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May 24, 2022
Abstracts presented at Digestive Disease Week 2022 showed that RBX2660, an investigational microbiota-based drug, was more likely to reduce the recurrence of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) compared with placebo.
At Digestive Disease Week 2022, John M. DeWitt, MD, professor of medicine, Indiana University Health, explains his findings on the diagnosis and management of achalasia in 2022 and how the COVID-19 pandemic affected these trends.
During a State-of-the-Art Lecture at Digestive Disease Week 2022, Jessica L. Mellinger, MD, MSc, explained how the COVID-19 pandemic has driven increases in rates of alcohol use and associated liver disease, as well as what can be done at the clinic, societal, and policy levels to address these trends.
May 23, 2022
At Digestive Disease Week 2022, Sravanthi Parasa, MD, gastroenterologist at Swedish Gastroenterology, talks about how artificial intelligence (AI) is used in gastroenterology and what challenges it may pose for clinicians.
Investigational microbiota-based live therapeutic RBX2660 was found to be safe and effective at reducing Clostridioides difficile (C difficile) recurrence, said Paul Feuerstadt, MD, assistant clinical professor at Yale University School of Medicine, gastroenterologist at PACT Gastroenterology Center, at Digestive Disease Week 2022.
Evidence shows that weight loss achieved through bariatric and endoscopic surgery can help treat and reverse nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but optimal procedure selection and timing vary by patient factors, according to speakers at Digestive Disease Week 2022.
Outcomes were worse for patients hospitalized once for Clostridioides difficile infection compared with alternative reasons for hospitalization, but the risk of adverse outcomes did not seem to increase with recurrent admissions for C difficile, explained Preethi Venkat, MD, second-year internal medicine resident at University of California, San Diego, at Digestive Disease Week 2022.
May 22, 2022
A pair of posters presented at Digestive Disease Week 2022 showed the efficacy of an investigational biotherapeutic in preventing Clostridioides difficile infection recurrence and restoring the microbiome.
Speakers at Digestive Disease Week 2022 presented research on how health disparities and socioeconomic factors can contribute to changes in the gut microbiome that have implications for cancer risk, immune health, and overall well-being.
Because symptoms are similar to those of gastroesophageal reflux disease, achalasia is often misdiagnosed, explained Eric Low, MD, MPH, gastroenterology fellow at University of California, San Diego at Digestive Disease Week 2022.