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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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Isoform Balance is Key to Curbing Colitis and Colon Cancer
Patients can control and reduce their risk for contracting colon cancer and colitis by maintaining a balance of two major isoforms, according to findings published in the journal eLife.
As medications for hepatitis C become more widely used, studies are being done to see how effective these treatments are when used in combination.
Mothers’ inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) therapies may impact their newborns, according to findings published in Gastroenterology.
The overwhelming experience of preparing for colonoscopies may no longer have to be tolerated on an empty stomach.
The development of new medications for any condition requires attention to detail in a number of areas, especially safety and efficacy. A recent drug developed for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) looked to be effective in both areas prior to its approval.
Researchers reported that SVR12 rates in real-world, post-transplant genotype 1 HCV patients treated with ledipasvir-sofosbuvir, with or without ribavirin, is 98% across regimens and various characteristics.
Researchers report promising results from the QUARTZ-I study that assessed the efficacy of the 3D regimen combined with sofosbuvir in treatment-experienced patients with HCV genotype 1 infection.
Results from the ION-3 trial showed that the rapidity and durability of viral suppression achieved with ledipasvir-sofosbuvir therapy allows a shorter treatment course of 8 weeks in genotype 1, treatment-naïve, non-cirrhotic patients.
As more women take leadership roles in gastroenterology and , it can go a long way in helping to bridge the gender gap in that other specialties in medicine.

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