Eosinophilic esophagitis sees advancements in treatment, diagnostics: top stories in gastroenterology

October 18, 2019
Two advancements in eosinophilic esophagitis — the success of the biologic therapy Dupixent in reducing symptoms and improving quality-of life…

Few patients truly have PPI-refractory heartburn caused by GERD, researchers learn

October 16, 2019
Researchers recently conducted a randomized trial of treatments for patients with heartburn who were not responsive to proton pump inhibitors, or…

At Issue

Should all pregnant women in the US be screened for hepatitis C?

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2019
In August, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years

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DAAs change treatment landscape for children with HCV

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2019
From 2013 through 2016, an estimated 2.4 million adults in the United States had a current hepatitis C virus infection. A study published in The

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Low cancer suspicion may mean longer wait for referral

October 15, 2019
Colorectal cancer patients who initially presented to primary care with no alarming symptoms had to wait longer for a referral to a specialist…

Diet changes can improve quality of life for patients with IBD, other top stories in gastroenterology

October 11, 2019
Researchers recently found that changes in diet can improve the quality of life of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Experts discuss Zantac recall, Cologuard approved for younger age range – top stories in gastroenterology

October 4, 2019
In a Q&A with Healio, gastroenterologists shared how they are handling the recent Zantac recalls in their practices, and Cologuard — a…

FDA News

FDA accepts sNDA for Dificid in children with C. difficile

October 3, 2019
The FDA accepted a new drug application for the oral suspension formulation of Dificid, Merck’s macrolide antibiotic. At the same time, it…

Top stories in gastroenterology: generic Zantac recall, new keto diet insights and more

September 27, 2019
The top story in gastroenterology was Healio’s coverage of the fallout from reports that a possible human carcinogen was found in generic…

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Q&A: How three GIs are handling the Zantac recall

September 27, 2019
A week after halting the distribution of Zantac, Sandoz, the drug’s manufacturer, voluntarily recalled several formulations of the heartburn…

In the Journals

CMV further linked to necrotizing enterocolitis among NICU patients

September 26, 2019
According to research published in The Journal of Pediatrics, during a recent 17-year period, 4% of infants with necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC…

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Sandoz voluntarily recalls generic forms of Zantac

September 25, 2019
Sandoz has voluntarily recalled all generic forms of Zantac (ranitidine) in the United States after noting confirmed contamination with…

In the Journals

AI system improves colorectal neoplasm detection

September 25, 2019
An artificial intelligence-assisted system improved the identification of colorectal neoplasms, according to findings from a study published in…

FDA News

Cologuard approved for adults aged 45 and older

September 23, 2019
Cologuard, a non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test, has been approved for use in at-risk patients aged 45 and older. Previously…

FDA approves treatment for IBS with constipation, guideline updates for Barrett’s esophagus – top stories in gastroenterology

September 20, 2019
News that the FDA approved Ibsrela to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in adults and the American Society for Gastrointestinal…

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When Autoimmune Disease Strikes Thrice: Managing Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome

September 20, 2019
By the time Lilly Stairs was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at the age of 19 — following an arduous series of tests and doctor visits…

Novartis stops distribution of Zantac

September 19, 2019
Zantac manufacturer Novartis has stopped the distribution of its heartburn medication across all available markets, including the United States and…

Early-onset colorectal cancer on the rise, Europe OKs expanded use of Stelara — top stories in gastroenterology

September 13, 2019
Study results recently showed an increasing incidence of colorectal cancer among young adults in nine high-income countries. Also, the European…

In the Journals

Fecal microbiota transplant reduces prevalence of AMR genes in children

September 12, 2019
Children who underwent fecal microbiota transplant, or FMT, experienced a significant reduction in recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, or…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Red wine promotes better gut health, novel therapy effective for acid suppression

September 6, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were a study that found moderate consumption of red wine helped to promote better diversity in…