This randomized, placebo-controlled trial compared the safety and efficacy of senna, a stimulant laxative, vs magnesium oxide, an osmotic agent, to treat chronic idiopathic constipation.
Digital manometry provides similar pressure readings compared with the gold-standard high-resolution anorectal manometry in patients with chronic constipation and fecal incontinence.
While the etiopathogenesis of diverticulitis is not completely understood, recent evidence suggests that chronic inflammation and alterations in the gut microbiome may be key factors in the development of diverticulitis.
Researchers compared integrated multidisciplinary clinical care vs gastroenterologist-only care with regard to symptoms, specific functional disorders, psychological state, quality of life, and cost of care for treating functional gastrointestinal disorders.
The goal of this study was to see if a lower dosage of zinc than 20 mg/d could decrease acute diarrhea in young children without increasing vomiting.
Researchers analyzed independent risk factors for short bowel syndrome in patients with Crohn disease in an effort to develop preventive strategies.
Phase 2 clinical trial shows promising result for dabrafenib and trametinib combination in patients with advanced cholangiocarcinoma with a BRAFV600E mutation.
A young woman presents to the emergency department with right lower quadrant pain that has become progressively worse over the past 18 hours.
A team of researchers recently evaluated serum concentrations of persistent organic pollutants to determine how they may affect celiac disease.
Investigators examined the diagnostic yield of colonoscopies for patients with functional bowel disorders without alarm features.
It is unclear if alterations in the intestinal microbiota cause celiac disease, or if the changes are a result of celiac disease.
A patient presents to the emergency department with intermittent epigastric abdominal pain that radiates into his back.
Although children appear to be at low risk for COVID-19, data suggests that prolonged fecal viral shedding may position children as potential carriers of the virus.
The odds of developing a surgical infection after cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer more than doubled in women who had bowel resection or repair.
Childhood mortality due to diarrhea remains high in some regions due to a combination of child growth failure, poor water, sanitation, and hygiene, and low oral rehydration therapy coverage.
In individuals with type 1 diabetes who test positive for asymptomatic celiac disease, a gluten-free diet may increase postprandial glycemic levels.
Researchers evaluated the association between diarrheagenic E coli and development of reactive arthritis and musculoskeletal symptoms among international travelers.
For patients with uncomplicated acute diverticulitis, forgoing antibiotic use did not increase the length of hospital stay.
Although patients with COVID-19 are known to present with constitutional and respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, and shortness of breath, there is growing evidence that these patients can also experience significant gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
The prevalence of diverticulosis has been increasing, and research has demonstrated an increased risk of underlying colorectal cancer in this population.