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.
Women with Crohn disease who use oral contraceptives for more than 1 year have an increased risk of surgery.
High gluten intake during the first 2 years of life was associated with an increased risk of celiac disease during childhood.
Two new therapies to treat irritable bowel syndrome, eluxadoline and rifaximin, have been approved by the FDA.
Limited evidence and a lack of quality control for manufacturing practices cast doubt on the use of herbal medicines for gastrointestinal conditions.
Anal fissures can be confused with hemorrhoids in everyday primary practice but require their own treatment protocol.
Entyvio can be used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease in adults who did not have success with other treatments.
People with airway diseases are more likely to have inflammatory bowel disease.
Although women who took low-dose aspirin saw a small reduction of CVD and colorectal cancer risk, the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding increased.
Trends observed toward improvement in health-related quality of life and self-efficacy in children.
Prophylactic vancomycin twice per day has been effective in reducing the rate of C. difficile in high-risk patients aged 65 years and older.
Manufacturers are now subject to scrutiny and could be subject to regulatory action if gluten-free labels are not consistent with agency standards.
The rate of resistance to quinolone drugs in Salmonella typhi rose to 68% in 2012.
The FDA has approved vedolizumab for patients with inadequate response to conventional therapies.
Early monotherapy with such anti-TNF-alpha agents as infliximabor and adalimumab may produce better overall clinical and growth outcomes.
Colonoscopy results and assessment of diet, physical activity and bowel habits revealed no association between constipation and an increased risk of diverticulosis.
Administration route depends on the pharmacokinetic properties of the medication.
Once-daily thalidomide improved clinical remission at eight weeks for children with refractory Crohn's disease
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Breastfeeding for more than 12 months also associated with modest increase in risk.
Small excess risk for an autism spectrum disorder noted after celiac disease diagnosis.
For patient's with chemotherapy induced diarrhea, try alternating between these two medications before moving on to something stronger.
Foods with claims of no gluten, free of gluten, and without gluten must meet definition of gluten-free
The monovalent rotavirus vaccine is more than 90% effective at preventing rotavirus, putting the vaccine's efficacy on par with the pentavalent vaccine.
Most often caused by use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or bacterial infection, peptic ulcer disease usually presents as epigastric pain.
The FDA has expanded the indication for oral lubiprostone (Amitiza) to include opioid-induced constipation in chronic pain patients.
What are the next steps after ruling out Clostridium difficile?
Earlier exposure to antianaerobic antibiotics during childhood tied to greater risk for inflammatory bowel disease.
A patient with a history of hemorrhoids presents with acute rectal pain. Could a lack of dietary fiber be the culprit?
Linzess sanctioned for constipation that does not respond to conventional treatment.