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Endoscopy within six hours does not lower mortality in GI bleed

(HealthDay)—Endoscopy within six hours versus six to 24 hours after consultation is not associated with lower 30-day mortality in patients with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding who are at high risk for further bleeding ...


Researchers unveil mechanisms to prevent Crohn's disease

In a series of four studies published today in Gastroenterology, a journal of the American Gastroenterological Association, Mount Sinai inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) researchers, describe the identification of predictive ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Prevalence of any past, present hep B infection 4.3 percent

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of any past or present hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection was 4.3 percent among U.S. adults during 2015 to 2018, according to a March data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...


Diet, nutrition have profound effects on gut microbiome

Nutrition and diet have a profound impact on microbial composition in the gut, in turn affecting a range of metabolic, hormonal, and neurological processes, according to a literature review by scientists from the George Washington ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New COVID-19 info for gastroenterologists and patients

A paper published today in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology by clinicians at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai outlines key information gastroenterologists and patients with chronic digestive conditions need ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Digestive symptoms are prominent among COVID-19 patients: study

The American Journal of Gastroenterology published today a new study that reveals digestive symptoms, including diarrhea, are common in COVID-19 patients. The study comes from the Wuhan Medical Treatment Expert Group for ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Solving the riddle of superbug toxin damage to gut

A powerful Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) collaboration has revealed that a bacterial superbug can prevent stem cells in the gut from carrying out their vital role of regenerating the inner lining of the intestine. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Recommendations updated for postcolonoscopy management

(HealthDay)—In two guideline updates from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, published in the March issue of Gastroenterology, recommendations are presented for postcolonoscopy management and endoscopic ...