All of last week’s top stories in gastroenterology were from Healio’s live coverage of the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting, which recently wrapped up in San Antonio.
Catch up on the latest clinical information from the meeting with on-site video interviews and more.
VIDEO: Low-volume colonoscopy prep Plenvu well tolerated by patients
Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG, chief of the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, discusses the results of a study on Plenvu, a low-volume colonoscopy prep. Watch video.
Wide-area transepithelial sampling brush effective for upper gastrointestinal biopsies
Biopsies using a wide-area transepithelial sampling brush helped diagnose intestinal metaplasia in patients with no prior history, according to study results. Read more.
VIDEO: Oral budesonide effective in eosinophilic esophagitis.
Ikuo Hirano, MD, FACG, a professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, discusses his presentation of a phase 3 study on the efficacy of budesonide oral suspension for eosinophilic esophagitis. Watch video.
Repeat polymerase chain reaction testing ‘should not be used’ to predict recurrent C. difficile infection
The median time to a first negative stool polymerase chain reaction test after the treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection was 9 days, which helped to indicate when physicians can expect to see a negative test, according to data. Read more.
ACG president announces telehealth initiative, lauds concrete accomplishments
In the presidential address, Sunanda V. Kane, MD, announced a new initiative in telemedicine for gastroenterology providers and congratulated her peers on their concrete achievements for the year. Read more.