IBD in Focus at UEG Week 2020 (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
In this installment of “Expert Picks,” Manasi Agrawal, MD, highlights four abstracts on inflammatory bowel disease from the 2020 virtual United European Gastroenterology Week.
Texted Reminders Flop for Reducing Colonoscopy No-Shows (MedPage Today)
Automated text message reminders and instructions did not improve outpatient colonoscopy attendance and bowel preparation adherence versus usual care, according to results from a pragmatic randomized trial.
Gastroparesis: Then, Now, and the Future (ACG)
Henry P. Parkman, MD, FACG highlighted treatment options for gastroparesis, the pros and cons of treatments proposed to treat patients with medically refractory gastroparesis, and upcoming treatments for gastroparesis.
Virtual Reality Treatment Shows Promise For IBD, Abdominal Pain (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Virtual reality aimed at easing stress may be an adjunctive therapy for children and adults with inflammatory bowel disease and other abdominal complaints, linked to significant reductions in pain and anxiety, researchers have found.
The Scope: The New York Times vs. Colonoscopy (Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News)
Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, the president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, discusses the January 11, 2021, article in the New York Times on the virtues of FIT testing.