Digestive Disease Week

Lisa Backus: Examining Efficacy of Hepatitis Medications

May 26, 2016

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As medications for hepatitis C become more widely used, studies are being done to see how effective these treatments are when used in combination.

Brooks Cash from the University of South Alabama Health System: Determining Safety and Efficacy in New IBS Treatment

May 25, 2016

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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.

Real-World Treatment Results with Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir in Patients Coinfected with HIV and Hepatitis C

May 25, 2016

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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.

Combination Treatment with Ombitasvir, Paritaprevir/Ritonavir, Dasabuvir, and Sofosbuvir in Patients with Genotype 1 HCV Infection

May 25, 2016

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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.

Shorter Course of Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir Therapy Effective in Patients with Genotype 1 Hepatitis C

May 25, 2016

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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.

Susan Orloff: Taking Steps to Bridge the Gender Gap in Gastroenterology Leadership Roles

May 24, 2016

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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.

Susan Orloff from Oregon Health & Science University: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Gastroenterology and Medical Leadership

May 24, 2016

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As with many areas of medicine, the ratio of male doctors in gastroenterology to female counterparts is considerable – although work is being done to lessen that gap across the field.

Allison Schulman: Implementing New Techniques in Gastric Bypass

May 24, 2016

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As with all surgical procedures, there are risks that come with gastric bypass surgery. While the procedure itself is not new, there is work being done to make it more effective and longer lasting for patients who utilize this valuable weight loss option.

Allison Schulman from Brigham & Women's Hospital: Researching New Ways to Fight Obesity

May 24, 2016

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Obesity remains a growing problem and while gastric bypass surgery has become a viable option for many patients, there is still work being done to improve the procedure.

Five Categories of Lower Gastrointestinal Functional Bowel Disorders in Revised Rome IV Criteria

May 24, 2016

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The new Rome IV criteria classify the functional bowel disorders into five distinct categories, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation, functional diarrhea, functional abdominal bloating/distention, and unspecified functional bowel disorder. A new category for opioid-induced constipation, which is distinct from the functional bowel disorders, has been added.

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