Probiotics Associated with Fewer Respiratory Symptoms in Overweight and Older People

Findings provide further evidence of relationship between the gut and lungs Bethesda, MD (May 14, 2021) — Daily probiotic use was associated with fewer upper respiratory symptoms in overweight and older people, according to a study that suggests a potential role for probiotics in preventing respiratory infections. The study was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease […]

Pairing Bariatric Procedure with Diabetes Drug Increases Weight Loss

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty combined with semaglutide produces results similar to surgery Bethesda, MD (May 14, 2021) — Combining minimally invasive endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) with the diabetes drug semaglutide can provide additional significant weight loss for patients who are not candidates for invasive weight-loss surgery, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive […]

Pancreatic Cancer Trials Fail to Include Minorities Despite Worse Outcomes

More trials report race, ethnicity and gender, but disparities in trial inclusion continue Bethesda, MD (May 14, 2021) — Despite the fact that certain racial and ethnic minorities get pancreatic cancer more often, are diagnosed at a younger age and die sooner, clinical trials fail to include representative proportions of non-White patients at every phase […]

COVID-19 Pandemic Sees Increased Consults for Alcohol-Related GI and Liver Diseases

Proportion of consults remained elevated even after re-opening Bethesda, MD (May 14, 2021) — Inpatient consults for alcohol-related gastrointestinal (GI) and liver diseases have surged since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and remained elevated, according to research selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2021. The proportion of patients that required inpatient endoscopic […]