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Machine learning accurately predicts who's who in the health care workforce
Until recently, economists, policy makers and workforce experts have relied on outdated and inaccurate snapshots of the US physician workforce, making it especially difficult to predict the need and availability of health care services across the country. (2020-07-14)
Sobering reminder about liver disease
Alcohol's popularity and its central place in socialising in Australia obscures the dangers of excessive drinking and possible liver disease, Flinders University experts warn. (2020-07-10)
Superbug impact on the gut
Monash University researchers have discovered that the devastating bacterial superbug Clostridioides difficile hijacks the human wound healing system in order to cause serious and persistent disease, opening up the development of new therapies to treat the disease. (2020-06-25)
Could the cure for IBD be inside your mouth?
A new collaborative study from the U-M Medical and Dental Schools reveals that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be the latest condition made worse by poor oral health via a clash between the mouth and gut microbiomes. (2020-06-16)
Strength training benefits patients with cirrhosis
Three hours of weekly strength training combined with protein supplements leads to both bigger and stronger muscles in patients with cirrhosis. (2020-06-11)
Four of ten adults worldwide have functional gastrointestinal disorders
For every ten adults in the world, four suffer from functional gastrointestinal disorders of varying severity. (2020-05-27)
Navigating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), has released a special issue providing clinicians and researchers an up-to-date resource on the risk factors, natural history, diagnosis and treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). (2020-05-19)
New study sheds light on IBD patients with COVID
The researchers conclude that increasing age, comorbidities, and corticosteroids are associated with severe COVID-19 among IBD patients. (2020-05-18)
Management of inflammatory bowel diseases: Clinical perspectives
In a new special issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), leading international experts provide a comprehensive update on the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) for the practicing clinician (2020-05-06)
New COVID-19 guidance for gastroenterologists
AGA has published new expert recommendations in Gastroenterology: AGA Institute Rapid Review of the GI and Liver Manifestations of COVID-19, Meta-Analysis of International Data, and Recommendations for the Consultative Management of Patients with COVID-19. (2020-05-04)
Study finds highly elevated levels of fatty liver disease for 9/11 first responders
Toxin exposure appears to have contributed to dramatically higher rates of fatty liver disease among first responders to the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. (2020-04-30)
Changes to gut microbiome may slow cancer growth in smokers
Changes to the gut microbiome interacted with the immune system to slow the growth of cancer in mice exposed to cigarette smoke, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2020. (2020-04-30)
Fecal transplantation improves outcomes in patients with multi-drug resistant organisms
Transferring fecal matter from the digestive systems of healthy donors to extremely ill patients who had previously been infected with drug-resistant bacteria resulted in shorter hospital stays, fewer bloodstream infections and infections that were easier to treat, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2020. (2020-04-30)
AGA and joint task force on allergy-immunology practice parameters release EoE guidelines
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the esophagus triggered by allergens that causes difficulty with swallowing in adults, which grows more frequent and intense over time, affecting patients' quality of life. (2020-04-28)
AGA releases official guidance for patients with IBD during the COVID-19 pandemic
Today, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) published new COVID-19 guidance for gastroenterologists treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): AGA Clinical Practice Update on Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Expert Commentary. (2020-04-10)
AGA issues formal recommendations for PPE during gastrointestinal procedures
Today, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) published new COVID-19 recommendations in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the AGA: AGA Institute Rapid Recommendations for Gastrointestinal Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (2020-04-01)
Editorial calls for a precision medicine approach to follow-up of diverticulitis
An editorial challenges physicians and the US healthcare system to reconsider the current 'one size fits all' care for diverticulitis and to employ a precision medicine approach to determine which patients should be referred for colonoscopy. (2020-03-30)
Mount Sinai researchers unveil mechanisms to prevent Crohn's disease
In a series of four studies published today in Gastroenterology, a journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, Mount Sinai inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) researchers, describe the identification of predictive tools and a new understanding of environmental factors that trigger IBD. (2020-03-26)
Digestive symptoms are prominent among COVID-19 patients reveals study in The American Journal of Gastroenterology
The American Journal of Gastroenterology published today a new study that reveals digestive symptoms, including diarrhea, are common in COVID-19 patients. (2020-03-18)
New COVID-19 info for gastroenterologists and patients
A paper published today in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology by clinicians at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai outlines key information gastroenterologists and patients with chronic digestive conditions need to know about COVID-19, or coronavirus. (2020-03-18)
Acid reflux drugs linked to increased fracture risk in kids
Proton pump inhibitors -- a widely used class of drugs used to treat acid reflux and related symptoms - may lead to an increased risk of fractures in children and adolescents, reports a study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN). (2020-03-17)
Immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory bowel disease does not increase women's risk of vulvar or vaginal cancer
In a new retrospective study, researchers found that the use of immunosuppressive therapy does not increase the occurrence or recurrence of vulvar or vaginal cancer in women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). (2020-03-11)
GI symptoms and potential fecal transmission in coronavirus patients
In two new papers published online in Gastroenterology, investigators from China describe the impact of coronavirus on the digestive tract. (2020-03-05)
Using artificial intelligence to assess ulcerative colitis
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have developed an artificial intelligence system with a deep neural network that can effectively evaluate endoscopic data from patients with ulcerative colitis, which is a type of inflammatory bowel disease, without the need for biopsy collection. (2020-03-05)
CHOP researchers develop novel approach to capture hard-to-view portion of colon in 3D
In a groundbreaking discovery, researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) developed a new imaging method that allows scientists to view the enteric nervous system (ENS) -- a key part of the human colon -- in three dimensions by making other colon cells that normally block it invisible. (2020-02-27)
Potential new heartburn drug studied at VUMC
An investigational drug that binds bile acids in the stomach can reduce the severity of heartburn symptoms in patients with treatment-resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) when combined with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), a new study suggests. (2020-02-26)
GI societies issue updated colorectal cancer screening recommendations
These evidence-based recommendations support closer follow-up after colonoscopy screenings for some groups, less intense follow-up for others, and provide guidance for removing colorectal polyps. (2020-02-18)
New AGA guideline outlines treatment best practices for ulcerative colitis patients
An increasing number of drugs are available for long-term management of moderate to severe UC, leading to questions about treatment strategies for optimal patient care. (2020-01-21)
Obesity crisis blamed for a rise in fatty liver disease amongst young adults
One in five young people have fatty liver disease (steatosis), with one in 40 having already developed liver scarring (fibrosis), research published today has found. (2020-01-15)
Processed foods highly correlated with obesity epidemic in the US
A review article from the George Washington University highlights the correlation between highly processed foods and increased prevalence of obesity in the United States. (2020-01-06)
Acid reflux affects nearly a third of US adults weekly
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a digestive disorder that causes hearburn and other uncomfortable symptoms, may affect nearly a third of US adults each week, and most of those who take certain popular medications for it still have symptoms, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study. (2019-12-19)
AGA releases guideline on management of gastric intestinal metaplasia
This guideline will aid health care provider decision-making for patients who are undergoing upper endoscopy in North America (2019-12-10)
Young people with IBD five times more likely to develop serious infections
Young patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are five times more likely than the general population to develop viral infections that can lead to hospitalisation or permanent organ damage, a new study published in the UEG Journal has found. (2019-12-05)
Gut microbiota imbalance promotes the onset of colorectal cancer
Researchers have demonstrated that an imbalance in the gut microbiota, also known as 'dysbiosis', promotes the onset of colorectal cancer. (2019-11-18)
Eliminating common bacterial infection significantly decreases gastric cancer risk
Penn researchers are first to assess Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric cancer risk in Americans, certain demographics and ethnic groups. (2019-11-13)
Half of all commonly used drugs profoundly affecting the gut microbiome, warn experts
The drug categories found to have the biggest impact on the microbiome include, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), metformin, antibiotics and laxatives. (2019-10-22)
Colorectal and pancreatic cancer rates up 10% in last 30 years, reveals major study
The results of a major study across 195 countries, presented today at UEG Week Barcelona 2019, indicate that global death rates for pancreatic cancer and incidence rates for colorectal cancer both increased by 10% between 1990 and 2017. (2019-10-21)
IBD prevalence three times higher than estimates and expected to rise, new study reveals
The new evidence demonstrates that IBD prevalence is three times higher than previously reported, with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease prevalence increasing by 55% and 83% respectively between 2000 and 2017. (2019-10-20)
FMT is effective in IBS, but having a 'super-donor' is essential, new study finds
The study reported today, which involved a large cohort of patients with various subtypes of IBS, used several enhanced methodologies, and highlighted the importance of donor selection for optimizing the effectiveness of FMT as a treatment for IBS. (2019-10-20)
Microbiome provides new clues to determining development of colon cancer
Findings showcasing a connection between bacteria in the microbiome and colon cancer, which may be used to screen younger populations at risk, were published in the journal Gastroenterology by researchers from the George Washington University. (2019-10-04)
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