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Isotretinoin, a treatment for severe acne, has been linked to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in some case reports and 1 study. To investigate whether isotretinoin can induce IBD, French researchers conducted a 2-year nationwide registry study.
IBS symptoms play a minor role, according to a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, which asked patients to rate their overall health.
Pregnant women with inflammatory bowel disease may be at increased risk of adverse perinatal outcomes, with association between IBD and adverse perinatal outcome varying by IBD subtype, according to research published online March 20 in the Journal of Perinatology.
A new retrospective study suggests that patients with autoimmune disorders should be monitored for epilepsy, and vice versa.
Postoperative surgical site infection is exceedingly rare after hemorrhoidectomy, and routine antibiotic prophylaxis seems to be unnecessary.
Genetics, diet, past trauma, and anxiety have all been thought to play a role in the cause of irritable bowel syndrome, but new research has found a clue to the disease.
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