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Proton pump inhibitors ( PPIs ) are used for the treatment of acid-related diseases such as gastro esophageal reflux disease ( GERD ). A study found that proton pump inhibitors are associated with a ...


Researchers have discovered what may be a successful non-dietary therapy for celiac sprue, an inherited inflammatory disorder of the small intestine that impacts an estimated 1 in 200 people around th ...


A new enzyme originally developed for commercial food processing turns out to also quickly and nearly-completely break down whole gluten molecules as well as the T cell stimulatory peptides that cause ...


Most people experience occasional heartburn. But when heartburn is severe or occurs frequently over an extended period of time, it is called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD. Over time, untreat ...


Researchers found evidence that suggests Crohn's disease is caused by a weak immune response. The study, published in The Lancet, also suggest that Sildenafil ( Viagra ) might help in the treatment o ...


A study found that the risk of infertility in women triples after the most major surgery for the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis. The authors base their finding on a detailed analysi ...


A small study suggests that chewing gum after colon surgery may speed the return of normal bowel function and shorten patients' hospital stays. . Any type of abdominal surgery can cause ileus, a ma ...


The results from a study showing patients with moderate to severely active Crohn's disease treated with Adalimumab ( Humira ) were more likely to maintain clinical remission through one year than pati ...


Two studies, published in the Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, have showen that prescription painkillers are effective in easing the pain of patients with dormant inflammatory bowel disease ( ...


Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that a protein that binds to bile in the small intestine may hold the key to preventing infection and intestinal breakdown in people with ...


A study published in the journal Gastroenterology found a difference in how people responded to COX-2 inhibitors and that up to 30 percent of this variability can be attributed to an individual's gene ...


The number of bariatric surgeries performed in the U.S. increased by 450 percent between 1998 and 2002, a growth the researchers say could be linked with use of the minimally invasive laparoscopic tec ...


A study revealed that patterns in diet may effect the development of colorectal adenomas, or precancerous polyps of the colon. In this study, over 1500 patients underwent baseline colonoscopy to r ...


Patients with moderate-to-severe active ulcerative colitis treated with Infliximab ( Remicade ) at weeks 0, 2, and 6 and every eight weeks thereafter were more likely to have a clinical response at we ...


A study of gender and risk factors for colorectal cancer reveals that while both tobacco and alcohol increase risk for colorectal cancer, women who smoke are at higher risk. Anna L. Zisman, of Evanst ...