Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Opiate use linked to early mortality in IBD patients

(HealthDay)—Heavy use of opiates among patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is tied to increased risk of premature all-cause death, according to a study published in the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Volatile organic compounds in feces tied to diet response

(HealthDay)—Fecal levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are associated with response to dietary intervention in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study published in the March issue of Clinical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asthma tied to later inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Asthma is associated with subsequent development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published in the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No signs of abuse potential for eluxadoline in IBS with diarrhea

(HealthDay)—For patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), there are no signs of abuse potential for eluxadoline, according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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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

Relapse risk up with low vitamin D levels in ulcerative colitis

(HealthDay)—For patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), serum vitamin D levels ≤35 ng/mL are associated with increased risk of clinical relapse, according to a study published in the February issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dietary factors linked to risk of acute pancreatitis

(HealthDay)—Dietary factors are associated with pancreatitis, with saturated fat and cholesterol positively linked to gallstone-related acute pancreatitis (AP), according to a study published in the February issue of Clinical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fecal calprotectin levels ID severity of Crohn's in small bowel

(HealthDay)—Fecal calprotectin (FC) levels correlate with the severity of Crohn's disease (CD) of the small bowel, as identified by balloon-assisted enteroscopy and computed tomography enterography (CTE), according to a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vigorous IV hydration regimen cuts post-ERCP pancreatitis risk

(HealthDay)—Vigorous periprocedural intravenous fluid resuscitation (IVFR) with lactated Ringer's solution can reduce the incidence and severity of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) pancreatitis ...

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Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology (MeSH heading) is the branch of medicine whereby the digestive system and its disorders are studied. The name is a combination of three Ancient Greek words gaster (gen.: gastros) (stomach), enteron (intestine), and logos (reason). In the U.S., Gastroenterology is an Internal Medicine Subspecialty certified by the ABIM (www.abim.org).

Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the organs from mouth to anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this specialty. Physicians practicing in this field of medicine are called gastroenterologists. They have usually completed the eight years of pre-medical and medical education, the yearlong internship (if this is not a part of the residency), three years of an internal medicine residency, and two to three years in the gastroenterology fellowship. Some gastroenterology trainees will complete a "fourth-year" (although this is often their 7th year of graduate medical education) in Transplant Hepatology, Advanced Endoscopy, IBD, motility or other topics.

Gastroenterology is not the same as colorectal or hepatobiliary surgery, which are specialty branches of general surgery.

Hepatology, or hepatobiliary medicine, encompasses the study of the liver, pancreas, and biliary tree, and is traditionally considered a sub-specialty.

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