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Low preoperative prognostic nutritional index (PNI) has a significant impact on the completion of planned adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) following curative resection of stage II/III gastric cancer, a study has shown. Low PNI and incomplete AC confer an additive effect and lead to worse outcomes.
Stephen Padilla, 11 hours ago
Use of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) for ≥2 years is not associated with a higher risk of gastrointestinal cancers, while the association of PPI use of ≥10 years with cancer risk remains unclear, reveals a study.
Pearl Toh, Yesterday
Patients with any subtypes of polyps had a greater risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) than the general population in a largely screening-naive Swedish cohort, indicating that CRC risk is not limited to just those with advanced histology, reveals a large registry-based study.
Yesterday
Patients who have failed initial Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy are at heightened risk of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB), with the risk increasing progressively with longer time until retreatment, according to a recent study.
Audrey Abella, 29 Apr ck棋牌
A team of researchers has provided key information for gastroenterologists in managing patients with gastrointestinal (GI) conditions in view of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
28 Apr ck棋牌
Budesonide oral suspension appears to produce improvements in dysphagia, easing pain with swallowing, in patients with eosinophilic oesophagitis, according to a secondary analysis of a phase II trial.
27 Apr ck棋牌
Symptom severity is a predictor of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) during the progression of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and stressful life events facilitate such association, suggests a study.
Special Reports
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RB Health is committed to support healthcare quality improvement through CME activities that help physicians stay updated with the latest developments in medicine. At the RB symposium held in Kuala Lumpur, two distinguished speakers gave their insights into the management of acid reflux and sore throat – two of the most common reasons for patients to visit their doctors.
26 Nov 2019
At the recent Takeda Malaysia Vocinti® (vonoprazan) launch, held in conjunction with the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - GUT 2019 at Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, Professor Akihito spoke about vonoprazan’s merits as an alternative to conventional proton pump inhibitors.
Dr Raghav Sundar, 09 Sep 2019

Overall survival (OS) is currently the primary criteria in assessing the efficacy of a cancer treatment. Dr Raghav Sundar, a consultant medical oncologist at the National University Hospital, Singapore, details the crucial role played by tumour response in evaluating treatment efficacy, with a focus on the multiple kinase inhibitor lenvatinib in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).  

17 Jul 2019
All Helicobacters are urease-positive, able to convert aminoacids and urea into ammonia to neutralize stomach acid, andhighly mobile – characteristics that help them invade the mucosallayer to evade the body’s immune response. Helicobacter pylori(H. pylori) is linked to peptic ulcer disease, chronic gastritis,gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, andearly gastric cancer. The infection rate of H. pylori is over 80% indeveloping countries and 20–50% in industrialized nations, withover 4.4 billion people testing positive for the bacteria in 2015.1,2
19 Jun 2018
There is an increasing number of studies that shed light on the importance of our gut microbiota. Probiotics are live microorganisms that confer health benefits on the host when administered in adequate amounts. With new data emerging about their proposed benefits in maintaining intestinal health, probiotics continue to gain popularity amongst consumers.
Dr Joslyn Ngu, 04 Dec 2017

Advancements in genomics has paved the way for better classifications of colorectal cancers (CRC) and the use of precision therapy.

12 Jul 2017
DUKORAL – Inactivated Vibrio cholerae O1 serogroup & recombinant cholera toxin B subunit (WC/rCTB) vaccine (oral) – AJ Biologics
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Elvira Manzano, 04 Mar ck棋牌
Some patients with colitis are more likely than others to develop cuffitis after proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA), according to a retrospective study presented at the annual Crohn’s & Colitis Congress.
Stephen Padilla, 21 Feb ck棋牌
Treatment with ustekinumab has been shown to be effective for ulcerative colitis (UC) in a real-world setting, according to a recent study presented at the ck棋牌 Crohn’s and Colitis Congress (CCC ck棋牌).
Tristan Manalac, 21 Feb ck棋牌
E-cigarette use remains low among adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and among these users, conventional cigarette smoking still remains prevalent, according to a recent study presented at the Crohn’s and Colitis Congress (CCC) ck棋牌.
Stephen Padilla, 20 Feb ck棋牌
Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) among patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) could increase their risk of interval flare and is associated with nonremission status, according to a study presented at the ck棋牌 Crohn’s and Colitis Congress (CCC ck棋牌).
Tristan Manalac, 20 Feb ck棋牌
Patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) seem to die at a younger age than people without inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), while those with ulcerative colitis (UC) die later, according to a recent study presented at the Crohn’s and Colitis Congress (CCC) ck棋牌.
Jairia Dela Cruz, 20 Feb ck棋牌
Among patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), vedolizumab serum concentrations in the fifth week after treatment initiation appear to have been higher in those who do vs do not show response in the sixth week, according to interim data from ENTERPRET study presented at the ck棋牌 Crohn’s and Colitis Congress (CCC).
Jairia Dela Cruz, 19 Feb ck棋牌
A diet low in fat and high in fibre seems well tolerated in patients with ulcerative colitis, not contributing to increased inflammation while significantly increasing populations of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, according to a study presented at the ck棋牌 Crohn's & Colitis Congress.
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