Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk of developing acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or heart failure, although the prevalence of traditional risk factors for such cardiovascular disorders appears to be low, as reported in a recent study.
Use of nitazoxanide appears to be safe and effective in the treatment of patients with hepatic encephalopathy, producing substantial reductions in the Clinical Hepatic Encephalopathy Staging Scale score and improvements in mental status, according to a study.
The risk of developing serious and opportunistic infections appears to be high among inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients treated with immune-suppressive regimens, according to a population-based study from France.
Individuals who are overweight or obese, who smoke, with high-risk alcohol use, and/or with low levels of cardiovascular fitness in late adolescence are at greater risk of developing diverticular disease requiring hospitalization later in life, a study has found.
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) do not have an increased risk of overall fractures, although steroid use poses an elevated risk of fractures at the spine, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Caloric sweeteners glucose and fructose, but not the noncaloric sweetener acesulfame-K (ace-K), inhibit antral motility and motilin secretion, and increase cholecystokinin (CCK) secretion, a study has found.
A 6-week course of probiotic treatment appears to be beneficial to coeliac disease patients on strict gluten-free diet, improving the severity of irritable bowel syndrome-type symptoms and positively modifying gut microbiota by increasing the bifidobacteria population, according to a study.
Placement of self-expandable metallic stents is a useful approach for treating obstruction due to colorectal cancer and complications after colorectal resection for cancer, suggests a recent study, adding that proper training is needed.
Both hatha yoga and a low-FODMAP (Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides and Polyol) diet can alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms, as well as improve a range of other psychological and physiological health parameters, in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a study has shown.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is associated with conditions such as gastritis, peptic ulcer, gastric cancer, and certain types of lymphoma. A common presenting complaint among all these H. pylori-related illnesses is dyspepsia. Dr Desmond Wai from the Desmond Wai Liver and Gastrointestinal Diseases Centre, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore, speaks on the important role general practitioners (GPs) play in recognizing, diagnosing, and treating H. pylori.