A meta-analysis found naloxone to have the highest efficacy and safety of pharmacological therapies for opioid-induced constipation, and previous research has shown it to be cost-effective, study authors said.
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who received four sessions of primarily home-based cognitive behavioral therapy had similar symptom improvement to those who went to 10 standard therapy sessions.
Complete healing of small-bowel ulcers and erosions, as assessed by video-capsule endoscopy, was significantly more common among patients receiving misoprostol than those randomized to placebo, a small British study found.
First drug approved to treat thrombocytopenia in adults with chronic liver disease who are having a medical procedure
Patients who received the drug for five days had increased platelet counts compared to those taking placebo.
The device delivers a mineral blend to sites of upper or lower GI bleeding and is applied during an endoscopic procedure.
The learning center provides access to a curated collection of more than 400 online learning activities and includes a section focused specifically on gastroenterology and hepatology.