Meeting News

Viberzi controls gut symptoms in patients with IBS-D

June 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome who previously had an inadequate response to loperamide therapy were…

Meeting News

Nutritional deficiencies impact gastroparesis symptoms

June 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients with gastroparesis who have vitamin, mineral or protein deficiencies, which is about half of patients, are more prone to…

In the Journals

Gene pattern predicts transplant-free survival for children with biliary atresia

June 19, 2019
Researchers identified a 14-gene expression pattern that predicted transplant-free survival for 2 years in pediatric patients with biliary atresia…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Multidisciplinary care improves functional GI symptoms

June 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders who underwent 3-month multidisciplinary treatment experienced superior symptom…

Guest Commentary

Guest commentary: A new age for pediatric feeding disorder

June 19, 2019
In this guest commentary from Feeding Matters, James A. Phalen, MD, Medical Director of Feeding Matters

In the Journals

Yogurt may help prevent precursors of colorectal cancer in men

June 18, 2019
Men who eat at least two servings of yogurt a week could have a reduced risk for developing precancerous growths in the bowel, according to data…

Meeting News

Gene variants responsible for excess liver iron

June 18, 2019
Researchers found that excess liver iron was most likely a systemic problem related to genes rather than an organ-related problem, according to a…

In the Journals

Universal pregnancy screening for HCV could eliminate transmission in Canada

June 18, 2019
In a recently published commentary, Chelsea Elwood, MD, from the University of British Columbia, and colleagues advised that Canadian guidelines…

Meeting News

Budesonide orodispersible tablets maintain EoE remission

June 18, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients receiving budesonide orodispersible tablets for the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis were able to maintain remission…

Meeting News

IBD, type I diabetes may predispose individuals to RA

June 17, 2019
Findings from a time-dependent analysis of comorbidities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and healthy controls suggest that inflammatory bowel…

Meeting News

Portable gluten sensors may help improve quality of life in celiac disease

June 17, 2019
SAN DIEGO — A handheld gluten sensor could improve quality of life by helping patients with celiac disease alleviate fears about eating at…

Living liver-donor transplant awareness low, even among physicians

June 17, 2019
A survey released by WebMD and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center revealed that lack of awareness, misperceptions and biases about liver…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Patients with sucrase-isomaltase deficiency less likely to respond to low-FODMAP diet for IBS-D

June 17, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Roughly half of patients who go on a low-FODMAP diet to treat diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome do not respond to the…

In the Journals

HCV treatment with Epclusa safe in patients undergoing dialysis for ESRD

June 14, 2019
Although not currently licensed for patients undergoing dialysis for severe renal impairment, researchers found that treatment with Epclusa for…

Video

VIDEO: Opioids lead to dyssynergic defecation

June 14, 2019
SAN DIEGO — In this exclusive video from Digestive Disease Week, William Chey, MD, professor of medicine, and director of the GI Physiology…

Top stories in gastroenterology: New association supports health care providers on social media, proton pump inhibitors not linked to long-term adverse events

June 14, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were a guest commentary where the chief medical social media officer at Jefferson Health in…

Perspective

FDA issues safety alert on fecal transplants after patient dies

June 14, 2019
Two adults with weakened immune systems who received investigational fecal microbiota transplantations developed invasive infections caused by…

Cold snare with continuous anticoagulants does not increase bleeding in small polypectomies

June 13, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients who underwent cold snare polypectomy while taking continuous anticoagulants did not experience increased incidence of…

CymaBay hopeful for seladelpar despite missing one trial endpoint

June 13, 2019
Interim data from an ongoing phase 2b trial of CymaBay’s seladelpar as a treatment for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis showed that the PPAR…

Perspective

POEM effective in spastic esophageal disorders

June 13, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Per-oral endoscopic myotomy is a safe and effective treatment for esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction and spastic…