Meeting News

Multimodal intervention reduces opioid use in hospitalized patients with IBD

November 11, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — A series of interventions promoting guidance and appropriate therapy for pain management significantly reduced opioid use among…

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‘Embrace the chaos’: Advice on integrating work, life

November 11, 2019
BOSTON — In this exclusive video from The Liver Meeting 2019, Monica Tincopa, MD, MSc, a junior faculty member in the department of transplant…

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Low risk for adverse cirrhosis events in pregnant women ‘reassuring’

November 10, 2019
BOSTON — In pregnant women with cirrhosis, less than 2% had liver decompensation within 1 year after delivery and the odds for decompensation…

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Novel machine learning model effectively predicts NASH

November 10, 2019
BOSTON — A machine learning approach demonstrated a relatively high sensitivity rate for predicting the probability of non-alcoholic…

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Kratom-related liver injuries on the rise in the US

November 10, 2019
BOSTON — The commercially available botanical product kratom, often used for its psychotropic effects, was associated with several cases of…

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Combination therapy prevents HCV infection in non-viremic organ recipients

November 10, 2019
BOSTON — Hepatitis C infection was prevented or rapidly cured in transplant recipients who received organs from donors infected with the virus…

Top 5 stories you may have missed in October

November 9, 2019
Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease compiled a list of the top five stories posted in October. Our readers were most interested in updates in…

ACG meeting highlights make up top stories in gastroenterology

November 8, 2019
All of last week’s top stories in gastroenterology were from Healio’s live coverage of the American College of Gastroenterology Annual…

In the Journals

Psoriasis risk spikes with anti-TNF use in children with inflammatory diseases

November 6, 2019
Children with either inflammatory bowel disease, chronic noninfectious osteomyelitis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis developed psoriasis at an…

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Mesalamine most commonly prescribed Crohn’s disease treatment among older patients

November 6, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Older patients with Crohn’s disease were less likely to receive biologic agents and more than twice as likely to receive…

Feature

Q&A: ACP issues new guidance on colorectal cancer screening

November 5, 2019
The ACP has issued a new evidence-based guidance statement on screening for colorectal cancer screening in asymptomatic adults with average risk…

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VIDEO: Determining what age to start, stop colon cancer screening is a ‘big controversy’

November 1, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — In this exclusive video from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG, professor of…

FDA OKs Stelara for ulcerative colitis, common drugs disrupt microbiome — top stories in gastroenterology

November 1, 2019
News that Stelara — a treatment that has been commercially available to treat Crohn’s disease for more than 3 years — was approved…

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VIDEO: IBD anti-TNF use in early pregnancy linked to preeclampsia risk

October 31, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — In this exclusive video from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Sunanda V. Kane, MD, a gastroenterologist…

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Opioids linked with rectal hyposensitivity in patients with chronic constipation

October 30, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Recent opioid use was an independent risk factor for rectal hyposensitivity and defecation dysfunction in patients with chronic…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Liver transplant linked to worse pregnancy-related complications

October 29, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Pregnant women who were liver transplant recipients had more pregnancy-related complications and worse hospital outcomes during…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Kids’ treatment for acute gastroenteritis in ED depends on race, study shows

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Children with acute gastroenteritis with dehydration receive unequal treatment in the ED because of race, according to a…

Top stories in gastroenterology: New antibiotic effectively treats Crohn’s, fecal microbiota transplantation decreases mortality

October 25, 2019
Phase 3 trial results indicated the oral antibiotic known as RHB-104 led to durable clinical remission in patients with Crohn’s disease, and a…

Feature

Q&A: Guideline updates for nonvariceal GI bleeding

October 23, 2019
New endoscopic techniques and changes in the pharmacologic landscape prompted an update in guidelines for managing patients with nonvariceal upper GI…

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…