Kissing Can Spread Norovirus; Mood Tied to Bowel Prep Symptoms; Anti-TNF & Psoriasis
(MedPage Today) -- NIH scientists discovered that enteric viruses such as norovirus and rotavirus can replicate and spread through saliva, making talking, coughing, sneezing, and kissing potential routes of transmission. (Nature) As of the latest... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 30, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

'A New Hope' for Rare, Deadly Liver Disease
(MedPage Today) -- An investigational, potential first-in-class RNA interference (RNAi) therapy showed promise for treating patients with liver disease associated with alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, results of a phase II trial suggested... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 28, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Bulevirtide's Effect Sustained in Difficult-to-Treat Hepatitis D
(MedPage Today) -- Two different dosages of bulevirtide, an investigational first-in-class entry inhibitor, were safe and demonstrated superior responses compared with observation alone for patients with chronic hepatitis delta virus (HDV), a phase... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 25, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Germany Study Warns of Increasing Acute Hep C Reinfections in MSM
(MedPage Today) -- Although rates of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections have declined over the past decade across Europe, a small increase in reinfections was seen among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to a German prospective observational... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 24, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

German Study Warns of Increasing Acute Hep C Reinfections in MSM
(MedPage Today) -- Although rates of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections have declined over the past decade across Europe, a small increase in reinfections was seen among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to a German prospective observational... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 24, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Early Liver Disease Detection Linked to Subsequent Lifestyle Improvements
(MedPage Today) -- Patients at risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) who underwent liver fibrosis screening subsequently improved their lifestyle, especially those who screened positive, a prospective... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 24, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Mixed Results With Probiotic for Kids' Antibiotic-Related Diarrhea
(MedPage Today) -- A multispecies probiotic failed to prevent children's antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) in a randomized trial when examined under the strictest definition, but the researchers still saw a potential benefit, citing a lower... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 21, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Genotype Tied to Azathioprine Discontinuation for Toxicity
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with inflammatory conditions who have the CC genotype were at greater risk both for discontinuing the use of azathioprine (Imuran) due to hematopoietic toxicity and for needing to switch to lower doses, a retrospective... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 20, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Fecal Transplant Durable in IBS; Growth Hormone for NAFLD? Drug Use and DAA Activity
(MedPage Today) -- Fecal microbiota transplant for inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS) led to high response rates versus placebo and showed durable benefit out to 3 years, a trial from Norway showed. (Gastroenterology) Use of growth hormone in non... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 16, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Early Anal Lesion Treatment Cuts Cancer Risk in People With HIV
(MedPage Today) -- Treating precancerous anal lesions in people with HIV reduced their risk of developing anal cancer by more than half compared with active monitoring, according to results from the ANCHOR study. In the randomized phase III trial... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 16, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Intraoperative Catheter Disappoints for Urinary Retention After Hernia Repair
(MedPage Today) -- The use of an intraoperative catheter did not protect against the development of postoperative urinary retention (PUR) for patients who underwent laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair surgery, a randomized trial found. Among over... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 15, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Biologics for Crohn's Go Head to Head
(MedPage Today) -- Ustekinumab (Stelara) or adalimumab (Humira) were similarly effective as induction or maintenance therapy for moderate to severe Crohn's disease, according to the randomized SEAVUE trial. In an intention-to-treat analysis involving... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 14, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Coffee, Tea May Be Protective Against Liver Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Certain dietary habits such as higher alcohol intake were associated with a higher risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), while others such as coffee and tea drinking were linked with a lower risk, according to a large Mendelian... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 10, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

CRC Screening During COVID; Kids' Unusual Hepatitis Hits 38 States; NAFLD & the Gut
(MedPage Today) -- Colonoscopies for colorectal cancer (CRC) fell during the first year of the pandemic, but the decrease was attenuated by increases in stool-based CRC screening, according to a national survey. (JAMA Network Open) As of June... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 9, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Intensified Regimen for Metastatic CRC Fails to Improve Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- CHICAGO -- For metastatic colorectal cancer patients with RAS and BRAF wild-type disease, intensifying the upfront chemotherapy backbone in combination with the anti-EGFR antibody panitumumab (Vectibix) provided no additional... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 9, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news