Therapeutics/Diagnostics

Top Story

8 highlights in GI: Alzheimer’s, exercise, obesity and autism

June 23, 2017

June has proven to be a month of hot topics in gastroenterology news, with significant advances in therapeutics, disease prevention and the microbiome. The latest studies brought a renewed focus on how the gastrointestinal tract affects everything from metabolism to the brain and how outside factors such as exercise can impact GI symptoms.

To keep you on top of the latest developments in the field, the editors of Healio Gastroenterology have compiled a list of our 8 most popular stories this month.

In the Journals

Imodium abuse increasing in US as opioid users seek alternatives

June 22, 2017
Opioid users in the U.S. are increasingly abusing the over-the-counter anti-diarrheal drug loperamide, commonly sold under the trade name Imodium, following the…
In the Journals

Colorectal cancer task force ranks screening tests, suggests earlier screening in blacks

June 21, 2017
The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Screening has released new recommendations that rank screening options for average-risk individuals, acknowledge…

Gut microbiome therapies show promise for treating autism

June 20, 2017
Therapies that target the gut microbiome through diet, prebiotics, probiotics, antibiotics or fecal microbiota transplantation could effectively treat autism spectrum…
CME

The JAK-STAT Pathway in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Expert Insights and Discussion of the Latest Research

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer.

Leonard Calabrese, DO and Edward Li, PharmD, MPH, BCOP, discuss how to interpret the efficacy and safety data for…
More »
GI Bookshelf

Chapter 36: Management of Acute and Chronic Pouchitis

From Ulcerative Colitis: The Complete Guide to Medical Management
More »
Resource Centers
Digestive Disease Week

Digestive Disease Week

Video
Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: Transoral incisionless fundoplication effective for treating GERD

May 23, 2016
More »

8 highlights in GI: Alzheimer’s, exercise, obesity and autism

June 23, 2017
June has proven to be a month of hot topics in gastroenterology news, with significant advances in therapeutics, disease prevention and the…

In the Journals

Imodium abuse increasing in US as opioid users seek alternatives

June 22, 2017
Opioid users in the U.S. are increasingly abusing the over-the-counter anti-diarrheal drug loperamide, commonly sold under the trade name Imodium…

In the Journals

Colorectal cancer task force ranks screening tests, suggests earlier screening in blacks

June 21, 2017
The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Screening has released new recommendations that rank screening options for average-risk…

Gut microbiome therapies show promise for treating autism

June 20, 2017
Therapies that target the gut microbiome through diet, prebiotics, probiotics, antibiotics or fecal microbiota transplantation could effectively…

Cover Story

Antibiotic Stewardship Key, but Multifaceted Strategies Needed to Combat C. difficile Epidemic

Healio Gastroenterology, June 2017
Clostridium difficile infection is the most common cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea in the world, affecting North America and Europe for decades…

First patients receive EndoStim implants in clinical trial for GERD

June 16, 2017
The first patients enrolled in the LESS GERD trial have been implanted with the EndoStim device, a minimally invasive implant that uses…

In the Journals

Study finds no link between PPIs, dementia, Alzheimer’s risk

June 9, 2017
Researchers found no association between the use of proton pump inhibitors and the risk for mild cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s…

EnteroMedics acquires medical weight loss device

June 1, 2017
EnteroMedics Inc. announced that with the purchase of BarioSurg Inc., it has acquired the Gastric Vest System, an implanted medical device that wraps…

In the Journals

Probiotic improves gut barrier function in patients with HIV

May 12, 2017
Probiotic supplementation improved the physical and immunological integrity of the intestinal mucosal barrier in HIV-1-positive patients being…

Meeting News

Infant antacid use linked to increased fracture risk in childhood

May 11, 2017
Infants prescribed antacid medications, such as histamine H2-receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors, to manage gastroesophageal reflux

More Headlines »
Advertisement
Advertisement