Meeting News

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…
Meeting News

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…
Meeting News

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 News

Esophageal hypervigilance common across GERD spectrum

May 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Regardless of physiologic symptoms and acid exposure, patients across the GERD spectrum regularly experience esophageal…
Meeting News

Cannabis use high in IBD, more research needed to assess therapeutic effects

May 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Approximately one-third of patients with inflammatory bowel disease report actively using cannabis, and 45% report using cannabis…
Meeting News

Early combination therapy similarly effective in older patients with Crohn’s

May 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO – Older patients with inflammatory bowel disease should be considered candidates for early combined immunosuppressive therapy…
Meeting News

Microbial dysbiosis may cause fatigue in patients with IBD

May 18, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Fatigue in patients with quiescent inflammatory bowel disease could be coming from a dysbiosis in the gut microbiome, according to…
Meeting News

Vitamin D does not prevent Crohn’s recurrence after resection

May 18, 2019
SAN DIEGO — High-dose vitamin D treatment did not help reduce incidence of postoperative recurrence in patients with Crohn’s disease…
Meeting News

Appendectomy increases risk for Parkinson’s disease

May 18, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients who undergo appendectomy showed higher risk for developing Parkinson’s disease, according to data presented at…
Meeting News

Healio to report live from DDW 2019

May 17, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Over the next four days, the gastroenterology community will convene in the San Diego Convention Center for Digestive Disease Week…
FDA News

FDA extends Gattex indication to 1 year and up with short bowel

May 17, 2019
The United States FDA has approved an extension of the indication for Gattex to include injection in pediatric patients with short bowel syndrome…

Dicerna doses first patient in trial of RNA inhibitor for chronic HBV

May 17, 2019
Dicerna dosed the first patient in a phase 1 clinical trial for DCR-HBVS, an investigational GalXCTM-based therapy for the treatment of chronic…
In the Journals

Ultra-processed foods lead to overeating, weight gain

May 17, 2019
Adults without obesity who ate a diet of ultra-processed foods for 2 weeks consumed on average 500 kcal more per day and gained an average 0.9 kg vs…
In the Journals

Current smokers less likely to undergo cancer screenings than nonsmokers

May 17, 2019
Current smokers are less likely to meet recommendations for breast, prostate and colorectal cancer screenings than people who have never smoked…
In the Journals

IBD incidence in elderly as high as general adult population

May 17, 2019
Patients older than 60 years still have a high incidence of inflammatory bowel disease, according to population-based data in the United States. …
Meeting News

US should ‘learn from Europe’ regarding biosimilar policy, adoption

May 16, 2019
CLEVELAND — The United States continues to lag far behind Europe in terms of biosimilar availability, and officials here should take a lesson…
Meeting News

Medical home models could cut health care utilization, costs for IBD

May 16, 2019
CLEVELAND — Rheumatologists should consider the medical home model of health care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease who experience…
In the Journals

Undersampling ‘concerning’ in Barrett’s screening

May 16, 2019
Data from the GI Quality Improvement Consortium Registry revealed that some endoscopists are not collecting enough samples when performing systematic…
In the Journals

Daily aspirin use reduces risk for fibrosis progression in NAFLD

May 16, 2019
Results from a prospective study of patients with biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease showed that daily aspirin use correlated with less…
In the Journals

Lower abnormal FIT threshold improves colorectal cancer detection

May 16, 2019
Reducing the cutoff value for an abnormal fecal immunochemical test result may increase detection of advanced neoplasia and colorectal cancer while…