Endoscopy is used to detect and treat a myriad of disorders throughout the body, from gastroesophageal reflux disease to colitis and colorectal cancer. Several types of endoscopes are used to detect these, including pediatric scopes and colonoscopes and bronchoscopes, as well as several others.
Gastroenterologist Discusses Pediatric IBS
At some point, virtually every child gets a stomachache. Fortunately, it’s usually short-lived and not cause for concern. But what happens when a child’s stomach troubles—including pain and constipation or diarrhea—don’t go away? ...More
Scientists Link Diet, Inflammation and Colon Cancer
A team of Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland (CHORI) researchers has found that a category of lipids known as sphingolipids may be an important link in the relationship between diet, inflammation and cancer. ...More
New Position Paper on Intestinal Failure-Associated Liver Disease
Children who require long-term parenteral nutrition are at risk of a potentially devastating complication called intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IAFLD). ...More
Researchers Grow Esophageal Tissue
In a first step toward future human therapies, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown that esophageal tissue can be grown in vivo from both human and mouse cells. ...More
Financial Burden Common for Colorectal Cancer Patients
Nearly two-thirds of patients treated for colorectal cancer reported some measure of financial burden due to their treatment, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. ...More
Do Doctors Underestimate Severity of IBD?
A recent web-based survey of 200 gastroenterologists found that most physicians underestimated the severity of moderate or severe inflammatory bowel disease, specifically Crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC), when using clinical indices to evaluate a ...More
Study Explores Way to Treat Endometrial, Colon Cancers
Scientists love acronyms. In the quest to solve cancer’s mysteries, they come in handy when describing tongue-twisting processes and pathways that somehow allow tumors to form and thrive. Two examples are ERK (extracellular-signal-related kinase) and JNK (c-June ...More
Supersensitive Device May Detect Cancers 'Extremely Early'
Extremely early detection of cancers and other diseases may be on the horizon with a supersensitive nanodevice being developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in collaboration with The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) in Greensboro, ...More
Gut Bacteria Are Protected by Host During Illness
To protect their gut microbes during illness, sick mice produce specialized sugars in the gut that feed their microbiota and maintain a healthy microbial balance. This protective mechanism also appears to help resist or tolerate additional harmful pathogens, and its ...More
FDA Approves Rectal Foam for Ulcerative Colitis
Salix Pharmaceuticals announced recently that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted final approval for UCERIS (budesonide) rectal foam. ...More