American Journal of Gastroenterology

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Machine learning used to surpass MELD in assessing liver disease

Before joining IBM Research in Cambridge in September 2016, I completed a three-year postdoctoral training program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), working closely with Harvard faculty. Now, a collaboration between ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recommendations developed for ulcerative colitis management

(HealthDay)—Recommendations have been developed for management of adults with ulcerative colitis (UC); the American College of Gastroenterology clinical guideline was published online Feb. 21 in the American Journal of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gallbladder removal is common. But is it necessary?

Johns Hopkins researchers say that the findings they published in the current edition of The American Journal of Gastroenterology could have important implications for the field of personalized medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research sheds light on chronic liver disease

Cirrhosis related ascites is a common and complex medical condition associated with increased morbidity, mortality, healthcare utilisation, and reduced quality of life. It is estimated that up to 0.5 per cent of the general ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Antiulcer drugs do not increase risk of Alzheimer's disease

The use of proton pump inhibitors does not increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Proton pump inhibitors are a type of antiulcer drug that is commonly used among ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Preventative antibiotics could prevent C. diff in transplant patients

It may be possible to safely prevent one of the most common - and costly to treat - infections contracted by hospitalized patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation for the treatment of blood cancers, according to a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Inflammatory bowel diseases on the rise in very young Canadian children

Canada has amongst the highest rates of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world, and the number of children under five years old being diagnosed increased by 7.2 per cent every year between 1999 to 2010, according ...

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