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Blood biomarker predicts complicated Crohn's disease years before diagnosis: Study

An international team led by a University of Toronto researcher has found that an antibody detectable in blood predicts severe Crohn's disease and is detectable up to seven years prior to disease diagnosis.


Computer-assisted colonoscopy identifies more precancerous polyps compared to traditional colonoscopy

Colonoscopies performed with computer-aided detection, or artificial intelligence, (AI) saw an increase in the overall rate of detection of adenoma, or cancerous and precancerous polyps, by 27% in average-risk patients, according ...


H. pylori infection Often detected in patients with dyspepsia

In Northwest Ethiopia, 35 percent of patients with dyspepsia have peptic ulcer disease, with risk factors including Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)/acetylsalicylic ...


Study: App more accurate than patient evaluation of stool samples

An innovative mobile phone application was found to be as good as expert gastroenterologists at characterizing stool specimens, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai. The artificial intelligence (AI) used in the smartphone ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity linked to increased risk for Crohn disease

Obesity, as measured by body mass index (BMI), is associated with an increased risk for Crohn disease (CD) but not ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a study published in the May issue of Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How a leaky gut leads to inflamed lungs

Why are older adults more likely to get seriously ill or even die from pneumonia? It turns out the cause may have as much to do with the gut as it does with the lungs.