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The MD Magazine Gastroenterology specialty page provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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Heart Failure Exacerbation Decreases After Bariatric Surgery for Obese Patients
For obese patients, bariatric surgery may decrease life threatening heart failure incidents, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
A new study has uncovered a potential shared genetic source between psoriasis and obesity, which could also address a connection among psoriasis, type 2 diabetes, and body mass index (BMI).
The presence of anti-microbial antibodies that have accumulated for years before a person is diagnosed with Crohn’s disease spells complications and a difficult course of treatment.
Diets high in fat may increase the likelihood that intestinal lining cells become cancerous, according to findings published in the journal Nature.
During a fecal matter transfer (FMT), non-pathogenic viruses were transferred from a healthy patient to three pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC) patients, according to findings published in mBio.
Rare structural variants in genes could be contributing to the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis.
Under the threat of lawsuits, seven major commercial insurers doing business in New York will now cover direct acting antivirals for patients with HCV infection, as will NY's Medicaid program. The plans will also stop denying coverage to patients who abuse drugs or alcohol.
Using a minimally invasive screening method for ulcerative colitis (UC) is a quick and cost-effective approach to disease detection.
The US Food and Drug Administration approved a supplemental New Drug Application submitted by drug maker AbbVie for Viekira Pak without ribavirin to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C genotype 1b and compensated cirrhosis.

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