Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Gastrointestinal 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 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? 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 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? 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 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? 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? 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 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 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 The Changing Landscape of Beta Blockers in Cirrhosis 8:39 PM, Sun February 12, 2017 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 In gastroesophageal reflux disease, the reflux of stomach contents results in disruptive symptoms or complications. 3:18 AM, Wed July 20, 2016 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 Gastroparesis is a rare gastrointestinal disorder that affects about 4% of the patient population. 10:28 PM, Wed June 29, 2016