The procedure could be used as alternative to bariatric surgery for selected patients with obesity.
Diabetes could increase the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis C.
Risk was dependent on dose, background medications, and type of GLP-1 receptor agonist.
Timely administration of antibiotics was associated with a 30% reduction in 30 day mortality.
The ultimate goal should be to more closely regulate potentially injurious ingredients in herbal and dietary supplements.
The FDA issues a warning about the risk of hepatitis B virus reactivation among patients taking direct-acting antivirals to treat hepatitis C infections.
Biologic agents increase the risk of opportunistic infection, but do not increase the risk of serious infection or malignancy.
Physical Activity reduces intrahepatic lipid content and markers of hepatocellular injury in patients with NAFLD and this effect correlated with baseline body mass index.
Patients diagnosed with upper functional gastroenterology disorders often have irritable bowel syndromeSeptember 30, 2016
The risk factors for IBS-FD overlap deserve more concern, according to the authors.
The mortality rate from pancreatic cancer is significantly higher in the American region than in the European and Western Pacific regions.
Most cases of chronic pancreatitis in women are from nonalcoholic etiologies, according to researchers.
The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening adults for colorectal cancer.
Using a stepwise approach to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal bleeding can improve patient outcomes.
When recommending probiotics to patients, NPs should remember that different strains have different health benefits.
Women with Crohn disease who use oral contraceptives for more than 1 year have an increased risk of surgery.
The FDA warns that the antidiarrheal loperamide can lead to serious cardiac events when taken in high doses.
A congenital condition is found in an infant with respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms.
A patient comes to her yearly nutrition check-up 11 years after undergoing gastric bypass surgery with reports of loose stools with significant odor several times per day.
High gluten intake during the first 2 years of life was associated with an increased risk of celiac disease during childhood.
A low-dose aspirin regimen was associated with a 3% lower risk of cancer overall.
Patients with Crohn disease who ate high-fiber foods were 40% less likely to have a disease flare.
A condition prone to recurrence, Crohn disease has a complicated presentation and pathophysiology, but multiple treatment options are available.
Strong evidence for efficacy has been established for stimulant and osmotic laxatives, new intestinal secretagogues, and peripherally restricted μ-opiate receptor antagonists, according to a review in JAMA.
Probiotics may be beneficial for antibiotic-associated diarrhea, digestive symptoms, necrotizing enterocolitis, respiratory tract infections, and other health conditions.
A wide array of OTC and herbal products can help treat patients with GI issues.
The leaves and roots of the marshmallow plant can be used as an antitussive and for sore throat relief.
Naloxegol functions as a peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist in tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract, thereby decreasing the constipating effects of opioids.
Delphi methodology can optimize gastroenterology and hepatology workups.
The quality of colon cleansing is better with split-dose regimens than with day-before prep.
Patients with uncomplicated appendicitis may be treated with antibiotics instead of surgery.