A study in the latest issue of the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics validates the Leuven Postprandial Distress Scale, a questionnaire for symptom assessment in the functional dyspepsia/postprandial distress syndrome.
Controlled dietary restriction with a prepackaged low-residue diet before colonoscopy offers better-quality bowel cleansing and allows the use of a smaller volume of purgatives, reports the most recent issue of the Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.
A study in November's issue of the European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology identified possible early predictors, of celiac disease, compared symptoms before and after screening, and evaluated the diagnostic efficacy of serologic screening for celiac disease.
Controlled attenuation parameter assessment with transient elastography may be useful for an early, noninvasive identification of hepatic steatosis, reports the latest issue of the European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
A review published in October's issue of Liver Transplantation suggests that liver transplantation is associated with an improvement in endocrine and sexual function in patients with chronic liver disease.