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Tag Archives: risk factor
Why Does Colonoscopy Protect Against Left-Sided Cancers?
Polyps with advanced pathology are significantly smaller in the right than left colon, and are therefore more likely to be missed during colonoscopy examinations, according to the December issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC) is … Continue reading
How Common is Portal Hypertension in Patients With NAFLD?
Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are at risk for portal hypertension and esophageal varices, according to the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The study also shows that factors such as advanced liver disease, type 2 diabetes, … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Liver/Biliary Tagged Cirrhosis, disease progression, fatty liver disease, Fibrosis, Inflammation, liver disease, NAFLD, NASH, Obesity, Prevention, risk factor 5 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
High Rate of Complications from Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis
Twenty-seven percent of patients who are treated for ulcerative colitis by colectomy experience postoperative complications, according to a study in the November issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Most patients with ulcerative colitis are successfully treated with medication, yet some … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged Colon, complication, danger, IBD, outcome, removal, risk factor, Side Effects, Surgery, treatment 4 Comments