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Are IBD Drugs Safe During Pregnancy?
Researchers find no evidence that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during pregnancy, or medical treatment for IBD during pregnancy, increases risk for congenital abnormalities in children. The findings, based on a large database analysis, are published in the January issue of Gastroenterology. … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged 5-ASA, AZA, birth defect, complication, Crohn's Disease, dangerous, drug, IBD, neonate, pregnancy, pregnant, risk factor, safety, steroid, therapy, treatment, Ulcerative Colitis 4 Comments
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
How Does a High-Fat Diet Contribute to Pancreatic Cancer?
A high-fat diet can promote development of pancreatic cancer, but cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) inhibitors prevent this process, according to a mouse study published in the December issue of Gastroenterology. The mechanisms appear to involve activation of oncogenic KRAS and upregulation of … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, Pancreas Tagged Celecoxib, COX2 inhibitor, diet, Fibrosis, Inflammation, mouse model, Obesity, Pancreatic cancer, PanIN, Prevention, risk factor, tumor progression 1 Comment
What is the Best Treatment for Esophageal Adenocarcioma?
Patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) who receive endoscopic therapy survive as long as patients treated by surgery, according to the November issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Esophageal cancer is a highly fatal malignancy—approximate 19% of patients survive 5 years. … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract, Technology Tagged adenocarcinoma, EAC, esophageal cancer, esophagus, morbidity, mortality, neoplasm, risk factor, Surgery, survival, therapy, treatment 2 Comments
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
How Can We Screen for Pancreatic Cancer and its Precursors?
Individuals with invasive pancreatic cancer or high-grade dysplasia can be identified based on a specific DNA mutation in pancreatic juice samples from the duodena, according to the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Tests for mutant TP53 might be developed to improve the … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, Pancreas Tagged Pancreatic cancer, risk factor, test Leave a comment
Should Everybody Be Tested for Celiac Disease?
Not only does celiac disease cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, and bloating—untreated disease leads to progressive bone loss and derangements, increasing the risk for early osteoporosis and fractures of the hip and vertebrae. The June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged antibody, assay, Celiac Disease, efficacy, IgA, risk factor, Screening, serologic, serum, sprue, testing, tTG 4 Comments
What are the Risks for Relatives of Patients With Colorectal Cancer?
Close relatives of people with colorectal cancer (CRC) have a significant increase in prevalence of advanced neoplasms and should be screened for cancer, according to the March issue of Gastroenterology. Relatives of patients with CRC have been shown to be … Continue reading
Posted in Cancer, GI Tract Tagged Adenoma, cancer family, Colon Cancer, colonoscopy screening, Colorectal Cancer, CRC, familial, Genetics, inherited, polyp, Prevention, risk factor, Tumor 1 Comment
Does Depression Increase the Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
Depression increases the risk for Crohn’s disease in women, according to a study published in the January issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Psychological factors might therefore contribute to development of this disorder. Anxiety, depression, and other psychological disorders are … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract Tagged anxiety, causes, colitis, Crohn's Disease, database, depression, Genetics, IBD, Nurses' Health Study, population study, risk factor, stress 2 Comments