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High Definition Imaging and the Future of Patient Care
As work continues to be done to find the best ways to use new technology the question of what the next advancement will be is already setting the stage for the future of patient care.
Looking at the Link Between Ulcerative Colitis and Cancer
Patients with long-standing ulcerative colitis have shown signs of being more at risk for developing cancer. Research has looked at why that is the case and what can be done to prevent the cancer from progressing.
Using High Definition for Chromoendoscopy to Detect Dysplasia in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis
Gastroenterologist Venkat Subramanian, MD, discusses the use of high-definition screens and dyes during endoscopy to detect cancerous and noncancerous lesions in patients with ulcerative colitis
Proximal and Distal Colon Have Different Vitamin D Responses
The proximal and distal colon act like two different organs when it comes to biological function and the microbiota that live there. The difference is seen even at the gene transcriptional level and response to vitamin D, a team of researchers from the University of Chicago reported.
Microbiota: Some Bacteria More Painful in IBS
Some intestinal bacteria cause more pain than others in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, according to study results reported by a team of researchers from North Carolina.
Kids’ C. difficile Infections May Go Undiagnosed
Newer tests for Clostridium difficile can detect the infection in pediatric patients even when there is no blood in the stool.

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