In the Journals

Negative screening colonoscopy linked with reduced CRC, mortality

May 26, 2020
A single negative screening colonoscopy correlated with reduced colorectal cancer incidence and mortality for up to 17.4 years, according to a study…

Meeting News

Uncovering gastrointestinal involvement in systemic sclerosis requires 'asking the right questions'

May 26, 2020
Although rheumatologists are more attuned to the skin symptoms associated with systemic sclerosis, there should be a “heightened…

Meeting News

Neoadjuvant therapy-induced sarcopenia, reduced OS linked in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

May 22, 2020
Neoadjuvant therapy-induced sarcopenia in patients who underwent neoadjuvant therapy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma correlated with increased…

Ready-to-drink bowel prep effective in patients with renal impairment, plus more top stories in gastroenterology

May 22, 2020
Research from Digestive Disease Week dominated the top stories in gastroenterology last week. One study showed that a ready-to-drink solution of…

In the Journals

Universal screening reveals ‘striking’ HCV antibody prevalence in people born after 1965

May 15, 2020
Universal hepatitis C virus screening in EDs with the ability to opt out showed that nearly half of infections were identified in people born after…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Highlights from Digestive Disease Week

May 15, 2020
Research from the virtual Digestive Disease Week meeting dominated the top stories in gastroenterology last week. One study showed that a…


Immersive website targets knowledge gap, unmet therapy needs in systemic sclerosis

May 8, 2020
A disease like systemic sclerosis demands a multifaceted approach. Comprehensive clinical interventions are required because the disease affects the…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Societies release new guidance on eosinophilic esophagitis, resuming elective endoscopy

May 8, 2020
The American Gastroenterology Association, or AGA, has published new guidelines on the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis in children and adults…

In the Journals

NYC case series indicates biologics, JAK inhibitors did not worsen COVID-19 outcomes

May 6, 2020
Baseline use of biologics and JAK inhibitors among patients with immune-mediated inflammatory disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic…

Dual biologic therapy improves refractory Crohn’s disease, app reinforces colonoscopy preparation — top stories in gastroenterology

May 1, 2020
A recent study showed that dual biologic therapy was linked to clinical and endoscopic improvements among patients with refractory Crohn’s…

How is COVID-19 shaping future of GI care? Read the week’s top stories in gastroenterology

April 24, 2020
In a recent interview, C. Jonathan D. Foster, DO, a gastroenterologist at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital in New Jersey, said telemedicine…

In the Journals

‘Worrisome’ rise in autoimmunity reported in U.S.

April 22, 2020
The prevalence of antinuclear antibodies, markers of the body’s immune responses against its own cells, has increased significantly in the…

Top stories in gastroenterology: COVID-19 insights from New York GI, PPE recommendations for GI procedures

April 17, 2020
In a recent interview, Seth A. Gross, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF, the clinical chief in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at NYU Langone…

In the Journals

Concomitant inflammatory disease, IBD linked to higher health care use, costs

April 16, 2020
Patients with both chronic inflammatory disease and inflammatory bowel disease demonstrated higher health use and costs, compared with those with…

In the Journals

‘Smart toilet’ could help detect cancer, other diseases

April 15, 2020
A device that can be mounted on an everyday toilet could be used to help detect multiple diseases, including certain cancers, chronic kidney disease…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Role of GI symptoms in COVID-19, FDA requests market withdrawal of Zantac

April 9, 2020
A recent study from China suggests that COVID-19 should be suspected in patients with digestive symptoms who were possibly exposed to the novel…

What procedures should endoscopists prioritize during COVID-19 pandemic? Read the week’s top stories in gastroenterology

April 3, 2020
The top story in gastroenterology last week was a Q&A on the screenings and procedures that endoscopists should prioritize during the COVID-19…

Diarrhea may be common COVID-19 symptom, GI societies offer insight on pandemic — top stories in gastroenterology

March 27, 2020
The top story in gastroenterology last week was about a study that showed digestive symptoms were common in patients with COVID-19.

In the Journals

Greater cumulative glucocorticoids dose confers risk for hypertension

March 23, 2020
High cumulative use of oral glucocorticoids was associated with excess incidence of hypertension, according to research published in the Canadian

What do GIs need to know about COVID-19? Read the week’s top stories in gastroenterology

March 20, 2020
The top story in gastroenterology last week was a Q&A with Edward V. Loftus, MD, chief medical editor of Healio Gastroenterology and Liver