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March 24, 2023

Botulism Cases Linked to Intragastric Injections for Obesity Botulism Cases Linked to Intragastric Injections for Obesity

Between late February 2023 and March 10, 2023, 67 cases of botulism linked to intragastric injection of the botulism neurotoxin (BoNT) were reported in Germany (12), […]
March 22, 2023

Possible C. difficile–Colon Cancer Connection: Study Possible C. difficile–Colon Cancer Connection: Study

Researchers are homing in on a new connection between colon cancer and the infectious bacteria known as  Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff. C. diff is a bacterium that […]
March 21, 2023

Consider Life Expectancy in Surveillance Colonoscopy Advice Consider Life Expectancy in Surveillance Colonoscopy Advice

Most older adults with low-risk surveillance colonoscopy findings and/or limited life expectancy are advised to undergo a repeat procedure in the future, according to a new […]
March 20, 2023

AI-Assisted Colonoscopy Doesn’t Always Improve Adenoma Detection AI-Assisted Colonoscopy Doesn’t Always Improve Adenoma Detection

Computer-aided detection (CADe) during colonoscopy may not lead to major improvements in key measures, particularly in community-based settings, according to a new study. In a randomized […]
March 16, 2023

Have IBD and Insomnia? You’re Not Alone Have IBD and Insomnia? You’re Not Alone

More than one-third of people with inflammatory bowel disease report trouble sleeping, with moderate or worse insomnia. And the more severe their insomnia, the worse the […]
March 16, 2023

Upadacitinib Shows Positive Endoscopic Outcomes in Crohn’s Disease Upadacitinib Shows Positive Endoscopic Outcomes in Crohn’s Disease

Dr Brian Feagan COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The reversible oral Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor upadacitinib (Rinvoq, AbbVie) was associated with superior endoscopic outcomes at 12 weeks and […]
March 14, 2023

AI Helps Predict Ulcerative Colitis Remission/Activity, Flare-ups AI Helps Predict Ulcerative Colitis Remission/Activity, Flare-ups

Researchers have developed and validated an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can accurately distinguish ulcerative colitis (UC) remission from activity (inflammation) in biopsies and help predict […]
March 13, 2023

COVID Raises Risk for Long-Term GI Complications COVID Raises Risk for Long-Term GI Complications

Editor’s note: Find the latest long COVID news and guidance in Medscape’s Long COVID Resource Center. People who have had COVID-19 have a 36% overall higher […]
March 10, 2023

Are You Misdiagnosing IBS? Watch Out for This Mimic Are You Misdiagnosing IBS? Watch Out for This Mimic

Josh struggled for more than a decade with what his doctors had told him was irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But curiously, the 39-year-old’s flare-ups were caused […]
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