Results of early endoscopic exam critical for assessment of Barrett’s patients

A new study indicates that both high-grade abnormal cellular changes (dysplasia) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (a form of cancer) have increased in the last 25 years among people with a digestive condition known as Barrett’s esophagus. The study report, Increasing prevalence of high-grade dysplasia and adenocarcinoma on index endoscopy in Barrett’s esophagus over the past 2 decades, is published in the ...

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When tempers flare, nurses’ injuries could rise

A new study by researchers at Michigan State University and Portland State University has found that when there’s an imbalance in support among nurses at work, tempers flare and risk of injuries can go up. “Beyond the physical demands of the job, social factors can pose additional risks for nurses to experience muscle and joint pain in the shoulders, arms, ...

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‘Proud To Be GI’: Celebrate GI Nurses and Associates Week

The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses And Associates marks the sixth annual GI Nurses and Associates Week from March 25 to 29. Celebrate the week by adding SGNA’s digital photo frame (available here) to a Facebook profile picture and submitting photos to SGNA Headquarters and posting on Facebook and/or Twitter using the tag #Proud2BGI. from March 25 to 29. Celebrate the week by adding SGNA’s digital photo ...

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Fasting-mimicking diet holds promise for people with digestive problem

What if a special diet could reduce inflammation and repair your gut? University of Southern California (USC) researchers provided evidence that a low-calorie “fasting-mimicking” diet has the potential to do just that. Published in the journal Cell Reports, the study reports on the health benefits of periodic cycles of the diet for people with inflammation and indicated that the diet ...

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Colorectal cancer in patients with early onset is distinct from that in older patients

New research indicates that colorectal cancer diagnosed at an early age has clinical and genetic features that are different from those seen in traditional colorectal cancer diagnosed later in life. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also revealed certain unique features in especially young patients and those with predisposing conditions. Although incidence ...

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