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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for marketing the first duodenoscope with a sterile, disposable elevator component that will reduce the number of parts that need to be cleaned and disinfected between uses. The Pentax Medical Video ED34-i10T2 model duodenoscope is intended to...
Researchers have discovered that intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) in stool may be a useful biomarker for necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. To date, no clinical test has been established as the gold standard to diagnose...
Deep learning methods have shown promising results for analysing histological patterns in microscopy images, but these approaches require a laborious, high-cost, manual annotation process by pathologists called “region-of-interest annotations.” Researchers have addressed this shortcoming by...
Poor sleep can negatively affect your gut microbiome, which can, in turn, lead to additional health issues, according to a study published in PLoS ONE. “Given the strong gut-brain bidirectional communication, they likely influence each other,” said Jaime Tartar, PhD, Nova Southeastern University,...
The largest study ever to look at why some patients with Crohn’s disease stop responding to anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) drugs has identified a genetic marker which could individualise drug treatment. Aleksejs Sazonovs, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, United...

Conference Reports

By Louise Gagnon

LAS VEGAS -- November 8, 2019 -- Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who undergo gastric bypass have significant less reflux symptoms compared with patients who undergo sleeve gastrectomy, according to a study presented here at Obesity Week 2019.


By Louise Gagnon

LAS VEGAS -- November 8, 2019 -- Women who have undergone a gastric bypass are not at an increased risk of having a stillborn infant or having an infant that experiences neonatal death, according to a study presented here at Obesity Week 2019.

“In a previous study...

By Eric Ramos

SAN ANTONIO, Tex -- November 2, 2019 -- Among patients with non-variceal upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, initial endoscopic treatment with a large over-the-scope haemocliping device (OTSC System) significantly reduced rebleeding rates, compared with patients who were...

By Eric Ramos

SAN ANTONIO, Tex -- November 1, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled fluoroscopy system significantly reduces radiation exposure to patients and scatter effect to endoscopy personnel, according to a study presented here at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American...

By Eric Ramos

SAN ANTONIO, Tex -- November 1, 2019 -- AK002 significantly improved symptoms of eosinophilic gastritis and gastroenteritis compared with placebo, according to a randomised study presented here at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)....

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