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

Typical IBD patients not represented in research studies

Major randomized controlled trials of new therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are conducted on patients who are not typical of those who physicians see in day-to-day practice, according to a new study in Clinical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Medical follow-up in celiac disease is less than optimal

Follow-up exams for patients with celiac disease are often inadequate and highly variable, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological ...

Cancer

Aspirin protects against Barrett's esophagus

Aspirin use appears to reduce the risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE), the largest known risk factor for esophageal cancer, according to a new study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice ...

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

Erosive, but not nonerosive, GERD ups esophageal CA risk

(HealthDay) -- Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease with a history of esophagitis are at increased risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma, although the absolute risk is low, according to a study published in the May ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Childhood traumatic experiences associated with adult IBS symptoms

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have a significantly greater prevalence of early adverse life events , including general trauma as well as physical, emotional and sexual abuse, according to a new study in Clinical ...

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