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Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Serious Infection Risk in Children

PPI use should be limited in infants and children, study suggests

Aug 14, 2023
Photo of a child receiving medication through a syringe.
Dementia Risk Linked With Cumulative Heartburn Med Use, Analysis Suggests

Study adds to the ongoing discussion about proton pump inhibitors and cognition

Aug 09, 2023
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PPIs Linked to Worse Outcomes With Widely Used Breast Cancer Drug

Concomitant use of proton pump inhibitors with palbociclib associated with shorter survival

Jul 21, 2023
 A photo of the packaging of Ibrance capsules over a computer rendering of breast cancer.
President Biden 'Remains Fit for Duty,' His Doctor Says

Routine physical finds stiffened gait a result of osteoarthritis, but no treatment needed

Feb 17, 2023
A photo of President Joe Biden in the Oval Office with his dogs Champ and Major
Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Risk of Esophageal, Gastric Cancers

Cohort study provides "reassurance of the protective clinical benefits of weight loss surgery"

Jan 11, 2023
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Use of Acid-Suppressive Medications in Infants May Lead to Allergic Diseases

However, no meaningful associations were seen with prenatal exposure

Jan 10, 2023
A photo of a pregnant woman holding a glass of water and an antacid tablet.
Leapfrog Names Top Hospitals; Zantac-Cancer Lawsuits Tossed; Nurses Avert Strike

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by MedPage Today staff

Dec 07, 2022
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Entyvio for Kid IBD; Phase III Win in PFIC; Drug Flops for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

News and commentary from the world of gastroenterology and hepatology

Oct 27, 2022
Gastro Roundup over a computer rendering of an endoscope.
Long-Term Xeljanz for UC; AGA Drops Obesity Drug Guidelines; PPIs & Cystic Fibrosis?

News and commentary from the world of gastroenterology and hepatology

Oct 20, 2022
Gastro Roundup over a computer rendering of an endoscope.
Vonoprazan Just as Good or Better Than Lansoprazole for Erosive Esophagitis

Randomized trial shows noninferiority for healing and superiority for maintaining healing

Oct 12, 2022
A computer rendering of pills traveling down an inflamed esophagus.
POEM Trial Results Hold Firm for Long-Term Efficacy in Achalasia

Five-year data support peroral endoscopic myotomy, although reflux esophagitis still a problem

Oct 06, 2022
A photo of gastroenterologists performing peroral endoscopic myotomy.
Same-Day Discharge Program Shows Promise in Elective Benign Foregut Surgery

Patients who recovered at home had similar 7-day and 30-day postoperative outcomes

Sep 14, 2022
A photo of surgeons performing transoral incisionless fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair
Fecal Transplant in UC; Cancer Surveillance Lacking in Cirrhosis; Undiagnosed Celiac

News and commentary from the world of gastroenterology and hepatology

Jul 28, 2022
A computer rendering of an endoscope.
Gastric Bypass Edges Out Sleeve Gastrectomy for 10-Year Outcomes

Randomized trial compared the two popular bariatric surgeries

Jun 22, 2022
A computer rendering of a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
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