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Long neglected nutritional training for doctors at all levels needed now
The profession must take advantage of changes in medical education to ensure that all health professionals, but especially gut specialists, are given adequate training in nutrition, urge Dr. (2010-03-17)
New guidelines address treatment of dangerous infection
The American Journal of Gastroenterology has published medical guidelines for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection, one of the most common worldwide infections and an important factor linked to the development of peptic ulcer disease, gastric malignancy and dyspeptic symptoms. (2007-08-17)
Reduce bloating and excess gas with a common antibiotic
In the first study of its kind, researchers discovered that rifaximin, an antibiotic used to treat diarrhea, is an effective treatment for abdominal bloating and flatulence, including in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. (2006-02-15)
Low FODMAP diet and IBS recently published by Dove Medical Press
The evidence to date indicates that restriction of FODMAPs is an effective dietary intervention for reducing IBS symptoms. (2016-06-20)
Study details link between obesity, carbs and esophageal cancer
Cases of esophageal cancer (adenocarcinoma) in the US have risen in recent decades from 300,000 cases in 1973 to 2.1 million in 2001 at age-adjusted rates. (2008-02-25)
Gastroenterology, CGH maintain strong 2011 impact factors
The American Gastroenterological Association is pleased to announce that both AGA journals maintained their strong standing with the release of the much anticipated 2011 impact factors. (2012-07-06)
Endoscopy-based research can effect quality of life in healthy volunteers?
A research team from Germany prospectively analyzed the impact of an endoscopy-based long-term research on the quality of life (QOL) in healthy volunteers. (2010-02-04)
No link between acid reflux and survival
Study provides reassuring evidence that people with acid reflux symptoms do not have an increased risk of death, finding no difference in survival rates between sufferers and nonsufferers. (2008-01-03)
Experts to discuss emerging technologies in GI diagnosis and treatment
Important new therapeutic and diagnostic advances in gastroenterology herald a new area, but are these new technologies ready for prime time? (2003-10-08)
Chronic constipation study offers relief to all sufferers
A clinical trial including 50 medical centers and 304 patients has confirmed that polyethylene (PEG) laxative is safe for patients suffering from chronic constipation. (2007-06-22)
Common alternative treatment for liver disease is found to be ineffective
Results of high-quality randomized clinical trials have determined that milk thistle extract, a widely used alternative medication, may not have any significant influence on the course of patients with alcoholic liver disease or hepatitis B or C liver disease. (2005-12-14)
Cortical response to biliary sensation
Elevated pressure of the extrahepatic bile duct may elicit a variety of symptoms ranging from various degrees of abdominal distention, discomfort, dyspepsia and pain. (2010-04-12)
Hypnotherapy eases irritable bowel syndrome symptoms
Hypnotherapy seems to be very effective for easing the distressing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, and in a goodly proportion of cases, clears up symptoms altogether, reveal experts during a wide ranging discussion of the condition in a Frontline Gastroenterology podcast. (2010-03-17)
How to increase the efficacy of local excision of rectal cancer
Local tumor excision preserves anal, urinary and sexual function in patients with low rectal cancer. (2009-03-20)
Injecting botox into stomach does not promote weight loss
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. (2013-01-28)
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology most influential journal in field of clinical medicine
The American Gastroenterological Association Institute journal, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is the medical journal with the most impact on the field of clinical medicine, according to a recent analysis of Essential Science Indicators data by Thompson Reuters. (2009-01-21)
AGA publications unveil new iPad apps, website
In order to best meet the needs of members, the American Gastroenterological Association has launched new electronic offerings to make it easier for busy health-care professionals to stay abreast of the latest research and news in gastroenterology while on the go. (2012-10-09)
Blood testing links common foods and IBS
Researchers using comparison trials determined that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients have elevated food-specific IgG4 antibodies to common foods such as wheat, beef, pork, lamb, and soya bean. (2005-07-13)
A case of post-gastrectomy acute pancreatitis
A clinical research team from Taiwan reported a case of asymptomatic pancreatic divisum who underwent palliative subtotal gastrectomy for an advanced gastric cancer with liver metastasis. (2009-10-16)
Diabetes doubles risk of liver disease and liver cancer
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have shown that diabetes can cause chronic liver disease and cancer of the liver. (2004-02-12)
Endoscopic resection of a large ileal lipoma
A research team from Japan reported a case of a large lipoma, 50 mm in diameter, in the terminal ileum, which was completely removed by a combination of the so-called endoscopic unroofing technique and endoscopic submucosal dissection. (2010-04-09)
Treatment for disease that affects estimated 1 in 2000 children gets them to eat again
Pediatric researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital report that treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis, an inflammatory condition known as EE that often mimics reflux and can cause refusal to eat, with oral or swallowed/sprayed steroids results in significant patient improvement, but that if discontinued relapse is common. (2008-02-28)
A promising endoscopic technique for rectal carcinoids
This study compared between a ligation device with three dimensional ultrasonography and EMR-L alone for rectal carcinoids. (2008-09-23)
A new endoscopic technique for gastrointestinal perforations: the over-the-scope-clip
A research team from Italy successfully used a new endoscopic device, the over-the-scope-clip (OTSC), for the first time, to seal and close two gastrointestinal fistulas developed after gastric banding erosion. (2010-04-09)
Colorectal cancer in China
A research team from China gained a broader picture of colorectal cancer (CRC) in Guangdong Province and provided important information on the changing epidemiology of this disease over a period of 20 years. (2010-03-04)
Budesonide provides lasting relief for Crohn's disease patients
In a study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers found that budesonide capsules are an effective treatment to prolong and maintain the period of remission of Crohn's disease. (2005-09-12)
A new insight on ethanol-induced gastric mucosa injury
Drinking exaggerates the damage of gastric mucosa. A research group in China investigated the alteration of mitochondrial genome in gastric epithelial cells affected by acute or chronic drinking. (2008-10-23)
Vitamin D deficiency in cirrhosis
A research team from Denmark examined the vitamin D status in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis compared to those with primary biliary cirrhosis. (2011-03-15)
SAGE to launch United European Gastroenterology Journal
SAGE and United European Gastroenterology (UEG) today announced an agreement to launch United European Gastroenterology Journal (UEG Journal) in February 2013. (2012-08-30)
Clinical course of subepithelial lesions
A research team from South Korea determined the natural history and provided a basis of surveillance of incidentally detected, asymptomatic subepithelial lesions. (2010-02-05)
Incontinence sufferers have lower quality of life
An article published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology highlights the ongoing debate over whether testing is necessary prior to diagnosis and treatment of patients with fecal incontinence (FI), the involuntary discharge of bowel contents. (2006-12-15)
Is it reasonable to perform polypectomy without interruption of anticoagulation?
A research team from the United States reviewed their experience of removing small colon polyps without interrupting anticoagulation. (2009-05-07)
Acute pancreatitis and cholangitis: a complication caused by a migrated gastrostomy tube
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is generally considered to be safe with a low rate of serious complications. (2007-10-25)
The aetiology of acute gastrointestinal bleeding in aged patients
The incidence of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (AUGIB) in aged patients has been increasing rapidly over the last years in the Western World. (2008-09-23)
Which treatment is effective in maintaining remission in ulcerative colitis: Probiotic or placebo?
A research team from China compared the therapeutic effects of probiotics treatment and nonprobiotics treatment on ulcerative colitis in remission induction and maintenance. (2010-04-19)
Prognosis for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms
A research team from Japan investigated the prognostic significance of the coexistence of metachronous and synchronous cancer in branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas (IPMN). (2010-04-19)
An etiological role for H. pylori in autoimmune gastritis
Autoimmune type atrophic gastritis is a severe gastric atrophy associated with vitamin B12 deficiency. (2010-01-14)
Arab Journal of Gastroenterology accepted for MEDLINE indexing
Elsevier Middle East announces that the Arab Journal of Gastroenterology has been selected for inclusion in MEDLINE, the premier bibliographic database of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM). (2011-06-22)
A human hepatoma multidrug resistant cell line in vitro
Drug resistance is still a major impediment in the treatment of cancer. (2010-05-12)
Tribble 3 can induce nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has increased in recent years, and is one of the major causes for cryptogenic cirrhosis. (2009-06-10)
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