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Probiotics do not prevent relapse in Crohn's disease patients
Despite previous data showing beneficial effects, the probiotic Saccharomuces boulardii (S. boulardii) does not prevent clinical relapse in patients with Crohn's disease. View News Article (2013-08-15)

GERD-related inflammation may contribute to esophageal cancer risk
Inflammation might be an important factor in the progression from reflux to esophageal cancer, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. View News Article (2012-05-11)

Gastroenterology/hepatology societies release report evaluating fellowship training curriculum
Due to the increasing complexities of treating digestive diseases, allowing gastroenterological (GI) trainee physicians the opportunity to develop enhanced abilities and experiences in specific disease areas or procedures will be a great benefit to patients, according to a "Report of the Multisociety Task Force on GI Training." View News Article (2009-11-04)

Pain characteristics suggest higher benefit from gallbladder surgery
According to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, better understanding of a patient's abdominal pain could help physicians know which patients will benefit most from surgical removal of the gallbladder. View News Article (2011-10-13)

Study confirms colonoscopy associated with reduced colorectal cancer incidence
Patients who undergo a complete negative colonoscopy have a reduced incidence of colorectal cancer, confirms a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. View News Article (2008-10-03)

Treating hepatitis C infection in prison is good public policy
Incarcerated patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are just as likely to respond to treatment for the disease as patients in the community, according to findings published in the October issue of Hepatology, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. View News Article (2012-09-28)

Quadruple therapy shows 100 percent SVR for HCV patients previously unresponsive to treatment
Exciting new data presented today at the International Liver CongressTM 2011 show that quadruple therapy in chronic hepatitis C (HCV) patients suppressed the emergence of resistant variants and resulted in a 100% rate of sustained virological response - undetectable HCV RNA - 12 weeks after treatment (SVR12). View News Article (2011-04-04)

Severe sleep apnea may be a risk factor for liver damage
Many patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are obese and therefore at risk of having fatty liver, a condition in which fat accumulates in the liver cells. But the link between OSA and liver injury independent of weight has yet to be examined. View News Article (2005-05-25)

Injecting botox into stomach does not promote weight los
Despite conflicting data in support of the practice, some overweight Americans looking for an easy fix have turned to gastric botox injections to help them lose weight. View News Article (2013-01-29)

High rates of disability and health care use found in older Americans with cirrhosis
Older patients with cirrhosis have significant functional disability, require twice the amount of informal caregiving, and contribute added strain on the health care system, according to U-M research published in Hepatology.  View News Article (2012-01-11)

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