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Tag Archives: treatment
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
In Treating Crohn’s Disease, Earlier is Better
Patients receiving medical therapies when they have more complicated stages of Crohn’s disease (CD) are more likely to require surgery, researchers report in the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The disease is most-effectively treated by drugs at its … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract Tagged anti-TNF, CD, drug, early, IBD, Inflammation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, late-stage, progression, stricture, sugery, thiopurine, TNF inhibitors, 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
Can We Treat Diarrhea by Stimulating Na+ Absorption?
Drugs designed to increase intestinal absorption of sodium might be the best approach for treatment of diarrheal diseases, according to the Advances in Translational Science article in the January issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Acute diarrheal diseases are the second … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged absorption, acute, brush border, chlorine, crypt, developing nations, diarrhea, drug development, exchange, intestine, mortality, sodium, treatment, villus 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
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
What to do About Gastric Polyps
When clinicians detect a gastric polyp during endoscopy, they are faced with many questions: does the polyp need to be excised, or can a biopsy sample be collected and analyzed? Which polyps should be biopsied? Should patients then be followed, … Continue reading
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
Can a microRNA Control Inflammation in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis?
Loss of a non-coding RNA that regulates inflammation could contribute to development of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children, according to the October issue of Gastroenterology. UC and Crohn’s disease are chronic inﬂammatory bowel diseases that affect adults and children. These … Continue reading
Posted in GI Tract, Technology Tagged causes, CD, Colon, gene regulation, IBD, Inflammation, mechanisms, microRNA, miRNA, mRNA, pathogenesis, post-transcriptional modification, RNA processing, translation, treatment, UC Leave a comment