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Inherited genes linked to higher risk for diverticular disease of intestine
University of Queensland researchers have used genetics to reveal that much of the risk of developing a common and sometimes fatal intestinal disease is inherited. Read More

FDA gains steam in 2023: GI pipeline boasts numerous milestones, 2 crucial setbacks
Hepatic encephalopathy is a common complication of cirrhosis and a common reason for hospital admission. We aimed to determine whether expert consultation from gastroenterology leads to better clinical outcomes for inpatients with HE. Read More

Impact of gastroenterology consultation on the clinical outcomes of patients admitted with hepatic encephalopathy
The first half of 2023 has already seen landmark FDA decisions in the gastroenterology space, including multiple first-in-class therapies along with two costly rejections that highlight persistent gaps in the GI drug armory. Read More


Yield not always high, but results still meaningful in pancreatic cancer screening
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
Although the yield may be less than expected, pancreas screening can detect high-risk lesions in time for lifesaving treatment in people deemed to have a genetic susceptibility for developing pancreatic cancer, according to early results of the multicenter, prospective Pancreas Scan Study. Read More

Fecal incontinence is highly associated with IBS or constipation
HCP Live
Risankizumab Approximately 1 in 10 persons without organic comorbidities linked to defecation function reported fecal incontinence, according to new research. The data suggest that irritable bowel syndrome and constipation are far and away the most impactful drivers of fecal incontinence risk, though the likelihood of seeking specialist care for their condition was varied based on gastric disease background. Read More

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty scoring system predicts reintervention with 74% probability
A novel scoring system could aid clinicians by predicting the risk for 30-day reintervention among patients who underwent endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, according to data published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Read More


15th Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference
When: July 28-29, 2023
Location: Enugu, Nigeria
Organizer(s):Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria
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SAGES Congress 2023
When: August 9-12, 2023
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
Organizer(s): South African Gastroenterological Society
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GUT 2023
When: August 18-20, 2023
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organizer(s): Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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