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Increased Risk of Co-Existing Autoimmune Disease in Myasthenia Gravis Patients

Myasthenia gravis is a disorder than can be associated with abnormal function outside of skeletal muscle. Two studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) demonstrate that there is a significant proportion of myasthenia patients with arrhythmias and co-morbid inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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CHORI Scientists Identify Key Factor in the Relationship Between Diet, Inflammation and Cancer

A team of Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland (CHORI) researchers has found that a category of lipids known as sphingolipids may be an important link in the relationship between diet, inflammation and cancer. In a paper published online this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Dr. Julie Saba, MD, PhD and her team provide evidence that a sphingolipid metabolite called sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) found in both mammalian food products and generated by normal human cells can contribute to inflammation of the colon, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and inflammation-associated colon cancer, whereas soy and plant-type sphingolipids called sphingadienes may protect against these conditions.

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Hepatitis C Treatment Breakthroughs, Advances in Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for C. difficile, Drug-Induced Liver Injury Warnings among Featured Topics Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 79th Annual Meeting

Promising new research in the area of hepatitis C (HCV) therapy that suggests more patients, including those with cirrhosis, will be cured from this common cause of potentially fatal viral liver disease; as well as a number of abstracts that advance understanding of the safety and effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplantation for Clostridium difficile, are among the highlights of ACG 2014, which will be held this week in Philadelphia.

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Virtual Press Briefings Feature Renowned GI Experts’ Commentary, Real-Word Perspective on Key Science Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 79th Annual Meeting

In a series of virtual press briefings, renowned experts in the field of gastroenterology offer commentary and real word perspective on the key science presented this week at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia.

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ACG 2014 Virtual Press Briefing: Hepatitis C

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This year the College offers a series of pre-recorded virtual press briefings which feature the insights of leading gastroenterology experts on several key abstracts that will be unveiled at ACG 2014 in the areas related to hepatitis C

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ACG 2014 Virtual Press Briefing: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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This year the College offers a series of pre-recorded virtual press briefings which feature the insights of leading gastroenterology experts on several key abstracts that will be unveiled at ACG 2014 in the areas related to inflammatory bowel disease.

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ACG 2014 Virtual Press Briefing: Health “No Nos”

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This year the College offers a series of pre-recorded virtual press briefings which feature the insights of leading gastroenterology experts on several key abstracts that will be unveiled at ACG 2014 in the areas related to notable case reports related to protein shakes, chia seeds, and other supplementation where good health intentions go bad

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ACG 2014 Virtual Press Briefing: Drug Induced Liver Injury and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

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This year the College offers a series of pre-recorded virtual press briefings which feature the insights of leading gastroenterology experts on several key abstracts that will be unveiled at ACG 2014 in the areas related to drug induced liver injury.

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ACG 2014 Virtual Press Briefing: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and C. difficile

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This year the College offers a series of pre-recorded virtual press briefings which feature the insights of leading gastroenterology experts on several key abstracts that will be unveiled at ACG 2014 in the areas related to fecal microbiota transplantation and C. difficile.

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Males with IBS Report More Social Stress Than Females

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One of the few studies to examine gender differences among patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has found that males with the condition experience more interpersonal difficulties than do females with the condition.

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