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Antidepressant and placebo are equally effective in child pain relief
When used "off-label," the antidepressant amitriptyline works just as well as placebo in treating pain-predominant gastrointestinal disorders in children, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. View News Article (2009-10-01)

New therapeutic targets in the treatment of ulcerative colitis
Social, environmental and dietary changes are associated with the changes of disease spectrum in a country. Ulcerative colitis has become a commonly seen disease in China, probably due to extensive consumption of Western foods in recent years. View News Article (2007-11-14)

Common stomach bacteria may fight off inflammatory bowel disease caused by Salmonella
Helicobacter pylori, a common stomach bacterium, reduced the severity of inflammation of the colon caused by Salmonella in mice, according to research from U-M Medical School scientists. View News Article (2010-11-02)

Alcohol types and socioeconomic status are associated with Barrett's esophagus risk
Although the relationship between alcohol and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is well established, studies investigating the association between alcohol intake and reflux esophagitis (RE), Barrett's esophagus (BE) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) have reported inconsistent findings. View News Article (2009-03-02)

Brief Class on Easy-to-Miss Precancerous Polyps Ups Detection, Mayo Study Shows
Most people know a colonoscopy requires some preparation by the patient. Now, a Mayo Clinic physician suggests an additional step to lower the risk of colorectal cancer: Ask for your doctor's success rate detecting easy-to-miss polyps called adenomas. View News Article (2013-01-08)

Is short-term Celecoxib intervention a effective method for preventing gastric carcinogenesis?
Since the isolation and culture of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in 1983, this bacterium has become accepted as an important human pathogen for the development of gastritis, peptic ulcer, and gastric cancer. View News Article (2009-10-29)

Enzyme inhibitor may provide strategy to treat some GI disorders, Jefferson researchers find
Drugs that block the activity of an enzyme might hold a key to treating chronic and severe disorders such as certain forms of constipation, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, Hirschsprung's disease and other similar gastrointestinal problems. View News Article (2006-07-19)

New treatment offers hope for short-bowel syndrome patients
A new drug, teduglutide, offers significant relief for patients with short-bowel syndrome intestinal failure who are reliant on intravenous nutrition, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.  View News Article (2013-07-19)

GERD patient satisfaction hinges on medication type and physician bedside manner
Patient satisfaction with their medications and the quality of interactions with their doctor reflect the success of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) therapy, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute.  View News Article (2009-08-03)

Researchers identify gene responsible for rare childhood disease
The chromosomal abnormality that causes a rare, but often fatal, disorder that affects infants has been identified by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, who happened to treat two young children with the disease in San Diego - two of perhaps a dozen children in the entire country diagnosed with the disorder. View News Article (2008-07-25)

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