Meeting News

Prucalopride does not appear to increase cardiovascular risk in patients with chronic constipation

June 14, 2018
WASHINGTON — Patients with constipation who received prucalopride did not show an increased risk for major cardiovascular events, according to…
Meeting News

Rehospitalization common among patients admitted for constipation

June 13, 2018
WASHINGTON — More than one-third of patients hospitalized for constipation are readmitted within 90 days, and clinical rather than demographic…
Meeting News

FMT restoration of gut fungi linked to efficacy for C. diff infection

June 13, 2018
WASHINGTON — In addition to restoring gut bacteria, fecal microbiota transplantation also appears to restore the gut fungi, known as the…
Meeting News

Gut microbiome predicts response to cognitive behavioral therapy in IBS

June 12, 2018
WASHINGTON — The presence of certain kinds of bacteria in a patient’s gut microbiome helped predict their responsiveness to cognitive…
Meeting News

Fecal transplant outcomes not impacted by donor profile

June 12, 2018
WASHINGTON — Fecal transplant donor profile does not appear to impact clinical outcomes in the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection…
Meeting News

Fecal transplant alters gut microbiome in IBS patients

June 11, 2018
WASHINGTON — Fecal microbiota transplantation altered the gut microbiota of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, but it was not superior to…

Microbiome testing service receives $1.4 million in funding

May 30, 2018
Thryve, a monthly microbiome testing and personalized probiotics subscription service founded in 2016, announced it received $1.4 million in funding…
In the Journals

Gut microbiome linked to artery health

May 16, 2018
Women with lower diversity of “healthy” gut bacteria showed greater arterial stiffness, suggesting that altering the gut microbiome with…

Canadian researchers sought for microbiome grant award

May 11, 2018
The Biocodex Microbiota Foundation is calling on young microbiome researchers from Canadian institutions to submit proposals for consideration for a…
In the Journals

Vaping less damaging to gut microbiome than smoking

May 1, 2018
A small pilot study showed that the gut microbiota composition in people who used e-cigarettes was essentially the same as that of non-smokers, while…