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Endoscopy's role in primary sclerosing cholangitis: a clinical guideline

Endoscopy's role in primary sclerosing cholangitis: a clinical guideline

The guideline is intended to be an educational device to provide information that may assist endoscopists in providing care to patients.

News Breast milk bacteria seed development of infant gut microbiome

Breast milk bacteria seed development of infant gut microbiome

Findings show that bacteria from mothers' breast milk and areolar skin are transferred to their infants' guts.

Healthday FDA approves medical device to treat esophageal atresia

FDA approves medical device to treat esophageal atresia

The new device uses magnetic catheters to draw the upper and lower esophagus together.

News Elemental diet restores esophageal mucosal integrity in eosinophilic esophagitis

Elemental diet restores esophageal mucosal integrity in eosinophilic esophagitis

However, duodenal integrity appears to not be affected in eosinophilic esophagitis.

Healthday Gluten consumption affects symptom onset in functional dyspepsia

Gluten consumption affects symptom onset in functional dyspepsia

Gluten-rich food may lead to symptom onset, specifically early satiety, in patients with functional dyspepsia.

Healthday Zinc effective in children with presymptomatic Wilson disease

Zinc effective in children with presymptomatic Wilson disease

Treatment was effective in patients under 6 years who received 50 mg/day of zinc as an initial dose.

News Side effects may affect medication nonadherence in patients with chronic disease

Side effects may affect medication nonadherence in patients with chronic disease

Almost half of participants reported that they never received information regarding the side effects of their medication from their prescriber.

News Long-term gluten consumption not linked to coronary heart disease

Long-term gluten consumption not linked to coronary heart disease

Avoiding gluten may result in reduced consumption of beneficial whole grains that could affect cardiovascular risk.

News Colonoscopy timing after positive fecal test linked to colorectal cancer risk

Colonoscopy timing after positive fecal test linked to colorectal cancer risk

A follow-up colonoscopy more than 10 months after a positive FIT result is associated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer and more advanced disease at the time of diagnosis.

News Long-term antibiotic use associated with an increased risk of colorectal adenoma

Long-term antibiotic use associated with an increased risk of colorectal adenoma

Increasing duration of antibiotic use at ages 20 to 39 and 40 to 59 is significantly associated with an increased risk of colorectal adenoma.

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