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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)


New endoscopic treatment may spare Barrett's esophagus patients from surgery
Early tumor formation in Barrett's esophagus (BE) can be effectively and safely treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA), in combination with prior endoscopic removal of visible lesions, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute.  View News Article (2010-02-19)


Noninvasive test accurately identifies advanced liver disease without biopsy
Non-invasively measuring liver stiffness with transient elastography accurately diagnoses patients with late-stage liver disease, reports a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute.  View News Article (2008-09-02)


Choice of hospital impacts outcomes for inflammatory bowel disease surgery
Hospitals with higher annual volumes of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who undergo surgery have lower in-hospital mortality rates than hospitals with lower volumes of IBD patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. View News Article (2008-06-19)


Hypnosis provides effective treatment for IBS
Hypnosis can be a highly effective treatment for the bowel disorder IBS. Studies involving a total of 346 patients conducted by researchers at The Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, showed that hypnotherapy alleviated symptoms in 40 per cent of those affected - and that the improvement is long-term. View News Article (2012-04-03)


New screening technologies improve detection of polyps during colonoscopy
Two studies presented at the American College of Gastroenterology's 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando highlight new technologies with the potential to improve the detection of colorectal polyps and flat lesions during colonoscopy. View News Article (2008-10-06)


Use biologic agents to induce remission in patients with moderately severe Crohn's disease
The anti-TNF-α biologic agents, such as infliximab or adalimumab, are recommended to induce remission in patients with moderately severe Crohn's disease, according to a new guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).  View News Article (2013-12-18)


Children's Hospital researchers identify genetic mutation that may predict organ rejection
Using a novel combination of cutting-edge technologies to scan the human genome, researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC have identified a genetic mutation that identifies transplant recipients who experience rejection. View News Article (2008-09-16)

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