Top in GI: Reflux treatment, AI and colorectal neoplasia
Transoral incisionless fundoplication is an endoscopy procedure that relieves reflux symptoms. A recent interview exploring the evolution of Esophyx — a device used to perform the procedure — was the top story in gastroenterology last week.
Another top story is about a recent study that showed the use of artificial intelligence systems during colonoscopies improved the detection of colorectal neoplasia.
Read these and more top stories in gastroenterology below:
Q&A: TIF may improve quality of life in patients with reflux symptoms
Healio spoke with Glenn M. Ihde, MD, about the evolution of EsophyX (EndoGastric Solutions) for the treatment of reflux disease. Read more.
Artificial intelligence helps detect colorectal neoplasia
Adding artificial intelligence systems during colonoscopies helped increase the detection of colorectal neoplasia, according to a meta-analysis published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Read more.
Quality improvement project helps identify IBD diagnosis delays
Time to patient presentation was the largest component of time to diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease, according to research published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Read more.
Probiotic combination reduces mortality in preterm infants
Combination of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium were superior to single- and other multiple-strain probiotics and helped reduced all-cause mortality in preterm, low-birthweight infants, according to a meta-analysis published in Gastroenterology. Read more.
PPIs linked with increased risk for RA in women
Regular use of proton pump inhibitors was associated with increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis in women, according to research published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Read more.