Inflammatory disorders

Eosinophilic esophagitis may be due to missing protein

Scientists have discovered that the absence of a specific protein in cells lining the esophagus may cause inflammation and tissue damage in people with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). EoE affects as many as 150,000 people ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

4-food elimination diet induces EoE remission in children

(HealthDay)—For children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), eight weeks of a four-food elimination diet can induce remission, according to a study published online June 8 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel oral budesonide prep treats eosinophilic esophagitis

(HealthDay)—Budesonide oral suspension (BOS) is associated with improvement in symptomatic, endoscopic, and histologic parameters in adolescent and young adult patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

H. pylori infection may reduce risk of allergic esophageal condition

New research suggests that Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection of the stomach, which occurs in about half of the world's population and can cause peptic ulcers and stomach cancer in minority of cases, may help protect ...

Oncology & Cancer

High-value research of 2014 presented for gastroenterology

(HealthDay)—Articles relating to esophageal diseases, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and other topics are included in a special gastroenterology and hepatology update summary ...

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