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Discover all the latest developments and discoveries about various digestive disorders and diseases including those associated with the liver, pancreas and bile ducts etc.
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 16, 2024  1 month ago
Medical News: In a monumental stride toward understanding the intricate dynamics of global health, researchers have unveiled a startling revelation: 1 in 12 individuals worldwide will grapple with gastrointestinal cancers during their lifetime, and a disconcerting 1 in 16 will succumb to these insidious diseases. This revelation, stemming from recent data compiled by the 2020 Global Cancer Observa...
Nikhil Prasad  Nov 07, 2023  4 months ago
COVID-19 News: The emergence of post-COVID-19 syndrome (PCS), characterized by a complex and multifactorial set of symptoms that persist after the acute phase of COVID-19 infection, has raised serious concerns within the global medical community. Among the myriad of symptoms associated with PCS, gastrointestinal (GI) issues, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), have been reported. IBS, a comm...
Thailand Medical News Team  Aug 06, 2023  7 months ago
COVID-19 News: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals around the world are facing an unexpected challenge - the emergence of long-term health issues in patients who have recovered from the virus.   While respiratory symptoms have been the primary focus of research, a Polish study sheds light on an alarming connection between SARS-CoV-2 infection and long-lasting ...
COVID-19 News - Fatal Gastrointestinal Disorders - SARS-CoV-2  Jun 14, 2023  8 months ago
COVID-19 News: In a startling discovery, Japanese researchers from Sapporo Medical University have uncovered a potentially fatal consequence of COVID-19 infections. While respiratory symptoms have been widely acknowledged as a primary manifestation of the disease, the team's findings indicate that severe gastrointestinal (GI) disorders can also arise, leading to dire consequences.   Pas...
COVID-19 News - Asymptomatic COVID-19 - Acute Liver Injury  Jun 06, 2023  9 months ago
A Startling Case Reveals the Hidden Dangers of Silent COVID-19 Infection   COVID-19 News: The COVID-19 pandemic has been an ongoing battle for over two years, and medical professionals continue to uncover new aspects of the virus and its effects on the human body.   In yet another shocking revelation, clinicians from New York have come forward with a groundbreaking case report, warning...
COVID-19 News - Gastrointestinal Lesions   Jun 03, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 News: In a study conducted by researchers from Chongqing Three Gorges University in China, it has been discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, not only invades the respiratory system but also wreaks havoc on the digestive system. The research has shed light on the various gastrointestinal diseases caused by the virus, including gastrointestinal inflamm...
Thailand Medical - Xanthine - Th17 - Gut Health  May 17, 2023  9 months ago
The vast universe of microbes residing within the human gut plays a pivotal role in health and disease. This intricate microbial community influences various physiological processes, including immune function. The exact mechanisms linking gut microbes to immune activation and subsequent disease onset, particularly inflammatory disorders like Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), are yet to be fully el...
Medical News - Microscopic Colitis  Apr 18, 2023  10 months ago
Medical News: An alarming and potentially life-altering bowel condition is on the rise, plaguing tens of thousands of unsuspecting adults in the UK. As the nation grapples with this medical crisis, experts are calling for urgent action, increased awareness, and funding for research to combat this debilitating disease.   Microscopic colitis, an inflammation of the large intestine, has expert...
COVID-19 News - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)   Apr 15, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: A groundbreaking meta-analysis by researchers from the University of Bologna-Italy has revealed that COVID-19 survivors are at a significantly higher risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) compared to those who have never contracted the virus. With over 647 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, the long-term consequences of the virus are becoming a mounting conce...
COVID-19 News - Celiac Disease  Apr 09, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 News: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left numerous people grappling with persistent post-COVID-19 symptoms, collectively known as long COVID.   Previous research and COVID-19 News coverages have shown that COVID-19 shares immunological traits with autoimmune diseases, including overactivity of certain immune cells. This has led to growing evidence linking COVID-19 with the devel...
AI In Medicine - Ulcerative Colitis Prognosis  Mar 30, 2023  11 months ago
AI In Medicine: In ulcerative colitis (UC), microscopic inflammation plays a crucial role in prognosis, but its evaluation is often complicated by significant interobserver variability. Hence a team of researchers explored using AI to solve this issue.   The research and development team led by scientists from the University of Birmingham-UK and University College Cork-Ireland objective was...
Gastroenterology News - Alpha-Gal Syndrome - Lone Star Tick  Mar 22, 2023  11 months ago
Gastroenterology News: Researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-USA, Mayo Clinic, Florida-USA and  University of Virginia, Charlottesville-USA are warning that more people are developing digestive issues due to a condition known as alpha-gal syndrome, a type of food allergy that is caused by the bite of the Lone Star Tick that is predominant in parts of the United States, ...
COVID-19 Research: Alterations In Gut Immunological Barrier  Mar 16, 2023  11 months ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by researchers from University of Patras-Greecee, University Hospital of Patras-Greece and “Agios Andreas” Patras State General Hospital-Greece has found that SARS-CoV-2 infections causes alterations in gut immunological barrier. Key features of intestinal immune barrier disruption during SARS-CoV-2 infection. SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with pro...
Eosinophilic Esophagitis - Milk  Mar 09, 2023  12 months ago
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic disease characterized by an overabundance of white blood cells called eosinophils in the esophagus. Allergic inflammation due to food drives the disease by damaging the esophagus and preventing it from working properly. For individuals with EoE, swallowing even small amounts of food can be a painful and stressful choking experience. About 160,000 people ...
Fibronostics  Feb 20, 2023  1 year ago
The technique for identifying and assessing NASH and fibrosis that has received the most widespread recognition to date is a liver biopsy. Unfortunately, it is an invasive technique, and it has poor uniformity, observer bias, and risk of complications. Therefore, recent research has concentrated on investigating non-invasive testing for fibrosis, NAFLD, and NASH for clinical applications.   R...
Source: COVID-19 News - Mesenteric Panniculitis And Acute Abdominal Pain  Oct 17, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Despite warnings that the newer Omicron variants and sub-lineages that have emerged and started circulating since weeks 18 to now are displaying more tropism towards the gastrointestinal tissues and causing a variety of gastrointestinal tissues, many scientists not in clinical practice or in the study of the pathogenesis of these new variants are expressing skepticisms.   Tha...
Source: Medical News - Long COVID-19 Research - IBS  Aug 20, 2022  2 years ago
Long COVID Research: Researchers Dr Walter Chan, MD, MPH, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge-USA and Dr Madhusudan Grover, MBBS, an associate professor of medicine and physiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota have in a new meta study found that COVID-19 infections can also cause disorders of gut-brain interaction, including post-infection or Post COVID irritable...
Source: Gastric Reflux - COVID-19  May 01, 2022  2 years ago
Gastric Reflux - COVID-19: In the last 18 months, physicians and also entities involved with gastric reflux education and care for patients in the UK and the United States have been struck by the number of patients that who describe the sudden onset of reflux type symptoms.   Besides the typical heartburn esophageal type symptoms, other more commonly symptoms reported included laryngo-phary...
SourceL COVID-19 Research - Peyer's Patches  Dec 22, 2021  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: A new study by researchers from King’s College London has revealed that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is causing severe gastrointestinal damage especially on the ileal Peyer’s Patches and is also causing dysbiosis, both of which can also lead to disease severity due to disruptions in immune function.   Peyer's patches are an important part of gut associated ly...
Source: Probiotics and COVID-19  Sep 09, 2021  2 years ago
Probiotics-COVID-19: A new study by Italian researchers from the University of Rome and the University of L’Aquila has found that oral bacteriotherapy involving probiotics comprising of lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria not only decreases the risk of respiratory failure in COVID-19 but it also decreases the risk of disease severity and also the need for hospitalization. Oral admin...
Source: IBD and COVID-19  Sep 07, 2021  2 years ago
IBD-COVID-19: A new study by researchers from Israel has found that patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) taking tumor necrosis factor (TNF) α inhibitors will experience decreased COVID-19 vaccine efficacy.   The study findings were published on a preprint server and are currently being peer reviewed.   It is already known that IBD patients treated with immunomodulatory d...
Source: COVID-19 And PPIs  Aug 16, 2021  3 years ago
A new study by American researchers from multi-institutions led by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and also involved University of Mississippi Medical Center, University of Louisville School of Dentistry University of Florida, Brigham and Women's Hospital-Boston, Boston Children's Hospital and University at Buffalo among many others, has found that users of PPIs or pro...
Source: Pterostilbene  Sep 24, 2020  3 years ago
Pterostilbene (PSB) a polyphenolic phytochemical that occurs in plants, particularly small berries and nuts has been identified by Japanese researchers from the Tokyo University of Science as a new therapeutic option for chronic inflammatory disorders. The study findings are published in the FASEB Journal: (Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) https://faseb.on...
Source: COVID-19 Gut  Sep 08, 2020  4 years ago
COVID-19-Gut: A new study by researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong has found that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus may continue to infect and replicate in the digestive tract after clearing in the airways. https://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/press_detail.php?id=3356   It was also observed that COVID-19 patients have active and prolonged gut viral infection, even in the absence of gastro...
Source: Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPIs  Sep 06, 2020  4 years ago
Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs which already have a bad reputation due to various numerous medical and health complications associated with it now has another new complication associated with its use ie risk of developing fatty liver disease   https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/ppis-or-acid-reflux-drugs-affects-cognitive-abilities-of-breast-cancer-survivors   https://www.thailandmed...
Source: COVID-19 And Fatty Liver Disease  Sep 04, 2020  4 years ago
COVID-19 And Fatty Liver Disease: Researchers from the University of Minnesota and John Hopkins School of Medicine in a new observational study reveal that individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis have increased odds of hospitalization due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19); conversely, metabolic surgery was found to be protective against the admission of inf...
Source: Oxytocin and Gastroenterology  Sep 01, 2020  4 years ago
Oxytocin which is also known as the love hormone, plays an important role in stress' disruption of digestion such as bloating, discomfort, nausea, and diarrhea according to a new study by researchers from Penn State University- College of Medicine that was sponsored by a grant from the U.S. National Institute of Health.   The study findings are published in The Journal of Physiology. ht...
Source: Fructose Sweeteners  Aug 25, 2020  4 years ago
Fructose Sweeteners: Contrary to previous fallacies, researchers from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine report that fructose adversely affects the liver only after it reaches the intestines, where the sugar disrupts the epithelial barrier protecting internal organs from bacterial toxins in the gut. The researchers say that developing treatments that prevent intestinal barri...
Source: Antibiotics and Microbiome  Jul 02, 2020  4 years ago
Antibiotics: Researchers from the University Of Melbourne and Baylor College of Medicine-Texas have found in a new study that antibiotic exposure during crucial developmental periods in early childhood alters digestive tract nerve function and bacterial colonies.   The research finds are published in the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. https://jour...
Source: Gut Microbiota  Jun 26, 2020  4 years ago
Gut Microbiota: According to research led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist, a common food additive called E171 which recently banned in France but allowed in the U.S. and many other countries, was found to significantly alter gut microbiota in mice, causing inflammation in the colon and changes in protein expression in the liver.   The study findings were published in...
Source: Gut Microbiome  Jun 11, 2020  4 years ago
Gut Microbiome: Medical researchers at Princeton University have developed a systematic approach for evaluating how the microbial community in the human intestines can chemically transform, or metabolize, oral medications in ways that impact their safety and efficacy.   The study is published in the journal: Cell. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867420305638...
Source: Gut Microbiome  Jun 10, 2020  4 years ago
Gut Microbiome: According to a new study by researchers from Augusta University-Georgia, females especially those with untreated hypertension would benefit by reducing salt intake to what is considered a healthier level as it will help maintain a healthy  gut microbiome and also normalize their  blood pressure.   The study was published in the AHA’s journal: Hypertension. ht...
Source: Probiotics  Jun 09, 2020  4 years ago
Probiotics: After a careful review and analysis of all available research publications and reports, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released new clinical guidelines that state for most digestive conditions there is not enough evidence to support the use of probiotics.   The AGA publication is the first clinical guideline to focus on probiotics across multiple GI disea...
Source: Gastroenterology News  May 05, 2020  4 years ago
Gastroenterology: Medical researchers have developed a new treatment protocol involving a three-drug combination of omeprazole, amoxicillin, and rifabutin in one capsule called RHB-105 that effectively eradicates Helicobacter pylori infection in adults. The novel formulation was found to still be effective and well-tolerated in an environment of clinically significant antibiotic resistance. &nbs...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 12, 2020  4 years ago
Each year globally, almost a million people are diagnosed with C. difficile infections and more than 140,000 die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was also observed that taking antibiotics increases a person's risk of infection.   Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI or C-diff), also known as Clostridium difficile infection...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 07, 2020  4 years ago
Research led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists reveal a natural compound found in many well-known and widely consumed vegetables can also be used to fight fatty liver disease. The new study demonstrates how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, can be controlled by indole, a natural compound found in gut bacteria and in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, kale, cauliflower a...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 28, 2020  4 years ago
For many years, a widespread, fast-growing algae plant called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii  the green, single-celled organism, which primarily grows in wet soil, has served as a model species for research topics spanning from algae-based biofuels to plant evolution. While other species of algae have been used as dietary nutraceuticals that provide beneficial oils, vitamins, proteins, c...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 11, 2019  4 years ago
Canadian researchers in a new study suggests that specialized immune cells that dampen inflammation and help repair the gut could be used as a potential therapy for children dealing with the painful symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A study by the BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia shows that a specific type of T cell, called a Tr1 cell, produces a che...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 09, 2019  4 years ago
Approximately 26 million people globally  have lifelong and incurable Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and 470,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. IBD patients suffer from pain, extreme discomfort, and many other symptoms caused by continuously relapsing and remitting inflammatory lesions in the layer of cells that lines the intestinal ...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Nov 30, 2019  4 years ago
Medical researchers from the University of Helsinki have developed a new diagnostic method for the rapid on-site measurement of antibodies from patient samples. They have applied this new method for the diagnostics of celiac disease, with promising results.   Point-of-care (POC) testing is a rapidly growing sector, bringing medical testing from central laboratories to where the patient is rec...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 24, 2019  4 years ago
A new study out of the University of Alberta suggests short-term increases in sugar consumption could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and have a significant impact on our health. The study published in Scientific Reports, mentioned that the researchers found that mice had an increased susceptibility to chemically induced colitis and more severe symptoms after only two days ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 22, 2019  4 years ago
A new treatment protocol for Celiac Disease was unveiled at the European Gastroenterology Week conference in Barcelona, Spain. The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine showcased results of a new phase 2 clinical trial using technology developed that show it is possible to induce immune tolerance to gluten in individuals with celiac disease. The findings may pave the way for tre...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 05, 2019  4 years ago
A lot of individuals often experience symptoms associated with abdominal bloating and although 30% of the time is just a minor occurrence that goes away but on the other hand it could also signal something more serious or an underlying medical condition. Abdominal  is a feeling of fullness and tightness in the abdomen (tummy). It is a common problem affecting 30-70% of individuals sometime or...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 27, 2019  4 years ago
Thailand Gastroenterology A large cohort study conducted jointly by medical researchers from Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in Korea and Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Maryland, USA have indicated that the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) contributes to increased risk of cholangitis.   Cholangitis is an inflammation of the bile duct system. The bile duct system ca...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 12, 2019  5 years ago
There is currently no cure for the more than 62 million people in the world  living with Crohn's disease (CD) and its symptoms, including abdominal pain, intestinal distress and severe weight-loss. CD is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which the body's own immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract, and treatment is focused on controlling the symptoms of the diseas...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 28, 2019  5 years ago
Researchers from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have discovered that the incidence of gastrointestinal bloating was higher in individuals that consumed diets high in salt. Based on analysis of data from the largest clinical trial called DASH-Sodium (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension-Sodium), the team from John Hopkins found that that high sodium intakes increased bloating ...