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