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New strategies to improve the quality of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) care
1.6 million Americans suffer. As with many chronic conditions, IBD patients often require frequent hospital visits due to rapid changes in their illness and can struggle with finding the balance between their health and their work/social life. (2018-01-19)
Cellular mechanism for severe viral hepatitis identified
KAIST medical scientists identified a cellular mechanism causing inflammatory changes in regulatory T cells that can lead to severe viral hepatitis. (2018-01-18)
Magnetically applied MicroRNAs could one day help relieve constipation
Micro metal beads and magnets help deliver a biologic where it's needed to improve constipation or rectoanal incontinence in animal models of the disorders. (2018-01-16)
Study prompts new ideas on cancers' origins
Cancer therapies often target cells that grow and divide rapidly, such as stem cells, but in studying how stomach cancers occur, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2017-12-15)
1 in 5 young colon cancer patients have genetic link
Results of the study indicate a benefit for all young colon cancer patients to undergo genetic testing. (2017-12-13)
How do cells release IL-1? After 3 decades, now we know
A study in the journal Immunity identifies, for the first time, the molecule that enables living immune cells to release interleukin-1, key to our innate immune response. (2017-11-28)
Mucosal healing: An objective measure of disease activity?
The absence of inflammatory and ulcerative lesions in all segments of the colon, also known as mucosal healing, should be the end goal in treating patients with ulcerative colitis according to an editorial in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. (2017-11-21)
Children with Alagille Syndrome have malformed bile ducts
Serious liver and heart problems can affect children with Alagille Syndrome early in life. (2017-11-21)
Insurance linked to black-white survival disparities in colorectal cancer
Health insurance coverage differences account for nearly one-half of the black-white survival disparity in colorectal cancer patients, according to a new study. (2017-11-14)
Older people with bowel disease receive older medicines
Inflammatory bowel disease is common amongst older people and there are big differences in the choice of treatment for different age groups. (2017-11-13)
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease increases risk of liver, colorectal, and breast cancers
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the more common chronic liver diseases worldwide. (2017-11-13)
Shifting bacterial communities in the stomach may influence cancer risk
Different changes to the microbial community of the stomach may explain why related conditions are associated with different risk levels and types of gastric tumor, according to a new study in PLOS Pathogens. (2017-11-02)
Monitoring Crohn's disease with inflammation biomarkersled to better patient outcomes
An efficacy and safety study of two treatment models for patients with Crohn's disease has found that monitoring both inflammation biomarkers and symptoms led to superior outcomes compared to clinical management of symptoms alone. (2017-10-31)
Long-term aspirin use reduces the incidence of digestive cancers by up to 47 percent
In a study involving over 600,000 people, those prescribed with aspirin showed a 47 percent reduction in liver and esophageal cancer incidence, a 38 percent reduction in gastric cancer incidence, a 34 percent reduction in pancreatic cancer incidence and a 24 percent reduction in colorectal cancer incidence. (2017-10-30)
Bacteria eradication reduces gastric cancer risk by 22 percent in over-60s, new research shows
The research analyzed the risk of gastric cancer development in a large group of individuals who had received antibiotic therapy to treat H. pylori infection. (2017-10-30)
Colorectal cancer screening should start at 45, new research shows
Scientists in France analyzed over 6,000 colonoscopies and found a 400 percent increase in the detection of neoplasia in patients aged between 45-49 in comparison to aged 40-44. (2017-10-29)
Artificial intelligence: Is this the future of early cancer detection?
Overall, 306 polyps were assessed real-time by using the AI-assisted system, providing a sensitivity of 94 percent, specificity of 79 percent, accuracy of 86 percent, and positive and negative predictive values of 79 percent and 93 percent respectively, in identifying neoplastic changes. (2017-10-29)
Serrated polyps plus conventional adenomas may mean higher risk for colorectal cancer
Examining more than 5,000 reports from the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry, A Dartmouth research team finds that individuals with both conventional adenomas as well as a subset of lesions known as serrated polyps may be at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer or high-risk adenomas that can lead to colorectal cancer, than those who have serrated polyps or high-risk adenomas alone. (2017-10-11)
A new genetic marker accounts for up to 1.4 percent of cases of hereditary colon cancer
IDIBELL-ICO scientists identify a new genetic marker accounts for up to 1.4 percent of cases of hereditary colon cancer. (2017-10-10)
Antiulcer drugs do not increase risk of Alzheimer's disease
The use of proton pump inhibitors does not increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. (2017-08-07)
Weight in adolescence may affect colorectal cancer risk
A new study has uncovered a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood. (2017-07-24)
Setting the record straight: PPIs do not cause Dementia
Several studies have reported associations between proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) use and dementia. (2017-07-20)
Alcohol consumption putting vast majority of Europeans at risk of digestive cancers
Alcohol & Digestive Cancers, a report launched today by United European Gastroenterology, revealed that the average daily intake of alcoholic drinks was 'moderate' (between 1 and 4 drinks per day) in all 28 EU states, placing these citizens at a heightened risk of both colorectal and esophageal cancer. (2017-07-03)
Task Force presents new ranking of colorectal cancer screening tests
In its latest recommendations, the US Multi-Society Task Force (MSTF) on Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening confirms that people at average risk should be screened beginning at age 50, and recommends colonoscopy and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) as the (2017-06-20)
New study: Unsaturated fat associated with fatty liver disease
As the obesity epidemic continues, new data shed light on which nutrients and what quantity of those nutrients promote health or disease. (2017-06-14)
UA researchers find physicians' adherence to H. pylori guidelines low
It was long thought that gastric ulcers and other digestive woes were brought about by stress. (2017-06-14)
Prebiotics reduce body fat in overweight children
There may soon be a new tool in the fight against childhood obesity. (2017-06-07)
Pediatric IBD patients not meeting recommended calcium and vitamin D intake
The study found that only 26.6 percent and 21.3 percent of sufferers were achieving the current recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D respectively. (2017-05-29)
Gut microbiome may predict response to biologic therapy for inflammatory bowel disease
Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have identified differences in the composition and the function of the gut microbiome between patients for whom treatment with a monclonal antibody-based drug was effective in inducing remission of inflammatory bowel disease symptoms and those for whom it was not. (2017-05-15)
Study identifies a new test to predict severity of inflammatory bowel disease in children
The results from a Norwegian study show that a new genetic test for characterising intestinal microbiota may help to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children and predict which children will develop the most extensive disease and need early, aggressive intervention. (2017-05-12)
New data show Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO) improves the balance of bacteria in formula-fed babies' digestive systems*, providing important immune system and health benefits
New Abbott data presented this week, at the 50th Annual Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) in Prague, further supports the important role Human Milk Oligosaccharides (or HMOs) play in supporting the immune system of formula-fed babies. (2017-05-12)
Experts warn parents of the risks of getting vegan diets wrong in young children
Experts at the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) are today warning that young children who follow a vegan diet without medical and dietary advice carry the risk of a number of nutrient deficiencies, including vitamin B12, calcium, zinc and high quality protein, which can have potentially devastating health effects. (2017-05-11)
A unique enzyme could be a game-changer for gluten-sensitive patients
Researchers have found that taking an enzyme tablet while consuming foods containing gluten prevents a significant amount of it from entering the small intestine. (2017-05-07)
Study: Genetic markers may predict which HCV, cirrhosis patients improve with treatment
Genotyping of patients with advanced cirrhosis from hepatitis C virus could help health-care professionals predict the likelihood of improvement after successful hepatitis C treatment, thus minimizing the need for liver transplants. (2017-05-06)
Compilation of research showcases latest advances in obesity treatment
More than 60 percent of American adults weigh more than is healthy. (2017-05-03)
AGA releases best practice advice on long-term PPI use
When proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are appropriately prescribed, their benefits are likely to outweigh their risks, according to an American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Clinical Practice Update published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of AGA. (2017-04-07)
Fatty liver diagnosis improved with magnetic resonance
Taking tissue samples from the liver to diagnose fatty liver can be replaced in most cases by a painless magnetic resonance investigation. (2017-04-06)
Penn studies find promise for innovations in liquid biopsies
From using fluid in the lungs to better understand the potential of immunotherapy treatments in lung cancer, to tracking circulating tumor cells in prostate cancer, to conducting RNA sequencing of cancer cell clusters from the blood of pancreatic cancer patients, to finding new ways to biopsy tissue from patients who may have esophageal cancer, a series of studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrate the promise of new diagnostic methods. (2017-03-29)
DDW® 2017 offers reporters access to leading research in digestive health
Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) returns to Chicago, Ill., from May 6-9, 2017, bringing together physicians, researchers and academics from across the world. (2017-03-14)
American Gastroenterological Association releases Obesity Practice Guide
Patients with obesity need a multidisciplinary approach to achieve a healthy weight, and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) believes that gastroenterologists are in a unique position to lead the care team. (2017-02-28)
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