Studies show how endoscopic procedures can improve outcomes and care
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  August 9, 2017  
  Gastroenterology‎  
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 Studies show how endoscopic procedures can improve outcomes and careStudies show how endoscopic procedures can improve outcomes and care
 
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, features a study reporting that a simpler procedure for collecting biopsy specimens during various procedures can improve patient care, and a study showing how a relatively new procedure, POEM, has been adapted to help an additional set of patients with gastroparesis, a troubling stomach problem.
 
 
 Mango intake exerts beneficial effects in progression and severity of IBDMango intake exerts beneficial effects in progression and severity of IBD
 
Initial results of a study by researchers in the department of nutrition and food science at Texas A&M University in College Station show mango consumption has a positive impact on people with inflammatory bowel disease.
 
   UM SOM awarded $2.47 million grant to develop vaccine against Shigella, ETEC infectionsUM SOM awarded $2.47 million grant to develop vaccine against Shigella, ETEC infections
 
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has been awarded a three-year, $2.47 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop a vaccine to protect against Shigella and Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), pathogens which are among the leading causes of diarrheal diseases in young children in developing countries and a common cause of "traveler's diarrhea" among travelers to these countries.
 
   Protein-rich diet may foster more tolerant, less inflammatory gut environmentProtein-rich diet may foster more tolerant, less inflammatory gut environment
 
Immune cells patrol the gut to ensure that harmful microbes hidden in the food we eat don't sneak into the body. Cells that are capable of triggering inflammation are balanced by cells that promote tolerance, protecting the body without damaging sensitive tissues.
 
   New findings could help better understand aging process and extend lifespanNew findings could help better understand aging process and extend lifespan
 
Restricting how much you eat without starving has been shown to robustly extend lifespan in more than 20 species of animals including primates.
 
 Painful Bladder Syndrome
 
Painful Bladder SyndromePainful bladder syndrome or interstitial cystitis (IC), a chronic, life-long medical condition, creates urinary symptoms that are painful. The intensity of the pain varies across individuals; some individuals may feel less discomfort in the pelvic region, while others may experience chronic bladder pain or the urge to urinate suddenly or frequently.
 
 
 Cellular aging process can promote idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
 
Cellular aging process can promote idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisPulmonary fibrosis can possibly be attributed to a kind of cellular aging process, which is called senescence. This has been shown by researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partner in the German Center for Lung Research.
 
 
 Proton pump inhibitor use not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease
 
Proton pump inhibitor use not linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's diseaseThe use of proton pump inhibitors does not increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland.
 
 
 Tackling food allergies: is immunotherapy the answer?
 
Tackling food allergies: is immunotherapy the answer?Food allergies affect approximately 8% of school children in the United States and the United Kingdom. The highest prevalence of food allergies is in Australia affecting approximately 10% of young children. It is lower in the developing world.
 
 
 Researchers win $1.4 million federal grant to study new treatment approaches for intestinal inflammation
 
Researchers win $1.4 million federal grant to study new treatment approaches for intestinal inflammationResearchers in Georgia State University's Institute for Biomedical Sciences have received a four-year, $1.4 million federal grant to study novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of intestinal inflammation.
 
 
 Scientists take steps to inhibit impact of E. coli on human health
 
Scientists take steps to inhibit impact of E. coli on human healthBy understanding the functional differences between proteins expressed by two E. coli strains, researchers at Kansas State University are exploring new opportunities to inhibit their impacts to human health.
 
 
 Colon cancer rates rising among younger white adults — and falling among blacks
 
When Crawford Clay discovered blood on his shorts at the end a routine run in the spring of 2014, he did not know the stains were a symptom of a condition that also afflicted his family.
 
 
 University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center named one of nation's best hospitals for 2017–18
 
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center named one of nation's best hospitals for 2017–18University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center once again has been recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals for 2017–18 by U.S. News & World Report.
 
 
 Increase in reported cases of Cyclospora infections compared to last year, CDC reports
 
Increase in reported cases of Cyclospora infections compared to last year, CDC reportsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory on 7th August 2017, Monday, in order to alert the health care facilities and the public health department on the increase in the reported cases of cyclosporiasis.