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An effectiveness trial published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology compares kiwi fruit to prunes and psyllium in reducing constipation. Chronic constipation is a gastrointestinal disorder that includes functional constipation and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation, and symptoms...

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Most practitioners know that their parents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) experience pain and decreased quality of life. What they may not be aware of is the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in this patient population. A study published in International Journal of General Medicine illustrated...

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Is placebo blinding necessary? It has been thought that patient blinding to a placebo was necessary for success. However, a study published in the journal Pain compared standard placebo treatment to an open-label, or “honest” placebo. The study, of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, had two...

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Urinary tract infections are common and hard to treat. UTIs lead to more UTIs. Researchers report findings in the PNAS journal of a new vaccine delivered directly to the bladder that would help the body fight infection through reprograming. The vaccine would destroy bladder bacteria and help prevent...

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The American College of Gastroenterology has published its first-ever guideline for the management of irritable bowel syndrome. Guideline coauthor Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG, commented, "We identified 25 clinically important questions that clinicians frequently ask and then used GRADE (Grading of...

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The Journal of Pediatrics recently published findings from a study of children and teens with recurring abdominal pain. Natoshia Cunningham, an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine in the MSU College of Human Medicine and lead author of the study, commented that “anxiety is very...

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In the journal Nature Machine Intelligence, a new article states, “Colonoscopy is limited by the outdated design of conventional endoscopes, which are associated with high complexity of use, cost and pain.” There are 19,000,000 procedures done each year in the United States and European Union, with...

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Newswise — Loyola Medicine is among the first to conduct a clinical study using hypnotherapy to treat functional dyspepsia, a gastrointestinal disorder affecting approximately 10 percent of the population.

People affected by functional dyspepsia experience frequent stomach upset, including...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first medical device to aid in the reduction of functional abdominal pain in patients 11-18 years of age with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) when combined with other therapies for IBS. IBS is a condition affecting the large...

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Testing for celiac (or “coeliac” in Australia) disease and gut damage in pediatric patients can be a painful and invasive process involving endoscopic procedures, but that necessity may someday be replaced by a new and simpler diagnostic tool that analyses the patient’s breath for evidence of...

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