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By Denise Baez The American College of Gastroenterology has released a new guideline on disorders of hepatic and mesenteric circulation, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Disorders of the mesenteric, portal, and hepatic veins, and mesenteric and hepatic arteries, have...
Bariatric surgery is associated with a distinct reduction in skin cancer risk, according t a study published in JAMA Dermatology. “This provides further evidence for a connection between obesity and malignant skin cancer, and for the view that we should regard obesity as a risk factor for these...
By Denise Baez Artificial intelligence (AI) can help endoscopists diagnose precancerous lesions and early oesophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs), according to a study published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. “We developed a system for computer-assisted diagnosis (CAD) for real-time...
Researchers have identified the cause of a mysterious illness that has affected 3 families over the past 20 years, and have termed the new disease Cleavage-Resistant RIPK1-Induced Autoinflammatory (CRIA) Syndrome. Daniel Kastner, MD, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the...
According to a study published in JAMA Network Open, gastric bypass surgery is associated with a slightly higher risk of returning to the operating room or having other types of interventions, such as endoscopy. “If you’re having bariatric surgery and trying to decide between a sleeve and a bypass...

Conference Reports

By Denise Baez

SAN FRANCISCO -- January 24, 2020 -- A blood-based screening test that uses cell-free DNA (cfDNA) to identify methylation signals of hard-to-detect gastrointestinal (GI) cancers could potentially help detect cancer at earlier stages, according to a study presented here at...

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...

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