Though gastroenterologists are prescribing fewer opioids for Medicare patients, they should also prescribe more neuromodulators because there is more high-quality evidence supporting their efficacy for conditions causing chronic abdominal pain conditions.
There is a prevalence of conflicts of interest and lack of transparency of reporting conflicts of interest in gastroenterology guideline authors.
Patients with psoriasis have an increased risk for developing or dying from cancer.
The human gut microbiota has been identified as a metabolic organ having a significant effect on host metabolism.
A targeted radiotherapy technique can substantially cut treatment time for prostate cancer without increasing gastrointestinal or genitourinary acute toxicity.
A comprehensive prevention strategy that attempts to address all possible routes of norovirus transmission and a strict ill employee exclusion policy are key to halting successive norovirus outbreaks.
Vegetarians and fish eaters have a lower risk for ischemic heart disease compared with meat eaters, and vegetarians have a higher risk for stroke.
A review of research reveals that a while ketogenic diet may hold some promise for individuals with mental health disorders, additional studies are necessary.
Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) have an increased risk for long-term opioid use.
Researchers found lower odds of antibiotic use following BSS for acute diarrhea in a setting in which antibiotic use for diarrhea is typically high.
Authors urge reconsideration of recommendations for these types of bowel preps for elective colectomy.
FDA has approved Varibar Thin Liquid for oral suspension (barium sulfate; Bracco Diagnostics Inc.) for use in modified barium swallow (MBS) examinations to evaluate the oral and pharyngeal function and morphology in adult and pediatric patients.
A recent review published in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology discusses the antidiarrheal medication loperamide and its potential for abuse in patients looking to self-treat opioid withdrawal symptoms or to experience euphoric effects with large doses.
According to the findings of a recent review, the Food and Drug Administration rarely disagrees with recommendations made by its advisory committees.
The gut microbiome has been implicated in a number of diseases, including atopy and asthma.
Approval of these indications was based on limited clinical safety and efficacy data for Recarbrio.
Sodium polystyrene sulfonate should be used cautiously as it was found to be associated with an increased risk of hospitalization due to serious GI events.
Researchers conducted a double-blind study to assess the effect of naldemedine therapy vs placebo in reducing symptoms associated with opioid-induced constipation.
Gastroenterologists are in a unique position to lead a multidisciplinary care team for patients with obesity.