Cardiology

A spoonful of peppermint helps the meal go down

Imagine that while eating a delicious meal at your favorite restaurant, your joy is cut short because of difficulty swallowing your food, followed by chest pain.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DDW: Bowel sounds may identify irritable bowel syndrome

(HealthDay)—A noninvasive method for diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), based on use of bowel sounds, has high sensitivity and specificity, according to a study presented at the 2018 Digestive Disease Week, held ...

Medical research

Research identifies gut gas linked to diarrhea

Cedars-Sinai investigators have for the first time identified a gas produced in gut that could improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with two common intestinal illnesses—small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) ...

Other

Blue dye tablet helps identify polyps during colonoscopy

Ingestion of a blue dye tablet during bowel prep for colonoscopy could be a significant advance in the early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC). When used in conjunction with colonoscopy, the blue dye increased adenoma ...

Medical research

Gut bacterial makeup may exacerbate pain in sickle cell disease

An overabundance of the bacteria Veillonella in the digestive tract may increase pain in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Researchers from Howard University will present their findings today at the American Physiological ...

Oncology & Cancer

PD-L1 mainly expressed in metastatic CRC lesions

(HealthDay)—Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) is primarily expressed in metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) lesions, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in the Journal of Digestive Diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acute diverticulitis recurrence more likely with barium enema

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute diverticulitis, recurrence is more likely among those undergoing barium enema, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the Journal of Digestive Diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Goshuyuto, rabeprazole shown to treat refractory H. pylori

(HealthDay)—Refractory Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection can be successfully treated with goshuyuto and rabeprazole, according to a case report published online Aug. 28 in the Journal of Digestive Diseases.

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