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Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2017

May 06 - 09, 2017; Chicago, Illinois

May 06 - 09, 2017 Chicago, Illinois
  • 'Underwater' Colonoscopy Amplifies Polyp Detection When water is used to expand the colon before colonoscopy, instead of air, higher-risk polyps are easier to detect, new research shows, but the technique is controversial.
  • 'Fears Allayed' by Latest Infliximab Biosimilar Evidence The biosimilar is noninferior to the originator infliximab in patients with stable Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory conditions, two studies demonstrate.
  • Gene Variation Predicts Recovery in Decompensated Hep C Genetic differences that are associated with recovery in patients with hepatitis C and decompensated cirrhosis who achieve a sustained virologic response could someday guide liver transplantation.

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  • Probiotics Keep C difficile at Bay in Patients on Antibiotics Probiotics Keep C difficile at Bay in Patients on Antibiotics Probiotics can protect against Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalized patients receiving antibiotics. In a new meta-analysis, infection rates were cut by more than half.
  • Low-Residue Diet Acceptable for Bowel Prep Low-Residue Diet Acceptable for Bowel Prep Bowel cleansing was more effective when patients consumed a low-residue diet the day before colonoscopy, rather than the conventional clear-liquid diet, new research shows, and patients were happier.
  • Coconut Oil Nutrient Ups Risk for Ulcerative Colitis Flares Coconut Oil Nutrient Ups Risk for Ulcerative Colitis Flares The myristic acid in coconut oil nearly quadruples flare risk in patients with ulcerative colitis, according to research that confirms the association between flares and multiple dietary elements.

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