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Digesting the impact of diet on irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) plagues nearly a fifth of the general population. It is a chronic illness that can significantly lower quality of life (QoL) and work productivity. The relationship between diet and the functional gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms present in IBS is gaining more and more attention. Read More

Human gut-derived multi-strain probiotics found to be effective in alleviating IBS symptoms and improving quality of life — study
Multi-strain probiotics obtained from the human gut have shown promising effects in reducing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) disease severity, and should be further studied as a potential treatment for the condition, say Korean researchers. Read More Read More


Can CBT help treat IBS?
Researchers have identified a link between the digestive system and the brain, so cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may be a helpful option for treating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Read More

Passive monitoring device detects Crohn's activity
Gastroenterology & Endsocopy News
A monitoring device passively and accurately detects flares of Crohn's disease before clinical signs appear, according to a study of more than 100 individuals monitored for up to a year. Read More

High triglyceride levels exacerbate severity, complications of acute pancreatitis in NAFLD
Elevated serum triglyceride levels were associated with severity of acute pancreatitis and risk for related complications, including organ failure, among patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to data. Read More

Real-world data confirm efficacy of Dupilumab in severe EOE
Dupilumab provides histologic, endoscopic, and symptomatic improvement in patients with severe, treatment-refractory, fibrostenotic eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), new research shows. Read More

6 years of rising costs: How ASCs, HOPDs compare for colonoscopy
Becker's GI & Endoscopy
The average colonoscopy screening costs $925 at an ASC versus $1,224 in a hospital outpatient setting, up from $859 and $1,045 in 2017, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate Blue Health Intelligence's "Rising Prices for Hospital Outpatient Care" brief, published in September. Read More

Should pre-op chemoradiation be added to chemotherapy in resectable gastric cancer?
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
Debate continues about the role of preoperative chemoradiation added to chemotherapy in neoadjuvant treatment strategies for resectable gastric adenocarcinoma. At the Society of Surgical Oncology's 2023 International Conference on Surgical Cancer Care, two surgical oncologists presented the relative merits of adding and not adding preoperative chemotherapy to the treatment regimen in this setting. Read More


UEG Week 2023
When: October 14, 2023
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Organizer(s): American College of Gastroenterology
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ACG 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting & Postgraduate Course
When: September  October 20-25, 2023
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Organizer(s): American College of Gastroenterology
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International Conference: Gastroenterology Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
When: October 27, 2023
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
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When: November 2-4, 2023
Location: Medellin, Colombia
Organizer(s): Asociación Colombiana de Gastroenterología
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