Medications

Potential new heartburn drug studied at VUMC

An investigational drug that binds bile acids in the stomach can reduce the severity of heartburn symptoms in patients with treatment-resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) when combined with a proton pump inhibitor ...

Inflammatory disorders

Guidance issued for food intake in inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—In an article from the International Organization for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, published online Feb. 14 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, recommendations are presented regarding specific ...

Medications

Switch to biosimilar drugs may pose legal challenges for doctors

The Alberta government's plan for many arthritis, diabetes and Crohn's disease patients to switch to less expensive medications by July 1 could create legal challenges for doctors, say two researchers at the University of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Smart software detects early-stage esophageal cancer

Thanks to smart software doctors will soon be able to detect early signs of esophageal cancer in patients with so-called Barrett's esophagus. This is the result of research conducted by Amsterdam UMC, the Catharina Hospital ...

Gastroenterology

From obesity to liver cancer: Preventing the worst

By identifying the role of a specific protein in the development of obesity-related liver diseases, UNIGE researchers pave the way for better diagnosis, and potentially better treatment.

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