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Computer-assisted sedation reduces patient recovery time by almost 20 percent
Use of computer-assisted propofol sedation for routine upper endoscopy and colonoscopy reduced recovery room time by almost 20 percent, according to a study (abstract 1054) released today at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2015.  View News Article (2015-05-19)

Stress levels linked to risk of liver disease death, study shows
Suffering from anxiety or depression could carry an increased risk of death from liver disease, a study suggests. View News Article (2015-05-19)

Cirrhosis deaths drop 41 percent from 2002 to 2012
A new study by UNC researchers has found dramatic improvements in the survival of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure supporting improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis and concurrent bacterial infections. View News Article (2015-04-22)

Standard nursing assessments improve ability to predict survival in cirrhosis patients
Patients hospitalized with advanced cirrhosis, a chronic and degenerative disease of the liver, are at increased risk of death.  View News Article (2015-04-09)

New study indicates that exercise improves non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in the western world. A new study published in the Journal of Hepatology shows that exercise, regardless of frequency or intensity, benefits obese and overweight adults with NAFLD. View News Article (2015-04-08)

Younger immigrants at higher risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease
The younger a person is when they immigrate to Canada, the higher their risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and its major subtypes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, according to a study by researchers at the University of Ottawa, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).  View News Article (2015-03-10)

Understanding how the stomach responds to injury could help target therapy against gastric damage
A better understanding of the stomach's immune response to Helicobater pylori (H. pylori) infection could lead to new therapies targeting damage in the stomach. View News Article (2015-03-06)

Alcohol places Hispanics at a much greater risk of developing alcoholic liver disease
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) refers to a broad spectrum of liver injuries, including alcoholic fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and alcoholic cirrhosis. ALD is among the most common liver diseases in the United States; however, it varies significantly by ethnicity. View News Article (2015-02-23)

Chronic narcotic use is high among kids with IBD
Chronic narcotic use is more than twice as prevalent in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), compared with children without this disease, according to a new study1 published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.  View News Article (2015-02-10)

Reactivation of HBV can be prevented, treated during immunosuppressive drug therapy
Long-term immunosuppressive therapy can cause the hepatitis B virus (HBV) to become active, even in patients who are not aware that they are infected with the virus. View News Article (2015-02-09)

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