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Colorectal cancer characteristics different, outcomes worse among octogenarians

Colorectal cancer characteristics different, outcomes worse among octogenarians

Octogenarians with colorectal cancer have several differences in clinical and tumor characteristics, compared with younger patients with the disease.

News Budesonide oral suspension may be effective for eosinophilic esophagitis

Budesonide oral suspension may be effective for eosinophilic esophagitis

Budesonide oral suspension treatment improved symptomatic, endoscopic, and histologic parameters in eosinophilic esophagitis.

News Irritable bowel syndrome medication linked to pancreatitis in certain patients

Irritable bowel syndrome medication linked to pancreatitis in certain patients

The FDA has received 120 reports of serious cases of pancreatitis or death after the approval of Viberzi in May 2015.

Healthday Additional weight may affect risk of gastrointestinal cancers

Additional weight may affect risk of gastrointestinal cancers

Excess weight could influence the risk of of gastrointestinal cancers by altering insulin levels and promoting inflammation.

News FODMAP diet effective for irritable bowel syndrome

FODMAP diet effective for irritable bowel syndrome

Implementation of the FODMAP diet is an effective strategy to manage symptoms of IBS, including bloating and abdominal pain.

Healthday Gluten challenge not effective for confirming non-celiac gluten sensitivity

Gluten challenge not effective for confirming non-celiac gluten sensitivity

Thirty-eight of 231 NCGS patients showed gluten-specific symptoms when completing the placebo-controlled gluten challenge.

Healthday Gluten-free diet may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Gluten-free diet may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Individuals who consume the least amount of gluten are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

News Evaluating abnormal liver chemistries: a clinical guideline

Evaluating abnormal liver chemistries: a clinical guideline

The American College of Gastroenterology has released recommendations of preferred approaches for diagnosing and evaluating patients with abnormal liver test results.

News Proton pump inhibitor use may decrease healthcare visits in GERD patients

Proton pump inhibitor use may decrease healthcare visits in GERD patients

Among GERD patients, the mean annual ARI episode dropped from 4.39 during the year before PPI treatment to 3.89 after treatment with a PPI.

News FDA approves Trulance for chronic idiopathic constipation treatment

FDA approves Trulance for chronic idiopathic constipation treatment

Trulance has been approved for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in adults.

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