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  • FODMAPS for IBS: Who Will Benefit?

    Malabsorption of dietary carbohydrates can cause irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-like symptoms including bloating, cramps and diarrhea. But according to Robert J. Shulman, MD, these symptoms may have less to do with the inability to absorb these substances and more to do with how the individual …

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  • Low Gut Bacterial Richness Linked to Obesity

    Individuals with low gut bacterial richness have more adiposity and a more pronounced inflammatory phenotype; and weight loss intervention can improve bacterial gene richness, according to two studies published in the Aug. 29 issue of Nature.

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  • Amitiza Approved for Opioid-Induced Constipation

    Sucampo and Takeda announced that the FDA has approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Amitiza (lubiprostone) for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain.

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  • Bydureon Warning for MTC and Acute Pancreatitis

    The FDA has determined that a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) is necessary to ensure that the benefits of Bydureon (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension; Amylin) outweigh the potential risks including  medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) and acute pancreatitis.

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  • GLP-1 Therapies Linked to Increased Pancreatitis

    A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine concluded that treatment with the GLP-1 based therapies sitagliptin and exenatide in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus was associated with increased odds of hospitalization for acute pancreatitis.

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    Report Affirms Lifesaving Role of Colonoscopy

    In patients tracked for as long as 20 years, the death rate from colorectal cancer was cut by 53 percent in those who had the test and whose doctors removed precancerous growths, known as adenomatous polyps, researchers reported on Wednesday in The New England Journal …

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  • What to expect during your colonoscopy

    This new educational video for GI patients, produced by the ACG Institute for Clinical Research and Education, underscores the lifesaving importance of colorectal screening by colonoscopy. The video instills confidence in patients about the effectiveness, safety and importance of colonoscopy. Featuring the experience of a …

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    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If everyone aged 50 years old or older were screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. Get the Facts Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or …

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