Press Releases

Minimally invasive procedure shows promise in combating obesity

San Diego, Calif. (May 9, 2019) — Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), a relatively new, minimally invasive weight-loss procedure, resulted in significant total body weight loss in the first long-term study to follow patients’ progress over five years, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. Researchers hope these

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Digestive Disease Week® 2019 Patient Advocate Travel Awards

Bethesda, MD (Feb. 11, 2019) — Discussion of the newest scientific and medical discoveries can be difficult for patients to understand but can be of great importance to the care and management of their digestive diseases. Patient bloggers, influencers and advocates have experience working with health care providers and scientists to

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DDW Monumental Research Alerts

Digestive Disease Week® 2018 provides video highlights of several studies presented during the meeting. Listening to gut noises could improve diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome What if doctors could diagnose a chronic gut condition by simply listening to the sounds the stomach makes as food passes through the body? A

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More Patients with Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis Receiving Liver Transplants

Medical centers willing to perform transplants without mandated six-month wait Washington, DC (May 22, 2018) — Increasingly, liver transplant centers are changing a long-standing practice of delaying potentially life-saving liver transplantation for patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis until after they stopped drinking alcohol for six months, according to a new study

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