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Diet, microbiota changes linked with minimal hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhosis

March 28, 2020
Changes in diet and microbiota were linked with minimal hepatic encephalopathy and hospitalizations in patients with cirrhosis from Mexico compared…

Nine important updates in colorectal cancer

March 28, 2020
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is observed in March. The observance is intended to increase awareness about the prevalence of the disease, its…
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Colon cancer relapse, death more common among children, young adults

March 27, 2020
Individuals aged 25 years and younger with colon cancer appeared to be at higher risk for relapse and death than their older adults, according to…
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FDA warns about possible SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 transmission with FMT

March 27, 2020
The FDA issued a safety alert for the use of fecal microbiota transplantation and the possible risk for transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. …

Q&A: Endoscopists need to prioritize health screenings, procedures during COVID-19 pandemic

March 27, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients’ previously scheduled health screenings such as cancer screenings and colonoscopies are now being…
In the Journals

Patients with celiac regularly exposed to gluten, even on a gluten-free diet

March 26, 2020
Testing for gluten immunogenic peptides in fecal and urine sample from patients with celiac disease revealed that these patients were frequently…
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Q&A: Social distancing is key to prevent COVID-19 among liver transplant recipients

March 26, 2020
There are many people in the United States living with liver disease. Patients with liver disease, in particular those who are awaiting a liver…
In the Journals

Targeted therapy shows promise for HER2-mutant NSCLC, other solid tumors

March 25, 2020
The novel HER2-targeted antibody-drug conjugate fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki appeared active in a cohort of patients with various heavily…
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Social distancing ‘is all we have’ to prevent spread of COVID-19

March 25, 2020
Millions of Americans have been ordered by state health officials to stay home until further notice except for essential needs, such as food and…

Q&A: New registry aims to report COVID-19 outcomes among IBD patients

March 25, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to spread, gastroenterologists are assessing how the virus impacts patients with inflammatory bowel disease. …
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What is the United States’ single greatest weakness in its pandemic preparedness?

March 24, 2020
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, citing “alarming levels of spread and…
In the Journals

Early biologics linked with better Crohn’s outcomes

March 24, 2020
Early biologic treatment is associated with improved outcomes in patients with Crohn’s disease, according to study results. Ryan C
In the Journals

PPIs linked to risk for kidney stones in women

March 23, 2020
Risk for kidney stones increased with use of proton pump inhibitors, according to data published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
In the Journals

Greater cumulative glucocorticoids dose confers risk for hypertension

March 23, 2020
High cumulative use of oral glucocorticoids was associated with excess incidence of hypertension, according to research published in the Canadian
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Guest Commentary: Gastrointestinal endoscopy during a global pandemic

March 23, 2020
In this guest commentary, Farhan Quader, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine, and Zachary Smith, DO, of
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Liver cancer rates rise in developed countries, elderly populations

March 23, 2020
Primary liver cancer rates continue to increase in many regions of the world despite extensive efforts to prevent the disease, according to study…
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ACA turns 10: Experts reflect on the law’s impact on health care

March 23, 2020
The Affordable Care Act was signed into law 10 years ago today. In a recent video released by Protect Our Care, a group that wants to preserve the…
In the Journals

Endometriosis in adolescents, women linked with IBS

March 21, 2020
A recent study revealed a correlation between endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome among adolescents and women with and without endometriosis…
In the Journals

Model identifies risk for inadequate bowel cleansing in hospitalized patients

March 20, 2020
Researchers identified factors associated with inadequate bowel cleansing and used it to develop an app for clinicians to find which patients might…
In the Journals

Improvements in screening may be linked to increase in early-stage pancreatic cancer diagnoses

March 20, 2020
Increases in the proportion of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at an earlier stage and younger age may be due to improvements in early…