Gastroenterology
Psychotherapy for gut disease has long-term benefits

Psychotherapy for gut disease has long-term benefits

New York: While doctors have known for some time that psychological therapy can reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome — a gastrointestinal disorder — in the short term, a new study has found that the benefits can extend up to one year after the completion of the therapy. more

Lactose intolerance: A new finding in Indian perspective

Lactose intolerance: A new finding in Indian perspective

New Delhi: Food intolerance is a buzzword among medical fraternity nowadays with researchers spending considerable time and resources to determine various types of food intolerances and their solutions. more

Gastroenterologists use new technology to detect precancerous cells

Gastroenterologists use new technology to detect precancerous cells

Washington: Oesophageal adenocarcinoma is now the fastest growing form of cancer in the United States, but gastroenterologists at the Centre for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy at the University of Rochester Medical Centre (URMC) have been using an innovative technology to detect precancerous cells in time to prevent disease progression. more

Routine care for Crohn’s disease in children should include measurement of bone age

Routine care for Crohn’s disease in children should include measurement of bone age

Washington: Measuring bone age should be a standard practice of care for paediatric patients with Crohn’s disease, in order to properly interpret growth status and improve treatment, according to a new study from the UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) Benioff Children’s Hospital. more

Pancreatic cancer may be detected with simple intestinal probe

Pancreatic cancer may be detected with simple intestinal probe

Washington: By simply shining a tiny light within the small intestine, close to that organ’s junction with the pancreas, physicians at Mayo Clinic‘s campus in Florida have been able to detect pancreatic cancer 100 per cent of the time in a small study. The light, attached to a probe, measures changes in cells and blood vessels in the small intestine produced by a growing cancer in the adjoining pancreas. more

AGA identifies 5 commonly used, but not always necessary, gastroenterology tests or procedures

AGA identifies 5 commonly used, but not always necessary, gastroenterology tests or procedures

Washington: The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a list of ‘Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question’ in gastroenterology as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) Foundation. The list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support physicians in working with their patients to make wise choices about their care. more