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Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2018

June 02 - 05, 2018; Washington, DC

June 02 - 05, 2018 Washington, DC
  • IBS Can Be Diagnosed by Listening to Bowel Sounds A noninvasive technique, in which artificial intelligence is used to record and distinguish bowel sounds, can be used to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), new research shows.

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Popular News From DDW 2017

  • Enzyme Supplement Protects Gluten-sensitive Patients Enzyme Supplement Protects Gluten-sensitive Patients An enzyme that degrades gluten in the stomach and duodenum might help people with gluten sensitivity who unintentionally consume wheat or other grains avoid troublesome GI symptoms.
  • 'Underwater' Colonoscopy Amplifies Polyp Detection '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.
  • Direct Comparison Favors Electrolyte Bowel Prep Direct Comparison Favors Electrolyte Bowel Prep Polyethylene glycol is a better bowel preparation than sodium picosulfate plus magnesium citrate, and colonoscopy results are best when prep is spread over 2 days, new research shows.

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