Gastrohepatic Disorders Resource Center

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Some Antacids Linked to Heart Attack

Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) increase the risk of an adult experiencing a heart attack by 16-21% compared to those who don't use commonly prescribed antacids, a large study has found.

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Viberzi, Xifaxan for IBS-D Now FDA-Approved

The FDA has approved Viberzi (eluxadoline; Actavis) and Xifaxan 550mg (rifaximin; Salix) for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults.

Oral C. difficile Reduces CDI Recurrence

A non-aggressive Clostridium difficile strain significantly reduced the risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) recurrence in a small study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Relaxation Response Improves IBS, IBD Symptoms

In the first study to assess the use of the relaxation response for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a nine-week training program including use of the relaxation response had a significant impact on the clinical symptoms of these disorders.

Diabetes Drug: First NASH Approved Treatment? ...

A medication indicated to treat type 2 diabetes could be a future therapeutic option for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) after a study met its primary endpoint of histological clearance of NASH, and a reduction in the progression of fibrosis.

Movantik for Opioid-Induced Constipation Launched

Movantik (naloxegol) is now available for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain.

Microbiome Changes Last After Fecal Transplant

A study in the journal Microbiome has found that changes to a patient's microbiome that are characterized as healthy after fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) may be sustained for up to 21 weeks post-transplant.

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