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.

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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)....

By Eric Ramos

SAN ANTONIO, Tex -- November 1, 2019 -- Patients who consumed a low residue diet the day before a colonoscopy achieved better bowel preparation quality compared with patients who consumed a clear liquid diet, according to a study presented here at the 2019 Annual Meeting of...

By Nancy Melville

NEW ORLEANS -- November 1, 2019 -- Treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) with a minimally invasive surgical approach significantly reduces the risk of small bowel obstruction, compared with an open surgical approach, according to a study presented here at...

By Eric Ramos

SAN ANTONIO, Tex -- October 31, 2019 -- Obeticholic acid 25 mg improved liver fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a study presented here at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).

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By Nancy Melville

NEW ORLEANS -- October 30, 2019 -- Obese adolescents aged younger than 19 years can safely undergo bariatric surgery, achieving the important health benefits of weight loss without any greater risk due to their younger age, according to a study presented here at the 2019...

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