Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Gastrointestinal http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/gastrointestinal/condition-rss Gastrointestinal en-us Tue, 30 May 2017 12:38:48 UTC Tue, 30 May 2017 12:38:48 UTC CDC: Cryptosporidium Outbreaks Linked to Swimming Have Doubled http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/cdc-cryptosporidium-outbreaks-linked-to-swimming-have-doubled- Outbreaks of a parasitic infection linked to swimming pools and water playgrounds are increasingly being reported to CDC, with twice as many outbreaks in 2016 as in 2014. 2:54 PM, Mon May 22, 2017 What Were the Top Causes of Foodborne Illness in 2016? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/what-were-the-top-causes-of-foodborne-illness-in-2016- FoodNet, which collects data on 15% of the US population, reported 24,029 foodborne infections, 5,512 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths in 2016. 11:45 AM, Tue April 25, 2017 CDC, FDA Investigating After Dead Bat Found in Packaged Salad Product http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/cdc-fda-investigating-after-dead-bat-found-in-packaged-salad-product An investigation is ongoing after packaged salads purchased from a grocery store in Florida were found to contain a dead bat.&nbsp; 10:29 AM, Sun April 9, 2017 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Fatty Liver Disease? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/inflammatory-bowel-disease-linked-to-fatty-liver-disease Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at a higher risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a recently-published study concluded. 10:43 AM, Fri April 7, 2017 5 Food Safety Counseling Points http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/03/5-food-safety-counseling-points Pharmacists can play an important role in preventing foodborne illness. 1:41 AM, Wed March 29, 2017 Frozen, Freeze-dried Products for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation as Effective as Fresh? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/frozen-freezedried-products-for-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-fmt-as-effective-as-fresh- Frozen and fresh product fully restored the microbiota diversity among participants within 7 days after treatment. 3:56 PM, Tue March 14, 2017 Which Antibiotics Are Most Associated with Causing Clostridium difficile Diarrhea? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/sean-kane-pharmd/2017/03/which-antibiotics-are-most-associated-with-causing-clostridium-difficile-diarrhea All antibiotics are thought to increase the risk of Clostridium difficile diarrhea, but current evidence suggests that particular drug classes are much worse than others in increasing this risk 8:30 AM, Tue March 14, 2017 Gut Bacteria Commonly Found in Crohn's Disease Linked to Spondyloarthritis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/gut-bacteria-commonly-found-in-crohns-disease-linked-to-spondyloarthritis The researchers discovered that IgA-coated <em>E coli</em> were abundant in the fecal samples of patients with both Crohn&rsquo;s disease and spondyloarthritis. 4:18 PM, Thu February 16, 2017 4 Things You Should Know About Listeria http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/02/4-things-you-should-know-about-listeria Listeria (Listeriosis) is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. 10:51 PM, Sun February 12, 2017 The Changing Landscape of Beta Blockers in Cirrhosis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/alexander-kantorovich-pharmd-bcps/2017/02/the-changing-landscape-of-beta-blockers-in-cirrhosis The Changing Landscape of Beta Blockers in Cirrhosis 8:39 PM, Sun February 12, 2017 Vanco or Metronidazole for Severe C Difficile? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/vanco-or-metronidazole-for-severe-c-difficile A recently-published study in <em>JAMA</em> suggests that <em>Clostridium difficile </em>may be more effectively treated with vancomycin than its more commonly used counterpart metronidazole.&nbsp; 7:00 AM, Wed February 8, 2017 FDA Approves Oral Treatment for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/fda-approves-oral-treatment-for-chronic-idiopathic-constipation The FDA announced the approval of Trulance (plecanatide), Synergy&rsquo;s once-daily oral treatment for chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adult patients. 5:18 PM, Thu January 19, 2017 Omega-3 May Reduce Risk of Bowel Cancer Death http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/September2016/Omega-3-May-Reduce-Risk-of-Bowel-Cancer-Death Patients with a bowel cancer diagnosis who have a high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids may have better odds of surviving the disease. 4:40 AM, Tue September 20, 2016 Functional Dyspepsia Linked with Early-Life Stress http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/September2016/Functional-Dyspepsia-Linked-with-Early-Life-Stress Although a complete understanding of functional dyspepsia continues to elude health care professionals, the results of a recent study suggest that patients who experience traumatic events early in life may be more susceptible to the gastrointestinal condition. 4:40 AM, Tue September 20, 2016 All About IBS: An Increasingly Prevalent GI Disorder http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/brittany-myers-pharmd/2016/08/all-about-ibs-an-increasingly-prevalent-gi-disorder A few years ago, celiac disease was the popular gastrointestinal disorder. In the last year or so, though, irritable bowel syndrome has seemingly taken over. 11:33 PM, Thu August 25, 2016 Gastrointestinal Issues: The Follow-Up http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/August2016/Gastrointestinal-Issues-The-Follow-Up In your pharmacy practice, you are actively trying to perform more comprehensive medication reviews and stress to patients the value of services you offer. 8:24 AM, Mon August 22, 2016 Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation Critical After Gastric Bypass http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/vitamins-supplements/vitamin-and-mineral-supplementation-critical-after-gastric-bypass There are fewer micronutrient deficiencies among gastric bypass patients than previously indicated. 9:06 PM, Thu August 4, 2016 GERD: Its Burning Desire for Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/July2016/GERD-Its-Burning-Desire-for-Treatment In gastroesophageal reflux disease, the reflux of stomach contents results in disruptive symptoms or complications. 3:18 AM, Wed July 20, 2016 Gastrointestinal Issues http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2016/July2016/Gastrointestinal-Issues Gastrointestinal conditions are a major reason for health care use in the United States. 2:57 AM, Mon July 18, 2016 Advancements in Refractory Gastroparesis Treatment http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/sapna-shah-pharmd/2016/06/advancements-in-refractory-gastroparesis-treatment Gastroparesis is a rare gastrointestinal disorder that affects about 4% of the patient population. 10:28 PM, Wed June 29, 2016