Gut Bacteria May Contribute to Multiple Sclerosis
A study recently published in the seminal scientific journal Nature suggests that byproducts of microorganisms living in the gut may influence the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). The proposed mechanism is via control of the interaction of microglia and astrocytes. Microglia and astrocytes modulate inflammation and neurodegeneration in the central nervous system (CNS). The findings may
Weight loss after bariatric surgery increases risk of gallstones
Bariatric surgery that brings about rapid weight loss also raises the risk of hospital admissions for pancreatitis, gallstones and other gallbladder conditions by 10 to 100 times, researchers reported at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. The researchers said physicians may want to prescribe bile acid sequestrants to patients to reduce the risk of gallstones and
Crohn’s & Colitis Congress 2019 in Las Vegas
Assessing which care guideline to follow can be a challenge for many providers who care for patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). To help IBD health care professionals navigate these complexities, the 2019 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress® will focus its opening session on How to Make Sense of Care Guidelines. See Dr. David Rubin from the University
No single test identifies reflux as the etiology for extra-esophageal symptoms.
It is well recognized that reflux can be causal in subgroups of patients with chest and ENT symptoms like asthma, cough, hoarseness, sore throat, sinusitis, and ear pain. However, the possibility of reflux as the cause for a variety of ENT symptoms is both overestimated and often abused. In fact, the cause of extraesophageal symptoms