Safety and Efficacy of the Vibrating Capsule, a Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Constipation

Safety and Efficacy of the Vibrating Capsule, a Nonpharmacological Treatment for Chronic Constipation This proof of concept study assessed the safety and efficacy of the Vibrant Capsule, a non-pharmacological device assumed to induce a normal…
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Lynch Syndrome Screening Underperformed in High-Risk Patients

Lynch Syndrome Screening Underperformed in High-Risk Patients Despite evidence that screening reduces morbidity and mortality, even patients at high risk for Lynch syndrome (LS) are not being routinely evaluated, according to a comprehensive survey…
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Novel Anticoagulants Increase GI Bleeds in Elderly

Novel Anticoagulants Increase GI Bleeds in Elderly Dabigatran and rivaroxaban, which are rapidly replacing warfarin for anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation, appear to be associated with a greater risk of GI bleeding than the…
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Long Term Safety of Linaclotide

Long Term Safety of Linaclotide The ACG 2014 meeting reported on a long-term safety study of linaclotide which showed that the agent continues to be well tolerated in patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, even if they…
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Random Biopsies Taken During Colonoscopic Surveillance of Patients With Longstanding Ulcerative Colitis (UC) - Less Helpful Than Targeted Ones?

Random Biopsies Taken During Colonoscopic Surveillance of Patients With Longstanding Ulcerative Colitis (UC) - Less Helpful Than Targeted Ones? In this retrospective analysis from the Amsterdam Academic Medical Centre of 1010 colonoscopies performed…
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Coeliac Disease Showing Up in Many Forms and at All Ages

Coeliac Disease Showing Up in Many Forms and at All Ages A classical set of coeliac ymptoms no longer reflects the profile of most newly-diagnosed patients, according to a new study from Italy. Instead, doctors should take other symptoms into…
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Debunking Myths about Diverticular Disease

Debunking Myths about Diverticular Disease Dear reader, this interesting article was presented by Dr David Johnson, Professor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia in April 2014. Diverticulosis is a common disease…
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Ondansetron May Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms

Ondansetron May Ease Irritable Bowel Symptoms Ondansetron relieved some of the most annoying symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), in a randomized trial from the UK. At doses commonly used in clinical practice, ondansetron…
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A Diet Low in FODMAPs Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A Diet Low in FODMAPs Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome  What are FODMAPs? A low FODMAP diet is an approach that a growing amount of research has shown reduces IBS-type symptoms. The diet was developed at Monash…
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Gastric Bypass Surgery: Appetite Drop, Food Aversion Common Afterward

Gastric Bypass Surgery: Appetite Drop, Food Aversion Common Afterward Following gastric-bypass surgery, almost all patients have a smaller appetite, but they will also probably find some foods no longer taste or smell the same, a new study reports.…
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