Meeting News

Smoking and bariatric surgery do not mix

July 1, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Individuals who actively smoked experienced worse outcomes after bariatric surgery, including death and serious morbidity…

5 stories you may have missed in June

June 29, 2019
Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease has compiled a list of some of the top stories we reported in June. Our readers were most interested in…

In the Journals

Sodium consumption increases GI bloating

June 28, 2019
Although patients on a high-fiber diet experience increased bloating, researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that if they…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Yogurt may reduce risk for precancerous growths in the bowel, budesonide orodispersible tablets maintain eosinophilic esophagitis remission

June 28, 2019
The top story in gastroenterology last week was a study that found men who eat at least two servings of yogurt a week could have a reduced risk for…

Meeting News

Post-holiday colonoscopies more likely to have inadequate bowel prep

June 28, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients undergoing colonoscopy in the days following state holidays and early in the week more often presented with inadequate…

Perspective

Number of Crypto outbreaks increases 13% every year

June 28, 2019
The number of outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium, or Crypto, increased approximately 13% each year between 2009 and 2017, researchers said. In an…

Ironwood reports positive results for IBS-C drug

June 27, 2019
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals announce positive data from a phase 3b study to determine the efficacy of Linzess for the treatment of multiple abdominal…

By the Numbers

7 things you need to know for World Microbiome Day

June 27, 2019
June 27 is World Microbiome Day. Created in 2018, World Microbiome Day aims to gather international microbiome researchers to raise awareness of the…

Louisiana pharma partner agrees on model for novel HCV treatment plan

June 26, 2019
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Secretary Rebekah Gee of the Louisiana Department of Health, Secretary James LeBlanc of the Louisiana Department…

Perspective

ImmusanT discontinues phase 2 trial of celiac disease vaccine

June 26, 2019
ImmusanT announced that it will discontinue its phase 2 global study of Nexvax2, a peptide-based immunomodulatory vaccine intended to treat celiac…

Incidence of GI cancers differs among rural, urban patients

June 26, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients who live in rural and urban areas have experienced an unequal change in the incidence of gastrointestinal cancers, likely…

Meeting News

Patients with NASH-related decompensated cirrhosis demonstrate better mortality outcomes

June 25, 2019
SAN DIEGO – Decompensated cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis may predict lower 90-day mortality compared with decompensated…

In the JournalsPerspective

Proactive Humira monitoring improves outcomes in pediatric Crohn’s

June 25, 2019
For pediatric patients with Crohn’s disease, proactive monitoring of Humira trough concentrations and dose adjustments improved rates of…

In the Journals

Sovaldi with ribavirin safe, effective for children aged 3 years to 12 years

June 25, 2019
Treatment with Sovaldi and ribavirin was well-tolerated and highly effective in children aged 3 years to less than 12 years in pediatric patients…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Weight loss may be a warning sign of colorectal cancer

June 25, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Male sex and advanced age are both risk factors for the development of early-onset colorectal cancer, according to results of a…

FDA News

FDA clears EsoCheck device

June 24, 2019
The FDA has given 510(k) clearance to the EsoCheck Cell Collection Device, according to a press release from the manufacturer, Lucid Diagnostics. …

Chronic hepatitis B on the rise in Europe as acute cases decline

June 24, 2019
While most countries in the European Union and the European Economic Area have reported a decline in acute hepatitis B rates over the last decade…

Commentary: FMT safety alert ‘brought to light many questions’

June 24, 2019
The recent FDA warning due to the death of a patient following an investigational fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) brought to light many questions…

Top stories in gastroenterology: FDA issues safety alert on fecal transplants after patient dies, FDA clears device to improve cleansing for colonoscopy

June 21, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were the FDA’s issuance of a safety alert on fecal transplants after a patient died and the…

In the Journals

Poor oral health raises risk for liver cancer

June 21, 2019
Poor oral health correlated with an increased risk for hepatobiliary cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma, according to an analysis of data…