Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Review examines efficacy of PPI Tx for esophageal eosinophilia

(HealthDay)—About half of patients with symptomatic esophageal eosinophilia have clinicohistologic remission with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy, according to a review published in the January issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

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H. pylori resistance to antibiotics increasing

(HealthDay)—Resistance to the antibiotics clarithromycin, metronidazole, and levofloxacin is high among patients with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, according to a study published in the September issue of Clinical ...

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Research supports theory of nonceliac gluten sensitivity

(HealthDay)—For patients with suspected nonceliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), overall symptom severity increases with intake of small amounts of gluten, according to a study published in the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

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Probiotics reduce rate of infection after liver transplant

(HealthDay)—Liver transplant recipients have a lower rate of infection with receipt of prebiotics and probiotics before surgery, according to a meta-analysis published in the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

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Early precut sphincterotomy ups primary cannulation rates

(HealthDay)—Early use of precut sphincterotomy does not increase the risk of pancreatitis but does increase rates of primary cannulation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), according to research ...

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L-carnitine may reduce muscle cramps in patients with cirrhosis

(HealthDay)—L-carnitine appears to be safe and effective for reducing muscle cramps in patients with cirrhosis, according to a study published in the August issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Review: radioablation offers no benefit for GERD patients

(HealthDay)—For patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), evidence shows no difference in physiologic parameters for treatment with a radiofrequency ablation technique known as Stretta versus sham or proton ...

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Inverse link for coffee intake, cholecystectomy risk

(HealthDay)—For premenopausal women and those using hormone replacement therapy (HRT), there is an inverse association between coffee consumption and risk of cholecystectomy, according to a study published in the June issue ...

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Factors linked to development of celiac disease identified

(HealthDay)—Certain perinatal factors, including sex of the child, maternal celiac disease, and type 1 diabetes, are associated with development of celiac disease in children, according to a study published in the May issue ...

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