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VIDEO: Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., MD, discusses dangers of travel infections abroad

November 24, 2019
NEW YORK — In this video, Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., MD, professor and chairman of the department of pediatrics at Louisiana State University…

Will Smith gets a colonoscopy — should patients use a low-residue diet for theirs? Read the week’s top stories in gastroenterology

November 22, 2019
A video Will Smith recently posted about his colonoscopy in which he walked viewers through the entire process earned praise from physicians for…

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Maternal use of non-TNF inhibitor biologic, tofacitinib pose minimal infectious risk to offspring

November 19, 2019
ATLANTA — The use of either non-TNF inhibitor biologics or tofacitinib for chronic inflammatory diseases during pregnancy did not significantly…

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Gastroenterologist to rheumatologists: Suspect IBD more often

November 18, 2019
ATLANTA — Rheumatologists need to suspect inflammatory bowel disease more often in patients who present with joint pain, particularly in the…

FDA hearing on fecal microbiota transplantation tops the week’s stories in gastroenterology

November 15, 2019
News about the FDA’s public comment session to hear testimony about their policy on fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with…

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Low clinical value in repeat latent tuberculosis tests in patients taking biologics

November 14, 2019
Repeat, routine testing for latent tuberculosis infection among patients receiving biologics is both costly and of low clinical value, according to…

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Geriatric IBD mortality trend highlights need for ‘more standardized guidelines’

November 12, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — The odds of inpatient mortality were nearly four times higher among geriatric adults than adults aged younger than 75 years who…

In the Journals

EMR hard stop reduces repeat C. difficile testing

November 12, 2019
A hard stop clinical decision support tool embedded in the electronic medical record significantly reduced repeat Clostridioides difficile toxin…

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Multimodal intervention reduces opioid use in hospitalized patients with IBD

November 11, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — A series of interventions promoting guidance and appropriate therapy for pain management significantly reduced opioid use among…

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‘Embrace the chaos’: Advice on integrating work, life

November 11, 2019
BOSTON — In this exclusive video from The Liver Meeting 2019, Monica Tincopa, MD, MSc, a junior faculty member in the department of transplant…

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Low risk for adverse cirrhosis events in pregnant women ‘reassuring’

November 10, 2019
BOSTON — In pregnant women with cirrhosis, less than 2% had liver decompensation within 1 year after delivery and the odds for decompensation…

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Novel machine learning model effectively predicts NASH

November 10, 2019
BOSTON — A machine learning approach demonstrated a relatively high sensitivity rate for predicting the probability of non-alcoholic…

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Kratom-related liver injuries on the rise in the US

November 10, 2019
BOSTON — The commercially available botanical product kratom, often used for its psychotropic effects, was associated with several cases of…

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Combination therapy prevents HCV infection in non-viremic organ recipients

November 10, 2019
BOSTON — Hepatitis C infection was prevented or rapidly cured in transplant recipients who received organs from donors infected with the virus…

Top 5 stories you may have missed in October

November 9, 2019
Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease compiled a list of the top five stories posted in October. Our readers were most interested in updates in…

ACG meeting highlights make up top stories in gastroenterology

November 8, 2019
All of last week’s top stories in gastroenterology were from Healio’s live coverage of the American College of Gastroenterology Annual…

In the Journals

Psoriasis risk spikes with anti-TNF use in children with inflammatory diseases

November 6, 2019
Children with either inflammatory bowel disease, chronic noninfectious osteomyelitis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis developed psoriasis at an…

Meeting News

Mesalamine most commonly prescribed Crohn’s disease treatment among older patients

November 6, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Older patients with Crohn’s disease were less likely to receive biologic agents and more than twice as likely to receive…

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Q&A: ACP issues new guidance on colorectal cancer screening

November 5, 2019
The ACP has issued a new evidence-based guidance statement on screening for colorectal cancer screening in asymptomatic adults with average risk…

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VIDEO: Determining what age to start, stop colon cancer screening is a ‘big controversy’

November 1, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — In this exclusive video from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG, professor of…