Guidelines: Management of Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease Guidelines: Management of Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease
The AGA released guidelines for adult outpatients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease, strongly recommending induction and maintenance therapy with anti-TNF-alpha agents or ustekinumab.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Practice Update: Chemoprevention for Colorectal Neoplasia Practice Update: Chemoprevention for Colorectal Neoplasia
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) clinical practice update recommends only a few options based on effectiveness, affordability, and safety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Women in GI: Career-Spanning Strategies to Overcome Gender Bias Women in GI: Career-Spanning Strategies to Overcome Gender Bias
The gender gap in gastroenterology persists, gaining even greater significance within the"historical moment" of a pandemic and growing cognizance of systemic sexism and racism, according to experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Widely Covered Paper on Ranitidine-Cancer Link Retracted Widely Covered Paper on Ranitidine-Cancer Link Retracted
The authors concluded that their widely touted finding appears to have resulted from a hiccup in the way they conducted their testing.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Obesity Amplifies Harmful Effects of Alcohol on the Liver Obesity Amplifies Harmful Effects of Alcohol on the Liver
Examining the interplay between risk factors, researchers find among varying levels of alcohol consumption that having obesity is linked to a higher incidence of liver disease and related death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury: New Guidelines Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury: New Guidelines
New guidelines offer recommendations on the management of idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury, which is increasing, driven by the popularity of supplements and the use of some cancer therapies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Microbiome Therapeutic Offers Protection Against Recurrent C diff Microbiome Therapeutic Offers Protection Against Recurrent C diff
SER-109, an oral microbiome therapeutic, safely protects against Clostridioides difficile recurrence for up to 24 weeks, according to a recent phase 3 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 29, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

GI Symptoms and Chronic Fatigue May Persist Months After COVID-19 GI Symptoms and Chronic Fatigue May Persist Months After COVID-19
Gastrointestinal symptoms and chronic fatigue may persist months after COVID-19 resolves, results of a recent cohort-controlled study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

H. pylori: High Eradication, Fewer Side Effects With Hybrid Therapy H. pylori: High Eradication, Fewer Side Effects With Hybrid Therapy
A 14-day course of hybrid therapy was as effective as 10-day bismuth quadruple therapy, but with fewer side effects, according to results of a randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

H. pylori: High Eradication, Fewer Side Events With Hybrid Therapy H. pylori: High Eradication, Fewer Side Events With Hybrid Therapy
A 14-day course of hybrid therapy was as effective as 10-day bismuth quadruple therapy, but with fewer side effects, according to results of a randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

SEAVUE: Ustekinumab vs Adalimumab for Crohn's Disease SEAVUE: Ustekinumab vs Adalimumab for Crohn's Disease
For biologic-naive adults with moderate to severe Crohn's disease, treatment with either adalimumab or ustekinumab leads to similar outcomes, according to results of the head-to-head SEAVUE trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Intervention Cuts PPI Use, No Worsening of Acid-Related Diseases Intervention Cuts PPI Use, No Worsening of Acid-Related Diseases
Proton pump inhibitor use can safely be reduced by deprescribing efforts, coupled with patient and clinician education, based on a retrospective study involving more than 4 million veterans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Severe IBS Symptoms Improved During COVID-19 Lockdowns Severe IBS Symptoms Improved During COVID-19 Lockdowns
IBS symptoms were expected to worsen, fueled by new stresses and pressures related to the nationwide lockdowns, but now that hypothesis has changed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Semaglutide Boosts Weight Loss Following Endoscopic Gastroplasty Semaglutide Boosts Weight Loss Following Endoscopic Gastroplasty
Weekly GLP-1 agonist injection combined with minimally invasive endoscopic procedure produces greater weight loss than procedure alone in patients with obesity and overweight who also have diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Liver, Gastric Cancer Disparities Consistent Across Race Liver, Gastric Cancer Disparities Consistent Across Race
A recent analysis of US data clearly highlights the need to step up efforts to help level disparities in gastrointestinal cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

15 Need-to-Know Presentations From DDW 2021 15 Need-to-Know Presentations From DDW 2021
From no-frills behavioral interventions to paradigm-shifting artificial intelligence research, this year's meeting had something for everyone, according to Dr David Johnson.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Restricts Obeticholic Acid Over Serious Liver Injury Risk FDA Restricts Obeticholic Acid Over Serious Liver Injury Risk
Obeticholic acid is now contraindicated in patients with primary biliary cholangitis and advanced cirrhosis, following reports of serious liver injury leading to liver decompensation or liver failure.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Prebiotic in Development Shows Promise for Reducing GERD Symptoms Prebiotic in Development Shows Promise for Reducing GERD Symptoms
Researchers are investigating a novel prebiotic that decreases the proportion of harmful bacteria in the distal esophagus for people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Alcohol Pandemic: Are We Ready for What's Next? The Alcohol Pandemic: Are We Ready for What's Next?
Drinking and obesity are on the rise, creating a perfect storm for liver disorders in our patients.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Skip Routine Probiotics for Preemies, AAP Says Skip Routine Probiotics for Preemies, AAP Says
Although probiotics are increasingly given to preterm infants, data on their safety and efficacy are inconsistent, and these dietary supplements are not subject to approval by the FDA, the AAP notes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Surprising Percentage of Biopsy Samples Retained in GI Endoscopes Surprising Percentage of Biopsy Samples Retained in GI Endoscopes
The proportion of GI endoscopic procedures with retained biopsy samples exceeded informal estimates from endoscopists and lab technicians in a study of more than 100 procedures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 24, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

' Smart Toilet' With AI Scans Stool for Blood, Consistency'Smart Toilet' With AI Scans Stool for Blood, Consistency
The licensed technology shows promise for objectively detecting and reporting early changes to stool, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 23, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

VENUS: Ustekinumab Superior to Vedolizumab for Refractory Crohn's VENUS: Ustekinumab Superior to Vedolizumab for Refractory Crohn's
A study directly compares two biologic agents among patients with Crohn's disease who failed previous anti-TNF therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

VENUS: Ustekinumab Appears Superior to Vedolizumab for Crohn's VENUS: Ustekinumab Appears Superior to Vedolizumab for Crohn's
A retrospective analysis compares two biologic agents among patients with Crohn's disease who failed previous anti-TNF therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The 5 Goals of Colonoscopy in Ulcerative Colitis The 5 Goals of Colonoscopy in Ulcerative Colitis
Dr Stephen Hanauer remarks on ruling out mimics, establishing disease severity, surveilling for cancer, and other key reasons to perform routine colonoscopy.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

G-POEM: Is it the Much-needed Treatment for Gastroparesis? G-POEM: Is it the Much-needed Treatment for Gastroparesis?
In a recent trial, G-POEM led to only modest success in the treatment of refractory gastroparesis but still represents improvement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Admit or Send Home for GI Bleeding? AI May Help You Decide Admit or Send Home for GI Bleeding? AI May Help You Decide
Gastroenterologists may soon find that their most powerful tool for deciding which patients to hospitalize isn't their experience or intuition, but an AI algorithm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Disposable Duodenoscopes Weighing the Pros and Cons of Disposable Duodenoscopes
Their main advantage – avoiding scope-related infections – is one many clinicians don’t consider overly pressing, but experts say they’d be remiss in overlooking it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Medicare Patients See Rising Rates of IBD Medicare Patients See Rising Rates of IBD
The prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease increased significantly among Americans aged 67 years and older from 2001 to 2018, based on data from more than 25 million Medicare beneficiaries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Ddw 2021 ddw 2021
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from DDW 2021Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Conference Coverage Source Type: news

COVID's Big Impact Made a Fairly Small Dent in GI Earnings COVID's Big Impact Made a Fairly Small Dent in GI Earnings
Gastroenterologists'larger-than-average drop in compensation was not enough to reverse their earnings positivity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Drops in Hepatitis C Testing, Treatment Spark Concern Drops in Hepatitis C Testing, Treatment Spark Concern
Prior to the pandemic, the goal was to eradicate this curable disease. Recent data suggest significant efforts will now be needed to make up for lost ground.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

The Mediterranean Diet Gets a Green Boost The Mediterranean Diet Gets a Green Boost
Modifying the Mediterranean diet with additional green plant-based proteins/polyphenols results in intriguing benefits.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

IBD Online: What Do Patients Search For? IBD Online: What Do Patients Search For?
In a new survey, the online activity of patients with IBD suggested a desire for more information, especially with respect to supportive needs like diet and complementary/alternative medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Post-COVID-19 GI Symptoms: Are We in for the Long Haul? Post-COVID-19 GI Symptoms: Are We in for the Long Haul?
Dr David Johnson remarks on the increasingly complex GI manifestations that COVID long-haulers may be facing.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

AGA Shark Tank 2021: A Simple Design Survives AGA Shark Tank 2021: A Simple Design Survives
The winner is a device that overcomes a longstanding challenge presented by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: biliary access.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 13, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Low-Fat Diet Upped Quality of Life in Ulcerative Colitis Low-Fat Diet Upped Quality of Life in Ulcerative Colitis
Data suggest that even patients in remission could benefit from a healthier diet.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

New Oral Protein Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis New Oral Protein Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis
A recombinant anti-TNF alpha fusion protein showed safety and effectiveness in mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Endoscopic Device Could Expand GERD Treatment, Reduce PPI Use Endoscopic Device Could Expand GERD Treatment, Reduce PPI Use
In a sham-controlled trial, the GERD-X device had a short operation time and improved both symptoms and quality of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Look Beyond Liver Biopsy for NAFLD Diagnosis Look Beyond Liver Biopsy for NAFLD Diagnosis
Researchers sought to compare characteristics of patients with NAFLD who were diagnosed using clinical criteria and those diagnosed via liver biopsy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Consider Risk for Barrett's Esophagus After Bariatric Surgery Consider Risk for Barrett's Esophagus After Bariatric Surgery
Patients who underwent sleeve gastrectomy show high prevalence of Barrett's esophagus in long-term follow-up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 29, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Counseling Adolescents With Obesity: Lead With the Evidence Counseling Adolescents With Obesity: Lead With the Evidence
Dr William F. Balistreri comments on the data surrounding the consequences of obesity in young people and the most effective interventions.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Practice Update: Eradication Strategies for H. pylori Infection Practice Update: Eradication Strategies for H. pylori Infection
Before switching antibiotics in patients with H pylori, clinicians should screen for factors such as nonadherence or inadequate suppression of gastric acid, according to a clinical practice update.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

COVID Vax Response OK in Most With Chronic Inflammatory Diseases COVID Vax Response OK in Most With Chronic Inflammatory Diseases
Preprint publication study shows that those with CID mount immune responses after receiving COVID-19 vaccines, but responses are reduced in some patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Lessons Learned During COVID-19 Will Help Us Better Treat HCV Lessons Learned During COVID-19 Will Help Us Better Treat HCV
In figuring out how to practice during a pandemic, we may have also learned new skills for monitoring and treating patients with HCV, says Dr William Balistreri.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Hypothesis: Milk and Beef'Causally Linked' to Colorectal Cancer Hypothesis: Milk and Beef'Causally Linked' to Colorectal Cancer
Recently discovered DNA-based pathogens in beef and milk products appear to trigger chronic inflammation in the intestinal mucosa that could explain their link to colon cancer, say German scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AGA Guidelines: Intragastric Balloons in Obesity Management AGA Guidelines: Intragastric Balloons in Obesity Management
For patients with obesity, the combination of intragastric balloon placement and lifestyle modifications may be preferable to lifestyle modifications alone, according to new guidelines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Microbiota-Directed Therapy May Aid Growth in Malnourished Kids Microbiota-Directed Therapy May Aid Growth in Malnourished Kids
Dietary intervention that involves the target manipulation of microbiota components may improve the growth rate in kids with moderate acute malnutrition, which affects more than 30 million worldwide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The IgA tTG for Celiac Disease: Not as Sensitive as We Thought? The IgA tTG for Celiac Disease: Not as Sensitive as We Thought?
An analysis suggests caution in the interpretation of a negative IgA tTG to rule out celiac disease in clinical practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Bedtime Soon After Meals Raises Reflux Risk in Pregnancy Bedtime Soon After Meals Raises Reflux Risk in Pregnancy
A simple dietary modification could obviate the need for pharmacologic treatment of GERD in some women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news