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Tag Archives: Epidemiology
How Many People Have Eosinophilic Esophagitis?
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), which was barely recognized 20 years ago, affects at least 150,000 people in the United States, with three-quarters being adults, report Evan Dellon et al. in the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. EoE, also known … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract Tagged allergy, EoE, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, eosinophils, Epidemiology, food, immune response, incidence, population study, prevalence, swallowing 1 Comment
Can We Increase Survival of Patients with Gastric Cancer?
Researchers have identified factors that affect life expectancy of patients with stomach cancer, reported in the December issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Use of these factors to increase early detection of gastric adenocarcinoma could greatly increase survival times among … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged adenocarcinoma, database, detection, Epidemiology, gastric, H pyori, life expectancy, mortality, risk factor, Stomach Cancer, survival, Taiwan cancer registry, treatment 1 Comment
Are All Patients With IBD at Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer?
Although inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increases risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), the risk is only substantial among patients with long-term, extensive colitis. Furthermore, CRC risk is reduced by thiopurine therapy, according to the July issue of Gastroenterology. Laurent Beaugerie et … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged CD, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, CRC, Crohn's Disease, Epidemiology, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, risk factor, UC, Ulcerative Colitis Leave a comment
Differences in HCV Infection, and Effects of Treatment, Among Countries
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections have developed and spread at different rates in different countries, affecting outcomes of therapy, according to the October issue of Gastroenterology. Specific details of each population must therefore be considered in designing prevention and treatment … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary Tagged Cirrhosis, disease progression, Epidemiology, Europe, Fibrosis, hepatitis, Liver Cancer, liver disease, transplant, United States Leave a comment
What are the Barriers to CRC Screening?
Waiving copayments for colonoscopy examinations to detect colorectal cancer (CRC) increases the number of patients that undergo screening, according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Colonoscopy is a recommended, cost-effective method of CRC … Continue reading
Many Patients Without GERD Continue to Take PPIs
More than 42% of patients with negative results from pH monitoring studies continue proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy, despite evidence that they do not have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. PPI … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged acid, drug, Epidemiology, GERD, heartburn, patient management, reflux, symptoms, therapy, treatment 6 Comments
Does Vitamin D Prevent Crohn’s Disease?
Women with higher intake of vitamin D are less likely to develop Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, according to a study published in the March issue of Gastroenterology. Vitamin D deficiency has been described in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged colitis, Crohn's Disease, diet, Epidemiology, intestine inflammation, nutrients, risk factor, supplements, vitamin 3 Comments
Does Celiac Disease Increase the Risk of GI Cancer?
People with celiac disease do not have an increased risk of developing gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, according to a large population-based study from Peter Elfström et al. in the January issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Celiac disease has been associated … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged cancer risk, celiac, diet, Epidemiology, gluten, intestinal inflammation, Screening, Tumor 2 Comments
As Incidence of HCV Infection Increases, a New Mouse Model to Study
The incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and its complications—hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cirrhosis—are increasing, according to Fasiha Kanwal et al. Fortunately, a new mouse model has been created to study disease progression and treatment, as described by Michael … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary, Technology Tagged Animal Model of Hepatitis, Cancer, Epidemiology, Fibrosis, Human Immunology, Virology Leave a comment