Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Gastrointestinal http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/gastrointestinal/condition-rss Gastrointestinal en-us Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:23:31 UTC Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:23:31 UTC 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 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 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 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 Could an OTC Antacid Treat Tuberculosis? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/could-an-otc-antacid-treat-tuberculosis The OTC antacid lansoprazole (Prevacid) could actually be a good candidate for treating tuberculosis. 10:41 PM, Wed April 27, 2016 Could Cryotherapy Aid Acid Reflux Patients? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/could-cryotherapy-aid-acid-reflux-patients One of the more serious acid reflux complications is Barrett’s esophagus, which increases a patient’s odds of developing esophageal cancer. 11:30 PM, Wed April 13, 2016 Pharmacists Skilled at Reducing Inappropriate PPI Use http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/pharmacists-skilled-at-reducing-inappropriate-ppi-use Patients frequently overuse proton pump inhibitors for unapproved indications in place of more expensive and powerful agents. 11:00 PM, Sun March 27, 2016 How Does GERD Affect Levothyroxine Absorption? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/how-does-gerd-affect-levothyroxine-absorption Levothyroxine is the most-prescribed generic drug in the world. 9:14 PM, Mon March 21, 2016 Can Acid Reflux Patients Take PPIs and H2RAs Concomitantly? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/can-acid-reflux-patients-take-ppis-and-h2ras-concomitantly Historically, experts have expected histamine-2 receptor antagonists to inhibit proton pump inhibitor activation from a mechanistic perspective. 10:00 PM, Sun March 13, 2016 What Pharmacists Should Know About Postnasal Drip http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/cough-cold/what-pharmacists-should-know-about-postnasal-drip Nearly 40% of the total population will complain of chronic cough over the course of their lifetime. 7:00 AM, Mon March 7, 2016 4 GERD Myths Pharmacists Can Debunk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/4-gerd-myths-pharmacists-can-debunk Despite how common gastroesophageal reflux disease is among patients, there are a few unfounded beliefs surrounding its symptoms, severity, and treatment. 11:07 PM, Mon February 29, 2016 4 GERD Counseling Points for Pharmacists http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/4-gerd-counseling-points-for-pharmacists There are several lifestyle changes, OTC options, and prescription drug therapies that patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease can rely on to prevent acid reflux symptoms, and pharmacists are one of the best candidates to share this information. 9:00 PM, Sun February 14, 2016 Best Type of Exercise for Acid Reflux Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/best-type-of-exercise-for-acid-reflux-patients Patients with acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease may not know that exercise can aggravate their symptoms. 10:57 PM, Mon February 1, 2016 Melt-in-Your-Mouth PPI for GERD Approved http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/melt-in-your-mouth-ppi-for-gerd-approved The FDA today approved a new formulation of Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ dexlansoprazole. 2:38 AM, Thu January 28, 2016 8 Tips to Treat Acid Reflux and GERD http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/8-tips-to-treat-acid-reflux-and-gerd If patients come to the pharmacy with ailments like heartburn, stomach pain, and difficulty swallowing, they may have acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease. 10:42 PM, Tue January 26, 2016 Best Calcium Supplement for Proton Pump Inhibitor Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/devraj-kothari-pharmd-candidate-2016/2016/01/best-calcium-supplement-for-proton-pump-inhibitor-patients Because calcium citrate is not dependent on acid or pH for absorption, it may be the preferred calcium supplement for PPI users. 9:51 PM, Sun January 10, 2016