Treatment with eluxadoline, a new oral medication, relieved two major symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D) — abdominal pain and diarrhoea, according to a study based on two phase III randomized controlled trials. [N Engl J Med 2016;374:242-253]
Long-term aspirin use (at least 6 years) was associated with a modest but significantly lower risk for overall cancer, in particular gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancers such as colorectal cancer (CRC), a recent study showed.
The serum pepsinogen test—which is relatively
simple, inexpensive, sensitive and specific—is a potentially viable method for
the screening and detection of Kazakh early gastric cancer, a new study claims.