ASGE names new president

June 3, 2019
The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has named John Vargo II, MD, MPH, FASGE, of Cleveland Clinic, as its new president, according to…

In the Journals

Multifacility prevention initiative reduces monthly CDI rates by 4%

June 3, 2019
A multifacility collaborative initiative implemented among acute-care hospitals in Orange County, California, resulted in a statistically significant…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Hemoclips may not reduce post-polypectomy bleeding, Entyvio superior to Humira

May 31, 2019
The top stories in gastroenterology last week were from Digestive Disease Week and included a study that found prophylactic placement of hemoclips…

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Novel vaccine with Viread induces T cell immune response in chronic HBV

May 31, 2019
Researchers found that treatment with a combination of Viread and GS-4774, a yeast-based therapeutic vaccine, increased hepatitis B-specific T cell…

Meeting News

Anti-TNF safe in older patients with ulcerative colitis

May 31, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Despite having a higher frequency of infections and adverse events, older patients with ulcerative colitis are not at increased…

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Few ID physicians screen patients for asymptomatic C. difficile

May 30, 2019
Infectious disease physicians in the United States do not commonly screen patients for asymptomatic carriage of Clostridioides difficile, according…

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Somatuline Depot reduces liver volume growth in polycystic kidney disease

May 30, 2019
Treatment with Somatuline Depot for 120 weeks reduced the growth of liver and combined liver and kidney volume in patients with polycystic liver…

Meeting News

Early fecal calprotectin change predicts outcomes in pediatric UC

May 30, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Pediatric patients with ulcerative colitis who displayed a rapid drop-off of fecal calprotectin levels in the first 12 weeks of…

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Upadacitinib shows mucosal healing in UC biologic failures, responders

May 30, 2019
SAN DIEGO — A new JAK inhibitor, upadacitinib, produced dose-dependent results in moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis despite previous…

Gilead Canada awards 11 grants to HCV micro-elimination programs

May 29, 2019
Gilead Sciences Canada awarded a series of HCV Micro-Elimination Grants to 11 organizations focused on identifying individuals with hepatitis C in…

Meeting News

Students with IBD have trouble adjusting to college

May 29, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Starting college can be tough for anyone, but students with inflammatory bowel disease have a greater risk for poor adjustment to…

In the Journals

Common polymorphism responsible for HCV genotype 3 resistance to Sovaldi

May 28, 2019
Researchers identified a common polymorphism and a rare variant combination in hepatitis C genotype 3 that are responsible for a reduced response to…

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Stelara effective for induction, maintenance of UC regardless of biologic history

May 28, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Stelara was effective for the induction and maintenance treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis whether or…

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Increased use drives cannabis hyperemesis syndrome rates, not legalization

May 28, 2019
SAN DIEGO — States with legalized cannabis have not seen higher hospitalization rates for cannabis hyperemesis syndrome compared with other…

In the Journals

Different-day endoscopic procedures more common in physician offices

May 24, 2019
The rate of different-day elective upper and lower endoscopic procedures was 3.5 times higher in physician’s offices than in hospital…

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VIDEO: Stool-based colon cancer tests may be effective between scheduled colonoscopies

May 24, 2019
SAN DIEGO — In this exclusive video from Digestive Disease Week, John B. Kisiel, MD, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, discusses the…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Magnetic-assisted capsule endoscopy effective, endoscopists not collecting enough samples in Barrett’s screening

May 24, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were two studies, one which found that magnetic assisted capsule endoscopy was effective for the…

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VIDEO: Novel DNA markers accurately detect pancreatic cancer across all stages

May 24, 2019
SAN DIEGO — In this video from Digestive Disease Week, Shounak Majumder, MD, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, discusses the results of…

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Primary care may under-recognize patients at risk for NASH

May 23, 2019
SAN DIEGO – Those at risk for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, may be under-recognized in primary care, according to study findings…

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Hemoclips may not reduce post-polypectomy bleeding

May 23, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Prophylactic placement of hemoclips following the removal of large colon polyps did not decrease the risk for post-polypectomy…