March 06, 2020
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Top stories in gastroenterology: Updates in Crohn’s disease, acid suppressors increase multidrug-resistant microorganism colonization

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Acid-suppression medication may increase the risk for colonization with multidrug-resistant microorganisms. It was the top story in gastroenterology last week.

A video from the GUILD Conference 2020 on recent updates in Crohn’s disease was another top story.

See these and more news in gastroenterology below:

Acid suppression linked with multidrug-resistant microorganism colonization

Acid-suppression medication may increase the odds for colonization by multidrug-resistant microorganisms, according to a meta-analysis published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read more.

VIDEO: Recent updates in Crohn’s disease

In this exclusive video from the GUILD Conference 2020, a presenter from the Mayo Clinic discusses his presentation on some of the important updates in Crohn’s disease in 2019. Read more.

IBD treatment plan ‘needs to be a continuous conversation’

Despite progress in treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, patients and providers reported differing expectations as to remission and other aspects of disease control in a recent global survey, as presented in a poster during the 2020 Congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organization. Read more.

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In an exclusive video from the GUILD Conference 2020, a presenter from the Mayo Clinic discusses his presentation on some of the important updates in Crohn’s disease in 2019. It was one of the top stories in gastroenterology last week.
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Q&A: Etrasimod offers orally delivered therapy option in UC

Etrasimod helped patients with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis achieve clinical and endoscopic improvements, according to research published in Gastroenterology. Read more.

Automated endoscope drying cabinets reduce bacterial growth

Storing endoscopes in a cabinet with an automated drying system reduced the time needed to dry the external surfaces and internal channels of the scopes while reducing bacterial growth, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control. Read more.