The gut microbiome has become one of the most researched topics in gastroenterology. However, it is not yet understood how changes to the gut microbiome affect certain malignancies, particularly colorectal cancer (CRC). Despite improvements in detection and prevention by colonoscopy and other forms of testing, CRC still has a significant effect on patient morbidity and…
Mitigating the spread of a virus as infectious as SARS-CoV-2 requires having ample and accurate diagnostic tests available. However, in the United States, community transmission began to occur before adequate testing measures could be implemented.
An area that has been specifically challenging within gastroenterology is the management of how and when to perform GI procedures, especially when many patients with COVID-19 have gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms.
Researchers evaluated the efficacy and safety of etrasimod, an oral, selective sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor modulator in development for immune-mediated inflammatory disorders, in patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.