perceptions impede palliative care in end-stage liver disease

March 18, 2019
Most gastroenterologists and hepatologists felt that the key barriers to palliative care for patients with end-stage liver disease included…
Meeting News

HIV drug candidate shows promise in ulcerative colitis

March 18, 2019
Data from a proof of concept study presented at the Congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation indicated that ABX464, a novel…