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Microscopic Colitis Risk Not Linked to Dietary Gluten in Women Without Celiac Disease

Microscopic Colitis Risk Not Linked to Dietary Gluten in Women Without Celiac Disease

The consumption of dietary gluten was not associated with microscopic colitis risk in patients without celiac disease.

Ustekinumab Induces Clinical Remission After One Dose in Ulcerative Colitis Study

Study authors at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Scientific Meeting 2018 presented late-breaking data from the induction phase of the Phase 3 UNIFI study.

Novel Blood Test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Now Available

The test works by measuring levels of anti-cytolethal distending toxin B (CdtB) and anti-vinculin, 2 biomarkers of post-infectious IBS-D and IBS-M.

Opinion

Bowel Preparation for Colorectal Cancer Screening: Improving Outcomes

Stool burden can be a particularly challenging aspect of colonoscopies, making potentially cancerous lesions easier to miss.

Acute abdominal pain, fever may signify diverticulitis

In older patients who complain of fever and lower abdominal pain, consider diverticulitis, especially if the patient has a previous diagnosis of diverticulosis.

Features

Case Study: Sudden Abdominal Pain

Case Study: Sudden Abdominal Pain

A 90-year-old woman with a history of coronary disease and gallstones presents to the emergency department with generalized abdominal pain that started suddenly about 7 hours prior.

Stat Consult: Parenteral Nutrition Issues

Stat Consult: Parenteral Nutrition Issues

Some include mechanical complications, central vascular access complications, and compatibility issues.

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