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What is the Best Way to Care for Patients with Alcoholic Hepatitis?
Although alcohol-related liver disease is the 8th most common cause of mortality in the US and the 2nd leading cause of mortality among all gastrointestinal diseases, there are few therapeutic options for patients or resources to support identification of new … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary Tagged alcohol, alcoholic, Cirrhosis, damage, drugs, ethanol, Fibrosis, hepatocyte, immune response, Inflammation, Kupfer cell, liver disease, therapy, treatment 1 Comment
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
Putting a Cap on Acid Reflux
Researchers show that a polysaccharide ‘raft’ can float on top of acid in the stomach to block its backflow into the esophagus. It reduces reflux symptoms in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a clinical trial the December issue … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged antacid, burning, esophagus, GERD, meal, medicine, post-prandial, reflux, stomach acid, therapy, treatment Leave a 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
Cannabis for Crohn’s Disease?
Eight weeks of therapy with Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-rich cannabis reduced symptoms in patients with active Crohn’s disease, according to a controlled trial published in the October issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. However, these effects were only temporary. The marijuana plant … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged cannabis, Crohn's Disease, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, intestinal inflammation, marijuana, smoking, THC, therapy, treatment 6 Comments
A More Effective Treatment for Achalasia
A specialized endoscopic procedure called peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a safe and effective treatment for esophageal achalasia, according to the August issue of Gastroenterology. Achalasia is an esophageal motility disorder characterized by incomplete relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged achalasia, Clinical Trial, endoscopy, esophagus, motility, muscle, non-invasvie, swallowing disorder, therapy, treatment Leave a comment
Is Gluten the Culprit in Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?
Rapidly fermented poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates, rather than gluten or other wheat proteins, might cause gastrointestinal symptoms in people who do not have celiac disease but feel better on gluten-free diets, according to the August issue of Gastroenterology. Individuals with non-celiac … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract Tagged abdominal pain, bloating, bread, CD, Celiac Disease, diet, gluten allergy, intestinal, restriction, sensitivity, therapy, treatment, wheat 8 Comments
Is SVR12 As Good As SVR24?
In patients with chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, a sustained viral response to treatment regimens 12 weeks after therapy (SVR12) is a good indicator that the response will be maintained until week 24 (SVR 24), based on an analysis of … Continue reading
Posted in Liver/Biliary, Technology Tagged blood level, Clinical Trial, cure, DAA, follow-up, HCV, HCV RNA, hepatitis C virus, Peg-Ifn, respones, sustained, therapy, treatment, virus Leave a comment