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Latest Gastroenterology Headlines
Monday, September 22, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Advances in knowledge surrounding gastrointestinal conditions have paved the way for improvements in Crohn’s disease (CD) treatment. To aid clinicians in managing patients with CD, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) created a clinical decision tool to effectively guide gastroenterologists throughout their decision-making process.
Monday, September 22, 2014
There is no increased short-term pancreatic cancer risk with dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 inhibitors compared to sulfonylureas and thiazolidinediones for glycemic control, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Systemwide changes are necessary to prevent excessive healthcare spending, and so are tools to help consumers make better, more informed medical choices, according to a white paper published in June by Vitals.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Kristine Nally, BS
Researchers are learning more about the ways in which gut microbiota interact with the central nervous system and the role this can play in pain management.
Friday, September 19, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Magnetic resonance is an effective alternative to biopsy for identifying and quantifying fats in the liver, according to results from a study led by a research team at the University of the Basque Country.
Friday, September 19, 2014
The presence of other health care workers improves hand hygiene adherence, according to a study published in the October issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Friday, September 19, 2014
The proportion of liver injury cases resulting from herbals and dietary supplements has increased significantly in the last decade, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in Hepatology.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Less than half of all Americans got a flu shot last year, so U.S. health officials on Thursday urged that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for the coming flu season. "It's really unfortunate that half of Americans are not getting the protection from flu they could get," said Thomas Frieden, MD, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a morning news conference.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Strategies are presented to help physicians lower their tax burden in an article published Sept. 2 in Medical Economics.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The use of micronutrients may augment the cytotoxic effects of chemotherapy drugs on cancer cells, according to research published online Sept. 17 in the Journal of Clinical Pathology.
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