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Telemedicine takes focus in study of HCV treatment in methadone centers

July 17, 2019
With $7 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, seven opioid treatment programs announced entry into an ongoing study of…

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Evidence supports closer CRC surveillance after some polypectomies

July 15, 2019
Patients who undergo polypectomy during an initial colonoscopy screening are at higher risk for colorectal cancer, but only if the removed polyps…

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Pandemic MDR E. coli strains persist in guts of healthy adult women

July 12, 2019
Researchers discovered fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in 8.8% of fecal samples collected from healthy adult women with no recent…

Top stories in gastroenterology: FDA accepts new drug application for H. pylori therapy, gastric cancer rates higher among patients treated for H. pylori

July 12, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were the FDA accepting an NDA for a Helicobacter pylori infection therapy, along with a study…

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Liver fat biomarker decreases after exercise, improving metabolic profile

July 11, 2019
Levels of dimethylguanidino valeric acid, a metabolite that was recently determined to be a circulating biomarker of liver fat, correlated with…

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Anti-TNFs induce remission in ulcerative proctitis

July 11, 2019
Anti-TNF therapy helped induce clinical remission in patients with refractory ulcerative proctitis, according to study results. Guillaume

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VCTE superior marker for measuring fibrosis in patients with HBV/HIV

July 10, 2019
Vibration-controlled transient elastography outperformed aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index and Fibrosis-4 index as a noninvasive…

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Colonoscopy sedation method has no impact on adenoma detection

July 10, 2019
Using deep sedation for index average-risk screening colonoscopy procedures did not improve polyp or adenoma detection rates over using moderate…

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Multiple noninvasive test procedure identifies NASH-fibrosis

July 10, 2019
Fibrosis-4 index followed by measurement of liver stiffness with vibration-controlled transient elastography or Enhanced Liver Fibrosis test…

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‘U’ stitch endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty safe, effective for obesity

July 9, 2019
Using a uniform “U” stitch suture pattern across all endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedures could provide a safe and effective option…

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Mavyret cures 100% of adolescents with HCV in first of two-part pediatric study

July 9, 2019
The pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral Mavyret demonstrated 100% sustained virologic response in adolescent patients aged 12 years to 17 years with…

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Eating fish may decrease colorectal cancer risk

July 9, 2019
Eating fatty or lean fish or shellfish as part of a regular diet may help decrease the risk for colorectal cancer, according to study results. Elom

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Therapies, disease features driving IBD cost increases

July 8, 2019
Costs of inflammatory bowel disease-related care have increased over the last 5 years, driven by the cost of therapeutics, like biologics and…

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Loop ileostomy may offer ‘viable surgical alternative’ for fulminant C. diff colitis

July 8, 2019
Since its introduction in 2011, adoption of diverting loop ileostomy for fulminant Clostridioides difficile colitis has more than doubled, and the…

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Interventions for patients with pneumonia may be ineffective, lead to gastrointestinal bleeding

July 8, 2019
A variety of interventions that were deemed effective based on clinical trials were not useful for treating patients hospitalized with pneumonia and…

FDA accepts NDA for H. pylori therapy

July 5, 2019
RedHill Biopharma announced that the FDA has accepted a new drug application for its Helicobacter pylori infection therapy, Talicia. Additionally…

Top stories in gastroenterology: FDA clears testing device for Barrett’s esophagus, sodium consumption increases gastrointestinal bleeding

July 5, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were the FDA’s approval of the EsoCheck device for use in screening for Barrett’s…

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Stelara every 8 weeks helps improve histologic response in Crohn’s

July 5, 2019
Patients with Crohn’s disease who underwent either induction or maintenance therapy with Stelara experienced better histologic improvement…

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Higher Entyvio serum levels linked to mucosal healing in Crohn’s

July 3, 2019
Patients with Crohn’s disease who had higher serum drug levels of Entyvio experienced better rates of endoscopic remission, according to study…

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Gastric cancer rates higher among patients treated for H. pylori

July 3, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients who receive antibiotic treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection experience gastric cancer at rates higher than the…