Tag Archives: gastroenterology

People living in rural households have lower risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease

Living in rural households decreases a person’s risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly for young children and adolescents, according to a new study by researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and the Canadian Gastro-Intestinal Epidemiology Consortium (CanGIEC). “Our findings show that children, particularly those under the age ...

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VolitionRx presents at World Congress of GI Endoscopy

VolitionRx Limited (NYSE MKT: VNRX) has presented data at the World Congress of GI Endoscopy (ENDO) 2017 conference in Hyderabad, India, from a study that confirms prior test results that the Nu.QTM Colorectal Cancer Screening Triage test reduces the total number of colonoscopy referrals while maintaining high sensitivity for cancer detection. “This is a key clinical milestone in the launch of our Nu.QTM Triage product. This ...

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Tillotts Pharma in Germany Dedicated to Gastrointestinal Health

Tillotts Pharma is strengthening its presence in the German market: the Berlin office was opened in January 2017 under the management of Magdalena Kritikos. The portfolio includes Entocort® for the treatment of Crohn’s disease, Asacol® for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, and VistaPrep® for bowel preparation before endoscopy. With further innovative solutions, the Swiss specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases will expand its global footprint with its growing presence in Germany and will continue to work to improve the quality ...

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New gene fusions and mutations linked to gastrointestinal stromal tumors

Findings could lead to additional targeted treatments for more patients In recent years, researchers have identified specific gene mutations linked to gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), which primarily occur in the stomach or small intestine, with 5,000 to 6,000 new cases per year in the United States. But 10 to 15 percent of adult GIST cases and most pediatric cases lack ...

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Newly discovered bacteria-binding protein in the intestine

Deficiency in a certain protein in the gastrointestinal tract has been shown to lead to both inflammation and abdominal fat accumulation in mice. The discovery provides yet another piece of the puzzle of how humans are affected — or not — by the large quantities of intestinal bacteria we carry with us. In the study from Sahlgrenska Academy, researchers have ...

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