Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Buspirone improves symptoms in functional dyspepsia

(HealthDay)—Buspirone, a 5-hydroxytryptamine 1A receptor agonist, improves symptom severity in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD), according to a proof-of-concept study published in the November issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Impaired sleep ups risk of relapse in Crohn's disease

(HealthDay)—For patients with Crohn's disease (CD), but not ulcerative colitis, sleep impairment is associated with increased risk of relapse, according to a study published in the August issue Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many patients keep using PPIs after negative GERD test

(HealthDay) -- Nearly half of patients continue to use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) even after pH studies confirm that they do not have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and most do not recall being instructed to stop ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cirrhosis patients losing muscle mass have a higher death rate

Medical researchers at the University of Alberta reviewed the medical records of more than 100 patients who had a liver scarring condition and discovered those who were losing muscle were more apt to die while waiting for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ulcerative colitis, not crohn's, deaths down from 1982

(HealthDay)—Over the past 30 years in Denmark, mortality from ulcerative colitis (UC) has decreased, but mortality from Crohn's disease (CD) has remained persistently higher than the general population, according to research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asthma tied to later inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Asthma is associated with subsequent development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published in the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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