The November issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology features several articles examining the association between common conditions or treatments and the risk for disease development, including a study on the association between higher body mass index and increased risk for early-onset colorectal cancer, and a population study on proton pump inhibitors and all-cause mortality.
The featured lectures at the 2021 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course showcase innovative and challenging issues in clinical gastroenterology. This year’s lectures include a special Keynote Address delivered by Dr. Thomas Frieden, CEO of Resolve to Save Lives and former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UC San Diego researchers identify the mutational drivers for gastrointestinal stroma tumors in the stomach and find a potential drug to treat a subset of GIST tumors afflicting the young.
Patients with obesity or type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk of developing NAFLD and NASH.
Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins visited UC San Diego Medical Center today to recognize a $30 million allocation in the 2021-2022 California state budget that will support the redevelopment of the new Hillcrest hospital.
Newberry, FL – July19, 2021– The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation today announced it has awarded two research grants totaling $50,000 to study the effects of obesity on COVID-19 infections in adolescents and the increasing use…
Rice, Baylor labs use custom hydrogels to mimic insides of intestines, study infectious bacteria
Tokyo, Japan – While researchers have known for years that immunoglobulin A (IgA) is important for gut health, it has remained unclear exactly what role it plays in preventing infection and disease. But now, researchers from Japan have found that…
The American College of Gastroenterology today announced the new Co-Editors-in-Chief of The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Dr. Jasmohan Bajaj and Dr. Millie Long, who will assume their new roles with the January 2022 issue.
Implications for developing treatments for intestinal diseases
Scientists condense Chinese studies over the past decade on this common gastrointestinal disorder in a review article
Alberta study offers compelling new evidence pointing to the importance of gut bacteria for neurodevelopment
Pre-clinical changes in the gut could inform treatment and prevention.
Many people instinctively associate mucus with something disgusting, but in fact, it has incredibly many valuable functions for our health. It keeps track of our important intestinal flora and feeds the bacteria. It covers all internal surfaces of our body,…
New research in BMC Cancer has shown myelosuppressive chemotherapy destabilises gut microbiome in patients with solid organ cancers.
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers identified a possible link between inadequate exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) light from the sun and an increased risk of colorectal cancer.
PITTSBURGH, July 6, 2021 – Scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine described a new phenomenon in which the deletion of a single gene involved in liver embryogenesis completely wipes out bile ducts of newborn mice. But despite…
The July issue of AJG includes an examination of psychological comorbidities and the prognosis of individuals with IBS, as well as clinical research and reviews on cirrhosis, GERD, pediatrics, celiac disease, probiotics, GI quality improvement, NASH, and more.
Designed from the yeast used to make beer, ‘Y-bots’ can target inflammation, tissue scarring and disturbances in the balance of microbes living in the gut
For patients who have inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS), the condition is literally a pain in the gut. Chronic — or long-term — abdominal pain is common, and there are currently no effective treatment options for this debilitating symptom. In a…
High-dose intranodal lymphangiography with ethiodized oil is a safe and effective procedure for treating high-output postsurgical chylothorax with chest tube removal in 83% of patients
Stretchable, snakeskin-like design features pop-out needles to allow circumferential and longitudinal delivery of therapeutics in challenging situations
A new study at the University of Chicago has determined that restoring a single microbial species — Bacteroides sp. CL1-UC (Bc) — to the gut microbiome at a key developmental timepoint can prevent antibiotic-induced colitis in a mouse model of the condition.
Travellers abroad may pick up bacteria and other vectors containing genes conferring antimicrobial resistance which remain in the gut when returning to their home country, according to a study published in Genome Medicine . A team of researchers at Washington…
A study in mice found that microbial imbalances induced by early exposure to antibiotics could be corrected by adding back a single strain of Bacteroides to improve the dysbiosis and prevent colitis
Procedures to prevent the direct transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) from mother to child, particularly during and after pregnancy, have significant fragmentation and gaps
Mass screening of school age children has led to significantly higher numbers of coeliac disease cases being diagnosed, according to a new study presented today at the 6th World Congress of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The June issue of AJG includes articles on the effectiveness of OTC therapies and green kiwifruit as a dietary therapy for chronic constipation, as well as new ACG Guidelines on the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of C. difficile infections, and more.
(Geneva, 4 June 2021) Children born to mothers who took fish oil in their pregnancies have been shown to have faster problem-solving skills and better attention focus at age 10, according to findings from a study presented today.
When fed diet high in fat and cholesterol, mice that overate became obese, diabetic and developed NASH, which progressed to kidney and cardiovascular disease and liver cancer
Knowledge in medicine is a very dynamic process due to the continuing progress in this field. New developments influence research, but also the clinical practice. Hence the continuous need for improvement in the field in which we work is required.…
Research team shows that physical intervention plans that include walking, not just standing, may enhance multiple measures of bowel function
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) issues new clinical guidelines on drug therapy for the management of moderate-to-severe luminal and fistulizing Crohn’s disease.
URBANA, Ill. – As the owner of a human body, you’re carrying trillions of microbes with you everywhere you go. These microscopic organisms aren’t just hitching a ride; many of them perform essential chemical reactions that regulate everything from our…
Naturally occurring gut bacteria can clean up chemo toxins in the body, study finds
Researchers at Osaka University reveal the molecular mechanisms that underlie the development and progression of chronic pancreatitis and identify a therapeutic target for further research
Unexpected reduction in symptoms may result from lower stress and more control over diet at home
Artificial intelligence tool can be used for long-term tracking and management of chronic gastrointestinal ailments
What The Study Did: This observational study found no association between long-term dietary intake of gluten and cognitive function among a large group of middle-age women without celiac disease. Authors: Andrew T. Chan, M.D., M.P.H., of Massachusetts General Hospital and…
A GlycoCage technology developed by GlycoNet researchers aims to improve current treatments for inflammatory bowel disease
Cleveland Clinic-led researchers publish findings in Cell Host & Microbe
BOSTON – Prompted by a recent alarming rise in cases of colorectal cancer in people younger than 50, an independent expert panel has recommended that individuals of average risk for the disease begin screening exams at 45 years of age…
Bottom Line: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that adults ages 45 to 75 be screened for colorectal cancer, lowering the age for screening that was previously 50 to 75. The USPSTF also recommends that clinicians selectively offer…
Diet rich in sugar, fat damages immune cells in digestive tracts of mice
A new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology ¬provides insights on how common hospitalized patients develop liver injury from taking different medications. When investigators analyzed the records of 156,570 hospitalized patients, they found 499 cases of drug-induced…
newly issued updates to ACG Clinical Guidelines on Upper Gastrointestinal and Ulcer Bleeding and Diagnosis and Management of Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury. In addition to the guidelines, this issue features clinical research on esophageal cancer, obesity, telemedicine, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and more.
Cancer of the colon and rectum is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and has in recent years affected growing numbers of young people. In the largest registry study to date, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Harvard…
Embargoed news from Annals of Internal Medicine
Niigata, Japan–Researchers from Niigata University , the University of Tokyo, Osaka University and Tokyo Medical University, Japan have developed a new approach that could revolutionize the treatment, prevention, and possibly reversal of the damages caused by liver diseases. This novel…
Scientists transform human intestinal cells into ‘mini guts’ to follow infection process