Exercise and weight loss viable treatment options in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Are there any studies that support eliminating foods like sugar, milk and wheat to improve Hashimoto disease symptoms?
Detectable levels of methane and hydrogen on breath tests linked to higher BMI and body fat.
Norovirus far exceeds rotavirus as the leading cause of medically attended acute gastroenteritis in U.S. children.
Consider unusual causes of chronic or recurrent ear pain.
Inappropriate endoscopy use generates unnecessary costs and exposes patients to harms without improving outcomes.
Antibiotic overuse in patients with new-onset C. difficile suggests disease recurrence risk is potentially avoidable.
Increasing incidence of Clostridium difficile in hospitalized children prompts American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement on screening and treatment.
A young man presents with constant periumbilical pain, extreme weakness, anorexia, nausea, constipation, and orthostasis.
Medicinal properties of marigold-derived compounds include antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antitumor effects.
An approach involving primary-care clinicians, and specialists — including allergists, gastroenterologists, nutritionists and counselors — is crucial.
Results of a meta-analysis suggests that probiotics may reduce antibiotic-associated diarrhea by as much as nearly 50%.
American Regent has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of three lots of Cyanocobalamin Injection 1,000mcg/mL (1mL vial), because cracks can form in them bottom and sides of some vials.
The LINX Reflux Management System has been approved to treat people with GERD who continue to have chronic symptoms, despite taking maximum medication and making recommended lifestyle changes.
Post-licensure data from the Vaccine Safety Datalink did not show increases in intussusception among infants aged 4 to 34 weeks in the first week or month after vaccination with the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine.
Advise patients who experience watery stool that does not go away, abdominal pain and fever while taking PPIs to seek medical attention immediately.
The FDA expanded indications for imatinib mesylate tablets (Gleevec, Novartis) to include patients who have had CD117-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors surgically removed.
Two doses of a virus-like particle vaccine protects against Norwalk virus gastroenteritis, infection.
Advising patients to take OTC antidiarrheal medications at specific times in relation to when they eat their meals can help reduce the number of bowel movements.
Solesta is a biocompatible tissue-bulking agent, consisting of dextranomer microspheres and stabilized sodium hyaluronate. While
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rapidly emerging as one of the most common "incidental findings" identified with radiographic testing. One in four adults is found to have the condition when undergoing abdominal ultrasound.
Is there any indication that taking too much fish oil — particularly green-lipped mussel oil — can cause stomach problems in a person with a history of gastroesophageal reflux disease?
Could a liver infarct be the cause of a patient's dull, intermittent pain in the right-upper-quadrant? Or is something else to blame?
What treatment options are available for chronic esophageal reflux? Is surgery ever preferable to long-term treatment with a proton-pump inhibitor?
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, complement fixation, celiac, sonogram, gynecologic workup and routine labs have all been negative in a teen with a three-year history of recurrent chronic abdominal pain and diarrhea. What steps should be taken next?
A gastroenterologist and surgeon have recommended cholecystectomy for a patient with recurrent biliary colic and a 3% biliary ejection fraction on CCK-HIDA scan. Is this advisable?
What is the likelihood of acid-reflux rebound in a patient stopping a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) (pantoprazole [Protonix]) after taking the medication for one month or more?
Medically treated patients with mild or absent GERD symptoms were shown to have significantly higher odds of developing Barret's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Vaccination of U.S. infants against rotavirus appears to provide indirect protection to older children and adults, too.
How do I know which radiologic tests to choose when evaluating abdominal pain?