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The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) has released a clinical insight document for clinicians and frontline healthcare providers who are treating patients with liver disease during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The document assesses how hepatologists...
People with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery maintained significantly more weight loss at 5 years than those who did not have surgery, according to a study published in Annals of Surgery. Although some weight regain was common after surgery, weight regain to within 5% of baseline was...
Digestive symptoms are common in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), occurring as the chief complaint in nearly half of patients presenting to hospital, according to a new descriptive, cross-sectional multicentre study from China published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Most...
Proton pump inhibitors may lead to an increased risk of fractures in children and adolescents, according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. “This study suggests an increased risk of fracture among otherwise healthy paediatric patients exposed to PPIs...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare providers and patients of the potential risk of serious or life-threatening infections with the use of fecal microbiota for transplantation (FMT). The FDA is now aware of infections caused by enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC...

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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