In the Journals

Latest evidence that celiac disease runs in families prompts Mayo Clinic doctors to call for more screening

August 22, 2019
A “high prevalence” of celiac disease was found among screened first-degree relatives of patients with the condition, according to…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Future of colorectal cancer screening, separating fact from fiction in a patient with Crohn’s disease

August 16, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were a video interview from GI Outlook 2019 that focused on the future of colorectal cancer…

In the Journals

Little difference between fecal incontinence therapies for women

August 15, 2019
Women with fecal incontinence experience negligible differences in improvement between primary interventions including anorectal manometry-assisted…

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Passive water chlorination reduces childhood diarrhea in Bangladesh

August 14, 2019
Passively chlorinating water sources using solid tablet chlorine dosers significantly reduced the rate of childhood diarrhea in two communities in…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Daily coffee accelerates recovery after laparoscopic colorectal surgery, combination therapy use unchanged in inflammatory bowel disease despite benefits

August 9, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were a study that found the use of combination therapy in inflammatory bowel disease has remained…

‘Hype vs. science’: Identifying, disseminating nutrition data that matters

August 6, 2019
In this guest commentary, Kate Scarlata, MPH, RDN, a Boston-based registered dietitian, addresses the results of a


Researchers target delays in diagnosis, rising incidence of young-onset colorectal cancer

August 6, 2019
Data presented at this year’s American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting suggest young-onset colorectal cancer often is…

Top stories in gastroenterology: FDA issues safety alert for Xeljanz, inflammatory bowel disease increases risk for venous thromboembolism

August 2, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were the FDA issuing a safety alert and approving a boxed warning for the use of Xeljanz in…


Measles resurgence may pose unique threat to patients with inflammatory diseases

August 2, 2019
There have been nearly 1,100 measles cases in the United States in the first half of 2019 — more cases of measles than in any year since the…


Kids largely affected in backyard poultry Salmonella outbreak

July 31, 2019
The CDC has reported that 768 people have been infected with Salmonella through contact with backyard poultry in 48 states. Children aged younger…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Risk factors for inflammatory bowel disease, gastric cancer identified

July 26, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were a study that found patients receiving Enbrel for inflammatory diseases other than…

In the Journals

Age not associated with hospital-onset CDI in colonized patients, study suggests

July 24, 2019
Increasing length of stay, exposure to multiple classes of antibiotics, use of opioids and cirrhosis are all independently associated with an…

FDA News

FDA approves Hadlima, fourth Humira biosimilar

July 24, 2019
The FDA has approved the fourth biosimilar to adalimumab, adalimumab-bwwd, for all eligible indications of the biologic product, according to a…

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Anti-TNF persistence lower among women with IBD

July 22, 2019
Higher rates of side effects lead to lower drug persistence of anti-TNF therapy among women with inflammatory bowel disease, according to study…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Eating fish may decrease colorectal cancer risk, positive results of prep-free colon cancer screening device

July 19, 2019
Among the top stories in gastroenterology last week were a study that suggested eating fish as part of a regular diet may decrease the risk for…


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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…