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Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can have bowel abnormalities, including ischaemia, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Several studies have evaluated the chest imaging findings in COVID-19, which helped improve understanding of how the disease affects the...
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has published new guidelines for the management of gout. The updated guideline, published in Arthritis Care...
A new guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the Joint Task Force for Allergy-Immunology Practice Parameters provides recommendations for the management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in paediatric and adult patients. The guideline, published in Annals of Allergy...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to pemigatinib (Pemazyre), the first treatment approved for adults with certain types of previously treated, advanced cholangiocarcinoma. “With [pemigatinib], we considered the observed efficacy results to be clinically...
Because of the potential risk of transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) via fecal microbiota for transplantation (FMT), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that additional protections are needed for any investigational use of FMT, whether...

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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