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Psychological therapy may have some benefits for IBD patients
Medpage Today
Psychological therapies may lead to short-term benefits in quality of life for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, but the same cannot be said for disease activity, results from a systematic review and meta-analysis suggested. Read More

GI symptoms persist in 81% of older female colorectal cancer survivors, study suggests
Technology Networks Cancer Research
More than four out of five older women survivors of colorectal cancer may be experiencing a range of gastrointestinal symptoms many years after being diagnosed and treated, a new study suggests. Read More


Treatment timing not linked to worse survival in early CRC
Longer time to treatment in younger patients with colorectal cancer do not appear to be associated with worse survival, a new population-based study suggests. Read More

Quarter of esophageal cancers among those with BE missed in year before diagnosis
Physician's Weekly
Nearly one-quarter of Barrett esophagus patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma had normal endoscopic screenings within the prior year, according to a study published online June 4 in Gastroenterology. Read More

Surgery improves symptoms for patients with advanced cancer, malignant bowel obstruction
Surgery did not significantly increase the number of "good days" among patients with advanced cancer and malignant small bowel obstruction, according to study results. Read More

Intraprocedural cleansing system lowers rate of inadequate bowel prep
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
A third-generation over-the-scope intraprocedural cleansing system could serve as a solution for inadequate bowel preparation, which remains a common obstacle to optimal colonoscopy. Use of the system nearly halved the rate of inadequate bowel prep in a study presented at Digestive Disease Week 2023. Read More

'One and done' screening approach for Barrett esophagus may not be enough
When it comes to screening for Barrett esophagus, David Johnson, professor of medicine and chief of gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, has always practiced with a "one and done" strategy. The only exception to this approach is if it's suspect that a patient may have erosive esophagitis, which prompts Johnson to go back and ensure there's nothing hidden under the erosive change. Read More

5 fast facts on the state of gastroenterology
Becker's GI & Endoscopy
Here are five statistics offering insight into the field of gastroenterology recently. Read More

Tips to reduce turnaround time for savings in the endoscopy suite
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
Focusing in on standardization, consistency and communication in the endoscopy suite can help staff reduce turnaround time and ultimately have a positive effect on the bottom line, according to a presentation at the 2023 annual meeting of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. Read More


GUT 2023
When: August 18-20, 2023
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organizer(s): Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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When: August 29-September 1, 2023
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Organizer(s): ALEH
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26th IFSO World Congress 2023
When: August 30-September 1, 2023
Location:Naples, Italy
Organizer(s): IFSO
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Congreso Argentino de Gastroenterologia y Endoscopia Digestiva 2023
When: September 7-9, 2023
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
Organizer(s): Mar del Plata, Argentina
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