Antihyperglycemic Drugs Likely Effective for NAFLD Antihyperglycemic Drugs Likely Effective for NAFLD
Three different classes of antihyperglycemic drugs, PPAR agonists, GLP-1R agonists ,and SGLT2 inhibitors, showed promise in treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in a systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 27, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Gastro Journal Issues Expressions of Concern on 40 Probiotic Articles Gastro Journal Issues Expressions of Concern on 40 Probiotic Articles
The articles appeared in the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, the official journal of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) and date back to 2007.Undark (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Initiating Discussion About Reproductive Health With Women With IBD Initiating Discussion About Reproductive Health With Women With IBD
Women with inflammatory bowel disease often worry about their reproductive health and they expect their gastroenterologist to initiate this conversation, according to a new qualitative study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 26, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Yes Signaling Pathway Implicated in Liver Cancer Development Yes Signaling Pathway Implicated in Liver Cancer Development
Yes, a tyrosine kinase, drove the spread and aggressiveness of hepatocellular cancer in cells, mouse models, and an analysis of patient data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 25, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Long COVID Associated With Risk of Metabolic Liver Disease Long COVID Associated With Risk of Metabolic Liver Disease
Postacute COVID syndrome, an ongoing inflammatory state following infection with SARS-CoV-2, is associated with greater risk of metabolic-associated fatty liver disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 22, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Spore Therapy Cuts C. Difficile Reinfection by 68% in 8-Week Study Spore Therapy Cuts C. Difficile Reinfection by 68% in 8-Week Study
An experimental 3-day therapy that adds Firmicutes spores to the gut can reduce the risk of C. difficile reinfection by 68%, according to the results from an 8-week phase 3 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal PCR Panel Enables Faster, Better Antibiotic Therapy in Kids With Infectious Diarrhea Gastrointestinal PCR Panel Enables Faster, Better Antibiotic Therapy in Kids With Infectious Diarrhea
Using a multiplex gastrointestinal PCR (GI-PCR) panel in children with infectious diarrhea can speed up appropriate prescription of antibiotics, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Appendectomy or Antibiotics? Large Trial Helps Decision Making Appendectomy or Antibiotics? Large Trial Helps Decision Making
A study reinforces a link between appendicoliths and appendectomies after antibiotics, but its author said there's a surprising lack of connection for other factors that tilt patients toward surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Good Long-Term Outcomes of Kidney/Liver Transplant in Adults With HIV Good Long-Term Outcomes of Kidney/Liver Transplant in Adults With HIV
HIV-positive kidney- and liver-transplant patients can expect good long-term outcomes following the transplant, comparable with those of matched HIV-negative peers, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Private Insurers Must Cover Follow-Up Colonoscopies Private Insurers Must Cover Follow-Up Colonoscopies
The American Gastroenterology Association expects this guidance will eliminate surprise bills and give patients peace of mind regarding coverage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Data Support Lowering Screening Age to 45 for Colorectal Cancer New Data Support Lowering Screening Age to 45 for Colorectal Cancer
A new study confirms an increasing incidence of young-onset precancerous colorectal neoplasia among adults younger than age 50 and supports updated recommendations to start screening at age 45 for all average-risk individuals, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Swallowable Intragastric Balloon Shows Significant Weight Loss Swallowable Intragastric Balloon Shows Significant Weight Loss
Significant weight loss, lower adverse events observed with the novel 4-month intragastric balloon intervention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Overweight, Obesity in Early Adulthood Tied to Higher Risk of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Overweight, Obesity in Early Adulthood Tied to Higher Risk of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer
People who are overweight or obese in their 20s are at increased risk of developing early onset colorectal cancer, researchers in Germany report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Rumination Syndrome's Surprisingly High Global Prevalence Rumination Syndrome's Surprisingly High Global Prevalence
The largest-yet study of rumination syndrome leads Dr David Johnson to consider the best ways of differentiating it from other disorders.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Postendoscopy Upper GI Cancers Common, Diagnosis Often Delayed Postendoscopy Upper GI Cancers Common, Diagnosis Often Delayed
Patients who develop upper gastrointestinal cancers within 3 years of esophagogastroduodenoscopy are less likely to present with'alarm'symptoms than patients whose upper GI cancers are detected at endoscopy, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 10, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Phentermine-Topiramate May Be Best Medication for Weight Loss Phentermine-Topiramate May Be Best Medication for Weight Loss
Of all the available medications for treatment of overweight and obesity, phentermine-topiramate may be the most effective for weight loss, a systematic review and network meta-analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 7, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Upadacitinib May Best Biologic for Clinical Remission of UC Upadacitinib May Best Biologic for Clinical Remission of UC
A new network meta-analysis suggests that the selective JAK inhibitor upadacitinib ranks first with respect to clinical remission and response among UC treatments, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 7, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

One Doctor's Psychedelic Journey to Confront His Cancer One Doctor's Psychedelic Journey to Confront His Cancer
"I don't have much patience for holistic medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, or alternative medicines with claims of spiritual upliftment or altered states of mind."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 6, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Real-World Practice Informs Tofacitinib Use in UC Real-World Practice Informs Tofacitinib Use in UC
Real-world data and practice observations provide further insight into the effective use of the JAK inhibitor in moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 6, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

ACE Index Predicts Steroid Response in Acute Severe Colitis ACE Index Predicts Steroid Response in Acute Severe Colitis
The ACE index shows promise for earlier prediction of steroid nonresponse in patients with acute severe ulcerative colitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 6, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Many US Patients With Esophageal Cancers Do Not Undergo Screening Many US Patients With Esophageal Cancers Do Not Undergo Screening
A large majority of US patients with esophageal cancer have not undergone esophagogastroduodenoscopy screening before their diagnosis, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 5, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Simple Model Helps Predict ESLD in People Living With HIV Simple Model Helps Predict ESLD in People Living With HIV
Researchers from the US and Canada have teamed up to develop and validate a model for predicting end-stage liver disease in people living with HIV.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 4, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Need a Pandemic Change? Go Mediterranean Need a Pandemic Change? Go Mediterranean
While the idea of a trip there may be too arduous, with testing and the spread of the Omicron variant, the Mediterranean diet could be the change of pace you need.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 4, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy, RYGB Reduce Liver Fat in Type 2 Diabetes Sleeve Gastrectomy, RYGB Reduce Liver Fat in Type 2 Diabetes
Retrospective studies have suggested that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass may be more effective in countering hepatic steatosis, but randomized trials have been lacking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 4, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Recently Retired Couple Has Served Over 130K Patients Combined Recently Retired Couple Has Served Over 130K Patients Combined
Gastroenterologist and pediatrician seek to travel the world after serving their Panama City, Florida community for nearly 40 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 4, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Crohn's Strictures May Respond to Immunosuppressive Drug Therapy Crohn's Strictures May Respond to Immunosuppressive Drug Therapy
Symptomatic strictures related to Crohn's disease may respond to immunosuppressive drug therapy, with improvements in symptoms and stricture morphology, according to results of a study from Australia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 3, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Greater Intestinal Permeability Seen With Bile Acid Diarrhea Than IBS Diarrhea Greater Intestinal Permeability Seen With Bile Acid Diarrhea Than IBS Diarrhea
People with bile acid diarrhea may have more permeable intestines than people with irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 3, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Sleeping Position Matters in Patients With GERD Sleeping Position Matters in Patients With GERD
The position in which a person with gastroesophageal reflux disease sleeps appears to have an impact on the occurrence of reflux symptoms during the night, according to a small study that suggests lying on the left side is best.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 3, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Vedolizumab Doesn't Increase Risk of C diff in Ulcerative Colitis Vedolizumab Doesn't Increase Risk of C diff in Ulcerative Colitis
Vedolizumab's effects in the intestines have led to concerns that the antibody could increase the risk of C difficile infection in patients with ulcerative colitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 28, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Few Patients With IBD Receive Early Vedolizumab Few Patients With IBD Receive Early Vedolizumab
Earlier treatment is associated with increased likelihood of response and remission, but in clinical practice, biologic agents are often delayed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 28, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

AI System Improves Early Gastric Cancer Detection AI System Improves Early Gastric Cancer Detection
An artificial intelligence system was effective for real-time monitoring of endoscopic"blind spots" and improved detection of early gastric cancer during esophagogastroduodenoscopy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 28, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Smoking, Alcohol Raise Risk of Second Cancer in SCC Smoking, Alcohol Raise Risk of Second Cancer in SCC
Although alcohol and smoking are known risk factors, the effects of cessation are not yet as well studied, according to investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 23, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

A Deep Dive on Tofacitinib's Mode of Action A Deep Dive on Tofacitinib's Mode of Action
New research reveals details on the JAK inhibitor's pharmacokinetics, including possible targets for future research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 23, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

High GI Spending Reveals Research, Public Health Need High GI Spending Reveals Research, Public Health Need
The top five most costly conditions were biliary tract diseases, esophageal disorders, abdominal pain, abdominal hernias, and diverticular disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 23, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Year in Gastroenterology Literature: 11 Must-Reads The Year in Gastroenterology Literature: 11 Must-Reads
New guidelines, expert reviews, and clinical studies offered plenty of practice-changing possibilities in 2021, according to Dr David Johnson.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 23, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Updates on Age to Start and Stop Colorectal Cancer Screening Updates on Age to Start and Stop Colorectal Cancer Screening
Although controlled data demonstrating the effects of earlier screening are lacking, the nine experts predicted that expanded screening would generate a net benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 22, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Single-use Duodenoscope Is Cost-effective in ERCP Single-use Duodenoscope Is Cost-effective in ERCP
The EXALT Model-D beats high-level disinfection of reusable devices among patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 22, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Upper Endoscopy May Reduce GI Cancer Mortality Upper Endoscopy May Reduce GI Cancer Mortality
The relatively high incidence of upper GI cancer among patients with GERD suggests benefit from even one endoscopy, according to the investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 22, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

GI Symptoms in Kids With COVID May Predict Severe Outcomes GI Symptoms in Kids With COVID May Predict Severe Outcomes
Large study shows the frequency, predictive markers, and clinical course of the severe gastrointestinal manifestations of COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 21, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Margin Marking of Polyps Before EMR Cuts Recurrence: Study Margin Marking of Polyps Before EMR Cuts Recurrence: Study
An expert unaffiliated with the single-center analysis questions whether the margin-marking technique is truly better than current standard of care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Candida Cleanses: Are Anti-Yeast Diets Just a Fad? Candida Cleanses: Are Anti-Yeast Diets Just a Fad?
Despite uncertain health claims, diets set on eliminating Candida from our guts are seemingly everywhere.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 17, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing Boosts Effectiveness of Sonodynamic Therapy for Liver Cancer in Mice CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing Boosts Effectiveness of Sonodynamic Therapy for Liver Cancer in Mice
A CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system increased the therapeutic efficiency of sonodynamic therapy in a mouse model of hepatocellular carcinoma, resulting in a novel synergistic therapeutic approach, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 17, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tumor-Associated Collagen Signature Helps Predict Gastric Cancer Prognosis Tumor-Associated Collagen Signature Helps Predict Gastric Cancer Prognosis
The level of tumor-associated collagen signature of gastric cancer may help predict which patients are likely to benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy, research from China suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 17, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Videos Effective Tool for Colonoscopy Bowel Prep Virtual Reality Videos Effective Tool for Colonoscopy Bowel Prep
Conventional patient education alone may not be as effective for colonoscopy bowel prep as combining traditional materials with virtual reality videos, a randomized trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 16, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Free Access to Antivirals for Hep C Reduces Mortality Rate Free Access to Antivirals for Hep C Reduces Mortality Rate
A strategy to identify and treat people infected with hepatitis C leads to a reduction in mortality rates, new research confirms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 15, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Microbiota May Predict Success on Low FODMAP Diet Microbiota May Predict Success on Low FODMAP Diet
Distinct markers were associated with greater response to a low FODMAP diet in adults with irritable bowel syndrome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 15, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FIB-4 Could ID Liver Risk in Primary Care FIB-4 Could ID Liver Risk in Primary Care
The Fibrosis-4 index is most often used in specialty clinics but showed promise in primary care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 13, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Bulevirtide Shows Real-World Efficacy Versus HDV Bulevirtide Shows Real-World Efficacy Versus HDV
French program reveals good cure rates but also a high rate of modifications or discontinuations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 11, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Immune-Mediated Diseases Tied to Risk of Cancer Immune-Mediated Diseases Tied to Risk of Cancer
Immune-mediated diseases were associated with an increased risk of local and systemic cancers, as well as total cancers, in a large cohort study, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 10, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Synthetic Food Dyes and Colorectal Cancer: Is There a Link? Synthetic Food Dyes and Colorectal Cancer: Is There a Link?
What are the health effects of the dyes used to make food more colorful? A pharmaceutical researcher examines the evidence in time for the holidays.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 10, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news