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Digestive Disease Week

Digestive Disease Week 2014 provided programs and data across a wide variety of disciplines in gastroenterology and hepatology. From anticoagulation issues around invasive diagnostics to updates on functional dyspepsia, mechanisms of IBD, and the future of fecal microbiota transplantation, ConsultantLive has captured the highlights of the meeting from a primary care perspective and offers “take home” summaries from key presentations.


New study data suggest that routine placement of such a tube is not helpful in patients with upper GI bleeding.

Does sleep improve in asymptomatic patients with GERD when their reflux is treated aggressively? Researchers at Digestive Disease Week 2014 offered an answer.

An oral capsule that vibrates as it moves through the digestive tract may become a unique nonpharmacological treatment for chronic constipation.

Studies confirm that this proton pump inhibitor in patients taking low-dose aspirin or NSAIDs is highly effective in preventing upper GI ulcers or bleeding.

Two studies presented at Digestive Disease Week 2014 found that probiotics, when added to standard triple therapy, enhance cure rate and may reduce treatment side effects and disease symptoms.

A multicenter, 1090-patient, retrospective, 20-year study of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease produced surprising results.

Surgical techniques to remove precancerous polyps during colonoscopies can substantially reduce recovery time and the length of hospital stays, a new study shows.


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