Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Review links PPI use with risk of fundic gland polyps

(HealthDay)—Long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use is associated with increased risk of fundic gland polyps (FGPs), and may be associated with gastric cancer, according to a review published in the December issue of ...

Health

Review suggests yoga beneficial in irritable bowel syndrome

(HealthDay)—Yoga is associated with decreased bowel symptoms, disease severity, and anxiety in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a review published in the December issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Cancer

Review: Colon capsule endoscopy accurate in polyp detection

(HealthDay)—Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE), especially second-generation CCE (CCE-2), has high sensitivity and specificity for detecting colorectal polyps, according to a review published in the November issue of Clinical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NASH ID'd by mass spectrometry-based profiling, clinical variables

(HealthDay)—Mass spectrometry (MS)-based profiling combined with clinical variables can identify nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a study published in the October issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Physical activity reduces intrahepatic lipid content

(HealthDay)—For patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and underlying metabolic disorders, physical activity is associated with a reduction in intrahepatic lipid content and markers of hepatocellular injury, ...

Cancer

Educational booklet improves bowel preparation for inpatients

(HealthDay)—Providing inpatients with an educational booklet before colonoscopy improves the odds of achieving adequate bowel preparation, according to a study published in the June issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and ...

Cancer

No link for tea, coffee intake with barrett's esophagus

(HealthDay)—After adjustment for confounding variables there is no correlation between the risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE) and tea or coffee consumption, according to a study published in the May issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Irritable bowel self-management strategies sustainable

(HealthDay)—Comprehensive self-management (CSM) strategies are sustainable for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study published in the February issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Surgery

QOL, other outcomes up with laparoscopic sx in diverticulitis

(HealthDay)—For patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis, quality of life (QOL) and other patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are improved following laparoscopic surgery versus conservative treatment, according to a review ...

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