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IBS and other digestive issues may be an early indicator of Parkinson's disease
Medical News Today
Researchers say they are the first to provide "substantial observational evidence" that individuals diagnosed with certain digestive issues could predict the development of Parkinson's disease. Read More

'Hey ChatGPT, which hernia mesh should I use?'
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
With the recent advances in generative artificial intelligence tools, such as ChatGPT, there is a need to understand what AI can and cannot do. Generative AI tools can only reflect the current state of human knowledge and available information. Read More


'Game changer' data for vitamin D in digestive tract cancers
Vitamin D supplementation significantly reduced the risk of relapse or death in a subgroup of patients with digestive tract cancer who were p53-immunoreactive, a recent analysis found. Read More

For your patients: Medical conditions that raise your risk of osteoporosis
Medpage Today
Strong, fracture-resistant bones depend on a continuous process of bone turnover and renewal called remodeling, in which old parts of the skeleton are broken down and removed by cells called osteoclasts and replaced with new bone by bone-building cells called osteoblasts. A similar process occurs in most tissues in the body, like skin and hair. Read More

Microbiota-based therapy for the prevention of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
This Special Report outlines the challenges of treating Clostridioides difficile infection and preventing recurrent CDI, and introduces REBYOTA (fecal-microbiota, live jslm), the first and only single-dose, FDA-approved, microbiota-based live biotherapeutic indicated for prevention of rCDI, as a potential option in restoring the gut microbiome. Read More

First patient dosed in ISA's phase 1 immunotherapy trial for chronic hepatitis B
Researchers have developed a pair of modules that gives a boost to the use of artificial neural networks to identify potentially cancerous growths in colonoscopy imagery, traditionally plagued by image noise resulting from the colonoscopy insertion and rotation process itself. Read More

Supplementation with bifidobacterium and symptomatic control in irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional gastrointestinal disorder, with a global prevalence of around 11%. Family doctors should be aware of the diagnosis and treatment of this pathology. The benefit of using probiotics is questionable. Read More

NHE3 inhibitors for IBS-C: A gastroenterologist's perspective
Physician's Weekl
The goal of sodium hydrogen exchange 3 inhibition is to block sodium absorption in the intestinal lumen. Whenever sodium is retained inside the gut lumen, it draws water into the lumen, leading to fluid accumulation inside the gut. Read More

Consistent CPAP use lowers odds for gastroesophageal reflux, wheeze, cough
The likelihood for nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux, wheeze and cough declined with use of positive airway pressure for 2 years in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, according to results published in ERJ Open Research. Read More


Annual Meeting SGG-SGVC-SASL and SVEP 2023
When: September 12-15, 2023
Location: Interlaken, Switzerland
Organizer(s): Swiss Society of Gastroenterology
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EUS ENDO International Live Course 2023
When: September 12-15, 2023
Location: Marseille, France
Organizer(s): Dr. Marc Giovannini, Course Director
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Semana Panamericana de las Enfermedades Digestivas 2023
When: October 8-11, 2023
Location: Naples, Italy
Organizer(s): Santiago,Chile
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UEG Week 2023
When: October 14, 2023
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Organizer(s): United European Gastroenterology
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