Meeting NewsPerspective

Therapeutic drug monitoring program improves clinical outcomes in pediatric IBD

May 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Implementing a practice-wide therapeutic drug monitoring program may help improve several significant clinical outcomes in children…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet well-tolerated in children

May 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO — The Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet appeared to be an effective and well-tolerated, first-line therapy for children with…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Esophageal hypervigilance common across GERD spectrum

May 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Regardless of physiologic symptoms and acid exposure, patients across the GERD spectrum regularly experience esophageal…

Meeting News

Early combination therapy similarly effective in older patients with Crohn’s

May 19, 2019
SAN DIEGO – Older patients with inflammatory bowel disease should be considered candidates for early combined immunosuppressive therapy…

Meeting News

Microbial dysbiosis may cause fatigue in patients with IBD

May 18, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Fatigue in patients with quiescent inflammatory bowel disease could be coming from a dysbiosis in the gut microbiome, according to…

Meeting News

Appendectomy increases risk for Parkinson’s disease

May 18, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Patients who undergo appendectomy showed higher risk for developing Parkinson’s disease, according to data presented at…

FDA News

FDA extends Gattex indication to 1 year and up with short bowel

May 17, 2019
The United States FDA has approved an extension of the indication for Gattex to include injection in pediatric patients with short bowel syndrome…

In the Journals

Current smokers less likely to undergo cancer screenings than nonsmokers

May 17, 2019
Current smokers are less likely to meet recommendations for breast, prostate and colorectal cancer screenings than people who have never smoked…

In the Journals

IBD incidence in elderly as high as general adult population

May 17, 2019
Patients older than 60 years still have a high incidence of inflammatory bowel disease, according to population-based data in the United States. …

Top stories in gastroenterology: Entyvio yields improved patient outcomes, NDA submitted for H. pylori therapy

May 17, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were study results that suggested changes in how patients are treated with Entyvio since the…

Meeting News

US should ‘learn from Europe’ regarding biosimilar policy, adoption

May 16, 2019
CLEVELAND — The United States continues to lag far behind Europe in terms of biosimilar availability, and officials here should take a lesson…

Meeting News

Medical home models could cut health care utilization, costs for IBD

May 16, 2019
CLEVELAND — Rheumatologists should consider the medical home model of health care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease who experience…

In the Journals

Undersampling ‘concerning’ in Barrett’s screening

May 16, 2019
Data from the GI Quality Improvement Consortium Registry revealed that some endoscopists are not collecting enough samples when performing systematic…

In the Journals

Daily aspirin use reduces risk for fibrosis progression in NAFLD

May 16, 2019
Results from a prospective study of patients with biopsy-proven nonalcoholic fatty liver disease showed that daily aspirin use correlated with less…

In the Journals

Lower abnormal FIT threshold improves colorectal cancer detection

May 16, 2019
Reducing the cutoff value for an abnormal fecal immunochemical test result may increase detection of advanced neoplasia and colorectal cancer while…

In the Journals

Cutting opioids in IBD may reduce emergencies, costs

May 15, 2019
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease with extended opioid use experience more emergency encounters and utilize more health care, resulting in…

In the Journals

Health care use indicators linked to IBD-related disability

May 15, 2019
Medication, hospitalization and surgery all contribute to improving the health of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, but results of a…

In the Journals

Magnetic-assisted capsule endoscopy assesses upper GI bleeds

May 14, 2019
Magnetic assisted capsule endoscopy is effective for the assessment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, according to study results. Hey-Long

In the Journals

Low-carb superior to low-fat diet for hepatic fat loss regardless of NAFLD

May 14, 2019
Patients who followed a Mediterranean low-carbohydrate diet showed significant reductions in hepatic fat content beyond visceral adipose tissue…

In the Journals

Obesity increases risk for diverticulosis in women

May 14, 2019
Women with obesity are at increased risk for developing diverticulosis while hormones seem to be at play as well, according to research published in…